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Shaughnessy won the match on her 8th match point. Venus Williams was
ahead 5-1 in the head to heads. Shaughnessy defeated Venus in 2001
Standford in ther quarterfinal round 26 76 76(4)

Shaughnessy said "It feels great. These are the moments that I play
tennis for, is to get on the center court, featured match against a
player like Venus, that I really respect. So I live for these times and
that's what all my training goes into. So I'm feeling really, really
happy right now."

" I felt like besides the first three games of the match, that I was
dictating most of the points, I was playing aggressively, looking for my
forehand, serving pretty well, attacking her second serve. So that was
definitely the key, with a player like her that's so dominant on the
court, it's important that I didn't allow her to run me around."

Venus said " It's always disappointing to lose but, you know, I think
she played real well and stayed in there. You know, she hit a lot of
good shots. I had a pretty good start. You know, it's impossible to
win every match. I tried. But I couldn't seem to get the ball to go in
today. I think that if I played really well, then there was a really
good chance that I would have won the match for sure. But more than
anything, I think, you know, she played some real good tennis.

Doubles 1st Round
Els Callens/Asa Svensson (BEL/SWE) d Maja Matevzic/Rosanna Neffa-de Los
Rios (PAR) 63 63
Silvia Farina Elia/Tathiana Garbin (ITA/ITA) d Evgenia
Koulikovskaya/Tatiana Poutchek (RUS/BLR) 64 64
Leizel Huber/Magdalena Maleeva (RSA/BUL) d Maria Vento-Katchi/Angelique
Widjaja (VEN/INA) 76(0) 61
Sonya Jeyaseelan/Meilen Tu (CAN/USA) d (5)Elena Dementieva/Anna
Kournikova (RUS/RUS) 75 64
(7) Jelena Dokic/Nadia Petrova (YUG/RUS) d Eleni Daniilidou/Alexandra
Stevenson (GRE/USA) 62 61
Nathalie Dechy/Emilie Loit (FRA/FRA) d Chanda Rubin/Barbara Schett
(USA/AUT) 46 75 64
(2) Cara Black/Elena Likhovtseva (ZIM/RUS) d Tina Krizan/Katarina
Srebotnik (SLO/SLO) 26 76(4) 63
(3) Kim Clijsters/Ai Suigyama (BEL/JPN) d (WC) Laura Granville/Sarah
Taylor (USA/USA) 60 62
Daja Bedanova/Iroda Tulyaganova (CZE/UZB) d (LL) Evie
Dominikovic/Marissa Irvin (AUS/USA) 62 67(6) 60

 


 

US$2,960,000 19th NASDAQ-100 Open

The Tennis Center at Crandon Park, Miami, FL-USA

FOURTH ROUND NOTES, March 19 - 30, 2003


MONDAY’S FEATURED MATCH-UPS – FOURTH ROUND


(1) SERENA WILLIAMS (USA #1) vs. IRODA TULYAGANOVA (UZB #45)

Head-to-Head: Williams leads 1-0




S. Williams Quick Facts

Age: 21 WTA Tour career singles titles: 21 WTA Tour career prize money: $10,795,079

MIAMI HISTORY

• Sixth consecutive appearance here; won 2002 title, d. top three seeds en route, Hingis in QF, V. Williams in SF and Capriati in F; runner-up in 1999, l. to V. Williams, 61 46 64; reached QF two times in 2001 (l. to Capriati) and 1998 (l. to Hingis); reached 4r in 2000, l. to Capriati

2003 TO DATE

• Playing third Tour event of 2003; withdrew from Scottsdale due to a recurring knee injury; won both events prior to Scottsdale, captured Australian Open title, d. sister Venus 76 36 64 to win her fifth career Grand Slam title, and fourth in a row, becoming only the fifth woman in tennis history to hold all four majors at the same time (after Connolly, Court, Navratilova and Graf); in SF came from 1-5 and 2 mps down to d. Clijsters becoming only the fifth woman in Australian Open history to win the tournament after being mp down,in 1r was three points from elimination vs. Loit; also won doubles with her sister, their fifth Grand Slam win together; won Paris, d. No. 3 seed Mauresmo, 63 62

CAREER IN REVIEW

• Undisputed world No.1 in 2002, dominating season by winning all three Grand Slams contested (Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open – withdrew from Australian Open due to r. ankle sprain), d. older sister Venus in each final and displaced her as world No.1 following Wimbledon; became first woman since Hingis in 1997 to win three majors in one season; won another five titles including Miami (d. world’s Top 3 players - joining only Graf to accomplish that feat in the Open Era), Scottsdale, Italian Open, Tokyo [Princess Cup] and Leipzig; breakthrough season was in 1999, won first five titles, including US Open and improved ranking from No. 24 to No. 4 by season’s end; member of winning 1999 US Fed Cup team; won 2000 Olympic Gold with Venus in doubles

CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH

• No.1 (July 8, 2002 – Present - 38 straight weeks so far)

• Here with her father and coach Richard Williams and fitness trainer Kerrie Brooks


Tulyaganova Quick Facts

Age: 21 WTA Tour career singles titles: 3 WTA Tour career prize money: $716,046


MIAMI HISTORY

• Third appearance here; best result was 4r finish in 2002, l. to eventual runner-up Capriati, 75 57 61; l. 3r in 2001 to S. Williams, 63 36 62

2003 TO DATE

• Playing seventh Tour event of 2003; started at Canberra, l. 1r to Martinez Granados; l. 2r at Australian Open to Davenport; runner-up at Hyderabad, l. to Tanasugarn; l. 2r at Doha to Likhovtseva; reached QF at Doha, l. to eventual runner-up Seles; l. 1r at Indian Wells to Asagoe

CAREER IN REVIEW

• Winner of three WTA Tour titles, 2001 Vienna, 2001 Knokke-Heist and 2000 Tashkent; three-time WTA Tour runner-up, most recently at 2003 Hyderabad, also at 2002 Vienna and 2000 Shanghai; two-time WTA Tour semifinalist, 2001 ‘s-Hertogenbosch and 2001 Linz; two-time WTA Tour quarterfinalist at 2001 Strasbourg and 2001 Tashkent; member of 2000 Uzbekistan Olympic Team

CAREER-HIGH RANKING

• No. 16 (June 17 – 23, 2002)

• Coached by Alexander Zlatoustov


(2) VENUS WILLIAMS (USA #2) vs. (23) MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY (USA #22)

Head-to-Head: Williams leads 5-1




V.Williams Quick Facts

Age: 22

WTA Tour career singles titles: 29

WTA Tour career prize money: $12,377,728

MIAMI HISTORY

• Sixth appearance here; three-time champion, 1998 (d. top seed Hingis in SF and Kournikova in F), 1999 (d. S. Williams) and 2001 (d. top seed Hingis in SF and Capriati in F); reached SF in 2002, l. to eventual champion S. Williams; l. 3r in 1997 to eventual champion Hingis

2003 TO DATE

• Playing third event of 2003; started season by reaching first singles final at Australian Open without dropping a set; fell 76(4) 36 64 to sister, world No.1 S.Williams for the fourth consecutive time in a Grand Slam final; won Antwerp title as top seed, d. No. 2 seed Clijsters, 62 64

CAREER IN REVIEW

• Winner of 29 career singles titles, including four Grand Slams (2000 Wimbledon and US Open, 2001 Wimbledon and US Open); most recent win at 2003 Antwerp; reigned as world’s No.1 player on three separate occasions in 2002 between February and July, surrendering the top spot to sister Serena on 8 July after falling to her in the Wimbledon final; reached first Grand Slam final at 1997 US Open ranked No.66, falling to Hingis; a member of the US Fed Cup team in 1995 and 1999 and the US Olympic team in 2000, winning the gold medal in singles (d. Dementieva in final) and doubles (w/S.Williams); has finished each of the past four seasons ranked inside the world’s Top 3, the only player to do so

CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH

• No.1 for 11 weeks (25 February – 17 March, 22 April – 19 May, 10 June – 7 July 2002)

• Here with father and coach Richard Williams; trainer is Kerrie Brooks


Shaughnessy Quick Facts

Age: 23

WTA Tour career singles titles: 3

WTA Tour career prize money: $1,638,089

MIAMI HISTORY

• Making fifth appearance in main draw here; best result was 3r finish in 2002, l. to Irvin; l. 1r in 1997 to Perfetti; l. 2r in 1999 to Dechy; did not qualify for main draw in 2000; l. 2r in 2001 to Pratt

2003 TO DATE

• Playing seventh Tour event of 2003; defaulted against Schnyder in QF at Gold Coast; won third WTA Tour title at Canberra, d. Schiavone in the final; lost in QF to S. Williams at Australian Open; lost in 1r at Tokyo; reached SF at Scottsdale, her hometown, upset No. 4 seed Dokic in 2r, l. to Clijsters; l. 4r at Indian Wells, upset No. 12 seed Daniilidou in 3r, l. to Zvonareva

CAREER IN REVIEW

• Winner of three career singles titles; has been ranked as high as No. 11 in the world (2001 and 2002); won first Tour title at 2002 Shanghai; had career-best season in 2001, reaching three singles finals, recording best Grand Slam performances (4r at Roland Garros and Wimbledon); qualifying for the Tour Championships and recording her first win over a Top 5 player (No. 5 C. Martinez at Gold Coast)

CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH

• No.11 (September 10-16, 2001; January 28-February 3, 2002)

• Here with coach Rafael Font de Mora


(3) KIM CLIJSTERS (BEL #3) vs. (15) ANNA PISTOLESI (ISR #20)

Head-to-Head: Pistolesi leads 1-0




Clijsters Quick Facts

Age: 19

WTA Tour career singles titles: 12

WTA Tour career prize money: $4,391,524

MIAMI HISTORY

• Fourth appearance here; reached 4r in debut appearance in 2000; in 2001, l. 4r to S. Williams; in 2002, l. QF to Seles

2003 TO DATE

• Playing sixth Tour event of 2003; winner in Sydney, dropping only 19 games en route (just one shy of Sabatini’s 1992 record); only fourth player (after Graf, Seles and Navratilova) in last 20 years to win three consecutive titles without dropping a set; going into Australian Open SF vs. No. 1 S. Williams, had won 23 of her last 24 matches (only loss – Davenport Zurich QF) dating back to Filderstadt 2002; held 64 36 51 lead on Williams in SF and 2mp at 5-2 before falling; runner-up at Antwerp, d. Henin-Hardenne in straight sets in SF before losing to V. Williams; runner-up in Scottsdale, falling to doubles partner Sugiyama in rain-delayed 3s final, went on to win the doubles title with Sugiyama; defeated Davenport 6-4 7-5 to capture Indian Wells Championship, first Tier I title

CAREER IN REVIEW

• In 2002, started and finished season strongly, reaching Sydney and Australian Open SF and a career-high ranking of No.3 in March, before an upper right arm injury sidelined her for six weeks; won Hamburg over No.1 V.Williams and reached Italian Open SF; finalist at Stanford (d. Davenport) and Tokyo Princess Cup (led S.Williams 62, 3-all); won Filderstadt (winning consecutive 3s matches over Davenport, Mauresmo and Hantuchova) and Luxembourg heading into Tour Championships, where she dropped only 14 games in d. No.4 Henin, No.2 V.Williams and No.1 S.Williams, improving her ranking from No.9 to No.4 in space of five weeks; broke through in late 2000, winning three Tier II titles and finishing as the runner-up in two other events, first Tier I title came at Indian Wells in 2003 defeating Davenport

CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH

• No.3 (4-17 March, 22 April – 19 May 2002; Jan. 27, 2003 - Present)

• Coached by Marc Dehous; physical trainer is Eveline Coppens


Pistolesi Quick Facts

Age: 26

WTA Tour career singles titles: 6

WTA Tour career prize money: $1,232,284

MIAMI HISTORY

• Eight appearance in main draw here; best results were 3r finishes in 1995, l. to McQuillan, and 2002, l. to Panova; l. 2r in 1996, 1998 and 1999; l. 1r in 2000 and 2001; did not qualify for main draw in 1997

2003 TO DATE

• Playing sixth Tour event of 2003; started at Auckland, reached SF, retired to Cho; l. 3r at Australian Open to Coetzer; l. 1r at Tokyo to Bovina; l. 1r at Paris to Cohen Aloro; received 14 bye at Indian Wells, l. 2r to Black

CAREER IN REVIEW

• Winner of six WTA Tour titles, 2002 – Auckland, Canberra, Vienna and Shanghai; 2000 Knokke-Heist and 1999 Tashkent; five-time WTA Tour semifinalist and has reached 13 WTA Tour QF; in June 2002, cracked world’s Top 20 for her first time; winner of six ITF Circuit titles; member of Israeli Fed Cup Team from 1992-1993 and 2001-2002

CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH

• No. 15 (February 3 – March 3, 2003)

• Coached by Daniel Pereya

(4) JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE (BEL #4) vs. (Q) MARLENE WEINGARTNER (GER #99)

Head-to-Head: First Meeting


Henin-Hardenne Quick Facts

Age: 20

WTA Tour career singles titles: 7

WTA Tour career prize money: $2,625,838


MIAMI HISTORY

• Making third appearance here; best result was 3r finish in 2001, l. to Garbin; received 1r bye in 2002, l. 2r to Pistolesi

2003 TO DATE

• Playing fifth Tour event of 2003; semifinalist in Sydney (losing to eventual winner Clijsters) 62 63 and Australian Open, surviving marathon 4r vs. Davenport in second longest match (in terms of total games played) played there from 4r on in the Open Era, winning 75 57 97 before being halted by world No.2 V.Williams in SF; in Antwerp, reached SF, falling to compatriot Clijsters 62 76(3) after trailing 5-2 second set; won title at Dubai as top seed, d. No. 3 seed Capriati in SF and No. 4 seed Seles in F

CAREER IN REVIEW

• Winner of seven WTA Tour singles titles and two doubles titles; most recent title win at 2003 Dubai; runner-up at 2001 Wimbledon and semifinalist at 2001 Roland Garros, 2002 Wimbledon and 2003 Australian Open; one of only four current players (along with Seles, Hingis and Davenport) to have wins over S.Williams, V.Williams and Capriati; in 1999, won Antwerp in her Tour debut, the fifth player at that stage to achieve that feat; member of Belgian Fed Cup team 2000-02 (winning title in 2001)

CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH

• No.4 (October 28 – November 10, 2002; January 27,2003 - present)

• Coached by Carlos Rodriguez since 1996


Weingartner Quick Facts

Age: 23

WTA Tour career singles titles: none

WTA Tour career prize money: $700,220


MIAMI HISTORY

• Making fifth appearance in main draw here; best result was 2r finish in 1999, l. to Hingis; l. 1r in 2000 to Bedanova; l. 2r in 2001 to Kremer; l. 2r in 2002 to Dokic

2003 TO DATE

• Playing fourth Tour event of 2003; started at Auckland but did not qualify for main draw; qualified at Canberra, reached QF, l. to Bartoli; at Australian Open, upset defending champion Capriati in 1r, l. 3r to Ruano Pascual; l. 1r at Bogota to Rodionova; did not qualify for main draw at Acapulco and Indian Wells

CAREER IN REVIEW

• Two-time WTA Tour semifinalist at 2001 Auckland and Charleston; four-time quarterfinalist at 2002 Quebec City, 2001 Bol, 1998 and 1999 Sopot; in juniors, was runner-up at three GS, 1995 Roland Garros, 1996 US Open and 1997 Australian Open; member of German Fed Cup Team from 1997 – 2000 and 2002

CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH

• No. 36 (February 4 – 17, 2002)




(6) JENNIFER CAPRIATI (USA #5) vs. (WC) SARAH TAYLOR (USA #85)

Head-to-Head: Capriati leads 1-0




Capriati Quick Facts

Age: 26

WTA Tour career singles titles: 13

WTA Tour career prize money: $7,017,001


MIAMI HISTORY

• Making 12th appearance here; runner-up two consecutive years, 2001 (l. to V. Williams) and 2002 (l. to S. Williams); reached SF in 1992, l. to eventual champion Sanchez-Vicario; two-time quarterfinalist in 1991 (l. eventual champion Seles) and 2000 (upset No. 5 seed S. Williams in 4r, l. to Tested)

2003 TO DATE

• Playing fifth Tour event of 2003; started season with losses in Sydney 2r (after 1r bye) to Panova 46 64 75 and Australian Open 1r to Weingδrtner 26 76(6) 64; withdrew from Tokyo [Pan Pacific] citing need to recover from eye surgery to remove sunspots; reached SF Dubai l. to eventual champion Henin-Hardenne in 3s; reached SF at Indian Wells, l. to Davenport, 64 46 64

CAREER IN REVIEW

• Winner of 13 Tour singles titles (incl. three Grand Slams at 2001 Australian and French Opens and 2002 Australian Open) and one doubles title; had best year of her career in 2001, winning first Grand Slams and reaching No.1 for the first time on 15 October, finishing season at No.2; named 2001 ITF Women’s Singles World Champion; singles gold medallist at 1992 Barcelona Olympics; in 1990 as a 14-year-old, became youngest player to reach a Grand Slam SF (at Roland Garros), win a singles title (Puerto Rico) and reach the Top 10; a member of the US Fed Cup team 1990-91, 1996 and 2000 and the US Olympic team in 1992

CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH

• No.1 for 17 wks (15 Oct - 4 Nov 2001; 14 January - 24 February, 18 March - 21 April, 20 May - 10 June 2002)

• Coached by her father, Stefano Capriati


Taylor Quick Facts

Age: 21

WTA Tour career singles titles: none

WTA Tour career prize money: $199,179


MIAMI HISTORY

• Making second appearance here; in 2002, retired in 1r due to stomach virus to Dulko

2003 TO DATE

• Playing seventh Tour event of 2002; started at Auckland, l. qualifying; at Hobart, l. 2r to Zvonareva; at Australian Open, l. 1r to Dechy; did not qualify for main draw at Tokyo; at Memphis, l. 2r to Coetzer in 3s; at Scottsdale, l. in qualifying; l. 1r to Black at Indian Wells

CAREER IN REVIEW

• Two-time semifinalist at 2002 Bali and Japan Open; five-time ITF Circuit winner at 2002 ITF/Fullerton-USA, and 2001 and 2002 ITF/College Park-USA, 2000 ITF/Mexico City 2-MEX and 1998 ITF/Tampico-MEX; in 2001, made Grand Slam debut at US Open as WC, won one match against world No. 41 Weingartner; reached SF in 2002 at Bali and Japan Open

CAREER-HIGH RANKING

• No. 75 (October 14-20, 2002)

• Coached by Ola Malmqvist


(7) LINDSAY DAVENPORT (USA #6) vs. (Q) MARION BARTOLI (FRA #87)

Head-to-Head: Davenport leads 1-0




Davenport Quick Facts

Age: 26

WTA Tour career singles titles: 38

WTA Tour career prize money: $15,381,892


MIAMI HISTORY

• Eleventh appearance in this event; reached F in 2000 l. to Hingis; six times in QF; reached SF three times; in 2002, did not play due to knee surgury

2003 TO DATE

• Playing sixth Tour event of 2003; as No.6 seed, reached Sydney final d. No.4 seed Hantuchova in QF in third-set tiebreak before falling to No.2 seed Clijsters in championship match; made earliest exit from Australian Open in six years, falling in 4r to Henin-Hardenne 75 57 97 in three hours, 13 minutes; won the Tier I title in Tokyo defeating doubles partner Raymond in the SF and Seles in 3s final; lost 2r (with bye) to eventual champion Sugiyama in Scottsdale; runner-up at Indian Wells, l. to Clijsters

CAREER IN REVIEW

• Winner of 38 career singles titles, including three Grand Slams (1998 US Open, 1999 Wimbledon, 2000 Australian Open) and one Olympic gold medal (Atlanta 1996); winner of 32 doubles titles, including three Grand Slams; has been ranked No.1 in the world in both singles (38 weeks in total) and doubles (32 weeks); No.1 in singles and doubles concurrently during April and May 2000; a member of the US Fed Cup team 1993-2000, 2002 and the US Olympic teams in 1996 and 2000; winner of the season-ending Championships in singles 1999 and doubles 1996-98

CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH

• No.1 for 38 weeks (12 October 1997 – 7 February 1999; 5 July – 8 August 1999; 3 April – 7 May, 15-21 May 2000; 5 November 2001 – 13 January 2002)

• Split amicably from coach of seven years, Robert Van’t Hof; now working with fiancι Jon Leach’s older brother, Rick, a former doubles world No.1


Bartoli Quick Facts

Age: 18

WTA Tour career singles titles: none

WTA Tour career prize money: $128,295


MIAMI HISTORY

• Making her debut appearance

2003 TO DATE

• Contesting her sixth main draw appearance this season; began season with 1r loss at Gold Coast to Talaja in 3s; reached first WTA Tour SF at Canberra as a qualifier, upset No. 3 seed Weingartner and No. 7 seed Granville before l. to Schiavone in 3s; l. 1r at Australian Open to Mag. Maleeva; l. 1r at Paris to Matevzic; did not qualify at Scottsdale; qualified at Indian Wells, l. to Rubin

CAREER IN REVIEW

• Winner of five ITF singles titles, winning three in 2001 and two titles in 2002; also holds one ITF doubles title; career-best Grand Slam performance at 2002 US Open, where as a qualifier, reached 3r upsetting Sanchez Vicario in 1r and Neffa De Los Rios in 2r before l. to Davenport

CAREER-HIGH RANKING

• No.87 (February 24 – March 3, 2003; March 17, 2003 – present)

• Coached by father Walter Bartoli


(8) AMELIE MAURESMO (FRA #7) vs. (12) CHANDA RUBIN (USA #10)

Head-to-Head: Tied 1-1




Mauresmo Quick Facts

Age: 23

WTA Tour career singles titles: 8

WTA Tour career prize money: $3,281,336

MIAMI HISTORY

• Third appearance here; last appearance was in 1999, l. 3r to Likhovsteva; l. 2r in 1998 to Basuki

2003 TO DATE

• Playing fourth Tour event of 2003 after being sidelined for four months with a cartilage inflammation of the right knee since mid-October last year, causing withdrawals from 2002 Zurich, season-ending Tour Championships, 2003 Sydney and Australian Open (third time she missed a Grand Slam due to injury in the last 3½ years); first event was played on home soil at Paris Indoors, reached final (d. Dementieva 60 60 in SF) before l. to world No.1 S.Williams; reached SF in Doha having to retire down 6-3 2-2 to Seles due to aggravation of right adductor strain; reached QF at Indian Wells against Davenport, withdrew with acute throat infection

CAREER IN REVIEW

• Winner of eight WTA Tour career singles title, most recently in 2002 Canadian Open and also including 2000 Sydney, where she defeated the Top 3 seeds (No.3 Pierce, No.2 Davenport, No.1 Hingis) and 2001 German Open (d. Capriati and Hingis back-to-back for her fourth title in five events); unseeded, runner-up at 1999 Australian Open, d. world No.1 Davenport in SF before falling to No.2 Hingis; also a semifinalist at 2002 Wimbledon and US Open (d. No.3 Capriati on both occasions); winner of one Tour doubles title at 2000 Linz (w/Rubin); represented France in Fed Cup 1998-99, 2001-02

CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH

• No.4 (7-27 October 2002)

• Coached by Loic Courteau since Roland Garros 2002


Rubin Quick Facts

Age: 27

WTA Tour career singles titles: 5

WTA Tour career prize money: $3,373,713

MIAMI HISTORY

• Tenth appearance in main draw at this event; runner-up in 1996, l. to Graf; reached 4r in 1997, l. to Spirlea; four 3r finishes in 1991, 1994, 1999 and 2000; two 2r finishes in 1993 and 1998; l. 1r in 1992; did not play last year due to knee surgery

2003 TO DATE

• Playing sixth Tour event this season; reached No. 10 ranking this week, the first time in Top 10 since October 6, 1996; reached Sydney QF as No.7 seed before falling to Clijsters; as No.10 seed, reached 4r at Australian Open for first time in four years (l. to Myskina in 3s); reached SF at Tokyo, l. to eventual runner-up Seles, 46 64 62; l. 2r at Scottsdale to Granville; reached QF at Indian Wells, l. to eventual champion Clijsters

CAREER IN REVIEW

• Winner of five WTA Tour singles titles, including two in 2002 at Eastbourne and Los Angeles; runner-up nine times, including 1996 Miami; best Grand Slam result was SF finish at 1996 Australian Open, where she led eventual champion Seles 5-2 third set before falling; quarterfinalist at 1995 and 2000 Roland Garros; has qualified for Tour Championships in singles three times (1995, 2000 and 2002); a member of the US Fed Cup team 1995-97, 1999 and the US Olympic team in 1996; in doubles, winner of 10 titles, including one Grand Slam at 1996 Australian Open (w/Sαnchez-Vicario)

CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH

• No.6 (8 April – 9 June 1996)

• Coached by Benny Sims since May 1998

(9) JELENA DOKIC (YUG #9) vs. ALICIA MOLIK (AUS #89)

Head-to-Head: Molik leads 2-0




Dokic Quick Facts

Age: 19

WTA Tour career singles titles: 5

WTA Tour career prize money: $2,762,953


MIAMI HISTORY

• Third appearance in main draw; best result was QF finish in 2001, l. to eventual champion V. Williams; reached 3r in 2002, l. to Kremer; reached 2r in 2000, l. to Martinez

2003 TO DATE

• Playing sixth Tour event of 2003; elected to miss Australian circuit; reached QF in Tokyo PPO as No. 2 seed before falling to Raymond and QF in Paris, falling to No. 8 seed Daniilidou; at Antwerp, l. in 1r to Sugiyama, 75 57 63; received 1r bye at Scottsdale, l. 2r to Shaughnessy; received 1r bye at Indian Wells, l. to Rittner

CAREER IN REVIEW

• Winner of five WTA Tour career singles titles and three doubles titles; won 2001 singles titles at Rome, Tokyo (Princess Cup) and Moscow, the only player alongside S.Williams and Davenport to win two Tier I titles; doubles titles have come at 2001 Linz (w/Petrova) and 2002 Sarasota (w/Likhovtseva); advanced to first Tour Championships in 2001, falling to Davenport in QF; qualified again in 2002, reaching QF for second year; burst to prominence at 1999 Wimbledon, where as a qualifier ranked No.129, she defeated world No.1 Hingis 62 60 in 1r, becoming lowest-ranked player to defeat a world No.1; progressed to QF (l. Stevenson in 3s)

CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH

• No.4 (19 August – 22 September 2002)

• Coached by Heinz Gόnthardt since November




Molik Quick Facts

Age: 22

WTA Tour career singles titles: 1

WTA Tour career prize money: $580,761


MIAMI HISTORY

• Making fourth appearance in main draw; qualified in 1999, l. 2r to eventual runner-up S. Williams; qualified in 2001, l. 1r to Montolio; l. 1r at Miami to Perebiynis

2003 TO DATE

• Playing only third event of 2003; won first WTA Tour title at Hobart, upset No. 1 seed Srebotnik in 2r, No. 5 seed Zvonareva in QF and No. 2 seed Frazier in F; suffered a right ankle tendon injury in third set of 1r match at Australian Open against Tulyaganova; has not played a match since

CAREER IN REVIEW

• Won her fist WTA Tour title at Hobart this year; in her first match after her title win, sustained an ankle injury at Australian Open that took her off the Tour until this tournament; two-time semifinalist, including 2002 Doha and 2001 Shanghai; reached QF at 2002 Japan Open; runner-up in doubles at 2000 Hobart (w/Clijsters); member of Australian Fed Cup Team from 1999-2002 and member of 2000 Australian Olympic Team

CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH

• No. 45 (February 18-25, 2002)

• Coached by David Taylor