Friday, 25 June, 2004 - Wimbledon|
Miss Dokic and partner Magdalena Maleeva withdrew from the ladies' doubles event of the 2004 Wimbledon Championships. Lucky losers, Amanda Augustus and Natalie Grandin have filled the vacant spots to set up a meeting with the top seeds, Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suarez in the 1st round today. Moreover, she will not play in the mixed doubles competition. The draw has been already announced. - The official website of the 2004 Wimbledon has not provided her post-match interview on Monday. Instead, several sports websites have reported the part of her interview. These articles suggested that she has been in a huge difficult situation to play tennis, having family problems to deal with. I wish she will soon overcome the situation to enjoy her tennis life.
Monday, 21 June, 2004 - Wimbledon
Miss Dokic was defeated by unseeded Gisela Dulko, 3-6, 3-6 in rain-delayed opening day's action of the 2004 Wimbledon Championships. She had been expected to find some form on her preferred grass-courts in Wimbledon, but could not recover from a set down and at last had her worst performance at All England Lawn Tennis Club later Monday. Gisela Dulko will face a wild card entrant and 9-time Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova in the next round for a rematch of their French Open 1st-round clash.
Sunday, 20 June, 2004 (2) - Wimbledon
The 2004 Wimbledon Championships official website announced the order of play for Monday. The ladies' singles competition will get under way tomorrow with play in the bottom half. Miss Dokic's 1st-round clash with Gisela Dulko is scheduled at the 2nd match on Court 18, following a gentlemen's match between Ivo Karlovic and Paradorn Srichaphan which starts at 12:00 noon (local time). However, the local forecasts predict the scattered light showers for Monday afternoon.
Sunday, 20 June, 2004 (1) - Hastings Direct Int'l Champs., Ordina Open, WTA Rankings
Final tune-up tournaments for the 2004 Wimbledon Championships have been completed on Saturday in Eastbourne and 's-Hertogenbosch. The 2nd seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova won her first singles title of the season with a tough 2-6 7-6 (2) 6-4 victory over Daniela Hantuchova in the final of the Hastings Direct International Championships. It was the 3rd career title for the 18-year-old Russian, who won her previous titles in Helsinki and Bali in 2002. The former world No.5 wildcard-entrant Daniela Hantuchova, now ranked No.54, reached her first Tour final since October, 2002 after upsetting 3rd seed Ai Sugiyama and top seed Amelie Mauresmo last week. In the doubles final, Alicia Molik claimed her first Tour doubles title with partner Magui Serna by defeating the top seeded pair of Svetlana Kuznetsova and Elena Likhovtseva, 6-4, 6-4 later Saturday. Meanwhile, the 3rd seeded Mary Pierce captured the first Tour singles title of her career since the 2000 Roland Garros, defeating unseeded Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic, 7-6 (6), 6-2 in the tier 3 Ordina Open final in the Netherlands.
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables as of 21st June. There is no change of the top 10's standings. Miss Dokic remains at No.25 in the singles but moved down to No.114 from No.97 in the doubles rankings. Eastbourne runner-up Daniela Hantuchova returned to No.38 and 's-Hertogenbosch runner-up Klara Koukalova achieved a new career-best No.60, leaping 16 spots from No.76.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 21 June, 2004:
Thursday, 17 June, 2004 - Wimbledon
The 2004 Wimbledon Championships official website announced the seeded players and the main draws on Thursday. In the singles, Miss Dokic is in the 3rd quarter of the draw and has been seeded No.23, two places above her current ranking. Her opening-round opponent will be Gisela Dulko of Argentina. Top 4 seeds are 2002-2003 winner Serena Williams, French Open champion Anastasia Myskina, 2000-2001 winner Venus Williams and Italian Open champion Amelie Mauresmo. The world No.1 Justine Henin-Hardenne and No.2 Kim Clijsters have withdrawn from this year's event due to injuries. The main draw singles action begins on Monday at the All England Club.
Tuesday, 15 June, 2004 - Hastings Direct Int'l Champs.
Miss Dokic made another opening-round exit in the 2004 Hastings Direct International Championships in Eastbourne. This time, she lost to Slovenia's Tina Pisnik in just 49 minutes, 2-6, 2-6, losing 10 straight games during Tuesday's 1st match on Court-1.
She was quoted as saying in her post-match interview: "After six years at the top, it might be hurting a bit now... (But) I won't be looking for a new direction to go. I have other interests but I still love tennis and while that is the case I will play on. I'm not in it for the money. It is because I love the game," the Sporting Life.com reported today.
Monday, 14 June, 2004 (2) - WTA Rankings
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables. Miss Dokic moved down to No.25 in the singles but moved up to No.97 spot in the doubles rankings. Birmingham runner-up Tatiana Golovin moved into Top 50.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 14 June, 2004:
Monday, 14 June, 2004 (1) - Hastings Direct Int'l Champs., DFS Classic
The Lawn Tennis Association official website announced yesterday the doubles main draw for the 2004 Hastings Direct International Championships. Miss Dokic will not in the draw. She is not scheduled for singles opening-round action on Monday.
No.3 seed Maria Sharapova won her first singles title of the season and 3rd of her career Sunday afternoon with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 victory over 71st-ranked Tatiana Golovin in an all-teenage final at the DFS Classic. It was the 3rd Tour final for the 17-year-old Sharapova and the 16-year-old Golovin's maiden final. Maria Sharapova also claimed Birmingham doubles crown with fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko, defeating Lisa McShea and Milagros Sequera, 6-2, 6-1 in the title match.
Saturday, 12 June, 2004 - Hastings Direct Int'l Champs., Wimbledon
The Lawn Tennis Association official website announced today the singles main draw for the 2004 Hastings Direct International Championships, which will be held from Monday, 14th June at the Devonshire Park in Eastbourne. The finals are scheduled on Saturday, 19th June. Miss Dokic has not been unseeded in the Tier-2 final warm-up tournament for Wimbledon. She is in the 4th quarter of the draw and will play Tina Pisnik in the 1st round before facing either 7th seed Francesca Schiavone or a qualifier in the next round. The top 4 seeds - Amelie Mauresmo, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Ai Sugiyama and Vera Zvonareva - will receive 1st-round byes as its a 28-player field. The 2002 and 2003 champion Chanda Rubin has withdrawn from this year's event due to a knee injury.
Wednesday, 09 June, 2004 - DFS Classic
Miss Dokic suffered an upset loss to Shenay Perry, 4-6, 6-7 (4) in the 2nd-round action of the 2004 DFS Classic in Birmingham. It was Wednesday's 2nd match on Centre Court at the Edgbaston Priory Club. The 5th-seeded former champion fought hard against the 19-year-old American qualifier in both sets but unfortunately could not recover from a set down to survive the close contest during a tie-break in the 2nd set.
According to the WTATour.com, Miss Dokic reportedly visited the British Women's Tennis Association (BWTA) on Tuesday and took time to talk with them about the Tour life.
Tuesday, 08 June, 2004 - DFS Classic
Miss Dokic will meet Shenay Perry in the 2nd round of the 2004 DFS Classic. The American qualifier, who achieved a career-best No.88 yesterday, advanced after a straight-set 6-3 6-3 win over Barbora Strycova in their opening-round match on Monday.
Monday, 07 June, 2004 - WTA Rankings
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables after the 2004 French Open. Miss Dokic moved down to No.24 in the singles and slipped 16 places to No.99 spot in the doubles rankings.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 07 June, 2004:
Sunday, 06 June, 2004 - DFS Classic, Roland Garros
The Lawn Tennis Association official website announced today the doubles main draw for the 2004 DFS Classic International Women's Tennis. Miss Dokic will not take part in the doubles event. Eight qualifiers have moved into the main draw as the singles qualifying-round matches were completed on Sunday. Her 2nd-round opponent will be either Barbora Strycova or qualifier Shenay Perry of the United States. Their 1st-round clash is scheduled at the 3rd match on Court-3 Monday afternoon. Main draw starts on Monday at 11:00 a.m. (local time).
At the 2004 Roland Garros, the 6th-seeded Anastasia Myskina made history on Saturday when she became Russia's first female Grand Slam champion, defeating the 9th-seeded compatriot Elena Dementieva, 6-1, 6-2 in the first all-Russian final in Grand Slam history. It was also their first Grand Slam finals.
2004 French Open Final Results
Women's Singles Final on Saturday, 5th June:
Anastasia Myskina (RUS)(6) def. Elena Dementieva (RUS)(9), 6-1, 6-2
Women's Doubles Final on Sunday, 6th June:
V. Ruano Pascual (ESP) / P. Suarez (ARG)(1) def. S. Kuznetsova (RUS) / E. Likhovtseva (RUS)(2), 6-0, 6-3
Mixed Doubles Final on Friday, 4th June:
T. Golovin (FRA) / R. Gasquet (FRA)(WC) def. C. Black (ZIM) / W. Black (ZIM)(4), 6-3, 6-4
Girls' Singles Final on Sunday, 6th June:
Sesil Karatancheva (BUL)(1) def. Madalina Gojnea (ROM), 6-4, 6-0
Girls' Doubles Final on Saturday, 5 June:
K. Bohmova (CZE) / M. Krajicek (NED)(6) def. I. Kotkina (RUS) / Y. Shvedova (RUS), 6-3, 6-2
Saturday, 05 June, 2004 - DFS Classic
This year's grass-court season is starting next week. The Lawn Tennis Association official website announced today the singles main draw for the 2004 DFS Classic International Women's Tennis. Miss Dokic was seeded 5th in the 4th quarter of the draw. She will meet either Barbora Strycova, a teenager from the Czech Republic, or a qualifier in the 2nd round after receiving a 1st-round bye. This Tier 3 tune-up tournament for Wimbledon will get under way on Monday, 7th June at the Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham. The finals are scheduled on Sunday, 13th June. Nadia Petrova will head the 56-player field as the top seed, followed by 2nd seed Patty Schnyder, 3rd seed Maria Sharapova and the 4th-seeded defending champion Magdalena Maleeva. Miss Dokic has won her 5th singles crown in the 2002 event, defeating Anastasia Myskina in the title match.
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