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Archived news - September, 2001.

Sunday, 30 September, 2001 (2) - Kremlin Cup, Sparkassen Cup
The Kremlin Cup 2001 official website announced the singles main draw today. Miss Dokic was seeded 5th and will play her opening round match against Lina Krasnoroutskaya in the bottom half of the draw. She was also drawn to meet either Anna Kournikova or local wild card Galina Fokina in the 2nd round. She is in the same half of the draw as 2nd seed Amelie Mauresmo, 4th seed Nathalie Tauziat and 6th seed Silvia Farina Elia.
The official website also announced today the doubles main draw, in which her name was not included.
Photo quoted from JuniorTennis.com website. Lina Krasnoroutskaya (Russia)
Birth Date: 29 Apr. 1984
Birth Place: Obninsk, Russia
Turned Pro: 1999
Plays: Right (two handed backhand)
Singles Rank: 36 (as of 01 Oct. 2001)
2001 Roland Garros Singles Quarterfinalist.
Head to Head: 3-0
- Jun. 1998 French Open Junior (clay): 2R (W) 6-7(5) 6-3 6-2
- Oct. 2000 Toyota Princess Cup (hard): 2R (W) 6-4 7-6(1)
- Sep. 2001 Toyota Princess Cup (hard): 2R (W) 6-4 6-4
According to the Sparkassen Cup 2001 official website, Kim Clijsters won her 2nd title of the year with a 6-1 6-1 win over Magdalena Maleeva at the singles final today.

Sunday, 30 September, 2001 (1) - Sparkassen Cup, Kremlin Cup, Kiwi Open Shanghai
According to the Sparkassen Cup 2001 official website, Miss Dokic and partner Kim Clijsters suffered a setback in the doubles semi-finals when they lost a tough 3 set match against Kveta Hrdlickova and Barbara Rittner, 6-4, 5-7, 4-6 at the 3rd match on the Center Court yesterday.
In the singles competition, top seed Kim Clijsters booked her final berth earlier yesterday with a 6-1 3-6 6-1 win over 7th seed Elena Dementieva of Russia. She will play with a pain in her right arm to defend her title this afternoon against 6th seed Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria, who upset 2nd seed Nathalie Tauziat of France, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 at the 2nd semi-final match yesterday.
Miss Dokic is to participate this week in the Kremlin Cup 2001, Tier1 indoors supreme-court tournament, which will be held from 1st to 7th October at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia. The official website has announced that the draws will be held at the Sheraton Palace Hotel in Moscow today.
To our surprise, she seems to be going to participate next month in the Kiwi Open (Tier4) in Shanghai, instead of playing at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix (Tier2) in Filderstadt, after the Kremlin Cup in Moscow and before the Swisscom Challenge in Zurich. The Kiwi Open Shanghai 2001 official website has announced the committed players list in which her name has been listed as No.2 player. No.1 player is Monica Seles of the United States.

Friday, 28 September, 2001 - Sparkassen Cup
According to the Sparkassen Cup 2001 official website, Miss Dokic and partner Kim Clijsters cruised past wildcard pair of Martina Muller and Silvija Talaja today, 6-1, 6-2 to progress to the semi-finals in the doubles. They will next meet Kveta Hrdlickova (CZE) and Barbara Rittner (GER) tomorrow for a final place.

Thursday, 27 September, 2001 - Sparkassen Cup, Fed Cup 2001
According to the Sparkassen Cup 2001 official website, Miss Dokic and partner Kim Clijsters advanced to the quarter-finals of doubles by defeating Daja Bedanova and Andrea Glass, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 yesterday. They will next play wildcard pair of Martina Muller (GER) and Silvija Talaja (CRO) today at the 3rd match on the Court-1, which is due to start at 04:30 p.m. or later (local time).
In the singles 2nd round, Miss Dokic suffered a early exit, falling to qualifier Daniela Hantuchova, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 0-6 at today's 1st match on the Centre Court. Daniela Hantuchova will play tomorrow for a semi-final berth against 7th seeded Elena Dementieva, who rallied to beat fellow Russian Elena Likhovtseva, 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 at the evening session on the Centre Court yesterday. -- Special thanks to ILUVJELENA for the score report to the WTAworld.com.
Set  Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 TB  
1  Daniela Hantuchova (Q)     O O     O   O          
 Jelena Dokic (3) O O     O O   O   O        
2  Daniela Hantuchova (Q) O   O   O   O   O     O O  
 Jelena Dokic (3)   O   O   O   O   O O      
T/B  Daniela Hantuchova (Q) O O     O   O O   O     O O
 Jelena Dokic (3)     O O   O     O   O O    
3  Daniela Hantuchova (Q) O O O O O O                
 Jelena Dokic (3)                            
   "O" in red indicates a break game.
According to the Tennis Australia, Australia's team was drawn today in the same group with Belgium, Spain and Russia for the Fed Cup finals, which will be held from 7th to 11th November in Madrid, Spain. The defending champion United States, France, the Czech Republic and Argentina were drawn in the other 4-team group. Under the round-robin format, all teams face the other 3 group members in 2 singles matches and doubles. The top teams from each group play in the final on 11th November. The teams don't have to nominate their players until 2 weeks before play begins.

Wednesday, 26 September, 2001 - Sparkassen Cup
According to the Sparkassen Cup 2001 official website, Miss Dokic is scheduled to play her 1st round doubles match with partner Kim Clijsters at the 3rd match on the Centre Court today against Daja Bedanova and Andrea Glass. The 1st match on the Centre Court is due to start at 01:00 p.m. (local time). In the singles competition, Miss Dokic will play tomorrow against qualifier Daniela Hantuchova, who advanced to the 2nd round when Henrieta Nagyova retired due to a back strain at the 1st set of today's 2nd match on the Court-1.
Photo quoted from CBS.SportsLine website. Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia)
Birth Date: 23 Apr. 1983
Birth Place: Poprad, Slovakia
Turned Pro: May, 1999
Plays: Right (two handed backhand)
Singles Rank: 57 (as of 24 Sep. 2001)
2001 IGA US Indoors Singles Semifinalist.
2001 DFS Classic Singles Semifinalist.
2001 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Champion (w/Leos Friedl)
Head to Head: 1-0
- Oct. 1998 World Super Junior Chmps.(hard): F (W) 6-1 6-3

Monday, 24 September, 2001 - Sparkassen Cup
Miss Dokic left Tokyo for the European Indoor season. She will participate this week in the Sparkassen Cup 2001, Tier2 indoors tournament, which will be held from 24th to 30th September in Leipzig, Germany.
The main draws are now available. She has been seeded 3rd in the singles and will play in the 2nd round against either a qualifier or Henrieta Nagyova (SVK) after receiving a first-round bye. Top seeded player is Kim Clijsters (BEL) and 2nd seed is Nathalie Tauziat (FRA). In the doubles competition, Miss Dokic will pair up with Kim Clijsters, former partner in their junior days, for a 1st round match against Daja Bedanova (CZE) and Andrea Glass (GER).

Sunday, 23 September, 2001 - Toyota Princess Cup
Photo quoted from Excite Sports website. Congratulations!! Miss Dokic won her 2nd title of the season today at the Toyota Princess Cup 2001 in Tokyo without losing a set. She defeated 5th seed Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, 6-4, 6-2 in the singles final in one hour and 9 minutes.
Set  Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10    
1  Jelena Dokic (3)   O   O O O   O   O    
 Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (5) O   O       O   O      
2  Jelena Dokic (3) O O   O   O O O        
 Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (5)     O   O              
   "O" in red indicates a break game.
Miss Dokic said that she would participate next January in the Toray Pan Pacific Open 2002 when we met her on this afternoon at the official hotel, Le Meridien Grand Pacific Tokyo.

Saturday, 22 September, 2001 - Toyota Princess Cup
Miss Dokic reached the final of the singles at the Toyota Princess Cup 2001 today. She upset top seed Kim Clijsters, 7-5, 6-4 at the 1st semi-final match on the Centre Court in one hour and 10 minutes.
Set  Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1  Kim Clijsters (1)   O   O   O   O O      
 Jelena Dokic (3) O   O   O   O     O O O
2  Kim Clijsters (1)         O   O O O      
 Jelena Dokic (3) O O O O   O       O    
   "O" in red indicates a break game.
She will play for her 2nd senior tour title against 5th seed Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario tomorrow. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario ousted fellow Gala Leon Garcia, 6-3, 7-5 at today's 2nd match.
Photo quoted from WTA Tour official website. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (Spain)
Birth Date: 18 Dec. 1971
Birth Place: Barcelona, Spain
Turned Pro: Jun. 1985
Plays: Right (two-handed backhand)
Singles Rank: 19 (as of 17 Sep. 2001)
Head to Head: 3-3
- Jan. 1999 Hyundai Hopman Cup (hard) : S6 (W) 6-3 6-2
- Apr. 1999 Dream Land Egypt Classic (clay): QF (L) 3-6 1-6
- Aug. 1999 U.S. Open (hard): 1R (L) 5-7 1-6
- Jan. 2000 adidas International (hard): 2R (L) 4-6 1-6
- May, 2001 Betty Barclay Cup (clay): QF (W) 3-6 7-6(5) 6-2
- Aug, 2001 U.S. Open (hard): 3R (W) 6-4, 7-5

Friday, 21 September, 2001 - Toyota Princess Cup
According to the Toyota Princess Cup 2001 official website, Miss Dokic cruised through to the semi-finals after defeating Meilen Tu, 6-2, 6-2 today in the singles. -- Special thanks to Saya for the following score report.
Set  Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8        
1  Jelena Dokic (3) O O   O O O   O        
 Meilen Tu     O       O          
2  Jelena Dokic (3)   O   O O O O O        
 Meilen Tu O   O                  
   "O" in red indicates a break game.
She will play tomorrow for a final place against Top seed Kim Clijsters, who also defeated 7th seed Tamarine Tanasugarn today in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1.
Photo quoted from Medienpublikation.de website. Kim Clijsters (Belgium)
Birth Date: 08 Jun. 1983
Birth Place: Bilzen, Belgium
Turned Pro: 1999
Plays: Right (two-handed backhand)
Singles Rank: 5 (as of 17 Sep. 2001)
2001 Bank of the West Classic Champion
Head to Head: 3-3
- May. 1998 Astrid Bowl Junior (clay): F (W) 7-6 6-2
- Jul. 1998 Wimbledon Junior (grass): SF (L) 3-6 7-6(4) 4-6
- Sep. 1998 Canadian Junior (hard): QF (W) 7-6(2) 6-4
- Apr. 2000 Fed Cup in Moscow (supreme): (W) 7-6(4) 5-7 9-7
- Nov. 2000 Sparkassen Cup (supreme): QF (L) 6-4 2-6 6-7(4)
- Jun. 2001 Heineken Trophy (grass): SF (L) 4-6 2-6

Thursday, 20 September, 2001 - Toyota Princess Cup
According to the Toyota Princess Cup 2001 official website, Miss Dokic cruised past Lina Krasnoroutskaya, 6-4, 6-4 today to advance to the quarter-finals in the singles. -- Special thanks to Saya for the following score report.
Set  Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10    
1  Jelena Dokic (3) O O O   O O       O    
 Lina Krasnoroutskaya       O     O O O      
2  Jelena Dokic (3) O   O O   O   O   O    
 Lina Krasnoroutskaya   O     O   O   O      
   "O" in red indicates a break game.
She will next meet Meilen Tu at the 2nd match on the Centre Court tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. or later (local time). Top seed Kim Clijsters and 7th seed Tamarine Tanasugarn will play each other at the 3rd match on the same court.
Photo quoted from CBS.SportsLine website. Meilen Tu (USA)
Birth Date: 17 Jan. 1978
Birth Place: Tarzana, Cal. USA
Turned Pro: 31 Oct. 1994
Plays: Right (two handed backhand)
Singles Rank: 44 (as of 17 Sep. 2001)
2001 ASB Bank Classic Singles Champion.
1994 U.S. Open Junior Singles Champion.
Head to Head: 1-0
- Mar. 1999 Al Habtoor Challenge (hard): 1R (W) 6-1 4-6 6-4

Wednesday, 19 September, 2001 - Toyota Princess Cup
According to the Toyota Princess Cup 2001 official website, Miss Dokic is scheduled to play Lina Krasnoroutskaya at the 1st match on the Centre Court at the Ariake Colosseum tomorrow morning. This 2nd round match is due to start at 10:00 a.m. (local time). Meilen Tu of the United States and qualifier Liezel Horn-Huber from South Africa will play each other at the 1st match on the Show Court-2.
Saya, the webmaster of "C'mon! Jelena World" site, reported to us that she saw Miss Dokic practicing with Cara Black of Zimbabwe at the Ariake Tennis Forest Park today.

Tuesday, 18 September, 2001 - Toyota Princess Cup
According to the Toyota Princess Cup 2001 official website, Miss Dokic is to play her 1st match on Thursday against Lina Krasnoroutskaya, who defeated Mariana Diaz-Oliva today in a straight-sets, 6-4, 6-0. They will meet each other in the 2nd round of this tournament for 2nd year in a row.
Photo quoted from JuniorTennis.com website. Lina Krasnoroutskaya (Russia)
Birth Date: 29 Apr. 1984
Birth Place: Obninsk, Russia
Turned Pro: 1999
Plays: Right (two handed backhand)
Singles Rank: 35 (as of 17 Sep. 2001)
1999 ITF Junior World Champion.
2001 Roland Garros Singles Quarterfinalist.
Head to Head: 2-0
- Jun. 1998 French Open Junior (clay): 2R (W) 6-7(5) 6-3 6-2
- Oct. 2000 Toyota Princess Cup (hard): 2R (W) 6-4 7-6(1)
The official website announced today that 2nd seed Monica Seles withdrew because of last week's terrorist attacks in the United States. Qualifier Miho Saeki of Japan, who returned from an ankle injury layoff last November, took her place and was given a 1st round bye.
Miss Dokic has arrived in Tokyo after a long flight from Brazil, BBC Sport website reported, but I am not sure. The official hotel is Le Meridien Grand Pacific Tokyo.

Monday, 17 September, 2001 - Toyota Princess Cup
Photo quoted from Tennis-Net website. According to the Toyota Princess Cup 2001 official website, the 1st round match between Lina Krasnoroutskaya and Mariana Diaz-Oliva is scheduled to play at the 3rd match on the Center Court tomorrow. Miss Dokic will meet the winner in the 2nd round on Wednesday or Thursday. According to several WTA watchers in Tokyo, it seems that she has not yet appeared in the venue. Before the opening match in the main draw, a moment of silence was held at the Ariake Colosseum to mourn for victims of the terrorist attacks in the United States.
Miss Dokic has ranked up to No.11 in the singles today. This is her highest-ever ranking in the WTA Tour. She is still holding her 14th place in the doubles ranking.

Sunday, 16 September, 2001 - Brasil Open, Toyota Princess Cup
Photo quoted from TenisBrasil website. According to the Brazil Open 2001 official website, Miss Dokic lost to the top seeded Monica Seles, 3-6, 3-6 at the singles title match yesterday. Monica Seles won her 2nd title of the season as the 1st title since returning from foot injury. The following are quotations from yesterday's post-match interviews:
Jelena Dokic
"I am a bit disappointed by the way I played today, especially since I had only lost 10 games on my way to the final," "I did not play well and you have to be on your game against Monica," and "Monica served very well and I was unable to dictate the points since I was not serving well."
Monica Seles
"It was a very close match despite the scores. Jelena was playing aggressively and not missing many balls. She was going for the lines. I tried to raise the level of my game and to play better tennis."
The Kansai Tennis Association (Osaka, Japan) has announced that Monica Seles would participate in the Tennis Day's event in Osaka on 24th September, one day after the Toyota Princess Cup Final. This event will be held on 23rd and 24th September at the Utsubo Tennis Center.
The Toyota Princess Cup 2001 official website announced today the doubles main draw, in which Miss Dokic was not included. Martina Navratilova is scheduled to appear in the doubles with partner Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario.
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Saturday, 15 September, 2001 (2) - Toyota Princess Cup
Miss Dokic seems to participate next week in the Toyota Princess Cup 2001 on schedule. According to the official website, she has been seeded 3rd in the singles and will play in the 2nd round against either Lina Krasnoroutskaya (RUS) or Mariana Diaz-Oliva (ARG) after receiving a first-round bye. Top seeded player is Kim Clijsters (BEL) and 2nd seed is Monica Seles (USA).
This Tier2 hard-court tournament will be held from 17th to 23rd September at the Ariake Tennis Forest Park in Tokyo, Japan. The corrected entry list and singles main draw are now available on the official website. The official website also announced today: "Because of the terror attacks in the United States, American players Serena Williams, Jennifer Capriati and Amy Frazier do not participate in the tournament."

Saturday, 15 September, 2001 (1) - Brasil Open, ITF Annual Meeting
For her 2nd senior tour title, 2nd seeded Miss Dokic will face top seeded Monica Seles of the United States, who managed to oust 5th seed Henrieta Nagyova, 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 later yesterday. The final match is due to start at 1:30 p.m. (or later) at today's 2nd match on the Center Court following a man's semi-final match.
Photo quoted from WTA Tour official website. Monica Seles (USA)
Birth Date: 02 Dec. 1973
Birth Place: Novi Sad, Yugoslavia
Turned Pro: 13 Feb. 1989
Plays: Left (two-handed forehand & backhand)
Singles Rank: 9 (as of 10 Sep. 2001)
Head to Head: 0-4
- Jan. 1999 Friendly Oz Charity Match: (L) 3-6
- May. 2000 Italian Open (clay): QF (L) 1-6 6-3 3-6
- Sep. 2000 Sydney Olympics (hard): FR (L) 1-6 4-6
- Aug. 2001 Rogers AT&T Cup (hard): 3R (L) 3-6 6-7(3)
In the doubles competition, Amanda Coetzer and Lori McNeil won the 1st title of the Brazil Open by defeating 2nd seeded pair of Nicole Arendt and Patricia Tarabini, 6-7(8), 6-2, 6-4 at the final match yesterday.
The ITF made several rules changes at its annual general meeting in Cancun, Mexico on Friday. The meeting voted to allow 3 different types of tennis ball according to the pace of the surface - type 1 (fast speed), type 2 (medium speed) and type 3 (slow speed). The ITF also approved an experiment to use the "Super Tie Break" game until the end of next year to replace the deciding final set in a 3 or 5 set match, Reuters reported yesterday.
A letter from Sanex WTA Tour officers is available here.

Friday, 14 September, 2001 - Brasil Open
According to the Brazil Open 2001 official website, 2nd seeded Miss Dokic cruised past unseeded Rossana De Los Rios, 6-0, 6-2 at the 1st match on the Center Court today to reach the final of the new WTA Tour tournament without losing a set. The other semi-final match between top seed Monica Seles and 5th seed Henrieta Nagyova will be played at the 3rd match on the same court.
It seems that Miss Dokic participated in the Kids' Tennis Clinic on Wednesday along with Brazilian player Joana Cortez. Her photos and article are available on the official website.
The air traffics resumed across the U.S. yesterday, but services are too far from normal. No foreign airlines were allowed to land at the U.S. airports today.
The ATP official website has announced: "The (ATP) events will continue as planned. Any player at those events who for personal reasons seeks to withdraw to return home to be with friends or family is being permitted to do so. Any player who due to travel problems is delayed or unable to get to events next week will be given proper consideration." The WTA Tour official website has not yet announced anything about this matter.

Thursday, 13 September, 2001 - Brasil Open, Toyota Princess Cup
According to the Brazil Open 2001 official website, Miss Dokic booked her semi-final berth with a 6-3 6-2 win over qualifier Samantha Reeves at the 1st match on the Court-1 today. She will next play Rossana De Los Rios, who upset 4th seed Silvia Farina Elia at today's 1st match on the Court-2.
Photo quoted from Roland Garros 2000 website. Rossana De Los Rios (Paraguay)
Birth Date: 16 Sep. 1975
Birth Place: Asuncion, Paraguay
Turned Pro: 1993 (1988?)
Plays: Right
Singles Rank: 75 (as of 10 Sep. 2001)
2001 Madrid Open Singles Quarterfinalist
2001 Sanex Trophy Singles Quarterfinalist
Head to Head: 2-0
- Sep. 2000 Sydney Olympics (hard): 3R (W) 7-6(5) 7-5
- Jun. 2001 Wimbledon (grass): 1R (W) 7-5 6-1
Reuters reported yesterday that the Brasil Open and the Big Island Championships would continue this week despite the terrorists attacks in the United States on Tuesday. However, no decision seems to have yet been made on whether or not next week's tournaments - the Toyota Princess Cup in Japan and the Bell Challenge in Canada - will be held on schedule. The air traffic ban to and from North America will finish today. Many US airports had been closed since Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Toyota Princess Cup tournament organisers confirmed that the qualifying matches have been rescheduled for Sunday and Monday and the main draw would still begin on Monday, Reuters reported today.

Wednesday, 12 September, 2001 - Brasil Open, Big Island Championships
According to the Brazil Open 2001 official website, top seeded pair of Miss Dokic and Virginia Ruano-Pascual suffered a shock upset in the 1st round, falling to qualifiers pair of Anastasia Myskina and Tatiana Panova yesterday.
Meanwhile, in the singles, Miss Dokic moved into the quarter-finals today after defeating wild card Iva Majoli in a straight-sets, 6-1, 6-2 at the 1st match on the Center Court. She will next meet qualifier Samantha Reeves of the United States, who upset 6th seed Cristina Torrens Valero of Spain in the 2nd round today.
Photo quoted from Carolina Morning News website. Samantha Reeves (USA)
Birth Date: 17 Jan. 1979
Birth Place: Redwood City, Cal. USA
Residence: Monona, Wis. USA
Plays: Right (two-handed backhand)
Singles Rank: 193 (as of 10 Sep. 2001)
1999 Copa Colsanitas Doubles Champion (w/Bes)
High Rank for Singles: 100 (18 Jan. 1999)
Head to Head: First meeting in singles
According to the Total Eclipse Sports and ESPN.com website, Tuesday's matches at the Big Island Tennis Championships, Tier4 new event in Hawaii, have been postponed on Wednesday because of the terrorists attacks in New York and Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, 11 September, 2001 - Brasil Open
According to the Brazil Open 2001 official website, Miss Dokic and partner Virginia Ruano-Pascual are scheduled for 1st round doubles action today. They will play at the 3rd match on the Court-3 against qualifiers Anastasia Myskina and Tatiana Panova of Russia. The 1st match on the same court starts at 10:00 a.m. (local time).
In the singles competition, Miss Dokic will play her 1st match tomorrow against a wild card entrant Iva Majoli, who ousted Argentine qualifier Maria-Emilia Salerni, ITF junior world champion in singles and doubles, in a tight three-sets, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 at today's 1st match on the Center Court.
Photo quoted from WTA Tour official website. Iva Majoli (Croatia)
Birth Date: 12 Aug. 1977
Birth Place: Zagreb, Croatia
Turned Pro: Aug. 1991
Plays: Right (two-handed backhand)
Singles Rank: 41 (as of 10 Sep. 2001)
1997 Roland Garros Singles Champion
Head to Head: 1-2
- Aug. 1999 du Maurier Open (hard): 1R (W) 6-3 6-4
- Nov. 2000 Wismilak International (hard): 2R (L) 5-7 6-3 4-6
- Apr. 2001 Family Circle Cup (clay): 1R (L) 3-6 6-0 2-6

Monday, 10 September, 2001 - Brasil Open, U.S. Open
The Brazil Open 2001 official website announced the doubles main draw. Miss Dokic will team up with Virginia Ruano-Pascual of Spain, the Roland Garros 2001 "double-double" champion, for the first time. They have been seeded No.1 and drawn to play qualifiers in the opening round.
Miss Dokic has ranked up to No.12 in the singles today. This is her highest-ever ranking in the WTA Tour.
Sunday's results at the U.S. Open are as follows:
Women's Doubles - Final
Lisa Raymond / Rennae Stubbs (1) def. Kimberly Po-Messerli / Nathalie Tauziat (4), 6-2, 5-7, 7-5.
Girls' Singles - Final
Marion Bartoli (10) def. Svetlana Kuznetsova (9), 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Men's Singles - Final
Lleyton Hewitt (4) def. Pete Sampras (10), 7-6 (4), 6-1, 6-1.

Sunday, 09 September, 2001 - Brasil Open, U.S. Open
The Brazil Open 2001 official website announced the singles main draw. Miss Dokic was seeded 2nd and received a bye into the 2nd round. Her 2nd round opponent will be either a qualifier or Iva Majoli of Croatia. She is in the same half of the draw as 4th seed Silvia Farina-Elia, 6th seed Cristina Torrens Valero and 7th seed Patty Schnyder. Top seeded player is Monica Seles of USA.
In New York, defending champion Venus Williams won her 2nd U.S. Open title with defeating her sister Serena at the night session in the Arthur Ashe Stadium for prime time on Super Saturday. They made history as the first sisters to meet in a Grand Slam final since Maud Watson defeated her sister Lilian in the first Wimbledon women's final in 1884. The current results at the U.S. Open are as follows:
Women's Singles - Quarterfinals
Martina Hingis (1) def. Daja Bedanova, 6-2, 6-0.
Serena Williams (10) def. Lindsay Davenport (3), 6-3, 6-7 (7), 7-5.
Venus Williams (4) def. Kim Clijsters (5), 6-3, 6-1.
Jennifer Capriati (2) def. Amelie Mauresmo (8), 6-3, 6-4.
Women's Singles - Semifinals
Serena Williams (10) def. Martina Hingis (1), 6-3, 6-2.
Venus Williams (4) def. Jennifer Capriati (2), 6-4, 6-2.
Women's Singles - Final
Venus Williams (4) def. Serena Williams (10), 6-2, 6-4.
Women's Doubles - Semifinals
Lisa Raymond / Rennae Stubbs (1) def. Cara Black / Elena Likhovtseva (3), 6-3, 6-4.
Kimberly Po-Messerli / Nathalie Tauziat (4) def. Sandrine Testud / Roberta Vinci, 4-6, 7-5, 6-0.
Mixed Doubles - Final
Rennae Stubbs / Todd Woodbridge (1) def. Lisa Raymond / Leander Paes (2), 6-4, 5-7, 11-9.
Girls' Singles - Semifinals
Marion Bartoli (10) def. Ashley Harkleroad (7), 6-2, 6-3.
Svetlana Kuznetsova (9) def. Marie-Gaianeh Mikaelian (2), 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Girls' Doubles - Final
Galina Fokina / Svetlana Kuznetsova (8) def. Jelena Jankovic / Matea Mezak (3), 7-5, 6-3.

Wednesday, 05 September, 2001 - Brasil Open, U.S. Open, Kremlin Cup
Miss Dokic seems to participate next week in the Brazil Open 2001, however, the list of confirmed entrants is not available. "Brasil Open" is a new Tier2 hard-court tournament, which will be held from 10th September at "Costa do Sauipe" in the State of Bahia, Brazil. "Costa do Sauipe" resort is located 50 miles north from the city of Salvador. The official website has announced that the main draw would take place on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. (local time). Top 4 seeds will receive first-round byes as its a 28 field. Singles final will be played on 15th September.
The following are Tuesday's results of women's singles quarter-finals at the U.S. Open:
Martina Hingis (SUI)(1) def. Daja Bedanova (CZE), 6-2, 6-0.
Serena Williams (USA)(10) def. Lindsay Davenport (USA)(3), 6-3, 6-7 (7), 7-5.
The Russian Tennis Federation is considering leasing the right to host the Kremlin Cup tournament (Tier1) to China until 2008 in order to solve its financial problems in recent years, Reuters reported today.

Monday, 03 September, 2001 - U.S. Open
World No.1 knew how to control the game against her young opponent. Miss Dokic was defeated by Top seed Martina Hingis, 4-6, 0-6 in the 4th round Sunday night. Martina Hingis moved into the quarter-finals against unseeded Daja Bedanova, who upset 7th seed Monica Seles, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 a few hours earlier yesterday.
Picture captured from NetCam
Set  Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10    
1  Martina Hingis (1)       O O O O O   O    
 Jelena Dokic (14) O O O           O      
2  Martina Hingis (1) O O O O O O            
 Jelena Dokic (14)                        
   "O" in red indicates a break game.

Sunday, 02 September, 2001 - U.S. Open
Miss Dokic and partner Nadia Petrova made a shock 2nd round exit in the women's doubles competition yesterday, going down to 10th seeded pair of Tina Krizan and Katarina Srebotnik in a long three set battle, 3-6, 6-0, 6-7 (4).
Set  Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 TB
1  Krizan / Srebotnik O O O   O   O   O        
 Dokic / Petrova       O   O   O          
2  Krizan / Srebotnik                          
 Dokic / Petrova O O O O O O              
3  Krizan / Srebotnik O O     O     O   O   O O
 Dokic / Petrova     O O   O O   O   O    
T/B  Krizan / Srebotnik     O O O O O     O O    
 Dokic / Petrova O O           O O        
   "O" in red indicates a break game.
Miss Dokic is set to play against Top seed Martina Hingis for a quarter-final berth. They will play off in the 1st match of the evening session at the Arthur Ashe Stadium today. Play is due to begin at 7:00 p.m. (local time). In the day session, Daja Bedanova, the sole remaining unseeded player in the last 16, will face 7th seed Monica Seles in the 2nd match at the Louis Armstrong Stadium.
Junior Championships begins today. Girl's top seed is Kaia Kanepi from Spain. Local favorite Ashley Harkleroad is 7th seed, who was a wild card entrant in the women's main draw but has lost to fellow American Meilen Tu in the 1st round. Miss Dokic won the girl's singles title in 1998 by defeating top seed Katarina Srebotnik in the final.

Saturday, 01 September, 2001 - U.S. Open
Miss Dokic is through to the 4th round of the singles after defeating former champion and 20th seed Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario yesterday in a tight straight-sets, 6-4, 7-5.
Set  Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1  Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario       O O O   O        
 Jelena Dokic O O O       O   O O    
2  Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario   O   O   O O O        
 Jelena Dokic O   O   O       O O O O
   "O" in red indicates a break game.
Miss Dokic will next face Top seed Martina Hingis, who succeeded in struggling to defeat unseeded but 1997 Roland Garros champion Iva Majoli, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the 3rd round yesterday. Although she has not won a Grand Slam title since the 1999 Australian Open, yet Martina Hingis has been ranked No.1 in the world for 204 weeks.
Photo quoted from WTA Tour official website. Martina Hingis (Switzerland)
Birth Date: 30 Sep. 1980
Birth Place: Kosice, Slovakia
Turned Pro: 14 Oct. 1994
Plays: Right (two-handed backhand)
Singles Rank: 1 (as of 27 Aug. 2001)
1997 U.S. Open Singles Champion
Head to Head: 1-2
- Jan. 1999 Australian Open (hard): 3R (L) 1-6 2-6
- Jun. 1999 Wimbledon (grass): 1R (W) 6-2 6-0
- Oct. 2000 Swisscom Challenge (greenset): 2R (L) 3-6 2-6
Miss Dokic is scheduled for women's doubles action today. She will play with partner Nadia Petrova at the 1st match on the Court-7 against 10th seeded Slovenian pair of Tina Krizan and Katarina Srebotnik This 2nd round match is due to start at 11:00 a.m. (local time).




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