Jelena Dokic: Archives

Archived News - December, 2004.

Friday, 31 December, 2004 - New Year's Eve
Looking back on 2004, we have to say that it has been a disappointing year for us. We had an expectation that Miss Dokic would soon revive her competitive tennis at the start of the season. However, she continued a major slump throughout this year and finally ended the 2004 season No.125 in the world rankings.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 27th December, 2004:
 RankName (Nat)PtsTrns
 RankName (Nat)PtsTrns
 01 (05)
 02 (04)
 03 (07)
 04 (32)
 05 (36)
 06 (08)
 07 (03)
 08 (01)
 09 (11)
 10 (06)


Lindsay Davenport (USA)
Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)
Anastasia Myskina (RUS)
Maria Sharapova (RUS)
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
Elena Dementieva (RUS)
Serena Williams (USA)
Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL)
Venus Williams (USA)
Jennifer Capriati (USA)


4760.00
4546.00
4012.00
3536.00
3533.00
3448.00
3128.00
2884.00
2400.00
2359.00


17
17
19
20
22
22
12
  9
16
12


  11 (13)
  12 (12)
  13 (35)
  14 (23)
  15 (21)
  16 (14)
  17 (10)
  18 (59)
  19 (20)
  20 (24)
  ------
 124 (15)
Vera Zvonareva (RUS)
Nadia Petrova (RUS)
Alicia Molik (AUS)
Patty Schnyder (SUI)
Elena Bovina (RUS)
Paola Suarez (ARG)
Ai Sugiyama (JPN)
Karolina Sprem (CRO)
Francesca Schiavone (ITA)
Silvia Farina Elia (ITA)
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Jelena Dokic (SCG)
2299.00
2022.00
1970.75
1638.00
1598.00
1535.00
1469.00
1451.75
1403.00
1334.00
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  281.00
26
25
22
23
19
19
24
23
24
24
--
16
  (1) Number in brackets indicates 2003 year-end ranking.
  (2) "Trns" indicates number of the WTA Tour events over the past 52 weeks.

Having participated in 17 tournaments, including the Fed Cup event, she played just 24 singles matches this season compared with last year's 58.
2004 Singles Statistics:
Year20042003
2setter3setterTotal2setter % 2setter3setterTotal2setter %
Won 3 5 837.5% 19 92867.9%
Lost 11 51668.8% 19113063.3%
Total 14102458.3% 38205865.5%
Winning % 21.4%50.0%33.3%  50.0%45.0%48.3% 
She has reportedly begun training for the next season. So let's bid farewell to a long and hard time. And let's welcome the arrival of a new year.

Monday, 20 December, 2004 - ITF World Champions
The International Tennis Federation announced today the ITF World Champions for 2004. The Junior World Champions were selected based on the combined singles and doubles ranking. The World Champions will receive their awards at the annual ITF World Champions Dinner on 31st May in Paris during the 2005 Roland Garros.
The 2004 ITF World Champions
Anastasia Myskina from CBS SportsLine Virginia Ruano Pascual from CBS SportsLine Paola Suarez from CBS SportsLine Michaella Krajicek from ITF Tennis.com Esther Vergeer from ITF Tennis.com
ITF World Champions: Anastasia Myskina (RUS), Roger Federer (SUI)
ITF Doubles World Champions: Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP), Paola Suarez (ARG), Bob and Mike Bryan (USA)
ITF Junior World Champions: Michaella Krajicek (NED), Gael Monfils (FRA)
ITF Wheelchair World Champions: Esther Vergeer (NED), David Hall (AUS)


Thursday, 09 December, 2004 - Toray Pan Pacific Tennis
The Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Tournament official website released the players list for 2005 event today. Miss Dokic's name is not included in the list because her current ranking is outside the cut-off for direct entry into the main draw. She needs a wildcard or has to play in the qualifying tournament to enter the Tier1 indoor tournament, which will be held from 1st to 6th February at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. The remaining wildcards will be announced late in January and the 3-day qualifying rounds will begin on 29th January. Having skipped the Australian summer circuit, she has started her season in Tokyo for the past 3 years since 2002.
Entry List for the 2005 Toray Pan Pacific Tennis:
  1. Lindsay Davenport (USA) #01
  2. Maria Sharapova (RUS) #04
  3. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) #05
  4. Elena Dementieva (RUS) #06
  5. Patty Schnyder (SUI) #14
  6. Ai Sugiyama (JPN) #17
  7. Nathalie Dechy (FRA) #21
  8. Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) #24
  9. Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) #25
 10. Jelena Jankovic (SCG) #28
 11. Lisa Raymond (USA) #30
 12. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) #31
 13. Shinobu Asagoe (JPN) #37
 14. Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) #40
 15. Maria Elena Camerin (ITA) #43
 16. Klara Koukalova (CZE) #46
 17. Kristina Brandi (PUR) #47
 18. Maria Vento-Kabchi (VEN) #48
 19. Maria Sanchez Lorenzo (ESP) #51
 20. Alina Jidkova (RUS) #55
 21. Jill Craybas (USA) #59
 22. Miho Saeki (JPN)(WC) #252
      - Winner of the All Japan Championships
  + 2 wildcards and 4 qualifiers
   Note: Number after the nation denotes singles ranking as of 6th December.
* The 2004 AIG Japan Open Photos taken by pixy75 in October are available to see here.

Wednesday, 08 December, 2004 - Yonex, Toray Pan Pacific Tennis, WTA Rankings
The Yonex's sponsorship deal with Miss Dokic seems to have ended in one year. The Yonex Japan official website removed her photograph and profile from their players list today.
The Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Tournament official website will announce the commitment list for the 2005 event tomorrow night.
The WTA Tour official website has released new ranking tables on Sunday. Miss Dokic's current places are No.127 in the singles and No.897 (lowest rank in the list) in the doubles rankings.




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