Monday, 27 October, 2003 - WTA Rankings|
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables. Miss Dokic remains at No.14 spot in the singles rankings, while she slipped again 4 places to No.26 in the doubles rankings. Luxembourg winner Kim Clijsters returned to No.1 ranking she lost to compatriot Justine Henin-Hardenne last week. Linz finalist Nadia Petrova moved up to a career-best No.12 ranking.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 27 October, 2003:
Sunday, 26 October, 2003 - Generali Ladies Linz, Seat Open Luxembourg
The 2nd seeded Ai Sugiyama claimed her 2nd singles title of the season with a 7-5 6-4 win over 4th seeded Nadia Petrova in the final of the 2003 Generali Ladies Linz on Sunday. It was the first Tour career final for Nadia Petrova. While, the top seeded Kim Clijsters won her 4th Luxembourg title and 8th of the season by defeating 2nd seeded Chanda Rubin, 6-2, 7-5 in the final of the 2003 Seat Open Luxembourg later Sunday. Ai Sugiyama and Chanda Rubin are fighting for the 8th singles spot in the season-ending WTA Tour Championships, which will be played by top 8 singles players and 4 doubles teams at Staples Center in Los Angeles next month.
Saturday, 25 October, 2003 - Generali Ladies Linz
Miss Dokic's recovery run at the 2003 Generali Ladies Linz has come to a little bit bitter end at the hands of Japan's No.1 Ai Sugiyama in the quarter-finals Friday night. She dropped the 1st set 4-6 before fighting back to even the match, winning the 2nd in a tie-break 7-6 (4). However the 2nd seed was too consistent in the decider, taking the final set 6-3. Ai Sugiyama, who is now seeking to move up into the top 10, will play 3rd seeded Vera Zvonareva on Saturday for a place in Sunday's final. Although she lost her last match (maybe) of the 2003 season, Miss Dokic had good two weeks with a 6-2 win/loss record.
Thursday, 23 October, 2003 - Generali Ladies Linz
Miss Dokic made her way into the quarter-finals of the 2003 Generali Ladies Linz with a 6-3 3-6 6-3 win over Petra Mandula at the 2nd match on Centre Court on Thursday. It was a close contest. She won the 1st set relatively easily, however experienced Petra Mandula leveled the match by fighting back in the 2nd set. In a tightly contested 3rd-set, Miss Dokic struggled in her serve but finally defeated the 25-year-old Hungarian by breaking the 8th game before closing off the match.
She will now face a tough task against 2nd seeded Ai Sugiyama, who fought off a big challenge from Tina Pisnik later Thursday, 6-3, 7-5 in her opening match in Linz after receiving a 1st-round bye. They are scheduled to play for a semi-final berth at the 4th match on Centre Court Friday evening.
Wednesday, 22 October, 2003 - Generali Ladies Linz
Miss Dokic continues her good form in Austria. She cruised past 5th seeded Daniela Hantuchova in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1 Tuesday night to advance to the 2nd round of the 2003 Generali Ladies Linz. This marked her first win in 4 WTA Tour career meetings with Daniela Hantuchova.
She will next meet Petra Mandula, who defeated local wildcard Barbara Schett, 6-3, 6-3 at the 2nd match on Centre Court on Wednesday.
Monday, 20 October, 2003 - Generali Ladies Linz, WTA Rankings
Miss Dokic will not defend her doubles title in Linz to concentrate on the singles competition only this week. The 2003 Generali Ladies Linz official website announced the doubles main draw later Sunday. Her name was not included in the draw. In the singles, she will play her 1st round match with 5th seeded Daniela Hantuchova in Tuesday's evening session on Centre Court - not before 18:30 (local time).
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables. Miss Dokic's impressive run in Zurich boosted her 11 places to No.14 in the singles rankings, while she slipped 2 places to No.22 in the doubles rankings. The two time Grand Slam champion Justine Henin-Hardenne realized her dream of becoming the world's No.1 player, switching places with her compatriot Kim Clijsters. Tina Pisnik marked a career-high No.30 ranking after reaching the quarter-finals in Zurich. Tashkent Open finalist Saori Obata moved into the top 50, and Jelena Jankovic jumped up into the top 100, leaping 19 spots to No.90, by winning the Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge (ITF $75,000 event) in Dubai on Sunday.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 20 October, 2003:
* Qualifying Round and Main Draw Photos at the 2003 Osaka World Super Junior Tennis Champs are available here.
Sunday, 19 October, 2003 - Swisscom Challenge, Generali Ladies Linz
Miss Dokic failed to win her first title of the season, falling to 2nd seeded Justine Henin-Hardenne in straight sets, 0-6, 4-6 in Sunday's final at the 2003 Swisscom Challenge in Zurich. Justine Henin-Hardenne claimed her 8th title of the year and will become the new No.1 player on Monday.
Miss Dokic participates in the 2003 Generali Ladies Linz this week. The tier2 indoor hard-court tournament will take place from 20th to 26th October at the Intersport Arena in Linz, Austria. The tournament official website announced the singles main draw on Sunday. She is in the 4th quarter of the draw and will meet 5th seeded Daniela Hantuchova in the opening round. Top seed is Anastasia Myskina, followed by Ai Sugiyama, Vera Zvonareva and Nadia Petrova. They will receive byes into the 2nd round. Defending champion Justine Henin-Hardenne reportedly pulled out of this year's event due to exhaustion. At last year's event, Miss Dokic reached the quarter-finals in the singles and won her 2nd consecutive doubles title in Linz with partner Nadia Petrova.
Saturday, 18 October, 2003 (2) - Swisscom Challenge
Miss Dokic reached her first final of the season with a 1-6 6-3 6-4 upset win over Kim Clijsters in the semi-final of the 2003 Swisscom Challenge on Saturday. Top seeded Kim Clijsters started off well, easily taking the 1st set with 2 breaks, but our dangerous princess fought her way back to even the match before closing off in 1 hour, 19 minutes. It was the first time she defeated a world No.1 player since June 1999, when she stunned Martina Hingis in her sensational debut appearance at Wimbledon.
She will now face off against 2nd-seeded another Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne, who reached her 11th final of the season by defeating Nadia Petrova in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4 at Saturday's opening match on the Schluefweg Arena. The singles title match is due to start at 01:15 p.m. (local time) on Sunday, followed by the doubles final between top seeds of Kim Clijsters and Ai Sugiyama and 2nd seeds of Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suarez.
Saturday, 18 October, 2003 (1) - Swisscom Challenge
Miss Dokic showed perfect tennis in Friday's night session at the Schluefweg Arena in Zurich. She eased past defending champion and home favorite Patty Schnyder, 6-0, 6-3 in just 48 minutes to progress toward her 2nd semi-final of the season.
She will now face the world's top-ranked player Kim Clijsters at the 2nd match on Saturday afternoon. The 1st match between Nadia Petrova and 2nd seeded Justine Henin-Hardenne is due to start at 01:30 p.m. (local time).
Friday, 17 October, 2003 - Swisscom Challenge
Miss Dokic and partner Katarina Srebotnik lost to Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suarez, 7-6 (8), 1-6, 4-6 in the quarter-finals of the 2003 Swisscom Challenge on Thursday. Our team won the 1st set in a tie-break, but the 2nd seeds, claiming next 2 sets to advance to the semi-finals, were too consistent and experienced for an unseeded new pair.
In the singles quarter-finals, Miss Dokic now takes on defending champion and home favorite Patty Schnyder, who upset 3rd seed Amelie Mauresmo in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2 Thursday evening. They are scheduled to meet at the 5th match on Friday - not before 08:00 p.m. (or 07:45 p.m.) local time.
Thursday, 16 October, 2003 - Swisscom Challenge
Miss Dokic and partner Katarina Srebotnik are scheduled to play in the doubles quarter-finals of the 2003 Swisscom Challenge Thursday night. They will meet 2nd seeded pair of Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suarez at the 6th (last) match, following a 2nd-round match of the singles between 3rd seed Amelie Mauresmo and defending champion Patty Schnyder. New partner Katarina Srebotnik, who has made the main draw for the singles event as a qualifier, was defeated by top-seeded Kim Clijsters, 2-6, 2-6 in the 2nd round Thursday afternoon.
Wednesday, 15 October, 2003 - Swisscom Challenge
Miss Dokic continued one of her best runs of the season with an impressive 3-set win over Alexandra Stevenson at the 2003 Swisscom Challenge in Zurich. She fought back from a set down, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 against a big server on Wednesday afternoon to secure a place in the quarter-finals.
She will next meet either 3rd seeded Amelie Mauresmo or defending champion Patty Schnyder on Friday.
Tuesday, 14 October, 2003 - Swisscom Challenge
Miss Dokic claimed a hard-fought win over 5th seeded Chanda Rubin, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 to advance to the 2nd round of the 2003 Swisscom Challenge on Monday. It was her first victory over a top 10 player since August 2002, when she stopped Martina Hingis's comeback run at the Rogers AT&T Cup in Montreal.
She will now meet Alexandra Stevenson, who advanced with a 3-6 7-5 6-3 win over local wildcard Myriam Casanova in Monday's evening session. They are scheduled to play each other at the 2nd match on Wednesday (not before 02:30 p.m. - local time).
Monday, 13 October, 2003 - Swisscom Challenge, WTA Rankings
Miss Dokic is scheduled for her 1st-round action in both singles and doubles on Monday in Zurich. She will meet 5th seeded Chanda Rubin at the 5th match on Center Court and then she and partner Katarina Srebotnik will meet Amelie Mauresmo and Mary Pierce at the 8th (last) match on same court.
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables. Miss Dokic remains at No.25 spot in the singles and No.20 in the doubles ranking. There was no change of the top 10's standings.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 13 October, 2003:
Sunday, 12 October, 2003 - Swisscom Challenge, Porsche Tennis GP, Tashkent Open
The 2003 Swisscom Challenge official website announced the main draws on Saturday. In the singles, Miss Dokic is in the 3rd seeded Amelie Mauresmo's 2nd quarter of the draw and will face 5th seeded Chanda Rubin in the opening round. Top 4 seeds, including Kim Clijsters, Justine Henin-Hardenne and Elena Dementieva, will receive 1st-round byes in the 28-player field.
In Filderstadt, top seed and defending champion Kim Clijsters gained revenge for her defeats in this year's French and U.S. Open finals with a 5-7 6-4 6-2 win over 2nd-seeded compatriot Justine Henin-Hardenne in Sunday's final of the 2003 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. In Tashkent, 4th-seeded Spaniard Virginia Ruano-Pascual defeated 3rd seed Saori Obata of Japan, 6-2, 7-6 (2) in the final of the 2003 Tashkent Open on Sunday to win her 1st singles title of the year.
Friday, 10 October, 2003 - Swisscom Challenge
Miss Dokic will play in the 2003 Swisscom Challenge next week. The tier1 indoor hard-court tournament will be held at the Schluefweg Arena in Kloten, Zurich, Switzerland. The main draw starts on Sunday, 12th October. And both singles and doubles finals will be played on Sunday, 19th October. The qualifying round has begun Friday morning on another venue, TC Buhrle in Oerlikon. In the 2002 event, she reached the final in the doubles with partner Nadia Petrova before losing to Elena Bovina and Justin Henin-Hardenne, 2-6, 6-7 (2). The defending champion is local Patty Schnyder, who defeated 2nd seeded Lindsay Davenport, 6-7(5), 7-6(8), 6-3 in front of her home crowd.
* Last Sunday's photos at the 2003 Osaka Mayor's Cup World Super Junior Tennis Championships are available here.
Wednesday, 08 October, 2003 - Porsche Tennis GP
Miss Dokic lost to Magdalena Maleeva, 5-7, 0-6 in the 1st round of the 2003 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix on Tuesday. She led 5-4 in the 1st set, but then dropped the next 9 games. This was the 11th opening-match loss she suffered in the 2003 season. -- The score-line from 4th to 6th game in the 1st set is based upon Mr. Gerhard Grundhammer's report for the Jelena-dokic.com.
Tuesday, 07 October, 2003 - Porsche Tennis GP
Miss Dokic and new partner Maja Matevzic were unfortunately defeated by Barbara Schett and Patty Schnyder, 5-7, 1-6 in the opening round of the 2003 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix on Monday. In the singles action, Miss Dokic will meet Magdalena Maleeva at the 3rd match on Centre Court Tuesday afternoon. The 1st-round match is due to start not before 4:00 p.m. (local time).
Monday, 06 October, 2003 - Porsche Tennis GP, WTA Rankings
Miss Dokic is scheduled to play in the doubles 1st round Monday evening in Filderstadt. She and partner Maja Matevzic will meet Barbara Schett and Patty Schnyder at the 5th match on Centre Court.
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables. Miss Dokic moved up to No.25 spot in the singles but slipped 3 places to No.20 in the doubles ranking.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 06 October, 2003:
Sunday, 05 October, 2003 - Porsche Tennis GP, Kremlin Cup, AIG Open
The 2003 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix official website announced the main draws on Sunday. In the singles, Miss Dokic is in the 4th seeded Jennifer Capriati's 2nd quarter of the draw and will meet Magdalena Maleeva in the opening round. Top 4 seeds, including defending champion Kim Clijsters, Justine Henin-Hardenne and Lindsay Davenport, will receive 1st-round byes in the 28-player field.
At the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, 4th seeded Anastasia Myskina became the first Russian woman to win the Kremlin Cup title after upsetting 2nd seeded Amelie Mauresmo, 6-2, 6-4 in Sunday's final. This was her 2nd straight title in 2 weeks and her 4th title of the season. While, 5th seeded Maria Sharapova won her first-ever WTA Tour title on Sunday at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo. The 16-year-old Russian defeated unseeded Aniko Kapros, 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5) in their first-time Tour singles finals. Russian players have won all 5 tournaments after the U.S. Open.
Thursday, 02 October, 2003 - Porsche Tennis GP
Her challenge continues. Miss Dokic will take part in the 2003 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix next week. The tier2 indoor tournament will be held from 6th to 12th October on hard courts at the Tennissporthalle in Filderstadt, Germany. Her name has been listed in the last of the direct entry list.
Wednesday, 01 October, 2003 - Kremlin Cup
Miss Dokic and new partner Dinara Safina made a 1st-round exit from the 2003 Kremlin Cup after losing in straight sets, 4-6, 2-6 to 2nd-seeded pair of Cara Black and Elena Likhovtseva in Moscow Wednesday afternoon.
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