Monday, 30 September, 2002 - Kremlin Cup, WTA Rankings|
Miss Dokic and partner Nadia Petrova are scheduled to play Anastassia Rodionova and Patricia Wartusch at the 3rd match on Court-2 Tuesday afternoon in the doubles 1st round of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. In the opening day's play, Nadia Petrova upset former world No.1 Martina Hingis, 6-2, 6-2 in the singles 1st round on her opponent's 22nd birthday. World No.3 Jennifer Capriati, seeded 2nd, withdrew from the Kremlin Cup on Sunday because of a fever and sore throat.
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables today. Miss Dokic remains at No.5 in the singles but she moved down to No.20 in the doubles ranking.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 30 September 2002:
Sunday, 29 September, 2002 - Kremlin Cup, Sparkassen Cup, Wismilak International
The 2002 Kremlin Cup official website announced the main draws today. The defending champion Miss Dokic was seeded 4th in the 3rd quarter of the singles draw. Top 4 seeds in the 28-player field will receive byes into the 2nd round. She was drawn to play her 2nd round match against either a qualifier or Amanda Coetzer of South Africa. The quarter-final opponent probably will be 6th seeded former world No.1 Martina Hingis. Top seed is world No.2 Venus Williams and 2nd seed is Jennifer Capriati. Lindsay Davenport was seeded 3rd with a protected ranking. Three Russians - Anna Kournikova, Bell Challenge champion Elena Bovina and 16-year-old Dinara Safina - got the wild cards. In the doubles competition, Miss Dokic will team up with Nadia Petrova for the first time since October 2001, when they won the doubles title at the Generali Ladies Linz. They will meet Anastassia Rodionova and Patricia Wartusch in the 1st round. Main draws will start on Monday morning.
Top seed Serena Williams overpowered 6th seeded Anastasia Myskina, 6-3, 6-2 to capture her 8th title of the season in the final of the 2002 Sparkassen Cup in Leipzig Sunday afternoon. She also won the doubles title with partner Alexandra Stevenson by defeating top seeded pair of Janette Husarova and Paola Suarez, 6-3, 7-5.
17-year-old Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia won her 2nd WTA title on Sunday with a 3-6 7-6(4) 7-5 victory over Conchita Martinez in the final of the 2002 Wismilak International in Bali. She also upset her Spanish doubles partner Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, 7-5, 6-4 in Saturday's semi-finals. She reportedly said yesterday "It was the toughest match of my life... I can't explain the feeling I had today. I was not happy at all to play against her. I couldn't concentrate in the match because I've never met such a good person in my life." She has been training at Emilio Sanchez-Vicario's academy for 3 years and has jumped up to 59 from 259 in the rankings this season.
Thursday, 26 September, 2002 - Sparkassen Cup, Kremlin Cup
Her Sparkassen Cup 2002 was over in one day. The 2nd seeded pair of Miss Dokic and partner Kim Clijsters lost to Andrea Glass and Kveta Hrdlickova, 3-6, 4-6 in the 1st round of doubles in Leipzig on Wednesday night.
She will take part in the 2002 Kremlin Cup next week to defend her last year's title. The tier1 supreme-court tournament will be held from 30th September to 6th October at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia.
Wednesday, 25 September, 2002 - Sparkassen Cup
Miss Dokic started her European indoor-court season today with a bitter taste. She was upset by Meghann Shaughnessy, 2-6, 4-6 in the 2nd round of the 2002 Sparkassen Cup in Leipzig on Wednesday evening.
Tuesday, 24 September, 2002 - Sparkassen Cup
Miss Dokic will play her 1st match in Leipzig on Wednesday evening. Her 2nd round opponent is Meghann Shaughnessy, who defeated Elena Likhovtseva (RUS), 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 in the 1st round on Tuesday. They are scheduled to meet at the 2nd match on Centre Court (not before 17:30 local time).
* Main Draw Photos at the 2002 Toyota Princess Cup are available here.
Monday, 23 September, 2002 - WTA Rankings
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables today. Miss Dokic moved down to No.5 in the singles, switching places with Monica Seles, but she remains at No.18 in the doubles ranking.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 23 September 2002:
Sunday, 22 September, 2002 - Toyota Princess Cup, Sparkassen Cup
Top seeded Serena Williams won her 2nd title of the Toyota Princess Cup and 7th singles title of the season when she defeated 3rd seeded Kim Clijsters in the rain-delayed Sunday's final at the Ariake Colosseum with roof closed on Center Court. The match was also interrupted for half-an-hour after the 2nd game in the 1st set due to a lighting system trouble. In the following doubles final, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario defeated Petra Mandula and Patricia Wartusch, 6-2, 6-4. Svetlana Kuznetsova, the 17-year-old from Russia, showed her real talent to many tennis fans in Japan.
Miss Dokic will start her European indoor season this week. She will participate in the 2002 Sparkassen Cup International Damen Tennis Grand Prix, Tier2 supreme-court event, which will take place from 23rd to 29th September at a new venue, at the Arena Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany. The tournament official website has announced the main draws. Miss Dokic was seeded No.2 and will meet either Elena Likhovtseva or Meghann Shaughnessy in the 2nd round. Top seed is world No.1 and the Princess Cup champion Serena Williams. The top 4 seeds, including Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters, received 1st round byes in the 28-player field of the singles. In the doubles, Miss Dokic seems to team up with Kim Clijsters for 2 weeks in a row. They were seeded No.2 and drawn to play against Andrea Glass and Kveta Hrdlickova in the 1st round.
Saturday, 21 September, 2002 - Toyota Princess Cup
Miss Dokic lost to 3rd seed Kim Clijsters, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6 at the 1st semi-final match on Center Court at the Ariake Colosseum. Miss Dokic managed to win the tightly contested 1st-set played almost from the baseline, but Kim Clijsters fought her way back to win the match after getting a rhythm with breaking the 4th game in the 2nd set.
In the 2nd semi-final match, the top seed Serena Williams needed a tie-break in the opening set to defeat unseeded Amy Frazier, but world No.1 was too consistent in the decider. She won 7-6 (0), 6-3.
Friday, 20 September, 2002 - Toyota Princess Cup
Despite a little slump in her serve, Miss Dokic easily defeated 7th seed Tamarine Tanasugarn, 6-3, 6-1 at the Ariake Colosseum on Friday afternoon to reach the semi-finals, where she will now face 3rd seed and doubles partner Kim Clijsters on Saturday afternoon.
During the 1st quarter-final match between Amy Frazier and 6th seed Tatiana Panova on Center Court at the Ariake Colosseum, Miss Dokic was practicing with Kim Clijsters on Court-3 Friday morning.
Thursday, 19 September, 2002 - Toyota Princess Cup
The defending champion and 2nd seed Miss Dokic advanced to the quarter-finals with a 6-2, 7-6 (5) victory over Lina Krasnoroutskaya in the 2nd round at the Ariake Colosseum on Thursday afternoon. She will now face 7th seed Tamarine Tanasugarn, doubles partner at the 2002 Bank of the West Classic in July, at Friday's 2nd match on Center Court (not before 11:30 a.m.).
* Qualifying Round Photos are available here.
Wednesday, 18 September, 2002 - Toyota Princess Cup
The 2nd seeded pair of Miss Dokic and Kim Clijsters unfortunately lost to Petra Mandula and Patricia Wartusch, 5-7, 4-6 in the opening round of the 2002 Toyota Princess Cup on Wednesday afternoon. In the singles, Miss Dokic is scheduled to play at the 4th match on Center Court on Thursday after receiving a 1st-round bye. Her 2nd round opponent is Lina Krasnoroutskaya, who ousted Silvija Talaja, 6-3, 6-4 in the 1st round on Wednesday. Lina Krasnoroutskaya returned to the Tour in August after recovering from her left ankle injury she suffered at the 2002 Australian Open in January. They will meet in the 2nd round at the Toyota Princess Cup for the 3rd year in a row.
Tuesday, 17 September, 2002 - Toyota Princess Cup
The defending champion Miss Dokic has arrived in Tokyo. She appeared in the welcome party of the 2002 Toyota Princess Cup at "Le Meridien Grand Pacific Tokyo" on Tuesday evening. The 2nd seeded pair of Miss Dokic and Kim Clijsters will play in the 1st round against Petra Mandula and Patricia Wartusch at Wednesday's 5th match on Center Court. The opening round match between Silvija Talaja and Lina Krasnoroutskaya is scheduled at the 1st on Court-1 on Wednesday morning. Rain washed out Tuesday's matches on outside courts at the Ariake Tennis Forest Park.
Monday, 16 September, 2002 - Brasil Open, WTA Rankings, Toyota Princess Cup
Miss Dokic was upset by 3rd seeded Anastasia Myskina, 2-6, 4-6 in Friday's semi-finals of the 2002 Brasil Open. - The score table according to the forum of the WTAworld.com was as follows:
While 8th seed Eleni Daniilidou upset 2nd seed and defending champion Monica Seles in the other semi-final match on Friday. In Saturday's final, Anastasia Myskina defeated Eleni Daniilidou, 6-3, 0-6, 6-2 to capture her 2nd career singles title. In the doubles competition, Miss Dokic and partner Eleni Daniilidou withdrew from the semi-finals because Eleni Daniilidou suffered from heat-illness in her semi-final match in the singles on Friday.
On Sunday, Cara Black won her 1st career singles title by defeating Lisa Raymond in the final of the Big Island Championships in Hawaii, and Anna Smashnova won her 4th singles title of the season by upsetting Anna Kournikova in the final of the SVW Polo Women's Open Tennis Tournament in Shanghai.
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables today. Miss Dokic remains at a career high ranking of No.4 in the singles and moved up to No.18 in the doubles ranking.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 16 September 2002:
The 2002 Toyota Princess Cup official website has announced the main draws. The defending champion Miss Dokic was seeded No.2 and will meet either qualifier Silvija Talaja of Croatia or Lina Krasnoroutskaya of Russia in the 2nd round. The top 4 seeds received 1st round byes in the 28-player field of the singles. Top seed is world No.1 and U.S. Open champion Serena Williams. In the doubles, Miss Dokic seems to team up again with Kim Clijsters. They were seeded No.2 and drawn to play against a tough pair of Petra Mandula and Patricia Wartusch in the 1st round.
- The doubles draw is more gorgeous than the singles draw. The opening round of the singles started on Monday with the roof closed on Center Court due to rain. I was not able to see Miss Dokic at the tournament venue today, so I am not sure that she has already arrived in Tokyo.
Friday, 13 September, 2002 - Brasil Open
Miss Dokic struggled but defeated Amanda Coetzer, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 on Thursday afternoon to progress to the semi-finals of the 2002 Brasil Open. Sorry, I am not sure of the score marks of the 3rd set.
She will next meet 3rd seeded Anastasia Myskina, who also advanced to the last 4 with a 7-5 6-1 win over Maja Matevzic in the quarter-finals. They are scheduled to play in Friday's evening session, which starts at 6:00 p.m. (local time) on Center Court. While defending champion Monica Seles will play Eleni Daniilidou in the other semi-final match on Friday afternoon.
* This website will not be updated until next Tuesday...
Thursday, 12 September, 2002 - Brasil Open
Miss Dokic advanced to the quarter-finals with a 7-6 (3) 6-4 win over qualifier Myriam Casanova in the 2nd round of the 2002 Brasil Open on Wednesday night. - Sorry, I am not sure of the following score table...
She will next face tough opponent Amanda Coetzer, who cruised past Janette Husarova, 6-1, 6-1 in the 1st round and upset 7th seed Nathalie Dechy, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the 2nd round. They will meet at the 2nd match on the Center Court on Thursday afternoon (not before 12:30 p.m. - local time).
Wednesday, 11 September, 2002 - Brasil Open
This week's No.1 seed Miss Dokic is scheduled to play in Wednesday's evening session, which starts at 6:00 p.m. (local time) on Center Court at the Costa do Sauipe resort. Her 2nd round opponent is 17-year-old qualifier Myriam Casanova, who survived a tight three set battle against Tatiana Poutchek, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (1) in the opening round on Tuesday.
Tuesday, 10 September, 2002 - Brasil Open
Miss Dokic successfully returned to action yesterday after making an early exit from U.S. Open 12 days ago. She and partner Eleni Daniilidou advanced to the quarter-finals when they defeated Anastasia Myskina and Anastassia Rodionova in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4 in the opening round on Monday afternoon.
Monday, 09 September, 2002 - Brasil Open, WTA Rankings, U.S. Open
Miss Dokic seems to play this week in Bahia on schedule after flying back to America from Belgrade. The 2002 Brasil Open official website has announced the women's main draws. Last year's runner-up Miss Dokic was seeded No.1 and will meet either Tatiana Poutchek of Belarus or a qualifier in the 2nd round on Wednesday as the top 4 seeds received 1st round byes in the 28-player field of the singles. The 2nd seed is defending champion Monica Seles. World No.2 Venus Williams has withdrawn to take a rest. In the doubles, Miss Dokic seems to team up again with Eleni Daniilidou. They are scheduled to play against Russian pair of Anastasia Myskina and Anastassia Rodionova at the 3rd match on the Court-2 on Monday afternoon.
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables today. Miss Dokic still remains at a career high ranking of No.4 in the singles. Meanwhile she moved up to No.19 in the doubles ranking, despite withdrawing from the doubles competition of the U.S. Open.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 09 September 2002:
Pete Sampras defeated Andre Agassi, 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 in the men's final of the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows in New York on Sunday to capture his 5th U.S. Open title and 14th Grand Slam title. Girl's singles final was also played on Sunday afternoon, and 12th seed Maria Kirilenko of Russia won the junior title with a 6-4 6-4 upset victory over top seeded Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic.
Sunday, 08 September, 2002 - Brasil Open, U.S. Open
Miss Dokic is scheduled to take part in the 2002 Brasil Open, tier2 hard-court event, this week. The 2nd edition of Brasil Open will be held from Monday, 9th September at the Costa do Sauipe resort complex in the north shore of Salvador in Bahia, Brazil. Finals will be played on Saturday, 14th September. The tournament official website has not yet announced the women's main draw.
Serena Williams defeated two-time defending champion and her elder sister Venus, 6-4, 6-3 in the women's final of the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows in New York on Saturday night to capture her 3rd consecutive Grand Slam title. Men's singles final will be played between legendary rivals, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi, on Sunday afternoon.
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