Jelena Dokic: Archives

Archived News - November, 2004.

Monday, 29 November, 2004 - WTA Rankings, Fed Cup World Group Final
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables. There is no change of the top players' standings. Miss Dokic's current places are No.126 in the singles rankings and No.895 (lowest rank in the list) in the doubles.
Russia claimed its first Fed Cup title on Sunday after defeating defending champion France, 3-2 in the World Group Final at the Ice Stadium Krylatskoe in Moscow. Russia eased past Austria, 5-0 in the semi-finals, while France reached the final by winning over Spain by the same score.
2004 Fed Cup World Group Final Results
Saturday, 27 November:
  R1 - Nathalie Dechy (FRA) def. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS), 3-6, 7-6 (4), 8-6.
  R2 - Anastasia Myskina (RUS) def. Tatiana Golovin (FRA), 6-4, 7-6 (5).

Sunday, 28 November:
  R3 - Anastasia Myskina (RUS) def. Nathalie Dechy (FRA), 6-3, 6-4.
  R4 - Tatiana Golovin (FRA) def. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS), 6-4, 6-1.
  R5 - Anastasia Myskina / Vera Zvonareva (RUS) def. Marion Bartoli / Emilie Loit (FRA), 7-6 (5), 7-5.

The ITF announced the draws for the 2005 Fed Cup World Group 1 and 2 on Friday. The 1st round matches will be played on 23-24 April. The World Group 1 Semi-finals and Pplay-off ties will be held on 9-10 July. The World Group 1 Final will move to 17-18 September, the week after the U.S. Open. All matches will be played on a home-and-away system under the Davis Cup's format next year.
2005 Fed Cup World Group 1 and 2 Draws:
World Group 1 - 1st Rnd. World Group 2 - 1st Rnd.
  Russia vs. Italy (c)   Slovak Republic vs. Switzerland (c)
  United States (c) vs. Belgium   Germany (c) vs. Indonesia
  Argentina vs. Spain (c)   Thailand (c) vs. Croatia
  Austria (c) vs. France   Czech Republic (c) vs. Japan
   Seeds are denoted in bold. (c) indicates Choice of Ground.

Tuesday, 23 November, 2004 - WTA Rankings
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables. Only the ITF's pro circuit tournaments were played last week. There is no change of the top players' standings. Miss Dokic's current places are No.126 in the singles rankings and No.901 (lowest rank in the list) in the doubles.

Tuesday, 16 November, 2004 - WTA Tour Championships, WTA Rankings
The 17-year-old Maria Sharapova again defeated Serena Williams, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 in a rematch of their Wimbledon final on Monday evening to win the season-ending WTA Tour Championships presented by Porsche. She reached the final after winning over compatriot Anastasia Myskina, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the semi-finals, while Serena Williams also fought back from a set down to defeat Amelie Mauresmo, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 on Sunday. In the doubles final, Nadia Petrova and Meghann Shaughnessy defeated Cara Black and Rennae Stubbs, 7-5, 6-2.
The WTA Tour official website released the season-end ranking tables on Tuesday. Miss Dokic's places are No.125 in the singles rankings and No.896 (lowest rank in the list) in the doubles. Winning the Tour-best 7 titles in this season, Lindsay Davenport claimed the year-end world No.1 ranking.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 15 November, 2004:
 01 (01) Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4760 pts
 02 (02) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 4546 pts
 03 (03) Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 4012 pts
 04 (06) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 3536 pts
 05 (04) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 3533 pts
 06 (05) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 3448 pts
 07 (08) Serena Williams (USA) 3128 pts
 08 (07) Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 2884 pts
 09 (09) Venus Williams (USA) 2400 pts
 10 (10) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 2359 pts


 11 (11) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 2299 pts
 12 (12) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2022 pts
 13 (13) Alicia Molik (AUS) 1970.75 pts
 14 (14) Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1638 pts
 15 (15) Elena Bovina (RUS) 1598 pts
 16 (16) Paola Suarez (ARG) 1535 pts
 17 (17) Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 1469 pts
 18 (18) Karolina Sprem (CRO) 1451.75 pts
 19 (19) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 1397 pts
 20 (20) Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) 1334 pts
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 125 (124) Jelena Dokic (SCG) 281 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 8th November.

Tuesday, 09 November, 2004 - WTA Tour Championships
The 2004 WTA Tour Championships presented by Porsche begins at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday with the singles round-robin action. The top 8 singles players and top 4 doubles teams in the Porsche Race to the Championships over all regular WTA Tour events and Athens Olympic Games in the 2004 season will compete at this week's season-ending event. The 8 singles players will play in the 2 round-robin groups (Red Group and Black Group). The top 2 players from both groups will advance to Sunday's semi-finals. The doubles semi-finals will be played following the singles matches on Sunday. Both finals are scheduled on Monday evening.
Porsche Race to the Championships Standings as of 08 November 2004:
  1. Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4546 pts (16)
  2. Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 4195 pts (16)
  3. Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 3646 pts (18)
  4. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 3558 pts (21)
  5. Elena Dementieva (RUS) 3386 pts (21)
  6. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 2947 pts (19)
  7. Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 2884 pts (9) - wd
  8. Serena Williams (USA) 2597 pts (11)
  9. Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 2531 pts (25)
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 10. Venus Williams (USA) 2400 pts (16)
 11. Jennifer Capriati (USA) 2359 pts (12)
 12. Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2054 pts (25)
 13. Alicia Molik (AUS) 1977 pts (22)
 14. Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1644 pts (23)
 99. Jelena Dokic (SCG) 281 pts (16)
  1. Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP) / Paola Suarez (ARG) 5023 pts (16)
  2. Cara Black (ZIM) / Rennae Stubbs (AUS) 3212 pts (18)
  3. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) / Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 2967 pts (13)
  4. Nadia Petrova (RUS) / Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) 2691 pts (14)
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  5. Martina Navratilova (USA) / Lisa Raymond (USA) 2070 pts (14)
  6. Liezel Huber (RSA) / Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 1427 pts (11)
   Number in brackets indicates number of Tour events of the season.

Monday, 08 November, 2004 - WTA Rankings, Advanta Championships, Bell Challenge
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables at the end of the 2004 regular Tour season. Miss Dokic remains at No.124 in the singles rankings and No.885 (lowest rank in the list) in the doubles.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 08 November, 2004:
 01 (01) Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4546 pts
 02 (02) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 4195 pts
 03 (03) Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 3645 pts
 04 (05) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 3445 pts
 05 (04) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 3382 pts
 06 (07) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 2902 pts
 07 (06) Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 2884 pts
 08 (08) Serena Williams (USA) 2597 pts
 09 (10) Venus Williams (USA) 2400 pts
 10 (09) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 2359 pts


 11 (11) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 2299 pts
 12 (14) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2022 pts
 13 (13) Alicia Molik (AUS) 1970.75 pts
 14 (15) Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1638 pts
 15 (16) Elena Bovina (RUS) 1598 pts
 16 (18) Paola Suarez (ARG) 1535 pts
 17 (17) Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 1469 pts
 18 (19) Karolina Sprem (CRO) 1451.75 pts
 19 (20) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 1397 pts
 20 (21) Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) 1334 pts
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 124 (124) Jelena Dokic (SCG) 281 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 1st November.
The top-seeded Amelie Mauresmo defended her title in Philadelphia on Sunday by defeating 6th seed Vera Zvonareva, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the final of the Advanta Championships presented by Motorola. It was her 2nd consecutive title in past 2 weeks and 5th of the season. Despite losing in her first tier-2 final, Vera Zvonareva booked her spot in the 8 player field of this week's WTA Tour Championships for the first time in her career. Alicia Molik collected the doubles crown with partner Lisa Raymond, defeating Liezel Huber and Corina Morariu, 7-5, 6-4 in the title match on Sunday.
Unseeded Martina Sucha captured her 2nd career title with a 7-5 3-6 6-2 win over qualifier Abigail Spears in Sunday's final of the tier-3 Bell Challenge in Quebec City. She won her previous title at the ANZ Tasmanian International in Hobart in January, 2002. It was the first Tour final for Abigail Spears after reaching her first semifinal at the 2004 Hansol Korea Open in Seoul last month.

Monday, 01 November, 2004 - WTA Rankings, Generali Ladies Linz, Seat Open Luxembourg
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables. Miss Dokic's current places are No.124 in the singles and No.885 (lowest rank in the list) in the doubles. Serbia-Montenegro's top ranked player, Jelena Jankovic moved into the Top 30 (No.29), reaching the semi-finals of the tier-2 Generali Ladies Linz in Austria before losing to eventual champion Amelie Mauresmo, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1. The top-seeded Amelie Mauresmo captured her 4th title of the year on Sunday with a 6-2 6-0 win over 9th seed Elena Bovina in the final. Ana Ivanovic also moved into the Top 100 (No.96), reaching the quarter-finals of the tier-3 Seat Open Luxembourg last week. Australia's No.1 Alicia Molik continued her outstanding form, defeating unseeded Dinara Safina in Sunday's final at Luxembourg, 6-3, 6-4. She again achieved a new career-high No.13, winning the 2nd straight title in the past 2 weeks.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 01 November, 2004:
 01 (01) Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4546 pts
 02 (02) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 4370 pts
 03 (03) Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 3750 pts
 04 (04) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 3491 pts
 05 (05) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 3445 pts
 06 (06) Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 3195 pts
 07 (07) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 2808 pts
 08 (09) Serena Williams (USA) 2597 pts
 09 (08) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 2596 pts
 10 (10) Venus Williams (USA) 2332 pts


 11 (11) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 2116 pts
 12 (12) Kim Clijsters (BEL) 2033 pts
 13 (14) Alicia Molik (AUS) 1900.75 pts
 14 (13) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 1869 pts
 15 (15) Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1638 pts
 16 (19) Elena Bovina (RUS) 1598 pts
 17 (16) Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 1576 pts
 18 (17) Paola Suarez (ARG) 1535 pts
 19 (18) Karolina Sprem (CRO) 1451.75 pts
 20 (20) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 1397 pts
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 124 (123) Jelena Dokic (SCG) 281 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 25th October.




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