Jelena Dokic: Archives

Archived News - September, 2004.

Wednesday, 29 September, 2004 - AIG Japan Open
Miss Dokic seems to have withdrawn from the 2004 AIG Japan Open, which will be held from next Monday at the Ariake Tennis Forest Park in Tokyo, Japan. The tournament official website announced the revised players' list for the singles main draw on Wednesday. Her name has been erased from the list.
Entry List for the 2004 AIG Japan Open (Revised on 29th September):
  1. Maria Sharapova (RUS) #8
  2. Amy Frazier (USA) #23
  3. Tatiana Golovin (FRA) #31
  -. Jelena Jankovic (SCG) #36 - WD
  4. Flavia Pennetta (ITA) #40
  5. Shinobu Asagoe (JPN) #42
  -. Jelena Dokic (SCG) #43 - WD
  -. Maria Elena Camerin (ITA) #45 - WD
  6. Kristina Brandi (PUR) #46
  7. Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) #47
  8. Nicole Pratt (AUS) #49
  9. Klara Koukalova (CZE) #51
 10. Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) #52
  --. Dinara Safina (RUS) #54 - WD
 11. Maria Sanchez Lorenzo (ESP) #57
 12. Jill Craybas (USA) #58
 13. Jie Zheng (CHN) #59
  --. Claudine Schaul (LUX) #60 - WD
 14. Mashona Washington (USA) #63
 15. Barbora Strycova (CZE) #64
 16. Aniko Kapros (HUN) #65
  --. Anca Barna (GER) #68 - WD
 17. Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) #69
 18. Akiko Morigami (JPN) #70
 19. Saori Obata (JPN) #80
 20. Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) #85
 21. Yoon Jeong Cho (KOR) #218 (68S)
 22 - 28. 3 Wildcards + 4 Qualifiers
 29. Evgenia Linetskaya (RUS)(wc) #112
 30. Aiko Nakamura (JPN)(wc) #138
   Number after the nation denotes singles ranking as of 27th September.
* This website will not be updated until next Tuesday.

Tuesday, 28 September, 2004 - Guangzhou International, WTA Rankings
The official newsletter of the WTA Tour "Notes & Netcords" (Vol.28 Issue #33) reported yesterday that Miss Dokic's withdrawal from the 2004 Guangzhou International Women's Open was due to an elbow injury. - I have not heard any details about how serious her injury is... However I do wish she will get well soon!
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables after a one-day delay due to hurricane in Florida. Miss Dokic remains at No.43 in the singles, but moved down to No.789 from No.237 in the doubles rankings, losing 100 points she earned last year in Leipzig.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 27 September, 2004:
 01 (01) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 4527 pts
 02 (03) Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4057 pts
 03 (04) Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 3845 pts
 04 (02) Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 3779 pts
 05 (05) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 3333 pts
 06 (06) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 3078 pts
 07 (07) Kim Clijsters (BEL) 2689 pts
 08 (09) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 2603 pts
 09 (08) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 2598 pts
 10 (10) Serena Williams (USA) 2596 pts
 11 (11) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 2191 pts
 12 (12) Venus Williams (USA) 2145 pts
 13 (13) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2095 pts
 14 (14) Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 1888 pts
 15 (15) Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1674 pts
 16 (16) Paola Suarez (ARG) 1592 pts
 17 (17) Elena Bovina (RUS) 1475 pts
 18 (18) Karolina Sprem (CRO) 1415.75 pts
 19 (19) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 1319 pts
 20 (21) Alicia Molik (AUS) 1290.50 pts



 21 (22) Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) 1264 pts
 22 (20) Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) 1261 pts
 23 (23) Amy Frazier (USA) 1237.50 pts
 24 (24) Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 1202 pts
 25 (25) Fabiola Zuluaga (COL) 1180.75 pts
 26 (26) Mary Pierce (FRA) 1166 pts
 27 (27) Anna Smashnova (ISR) 1159 pts
 28 (28) Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 1106 pts
 29 (29) Chanda Rubin (USA) 1048 pts
 30 (30) Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) 1044.75 pts
 31 (31) Tatiana Golovin (FRA) 1040.50 pts
 32 (32) Lisa Raymond (USA) 1036.25 pts
 33 (34) Gisela Dulko (ARG) 943.75 pts
 34 (33) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 918 pts
 35 (35) Jelena Kostanic (CRO) 873 pts
 36 (36) Jelena Jankovic (SCG) 864.75 pts
 37 (37) Iveta Benesova (CZE) 797.50 pts
 38 (38) Emilie Loit (FRA) 793.50 pts
 39 (39) Conchita Martinez (ESP) 791 pts
 40 (40) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 781.50 pts
 41 (41) Marion Bartoli (FRA) 777 pts
 42 (45) Shinobu Asagoe (JPN) 758 pts
 43 (43) Jelena Dokic (SCG) 731 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 20th September.
* Another 29 photos of the 2004 DFS Classic taken by pixy75 in June have been added here.
* Another 5 photos of the 2004 Wimbledon taken by pixy75 in June have been added here.

Sunday, 26 September, 2004 - Guangzhou International, China Open
Miss Dokic seems to have withdrawn from the 2004 "JinJianNan" Guangzhou International Women's Open, one of this week's three inaugural Tour events. The WTA Tour official website released the main draws, in which her name was not included. This tier-3 hard-court tournament will get under way from Monday at the Fangcun Tennis Sports Center in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province in southern China. - This is a terrible bad news for Japanese tennis fans. She is in the commitment list for the 2004 AIG Japan Open, which will be held in Tokyo next week...
In Beijing, the top-seeded former world No.1 Serena Williams defeated the No.2 seed and U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 in Sunday's final of the 2004 China Open to claim her first Tour title since April in Miami.

Tuesday, 21 September, 2004 - China Open
Miss Dokic suffered another shock defeat in the opening round of the 2004 China Open in Beijing, being upset by experienced Tamarine Tanasugarn, 3-6, 0-6 Tuesday afternoon. It was the 9th straight loss in her this year's singles activity, excluding the Fed Cup matches in April. The WTA Tour official website released the mixed doubles draw, in which her name was not included. The ATP's China Open men's tournament has finished last Sunday, but a $25,000 ATP Challenger event is now being played at the Beijing Tennis Centre alongside the WTA women's event.
* Some more photos of the 2004 DFS Classic taken by pixy75 in June have been added here.
* Main draw photos at the 2004 Hiroshima Int'l Ladies Open (ITF $10,000 Women's Circuit) in Hiroshima are available here.

Monday, 20 September, 2004 - China Open, WTA Rankings
Miss Dokic is scheduled to play her 1st-round match in the singles at the 2004 China Open Tuesday afternoon. She will meet Tamarine Tanasugarn at the 1st match on Court-1 in Beijing Tennis Centre at 1:00 p.m. (local time). In the doubles, she and new partner Jelena Jankovic, who have received the wildcards for the main draw, unfortunately lost to local wildcards Shuai Peng and Yan-Ze Xie, 6-4, 4-6, 6-7 (3) in the 1st round on Monday night.
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables. Miss Dokic slipped 4 places to No.43 in the singles, same ranking as the end of 1999 season, but she moved up to No.237 in the doubles rankings. The Wismilak International champion Svetlana Kuznetsova achieved again a new career-high No.5 and the runner-up Marlene Weingartner returned to the top 50.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 20 September, 2004:
 01 (01) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 4527 pts
 02 (02) Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 4155 pts
 03 (03) Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4057 pts
 04 (04) Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 4004 pts
 05 (06) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 3182 pts
 06 (05) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 3078 pts
 07 (07) Kim Clijsters (BEL) 2815 pts
 08 (08) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 2598 pts
 09 (09) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 2502 pts
 10 (10) Serena Williams (USA) 2273 pts
 11 (11) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 2146 pts
 12 (12) Venus Williams (USA) 2145 pts
 13 (13) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2097 pts
 14 (14) Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 1888 pts
 15 (15) Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1753 pts
 16 (16) Paola Suarez (ARG) 1592 pts
 17 (17) Elena Bovina (RUS) 1475 pts
 18 (18) Karolina Sprem (CRO) 1415.75 pts
 19 (20) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 1319 pts
 20 (21) Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) 1300 pts



 21 (19) Alicia Molik (AUS) 1290.50 pts
 22 (22) Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) 1264 pts
 23 (23) Amy Frazier (USA) 1237.50 pts
 24 (25) Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 1202 pts
 25 (26) Fabiola Zuluaga (COL) 1180.75 pts
 26 (27) Mary Pierce (FRA) 1166 pts
 27 (28) Anna Smashnova (ISR) 1159 pts
 28 (29) Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 1106 pts
 29 (24) Chanda Rubin (USA) 1048 pts
 30 (30) Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) 1044.75 pts
 31 (31) Tatiana Golovin (FRA) 1040.50 pts
 32 (32) Lisa Raymond (USA) 1036.25 pts
 33 (33) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 956 pts
 34 (35) Gisela Dulko (ARG) 895.25 pts
 35 (34) Jelena Kostanic (CRO) 893.50 pts
 36 (36) Jelena Jankovic (SCG) 818.25 pts
 37 (37) Iveta Benesova (CZE) 797.50 pts
 38 (45) Emilie Loit (FRA) 793.50 pts
 39 (38) Conchita Martinez (ESP) 791 pts
 40 (44) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 781.50 pts
 41 (42) Marion Bartoli (FRA) 778 pts
 42 (40) Maria Vento-Kabchi (VEN) 772.50 pts
 43 (39) Jelena Dokic (SCG) 759 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 13th September.

Sunday, 19 September, 2004 - China Open, Wismilak International
According to Monday's order of play in Beijing, Miss Dokic will team up with Jelena Jankovic for a 1st-round doubles match against Chinese pair of Shuai Peng and Yan-Ze Xie. They will meet at Monday's 5th (last) match on Center Court, not before 7:30 p.m. (local time). However, the tournament official website has not yet released the doubles main draw.
The 2nd seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova won her 2nd Wismilak International title, defeating unseeded Marlene Weingartner in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4 in Sunday's final in Bali. It was the first Tour final for Marlene Weingartner in her professional career.
* Main draw photos at the 2004 GS Yuasa Open (ITF $10,000 Women's Circuit) in Kyoto are available here.

Saturday, 18 September, 2004 - China Open
Miss Dokic is starting her Asian Tour in Beijing next week. The WTA Tour official website released the singles main draw for the 2004 China Open Women's International Tennis Tournament today. She was seeded No.8 in the top half of the draw. Her 1st-round opponent will be Tamarine Tanasugarn from Thailand. Top 4 seeds - Serena Williams, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Maria Sharapova and Vera Zvonareva - received byes into the 2nd round. The 2004 China Open, a 14-day ATP and WTA combined event, has gotten underway from 13th September with the ATP main draw action at the Beijing Tennis Centre in Beijing, China. The women's event, which was moved from Shanghai this year, will be held from Monday to Sunday, 26th September as a tier-2 hard-court tournament.
04 Feb. 2004 in Tokyo Tamarine Tanasugarn (Thailand)
Birth Date: 24 May, 1977
Birth Place: Los Angeles, Ca. USA
Turned Pro: 1994
Plays: Right (two-handed backhand)
Singles Rank: 97 (as of 20 Sep. 2004)
2004 Wimbledon Singles 4th Rnd.
2004 DFS Classic Singles Quarterfinalist
Head to Head: 1-1
- Jan. 2000 Hyundai Hopman Cup (hard): S5 [L] 1-6 4-6
- Sep. 2002 Toyota Princess Cup (hard): QF [W] 6-3 6-1

Monday, 13 September, 2004 - WTA Rankings
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables after the U.S. Open. Miss Dokic moved down to No.39 in the singles, but moved up to No.238 in the doubles rankings. Amelie Mauresmo became the new world No.1 player. The U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova achieved a new career-high No.6 and the runner-up Elena Dementieva moved to a career-best No.5. The 19-year-old Jelena Jankovic is now Serbia-Montenegro's No.1 player, leaping 5 spots to No.36.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 13 September, 2004:
 01 (02) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 4527 pts
 02 (03) Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 4155 pts
 03 (04) Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4057 pts
 04 (01) Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 4004 pts
 05 (06) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 3368 pts
 06 (09) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 3014.25 pts
 07 (05) Kim Clijsters (BEL) 2815 pts
 08 (08) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 2598 pts
 09 (07) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 2570 pts
 10 (11) Serena Williams (USA) 2273 pts
 11 (10) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 2146 pts
 12 (12) Venus Williams (USA) 2145 pts
 13 (14) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2009 pts
 14 (13) Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 1938 pts
 15 (16) Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1753 pts
 16 (15) Paola Suarez (ARG) 1592 pts
 17 (19) Elena Bovina (RUS) 1475 pts
 18 (20) Karolina Sprem (CRO) 1415.75 pts
 19 (18) Alicia Molik (AUS) 1349.50 pts
 20 (17) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 1319 pts
 21 (21) Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) 1300 pts
 22 (25) Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) 1264 pts
 23 (23) Amy Frazier (USA) 1253 pts
 24 (22) Chanda Rubin (USA) 1204 pts
 25 (28) Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 1202 pts
 26 (26) Fabiola Zuluaga (COL) 1180.75 pts
 27 (29) Mary Pierce (FRA) 1166 pts
 28 (27) Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi (ISR) 1159 pts
 29 (24) Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 1106 pts
 30 (33) Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) 1044.75 pts
 31 (31) Tatiana Golovin (FRA) 1040.50 pts
 32 (30) Lisa Raymond (USA) 1036.25 pts
 33 (32) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 956 pts
 34 (40) Jelena Kostanic (CRO) 893.50 pts
 35 (39) Gisela Dulko (ARG) 857.25 pts
 36 (41) Jelena Jankovic (SCG) 830.25 pts
 37 (43) Iveta Benesova (CZE) 797.50 pts
 38 (36) Conchita Martinez (ESP) 791 pts
 39 (38) Jelena Dokic (SCG) 785 pts
 40 (34) Maria Vento-Kabchi (VEN) 772.50 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 30th August.
* Some more photos of the 2004 Wimbledon taken by pixy75 in June have been added here.
* Main draw photos at the 2004 Hyogo International Junior Tournament (ITF Grade5) are available here.

Sunday, 12 September, 2004 - Wismilak International, U.S. Open
Miss Dokic has withdrawn from this week's Wismilak International. The WTA Tour official website released the draw sheet for the tier-3 hard-court tournament, which will be held from Monday in Bali, Indonesia. She is not on it.
The 19-year-old Svetlana Kuznetsova won her first Grand Slam singles title on Saturday, upsetting compatriot Elena Dementieva, 6-3, 7-5 in the all-Russian final of the 2004 U.S. Open.
2004 U.S. Open Final Results
Women's Singles Final on Saturday, 11 September:
  Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)(9) def. Elena Dementieva (RUS)(6), 6-3, 7-5
Women's Doubles Final on Sunday, 12 September:
  V. Ruano Pascual (ESP) / P. Suarez (ARG)(1) def. S. Kuznetsova (RUS) / E. Likhovtseva (RUS)(2), 6-4, 7-5
Mixed Doubles Final on Friday, 10 September:
  V. Zvonareva (RUS) / B. Bryan (USA)(4) def. A. Molik (AUS) / T. Woodbridge (AUS), 6-3, 6-4
Girls' Singles Final on Sunday, 12 September:
  Michaella Krajicek (NED)(3) def. Jessica Kirkland (USA)(4), 6-1, 6-1
Girls' Doubles Final on Saturday, 11 September:
  M. Erakovic (NZL) / M. Krajicek (NED)(3) def. M. Gojnea (ROM) / M. Niculescu (ROM)(5), 7-6 (4), 6-0




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