Jelena Dokic: Archives

Archived News - February, 2005.

Monday, 28 February, 2005 - Doha, Acapulco, WTA Rankings
The 2nd-seeded Maria Sharapova claimed her 2nd title of the season and 9th career Tour singles title on Saturday, defeating the 4th-seeded Alicia Molik, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the final of the Qatar Total Open in Doha. While, the top-seeded Flavia Pennetta captured a 2nd straight title in 2 weeks and her 3rd career Tour singles title on Sunday, defeating unseeded Ludmila Cervanova, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the Abierto Mexicano TELCEL presented by HSBC in Acapulco.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 28 February, 2005:
 01 (01) Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4965 pts
 02 (02) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 4890 pts
 03 (04) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 4544 pts
 04 (03) Serena Williams (USA) 4389 pts
 05 (05) Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 3785 pts
 06 (07) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 3665 pts
 07 (06) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 3545 pts
 08 (09) Alicia Molik (AUS) 2630 pts
 09 (08) Venus Williams (USA) 2519 pts
 10 (10) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 2358 pts


 11 (11) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 2217 pts
 12 (12) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2155 pts
 13 (13) Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 1701 pts
 14 (14) Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1672 pts
 15 (16) Elena Bovina (RUS) 1507 pts
 16 (15) Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 1348 pts
 17 (20) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 1344 pts
 18 (17) Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 1342.75 pts
 19 (18) Karolina Sprem (CRO) 1311 pts
 20 (19) Paola Suarez (ARG) 1288 pts
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 208 (209) Jelena Dokic (SCG) 147 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 21st February.

Monday, 21 February, 2005 - Memphis, Antwerp, Bogota, WTA Rankings
For the moment, there is no official information on Miss Dokic's next tournament. Her name is not on any of the entry lists for upcoming tournaments of the WTA Tour and the ITF Womens Circuit. She seems to be still resting to recover from a left thigh injury.
Three players claimed their first titles of the season last week. Top seed and defending champion Vera Zvonareva won her 2nd successive title in Memphis with a 7-6 (3), 6-2 victory over No.3 seed Meghann Shaughnessy in the final of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships & the Cellular South Cup on Saturday. It was her 3rd career Tour singles title. In Antwerp, former World No.1 and Top seed Amelie Mauresmo won her 16th career Tour singles title, defeating No.3 seed Venus Williams, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 in Sunday's final of the Proximus Diamond Games. Later Sunday, No.2 seed Flavia Pennetta defeated qualifier Lourdes Dominguez Lino, 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the title match in Bogota to win the Copa Colsanitas Seguros Bolivar. It was her 2nd career Tour title.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 21 February, 2005:
 01 (01) Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4965 pts
 02 (02) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 4854 pts
 03 (03) Serena Williams (USA) 4389 pts
 04 (04) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 4311 pts
 05 (06) Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 3856 pts
 06 (05) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 3745 pts
 07 (07) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 3665 pts
 08 (08) Venus Williams (USA) 2583 pts
 09 (10) Alicia Molik (AUS) 2426 pts
 10 (09) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 2359 pts


 11 (11) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 2217 pts
 12 (12) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2155 pts
 13 (13) Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 1701 pts
 14 (14) Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1666 pts
 15 (15) Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 1598 pts
 16 (16) Elena Bovina (RUS) 1459 pts
 17 (18) Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 1342.75 pts
 18 (17) Karolina Sprem (CRO) 1311 pts
 19 (20) Paola Suarez (ARG) 1287 pts
 20 (21) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 1250 pts
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 209 (214) Jelena Dokic (SCG) 148 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 14th February.

Monday, 14 February, 2005 - Hyderabad Open, Open Gaz de France, WTA Rankings
The 18-year-old local prospect Sania Mirza won her maiden singles title at the Hyderabad Open by defeating No.9 seed Alyona Bondarenko, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 before her home crowd on Saturday evening. It was the first Tour singles championship match for both finalists. Earlier on Saturday afternoon, No.3 seeds of Zi Yan and Jie Zheng upset the Athens gold medalists and No.2 seeds, Ting Li and Tian Tian Sun, 6-4, 6-1 in the all-Chinese doubles final.
In Paris, another unseeded 18-year-old Dinara Safina won the Open Gaz de France by defeating No.2 seeded home favorite Amelie Mauresmo, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in Sunday's final. It was her first appearance in a Tier-2 singles final and her 3rd career singles title following the Prokom Open in 2002 and the Palermo Open in 2003. She also reached the doubles final with partner Anabel Medina Garrigues but lost to Iveta Benesova and Kveta Peschke, 2-6, 6-2, 2-6 later Sunday.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 14 February, 2005:
 01 (01) Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4965 pts
 02 (04) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 4524 pts
 03 (02) Serena Williams (USA) 4389 pts
 04 (03) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 4332 pts
 05 (05) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 3745 pts
 06 (06) Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 3738 pts
 07 (07) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 3665 pts
 08 (08) Venus Williams (USA) 2391 pts
 09 (09) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 2359 pts
 10 (10) Alicia Molik (AUS) 2343 pts


 11 (11) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 2244 pts
 12 (12) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2155 pts
 13 (13) Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 1701 pts
 14 (14) Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1664 pts
 15 (15) Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 1598 pts
 16 (16) Elena Bovina (RUS) 1459 pts
 17 (17) Karolina Sprem (CRO) 1439 pts
 18 (18) Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 1342.75 pts
 19 (19) Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) 1327 pts
 20 (21) Paola Suarez (ARG) 1287 pts
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 214 (209) Jelena Dokic (SCG) 148 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 7th February.

Friday, 11 February, 2005 - Proximus Diamond Games
Miss Dokic seems to have withdrawn from next week's Proximus Diamond Games. The tournament official website announced the singles main draw, in which her name was not included. She had received a wild card for the Tier-2 indoor tournament, starting next Monday at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium.
Main Draw Singles for the 2005 Proximus Diamond Games:
 Amelie Mauresmo (1) bye
 Iveta Benesova vs. Mary Pierce
 Qualifier vs. Marta Marrero
 Denisa Chladkova vs. Patty Schnyder (7)
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 Alicia Molik (4) bye
 Magdalena Maleeva vs. Tathiana Garbin
 Silvia Farina Elia vs. Els Callens (wc)
 Klara Koukalova vs. Nathalie Dechy (wc,6)  
 Nadia Petrova (5) vs. Anabel Medina Garrigues  
 Kim Clijsters vs. Jelena Kostanic
 Qualifier vs. Virginie Razzano (wc)
 Venus Williams (3) bye
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 Karolina Sprem (8) vs. Qualifier
 Maria Elena Camerin vs. Qualifier
 Tatiana Golovin vs. Dinara Safina
 Anastasia Myskina (2) bye

Tuesday, 08 February, 2005 - Hyderabad Open
Miss Dokic made an early exit from the Hyderabad Open Tuesday afternoon, falling to Mara Santangelo, 6-7 (2), 3-6 in the 70-minute opening round match. She stayed in the game until the end, fighting with a thigh injury. The Rediff online news website reported that both the players have refused to appear at the post-match conference. However, nothing detailed has been reported for the reason and the WTA Tour has not reported anything at least until now about what happened. Mara Santangelo will next face Russian teen Maria Kirilenko, last year's finalist.
 Hyderabad Open 2005 
 Singles 1st Rnd.
1st Set: 7-6 (2) 2nd Set: 6-3
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 Mara Santangelo (ITA) *   OOO             5     6 O OO O O OO
 Jelena Dokic (SCG)    OOO    5   6     O O O  
   "O" in red indicates a break game.

Monday, 07 February, 2005 - Hyderabad Open, WTA Rankings
Miss Dokic is scheduled to play her first match in India tomorrow. She will meet Mara Santangelo at Tuesday's opening match on Centre Court. Play is due to start at 3:00 p.m. (local time) on all courts.
According to some photos from Hyderabad, she practiced on court with her left thigh still bandaged.
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking tables. Miss Dokic slipped 85 places to No.209 in the singles and finally lost her doubles ranking.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 07 February, 2005:
 01 (01) Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4965 pts
 02 (02) Serena Williams (USA) 4336 pts
 03 (04) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 4332 pts
 04 (03) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 4322 pts
 05 (06) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 3745 pts
 06 (05) Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 3738 pts
 07 (07) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 3717 pts
 08 (08) Venus Williams (USA) 2391 pts
 09 (09) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 2359 pts
 10 (10) Alicia Molik (AUS) 2343 pts


 11 (11) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 2244 pts
 12 (12) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2091 pts
 13 (13) Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 1685 pts
 14 (14) Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1664 pts
 15 (15) Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 1598 pts
 16 (16) Elena Bovina (RUS) 1551 pts
 17 (17) Karolina Sprem (CRO) 1504.75 pts
 18 (22) Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 1342.75 pts
 19 (18) Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) 1328 pts
 20 (19) Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 1318 pts
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 209 (124) Jelena Dokic (SCG) 148 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 31st January.

Sunday, 06 February, 2005 (2) - Hyderabad Open
Miss Dokic will play in Hyderabad, India this week. The 2005 Hyderabad Open will take place from the 7th to 12th February at the Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh (SAAP) Tennis Complex in Hyderabad. She has arrived in India from Pattaya on Friday, the Hindu reported. The singles draw for this Tier 4 hard-court tournament was announced today. Miss Dokic is in the top quarter of the draw. She will meet Mara Santangelo of Italy in the opening round on Tuesday. The top seed is China's Na Li.
Photo quoted from WTATour.com Mara Santangelo (Italy)
Birth Date: 28 Jun. 1981
Birth Place: Latina, Italy
Residence: Cavalese, Italy
Plays: Right (two-handed backhand)
Singles Rank: 177 (as of 7 Feb. 2005)
2005 Australian Open Singles 1R
2004 Gaz de France Stars Doubles Winner with J. Russell
2004 Australian Open Singles 4R
Head to Head: First meeting in singles

Sunday, 06 February, 2005 (1) - Volvo Women's Open, Toray Pan Pacific Tennis
The 3rd-seeded former World No.2 Conchita Martinez claimed her 33rd singles title on Sunday after winning over the 7th-seeded Anna-Lena Groenefeld, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the final of the Volvo Women's Open. It was the first Tour final for the 19-year-old Anna-Lena Groenefeld. She enjoyed a successful week, winning the doubles title with Marion Bartoli by defeating Marta Domachowska and Silvija Talaja, 6-3, 6-2 in the final later Sunday. In Tokyo, the 2nd-seeded Maria Sharapova defeated the top-seeded defending champion Lindsay Davenport, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (5) in Sunday's final of the Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Tournament.
* Qualifying round photos at the 2005 Toray Pan Pacific Open are available to see here.

Wednesday, 02 February, 2005 - Volvo Women's Open
Miss Dokic was unfortunately forced to retire from her 2nd round match against Ukrainian Alyona Bondarenko at the Volvo Women's Open Wednesday afternoon, losing the match, 6-7 (1), 0-1. According to the match-report for the tournament official website, she was unable to continue due to a (left) groin strain when she dropped her serve in the 1st game of the 2nd set after losing the opening set in a tie-break. The Reuters has reported her post-match comments: "For now I'll play small tournaments... I want to get some matches, get myself back. I'm a long way from where I was and where I want to be so it will take a while." - She is due to play in Hyderabad next week. We hope her injury is not too serious and wish her all the best in her recovery!
 Volvo Women's Open 2005 
 Singles 2nd Rnd.
1st Set: 7-6 (1) 2nd Set: 1-0 
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 Jelena Dokic (SCG) OO      3 O          6      ret.       
 Alyona Bondarenko (UKR) *     OO    3            5 OO O 
   "O" in red indicates a break game.

Tuesday, 01 February, 2005 - Volvo Women's Open
Miss Dokic will meet Alyona Bondarenko, who advanced to the 2nd round with a 7-6 (5) 6-4 upset win over 4th seed Mashona Washington yeaterday, at the 2nd match on Court-1 tomorrow afternoon. The 1st match between Magui Serna and 2nd seed Marion Bartoli is due to start at 3.00 p.m. (local time). Having returned to the Tour event after 2 years lay-off, former World No.1 Martina Hingis lost to Marlene Weingartner, 6-1, 2-6, 2-6 in the opening round on Tuesday.




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