Jelena Dokic: Archives

Archived News - October, 2002.

Tuesday, 29 October, 2002 - Tour Championships
Miss Dokic is going to finish her 2002 Tour with participating in the Home Depot Championships Presented by Porsche next week. The season-ending WTA Tour Championships will be held from 6th to 11th November at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California under the knock-out format by top 16 singles players and top 8 doubles teams over this year's regular Tour events. The finals will be played on Monday evening.
Porsche Race Points Standings as of 28 October 2002:
  1. Serena Williams (USA), 5596 pts (12)
  2. Venus Williams (USA), 4844 pts (15)
  3. Jennifer Capriati (USA), 3520 pts (16)
  4. Justine Henin (BEL), 3139 pts (22)
  5. Amelie Mauresmo (FRA), 3068 pts (17)
  6. Kim Clijsters (BEL), 2841 pts (20)
  7. Monica Seles (USA), 2796 pts (14)
  8. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK), 2718 pts (24)
  9. Jelena Dokic (YUG), 2564 pts (28)
 10. Martina Hingis (SUI), 2348 pts (12)
 11. Anastasia Myskina (RUS), 2012 pts (28)
 12. Lindsay Davenport (USA), 1728 pts (8)
 13. Silvia Farina Elia (ITA), 1690 pts (28)
 14. Chanda Rubin (USA), 1685 pts (13)
 15. Patty Schnyder (SUI), 1586 pts (24)
 16. Anna Smashnova (ISR), 1565 pts (28)
 17. Magdalena Maleeva (BUL), 1546 pts (24)
 18. Elena Dementieva (RUS), 1459 pts (25)
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 19. Alexandra Stevenson (USA), 1439 pts (24)
  1. Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP) and Paola Suarez (ARG), 4115 pts (18)
  2. Lisa Raymond (USA) and Rennae Stubbs (AUS), 3446 pts (17)
  3. Elena Dementieva (RUS) and Janette Husarova (SVK), 2403 pts (17)
  4. Cara Black (ZIM) and Elena Likhovtseva (RUS), 1917 pts (18)
  5. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (ESP), 1778 pts (13)
  6. Martina Hingis (SUI) and Anna Kournikova (RUS), 1241 pts (4)
  7. Nicole Arendt (USA) and Liezel Horn-Huber (RSA), 1118 pts (17)
  8. Rika Fjiwara (JPN) and Ai Sugiyama (JPN), 1055 pts (7)
  9. Janet Lee (TPE) and Wynne Prakusya (INA), 1041 pts (21)
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 10. Tina Krizan (SLO) and Katarina Srebotnik (SLO), 989 pts (25)
 14. Jelena Dokic (YUG) and Nadia Petrova (RUS), 709 pts (4)
   Number in brackets indicates number of WTA Tour events of the season.

Monday, 28 October, 2002 - WTA Rankings
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables today. Miss Dokic moved down to No.9 in the singles rankings, switching places with Daniela Hantuchova, and also lost one place to No.13 in the doubles despite defending her title in Linz. Justine Henin, the winner in Linz, rose to a career high ranking of No.4. Former World No.1 Lindsay Davenport slipped out of the top 10, while Martina Hingis returned into the top 10.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 28 October 2002:
 01 (01) Serena Williams (USA) 6099 pts
 02 (02) Venus Williams (USA) 4844 pts
 03 (03) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 3640 pts
 04 (06) Justine Henin (BEL) 3194 pts
 05 (04) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 3121 pts
 06 (05) Kim Clijsters (BEL) 3040 pts
 07 (07) Monica Seles (USA) 2796 pts
 08 (09) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 2640.75 pts
 09 (08) Jelena Dokic (YUG) 2482 pts
 10 (11) Martina Hingis (SUI) 2348 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 21st October.

Sunday, 27 October, 2002 (2) - Generali Ladies Linz, Seat Open Luxembourg
Congratulations Jelena and Nadia!! Bad luck Rika and Ai... Miss Dokic and partner Nadia Petrova defended their doubles title with a 6-3 6-2 win over 3rd seeded Japanese pair of Rika Fujiwara and Ai Sugiyama in Sunday's final of the Generali Ladies Linz. It was the 4th Tour doubles title for Miss Dokic, and 3rd title for partner Nadia Petrova. In the singles final, 4th seed Justine Henin ended Alexandra Stevenson's impressive run in straight sets, 6-3, 6-0 to claim her 2nd Tour title of the season.
Another Belgian player also titled in Luxembourg today. Top seed and defending champion Kim Clijsters won her 3rd Tour title of 2002 after defeating 2nd seeded Magdalena Maleeva, 6-1, 6-2 at the singles final of the Seat Open Luxembourg.

Sunday, 27 October, 2002 (1) - Generali Ladies Linz
Miss Dokic and partner Nadia Petrova defeated Russian pair of Lina Krasnoroutskaya and Tatiana Panova, 7-5, 6-0 in the semi-finals of the Generali Ladies Linz later yesterday. Our 4th seeded team will play in today's final, their 3rd final in 4 tournaments in 2002, to defend their last year's doubles title. Their opponent team is 3rd seeded Japanese pair of Rika Fujiwara and Ai Sugiyama, 10th team in the standings for the season-ending Porsche Championships Race (as of 21 Oct. 2002).
In the singles, unseeded Alexandra Stevenson reached the final with a 6-4 7-6 (6) upset win over 5th seed Daniela Hantuchova to set up a meeting with 4th seed Justine Henin, who defeated 7th seed Chanda Rubin, 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the semi-finals yesterday. The singles title match is scheduled to start at 13:30 (local time), followed by the doubles final.

Saturday, 26 October, 2002 - Generali Ladies Linz
Miss Dokic lost again to Chanda Rubin in straight sets, 5-7, 2-6 in the quarter-finals of the Generali Ladies Linz yesterday. In the semi-finals, 7th seed Chanda Rubin will now meet 4th seed Justine Henin and 5th seed Daniela Hantuchova will play unseeded Alexandra Stevenson, who produced a major upset yesterday, eliminating top seeded Jennifer Capriati in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1 for the 3rd win in their 5 career meetings.
 Generali Ladies Linz 2002 
 Singles Quarterfinals
1st Set: 7-5 2nd Set: 6-2
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 Chanda Rubin (USA) #7   OOO O  OOO O  OOOOO
 Jelena Dokic (YUG) #3 * OO   O OO     OO     
   "O" in red indicates a break game.
In the doubles, Miss Dokic and partner Nadia Petrova will play Russian pair of Lina Krasnoroutskaya and Tatiana Panova for a final place at the last match today. Go Jelena!! Go Nadia!!

Friday, 25 October, 2002 - Generali Ladies Linz
Miss Dokic got off to a good start also in the singles, as she ousted lucky loser Jill Craybas in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1 in the 2nd round of the Generali Ladies Linz yesterday.
 Generali Ladies Linz 2002 
 Singles 2nd Rnd.
1st Set: 6-2 2nd Set: 6-1
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 Jill Craybas (USA) LL OO            O 
 Jelena Dokic (YUG) #3 *   OOOOOO OOOOO O
   "O" in red indicates a break game.
She will next meet 7th seed Chanda Rubin, a 6-2 6-4 winner over her partner Nadia Petrova, for a semi-final berth at the 4th match on Center Court this evening, which is due to start not before 18:30 (local time).
Photo quoted from Australian Open 2001 website. Chanda Rubin (USA)
Birth Date: 18 Feb. 1976
Birth Place: Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
Turned Pro: Aug. 1991
Plays: Right (two-handed backhand)
Singles Rank: 14 (as of 21 Oct. 2002)
2002 JP Morgan Chase Open Singles Champion
2002 Eastbourne Singles Champion
Head to Head: 2-1
- Jan. 2001 Hong Kong Exhibition (hard): 1R [W] 3-6 4-1 ret
- Oct. 2001 Swisscom Challenge (greenset): 2R [W] 6-4, 6-4
- Aug. 2002 JP Morgan Chase Open (hard): SF [L] 0-6 2-6
In the doubles, Miss Dokic and partner Nadia Petrova advanced to the semi-finals with a 6-3 6-4 win over Eleni Daniilidou and Caroline Vis later yesterday.

Thursday, 24 October, 2002 - Generali Ladies Linz
Miss Dokic and partner Nadia Petrova defeated qualifiers Greta Arn and Marie-Gaianeh Mikaelian, 6-2, 6-1 in the 1st round of the Generali Ladies Linz yesterday. They will next meet Eleni Daniilidou and Caroline Vis in the quarterfinals. The match will be played at today's 3rd match on Court-1 after suitable rest following her 2nd-round clash with lucky loser Jill Craybas of the United States. Her first singles match in Linz is scheduled at 3rd on Center Court.
Photo quoted from the WTA Tour website. Jill Craybas (USA)
Birth Date: 04 Jul. 1974
Birth Place: Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Turned Pro: Jun. 1996
Plays: Right (two-handed backhand)
Singles Rank: 59 (as of 21 Oct. 2002)
2002 AIG Japan Open Singles Champion
2002 Big Island Champs Singles Quarterfinalist
2002 Kroger St. Jude Singles Quarterfinalist
1996 NCAA champion as a senior at UF
Head to Head: First meeting in singles

Tuesday, 22 October, 2002 - Generali Ladies Linz
The qualifying final round of the 2002 Generali Ladies Linz took place on Monday. Miss Dokic's 2nd round opponent will be either lucky loser Jill Craybas, the 2002 AIG Japan Open winner, or local wild card Daniela Kix. In the doubles competition, Miss Dokic and partner Nadia Petrova will meet qualifiers Greta Arn and Marie-Gaianeh Mikaelian in the 1st round.
The AAP and other Australia's news websites reported today an article of the Austria Presse Agentur (APA). According to the report, the organizer of the Generali Ladies Linz, Mr. Peter Michael Reichel, has told that the WTA Tour officials informed him that Miss Dokic's parents cannot be given access passes to the player area. He was also quoted as saying: "There was a row at the Filderstadt tournament recently which had to be broken up and since then she has been screened off. She has her own security here on top of our tournament security." Additionally the tournament spokesman, Mr. Carlheinz Weisser, reportedly said: "There has been some problem with Jelena's parents, not only for this tournament but for all the tournaments that she will play in. We have been asked not to provide them with access, and I understand this will be the situation all the time." - It seems that something is now going on. Someday we will know what happened...

Monday, 21 October, 2002 - Generali Ladies Linz, WTA Rankings
The doubles main draw for the 2002 Generali Ladies Linz has been already announced. Miss Dokic will team up again with Nadia Petrova to defend their doubles title. They were seeded 4th and will meet qualifiers in the 1st round. In the singles competition, defending champion and 2nd seed Lindsay Davenport has been forced to withdraw due to right ankle tendinitis. So, Miss Dokic took Davenport's original spot in the bottom half of the draw and will meet either a qualifier or local wild card Daniela Kix in the 2nd round.
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables today. Miss Dokic slipped 2 places to No.8 in the singles but moved up to No.12 in the doubles ranking.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 21 October 2002:
 01 (01) Serena Williams (USA) 6099 pts
 02 (02) Venus Williams (USA) 4844 pts
 03 (03) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 3576 pts
 04 (04) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 3121 pts
 05 (05) Kim Clijsters (BEL) 3071 pts
 06 (08) Justine Henin (BEL) 2942 pts
 07 (07) Monica Seles (USA) 2796 pts
 08 (06) Jelena Dokic (YUG) 2599 pts
 09 (09) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 2550.75 pts
 10 (10) Lindsay Davenport (USA) 2457 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 14th October.

Sunday, 20 October, 2002 - Swisscom Challenge, VUB Open
Miss Dokic and partner Nadia Petrova lost to Elena Bovina and Justine Henin, 2-6, 6-7 (2) in one hour and 25 minutes at the doubles final of the Swisscom Challenge in Zurich today. In the singles final, unseeded Patty Schnyder upset 2nd seed and defending champion Lindsay Davenport after dropping the 1st set in a tie-break and saving a match point during a tie-break in the 2nd set, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (8), 6-3 to claim her first Tour title of the season.
Maja Matevzic of Slovenia won her first Tour title in her professional career today after defeating Czech qualifier Iveta Benesova, 6-0, 6-1 in just 38 minutes at the final of the VUB Open in Bratislava, Slovakia. She also won the doubles title with local partner Henrieta Nagyova by defeating 3rd seeded pair of Nathalie Dechy and Meilen Tu, 6-4, 6-0.
* Qualifying Round and Main Draw Photos at the 2002 World Super Junior Tennis Champs are available here.

Saturday, 19 October, 2002 - Swisscom Challenge, Generali Ladies Linz, Collins Cup
Miss Dokic and partner Nadia Petrova eased past Janet Lee and Wynne Prakusya, 6-1, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the doubles final of the Swisscom Challenge in Zurich. They will play for their 2nd title against Elena Bovina and Justine Henin Sunday afternoon, following the singles final between local favorite Patty Schnyder and 2nd seeded defending champion Lindsay Davenport.
Miss Dokic will participate next week in the 2002 Generali Ladies Linz, Tier2 indoors hard-court tournament, which will be held from 21st to 27th October at the Design Center in Linz, Austria. The tournament official website has already announced the singles main draw. She was seeded 3rd in the 2nd quarter of the draw and will play in the 2nd round against a local wild card, either Patricia Wartusch or Barbara Schett, after receiving a 1st-round bye. Top seed is world No.3 Jennifer Capriati. Defending champion Lindsay Davenport was seeded 2nd and 4th seed is Justine Henin. At last year's event, Miss Dokic reached the final in the singles and won her first doubles title with partner Nadia Petrova.
The Times Online reported on 17th October that Miss Dokic will take part in a charity event in Ireland in December after the WTA Tour Championships. The Trilogy Tennis Festival, Collins Cup, will be held from 5th to 7th December at the Simmonscourt complex in the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) in Dublin to aid victims of Chernobyl in 1986. This exhibition tennis event will feature the top European players and the top U.S. players competing in a format similar to the Solheim Cup or the Ryder Cup in golf.
Order of Play for the Collins Cup:
Thursday, 5th December
19:00: Lindsay Davenport (USA) vs. Barbara Schett (AUT)
21:00: Monica Seles (USA) vs. Anna Kournikova (RUS)
Friday, 6th December
19:00: Lindsay Davenport (USA) / Monica Seles (USA) vs. Iva Majoli (CRO) / Barbara Schett (AUT)
21:00: Serena Williams (USA) / Venus Williams (USA) vs. Jelena Dokic (YUG) / Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
Saturday, 7th December
10:30: Serena Williams (USA) vs. Iva Majoli (CRO)
13:00: Venus Williams (USA) vs. Jelena Dokic (YUG)
15:30: Jennifer Capriati (USA) vs. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)

Friday, 18 October, 2002 - Swisscom Challenge
Miss Dokic made another 2nd-round exit from the singles competition in Zurich after losing to qualifier Alexandra Stevenson, 6-7 (6), 6-4, 5-7 at the 5th match on Thursday night. Miss Dokic dropped the 1st set in a tie-break before fighting back to win the 2nd set, but the Wimbledon semi-finalist in 1999 finally decided the tightly contested match by breaking the 12th game in the 3rd set.
 Swisscom Challenge 
2002 - Singles 2R
1st Set: 7-6 (6) 2nd Set: 4-6 3rd Set: 7-5
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 A. Stevenson (USA)   OOOO   O OO  O O O   O  O O O O O OO
 J. Dokic (YUG) #5 * OO    OOO O     O O OOO O  O O O O O  
Tie Break  O   OOOOO  OO   
O OOO     OO  
   "O" in red indicates a break game.
In the doubles competition, Miss Dokic and partner Nadia Petrova progressed to the semi-finals with a 6-4 6-3 win over Kimberly Po-Messerli and Natasha Zvereva later Thursday. They will now play Janet Lee and Wynne Prakusya on Saturday for a place in the final.

Wednesday, 16 October, 2002 - Swisscom Challenge
Miss Dokic and partner Nadia Petrova cruised past Italian pair of Silvia Farina Elia and Roberta Vinci, 6-4, 7-5 today to advance to the quarter-finals of the Swisscom Challenge in Zurich. They will now meet veteran team of Kimberly Po-Messerli and Natasha Zvereva for the 2nd time in recent 2 weeks. Their quarter-final match is scheduled on Thursday night.

Tuesday, 15 October, 2002 - Swisscom Challenge
5th seed Miss Dokic took just 54 minutes to defeat Iva Majoli, 6-1, 6-4 in the opening round of the Swisscom Challenge in Zurich on Monday night.
 Swisscom Challenge 2002  
 Singles 1st Rnd.
1st Set: 6-1 2nd Set: 6-4
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 Iva Majoli (CRO)      O  O O O O   
 Jelena Dokic (YUG) #5 * OOOOO O  O O O OOO
   "O" in red indicates a break game.
In the 2nd round, she will meet qualifier Alexandra Stevenson, who defeated Japan's No.1 player Ai Sugiyama in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4 at today's opening match.
Photo quoted from CBS SportsLine website. Alexandra Stevenson (USA)
Birth Date: 12 Dec, 1980
Birth Place: San Diego, Ca. USA
Turned Pro: Jun. 1999
Plays: Right (one-handed backhand)
Singles Rank: 28 (as of 14 Oct. 2002)
2002 Porsche Tennis GP Singles Quarterfinalist
Head to Head: 2-1
- Jul. 1999 Wimbledon (grass): QF [L] 3-6 6-1 3-6
- Oct. 2001 Generali Ladies Linz (hard): QF [W] 6-3 7-5
- Aug. 2002 Rogers AT&T Cup (hard): 3R [W] 1-6 7-5 6-1
Miss Dokic is scheduled to play in the 1st round of doubles with partner Nadia Petrova against Silvia Farina Elia and Roberta Vinci at Wednesday's opening match, which starts at 12:30 p.m. (local time).

Monday, 14 October, 2002 - Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Swisscom Challenge, WTA Rankings
Miss Dokic and partner Nadia Petrova lost to 2nd seeded pair of Meghann Shaughnessy and Paola Suarez, 3-6, 1-6 in the quarter-finals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix on Friday. In the singles, 6th seed Kim Clijsters claimed her 2nd title of the season with a 4-6 6-3 6-4 victory over 8th seed Daniela Hantuchova in the final on Sunday.
Miss Dokic will take part in the 2002 Swisscom Challenge this week. The tier1 indoor hard-court tournament has started on Sunday at the Schluefweg Arena in Zurich, Switzerland. The finals will be played on Sunday, 20th October. The tournament official website has already announced the main draws. Last year's finalist Miss Dokic was seeded 5th in the top quarter of the singles draw. She is scheduled to play Iva Majoli of Croatia in the opening round at the 6th match on Monday night. She was also drawn to meet either Ai Sugiyama or qualifier Alexandra Stevenson in the 2nd round and probably will face top seeded Jennifer Capriati in the quarter-finals. Defending champion Lindsay Davenport was seeded 2nd. In the doubles competition, Miss Dokic will team up again with Nadia Petrova and will meet Italian pair of Silvia Farina Elia and Roberta Vinci in the 1st round.
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: 27 (as of 14 Oct. 2002)
2002 Family Circle Cup Singles Champion
Head to Head: 3-2
- 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
- Sep. 2001 Brazil Open (hard): 2R [W] 6-1 6-2
- Oct. 2001 Generali Ladies (hard): 2R [W] 7-6(3) 6-7(6) 6-3
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables today. Miss Dokic moved up to No.6 in the singles in spite of her disappointing result in Filderstadt, and remains at No.14 in the doubles ranking. Former World No.1 Martina Hingis slipped out of the top 10 for the first time in 6 years, while Daniela Hantuchova ranked up into the top 10 today for the first time in her professional career.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 14 October 2002:
 01 (01) Serena Williams (USA) 6099 pts
 02 (02) Venus Williams (USA) 4844 pts
 03 (03) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 3706 pts
 04 (04) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 3121 pts
 05 (09) Kim Clijsters (BEL) 2995 pts
 06 (08) Jelena Dokic (YUG) 2800 pts
 07 (06) Monica Seles (USA) 2796 pts
 08 (05) Justine Henin (BEL) 2775 pts
 09 (11) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 2595.75 pts
 10 (07) Lindsay Davenport (USA) 2582 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 7th October.

Thursday, 10 October, 2002 - Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Miss Dokic was upset by Tatiana Panova, 6-1, 4-6, 1-6 in the 2nd round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix today. It was her 3rd straight opening match loss for recent 3 weeks.
 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2002 
 Singles 2nd Rnd.
1st Set: 1-6 2nd Set: 6-4 3rd Set: 6-1
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 Tatiana Panova (RUS) *        O  O  OOOO  O OOOO OO
 Jelena Dokic (YUG) #3 OOOOO O  OO    OO      O  
   "O" in red indicates a break game.
In the doubles, Miss Dokic and partner Nadia Petrova are scheduled to play in the quarter-finals against 2nd seeded pair of Meghann Shaughnessy and Paola Suarez at Friday's 5th match on Centre Court.

Wednesday, 09 October, 2002 - Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Miss Dokic and partner Nadia Petrova advanced to the quarter-finals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, surviving a tough three set battle against veteran team of Kimberly Po-Messerli and Natasha Zvereva, 7-6 (8), 6-7 (5), 6-4 Wednesday afternoon. In the singles, Miss Dokic is scheduled to play Tatiana Panova in the 2nd round on Thursday. They will meet at the 5th match on Centre Court.

Tuesday, 08 October, 2002 - Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, WTA Tour Weekly Poll
Miss Dokic will play her openning match in Filderstadt on Thursday against last year's quarter-finalist Tatiana Panova, who defeated Silvia Farina Elia, 6-3, 6-2 in the 1st round yesterday.
Photo quoted from the CBS SportsLine website. Tatiana Panova (Russia)
Birth Date: 13 Aug. 1976
Birth Place: Moscow, Russia
Turned Pro: Jan. 1994
Plays: Right (two-handed backhand)
Singles Rank: 21 (as of 07 Oct. 2002)
2002 Toyota Princess Cup Singles Quarterfinalist
2002 Sarasota Open Singles Finalist
Head to Head: 2-0
- May, 2000 Italian Open (clay): 2R [W] 6-3 6-1
- Apr. 2002 Sarasota Open (clay): F [W] 6-2 6-2
Miss Dokic and partner Nadia Petrova are scheduled to play Kimberly Po-Messerli and Natasha Zvereva at the 3rd match on Court-3 tomorrow afternoon in the 1st round of doubles, with 1st match beginning at 1:00 p.m. (local time).
The latest WTA Tour Weekly Poll asked which of the following 5 players will enter the season-ending Championships in the best form. The result of 32,023 voters is as follows:
  1. Monica Seles (USA)(4): 41%
  2. Justine Henin (BEL)(6): 22%
  3. Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)(5): 15%
4. Martina Hingis (SUI)(8): 12%
5. Jelena Dokic (YUG)(7): 10%
 

Monday, 07 October, 2002 - WTA Rankings
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables today. Miss Dokic slipped 3 places to No.8 in the singles but she moved up to No.14 in the doubles ranking.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 07 October 2002:
 01 (01) Serena Williams (USA) 6099 pts
 02 (02) Venus Williams (USA) 4844 pts
 03 (03) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 3759 pts
 04 (07) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 3062 pts
 05 (06) Justine Henin (BEL) 2994 pts
 06 (04) Monica Seles (USA) 2960 pts
 07 (08) Lindsay Davenport (USA) 2911 pts
 08 (05) Jelena Dokic (YUG) 2800 pts
 09 (09) Kim Clijsters (BEL) 2618 pts
 10 (10) Martina Hingis (SUI) 2448 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 30th September.

Sunday, 06 October, 2002 - Kremlin Cup, AIG Japan Open, Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Miss Dokic and partner Nadia Petrova unfortunately lost a close contest against top seeded pair of Elena Dementieva and Janette Husarova, 6-2, 3-6, 6-7 (7) in Sunday's final of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. The 3rd set lasted longer than the first 2 sets combined. In the singles final, unseeded Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria captured her 9th career WTA Tour title with a 5-7 6-3 7-6 (4) upset winner over 3rd seed Lindsay Davenport earlier today. Magdalena Maleeva has ousted top seed Venus Williams and 5th seed Amelie Mauresmo en route to the final.
Jill Craybas of the United States won her 1st WTA Tour title since turning pro in 1996, defeating Silvija Talaja, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the AIG Japan Open in Tokyo today.
Miss Dokic will participate in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2002, Tier2 indoor hard-court tournament, which will be held from tomorrow to 13th October at the Tennissporthalle in Filderstadt, Germany. The tournament official website announced the main draws today. Miss Dokic was seeded No.3 in the singles and will meet either Tatiana Panova of Russia or Silvia Farina Elia of Italy in the 2nd round. 5th seed Amelie Mauresmo or Magdalena Maleeva are likely to be waiting in the quarter-finals. Top seed is world No.3 Jennifer Capriati. Defending champion Lindsay Davenport was seeded 2nd and 4th seed is Justine Henin. The top 4 seeds received 1st round byes in the 28-player field of the singles. In the doubles, Miss Dokic seems to team up with Nadia Petrova for 2 weeks in a row. They were drawn to meet veteran team of Kimberly Po-Messerli and Natasha Zvereva in the 1st round. Anke Huber, 2-time champion (1991, 1994), reportedly will be back to Filderstadt as Tournament Operations Director.

Saturday, 05 October, 2002 - Kremlin Cup
Miss Dokic and partner Nadia Petrova booked their spot in the final after defeating Elena Bovina and Nathalie Dechy, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in Saturday's semi-finals of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. They will play for the Tier1 title against top seeded pair of Elena Dementieva and Janette Husarova at the 3rd match on Central Court Sunday afternoon. It will be the 3rd doubles final of the season for Miss Dokic. The singles final will be played between unseeded Magdalena Maleeva and 3rd seed Lindsay Davenport at the opening match on Central Court from 1:00 p.m. (local time).

Thursday, 03 October, 2002 - Kremlin Cup, Tour Championships
Miss Dokic and partner Nadia Petrova will meet Elena Bovina and Nathalie Dechy in the semi-finals of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Saturday.
The Sanex WTA Tour announced yesterday 8 singles players and 3 doubles teams who have officially qualified for the season-ending WTA Tour Championships presented by Porsche in Los Angeles in November.
Porsche Race Points Standings as of 30 September 2002:
 1. Serena Williams (USA), 5596 pts (12)
 2. Venus Williams (USA), 4843 pts (14)
 3. Jennifer Capriati (USA), 3454 pts (13)
 4. Monica Seles (USA), 2796 pts (14)
 5. Amelie Mauresmo (FRA), 2779 pts (15)
 6. Justine Henin (BEL), 2658 pts (19)
 7. Jelena Dokic (YUG), 2452 pts (24)
 8. Martina Hingis (SUI), 2312 pts (10)
 1. Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP) and Paola Suarez (ARG), 4055 pts (16)
 2. Lisa Raymond (USA) and Rennae Stubbs (AUS), 3446 pts (17)
 3. Elena Dementieva (RUS) and Janette Husarova (SVK), 2109 pts (15)
   Number in brackets indicates number of WTA Tour events of the season.

Wednesday, 02 October, 2002 - Kremlin Cup, Australian Open
Miss Dokic made another early exit from the singles competition in Moscow after losing in a tight three set battle to veteran Amanda Coetzer, 6-7 (1), 6-3, 3-6 in the 2nd round of the Kremlin Cup today. - But there is no shame in that. Amanda Coetzer is one of the toughest players in the Tour and knows how to play with young hard hitters.
 Kremlin Cup 2002 
 Singles 2nd Rnd.
1st Set: 7-6 (1) 2nd Set: 3-6 3rd Set: 6-3
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 Amanda Coetzer (RSA) O OO   OO O O O   O  O  O OOO  OO
 Jelena Dokic (YUG) #4  *    O  OOO  O O   OOO OO O  O   OO  
Tie Break O OOOOOO    
 O       
   "O" in red indicates a break game.
Later Wednesday, Miss Dokic and partner Nadia Petrova moved into the semi-finals when 2nd seeded pair of Anna Kournikova and Meghann Shaughnessy retired at the 1st game in the final set with Kournikova suffering from left ankle sprain.
The Tennis Australia announced that the 2003 Australian Open has launched today. The tournament chief Executive Paul McNamee said "the door is always open for Jelena at the Australian Open..."

Tuesday, 01 October, 2002 - Kremlin Cup
Miss Dokic and partner Nadia Petrova defeated Anastassia Rodionova and Patricia Wartusch, 6-1, 6-2 this afternoon to advance to the quarter-finals of the Kremlin Cup, where they will meet 2nd seeded team of Anna Kournikova and Meghann Shaughnessy. In the 2nd round of singles, Miss Dokic will meet Amanda Coetzer, who ousted qualifier Libuse Prusova of Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-4 in today's opening match on Central Court. Miss Dokic is scheduled for singles and doubles action on Wednesday. She will play at the 3rd match on Court-1 for singles and at the 5th match on same court for doubles.
Photo quoted from ITF Olympic Tennis 2000 website. Amanda Coetzer (South Africa)
Birth Date: 22 Oct. 1971
Birth Place: Hoopstad, South Africa
Turned Pro: Jan. 1988
Plays: Right (two handed backhand)
Singles Rank: 26 (as of 30 Sep. 2002)
2002 Pacific Life Open Singles Quarterfinalist
Head to Head: 3-4
 Past 3 meetings are as follows.
- Mar. 2001 Ericsson Open (hard): 4R [W] 6-3 7-5
- Apr. 2001 Bausch & Lomb (clay): 3R [L] 4-6 6-2 3-6
- Sep. 2002 Brasil Open (hard): QF [W] 6-2 5-7 6-4




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