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Archived news - September, 2000.

Friday, 29 September, 2000 - Fed Cup, Yugoslav Citizenship
According to the Sydney Morning Herald reports, Miss Dokic is going to speak to Fed Cup captain Lesley Bowrey and tell her that she has been upset with continued media criticism of her father and no longer wants to play for Australia in the Fed Cup. Her father reportedly will visit the Yugoslavian Consulate to take Yugoslav citizenship again for his family and will make a decision (to leave Australia) while his wife and daughter go on tennis circuit for the next two months.

Thursday, 28 September, 2000 - Sydney Olympics
According to the ITF Olympic Tennis 2000 official website, Venus Williams won her first gold medal with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Elena Dementieva in the singles final yesterday.
Venus Williams won her second gold medal with her sister Serena by defeating Kristie Boogert and Miriam Oremans of the Netherlands, 6-1, 6-1 in the doubles final today. The Belgian pair of Dominique Van Roost and Els Callens won the bronze medal, defeating Natasha Zvereva and Olga Barabanschikova of Belarus, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 yesterday.

Tuesday, 26 September, 2000 - Sydney Olympics, Toyota Princess Cup
According to the ITF Olympic Tennis 2000 official website, Miss Dokic lost her bronze medal play-off in the singles against Monica Seles, 1-6, 4-6 after a few hours rain delay today.
Former world No.1 Monica Seles won her first Olympic medal.
Miss Dokic will come across the Equator to Japan to take part in the Toyota Princess Cup 2000 which will be held from 2nd to 8th October at the Ariake Tennis Forest Park, Tokyo.

Monday, 25 September, 2000 - Sydney Olympics
According to the ITF Olympic Tennis 2000 official website, Miss Dokic will face her idol Monica Seles in the bronze medal play-off on Centre Court tomorrow after losing to Elena Dementieva, 6-2, 4-6, 4-6 in the semi-finals of the singles today.
The final match for the gold medal will be played between Elena Dementieva and Venus Williams who defeated compatriot Monica Seles today, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.
Photo quoted from WTA Tour. Monica Seles
Birth Date : 02 Dec. 1973
Current rank for singles : 5 (as of 18 Sep. 2000)
Head to Head :
- Jan. 1999 Friendly Oz Charity Match : (L) 3-6.
- May. 2000 Italian Open (Clay) : QF (L) 1-6, 6-3, 3-6.
Miss Dokic and her partner Rennae Stubbs lost their rain-interrupted 2nd round match of the doubles in the end, 6-2, 6-7 (4), 4-6 against the Hollander pair of Kristie Boogert and Miriam Oremans.

Sunday, 24 September, 2000 - Sydney Olympics
According to the ITF Olympic Tennis 2000 official website, Miss Dokic has gained revenge for her 1st match loss in the Hopman Cup at the beginning of last year with upset over Amanda Coetzer today, 6-1, 1-6, 6-1 in the quarter-finals of the singles. Her next round opponent is Russian teenager Elena Dementieva. They will fight with a chance of a medal in the semi-finals of the singles on Centre Court tomorrow.
Miss Dokic and her partner Rennae Stubbs played a 2nd round match of the doubles today against the Hollander pair of Kristie Boogert and Miriam Oremans. This match was suspended due to rain and will be concluded tomorrow. The winner pair will play a quarter-finals match on Show Court No.1 tomorrow against the Thailander pair of Benjamas Sangaram and Tamarine Tanasugarn who ousted the 4th seeded Japanese pair of Nana Miyagi and Ai Sugiyama today, 2-6, 7-5, 6-2.
Photo quoted from WTA Tour website. Elena Dementieva
Current rank for singles : 17 (as of 18 Sep. 2000)
2000 U.S.Open Singles Semi-finalist.
Head to Head :
- Jun. 1998 French Open Junior (Clay) : SF (W) 6-1, 5-7, 6-3.
- Aug. 2000 Pilot Pen Tennis (Hard) : 1R (L) 4-6, 3-6.
Other results of the quarter-finals in the singles :
  Elena Dementieva (RUS) def. Barbara Schett (AUT), 2-6, 6-2, 6-1.
  Monica Seles (USA) def. Dominique Van Roost (BEL), 6-0, 6-2.
  Venus Williams (USA) def. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (ESP), 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.

Saturday, 23 September, 2000 - Sydney Olympics
Photo quoted from Sydney 2000 official website. According to the ITF Olympic Tennis 2000 official website, Miss Dokic struggled but defeated Rossana De Los Rios today, 7-6 (5), 7-5 to reach the quarter-finals of the singles.
-- Miss Dokic called for a trainer and it would seem that she was treated the thumb of her right foot in today's 3rd round match. I hope that it does not mean anything serious in her condition...
ITF Olympic Tennis 2000 official website reported that Miss Dokic rolled her ankle (not thumb) in the 2nd set, but there was no serious damage, and a precautionary check-up of her ankle is due this afternoon.
Her next round opponent is the 7th seed Amanda Coetzer (RSA) who defeated the 16th seed Sabine Appelmans (BEL), 6-3, 6-1 in the 1st night match on Centre Court today.
Miss Dokic is scheduled tomorrow to play a quarter-finals match in the singles on Centre Court and a 2nd round match in the doubles on Show Court No.1 with partner Rennae Stubbs.
-- Amanda Coetzer reached the final of the doubles with Miss Dokic at Toyota Princess Cup in September 1999.
Photo quoted from ITF Olympic Tennis 2000 website. Amanda Coetzer
Birth Date : 22 Oct. 1971
Current rank for singles : 12 (as of 18 Sep. 2000)
2000 German Open Singles Finalist.
Head to Head :
- Jan. 1999 Hyundai Hopman Cup (Hard) : (L) 1-6, 0-6.
Other players advancing into the quarter-finals are the 10th seed Elena Dementieva (RUS), the 12th seed Barbara Schett (AUT), the 8th seed Dominique Van Roost (BEL), the 3rd seed Monica Seles (USA), the 5th seed Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (ESP) and the 2nd seed Venus Williams (USA).

Friday, 22 September, 2000 - Sydney Olympics
According to the ITF Olympic Tennis 2000 official website, Miss Dokic and partner Rennae Stubbs easily defeated the Indian pair of Manisha Malhotra and Nirupama Vaidyanathan today in the 1st round of doubles. They will meet the Hollander pair of Kristie Boogert and Miriam Oremans in the next round.
Miss Dokic is scheduled to play a 3rd round match tomorrow on Centre Court against Rossana De Los Rios.

Thursday, 21 September, 2000 - Sydney Olympics
According to the ITF Olympic Tennis 2000 official website, Miss Dokic has progressed to the 3rd round of singles, fighting back after losing the 1st set to defeat Rita Grande in the 2nd round today. She won 5-7, 6-3, 6-3.
Miss Dokic will play against Paraguayan wildcard Rossana De Los Rios who defeated Kveta Hrdlickova (CZE), 6-3,6-0 in the 1st round and had a walkover against No.1 seed Lindsay Davenport (USA) in the 2nd round.
The winner will face either the 16th seed Sabine Appelmans (BEL) or the 7th seed Amanda Coetzer (RSA) in the quarter finals. Atlanta 1996 singles gold medallist Lindsay Davenport has been forced to withdraw from the Sydney 2000 because of left foot injury.
Photo quoted from Roland Garros 2000 website. Rossana De Los Rios
Birth Date : 16 Sep. 1975
Birth Place : Asuncion, Paraguay
Current rank for singles : 82 (as of 18 Sep. 2000)
She reached the 4th round of Roland Garros 2000 as a qualifier.
She left once the tour in 1994 to marry pro footballer Gustavo Neffa and became a mother in 1996.
Ausralian Olympic teammate Nicole Pratt was defeated by the 11th seed Nathalie Dechy today, 3-6, 1-6.

Wednesday, 20 September, 2000 - Sydney Olympics, Sao Paulo Event
According to the ITF Olympic Tennis 2000 official website, Miss Dokic ousted the 14th seed Ai Sugiyama today, 6-0, 7-6 (1), while Alicia Molik lost to the 12th seed Barbara Schett (AUT), 6-7 (7), 2-6 in the 1st round of singles. Miss Dokic is scheduled to play a 2nd round match tomorrow on Centre Court against Rita Grande (ITA) who defeated Sylvia Plischke (AUT), 6-2, 6-2 today.
Photo quoted from US Open 2000 website. Rita Grande
Birth Date : 23 Mar. 1975
Current rank for singles : 60 (as of 18 Sep. 2000)
Head to Head :
- Jun. 1999 DFS Classic (Grass) : 1R (L) 6-2, 3-6, 7-9.
- Apr. 2000 Bausch & Lomb Chmps. (Clay) : 2R (W) 6-2, 6-3.
In other 2nd round matches, Nicole Pratt will play the 11th seed Nathalie Dechy (FRA) tomorrow.
The Sanex WTA Tour has announced new tour event in Brazil on the 2001 calendar. This new Tier 2, US$625,000 event in Sao Paulo is scheduled for 10-16 September 2001.

Tuesday, 19 September, 2000 - Sydney Olympics
According to the ITF Olympic Tennis 2000 official website, Miss Dokic is scheduled to play her opening round match tomorrow on Centre Court. Alicia Molik, a part of the Australia's Olympic tennis team, will play the 1st night match on Centre Court tomorrow. Another compatriot Nicole Pratt has progressed to the 2nd round today, posting a straight sets win over Ruxandra Dragomir, 6-3, 6-3. (The Sydney Morning Herald reported the score as 6-3, 6-2)

Saturday, 16 September, 2000 (3) - Sydney Olympics
The Opening Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games was staged at the Olympic Stadium last night.
The ITF Olympic Tennis 2000 official website announced the draws yesterday. Miss Dokic will play her opening round match against the 14th seed Ai Sugiyama, Jananese No.1 player in the top half of the singles draw. The winner will face either Rita Grande (ITA) or Sylvia Plischke (AUT) in the 2nd round. She has been drawn to play No.1 seed Lindsay Davenport (USA) in the 3rd round.
-- Miss Dokic has lost a singles match against Ai Sugiyama, 4-6, 3-6 at the Hyundai Hopman Cup in January 2000.
Photo quoted from ITF Olympic Tennis 2000 website. Ai Sugiyama
Birth Date : 05 Jul. 1975
Birth Place : Tokyo, Japan
Plays : Right (two handed backhand)
Current rank for singles : 26 (as of 11 Sep. 2000)
2000 U.S. Open Women's Doubles Champion with Julie Halard Decugis
Miss Dokic and partner Rennae Stubbs have been seeded No.6 and drawn to play the Indian pair of Manisha Malhotra and Nirupama Vaidyanathan in the 1st round of doubles.
Their Olympic tennis teammate Nicole Pratt will meet Ruxandra Dragomir (ROM), while Alicia Molik (wildcard) will meet the 12th seed Barbara Schett (AUT) in the 1st round.
The Tennis Event will begin at the NSW Tennis Centre, Homebush Bay on 19th September.

Saturday, 16 September, 2000 (2) - WTA Tour Ban
WTA Tour officials announced their conclusion in a statement on 14 September. Miss Dokic's father was banned from all WTA Tour events from 2 October 2000 through 31 March 2001 for his inappropriate behavior at the WTA events and at Grand Slams. The suspension bans him from attending as a credentialed participant or as a spectator.
It will be honored by the ITF at the Australian Open 2001, but the statement did not specifically mention the Sydney Olympics, which also has been held under the ITF jurisdiction.
CBS SportsLine reported that he was given a chance to present his case but refused, and her management company Octagon said that he was likely to continue traveling with her to tour events and probably will not appeal the suspension.

Saturday, 16 September, 2000 (1) - JVC Ladies Open
According to the WTA Tour web board members Schetti and Tina, Miss Dokic had taken part in the JVC Ladies Open Vienna 2000 - an exhibition event by 10 players. This event was held at Rathausplatz, the square directly in front of the Vienna City Hall, Austria from 10th to 15th September 2000. She played 3 singles matches against Barbara Schett (AUT), Nadejda Petrova (RUS) and Patricia Wartusch (AUT). However, she had to leave there Wednesday to be back hometown Sydney for the Olympics. -- The information courtesy of my young friend Saya.

Wednesday, 13 September, 2000 - Sydney Olympics
CBS SportsLine reported today the Australian Olympic officials made clear in a news conference that they will not allow Miss Dokic' father to be a member of Australian tennis team as an accredited coach.

Tuesday, 05 September, 2000 - US Open, Sydney Olympics
According to the U.S. Open 2000 official website, Miss Dokic lost her 4th round match to Serena Williams at the Arthur Ashe stadium yesterday in straight sets, 6-7 (7), 0-6. In the quarter finals, Serena Williams will play to defend the singles title against the 2nd seed Lindsay Davenport who defeated Justine Henin yesterday, 6-0, 6-4.
-- The impressive score-line means that Miss Dokic played her best and has been defeated in the 72-minute match.
The ITF Olympic Tennis 2000 official website announced that the Draw Ceremony for the Olympic Tennis Event will be held at the Sydney Opera House on 15th September.

Sunday, 03 September, 2000 - US Open
According to the U.S. Open 2000 official website, Miss Dokic is drawn to play her 4th round match against the 5th seed Serena Williams who defeated Giulia Casoni (ITA), 6-4, 6-2 yesterday in the 3rd round of singles. The winner will meet either the 2nd seed Lindsay Davenport (USA) or unseeded teenager Justine Henin (BEL) who ousted the 12th seed Anna Kournikova (RUS), 6-4, 7-6 (5) yesterday.
Photo quoted from US Open 2000 website. Serena Williams
Birth Date : 26 Sep. 1981
Plays : Right (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro : 1995
Current rank for singles : 6 (as of 28 Aug. 2000)
Head to Head : First meeting in singles
-- According to the post-match interview yesterday, Miss Dokic said that she felt giddy in heat and humidity on the court, and was not anything serious in her condition.

Saturday, 02 September, 2000 - US Open
According to the U.S. Open 2000 official website, Miss Dokic and her partner Amanda Hopmans suffered a 1-6, 2-6 loss to the 6th seed French pair in the 2nd round of doubles yesterday.
Miss Dokic claimed a hard-fought, 7-6 (4), 7-5 victory over Francesca Schiavone in the 3rd round of singles today at the Louis Armstrong Stadium.
-- Miss Dokic called a trainer in the 2nd set. What may have happened to her right arm or shoulder ?
She is reportedly trying to change her serve motion. I hope that it does not mean she suffered injuries...


Friday, 01 September, 2000 - US Open
According to the U.S. Open 2000 official website, Miss Dokic defeated Miriam Oremans yesterday in a straight sets, 6-1, 6-4. She will meet Italian qualifier Francesca Schiavone in the 3rd round, before facing either defending champion Serena Williams (USA) or Giulia Casoni (ITA) in the 4th round of singles.
-- Miss Dokic has won a 3rd round match against Francesca Schiavone, 6-2, 6-4 in the singles of Australian Junior Open in June 1998.
Photo quoted from US Open website. Francesca Schiavone
Birth Date : 23 Jun. 1980
Birth Place : Milan, Italy
Plays : Right
Current rank for singles : 108 (as of 28 Aug. 2000)
2000 Tashkent Open Singles Finalist.
Miss Dokic and her partner Amanda Hopmans will play their 2nd round doubles match today against the 6th seed French pair of Alexandra Fusai and Nathalie Tauziat.
Her Olympic tennis teammate Alicia Molik lost to Justine Henin (BEL) in the 2nd round of singles yesterday, 2-6, 2-6.




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