Wednesday, 31 December, 2003 - New Year's Eve|
Today is the 6th New Year's Eve in her professional tennis life. A lot of things have changed this year. She fell out of the top 10 just after she left behind her teenage days in April. She moved her base to Monaco apart from her family. She started to travel without her father's direction. She teamed up with Croatian coach Mr. Borna Bikic on a full-time basis, instead of Swiss coach Mr. Heinz Gunthardt. Having turned twenty years old, she decided to play again in Australia, her adopted country where she spent her junior days, after Such a Long Absence. She is now obviously looking forward to another stage in her professional career.
Top 20's year-end rankings are as follows.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 29th December, 2003:
(2) "Trns" indicates number of the WTA Tour events over the past 52 weeks.
Miss Dokic played 58 singles matches this season as compared with last season's 79. She experienced her first major slump until late October.
2003 Singles Statistics:
Monday, 29 December, 2003 - Australian Tennis Magazine
Mentioning to Miss Dokic's decision to participate in the Aussie summer circuit next month, the following editorial appeared in the latest issue of the Australian Tennis Magazine, which was published on 17th December.
"No Hard Feelings Jelena" - Editorial by Rosanne Michie
Australian Tennis Magazine has had an uneasy relationship with Jelena Dokic's family ever since now-estranged Dad Damir overreacted to a suggestion by my predecessor Alan Trengove that Damir would benefit from psychological counselling. However, there's no hard feeling with respect to Jelena and I am thrilled that she has made the decision to finally return to her adopted country. I hope Aussie crowds, famed for their fairness, agree.
Tuesday, 23 December, 2003 - ITF World Champions
The International Tennis Federation announced the ITF World Champions for 2003 and the latest ITF Junior Rankings on 22nd December, Monday. Five of the world's top 10 in the Girls Singles Ranking are occupied by Czech players. The World Champions will receive their awards at the annual ITF World Champions Dinner on 1st June in Paris during the 2004 Roland Garros.
Monday, 08 December, 2003 - WTA Rankings
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables. There is no change of the top 20's standings and ranking points in the singles. Miss Dokic remains at No.15 spot in the singles, while she rose to No.26 in the doubles ranking.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 08 December, 2003:
Wednesday, 03 December, 2003 - Toray Pan Pacific Tennis, WTA Rankings
The Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Tournament official website announced the 2004 early-entry list on Wednesday. Miss Dokic will make her 3rd consecutive appearance at the Tier1 indoor tournament, which will be held from 3rd to 8th February at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan. Other impressive entrants are Venus Williams, Daniela Hantuchova and Tina Pisnik.
Entry List for the 2004 Toray Pan Pacific Tennis (Revised on 19 December):
The WTA Tour official website has released new ranking tables as of 01 December, 2003. There was no change of the top 20's standings and ranking points in the singles.
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