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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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