Serena and Venus Williams, Martina Navratilova, Jennifer Capriati and Andy Roddick head the U.S. Olympic tennis teams announced yesterday at Wimbledon.
Navratilova will be making her Olympic debut at 47, while Capriati will represent the United States in international team competition for the first time since a falling out with former Fed Cup captain Billie Jean King in April 2002.
The Williams sisters won the women's doubles at the 2000 Sydney Games, and Venus won the singles gold. They'll play singles and doubles at the Olympics. Capriati and Chanda Rubin will play singles; Navratilova and Lisa Raymond will be the other doubles team.
Roddick, the U.S. Open champion who's ranked No. 2, will be joined on the men's squad by No. 20 Mardy Fish, No. 30 Vince Spadea and No. 31 Taylor Dent in singles, plus the top-ranked doubles team of twins Bob and Mike Bryan.
Roddick and Fish will play doubles together.
Christine Arron of France won the 100 and 200 meters an international meet in Villeneuve D'ascq, France.
Arron, the European record holder at 100 meters, won in 11.18 seconds. Vida Anim of Ghana was second in 11.41, and Mileidis Lazo of Cuba was third in 11.64.
"There was a strong headwind, but I tried to run well," Arron said. "I also tried to improve my start."
Later, Arron beat countrywoman Muriel Hurtis in the 200 in 22.60 -- 0.27 second ahead of Hurtis. Kim Gevaert of Belgium was third in 23.04.
Yulia Pechonkina of Russia won the 400 hurdles in 53.9. The world record holder overtook Tatiana Tereschuk of Ukraine just before the wire. World champion Jana Pittman of Australia did not finish.
Olga Yegorova of Russia dominated the 1,500, winning in 4 minutes 2.93 seconds. Yegorova had tested positive for the banned drug EPO but was cleared to compete.
Torch in London
The Olympic torch traveled through rainy London yesterday, with Roger Bannister hoisting the flame at Wimbledon to mark the start of a relay that ended with a concert near Buckingham Palace.
British tennis stars Tim Henman and Virginia Wade were among those to participate in the eight-hour run past such landmarks as the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Globe theater and Piccadilly Circus.
Other torchbearers representing Britain were track and field Olympic champions Sebastian Coe and Jonathan Edwards and former boxing champion Frank Bruno.
Tens of thousands packed The Mall near Buckingham Palace at the finish. Five-time Olympic rowing gold medalist Steve Redgrave used the flame to light a ceremonial cauldron on a stage where James Brown, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne and other stars performed.
The Royal Air Force's Red Arrows squadron flew overhead, trailing plumes of red, white and blue smoke.
"As we pass the flame on towards Athens, let us wish them well for their games," said Princess Anne, president of the British Olympic Association.
The British Broadcasting Corp. estimated that about 80,000 people lined The Mall to watch Redgrave end the 30-mile relay.