Saturday, 31 July, 2004 - Rogers Cup, Cincinnati Open|
Miss Dokic seems to need more time for rest and recovery. She withdrew from the 2004 Rogers Cup, next week's Tier-1 hard-court event in Montreal. The singles main draw has been announced. Her name was not on it. We will have to wait yet another weeks to look forward to seeing her play. She has been committed to play in the 2004 Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open. The Tier-3 revival event will start on 16th August at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, northern suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Monday, 26 July, 2004 - WTA Rankings, JPMorgan Chase Open, Palermo International
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables. Miss Dokic remains at No.27 in the singles, but moved down to No.130 in the doubles rankings.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 26 July, 2004:
The 3rd seeded Lindsay Davenport won her 4th singles title of the season and 2nd straight title in the past 2 weeks after upsetting the top seeded Serena Williams, 6-1, 6-3 in Sunday's final of the 2004 JPMorgan Chase Open in Los Angeles. In Italy, the 2nd seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues defeated the 5th seeded Flavia Pennetta, 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the 2004 Internazionali Femminili di Palermo on Sunday. It was the 2nd WTA singles title for the 59th-ranked Spaniard, who won her previous title in Palermo in 2001. She also captured the doubles title on Saturday with partner Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario by defeating the 3rd seeded Slovak pair of Lubomira Kurhajcova and Henrieta Nagyova, 6-3, 7-6 (4).
Saturday, 24 July, 2004 - Acura Classic
The draw ceremony for the 2004 Acura Classic was held on Friday afternoon in the media center at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad. The tournament official website has announced the singles main draw in which Miss Dokic's name is not included. She seems to have made a late withdrawal from the next week's major hard-court tournament.
Thursday, 22 July, 2004 - Acura Classic
Miss Dokic will return to action next week at the 2004 Acura Classic tennis tournament. The 1st round of the singles main draw will start on Sunday, 25th July at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, 30 minutes north of San Diego. The finals are scheduled on Sunday, 1st August. Due to lack of conditioning after a viral illness, defending champion Justin Henin-Hardenne has reportedly withdrawn from this year's event, which newly moved up to tier 1 status.
* Main Draw Photos at the 2004 Kansai Junior Tennis Championships (regional tournament in Osaka) are available here.
Monday, 19 July, 2004 - WTA Rankings, Bank of the West Classic
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables. Miss Dokic slipped one place to No.27 in the singles after Stanford semi-finalist Maria Vento-Kabchi moved into the top 30. She also moved down to No.129 in the doubles rankings.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 19 July, 2004:
The 2nd seeded Lindsay Davenport claimed her 3rd title of the season on Sunday with a tough 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (4) win over the top seeded Venus Williams in the final of the 2004 Bank of the West Classic in Stanford.
Friday, 16 July, 2004 - JPMorgan Chase Open
Miss Dokic seems not to start her US hard-court season at the 2004 JPMorgan Chase Open next week. She has withdrawn from the tier 2 tournament, citing "exhaustion and the need to rest", the Los Angeles Times reported today. The 2004 JPMorgan Chase Open will be held from 19th to 25th July at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. The disappointing news will be confirmed when the singles main draw will be announced on Saturday afternoon.
Monday, 12 July, 2004 - WTA Rankings, Fed Cup
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables. Last week was the Fed Cup week. There were not so much changes in the rankings. Miss Dokic remains at No.26 in the singles and moved up to No.127 in the doubles rankings.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 12 July, 2004:
The followings are the results for the 2004 Fed Cup World Group Quarter-finals and Play-offs, which were played last weekend. "*" in the table indicates a host nation.
Monday, 05 July, 2004 - WTA Rankings
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables after the 2004 Wimbledon. Miss Dokic moved down to No.26 in the singles and slipped 15 places to No.129 in the doubles rankings. New Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova made her debut in the World top 10. Quarter-finalists, Ai Sugiyama returned to No.10, while Karolina Sprem moved into the top 20, leaping 10 spots from No.30.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 05 July, 2004:
Sunday, 04 July, 2004 - Wimbledon
The 17-year-old Maria Sharapova won the Wimbledon title on Saturday, upsetting two-time defending champion and top seed Serena Williams, 6-1, 6-4 in her first appearance in a Grand Slam final. She became the second Russian woman to win a Grand Slam title, following to Anastasia Myskina, who won Roland Garros last month.
2004 Wimbledon Final Results
Ladies' Singles Final on Saturday, 3rd July:
Maria Sharapova (RUS)(13) def. Serena Williams (USA)(1), 6-1, 6-4
Ladies' Doubles Final on Sunday, 4th July:
C. Black (ZIM) / R. Stubbs (AUS)(6) def. L. Huber (RSA) / A. Sugiyama (JPN)(5), 6-3, 7-6 (5)
Mixed Doubles Final on Sunday, 4th July:
C. Black (ZIM) / W. Black (ZIM)(6) def. A. Molik (AUS) / T. Woodbridge (AUS)(8), 3-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4
Girls' Singles Final on Sunday, 4th July:
Katerina Bondarenko (UKR)(6) def. Ana Ivanovic (SCG)(3), 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-2
Girls' Doubles Final on Sunday, 4th July:
V. Azarenka (BLR) / V. Havartsova (BLR)(3) def. M. Erakovic (NZL) / M. Niculescu (ROM)(4), 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
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