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Archived news - May, 2000.

Wednesday, 31 May, 2000 - French Open
According to Roland Garros 2000 official website, yesterday's all singles matches had been rescheduled for today because of steady rain. Miss Dokic will play tomorrow.
One of her doubles opponents in the 1st round, Lina Krasnoroutskaya has similar junior career to Miss Dokic's. Lina Krasnoroutskaya (16) is the youngest player in this tournament. She was born in April, 1984 at Moscow's suburbs, ranked world No.1 junior in ITF year-end girls ranking, and won the U.S. Open Girls Singles Championship in 1999.
Photo quoted from Juniortennis. com.
Lina Krasnoroutskaya

Tuesday, 30 May, 2000 - French Open
The women's doubles draw of Roland Garros 2000 is available.
Miss Dokic has teamed up with Jennifer Capriati (USA) in the women's doubles. They have played in the Australian Open 2000 and reached 3rd round.
They will meet teenager Lina Krasnoroutskaya (RUS) and veteran Larisa Neiland (LAT) in the 1st round.
Seeded 15th, Jennifer Capriati has lost her 1st round singles match to Fabiola Zuluaga (CRO), 3-6, 5-7 yesterday.
Mark Philippoussis ended Pete Sampras's dream of winning his first Roland Garros Title, defeating the 2nd seed in the 1st round of singles yesterday.

Monday, 29 May, 2000 - French Open
First round of Roland Garros 2000 has begun today.
According to Roland Garros 2000 official website, Miss Dokic won her opening match against Tina Pisnik (SLO) in a tough full-sets, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4. In the 2nd round, she will meet Kvetoslava Hrdlickova (CZE) who defeated Jing-Qian Yi (CHN), 6-3, 1-6, 8-6 today.
Photo quoted from CBS SportsLine. Kvetoslava Hrdlickova
Birth Date : 09 Jul. 1975
Birth Place : Bilovec, Czech Republic
Plays : Right (two-handed backhand)
Current rank for singles : 43 (as of 29 May, 2000)
1998 Makarska International Ladies Championships singles Champion.

Sunday, 28 May, 2000 - French Open
The doubles draws of Roland Garros 2000 are not available.
Saturday's results of the final tuneup clay-court events for Roland Garros :
Internationaux de Strasbourg (Tier3)
Silvia Talaja (CRO) won her 2nd WTA Tour title of the year, posting a 7-5 4-6 6-3 victory in the final against Rita Kuti Kis (HUN) who upset 2nd seed Jennifer Capriati (USA) in the 2nd round of this tournament.
Open de Espana Villa de Madrid (Tier3)
Gala Leon Garcia (ESP) won her 1st career WTA Tour title in 9 years as a pro, defeating Fabiola Zuluaga (COL), 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.

Saturday, 27 May, 2000 - French Open
Roland Garros 2000 official website notified the singles draws yesterday.
Miss Dokic will play her opening match against Tina Pisnik (SLO) before facing Jing-Qian Yi (CHN) or Kvetoslava Hrdlickova (CZE) in the 2nd round.
-- She received a wildcard and made a 1st round exit, losing to Emmanuelle Curutchet (FRA) in a full-sets at her senior Roland Garros debut last year.
Photo quoted from Yahoo! Clubs Tina Pisnik
2000 Croatian Bol Ladies Open Singles Champion.
Current rank for singles : 66 (as of 22 May, 2000)
Head to Head :
- Jun. 1998 French Open Junior : QF (W) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.
- Sep. 1998 U.S. Open Junior : SF (W) 6-3, 6-1.
She has been drawn to meet 13th seed Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) in the 3rd round and three-time Roland Garros champion Monica Seles (USA) in the 4th round provided that they avoid upsets. Other players in the same section of the draw are Silvia Talaja (CRO), Patty Schnyder (SUI) and Rita Kuti Kis (HUN).
The doubles draws will be available soon.

Wednesday, 24 May, 2000 - Tennis Australia
Tennis Australia announced that Miss Dokic's personal coach, Tony Roche will step down from the Davis Cup Coach alongside Captain John Newcombe at the end of 2000.

Monday, 22 May, 2000 - Strasbourg International
The draws of Internationaux de Strasbourg are available.
I am sorry that Miss Dokic is not there, though her name was on the commitments list. It seems that she has decided to withdraw from this tournament.
-- I hope that her absence does not mean she is suffering injuries.

Sunday, 21 May, 2000 - Italian Open, Strasbourg International
Monica Seles won her 3rd title of the season at the Foro Italico in Rome, defeating Corina Morariu, 6-3, 6-1 in the semi-finals yesterday and Amelie Mauresmo, 6-2, 7-6 (4) in the final today.
Miss Dokic will take part in Internationaux de Strasbourg, Tier3 clay court tournament at the Centre Sportif de Hautepierre Strasbourg, France from 22 to 27 May.

Saturday, 20 May, 2000 - Italian Open
According to the Masters Series of Rome official website, Miss Dokic lost the quarter-finals match to Monica Seles yesterday in a full-sets, 1-6, 6-3, 3-6.
-- Monica Seles described Miss Dokic as " I think she's all-around a good player, I really feel. I think mentally she's very strong. I think that's really her best side, me personally. And that she's a fighter and then she expects a lot of herself. I think that's a very good attribute. " in post-match interview.
Other results of the quarter-finals :
Corina Morariu (USA) def. Giulia Casoni (ITA) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) def. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (ESP) 6-1, 5-7, 6-4
Fabiola Zuluaga (COL) def. Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) 3-6, 6-0, 6-4

Friday, 19 May, 2000 - Italian Open
According to the Masters Series of Rome official website, Miss Dokic is through to the quarter-finals after posting a straight sets win over defending champion Venus Williams 6-1, 6-2 in the 3rd round of singles yesterday.
She will face 5th seed Monica Seles (USA) today. The winner will meet either Giulia Casoni (ITA) or Corina Morariu (USA) in the semifinals.
-- Venus Williams was ousted from her second tournament since returning to WTA Tour after 6 months away due to wrist injuries.
-- For Miss Dokic and her supporters, it is great victory over a top 10 player since Wimbledon Championships in June 1999 where she defeated Martina Hingis and Mary Pierce.
-- Miss Dokic has lost the charity match against Monica Seles, 3-6 at Melbourne in January 1999.

Photo quoted from WTA Tour. Monica Seles
Birth Date : 02 Dec. 1973
Birth Place : Novi Sad, Yugoslavia
Plays : Left (two-handed forehand and backhand)
Current rank for singles : 7 (as of 15 May, 2000)
1990 Italian Open singles Champion.
Other players advancing into the quarter-finals are 6th seed Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (ESP), 12th seed Amelie Mauresmo (FRA), Fabiola Zuluaga (COL) and 2nd seed Nathalie Tauziat (FRA).

Wednesday, 17 May, 2000 - Italian Open
According to the Masters Series of Rome official website, Miss Dokic and her partner Tina Pisnik suffered 1st round defeat in the doubles, losing to Alice Canepa and Giulia Casoni in straight sets, 4-6, 4-6 yesterday.
Miss Dokic will play tomorrow against 3rd seed Venus Williams who was given a bye to the 2nd round of singles and defeated Chanda Rubin in straight sets today.
Photo quoted from WTA Tour. Venus Williams
Birth Date : 17 Jun. 1980
Birth Place : Lynwood, CA. USA
Turned Pro : 31 Oct. 1994
Plays : Right (two-handed backhand)
Current rank for singles : 4 (as of 15 May, 2000)

Tuesday, 16 May, 2000 - Italian Open
According to the Masters Series of Rome official website, Miss Dokic advanced to the 3rd round in the singles, defeating Nathalie Dechy, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 in the 1st round yesterday and cruising to a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Tatiana Panova in the 2nd round today. Tatiana Panova defeated Alexandra Stevenson, 6-0, 6-2 in the 1st round yesterday.
Miss Dokic will face either 3rd seed Venus Williams (USA) or Chanda Rubin (USA) in the 3rd round.
Her doubles partner, Tina Pisnik lost her 1st round match to Kveta Hrdlickova in straight sets, 2-6, 2-6 yesterday.
Photo quoted from CBS SportsLine. Tatiana Panova
Birth Date : 13 Aug. 1976
Birth Place : Moscow, Russia
Turned Pro : Jan. 1994
Plays : Right (two-handed backhand)
Current rank for singles : 40 (as of 15 May, 2000)

Monday, 15 May, 2000 - Italian Open
The doubles draw of the Italian Open is available.
Miss Dokic has paired up with Tina Pisnik (SLO) in the doubles !!
They will play an Italian pair of Alice Canepa (#127) and Giulia Casoni (#116) in the 1st round tomorrow. The winner will face the 1st seeded pair of Lindsay Davenport (USA) and Corina Morariu (USA) who are given a bye to the 2nd round.
Tina Pisnik as a qualifier will meet Kveta Hrdlickova (CZE) in the 1st round of singles today.

Sunday, 14 May, 2000 - Italian Open
Masters Series of Rome official site notified the singles draw today.
Miss Dokic will play 14th seed Nathalie Dechy (FRA) in the 1st round of singles tomorrow.
The winner will meet either Tatiana Panova (RUS) or Alexandra Stevenson (USA) in the next round.
The doubles draw is not available.
Photo quoted from CBS SportsLine. Nathalie Dechy
Birth Date : 21 Feb. 1979
Birth Place : Abimes, Guadeloupe, France
Plays : Right (two-handed backhand)
Play Style : Baseline player
Current rank for singles : 21 (as of 08 May, 2000)

Monday, 08 May, 2000 - Croatian Bol Ladies Open
Miss Dokic's doubles partner at Wimbledon and US Open in 1999, Tina Pisnik (SLO) won her first WTA Tour title yesterday at the Croatian Bol Ladies Open (Tier3), by defeating Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) without losing a set, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2) in final.

Tuesday, 02 May, 2000 - Italian Open, French Open
Miss Dokic will take part in the Italian Open, Tier-1 clay court tournament at the Foro Italico in Rome, Italy from May 15. The event will be held as a part of the Tennis Masters Series.
Roland Garros 2000 official website notified that the draws will be available on 26th May.

Monday, 01 May, 2000 - Fed Cup
SportsToday reported that Australian Fed Cup team captain, Lesley Bowrey would call upon ITF to return to the traditional home-and-away format in Fed Cup competition because the new round-robin format was so hard on the players.
Australia will be relegated to the Asia / Oceania Qualifying Group 1 for 2001 after losing its each tie against Belgium, France and Russia in Moscow.
World Group-C Standings
Team BEL FRA RUS AUS Ties Matches Sets Games
BEL - 2-1 2-1 2-1 3-0 6-3 14-10 130-112
FRA 1-2 - 3-0 2-1 2-1 6-3 14-9 117-102
RUS 1-2 0-3 - 2-1 1-2 3-6 9-13 98-110
AUS 1-2 1-2 1-2 - 0-3 3-6 10-15 119-140





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