Saturday, 28 June, 2003 (2) - Wimbledon|
Miss Dokic was not able to advance into the second week at the 2003 Wimbledon Championships for the first time since she made her impressive debut as a 129th-ranked qualifier at the tournament in 1999. She lost to Russian wildcard Maria Sharapova in straight sets, 4-6, 4-6 in the 3rd round on Saturday afternoon.
In the doubles action, the 6th seeded pair of Miss Dokic and Nadia Petrova suffered a shock defeat in the 2nd round, falling to Maria Vento-Kabchi and Angelique Widjaja, 3-6, 0-6 in just 48 minutes.
Saturday, 28 June, 2003 (1) - Wimbledon
Miss Dokic and Maria Sharapova will play each other at the opening match on Court-1 at the All England Club on Saturday afternoon. The 3rd-round clash between the 11th seed and Russian wildcard is due to start at 1:00 p.m. (UK time). She is also scheduled to play in the doubles on Saturday. The 6th seeded pair of Miss Dokic and Nadia Petrova will meet Maria Vento-Kabchi and Angelique Widjaja at the 3rd match on Court-3 with 1st match beginning at 12:00 noon. Partner Nadia Petrova has lost to the 4th seeded Venus Williams, 1-6, 2-6 in the 3rd-round singles action on Friday.
Friday, 27 June, 2003 - Wimbledon, Sanex Live Chat
Miss Dokic is not scheduled to play in both the singles and doubles on Friday. The Sanex Heroes website announced that the Sanex Heroes Chat from Wimbledon with Miss Dokic will be held on Friday at 5:00 p.m. (UK time). And also you can vote for her to your favourite WTA Tour player 2003 on the website. - Thank you very much to Rasmus for your message to this information.
Thursday, 26 June, 2003 - Wimbledon, Sanex Live Chat
The 11th seeded Miss Dokic eased past Emmanuelle Gagliardi, 6-1, 6-3 in the 2nd round of the 2003 Wimbledon Championships on Thursday.
She will now meet 16-year-old wildcard Maria Sharapova, who also advanced to the 3rd round with a 6-3 6-1 upset win over 21st seed Elena Bovina in an all-Russian match on Thursday.
Wednesday, 25 June, 2003 - Wimbledon
The 6th seeded pair of Miss Dokic and Nadia Petrova cruised past Ashley Harkleroad and Tatiana Perebiynis, 6-2, 6-1 at the 4th match on Court-9 (not Court-19) later Wednesday to advance to the 2nd round of the 2003 Wimbledon Championships. They will next meet Maria Vento-Kabchi of Venezuela and Angelique Widjaja of Indonasia. Partner Nadia Petrova has advanced to the 3rd round with a 7-6 (3) 6-3 win over Angelique Widjaja on Wednesday in the singles action. Miss Dokic is scheduled to play Emmanuelle Gagliardi at the 3rd match on Court-4 on Thursday. The tournament official website released the mixed doubles draw, in which Miss Dokic's name was not included.
Tuesday, 24 June, 2003 - Wimbledon
Miss Dokic struggled but finally edged past local wildcard Elena Baltacha in three sets, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 in the opening round at Wimbledon today.
She will next meet Emmanuelle Gagliardi of Switzerland, who defeated Stephanie Cohen-Aloro of France, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 at the 1st match on Court-16 today.
Monday, 23 June, 2003 - Wimbledon, Sanex Live Chat
The 2003 Wimbledon Championships began today. The ladies' singles main draw started at 12:00 noon with play in the bottom half. Miss Dokic will meet a wild card entrant and Great Britain's No.2 player Elena Baltacha at Tuesday's 1st match on Court-13, which is due to start at 12:00 noon (local time).
In men's action, top-seeded defending champion Lleyton Hewitt lost in the opening round, upset by Croatian qualifier Ivo Karlovic, 6-1, 6-7 (5), 3-6, 4-6 at the opening match on Centre Court today.
Sunday, 22 June, 2003 - Hastings Direct Int'l Champs., Ordina Open, WTA Rankings
The finals of two grass-court tune-up tournaments for Wimbledon were held on Saturday.
The 2nd seeded Chanda Rubin captured her 2nd straight Eastbourne title with a 6-4 3-6 6-4 win over Spanish veteran Conchita Martinez in Saturday's final of the 2003 Hastings Direct International Championships after the title match delayed by two-and-a-half-hours because of a security problem. The organisers of the tournament were forced to evacuate the crowd from the grounds of Devonshire Park after police received a phone threat.
Top seed Kim Clijsters won her 4th title of the season at the tier3 Ordina Open at 's-Hertogenbosch on Saturday when the 2nd seeded fellow Justine Henin-Hardenne was forced to retire from the all-Belgian final with a left hand injury at the score of 7-6 (4), 0-3 in a rematch of their French Open final.
The WTA Tour official website released today new ranking tables for this week. Miss Dokic fell a spot to No.12 in the singles, switching places with Eastbourne quarter-finalist Magdalena Maleeva, while she moved up to No.13 spot in the doubles ranking. Her regular doubles partner Nadia Petrova achieved her career-best rankings in both the singles and doubles. She leaped 3 spots to No.27 in the singles by reaching the semi-finals of the Ordina Open last week and then rose to No.11 from No.13 in the doubles by reaching the final with partner Mary Pierce.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 23 June, 2003:
Thursday, 19 June, 2003 - Hastings Direct Int'l Champs., Sanex Live Chat
The 3rd seeded pair of Miss Dokic and Rennae Stubbs lost to lucky losers Stephanie Foretz and Antonella Serra-Zanetti, 4-6, 4-6 in the quarter-finals of the 2003 Hastings Direct International Championships on Thursday.
The Sanex Heroes website announced on Tuesday that its Online Live Chats with Miss Dokic and Martina Navratilova will be held during the 1st week of Wimbledon.
Wednesday, 18 June, 2003 - Hastings Direct Int'l Champs., Wimbledon
The 3rd seeded pair of Miss Dokic and Rennae Stubbs advanced to the quarter-finals of the 2003 Hastings Direct International Championships with a 6-4 4-6 6-3 win over Clarisa Fernandez and Samantha Reeves in the 1st round on Wednesday. They will now meet lucky losers, Stephanie Foretz and Antonella Serra-Zanetti at the 2nd match on Court-1 on Thursday.
The ladies' doubles main draw for the 2003 Wimbledon Championships has been released. Miss Dokic will team up with regular partner Nadia Petrova in her 2nd Grand Slam tournament of the year. They were seeded 6th in the top half of the draw and will play their 1st-round match against Ashley Harkleroad and Tatiana Perebiynis.
Tuesday, 17 June, 2003 - Hastings Direct Int'l Champs., Wimbledon
Miss Dokic suffered a 1st-round loss at the hands of qualifier Saori Obata at the 2003 Hastings Direct International Championships later Tuesday. The Japanese lefthander needed only 43 minutes to defeat the 6th seed in straight-set, 6-3, 6-1. In other 1st-round matches, the 5th seeded Anastasia Myskina was upset by unseeded veteran Amanda Coetzer, 2-6, 4-6.
Miss Dokic and partner Rennae Stubbs, the 3rd seeded team, will play Clarisa Fernandez and Samantha Reeves at Wednesday's 2nd match on Court-2, with 1st match between Saori Obata and Anna Pistolesi starting not before 2:00 p.m. (local time).
The Wimbledon official website announced the singles main draws and the seeded players for the 2003 Championships today. Miss Dokic is seeded 11th, same place as her current singles ranking, in the top half of the draw. She was drawn to meet Ukrainian-born Elena Baltacha of England in the opening round.
Miss Dokic split with her coach Heinz Gunthardt, the former coach of Steffi Graf, after the French Open to work with Croatian coach Barna Bikic, the Guardian reported today.
Monday, 16 June, 2003 (2) - Hastings Direct Int'l Champs.
The qualifying final round matches at Eastbourne were all completed on Monday. Miss Dokic will play qualifier Saori Obata of Japan in the opening round of the 2003 Hastings Direct International Championships. They will meet at the 4th match on Centre Court Tuesday afternoon, with 1st match beginning at 11:30 a.m. (local time).
Monday, 16 June, 2003 (1) - Hastings Direct Int'l Champs., Wimbledon, WTA Rankings
The 2003 Hastings Direct International Championships official website released the doubles main draw today. Miss Dokic seems to pair up again with Rennae Stubbs of Australia. They were seeded 3rd in a 16 field and were drawn to meet Clarisa Fernandez and Samantha Reeves in the opening round. They have teamed up at Amelia Island in April.
The Wimbledon official website has announced that the main draws and seeds for the 2003 Championships will be announced on Tuesday, 17th June 2003.
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables today. There was no change of the top 11's standings. Miss Dokic remains at No.11 spot in the singles and No.14 in the doubles ranking. Japan's Shinobu Asagoe leaped 25 spots to No.78 in the singles and Russian teenager Maria Sharapova also moved into Top 100, from No.125 to No.88.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 16 June, 2003:
Sunday, 15 June, 2003 - Hastings Direct Int'l Champs., Wien Energie Grand Prix, DFS Classic
The Lawn Tennis Association official website announced the singles main draw for the 2003 Hastings Direct International Championships on Saturday. Miss Dokic was seeded 6th in the 2nd seeded defending champion Chanda Rubin's 4th quarter of the draw and will play her opening round match with a qualifier. She was also drawn to meet either Anna Pistolesi or Eleni Daniilidou in the next round. Top seed is the 2001 champion Lindsay Davenport. The 3rd seed is Jennifer Capriati and 4th seed is Daniela Hantuchova. Top 4 seeds received 1st-round byes in the 28-player field.
The 6th seeded Paola Suarez defeated qualifier Karolina Sprem, 7-6 (0), 2-6, 6-4 in Saturday's final of the 2003 Wien Energie Grand Prix to claim her first title of the season. In all Chinese doubles final, Tian Tian Sun and Ting Li defeated Zi Yan and Jie Zheng, 6-3, 6-4.
The 3rd seeded Magdalena Maleeva claimed her 1st title of the year with a 6-1 6-4 win over unseeded Shinobu Asagoe of Japan in Sunday's final of the 2003 DFS Classic in Birmingham. She reached the final after upsetting 2nd seed Eleni Daniilidou, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, while Shinobu Asagoe ended 16-year-old qualifier Maria Sharapova's run, 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (3) in the semi-finals on Saturday.
Saturday, 14 June, 2003 - Hastings Direct Int'l Champs., Wien Energie Grand Prix
Miss Dokic is scheduled to play in the 2003 Eastbourne International Championships next week. The tier2 grass-court event newly sponsored by a motor insurance provider Hastings Direct will take place from Monday, 16th June to Saturday, 21st June at Devonshire Park in Eastbourne, GBR. Her successful doubles partner Nadia Petrova seems to play not in Eastbourne but at the tier3 Ordina Open, the other final warm-up tournament to Wimbledon, which will be held in Rosmalen, Netherlands next week.
At the 2003 Wien Energie Grand Prix, the 6th seeded Paola Suarez defeated Anca Barna, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 in Friday's semi-finals to reach her 1st singles final of the season. In Saturday's final, she will meet 18-year-old qualifier Karolina Sprem, who posted another big upset by outlasting 2nd seed Vera Zvonareva, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 on Friday. The doubles final will be played between young China's teams, Zi Yan / Jie Zheng and Tian Tian Sun / Ting Li.
Thursday, 12 June, 2003 - Wien Energie Grand Prix
Miss Dokic was upset by the 6th seeded Paola Suarez, 6-7 (4), 2-6 in the quarter-finals at the 2003 Wien Energie Grand Prix on Thursday. It was her 2nd consecutive loss on clay-court to Paola Suarez, who will meet Anca Barna of Germany in the semi-finals. Anca Barna also advanced with a 4-6 7-6 (1) 6-4 upset win over the 4th seeded Silvia Farina Elia earlier Thursday. In other quarter-final matches, Croatian qualifier Karolina Sprem upset the 7th seeded Denisa Chladkova, 6-3, 6-2, while the 2nd seeded Vera Zvonareva ousted the 8th seeded Maja Matevzic, 7-5, 7-5. In the doubles action in Vienna, China's Fed Cup team, Zi Yan / Jie Zheng and Tian Tian Sun / Ting Li, advanced to the last 4.
Wednesday, 11 June, 2003 - Wien Energie Grand Prix
The 2nd-round matches at the 2003 Wien Energie Grand Prix were completed today. After receiving a 1st-round bye, top seed Miss Dokic defeated Italian Rita Grande, 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 at the 4th match on Center Court. Her quarter-final opponent will be the 6th seeded Paola Suarez of Argentina, who advanced with a 6-1 6-3 win over home favorite Patricia Wartusch today. They will meet at the 3rd match on Center Court on Thursday (not before 15:00, local time). The 2nd seeded Vera Zvonareva eased past Estonian qualifier Maret Ani, 6-4, 6-2, while defending champion and the 3rd seeded Anna Pistolesi made a 2nd-round exit after losing in three sets to tough qualifier Karolina Sprem, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7.
Monday, 09 June, 2003 - Wien Energie Grand Prix, WTA Rankings
Miss Dokic's 2nd-round opponent at the 2003 Wien Energie Grand Prix will be Casablanca Open champion Rita Grande, who defeated Iveta Benesova in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2 in the opening round today.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 09 June, 2003:
Sunday, 08 June, 2003 -Wien Energie Grand Prix, Wimbledon, Roland Garros
Miss Dokic will concentrate on the singles event only in Vienna this week. The 2003 Wien Energie Grand Prix official website announced today the doubles main draw, in which her name was not included.
The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club official website has announced that its 2003 Wimbledon official website will be launched at www.wimbledon.org on Monday, 9th June. This year's Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon will be held from Monday, 23rd June to Sunday, 6th July. The qualifying competition starts on Monday, 16th June at the Bank of England Sports Club in Roehampton.
The 2nd-seeded Kim Clijsters and Ai Sugiyama rallied from a set down to upset the top-seeded 2-time French Open champion pair of Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suarez, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 9-7 in the women's doubles final at Roland Garros on Sunday. It was their 4th doubles title of the season and the 1st Grand Slam title for Kim Clijsters, whose win coincided with her 20th birthday.
2003 French Open Final Results
Women's Singles Final on Saturday, 7th June:
Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL)(4) def. Kim Clijsters (BEL)(2), 6-0, 6-4.
Women's Doubles Final on Sunday, 8th June:
K. Clijsters (BEL) / A. Sugiyama (JPN)(2) def. V. Ruano Pascual (ESP) / P. Suarez (ARG)(1), 6-7 (5), 6-2, 9-7
Mixed Doubles Final on Friday, 6th June:
L. Raymond (USA) / M. Bryan (USA)(2) def. E. Likhovtseva (RUS) / M. Bhupathi (IND)(3), 6-3, 6-4.
Girls' Singles Final on Sunday, 8th June:
Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)(2) def. Vera Douchevina (RUS)(1), 6-4, 6-4.
Girls' Doubles Final on Saturday, 7th June:
M. Fraga (ESP) / A. Gonzalez Penas (ESP) def. K. Bohmova (CZE) / M. Krajicek (NED), 6-0, 6-3.
Saturday, 07 June, 2003 - Wien Energie Grand Prix, Roland Garros
Miss Dokic seems to play on red-clay in Vienna next week instead of playing on grass in Birmingham as the defending champion. The Tier3 Wien Energie Grand Prix will start on Monday, 9th June at the Casino Stadion in Vienna, Austria. The finals will be played on Saturday, 14th June. The tournament official website released the singles main draw today. Miss Dokic was seeded No.1 and received a 1st-round bye along with the 2nd seeded Vera Zvonareva of Russia. She will meet either Iveta Benesova of Czech Republic or Rita Grande of Italy in the 2nd round. Last year's winner Anna Pistolesi of Israel was seeded 3rd.
Belgium's Justine Henin-Hardenne won her 1st Grand Slam title with a 6-0 6-4 victory over compatriot Kim Clijsters in the women's singles final at the 2003 French Open on Saturday. The 4th seeded Justine Henin-Hardenne defeated the top seeded defending champion Serena Williams, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 in the semi-finals, while the 2nd seeded Kim Clijsters reached her 2nd Roland Garros final, stopping Nadia Petrova's dream run, 7-5, 6-1 on Thursday.
Tuesday, 03 June, 2003 - Roland Garros
Unseeded Nadia Petrova advanced to the semi-finals of singles, surviving an all Russian battle with 22nd seed Vera Zvonareva, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 at the 1st match on Philippe Chatrier Court on Tuesday. She will now meet 2nd seed Kim Clijsters, who eased past 24th seed Conchita Martinez in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1 at the 1st match on Suzanne Lenglen Court. In other quarter-final matches, the top seeded defending champion Serena Williams ousted the 5th seeded home favorite Amelie Mauresmo, 6-1, 6-2, while 4th seed Justine Henin-Hardenne beat 8th seed Chanda Rubin, 6-3, 6-2.
Monday, 02 June, 2003 - Roland Garros
Her 2003 Roland Garros was over. In the 3rd round of women's doubles, Miss Dokic and partner Nadia Petrova were defeated by 11th seeded pair of Janette Husarova and Barbara Schett, 6-7 (7), 4-6 at the 3rd match on Court-2 Monday afternoon. Nadia Petrova produced a major upset on Sunday, eliminating 7th seed Jennifer Capriati in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the 4th round of singles. The 22nd seeded another young Russian is waiting her in the quarter-finals. The 18-year-old Vera Zvonareva upset 3rd seed Venus Williams, 2-6 6-2 6-4 on Sunday.
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