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Archived news - January, 2000.

Sunday, 30 January, 2000 - Steffi Graf World Tour
The ASB BANK Steffi Graf Tribute Schedule - as part of World Farewell Tour -- Auckland Tennis
01 Feb. 2000 - at the ASB BANK Tennis Centre (outdoor) in Auckland, New Zealand.
03 Feb. 2000 - at the WestpacTrust Centre (indoor) in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Tuesday, 25 January, 2000 - Steffi Graf World Tour
AAP (and Tennis Australia official website) reported that Miss Dokic and retired Miss Graf will play in an exhibition match (a best-of-three set singles match) in her world farewell tour in Christchurch, New Zealand on 3rd February.

Monday, 24 January, 2000 - Australian Open
Her first Grand Slam Tournament in 2000 is over, losing to the Belgian pair in straight sets.
-- Her tournament entry is limited by age eligibility rules. The WTA board will determine in March how often she will be allowed to play in the WTA tour events this year.

Sunday, 23 January, 2000 - Australian Open
Miss Dokic and her partner Jennifer Capriati advances to the 3rd round in the women's doubles of the Australian Open 2000. In the next round, they will face the Belgian pair of Els Callens and Dominique Van Roost, who defeated the French pair of Alexandra Fusai and Nathalie Tauziat (seeded 4th) in the 2nd round.
The opponent pair of 1st round in the mixed doubles has been replaced by another Australian pair of Catherine Barclay, a Sydneysider, and Peter Tramacchi. Miss Dokic and her partner Andrew Kratzmann lost the match in straight sets today.
-- Miss Dokic learned a lot of things on court and off court last week.

Thursday, 20 January, 2000 - Australian Open
Miss Dokic and her partner Jennifer Capriati (USA) advances to the 2nd round in the women's doubles of the Australian Open 2000. They will face Karina Habsudova (SVK) and Anne-Gaelle Sidot (FRA), seeded 15th, in the next round. -- Karina Habsudova is a veteran player, and Anne-Gaelle Sidot is cute.

Tuesday, 18 January, 2000 - Australian Open
Australian Open 2000 official website notified the doubles draws today.
Miss Dokic has paired up with Jennifer Capriati (USA) in the women's doubles.
They will face Rosa M. Andres (ESP) and Conchita Martinez Granados (ESP) in the 1st round.
She has paired up with Andrew Kratzmann (AUS) in the mixed doubles.
They will face Rachel McQuillan (AUS) and Andrew Florent (AUS) in the 1st round.

Monday, 17 January, 2000 - Australian Open
Miss Dokic lost her 1st round match in 3 sets to Rita Kuti Kis on the opening day of the Australian Open 2000.

Friday, 14 January, 2000 - Australian Open
Australian Open 2000 official website notified the singles draws today.
Miss Dokic will play Hungarian Rita Kuti Kis in the 1st round before facing Virginia Ruano-Pascual (ESP) or Kveta Hrdlickova (CZE) in the 2nd round.
She has met Rita Kuti Kis in the doubles match of Estoril Open in April 1999.
Picture quoted from The Age.com.au website Rita Kuti Kis
Birth Date : 13 Feb. 1978
Plays : Left (two-handed backhand)
Current rank for singles : 88 (as of 10 Jan. 2000)
Turned Pro : 1991
She has been drawn to meet Lindsay Davenport (USA), Anna Kournikova (RUS), Natasha Zvereva (BLR), Corina Morariu (USA) and Tina Pisnik (SLO) in the same section of the draw.
The doubles draws will be available next week.

Thursday, 13 January, 2000 - adidas International
Her adidas International is over.

Wednesday, 12 January, 2000 - adidas International
Good news : Miss Dokic won in the doubles match with her partner, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario.
-Bad news : Miss Dokic was defeated in the singles match by Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario.

Monday, 10 January, 2000 - adidas International
Miss Dokic will face her doubles partner, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in the 2nd round in the adidas International. -- Their head to head results on hard court : 1 to 1

Sunday, 09 January, 2000 - adidas International
Miss Dokic advances to the 2nd round in her first WTA match - the adidas International - in 2000 at the new Olympic venue. She will face either Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario or Julie Halard-Decugis in the 2nd round.
AAP and SMH reported that she has been troubled by a lower back injury, and she recently changed her serve motion.

Friday, 07 January, 2000 - Hopman Cup
She lost today's match, and Australia was unable to reach the final in the Hopman Cup.
-- She needs a full-time coach who can be with her to support.

Wednesday, 05 January, 2000 - Hopman Cup
She won !!

Tuesday, 04 January, 2000 - Hopman Cup
Miss Dokic lost her first match in 2000. -- Don't worry !

Saturday, 01 January, 2000 - Hopman Cup
AAP (and Hyundai Hopman Cup 2000 website) reported that the 12th Hopman Cup began at Perth's Burswood Dome with the only qualifying match between Japan and Thailand.
T.Tanasugarn (THA) def. A.Sugiyama (JPN) : 6-1, 6-3
P.Srichphan (THA) def. T.Suzuki (JPN) : 6-3 7-6(7-2)
Sugiyama/Suzuki (JPN) def. Tanasugarn/Srichaphan (THA) : 6-3, 6-4
Miss Dokic will face Tamarine Tanasugarn, ranked 71 in the world, on 4th January.


Archived news - December, 1999.

Wednesday, 29 December, 1999 - Hopman Cup
The Age (Australia) reported that Monica Seles has withdrawn from the Hopman Cup because of a foot injury and has been replaced by Alexandra Stevenson who defeated Miss Dokic in 1999 Wimbledon. Miss Dokic will play to defend the title with partner Mark Philippoussis in the first week of January in Perth.

Friday, 24 December, 1999 - Steffi Graf World Tour
The SportsToday (Sydney) reported that Miss Dokic will play an exhibition match against retired Miss Graf in her world farewell tour in Auckland, New Zealand on 1st February.

Monday, 20 December, 1999 - adidas International
WTA Tour notified that Miss Dokic is seeded No.9 among qualifying 32 players to participate in the Sydney International at the NSW Tennis Centre at Homebush Bay, from 9th January.

Saturday, 18 December, 1999 - Australian Open
Australian Open 2000 official website notified that ladies singles draws will be available after the official draw ceremony on 14th January. -- Miss Dokic is a direct entry for singles main draw.

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