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Delco Tennis Olympian Heads to London Summer Games

Lisa Raymond, a new Delaware County resident, will head to the Olympics in the hopes of bringing home gold.

Delaware County's newest (and possibly only) tennis star has set her sights on Olympic gold as she heads to the 2012 London Summer Games.

Lisa Raymond, who recently purchased a home in Upper Providence Township, will compete in the doubles competition with her partner Liezel Huber, of Houston.

Raymond, who grew up in Wayne and attended Notre Dame Academy, has been playing tennis since she was 7 years old but has only been playing with Huber for a little more than a year, she said.

London will be Raymond's second Olympic experience as she and Martina Navratilova lost in the quarterfinals at the 2004 Athens Games.

Currently, Raymond and Huber are ranked No. 1 in the world, both as a team and individually, and the U.S. Tennis Team has a good shot at a medal, she says.

"It's very exciting," Raymond says, "I'm very much looking forward to it."

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