Jelena Dokic: Archives

Archived News - May, 2004.

Wednesday, 26 May, 2004 - Roland Garros, WTA Tour
The 2004 French Open official website has announced the doubles draws. Miss Dokic will not participate in both women's and mixed doubles events. She likely want to concentrate on the singles event only for a while.
The WTA Tour added the Player Gear page (linked to the Tennis Warehouse.com) in its official website. Miss Dokic is among top 23 players to have been listed in the page.
  Racquet: RDX-500 HD
  Shoes: Yonex SHT 303
  Apparel: Yonex

Monday, 24 May, 2004 - Roland Garros
The 24th-seeded Miss Dokic became the women's first seed to fall at the 2004 Roland Garros, posting her 3rd consecutive 1st-round defeat with a 4-6 1-6 loss to Tatiana Perebiynis in 59 minutes on the opening day. The 103rd-ranked Ukrainian served up 13 (or 14) aces in the match compared to just one for Miss Dokic.
 Roland Garros 2004
 Singles 1st Rnd.
1st Set: 6-4 2nd Set: 6-1
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 Jelena Dokic (SCG) #24   O  OO  O     O   
 Tatiana Perebiynis (UKR)   O OO  OO O OOO OOO
   "O" in red indicates a break game.

Sunday, 23 May, 2004 - Roland Garros, Strasbourg Int'l, Wien Energie GP, WTA Rankings
The 2004 Roland Garros will get under way on Monday with the 1st-round singles matches of the women's top half and the men's bottom half. Miss Dokic is scheduled to meet Tatiana Perebiynis at the 3rd match on Court-5 Monday afternoon. Play is due to start at 11:00 a.m. (local time) on all courts.
Final tune-up tournaments for Roland Garros have been held in Strasbourg and Vienna last week. Luxembourg's 66th-ranked Claudine Schaul won her first career WTA singles title by upsetting the top seed Lindsay Davenport, 2-6, 6-0, 6-3 in Saturday's final of the 2004 Internationaux de Strasbourg. She defeated No.5 seed Tina Pisnik, No.2 Ai Sugiyama and No.4 Emilie Loit en route to the final. While, the 2nd-seeded Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi claimed her first title of the season with a 6-2 3-6 6-3 win over 6th seed Alicia Molik in Saturday's final of the 2004 Wien Energie Grand Prix in Vienna.
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables as of 24th May. There is no change of the top 10's standings. Miss Dokic moved up to No.23 in the singles and remains at No.83 spot in the doubles rankings. Strasbourg winner Claudine Schaul achieved a new career-best No.41 with leaping 25 spots from No.66, and Maria Kirilenko moved into the Top 100 with winning St. Gaudens (ITF/$50k) on 16th May.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 24 May, 2004:
 01 (01) Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 6913 pts
 02 (02) Kim Clijsters (BEL) 5686 pts
 03 (03) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 3484 pts
 04 (04) Lindsay Davenport (USA) 3132 pts
 05 (05) Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 2824 pts
 06 (06) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 2519 pts
 07 (07) Serena Williams (USA) 2351 pts
 08 (08) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2348 pts
 09 (09) Venus Williams (USA) 2268 pts
 10 (10) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 2236 pts
 11 (12) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 1965 pts
 12 (13) Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 1954 pts
 13 (11) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 1950 pts
 14 (15) Paola Suarez (ARG) 1765 pts
 15 (14) Chanda Rubin (USA) 1754 pts
 16 (16) Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) 1624 ptss
 17 (17) Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1614 pt
 18 (20) Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi (ISR) 1496 pts
 19 (18) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 1436 pts
 20 (19) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 1412.75 pts
 21 (21) Conchita Martinez (ESP) 1365 pts
 22 (22) Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) 1255 pts
 23 (25) Jelena Dokic (SCG) 1182 pts
 24 (24) Fabiola Zuluaga (COL) 1167.75 pts
 25 (26) Elena Bovina (RUS) 1115 pts
 26 (27) Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 1055 pts
 27 (28) Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) 1054.75 pts
 28 (23) Karolina Sprem (CRO) 1036 pts
 29 (29) Lisa Raymond (USA) 984.25 pts
 30 (30) Petra Mandula (HUN) 963 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 17th May.

Friday, 21 May, 2004 - Roland Garros
The draw ceremony for the 2004 French Open was held at the Roland Garros museum "Tenniseum" this morning. Miss Dokic was seeded 24th, 1 place above her current ranking, as the world No.2 Kim Clijsters has withdrawn due to left wrist tendonitis. She is in the top quarter of the singles draw and will meet Tatiana Perebiynis of Ukraine in the opening round. The 2nd Grand Slam of the season will be held from 24th May to 6th June at Roland Garros in Paris. The 1st round matches are scheduled on Monday and Tuesday. The top seed is defending champion Justine Henin-Hardenne and the 2nd seed is 2002 champion Serena Williams.
Photo quoted from WTATour.com Tatiana Perebiynis (Ukraine)
Birth Date: 15 Dec. 1982
Birth Place: Kharkov, Ukraine
Turned Pro: 1996
Plays: Right (two-handed both sides)
Singles Rank: 103 (as of 24 May, 2004)
2003 DFS Classic Singles 3R
2003 St. Gaudens (ITF/$75k) Singles Winner
2002 Tashkent Open Singles QF
1999, 2001-03 Ukrainian Fed Cup Team
Head to Head: First meeting in singles

Monday, 17 May, 2004 - Telecom Italia Masters, WTA Rankings
The 2nd-seeded Amelie Mauresmo won her 2nd consecutive title in these past 2 weeks on Sunday. She defeated 5th seed Jennifer Capriati, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6) in the final of the 2004 Telecom Italia Masters in Rome.
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables. Miss Dokic moved down to No.25 in the singles and slipped 26 places to No.83 in the doubles rankings.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 17 May, 2004:
 01 (01) Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 6913 pts
 02 (02) Kim Clijsters (BEL) 5686 pts
 03 (03) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 3484 pts
 04 (04) Lindsay Davenport (USA) 2996 pts
 05 (05) Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 2824 pts
 06 (09) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 2519 pts
 07 (07) Serena Williams (USA) 2351 pts
 08 (06) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2348 pts
 09 (08) Venus Williams (USA) 2268 pts
 10 (10) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 2236 pts
 11 (14) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 1997 pts
 12 (12) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 1965 pts
 13 (11) Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 1952 pts
 14 (13) Chanda Rubin (USA) 1903 pts
 15 (15) Paola Suarez (ARG) 1787 pts
 16 (16) Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) 1736 ptss
 17 (17) Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1614 pt
 18 (20) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 1436 pts
 19 (19) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 1412.75 pts
 20 (21) Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi (ISR) 1368 pts
 21 (18) Conchita Martinez (ESP) 1365 pts
 22 (22) Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) 1255 pts
 23 (25) Karolina Sprem (CRO) 1208.25 pts
 24 (23) Fabiola Zuluaga (COL) 1190.75 pts
 25 (24) Jelena Dokic (SCG) 1182 pts
 26 (28) Elena Bovina (RUS) 1115 pts
 27 (26) Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 1055 pts
 28 (27) Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) 1054.75 pts
 29 (30) Lisa Raymond (USA) 984.25 pts
 30 (31) Petra Mandula (HUN) 963 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 10th May.

Tuesday, 11 May, 2004 - Telecom Italia Masters
Miss Dokic suffered an upset loss to local wild card Maria Elena Camerin 5-7, 5-7 in 1 hour, 10 minutes Tuesday afternoon in the opening round of the 2004 Telecom Italia Masters Rome.
 Telecom Italia Masters 
  2004
- Singles 1st Rnd.
1st Set: 7-5 2nd Set: 7-5
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 Maria Elena Camerin (ITA) WC      1   OO O OOO  O   OOOO OO
 Jelena Dokic (SCG)       1 OO  O O    O OOO    O  
   "O" in red indicates a break game.
* Main Draw Photos at the 2004 Kangaroo Cup Int'l Ladies Open (ITF $50,000 event in Gifu) are available here.

Monday, 10 May, 2004 - Telecom Italia Masters, WTA Rankings
Miss Dokic will play Maria Elena Camerin at the 3rd match on Centre Court at Foro Italico Tuesday afternoon. The 1st match is due to start at 01:00 p.m. (local time).
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables. Miss Dokic moved down to No.24 in the singles, switching places with Fabiola Zuluaga, and slipped 5 places to No.57 in the doubles rankings. The 16-year-old Ana Ivanovic became Serbia-Montenegro's No.3 player with improving her ranking from No.488 to No.208 in the past two weeks. She has won two consecutive titles of ITF's $50,000 events at Gifu and Fukuoka in Japan.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 10 May, 2004:
 01 (01) Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 6913 pts
 02 (02) Kim Clijsters (BEL) 6042 pts
 03 (03) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 3400 pts
 04 (04) Lindsay Davenport (USA) 2996 pts
 05 (05) Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 2874 pts
 06 (06) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2423 pts
 07 (07) Serena Williams (USA) 2337 pts
 08 (11) Venus Williams (USA) 2268 pts
 09 (08) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 2249 pts
 10 (09) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 2236 pts




 11 (10) Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 2073 pts
 12 (14) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 1920 pts
 13 (13) Chanda Rubin (USA) 1904 pts
 14 (12) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 1841 pts
 15 (17) Paola Suarez (ARG) 1744 pts
 16 (15) Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) 1652 ptss
 17 (16) Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1625 pt
 18 (18) Conchita Martinez (ESP) 1457 pts
 19 (22) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 1354.75 pts
 20 (19) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 1338 pts
 21 (21) Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi (ISR) 1319 pts
 22 (20) Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) 1300 pts
 23 (24) Fabiola Zuluaga (COL) 1245.25 pts
 24 (23) Jelena Dokic (SCG) 1182 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 3rd May.

Sunday, 09 May, 2004 - Telecom Italia Masters, German Open
The WTA Tour official website announced the doubles main draw for the 2004 Telecom Italia Masters Rome today. Miss Dokic, the 2003 finalist with partner Nadia Petrova, seems not to participate in this year's doubles event. She has not played in the doubles since the Nasdaq-100 Open in March.
At the 2004 Ladies German Open in Berlin, the 2nd-seeded Amelie Mauresmo claimed her first title of the season when the 3rd-seeded Venus Williams was forced to withdraw from Sunday's final with a left ankle sprain, which she suffered during her semi-final match against Karolina Sprem on Saturday.

Saturday, 08 May, 2004 - Telecom Italia Masters
Miss Dokic will compete at the Telecom Italia Masters Roma 2004 next week. The women's tournament will take place from 10th to 16th May at Foro Italico in Rome, Italy. This tier1 clay-court event will be her final tune-up tournament for Roland Garros as she has not entered for Strasbourg nor Vienna (at least now). The tournament official website announced the singles main draw today. The 2001 singles champion was unseeded in this year's event. She is in the 2nd quarter of the draw and will play local wildcard entrant Maria Elena Camerin in the 1st round before meeting either Magui Serna or 16th seed Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi in the next round. Top 8 seeds in a 56 field will receive byes into the 2nd round. Serena Williams will head the field as the top seed, and the 2nd seed is last year's runner-up Amelie Mauresmo. While, defending champion Kim Clijsters has withdrawn because of a wrist injury.
Photo quoted from WTATour.com Maria Elena Camerin (Italy)
Birth Date: 21 Mar. 1982
Birth Place: Motta De Livenza, Italy
Turned Pro: 2000
Plays: Right (two-handed backhand)
Singles Rank: 79 (as of 10 May, 2004)
2004 Casablanca GP Singles QF
2004 Moorilla Int'l Singles QF
2001, 02, 04 Italian Fed Cup Team
Head to Head: First meeting in singles

Tuesday, 04 May, 2004 - German Open
Miss Dokic was upset by Meghann Shaughnessy today in straight sets, 0-6, 3-6 in the 1st round of the 2004 Ladies German Open. The tournament's official website provided her snapshot on a practice court. She seems to be using again a Yonex racquet with its stencil mark. It features a tight 18m/20c string pattern.
 Ladies German Open 2004 
 Singles 1st Rnd.
1st Set: 6-0 2nd Set: 6-3
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 Meghann Shaughnessy (USA)   OOOOOO  OO O OOO
 Jelena Dokic (SCG) #15        O  O O   
   "O" in red indicates a break game.

Monday, 03 May, 2004 (2) - German Open
The 2004 Ladies German Open official website released the main draws on Sunday. Miss Dokic was seeded No.15 in the top part of the singles draw, while her name was not included in the doubles main draw. In the opening round, she will meet Meghann Shaughnessy, who withdrew from Warsaw last week due to a right ankle sprain. She was also drawn to face No.1 seed Kim Clijsters in the 3rd round. Top 8 seeds in a 56 player-field will receive byes into the 2nd round. Defending Champion Justin Henin-Hardenne seems not to take part in this year's event, continuing treatment for a virus similar to glandular fever. Miss Dokic's 1st-round action is scheduled at Tuesday's opening match on Centre Court, beginning at 12:00 noon (local time).
Photo quoted from US Open 2001 website. Meghann Shaughnessy (USA)
Birth Date: 13 Apr. 1979
Birth Place: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Turned Pro: Apr. 1996
Plays: Right (two-handed backhand)
Singles Rank: 40 (as of 03 May, 2004)
Head to Head: 4-2
 Past 4 meetings are as follows.
- May, 2002 Strasbourg Int'l (clay): SF [W] 6-1 6-2
- Sep. 2002 Sparkassen Cup (supreme): 2R [L] 2-6 4-6
- Feb. 2003 State Farm Classic (hard): 2R [L] 4-6 2-6
- Aug. 2003 Pilot Pen Tennis (hard): 1R [W] 6-2 6-4

Monday, 03 May, 2004 (1) - WTA Rankings, J&S Cup, Budapest GP
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables. There is no change of the top 10's standings. Miss Dokic slipped 4 places to No.23 in the singles rankings, but moved up to No.52 in the doubles.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 03 May, 2004:
 01 (01) Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 7353 pts
 02 (02) Kim Clijsters (BEL) 6280 pts
 03 (03) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 3167 pts
 04 (04) Lindsay Davenport (USA) 2996 pts
 05 (05) Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 2828 pts
 06 (06) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2398 pts
 07 (07) Serena Williams (USA) 2337 pts
 08 (08) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 2216 pts
 09 (09) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 2192 pts
 10 (10) Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 2053 pts



 11 (13) Venus Williams (USA) 1982 pts
 12 (11) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 1966 pts
 13 (12) Chanda Rubin (USA) 1904 pts
 14 (14) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 1814 pts
 15 (16) Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) 1652 pts
 16 (17) Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1625 pts
 17 (15) Paola Suarez (ARG) 1611 pts
 18 (18) Conchita Martinez (ESP) 1457 pts
 19 (22) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 1362 pts
 20 (24) Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) 1300 pts
 21 (20) Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi (ISR) 1292 pts
 22 (21) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 1282.75 pts
 23 (19) Jelena Dokic (SCG) 1223 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 26th April.
The 2nd-seeded Venus Williams won her 2nd consecutive title at the 2004 J&S Cup in Warsaw on Sunday after winning the Family Circle Cup two weeks ago. She defeated 4th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6-1, 6-4 in the final. While, the 8th-seeded Jelena Jankovic of Serbia-Montenegro captured her 1st career Tour singles title at the 2004 Tippmix Budapest Grand Prix, defeating Martina Sucha, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in Sunday's final.




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