Olympics

Tennis was an original Olympic sport, played from 1896 to 1924. After a six decade absence, it returned as an official Olympic sport in 1988.

Since 1988, seven Australian players have won Olympic medals. Doubles champions Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde have been the most successful, winning Australia’s only gold medal. They are also the only dual medal winners.

Alicia Molik, currently the Australian Fed Cup captain, is the only Australian to win an Olympic medal in singles competition.

Australia’s Olympic medal winners
Gold 1 Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde (men’s doubles 1996)
Silver 1 Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde (men’s doubles 2000)
Bronze 3 Elizabeth Smylie and Wendy Turnbull (women’s doubles 1988)
Nicole Bradtke and Rachel McQuillan (women’s doubles 1992)
Alicia Molik (women’s singles 2004)

Since 1988, an elite group of 37 players have represented Australia at the Olympic Games. Only three players have contested more than four Olympic Games – Rennae Stubbs with five, while Woodbridge and Stosur have each made four Olympic appearances.

Olympic appearances 
Women Men
5 Rennae Stubbs (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
4 Sam Stosur (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) Todd Woodbridge (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004)
3 Alicia Molik (2000, 2004, 2008) Mark Philippoussis (1996, 2000, 2004)
Lleyton Hewitt (2000, 2008, 2012)
2 Nicole Bradtke (1992, 1996)
Rachel McQuillan (1992, 1996)
Nicole Pratt (2000, 2004)
Casey Dellacqua (2008, 2012)
Anastasia Rodionova (2012, 2016)
John Fitzgerald (1988, 1992)
Wally Masur (1988, 1992)
Mark Woodforde (1996, 2000)
Chris Guccione (2008, 2016)
1 Anne Minter (1988)
Elizabeth Smylie (1988)
Wendy Turnbull (1988)
Jenny Byrne (1992)
Jelena Dokic (2000)
Jarmila Gajdosova (2012)
Daria Gavrilova (2016)
Arina Rodionova  (2016)
Darren Cahill (1988)
Richard Fromberg (1992)
Jason Stoltenberg (1996)
Andrew Ilie (2000)
Pat Rafter (2000)
Wayne Arthurs (2004)
Paul Hanley (2008)
Jordan Kerr (2008)
Bernard Tomic (2012)
Sam Groth (2016)
Thanasi Kokkinakis (2016)
John Millman (2016)
John Peers (2016)
Jordan Thompson (2016)

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