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Miss Dokic seems to have withdrawn from the 2004 AIG Japan Open, which will be held from next Monday at the Ariake Tennis Forest Park in Tokyo, Japan.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):
* 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:
* 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Miss Dokic seems to have withdrawn from the 2004 "JinJianNan" Guangzhou International Women's Open, one of this week's three inaugural Tour events.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:
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.
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:
* 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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