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
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
* 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:
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.
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.
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).
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:
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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