Sunday, 29 February, 2004 - Qatar Total Open, Dubai Tennis Championships|
The Qatar Tennis Federation official website has announced the singles main draw for the 2004 Qatar Total Open. Miss Dokic was seeded 6th in the 3rd quarter of the draw. Her 1st-round opponent will be former Fed Cup teammate Nicole Pratt of Australia. Top 4 seeds are Justine Henin-Hardenne, Jennifer Capriati, Anastasia Myskina and Ai Sugiyama. The 3rd-seeded defending champion Anastasia Myskina is Miss Dokic's potential quarter-final opponent. The main draw matches will be played from Monday to Saturday on hard-courts at the Khalifa International Tennis Complex in Doha.
Tuesday, 24 February, 2004 - Dubai Tennis Championships
Miss Dokic made a 1st-round exit from the 2004 Dubai Duty Free Women's Open after losing in straight sets to Hungarian Petra Mandula, 1-6, 2-6 this evening. - Hard time still continues...
Monday, 23 February, 2004 - Dubai Tennis Championships, WTA Rankings
Miss Dokic's 1st-round match with Petra Mandula is scheduled on Tuesday evening (not before 19:00 - local time). They will meet at the 3rd match on Centre Court at the Dubai Tennis Stadium.
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables. Antwerp runner-up Silvia Farina Elia jumped up to No.14 from No.19, so Miss Dokic moved down to No.15 in the singles rankings. In the doubles rankings, she remains at No.28 spot.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 23 February, 2004:
Sunday, 22 February, 2004 (2) - Hyderabad, Memphis, Antwerp
The 4th-seeded Nicole Pratt captured her first Tour singles title by defeating Russian teenager Maria Kirilenko, 7-6 (3), 6-1 at the final of the ING Vysya Hyderabad Open on Saturday. It was the second Tour singles final for the Australian veteran, and the first for the 2002 U.S. Open junior champion.
While, the top-seeded Vera Zvonareva won her second Tour singles title in Memphis, adding to her previous crown at the 2003 Croatian Bol Ladies Open. She defeated 2nd-seeded defending champion Lisa Raymond, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 in Saturday's title match at the 2004 Kroger St. Jude and Cellular South Cup.
In Antwerp, the 2nd-seeded Kim Clijsters continued her outstanding form by winning the 2004 Proximus Diamond Games, her 2nd title in the past 2 weeks. She defeated the 8th-seeded Silvia Farina Elia in straight sets, 6-3, 6-0 at Sunday's title match in front of her home crowd.
Sunday, 22 February, 2004 (1) - Dubai Tennis Championships
The WTA Tour official website announced the singles main draw for the 2004 Dubai Duty Free Women's Open. Miss Dokic was seeded 6th in the 2nd quarter of the draw. Her 1st-round opponent will be Petra Mandula of Hungary. Top 4 seeds are Justine Henin-Hardenne, Venus Williams, Jennifer Capriati and Anastasia Myskina (Miss Dokic's potential quarter-final opponent). The main draws start on Monday afternoon at Dubai Tennis Stadium. Both singles and doubles finals will be held on Saturday, 28th February.
* Qualifying and Main Draw Photos at the 2004 Toray Pan Pacific Tennis are available here.
Monday, 16 February, 2004 - WTA Rankings
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables. Injured former world No.1 Venus Williams moved down to No.17. Miss Dokic rose to No.14 spot in the singles rankings, while she slipped 3 spots to No.28 in the doubles rankings. Teenage semi-finalists in Paris boosted their places in the world rankings. Dinara Safina achieved a new career-best No.31 and Tatiana Golovin leaped 44 places to No.91 from No.135.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 16 February, 2004:
Sunday, 15 February, 2004 - Open Gaz de France
Top seeded Kim Clijsters won her 20th career Tour singles title, defeating Mary Pierce, 6-2, 6-1 in the final of the 2004 Open Gaz de France on Sunday. Unseeded Mary Pierce reached her first Tour singles final since June 2000, when she won Roland Garros title. She stopped the dream run of the 16-year-old wild-card Tatiana Golovin, who upset 2nd seeded Elena Dementieva en route to the semi-finals.
Saturday, 14 February, 2004 - Proximus Diamond Games
Miss Dokic seems not to play in Antwerp for a rest next week. The 2004 Proximus Diamond Games official website has announced the singles main draw, in which her name was not included. The entry lists for other events, Memphis and Hyderabad, have been also released. She was not on any of them. Her next tournament will be the 2004 Dubai Duty Free Women's Open, which starts on 23rd February at Dubai Tennis Stadium.
Friday, 13 February, 2004 - Open Gaz de France
Miss Dokic unfortunately made a 2nd-round exit from the 2004 Open Gaz de France after losing in three sets to Elena Bovina, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 0-6 at the 5th (last) match on Centre Court Thursday evening. Elena Bovina will next meet Mary Pierce in the quarter-finals on Friday. - Bad luck this time. I hope her leg did not hurt again...
Wednesday, 11 February, 2004 - Open Gaz de France
Miss Dokic will meet Elena Bovina in the 2nd round of the 2004 Open Gaz de France on Thursday. Qualifier Anabel Medina Garrigues claimed the 1st set 6-4, but the tough Russian fought back to win the opening match, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Centre Court today.
Monday, 09 February, 2004 - Open Gaz de France, WTA Rankings
According to the Open Gaz de France official website's news, Miss Dokic and top seed Kim Clijsters, among others, arrived in Paris on Monday morning. The qualifying final round matches were completed today. Miss Dokic's 2nd-round opponent will be the winner of a match between Elena Bovina of Russia and qualifier Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain. This 1st-round match is not scheduled on Tuesday, so Miss Dokic will play her opening match on Thursday.
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables. Her performances in Tokyo have moved up her position to No.15 in the singles. She also moved 1 spot up to No.25 in the doubles ranking.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 09 February, 2004:
Sunday, 08 February, 2004 - Open Gaz de France, Toray Pan Pacific Tennis
The WTA Tour official website announced the main draws for the 2004 Open Gaz de France indoor tournament today. Miss Dokic was seeded 4th in the 3rd quarter of the singles draw and received byes into the 2nd round along with top seed Kim Clijsters, 2nd seed Elena Dementieva and 3rd seed Patty Schnyder. She was drawn to meet either Elena Bovina of Russia or a qualifier in her opening match. The main draw starts on Monday at Pierre de Coubertin stadium. The 2nd-round matches are scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday. She reached the final in her debut appearance at the tournament in 2002. The doubles main draw has been also released, but she is not on the sheet.
In Sunday's final in Tokyo, the 2nd-seeded Lindsay Davenport successfully defended her title of the Toray Pan Pacific Open by defeating Magdalena Maleeva, 6-4, 6-1. It was her 4th championship in the indoor tournament (1998, 2000, 2003 and now 2004). Magdalena Maleeva also reached the doubles final with partner Elena Likhovtseva, but lost to Cara Black and Rennae Stubbs, 0-6, 1-6 later Sunday.
Saturday, 07 February, 2004 - Toray Pan Pacific Tennis
Miss Dokic was defeated by the 2nd seeded Lindsay Davenport, 1-6, 0-6 in Saturday's semi-finals of the 2004 Toray Pan Pacific Open, posting her 9th consecutive loss to the defending champion. She appeared on court yesterday with her left thigh bandaged. She reportedly said: "I had my left leg strained two days ago in my second round match and I was very doubtful even yesterday... But it was a little bit an easier match, I knew if I just hit the ball yesterday, I can get through the match, which I did... But with Lindsay, it was a different story, she serves well and plays completely different. If I'm not 100 percent and cannot move against her, it makes it difficult." I hope it is not so serious injury and wish she will make a complete recovery soon...
In Sunday's title match, Lindsay Davenport will meet Magdalena Maleeva, who reached the final, thanks to the withdrawal of 5th seed Chanda Rubin suffering from a left knee injury.
Friday, 06 February, 2004 - Toray Pan Pacific Tennis, Yonex
Miss Dokic had no problems today against Russian veteran player. She advanced to the semi-finals of the 2004 Toray Pan Pacific Open with a 6-1 6-1 win over Tatiana Panova Friday afternoon.
She was set to meet the 2nd seeded defending champion Lindsay Davenport at the opening match on Saturday, starting at 13:00 - local time. The remaining highest seed, after Venus Williams withdrawing with right leg injury, ousted the 8th seeded Daniela Hantuchova, 6-2, 6-2 at the 2nd match on Friday. The match will be followed by the other semi-final match between 5th seed Chanda Rubin and unseeded Magdalena Maleeva.
Thursday, 05 February, 2004 - Toray Pan Pacific Tennis
Miss Dokic advanced to the quarter-finals of the 2004 Toray Pan Pacific open with a 7-6 (7), 6-7 (2), 6-1 win over Janette Husarova at Thursday's 3rd match on Court-2. - I saw both her best and worst tennis at the same match.
Her next opponent is Tatiana Panova, who reached the quarter-finals after upsetting the 3rd seeded compatriot Elena Dementieva, 7-6 (5), 6-3 at Thursday's 1st match on Court-2. They will meet at the opening match on Center Court Friday afternoon (at 13:00 - local time).
Wednesday, 04 February, 2004 - Toray Pan Pacific Tennis
Miss Dokic won her first match of the 2004 season at the Toray Pan Pacific open. In the singles 1st round, she defeated wild-card Cara Black, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1 at Wednesday's 2nd match on Court-2. She appeared with Yonex wear and Yonex racquet, new RDX-500 model.
She will next meet qualifier and doubles partner Janette Husarova on Thursday. Janette Husarova advanced to the 2nd round by defeating Tamarine Tanasugarn, 7-6 (8), 6-3 at Wednesday's opening match on Court-1.
Monday, 02 February, 2004 - Toray Pan Pacific Tennis, WTA Rankings
The Toray Pan Pacific Open gets under way Tuesday morning on indoor carpet in Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. Miss Dokic will play her opening match of the 2004 season on Wednesday. The tournament official website announced the doubles main draw today. She will pair up with Janette Husarova for the first time. The Slovakia's veteran has won 15 doubles titles in her Tour career. Her current doubles ranking is 17th (as of 02 February). They were drawn to meet qualifiers, Wynne Prakusya and Tamarine Tanasugarn in the 1st round also on Wednesday.
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables after the Australian Open. Miss Dokic moved down to No.17 spot in the singles but remains at No.26 spot in the doubles ranking.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 02 February, 2004:
* This website will not be updated until Friday.
Sunday, 01 February, 2004 (2) - Toray Pan Pacific Tennis, Yonex
The Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Tournament official website announced the singles main draw today. Top 4 seeds received byes into the 2nd round in the 28-player field. Miss Dokic was seeded 7th in the 3rd-seeded Elena Dementieva's quarter of the draw. She was drawn to meet wild-card Cara Black in the opening round. Top seed Venus Williams will make a Japan debut, and defending champion Lindsay Davenport is 2nd seed. Japan's top player Ai Sugiyama was seeded 4th. The singles qualifying final round and the doubles qualifying round will be played on Monday. The main draw 1st-round matches are scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Sunday, 01 February, 2004 (1) - Australian Open
World No.1 Justine Henin-Hardenne defeated No.2 Kim Clijsters in their first Australian Open final on Saturday. It was a rematch of the 2003 French Open and U.S. Open finals and Henin-Hardenne's 3rd Grand Slam singles title. The final results on the 2004 Australian Open are as follows.
2004 Australian Open Final Results
Women's Singles Final on Saturday, 31st January:
Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL)(1) def. Kim Clijsters (BEL)(2), 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Women's Doubles Final on Friday, 30th January:
V. Ruano Pascual (ESP) / P. Suarez (ARG)(1) def. S. Kuznetsova (RUS) / E. Likhovtseva (RUS)(4), 6-4, 6-3
Mixed Doubles Final on Sunday, 1st February:
E. Bovina (RUS) / N. Zimonjic (SER) def. M. Navratilova (USA) / L. Paes (IND)(4), 6-1, 7-6 (3)
Girls' Singles Final on Sunday, 1st February:
Shahar Peer (ISR)(13) def. Nicole Vaidisova (CZE)(3), 6-1, 6-4
Girls' Doubles Final on Sunday, 1st February:
S-N. Sun (CHN) / Y-J. Chan (TPE)(2) def. N. Vaidisova (CZE) / V. Chvojkova (CZE)(1), 7-5, 6-3
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