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Archived News - August, 2004.

Tuesday, 31 August, 2004 - U.S. Open
Miss Dokic fell to 28th-seeded Nathalie Dechy, 6-3, 0-6, 5-7 in the opening round of the 2004 U.S. Open on Monday evening. It was a really disappointing result for her... However, she decided to return to the Tour and played better than we expected after a two-month layoff, showing her grit and guts until finally losing the tight 3rd set in 47 minutes.
 U.S. Open 2004 
 Singles 1st Rnd.
1st Set: 3-6 2nd Set: 6-0 2nd Set: 7-5
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 Jelena Dokic (SCG)   * OO OO O O         O O O OO   
 Nathalie Dechy (FRA) #28    O  O O  OOOOOO O O O O  OOO
   "O" in red indicates a break game.
* Some more photos of the 2004 Wimbledon taken by pixy75 in June are available here.

Monday, 30 August, 2004 - U.S. Open
This year's final Grand Slam tournament begins at USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows with the men's top half and the women's bottom half of the singles draws in action on Monday. Play will start at 11:00 a.m. (local time). Miss Dokic is scheduled to meet 28th-seeded Nathalie Dechy at the 5th (and last) match on Court-10 today. This will be her first Tour appearance since losing in the 1st-round at Wimbledon in late June.
* The 2004 Wimbledon Photos taken by pixy75 in June are available here.

Sunday, 29 August, 2004 - WTA Rankings, Pilot Pen Tennis, Forest Hills Classic
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables as of 30th August. Miss Dokic moved down to No.38 in the singles, but remains at No.240 in the doubles rankings. There is no change of the top 10's standings. New Haven champion Elena Bovina moved into the top 20, leaping 8 spots to 19th from 27th.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 30 August, 2004:
 01 (01) Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 4950 pts
 02 (02) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 4491 pts
 03 (03) Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 4247 pts
 04 (04) Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4009 pts
 05 (05) Kim Clijsters (BEL) 3565 pts
 06 (06) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 2896 pts
 07 (07) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 2462 pts
 08 (08) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 2414 pts
 09 (09) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 2090.25 pts
 10 (10) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 2090 pts
 11 (11) Serena Williams (USA) 1995 pts
 12 (12) Venus Williams (USA) 1991 pts
 13 (13) Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 1930 pts
 14 (15) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 1761 pts
 15 (14) Paola Suarez (ARG) 1738 pts
 16 (16) Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1641 pts
 17 (17) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 1469 pts
 18 (18) Alicia Molik (AUS) 1443.50 pts
 19 (27) Elena Bovina (RUS) 1401 pts
 20 (19) Karolina Sprem (CRO) 1369.75 pts
 21 (20) Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) 1260 pts
 22 (21) Chanda Rubin (USA) 1251 pts
 23 (22) Amy Frazier (USA) 1233 pts
 24 (26) Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 1230 pts
 25 (23) Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) 1214 pts
 26 (24) Fabiola Zuluaga (COL) 1180.75 pts
 27 (25) Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi (ISR) 1159 pts
 28 (29) Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 1158 pts
 29 (28) Mary Pierce (FRA) 1110 pts
 30 (36) Lisa Raymond (USA) 992.25 pts
 31 (31) Tatiana Golovin (FRA) 952.50 pts
 32 (34) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 930 pts
 33 (30) Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) 924.75 pts
 34 (32) Maria Vento-Kabchi (VEN) 920.50 pts
 35 (33) Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) 893 pts
 36 (35) Conchita Martinez (ESP) 851 pts
 37 (39) Emilie Loit (FRA) 832.50 pts
 38 (37) Jelena Dokic (SCG) 831 pts
 39 (38) Gisela Dulko (ARG) 825.75 pts
 40 (40) Jelena Kostanic (CRO) 821.50 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 23rd August.
The 7th seeded Elena Bovina defeated 8th seed Nathalie Dechy, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 in Saturday's final of the 2004 Pilot Pen Tennis tournament in New Haven. It was the 3rd singles title of her WTA Tour career and the first since the 2002 Bell Challenge at Quebec City. Runner-up Nathalie Dechy reached the final by defeating wild card entrant Lisa Raymond, 6-4, 6-0 on Friday, after upsetting the 3rd seeded defending champion Jennifer Capriati, 6-4, 7-5 in Thursday's quarter-finals. Top-seeded Elena Likhovtseva also captured her 3rd Tour career singles title on Saturday, winning the 2004 Forest Hills Women's Open Tennis Classic in New York City. She posted a 6-2 6-2 victory over 4th seed Iveta Benesova in the final at West Side Tennis Club. It was her first singles crown since the Gold Coast title in 1997.

Wednesday, 25 August, 2004 - U.S. Open
Miss Dokic will very likely return to action next week. The 2004 U.S. Open official website announced the seeded players and the singles main draws today. She is in the 4th quarter of the draw and has not been seeded at this year's event. Her opening-round opponent will be the 28th seeded Nathalie Dechy of France. Top 4 seeds are defending champion Justine Henin-Hardenne, 2002 semi-finalist Amelie Mauresmo, 1999 and 2002 winner Serena Williams and 2003 quarter-finalist Anastasia Myskina. The main draw singles action begins on Monday.
Photo quoted from the CBS SportsLine. Nathalie Dechy (France)
Birth Date: 21 Feb. 1979
Birth Place: Abimes, Guadeloupe, France
Turned Pro: 1996
Plays: Right (two handed backhand)
Singles Rank: 28 (as of 30 Aug. 2004)
2004 Pacific Life Open Singles Semifinalist
2004 Uncle Tobys Hardcourts Singles Semifinalist
Head to Head: 3-0
- May, 2000 Italian Open (clay): 1R [W] 6-1 4-6 6-3
- Jun. 2002 Wimbledon (grass): 3R [W] 7-5 6-2
- Mar. 2003 Nasdaq-100 Open (hard): 3R [W] 6-3 6-2

Monday, 23 August, 2004 - WTA Rankings, Cincinnati Open
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables. Miss Dokic slipped 3 spots to No.37 in the singles, and moved down to No.240 in the doubles rankings. Athens bronze medalist Alicia Molik moved into the top 20.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 23 August, 2004:
 01 (01) Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 4950 pts
 02 (02) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 4491 pts
 03 (03) Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 4247 pts
 04 (04) Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4009 pts
 05 (05) Kim Clijsters (BEL) 3565 pts
 06 (06) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 2791 pts
 07 (08) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 2462 pts
 08 (07) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 2350 pts
 09 (10) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 2090.25 pts
 10 (09) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 2090 pts
 11 (11) Serena Williams (USA) 1995 pts
 12 (12) Venus Williams (USA) 1991 pts
 13 (13) Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 1930 pts
 14 (15) Paola Suarez (ARG) 1738 pts
 15 (14) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 1735 pts
 16 (16) Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1641 pts
 17 (17) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 1469 pts
 18 (23) Alicia Molik (AUS) 1443.50 pts
 19 (18) Karolina Sprem (CRO) 1369.75 pts
 20 (20) Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) 1260 pts
 21 (22) Chanda Rubin (USA) 1251 pts
 22 (24) Amy Frazier (USA) 1233 pts
 23 (21) Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) 1214 pts
 24 (27) Fabiola Zuluaga (COL) 1180.75 pts
 25 (19) Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi (ISR) 1159 pts
 26 (26) Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 1131 pts
 27 (25) Elena Bovina (RUS) 1130 pts
 28 (28) Mary Pierce (FRA) 1110 pts
 29 (29) Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 953 pts
 30 (35) Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) 924.75 pts
 31 (30) Tatiana Golovin (FRA) 923.50 pts
 32 (31) Maria Vento-Kabchi (VEN) 920.50 pts
 33 (32) Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) 893 pts
 34 (36) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 875 pts
 35 (33) Conchita Martinez (ESP) 851 pts
 36 (40) Lisa Raymond (USA) 845.25 pts
 37 (34) Jelena Dokic (SCG) 831 pts
 38 (37) Gisela Dulko (ARG) 825.75 pts
 39 (38) Emilie Loit (FRA) 805.50 pts
 40 (39) Jelena Kostanic (CRO) 781.50 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 16th August.
The top seeded Lindsay Davenport claimed her 6th singles title of the year with a 6-3 6-2 win over the 2nd seeded Vera Zvonareva in Sunday's final of the 2004 Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open. She has won 4 titles at Stanford, Los Angeles, San Diego and now Cincinnati in this year's US hard-court season.

Sunday, 22 August, 2004 - Athens Olympics
The final matches of the tennis event at the 2004 Olympics in Athens were played this weekend. The world No.1 and top seed Justine Henin-Hardenne won a gold medal by defeating the 2nd seeded world No.2 Amelie Mauresmo of France, 6-3, 6-3 in the singles final on Saturday. Unseeded Alicia Molik became the first Australian player to win a singles medal at an Olympic Games, upsetting the 3rd seeded Anastasia Myskina of Russia, 6-3, 6-4 in the bronze medal match. In the doubles competition, the 8th seeded pair of Ting Li and Tian Tian Sun won China's first-ever Olympic tennis medal on Sunday, after defeating the 2nd seeds, Conchita Martinez and Virginia Ruano Pascual from Spain, 6-3, 6-3 in the gold medal match. Serbia-Montenegro's Jelena Jankovic has lost to Fabiola Zuluaga of Colombia, 6-4, 6-1 in the opening round.
2004 Athens Olympics Final Results
Women's Singles - Gold Medal Match on Saturday, 21 August:
  Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL)(1) def. Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)(2), 6-3, 6-3.
Women's Singles - Bronze Medal Play-off on Saturday, 21 August:
  Alicia Molik (AUS) def. Anastasia Myskina (RUS)(3), 6-3, 6-4.
Women's Doubles - Gold Medal Match on Sunday, 22 August:
  T. Li / T.T. Sun (CHN)(8) def. C. Martinez / V. Ruano Pascual (ESP)(2), 6-3, 6-3.
Women's Doubles - Bronze Medal Play-off on Saturday, 21 August:
  P. Suarez / P. Tarabini (ARG)(7) def. S. Asagoe / A. Sugiyama (JPN)(5), 6-3, 6-3.
* Main Draw photos at the 2004 All Japan Junior Tennis Championships are available here.

Friday, 20 August, 2004 - Pilot Pen Tennis, U.S. Open
Miss Dokic has withdrawn from next week's Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament, taking more time to rest before the U.S. Open, the Associated Press reported on Thursday. She will be joined at New Haven by other players withdrawing because of injuries and some participants in the tennis event at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. This year's final Grand Slam tournament will be held from Monday, 30th August to Sunday, 12th September at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, New York City. The Main Draw Ceremony is scheduled on Wednesday, 25th August at 11:00 a.m., while the men's and women's qualifying tournaments are due to start on Tuesday, 24th August.
* Some more photos of the 2004 DFS Classic taken by pixy75 in June are available here.

Monday, 16 August, 2004 - WTA Rankings, Idea Prokom Open, Vancouver Open
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables. Miss Dokic moved down to No.34 in the singles, and slipped 103 places to No.238 in the doubles rankings.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 16 August, 2004:
 01 (01) Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 4515 pts
 02 (02) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 4332 pts
 03 (03) Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 4169 pts
 04 (04) Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4044 pts
 05 (05) Kim Clijsters (BEL) 3565 pts
 06 (06) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 2944 pts
 07 (07) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 2689 pts
 08 (08) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 2462 pts
 09 (09) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 2031 pts
 10 (10) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 2003 pts
 11 (11) Serena Williams (USA) 1995 pts
 12 (12) Venus Williams (USA) 1952 pts
 13 (14) Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 1897 pts
 14 (15) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 1712 pts
 15 (13) Paola Suarez (ARG) 1704 pts
 16 (16) Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1609 pts
 17 (17) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 1384 pts
 18 (18) Karolina Sprem (CRO) 1325.75 pts
 19 (20) Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi (ISR) 1270 pts
 20 (21) Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) 1250.75 pts
 21 (22) Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) 1221 pts
 22 (23) Chanda Rubin (USA) 1209 pts
 23 (24) Alicia Molik (AUS) 1191.25 pts
 24 (25) Amy Frazier (USA) 1175 pts
 25 (19) Elena Bovina (RUS) 1163 pts
 26 (27) Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 1131 pts
 27 (26) Fabiola Zuluaga (COL) 1102.75 pts
 28 (28) Mary Pierce (FRA) 968 pts
 29 (29) Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 953 pts
 30 (31) Tatiana Golovin (FRA) 923.50 pts
 31 (32) Maria Vento-Kabchi (VEN) 899.50 pts
 32 (33) Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) 893 pts
 33 (35) Conchita Martinez (ESP) 879 pts
 34 (30) Jelena Dokic (SCG) 878 pts
 35 (36) Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) 864.75 pts
 36 (34) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 846 pts
 37 (37) Gisela Dulko (ARG) 825.75 pts
 38 (38) Emilie Loit (FRA) 805.50 pts
 39 (39) Jelena Kostanic (CRO) 781.50 pts
 40 (40) Lisa Raymond (USA) 781.25 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 9th August.
The 9th seeded Flavia Pennetta captured her first Tour singles title, defeating Klara Koukalova, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 in Saturday's final of the 2004 Idea Prokom Open in Sopot, Poland. The 15-year-old qualifier Nicole Vaidisova also won her first Tour singles title, upsetting the 4th seeded Laura Granville, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 in Sunday's final of the 2004 Odlum Brown Vancouver Women's Open in Vancouver, Canada.

Thursday, 12 August, 2004 - Cincinnati Open, Pilot Pen Tennis
Miss Dokic seems to have withdrawn from the 2004 Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open. The Cincinnati Tennis official website revised yesterday the players list for next week's tier-3 hard-court event in Mason. Her name has been erased from the list. She is scheduled to play next in the 2004 Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament, the final warm-up event before the 2004 U.S. Open. The tier-2 hard-court event will be held from Sunday, 22nd August to Saturday, 28th August at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale in New Haven.
Another news... Seles.co.uk was closed today.
* Some more photos of the 2004 DFS Classic taken by pixy75 in June have been added here.

Monday, 09 August, 2004 - WTA Rankings, Rogers Cup, Nordic Light Open
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables. Miss Dokic remains at No.30 in the singles, but moved down to No.135 in the doubles rankings.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 09 August, 2004:
 01 (01) Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 4916 pts
 02 (03) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 4431 pts
 03 (04) Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 4141 pts
 04 (02) Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4044 pts
 05 (05) Kim Clijsters (BEL) 3622 pts
 06 (06) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 3177 pts
 07 (07) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 2689 pts
 08 (08) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 2462 pts
 09 (14) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 2082 pts
 10 (09) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 2003 pts
 11 (10) Serena Williams (USA) 1995 pts
 12 (12) Venus Williams (USA) 1952 pts
 13 (13) Paola Suarez (ARG) 1939 pts
 14 (11) Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 1897 pts
 15 (15) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 1769 pts
 16 (16) Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1609 pts
 17 (17) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 1412 pts
 18 (19) Karolina Sprem (CRO) 1325.75 pts
 19 (20) Elena Bovina (RUS) 1275 pts
 20 (18) Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi (ISR) 1270 pts
 21 (21) Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) 1250.75 pts
 22 (23) Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) 1221 pts
 23 (24) Chanda Rubin (USA) 1209 pts
 24 (26) Alicia Molik (AUS) 1191.25 pts
 25 (22) Amy Frazier (USA) 1175 pts
 26 (25) Fabiola Zuluaga (COL) 1168.75 pts
 27 (39) Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 1163 pts
 28 (28) Mary Pierce (FRA) 997 pts
 29 (27) Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 987 pts
 30 (30) Jelena Dokic (SCG) 927 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 2nd August.
The 2nd seeded Amelie Mauresmo won her 3rd singles title of the year after defeating Elena Likhovtseva, 6-1, 6-0 in Sunday's final of the 2004 Rogers Cup in Montreal, Canada. The 5th seeded Japanese Olympic team of Shinobu Asagoe and Ai Sugiyama claimed the doubles title, with a 6-0 6-3 win over the 4th seeded pair of Liezel Huber and Tamarine Tanasugaran in the final. In Stockholm, the 3rd seeded Alicia Molik defeated Tatiana Perebiynis, 6-1, 6-1 in the final of the 2004 Nordea Nordic Light Open on Sunday. It was the 2nd Tour singles title for 23-year-old Alicia Molik, who won her previous title in Hobart last year. She also captured her 2nd career doubles title later Sunday with partner Barbara Schett by defeating Emmanuelle Gagliardi and Anna-Lena Groenefeld, 6-3, 6-3.
* The 2004 DFS Classic Photos taken by pixy75 in June are available here.

Monday, 02 August, 2004 - WTA Rankings, Acura Classic
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables. Miss Dokic moved down to No.30 in the singles, but remains at No.130 in the doubles rankings.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 02 August, 2004:
 01 (01) Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 4916 pts
 02 (04) Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4274 pts
 03 (03) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 4031 pts
 04 (05) Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 3996 pts
 05 (02) Kim Clijsters (BEL) 3920 pts
 06 (06) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 3177 pts
 07 (07) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 2595 pts
 08 (08) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 2470 pts
 09 (09) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 2105.25 pts
 10 (14) Serena Williams (USA) 1995 pts
 11 (11) Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 1968 pts
 12 (10) Venus Williams (USA) 1952 pts
 13 (13) Paola Suarez (ARG) 1945 pts
 14 (15) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 1941 pts
 15 (12) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 1769 pts
 16 (16) Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1609 pts
 17 (18) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 1467 pts
 18 (17) Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi (ISR) 1371 pts
 19 (20) Karolina Sprem (CRO) 1256.75 pts
 20 (22) Elena Bovina (RUS) 1237 pts
 21 (19) Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) 1232.75 pts
 22 (25) Amy Frazier (USA) 1175 pts
 23 (21) Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) 1164 pts
 24 (23) Chanda Rubin (USA) 1162 pts
 25 (24) Fabiola Zuluaga (COL) 1157.75 pts
 26 (29) Alicia Molik (AUS) 1057.25 pts
 27 (28) Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 959 pts
 28 (26) Mary Pierce (FRA) 938 pts
 29 (30) Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) 927 pts
 30 (27) Jelena Dokic (SCG) 927 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 26th July.
The 4th seeded Lindsay Davenport defeated the 3rd seeded Roland Garros champion Anastasia Myskina, 6-1, 6-1 in the final of the 2004 Acura Classic on Sunday to claim her 5th singles title of the season and impressive 3rd straight title in recent 3 weeks (Stanford, Los Angeles and San Diego).




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