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Archived news - January, 2001.

Saturday, 27 January, 2001 - Australian Open
Jennifer Capriati defeated Top seed and World No.1, 6-4, 6-3 today in the Australian Open women's final. It was her first Grand Slam title and her first win in 6 official meetings with Martina Hingis. She said after a sensational 63 minutes victory: " Dreams do come true. You have to believe in yourself."

Friday, 26 January, 2001 - Dream Match 2001
Picture quoted from Tokai-tv.com The ticket information websites (PIA and Entertainment Plus) corrected again the list of participants for the Dream Match 2001. Miss Dokic seems to take part in the indoor exhibition matches, which will be held at the next week of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Japan.
Sponsor and Organiser
Tokai Television Broadcasting Co.,Ltd. and Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc.
Tokai Tennis Association and Kansai Tennis Association
Surface
Toray Spuckturf TS-5
Dates and Venue
5th February from 18:30 p.m. at the Nagoya Sports Complex Rainbow Hall in Nagoya
6th February from 18:30 p.m. at the Osaka-Jo Hall in Osaka
Draw - 2 singles matches shall be played both days to the best of 3 tie-break sets.
Amanda Coetzer vs. Jelena Dokic --- Chanda Rubin seems to be replaced.
Anna Kournikova vs. Ai Sugiyama

Thursday, 25 January, 2001 - Australian Open, Fed Cup
The Australian Open 2001 official website announced today that Corina Morariu and Ellis Ferreira advanced to the semi-finals of mixed doubles with a walkover.
The Herald Sun (news.com.au) reported today that Miss Dokic's injury had been examined on Tuesday night by WTA Tour physician Philippa Stewart. According to this article, her back injury was listed as " non-tennis related " and described as " sudden onset of back pain " in her injury report. John McCurdy of Octagon reportedly said today: " It's not a major injury or anything but enough to cause her enough concern to withdraw."
The Age reported today that Tennis Australia president Geoff Pollard seemed to fail to make any headway in changing Miss Dokic's determination. Tennis Australia spokeswoman Lysette Shaw reportedly confirmed that talks had been held last week, " but we're progressing with our plans based on the assumption that she's not going to play " against Austria in the 1st round of the Fed Cup. According to this article, she can not represent another country for 3 years from the end of the Sydney Olympics.
Jennifer Capriati reached her first Grand Slam final with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over defending champion Lindsay Davenport today. She will face world No.1 Martina Hingis, who defeated Serena Williams yesterday, 6-2, 2-6, 8-6 and Venus Williams today, 6-1, 6-1. The final match will be held on Saturday.

Wednesday, 24 January, 2001 - Australian Open
CBS SportsLine.com reported today that Miss Dokic had pulled out of today's mixed doubles match with a back injury. She reportedly suffered sudden back pain before playing the 3rd seeded pair of Corina Morariu and Ellis Ferreira in the quarter-finals with partner Nenad Zimonjic. According to WTA Tour officials, her injury will be evaluated at the NSW Institute of Sport in Sydney. The official site of Australian Open 2001 has not announced any information to this matter.

Tuesday, 23 January, 2001 - Australian Open
Miss Dokic and her partner Nenad Zimonjic advanced into the quarter-final round of mixed doubles today after they defeated Cara Black and Kevin Ullyett, 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (5). Tommorow, they will face the 3rd seeded pair of Corina Morariu (USA) and Ellis Ferreira (RSA) who defeated Virginia Ruano-Pascual (ESP) and Daniel Orsanic (ARG), 6-2, 6-1 in the 1st round and Lisa Raymond (USA) and Leander Paes (IND), 7-5, 7-6 (3) in the 2nd round. They will be the 5th match on Show Court 3.
Jennifer Capriati fought her way back from a set down to upset the 4th seed Monica Seles, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 in the singles today and set up a meeting with the 2nd seed Lindsay Davenport in the semi-finals.

Monday, 22 January, 2001 - Australian Open
Miss Dokic and her partner Nenad Zimonjic will play their 2nd round mixed doubles match tommorow afternoon. They will be the 3rd match on Show Court 1.

Sunday, 21 January, 2001 - Australian Open, Fed Cup
Miss Dokic and her Yugoslav partner Nenad Zimonjic progressed to the 2nd round of mixed doubles today when they upset the 5th seeded Argentine pair of Paola Suarez and Martin Garcia, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (10). Next, they will play Cara Black (ZIM) and Kevin Ullyett (RSA) who defeated Tina Krizan (SLO) and Lucas Arnold (ARG), 6-7 (6), 6-4, 7-6 (2) in the 1st round.
The World Group Draw for the 2001 Fed Cup was held at Melbourne Park today. The 2001 event will be played by 16 World Group Teams under a new format. The 1st round will be played by 8 nations on a home-and-away format over the weekend of 28-29 April. Australia will host Austria in the 1st round, and the winner will play a home tie against Switzerland in the 2nd round which will be held from 21 to 22 July before an 8-team round robin final in November. In other 1st round match-ups, Italy will host Croatia, Japan will host Argentina and the Slovak Republic will host Hungary.
Sportal.com.au reported today that Miss Dokic had a lengthy talk with Australia's Fed Cup captain Lesley Bowrey yesterday and indicated that she had not closed off the possibility of playing again for Australia.
According to The Age, Tennis Australia publicity manager Lysette Shaw said today that Tennis Australia president Geoff Pollard would persuade Miss Dokic within the next week to represent Australia in the next Fed Cup.

Saturday, 20 January, 2001 - Australian Open
Miss Dokic and her partner Jennifer Capriati lost their 2nd round doubles match today against Martina Hingis and Monica Seles in straight sets, 3-6, 3-6.
Miss Dokic will play her 1st round mixed doubles match tommorow with Nenad Zimonjic of Yugoslavia against the 5th seeded Argentine pair of Paola Suarez and Martin Garcia. They will be the 5th match on Show Court 3.

Friday, 19 January, 2001 - Australian Open
Miss Dokic and her partner Jennifer Capriati will play their 2nd round doubles match tommorow afternoon. They will be the 4th match at new Vodafone Arena Stadium.
Jennifer Capriati, seeded 12th in the singles, is through to the 4th round, defeating Henrieta Nagyova (SVK), 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the 1st round, Miriam Oremans (NED), 6-0, 6-2 in the 2nd round and Virginia Ruano-Pascual (ESP), 6-0, 6-2 in the 3rd round today.

Thursday, 18 January, 2001 - Australian Open
Miss Dokic and her partner Jennifer Capriati progressed to the 2nd round of women's doubles today when they defeated Yayuk Basuki and Caroline Vis, 6-2, 6-3. Next, they will meet unseeded tough pair of Martina Hingis (SUI) and Monica Seles (USA) who upset top seeded pair of Lisa Raymond (USA) and Rennae Stubbs (AUS), 7-6 (2), 6-3 in the 1st round today. Jennifer Capriati said: " Jelena's been my most consistent doubles partner since really playing doubles. I think we've done well together..." in today's post-match interview.

Wednesday, 17 January, 2001 - Australian Open
Miss Dokic and her partner Jennifer Capriati will play their 1st round doubles match tommorow on Show Court 1 after a men's singles match which stars 10:00 am.
Herald Sun (news.com.au) reported yesterday that Federal Sports Minister of Australia Jackie Kelly was investigating whether Miss Dokic had fulfilled her contractual obligations following a year-long $10,000 scholarship with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). According to this article, she had been required to represent Australia in Fed Cup or other international events for 2 years after the scholarship, and the period expired in the end of last year. The AIS Tennis program is designed to complement and support Tennis Australia's national junior development program and offers scholarships to Australian junior tennis players.

Tuesday, 16 January, 2001 - Australian Open
The official Site of Australian Open 2001 announced the mixed doubles draw. She will team up with Nenad Zimonjic of Yugoslavia again for a 1st round doubles match against the 5th seeded Argentine pair of Paola Suarez and Martin Garcia.

Monday, 15 January, 2001 - Australian Open
Miss Dokic played her opening round match as a Yugoslav player this evening at Rod Laver Arena Stadium, and lost to No.2 seed Lindsay Davenport in a full-sets, 6-4, 4-6,3-6.
-- Despite the mixed reception she had, I think she played very well under huge mental pressure against tough opponent ranked No.2 in the world.
The official Site of Australian Open 2001 announced the women's doubles draw. She will team up with Jennifer Capriati (USA) again for a 1st round doubles match against Yayuk Basuki (INA) and Caroline Vis (NED).

Sunday, 14 January, 2001 - Australian Open
The first Grand Slam tournament of the year will start tomorrow. Equal prizemoney will be the most prominent feature of Australian Open 2001. The men's and women's singles winners will each receive A$830,500.
According to the Australian Open 2001 official website, Miss Dokic will play her opening round match of singles at Rod Laver Arena tomorrow evening (7:00 pm) against defending champion Lindsay Davenport (USA) in the bottom quarter of the draw. The winner will face either qualifier Greta Arn (GER) or Jana Nejedly (CAN) in the 2nd round.
The women's doubles draw will be announced on 16th January, and the mixed doubles draw on 18th January. The mixed doubles competition will feature a best of 2 sets format for all matches excluding the final. Each match will consist of 2 sets and feature a tiebreak in the event of a 1-1 tie.
Photo quoted from Wimbledon 2000 website. Lindsay Davenport
Birth Date : 08 Jun. 1976
Current rank for singles : 2 (as of 15 Jan. 2001)
Turned Pro : 22 Feb. 1993
Head to Head :
- Jul. 2000 Wimbledon Championships (grass) : SF (L) 4-6, 2-6.
The official site of Australian Open 2001 announced today that Miss Dokic had officially requested her listing on the WTA Tour rankings, and subsequently the Australian Open 2001 draw, be updated with her country reading Yugoslavia. Tennis Australia President, Geoff Pollard reportedly said: " We've received this advice from the Sanex WTA Tour... We will accept this and amend the Australian Open 2001 Draw accordingly."
The Sunday Telegraph reported today that John McCurdy of Octagon said he had been unaware of her supposed intentions to formally switch to Yugoslavia. The WTA Tour official website no longer has listed Sydney as her residence in her bio information page. Belgrade, Yugoslavia and Tampa, Florida are nominated as her residences, but Belgrade is still listed as her birthplace by mistake.

Saturday, 13 January, 2001 - Australian Open
Sydney Morning Herald reported today that Miss Dokic would play in the Australian Open under the Yugoslav flag, not for Australia, and the Dokics would leave Australia immediately after the tournament to live in Florida. After she was drawn to play No.2 seed Lindsay Davenport in the 1st round, her father reportedly said: " I think the draw is fixed just for her. If it is not, the country should protect its own player."
However, the Australian Open official website listed today Miss Dokic as representing Australia in the order of play.

Friday, 12 January, 2001 - Australian Open
 Lindsay !!!

Thursday, 11 January, 2001 - Australian Open
The official Site of Australian Open 2001 announced the singles seedings today.
The singles draws will be announced tomorrow.
1. Martina Hingis (SUI)
2. Lindsay Davenport (USA)
3. Venus Williams (USA)
4. Monica Seles (USA)
5. Conchita Martinez (ESP)
6. Serena Williams (USA)
7. Mary Pierce (FRA)
8. Anna Kournikova (RUS)
9. Elena Dementieva (RUS)
10. Amanda Coetzer (RSA)
11. Chanda Rubin (USA)
12. Jennifer Capriati (USA)
13. Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)
14. Sandrine Testud (FRA)
15. Kim Clijsters (BEL)
16. Amy Frazier (USA)

Wednesday, 10 January, 2001 - Australian Open
The official Site of Australian Open 2001 announced today that Australia's Evie Dominikovic (124), Bryanne Stewart (169), Annabel Ellwood (210), Amanda Grahame (229), Christina Wheeler (251) and Melissa Dowse (397) had been awarded wildcards in the women's singles maindraw. Of course Miss Dokic has gotten direct entry into the main draw already with other compatriot Nicole Pratt (56), Rachel McQuillan (107) and Alicia Molik (116).

Tuesday, 09 January, 2001 - Australian Open, Fed Cup
Herald Sun (news.com.au) reported today that Miss Dokic was due to arrive in Melbourne today (to tune up for the Australian Open). Her manager, John McCurdy, reportedly said yesterday: " I'm confident she will be appearing in the Fed Cup again ....I don't see any reason why she won't be appearing."
In Melbourne, the Colonial Classic will be played this week at Kooyong by 8 men's players, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Marat Safin, Nicolas Kiefer, Nicolas Escude, Patrick Rafter and Juan Carlos Ferrero.

Sunday, 07 January, 2001 - Watson's Water Challenge, Australian Open
The ABC News Online reported yesterday's post-match interview with Miss Dokic: " That was the key to the match, whoever won that first set, it was going to be pretty tough to turn it around.... There are still some things to be worked on but I have gotten a few matches here which is great, some really tough ones and mentally and physically I feel really good out there."
The Apple Daily Online and The Sun Web have provided her articles and pics. : atnext-1, atnext-2, sunweb.
She will take a week off before competing in Australian Open, her first offical tournament of the year, which will be held from 15th to 28th January at the Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Saturday, 06 January, 2001 - Watson's Water Challenge, adidas International
Photo quoted from The Daily Tennis website. Congratulations!! Miss Dokic made a good start of this season, winning the titles of both singles and doubles today at the Watson's Water Challenge 2001 in Hong Kong.
The following are today's results...
  Jelena Dokic (AUS) def. Anna Kournikova #1 (RUS), 7-6 (3), 6-3.
  Olga Barabanschikova / Jelena Dokic def. Anna Kournikova / Lisa Raymond #1, 8-5.
The South China Morning Post reported yesterday's post-match interview with Miss Dokic: " I could have played better (against Dementieva). She played well at first, especially in the first set and she was hitting a lot of winners. I didn't really get into any rhythm, but it all started to happen later on. Winning tonight gives me the confidence tomorrow. It just feels really good to get the year off to a good start.... I played her (Kournikova) in Russia before and won in three sets. I don't really care about the fans' support for her.... I will have to block out that and not worry so much about that support and concentrate more on my tennis. My main focus is my game. I will rely on that."
The Apple Daily Online has provided a fan day's photo in Hong Kong. : Jelena(left) and Olya.
The adidas International official website announced the singles draw today. There is no name of her in the main draw.

Friday, 05 January, 2001 - Watson's Water Challenge
Miss Dokic was set to play doubles first and then singles this evening at the Watson's Water Challenge 2001.
  Anna Kournikova #1 (RUS) def. Jennifer Capriati #4 (USA), 3-6, 7-5, 6-0.
  Olga Barabanschikova / Jelena Dokic wo. Jennifer Capriati / Elena Dementieva #2 - due to Capriati's fatigue.
  Jelena Dokic (AUS) def. Elena Dementieva #2 (RUS), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
She progressed to the singles final, fighting back after losing the 1st set to upset Elena Dementieva, and also progressed to the doubles final with the 2nd seeded pair's withdrawal. Both singles and doubles final matches will be played tomorrow afternoon.
Photo quoted from CBS SportsLine website. Anna Kournikova
Birth Date : 07 Jun. 1981
Current rank for singles : 9 (as of 01 Jan. 2001)
Head to Head :
- Dec. 1998 BVV Open Tennis exhibition : PO (L) 4-6, 1-6.
- Apr. 2000 Fed Cup (Supreme) : 1R (W) 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-3.
The South China Morning Post reported yesterday's post-match interview with Miss Dokic: " It was unfortunate that we didn't finish it... Rubin was attacking all the time and I found it hard to get into any sort of rhythm at first. I haven't played in a couple of months. But towards the end of the first set and the beginning of the second, I got my rhythm going."

Thursday, 04 January, 2001 - Watson's Water Challenge, Saddlebrook
Miss Dokic won her 1st match of the year tonight with her opponent's withdrawal.
The following are today's results of the Watson's Water Challenge 2001...
  Elena Dementieva #2 (RUS) def. Lisa Raymond (USA), 6-2, 6-4.
  Anna Kournikova / Lisa Raymond #1 def. Chanda Rubin / Jing-Qian Yi, 8-6.
  Jelena Dokic (AUS) def. Chanda Rubin #3 (USA), 3-6, 4-1 ret. - due to a knee injury.
She will play the 2nd seed Elena Dementieva in the semifinals and also will play doubles match with partner Olga Barabanschikova against the 2nd seeded pair of Jennifer Capriati and Elena Dementieva tomorrow evening.
Photo quoted from WTA Tour website. Elena Dementieva
Birth Date : 15 Oct. 1981
Current rank for singles : 11 (as of 01 Jan. 2001)
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.
- Sep. 2000 Sydney Olympics (Hard) : SF (L) 6-2, 4-6, 4-6.
I received an e-mail today from a tennis fan who went to Florida at the end of last year.
" I was just at Saddlebrook resort in Florida and got to watch Martina Hingis, Jennifer Capriati, Monica Seles (1 day) and Jelena workout. I was most impressed with Jelena! She really moved her hitting partner around (a male player) .... I never saw her hit with any of the other pros. She was on the court next to Jennifer Capriati when I was playing behind her. I saw Monica, Hingis standing and watching her hit. She hits VERY hard! " ... Thank you very much !!


Wednesday, 03 January, 2001 - Watson's Water Challenge
The Watson's Water Challenge 2001, women's exhibition by 8 players, started this evening on the centre court of Victoria Park Tennis Stadium in Hong Kong.
  Anna Kournikova #1 (RUS) def. Olga Barabanschikova (BLR), 6-4, 6-1.
  Jennifer Capriati #4 (USA) def. Jing-Qian Yi (CHN) 6-1, 6-2.
Miss Dokic is scheduled for singles action tomorrow evening against the 3rd seed Chanda Rubin (USA). The winner will meet either Lisa Raymond (USA) or the 2nd seed Elena Dementieva (RUS) in the semifinals.
The Sun Web has provided Miss Dokic's articles and photos in Hong Kong. : Dec 31, Jan 01, Jan 02.
Photo quoted from Australian Open 2001 website. Chanda Rubin
Birth Date : 18 Feb. 1976
Plays : Right (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro : August, 1991
Current rank for singles : 13 (as of 01 Jan. 2001)
Head to Head : First meeting in singles

Tuesday, 02 January, 2001 - Watson's Water Challenge
The South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) reported today that Miss Dokic had already arrived in Hong Kong last Saturday with her mother and younger brother for competing in the Watson's Water Challenge which would start tomorrow. She reportedly said in the interview article: " My dad cannot join me here in Hong Kong but he will join me in Melbourne. No matter what he does, I will support him. I'm just trying to concentrate on my tennis this year."

Monday, 01 January, 2001 - New Year, New Century, New Millennium
A Happy New Year from Japan to Miss Dokic and all of her supporters !!




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