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Archived News - May, 2005.

Sunday, 29 May, 2005 - Roland Garros
The second week of this year's French Open has begun today. The seeded players in the women's singles main draw and their results in the first week are as follows.
Women's Seeds at the 2005 French Open:
 TOP HALF  BOTTOM HALF
 01 Lindsay Davenport
 25 Dinara Safina
 20 Daniela Hantuchova
 14 Kim Clijsters
advanced to 4R
l. to V. Razzano in 1R
l. to K. Clijsters in 3R
advanced to 4R
 07 Nadia Petrova
 28 Marion Bartoli
 17 Tatiana Golovin
 12 Elena Bovina
advanced to 4R
l. to S. Peer in 1R
l. to E. Bovina in 3R
advanced to 4R
 09 Vera Zvonareva
 21 Mary Pierce
 32 Flavia Pennetta
 08 Patty Schnyder
l. to M. Pierce in 3R
advanced to 4R
l. to P. Schnyder in 3R
advanced to 4R
 15 Jelena Jankovic
 22 Francesca Schiavone
 29 Ana Ivanovic
 03 Amelie Mauresmo
l. to A. Smashnova in 1R
advanced to 4R
advanced to 4R
l. to A. Ivanovic in 3R
 04 Elena Dementieva
 31 Karolina Sprem
 18 Silvia Farina Elia
 16 Elena Likhovtseva
advanced to 4R
l. to A. Morigami in 2R
l. to E. Likhovtseva in 3R
advanced to 4R
 06 Svetlana Kuznetsova
 30 Gisela Dulko
 24 Magdalena Maleeva
 10 Justine Henin-Hardenne
advanced to 4R
l. to M. Irvin in 2R
l. to A. Medina Garrigues in 2R
advanced to 4R
 11 Venus Williams
 19 Shinobu Asagoe
 27 Amy Frazier
 05 Anastasia Myskina
l. to S. Karatantcheva in 3R
l. to S. Karatantcheva in 2R
l. to E. Loit in 2R
l. to M. Sanchez Lorenzo in 1R
 13 Nathalie Dechy
 23 Ai Sugiyama
 26 Paola Suarez
 02 Maria Sharapova
l. to N. Llagostera Vives in 3R
l. to N. Llagostera Vives in 1R
l. to A. Chakvetadze in 1R
advanced to 4R
   Number before the name denotes seed number.
* Photos at the 2005 Fukuoka Int'l Women's Tennis (ITF $50,000 Women's Circuit) in Fukuoka are available to see here.

Monday, 23 May, 2005 - Istanbul Cup, Strasbourg Int'l, WTA Rankings
Final tune-up tournaments for 2005 Roland Garros have been completed on last Saturday. The top-seeded Venus Williams won her first title of the season, defeating No.2 seed Nicole Vaidisova, 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the inaugural Istanbul Cup. It was the 32nd career title for the former world No.1. Meanwhile, Anabel Medina Garrigues claimed her third career Tour singles title, defeating Marta Domachowska, 6-4, 6-3 in the final of the Internationaux de Strasbourg.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 23 May, 2005:
 01 (01) Lindsay Davenport (USA) 5105 pts
 02 (02) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 5014 pts
 03 (03) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 4477 pts
 04 (04) Serena Williams (USA) 3991 pts
 05 (05) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 3807 pts
 06 (06) Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 3371 pts
 07 (07) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 3212 pts
 08 (08) Alicia Molik (AUS) 2470.75 pts
 09 (09) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2258 pts
 10 (10) Patty Schnyder (SUI) 2160 pts


 11 (11) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 2091 pts
 12 (12) Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 2017 pts
 13 (13) Venus Williams (USA) 1916 pts
 14 (14) Elena Bovina (RUS) 1662 pts
 15 (15) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 1587 pts
 16 (16) Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 1569 pts
 17 (17) Kim Clijsters (BEL) 1516 pts
 18 (18) Jelena Jankovic (SCG) 1320.25 pts
 19 (19) Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 1316.75 pts
 20 (20) Tatiana Golovin (FRA) 1301.75 pts
  -------------------------------------
 365 (362) Jelena Dokic (SCG) 59.75 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 16th May.
* Photos at the 2005 Kangaroo Cup Int'l Ladies Open (ITF $50,000 Women's Circuit) in Gifu are available to see here.

Monday, 16 May, 2005 - WTA Rankings
The WTA Tour official website released new ranking lists. Miss Dokic rose to No.362, 2 places above her previous ranking. - She has only 9 points to defend in this season, so she will not lower her ranking much badly any more. She is preparing for next hard fight during the most brilliant period in this season, adding her name to a list of absentees. We are hoping she will break through the fear of losing and continues challenging to realize her dream on court.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 16 May, 2005:
 01 (01) Lindsay Davenport (USA) 5169 pts
 02 (02) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 5014 pts
 03 (03) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 4477 pts
 04 (04) Serena Williams (USA) 3991 pts
 05 (05) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 3807 pts
 06 (06) Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 3371 pts
 07 (07) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 3212 pts
 08 (08) Alicia Molik (AUS) 2585.75 pts
 09 (09) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2258 pts
 10 (13) Patty Schnyder (SUI) 2160 pts


 11 (10) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 2091 pts
 12 (11) Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 2017 pts
 13 (14) Venus Williams (USA) 1772 pts
 14 (15) Elena Bovina (RUS) 1662 pts
 15 (12) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 1587 pts
 16 (16) Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 1526 pts
 17 (17) Kim Clijsters (BEL) 1516 pts
 18 (21) Jelena Jankovic (SCG) 1320.25 pts
 19 (18) Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 1316.75 pts
 20 (19) Tatiana Golovin (FRA) 1301.75 pts
  -------------------------------------
 362 (364) Jelena Dokic (SCG) 59.75 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 9th May.

Sunday, 15 May, 2005 - Istanbul Cup, Prague Open, Telecom Italia Masters
Miss Dokic seems not to participate in the 2005 Istanbul Cup, which gets under way on Monday (one week prior to the start of the Roland Garros). The WTA Tour official website announced the singles qualifying and main draws for this tier-3 new event. Her name was not on any of them. According to some rumors started by "Zl@tko" from Prague, a member of the WTAWorld.com message boards, she will not play any events upcoming 7 weeks for practicing and training.
No.1 seed Dinara Safina won her 2nd title of the year on Sunday, defeating unseeded local hope Zuzana Ondraskova, 7-6 (2), 6-3 in the final of the ECM Prague Open. While, No.2 seed Amelie Mauresmo defended her Rome title also on Sunday, fighting back from a set to defeat No.8 seed Patty Schnyder, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the Telecom Italia Masters.

Tuesday, 10 May, 2005 - Prague Open
Unfortunately, Miss Dokic made a 1st-round exit from the 2005 ECM Prague Open after losing in straight sets to local clay-courter Zuzana Ondraskova, 4-6, 1-6 on Tuesday afternoon.
 ECM Prague Open 2005 
 Singles 1st Rnd.
1st Set: 6-4 2nd Set: 6-1
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 Zuzana Ondraskova (CZE)     1     2        4        5  6                  5  6 
 Jelena Dokic (SCG) WC  0     1        2        4  4                  1  1 
   "O" in red indicates a break game.
Miss Dokic visited with young patients at the FN Motol hospital in Prague along with Klara Koukalova on Monday, the WTA Tour official website has provided the photos on its gallery page.

Monday, 09 May, 2005 - Prague Open, Grand Prix L.Meriem, German Open, WTA Rankings
Miss Dokic is scheduled to play her 1st round match at the revived Prague Open on Tuesday afternoon. She will meet Zuzana Ondraskova at the 5th match on Center Court. In the next round, the winner will face No.3 seed Jelena Kostanic, who is a 6-3 7-6 (6) victor over Lilia Osterloh on Monday.
No.2 seeded Spaniard Nuria Llagostera Vives claimed her first career singles title on Sunday by defeating No.6 seed Jie Zheng, 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the 2005 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem in Rabat. While, No.12 seed Justine Henin-Hardenne won her 3rd straight Tour title on Sunday by defeating No.6 seed Nadia Petrova, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the final of the 2005 Qatar Total German Open in Berlin. It was her 22nd career singles title.
Miss Dokic's victories in Rabat have boosted her 79 places to No.364 in the WTA rankings.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 09 May, 2005:
 01 (01) Lindsay Davenport (USA) 5169 pts
 02 (02) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 4900 pts
 03 (03) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 4509 pts
 04 (04) Serena Williams (USA) 4174 pts
 05 (05) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 3807 pts
 06 (06) Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 3371 pts
 07 (07) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 3283 pts
 08 (08) Alicia Molik (AUS) 2585.75 pts
 09 (12) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2258 pts
 10 (10) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 2102 pts


 11 (15) Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 2017 pts
 12 (09) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 1940 pts
 13 (13) Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1882 pts
 14 (11) Venus Williams (USA) 1772 pts
 15 (14) Elena Bovina (RUS) 1640 pts
 16 (16) Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 1537 pts
 17 (17) Kim Clijsters (BEL) 1516 pts
 18 (18) Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 1397.75 pts
 19 (19) Tatiana Golovin (FRA) 1356.25 pts
 20 (20) Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) 1317 pts
  -------------------------------------
 364 (443) Jelena Dokic (SCG) 59.75 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 2nd May.

Sunday, 08 May, 2005 - Prague Open
The 2005 ECM Prague Open official website has announced the singles main draw. Miss Dokic is in the 3rd quarter of the draw as a wild card entrant. She will meet Czech No.7 player Zuzana Ondraskova in the opening round. No.1 seed is Russian Dinara Safina and home favorite Klara Koukalova is listed as No.2 seed.
Photo quoted from WTATour.com. Zuzana Ondraskova (Czech Republic)
Birth Date: 03 May, 1980
Birth Place: Opava, Czech Republic
Turned Pro: 1998 (1997 ?)
Plays: Right (two-handed backhand)
Singles Rank: 98 (as of 09 May, 2005)
2005 German Open Singles 1Q
2005 J&S Cup Singles 2R
2005 Dinan (ITF $75k) Singles FR
2005 Nasdaq-100 Open Singles 2Q
Head to Head: First meeting in singles

Friday, 06 May, 2005 - Grand Prix SAR L.P Lalla Meriem, Prague Open
Miss Dokic spent a good week in Rabat. After having gained a main draw spot, she advanced to the 2nd round of the 2005 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem with a 6-2 6-2 win over Lubomira Kurhajcova of Slovakia at the 3rd match on Centre Court Tuesday afternoon.
Photo quoted from WTATour.com Lubomira Kurhajcova (Slovak Republic)
Birth Date: 11 Oct. 1983
Birth Place: Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Turned Pro: 2002
Plays: Right (two-handed backhand)
Singles Rank: 135 (as of 02 May, 2005)
2005 Copa Colsanitas Singles 2R
2004 Marseille (ITF $50k) Singles FR
2004 Copa Colsanitas Singles SF
2003 Volvo Women's Open Singles FR
Head to Head: First meeting in singles
And then, she played the top seed Na Li of China on Thursday for a quarter-final berth. After losing the opening set, she fought back to level the match, winning the 2nd, but finally she fell to China's No.1 player in the 3rd and final set, 0-6, 6-3, 2-6.
Photo quoted from WTATour.com Na Li (China)
Birth Date: 26 Feb. 1982
Birth Place: Wuhan, Hubei, China
Turned Pro: 1999
Plays: Right (two-handed backhand)
Singles Rank: 35 (as of 02 May, 2005)
2005 Estoril Open Singles FR
2005 Hyderabad Open Singles QF
2005 Moorilla International Singles SF
Head to Head: 1-0
- Jun. 1998 Roehampton (grass): 1R [W] 6-2 6-3
Miss Dokic will take part in the 2005 ECM Prague Open next week. She was awarded a wild card entry into the main draw along with young local hope Andrea Hlavackova, the tournament's official website has announced. The tier-4 clay-court event will be held from 9th to 15th May at Stvanice in Prague, Czech Republic. The ATP Challenger also gets underway at the same venue.
* This website will not be updated until next Monday.

Monday, 02 May, 2005 (2) - Grand Prix SAR L.P Lalla Meriem, WTA Rankings
Miss Dokic moved into the main draw of the 2005 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem in Rabat by defeating a wildcard entrant Dominika Cibulkova, 6-4, 6-1 in the qualifying final round on Monday afternoon.
WTA Singles Ranking List for 02 May, 2005:
 01 (01) Lindsay Davenport (USA) 5169 pts
 02 (02) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 4892 pts
 03 (03) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 4808 pts
 04 (04) Serena Williams (USA) 4174 pts
 05 (05) Elena Dementieva (RUS) 3852 pts
 06 (06) Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 3455 pts
 07 (07) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 3322 pts
 08 (08) Alicia Molik (AUS) 2585.75 pts
 09 (11) Jennifer Capriati (USA) 2150 pts
 10 (10) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 2102 pts


 11 (09) Venus Williams (USA) 2058 pts
 12 (12) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 1986 pts
 13 (13) Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1727 pts
 14 (14) Elena Bovina (RUS) 1585 pts
 15 (22) Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 1546 pts
 16 (15) Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 1543 pts
 17 (17) Kim Clijsters (BEL) 1506 pts
 18 (16) Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 1410.75 pts
 19 (18) Tatiana Golovin (FRA) 1370.75 pts
 20 (19) Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) 1317 pts
  -------------------------------------
 443 (450) Jelena Dokic (SCG) 39.25 pts
   Number in brackets indicates previous rank as of 25th April.
* This website will not be updated until next Friday.

Monday, 02 May, 2005 (1) - Grand Prix SAR L.P Lalla Meriem
Miss Dokic reached the qualifying final round of the 2005 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem in Rabat when her opponent Maria Vanina Garcia Sokol retired with an injury at 5-0 in the 1st set of Sunday's 2nd-round match. She will now meet the 15-year-old wildcard Dominika Cibulkova from Slovak Republic, No.8 player in the ITF junior rankings. They are scheduled to play for a main-draw spot at Monday's opening match on Centre Court at 12:00 noon (local time).
16 Oct. 2004 in Osaka Dominika Cibulkova (Slovak Republic)
Birth Date: 06 May, 1989
Birth Place: Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Turned Pro: -
Plays: Right (two-handed backhand)
Singles Rank: - (as of 02 May, 2005)
2005 Rabat (ITF $10k) Singles SF
2005 Pruhonice (ITF $25k) Singles 2Q
2005 Banana Bowl (ITF GA) Singles SF
2005 Aus Open Junior (ITF GA) Singles 3R
Head to Head: First meeting in singles

Sunday, 01 May, 2005 - Grand Prix SAR L.P Lalla Meriem, Estoril Open, J&S Cup
Miss Dokic cruised past wildcard entrant Carolina Malheiros, 6-0, 6-1 in the qualifying 1st round on Saturday. She will next face No.6 seed Maria Vanina Garcia Sokol of Argentina, who also advanced to the 2nd round with a 6-2 6-0 win over Svenja Weidemann of Germany. They are scheduled to meet at Sunday's opening match on Centre Court at 11:00 a.m. (local time).
Photo quoted from Fedcup.com Maria Vanina Garcia Sokol (Argentina)
Birth Date: 27 Dec. 1983
Birth Place: ?
Turned Pro: ?
Plays: Right
Singles Rank: 199 (as of 02 May, 2005)
2005 Estoril Open Singles 2Q
2005 Pacific Life Open Singles 1Q
2005 Abierto Mexicano Singles 1Q
2005 Copa Colsanitas Singles 1R
Head to Head: First meeting in singles
The 18-year-old Czech qualifier Lucie Safarova claimed her first career Tour title on Sunday after defeating No.4 seed Na Li of China, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3 in the final of the Estoril Open. It was her debut appearance in a WTA Tour final in her 3rd career Tour main draw (Auckland, Doha and Estoril). While, former world No.1 Justine Henin-Hardenne defeated No.2 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 on Sunday to win the J&S Cup title in Warsaw. It was her second consecutive title in 3 weeks.




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