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          30 August 2003

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          29 August 2003

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$17,074,000 US OPEN, Flushing Meadows - NEW YORK
SECOND ROUND MATCH NOTES (Bottom Half), 28 August 2003


(2) JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE (BEL #3) vs. SILVIJA TALAJA (CRO #70)
Head-to-Head: First Meeting

Henin-Hardenne Quick Facts
Age: 21 WTA Tour career singles titles: 12 WTA Tour career prize money: $4,500,030
US OPEN HISTORY
• Making her fourth consecutive appearance here, but has never been beyond 4r; upset Kournikova in 2000 before l. to No. 2 Davenport; fell to S. Williams in 2001 and last year to Hantuchova 76 final set
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 14, incl. US Open)
WINNER (6): Roland Garros, Dubai, Charleston, Berlin, San Diego, Toronto; RUNNER-UP (1): ’s-Hertogenbosch: SEMIFINALIST (6): Australian Open, Wimbledon, Sydney, Antwerp, Amelia Island, Wimbledon; QUARTERFINALIST (1): Miami
• Began season as semifinalist in Sydney (l. to eventual champion Clijsters) and Australian Open, surviving marathon 4r vs. Davenport in second longest match (in terms of games played) played there from 4r on in Open Era, winning 75 57 97; l. to world No.2 V.Williams in SF; in Antwerp, reached SF, l. to compatriot Clijsters 62 76(3) after trailing 5-2 second set; won title at Dubai as No.1 seed, d. No.3 seed Capriati in SF and No.4 seed Seles in final (saving 1 mp); reached QF in Miami, falling to Rubin; scored first ever-win over a world No.1 when she ended S.Williams’s unbeaten 21-0 run in 2003 in the final of Charleston on 13 April; fell in Amelia Island SF as No.1 seed to Dementieva after holding 1 mp; joined Graf as only second player in Berlin tournament’s history to retain the German Open title, d. Mauresmo in SF (saving set point in first set) and Clijsters in final (saving 3 mp in third set, the eighth time in 2003 a player has saved mp en route to a Tour singles title); as No.4 seed at Roland Garros, ended world No.1 S.Williams's bid for fifth straight Grand Slam title in SF (75 third set) en route to career-first Grand Slam singles title and 10th Tour title overall; d. countrywoman Clijsters in first-ever all-Belgian Grand Slam final; became 10th player to d. world's No.1 and No.2 players in a Grand Slam (since computer rankings began in 1975); ranking rose to career-high No.3 following Roland Garros (9 June); reached ’s-Hertogenbosch final for second time, retiring vs. No.1 seed Clijsters with left wrist and finger sprain after winning first set in a tie-break but trailing 3-0 in second set (injury occurred in second game of second set); reached SF Wimbledon l. to eventual champion S. Williams; surpassed $4-million mark in career prize money at Wimbledon; won first US hardcourt title beating top seed Clijsters for first time in six meetings on the hard surface; followed up in Toronto, d. four successive Russian players (Petrova, Bovina, Dementieva – being stretched to 3s again – and Krasnoroutskaya) for third Tier I title this season; is 14-1 in three-set matches in 2003
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 12 WTA Tour singles titles and two doubles titles; won Belgium’s first-ever Grand Slam singles title at 2003 Roland Garros, d. world No.1 and defending champion S.Williams in SF and compatriot Clijsters in first all-Belgian Grand Slam singles final; runner-up at 2001 Wimbledon and semifinalist at 2001 Roland Garros, 2002 Wimbledon and 2003 Australian Open and Wimbledon; one of only four current players (along with Clijsters, Seles and Davenport) to have wins over S.Williams, V.Williams and Capriati; in 1999, won Antwerp in her Tour debut, becoming the fifth player at that stage to achieve that feat; member of Belgian Fed Cup team 2000-03 (winning title in 2001)
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.3 (9 June 2003 – present)
• Coached by Carlos Rodriguez since 1996

Talaja Quick Facts
Age: 25 WTA Tour career singles titles: 2 WTA Tour career prize money: $821,787
US OPEN HISTORY
• Seventh consecutive appearance here, fifth in main draw; best result was 2r finish in 2001, upsetting No. 24 seed Suarez in 1r
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 20, incl. US Open)
QUARTERFINALIST (4): Hyderabad, Estoril, Bol, Helsinki
• Started season w/ 2r loss at Gold Coast, l. 1r at Canberra and Australian Open; reached QF in Hyderabad; l. early rounds at Doha and Dubai; had back-to-back 2r finishes at Indian Wells and Miami; l. 1r at Casablanca; reached QF at Estoril, upset No. 6 seed Koukalova in 1r in straight sets; l. 1r at Budapest; reached second QF in three events at Bol, upset No. 2 seed Farina Elia en route; l. 2r at Roland Garros; l. 1r at Birmingham; won three matches to qualify at Eastbourne, l. 1r; also l. 1r at Wimbledon; l. 2r at Sopot to No. 2 seed Schnyder, won first career WTA Tour doubles title (w/ Perebiynis); reached fourth QF of season at Helsinki, avenged previous week’s loss by upsetting top seed Schnyder in 1r in straight sets, also reached second consecutive doubles final (again w/ Perebiynis); l. qualifying at New Haven
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of two WTA Tour singles titles, both in 2000 at Gold Coast and Strasbourg; four-time Tour finalist, most recently at 2002 Japan Open; reached 10 Tour semifinals; nine-time Tour quarterfinalist, most recently at 2003 Helsinki; won first WTA Tour doubles title this year at Sopot; member of Croatian Fed Cup Team for nine years; member of 2000 Croatian Olympic Team
CAREER HIGH RANKING & COACH
• No.18 (May 29-June 12, 2000)
• Not currently working with a coach

(6) JENNIFER CAPRIATI (USA #7) vs. MARTINA SUCHA (SVK #121)
Head-to-Head: First meeting

Capriati Quick Facts
Age: 27 WTA Tour career singles titles: 14 WTA Tour career prize money: $7,734,298

US OPEN HISTORY
• 12th appearance in this event; second youngest SF ever in 1991 dethroning Sabatini before falling to eventual winner Seles in titanic 63, 36, 76 match; SF again 10 years later in 2001 as world No. 2, falling to eventual winner V. Williams; QF in 2002 falling to Mauresmo after serving for the match in second set
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 15, incl. US Open)
WINNER: New Haven; RUNNER-UP (2): Miami, Stanford; SEMIFINALIST (5): Dubai, Indian Wells, Amelia Island, Berlin, Eastbourne; QUARTERFINALIST (2): Rome, Wimbledon
• Started season with consecutive opening round 3s losses in Sydney (l. to Panova) and Australian Open (l. to Weingärtner after leading 62 41), becoming the first defending champion to lose in 1r; withdrew from Tokyo [Pan Pacific] citing the need to recover from eye surgery in November to remove sunspots (pterygiums); semifinalist in Dubai, pushing eventual champion Henin-Hardenne to 3s; as No.2 seed, reached Indian Wells SF, falling to Davenport in 3s; runner-up in Miami for third consecutive year, l. to S.Williams in 3s; semifinalist at Amelia Island, falling to again to Davenport in 3s; in Berlin, reached fifth straight SF of 2003, saving 2 mp in second set vs. eventual runner-up Clijsters before falling in 3s; quarterfinalist in Rome, falling to Mauresmo 63 76(10) after holding 4 sp in tiebreak; fell in 4r of Roland Garros to Petrova in 3s; reached SF in Eastbourne, l. to defending and eventual champion Rubin after holding 2 mp at 62 53 15-40 (Rubin serving); as No.8 seed, reached Wimbledon QF for sixth time, falling to world No.1 S.Williams in 3s; reached second Tour singles final of 2003 at Stanford, falling to Clijsters in 3s; retired in San Diego 2r (after 1r bye) vs. Likhovtseva trailing 4-1 first set with right pectoral strain, an injury that forced her withdrawal from Toronto; ended 28-tournament losing streak last week in New Haven, claiming her 14th career Tour singles title, surviving opening round scare vs. Bovina and then benefiting from retirements of Mauresmo in SF and Davenport in F
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 14 Tour singles titles (incl. three Grand Slams at 2001 Australian and Roland Garros and 2002 Australian Open) and one doubles title (1991 Rome w/Seles); had best year of her career in 2001, winning first two Grand Slam singles titles and reaching No.1 for the first time on 15 October, named 2001 ITF Women’s Singles World Champion and unanimously female athlete of the year by virtually every critic; 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 SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.1 for 17 weeks (Oct-Nov 2001; Jan/Feb, March/April, May/June 2002)
• Coached by her father, Stefano Capriati; also here with mother Denise and hitting partner Michael Sisnek

Sucha Quick Facts
Age: 22 WTA Tour career singles titles: 1 WTA Tour career prize money: $405,379

US OPEN HISTORY
• Fifth consecutive appearance here, third in main draw; best result was 3r finish in 2001, l. to eventual runner-up S. Williams; l. 2r in 2002 to No. 23 seed Schnyder; l. in 3r qualifying in 1999 and 2000
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 24, incl. US Open)
WINNER (1): ITF/Grado-ITA; SEMIFINALIST (1): ITF/Galatina-ITA; QUARTERFINALIST (2): ITF/Fountain Hills-USA, ITF/Innsbruck-AUT
• Had a difficult start to season, l. 1r in first four WTA Tour events; reached 2r at Doha, l. to No. 3 seed Mag. Maleeva; l. in qualifying at Dubai; won two matches to qualify at Indian Wells, l. 1r; reached first QF of season at ITF/Fountain Hills-USA; l. early rounds in next four events, incl. Miami and Budapest; won three matches to qualify at Warsaw before l. 1r; l. failed to qualify for Berlin and Strasbourg; reached first SF of season at ITF/Galatina-ITA; l. in qualifying at Roland Garros; won fourth career ITF Women’s Circuit title at ITF/Grado-ITA; l. 1r at ITF/Orbetello-ITA; won three matches to qualify at Wimbledon, reached 2r, l. to Kapros; also l. 2r at ITF/Modena-ITA; reached second QF of season at ITF/Innsbruck-AUT; l. 1r at ITF/Cuneo-ITA
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Won first WTA Tour singles title in 2002 at Hobart; was Tour runner-up at 2001 Bratislava, two-time Tour semifinalist, 2002 Helsinki and 2001 Quebec City; has reached three Tour quarterfinals, 2002 Budapest, 2001 Casablanca and 2000 Kuala Lumpur; member of the 2002 Slovak Republic Fed Cup Team
CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH
• No. 37 (22 April – 12 May 2002)
• Physical trainer is Tomas Kampmiller

(7) ANASTASIA MYSKINA (RUS #10) vs. ANTONELLA SERRA ZANETTI (ITA #87)
Head-to-Head: First Meeting

Myskina Quick Facts
Age: 22 WTA Tour career singles titles: 4 WTA Tour career prize money: $1,212,467

US OPEN HISTORY
• Fifth appearance in this event, best result was reaching 3r last year before falling in 3s to 2001 quarterfinalist Bedanova
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 18, incl. US Open)
WINNER (2): Doha, Sarasota; QUARTERFINALIST (5): Australian Open, Dubai, Rome, Strasbourg, Sopot
• Started season with 1r loss to compatriot Bovina in Sydney but then reached career-first Grand Slam QF at Australian Open, d. Rubin in 4r before falling to Clijsters; collected third career singles title at Doha as No.2 seed without dropping a set (d. Likhovtseva in final); afterwards (17 February), broke into Top 10 at No.10; as No.5 seed, reached Dubai QF, l. to eventual champion Henin-Hardenne; after opening match (2r) losses at Indian Wells and Miami, rebounded to claim second title of 2003 at Sarasota as No.2 seed (d. Molik in final); upset in 2r (1r bye) in Charleston by Pierce in 3s; won both singles rubbers for Russia in Fed Cup World Group 1r tie vs. Croatia; in Berlin as No.9 seed, fell in 2r (1r bye) to compatriot Zvonareva; reached Italian Open QF for second straight year (l. to Clijsters); at Strasbourg as No.2 seed, fell in QF to two-time defending and eventual champion Farina Elia; fell 2r of Roland Garros to Mandula while suffering from flu; l. 1r at Eastbourne to Coetzer before reaching 4r at Wimbledon for first time (l. to Capriati); in Fed Cup World Group QF vs. Slovenia won singles rubber over Matevzic to help Russia reach SF; in most recent event, reached QF at Sopot as No.1 seed, retiring trailing Mandula 64 30 due to illness; in Toronto, recovered from 63, 51 deficit to d. Pratt before falling 3r to countrywoman Dementieva in 3s and upset 1r last week of New Haven by Pistolesi in 3s
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of four WTA Tour singles titles at 1999 Palermo, 2002 Bahia and 2003 Doha and Sarasota; runner-up at 2002 Birmingham, Eastbourne (in consecutive weeks) and Leipzig; member of the Russian Olympic Team in 2000 and the Russian Fed Cup Team in 2002-03
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No. 8 (August 18-24, 2003)
• Coached by Jens Gerlach

Ant. Serra Zanetti Quick Facts
Age: 23 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $276,377

US OPEN HISTORY
• Fifth consecutive appearance here, second in main draw; won three matches to qualify to make main draw debut in 2002; reached 2r, l. to former US Open champion Hingis
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 23, incl. US Open)
RUNNER-UP (1): Casablanca
• Contested first main draw event of the season at Hobart l. 1r to Benesova in 3s; l. 2r Australian Open and Hyderabad; 1r Doha to Tulyaganova; l. 2r Memphis to No. 1 seed Farina Elia; qualified for Scottsdale but l. 1r to Cho; qualified at Indian Wells, d. sister Adriana in 1r in 3s before l. to No. 2 seed Capriati; reached first WTA Tour final at Casablanca, upsetting No. 5 seed Koukalova en route, l. to No. 2 seed Grande; l. 1r at Estoril; ranking reached career-high No. 75 on April 7; l. 2r at Budapest; did not advance past 1r in next nine events, incl. Roland Garros, where she made her main draw debut, and Wimbledon; l. 1r at Sopot and Helsinki; reached 2r at ITF/Bronx-USA; failed to qualify at New Haven
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Reached her first WTA Tour final this year at Casablanca (see above); holds six ITF singles titles, most recently in 2000 (ITF/Gelatina-ITA and ITF/Reggio Calabria-ITA); member of Italian Fed Cup Team, 2002 and 2003, saved four mps to d. Svensson in 2002 Fed Cup play to help Italy sweep Sweden 5-0 1r
CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH
• No. 75 (7 – 13 April 2003)
• Coached by Patricio Remondegui

(11) ELENA DEMENTIEVA (RUS #11) vs. TATIANA PEREBIYNIS (UKR #83)
Head-to-Head: Dementieva leads 1-0
Last Meeting: 1999 Moscow 1R qualifying (Carpet / Indoors), Dementieva won 60 61

Dementieva Quick Facts
Age: 21 WTA Tour career singles titles: 1 WTA Tour career prize money: $2,609,921

US OPEN HISTORY
• Fifth appearance in this event; reached SF in 2000 d. seeds A.Huber and Martinez before falling to No. 2 Davenport; stretched No. 5 Clijsters to 3s in 2001 4r
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 20)
WINNER (1): Amelia Island; SEMIFINALIST (3): Paris [Indoors], Toronto, New Haven; QUARTERFINALIST (3): Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Sarasota, Birmingham
• After opening round losses in Sydney and Australian Open, won first match of season at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] over Shaughnessy en route to QF appearance (l. to Rubin in 3s); at Paris [Indoors], reached SF, d. No.2 seed Hantuchova in QF (first Top 5 win since No.1 Hingis at 2001 Moscow) before falling to No.3 seed Mauresmo; upset in 2r at Acapulco as No.1 seed; reached 4r at Indian Wells, l. to No.2 seed Capriati in 3s; l. 2r at Miami to Pratt; reached QF at Sarasota, l. to eventual champion Myskina in 3s; reached 3r in Charleston, l. to Dokic in 3s; won her first Tour singles title (in 92nd Tour event) at Amelia Island, d. No.8 seed Coetzer, No.4 Hantuchova, No.1 Henin-Hardenne (saving 1 mp) and No.2 Davenport, becoming lowest seed (No.10) to win in tournament’s 24 year history and fourth lowest ranked player ever to win Tier II or higher event, beating Top Two seeds along the way (after Bonder-1983 Tokyo, Medvedeva-1993 Essen and Graf-1998 New Haven); ranking vaulted from No.21 to No.13 afterwards; in Berlin, retired with a foot strain vs. Safina and fell in 3s to Loit in the opening round of Strasbourg; upset in 1r Roland Garros by Sanchez Lorenzo; reached third QF of season at Birmingham, falling to Sharapova in 3s after serving for the match at 62, 65; reached QF in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, falling to fellow Russian Petrova in 3s; reached Wimbledon 4r for second straight year, falling to world No.1 and defending champion S.Williams; representing Russia, won one singles rubber in Fed Cup QF win over Slovenia; as No.13 seed, reached 3r at San Diego, falling to Henin-Hardenne in 3s; upset in 2r of Los Angeles by Ruano Pascual 75 third set; in Toronto, reached second SF of 2003, d. two Top 10 players: Myskina in 3r and Mauresmo in QF before falling to world No.3 Henin-Hardenne in 3s; last week in New Haven reached SF (first consecutive SF at events in almost 2 years: Leipzig-Moscow 2001) before Davenport stopped her; in doubles (w/Krasnoroutskaya), won ’s-Hertogenbosch and handed Williams sisters only their third loss in four years en route to SF of Wimbledon; on April 14, reached career-best doubles ranking of No. 5 after being unranked two years previously
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of one WTA Tour singles title at 2003 Amelia Island (see above) and has appeared in four other singles finals: 2002 ‘s-Hertogenbosch, 2001 Acapulco, Moscow and 2000 Olympics (winning Silver medal); scored biggest career win over world No.1 and defending champion Hingis in QF of 2001 Moscow en route to final; breakthrough season in 2000, reaching SF of US Open and season-ending Tour Championships, d. world No.2 and defending champion Davenport and Clijsters en route; winner of five Tour doubles titles, incl. 2002 Tour Championships (w/Husarova); member of Russian Fed Cup Team in 1999, 2001-03
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.9 (2-15 April, 14-27 May 2001)
• Travels with her mother, Vera

Perebiynis Quick Facts
Age: 20 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $266,566

US OPEN HISTORY
• Third consecutive appearance here; made Grand Slam main draw debut here in 2001, falling to No. 21 seed Likhovtseva in 3s in 1r; failed to qualify in 2002
2003 IN DETAIL (Events played – 20, incl. US Open)
WINNER (1): ITF/Saint Gaudens-FRA; SEMIFINALIST (3): ITF/Fountain Hills-USA, ITF/Dinan-FRA, ITF/Cagnes-sur-Mer-FRA
• Failed to qualify in first event of season at Gold Coast; won three matches to qualify at Hobart, reached 2r but forced to withdraw due to gastritis; failed to qualify for next three events, incl. Australian Open; l. back-to-back matches to Cargill at Bogota in 1r and Indian Wells in qualifying; reached SF in three of next four events, qualified at Miami but l. 1r; won third ITF Women’s Circuit title at ITF/Saint Gaudens-FRA; qualified at Roland Garros, l. to No. 24 seed C. Martinez; reached 3r at Birmingham, upset No. 9 seed Granville in 2r; failed to qualify at Eastbourne; won her first main draw Grand Slam match at Wimbledon before l. to No. 28 seed Granville; l. in qualifying at Sopot; l. 2r at Helsinki to No. 4 seed Mandula; as lucky loser at New Haven, d. WC Harkleroad in 1r before l. to No. 8 seed Sugiyama in 2r; currently enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 83
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Reached first WTA Tour quarterfinal at Tashkent in 2002; winner of two Tour doubles titles, most recently at 2003 Sopot (w/ Talaja), also 2002 Tashkent (w/Poutchek); winner of three ITF Women’s Circuit titles, most recently at ITF/Saint Gaudens-FRA; member of Ukrainian Fed Cup Team from 2001 - 2003
CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH
• No. 83 (25 August 2003 - present)
• Coached by Simon Walsh since February 2001

(15) AI SUGIYAMA (JPN #15) vs. VIRGINIE RAZZANO (FRA #56)
Head-to-Head: Tied 1-1
Last Meeting: 2002 Wimbledon 2R (Grass / Outdoors), Sugiyama won 62 61

Sugiyama Quick Facts
Age: 28 WTA Tour career singles titles: 4 WTA Tour career prize money: $3,908,791

US OPEN HISTORY
• 10th consecutive appearance here; best result was 3r showing in 1999
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 19, incl. US Open)
WINNER (1): Scottsdale; SEMIFINALIST (2): Rome, Los Angeles; QUARTERFINALIST (2): Antwerp, New Haven
• Fell 1r of Gold Coast and Sydney (won doubles title w/Clijsters) and 2r of Australian Open (l. to Petrova) and Tokyo [Pan Pacific], stretching No.1 seed Seles to 3s; reached 2r at Paris [Indoors], falling to eventual runner-up Mauresmo after holding set point in first set; reached QF at Antwerp, d. No.6 seed Dokic in 1r (l. to Henin-Hardenne); at Scottsdale, claimed biggest singles title of her career (fourth overall and first in nearly five years, d. No.3 seed Davenport (first win in eight meetings), No.6 Daniilidou, saved 3 mp vs. Stevenson in SF and came back later that day to d. No.1 seed Clijsters (Clijsters served for title at 54 second set); later teamed up w/Clijsters to win doubles title, d. Davenport/Raymond in final (also won doubles SF same day); reached 4r at Indian Wells, l. to Rubin in 3s; l. 3r at Miami to Taylor; l. 1r at Sarasota (l. to C.Martinez), Berlin (l. to Mikaelian) before rebounding in Rome where she became the first Japanese player ever to reach SF there (her first career SF on clay) before falling to Clijsters; reached 4r at Roland Garros for third time, d. Shaughnessy before falling to No.1 S.Williams; afterwards, her ranking rose to No.12, then a career-high and highest since No.15 at end of 1998; fell 2r of Eastbourne to Dechy; after 2r exit at Eastbourne, reached Wimbledon 4r for first time, falling to doubles partner Clijsters (with whom she won doubles title); afterwards (7 July), reached career-high No.11 singles ranking; as No.8 seed, upset in 2r of San Diego (after 1r bye) but rebounded to reach Los Angeles SF, falling to No.2 seed Davenport; QF last week in New Haven falling to No. 2 seed Mauresmo; in doubles, winner of six titles – Sydney, Antwerp, Scottsdale, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and San Diego (all w/Clijsters); she and Clijsters currently lead the Porsche Race to the Championships and on 11 August, spent one week at No.1, her first time in the top spot since August 2001
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of four WTA Tour singles titles, most recently at 2003 Scottsdale, her first Tier II title (see above); also won 1997 and 1998 Japan Opens and 1998 Gold Coast; winner of 24 Tour doubles titles, most recently at 2003 Roland Garros (w/Clijsters), her third career Grand Slam title (2000 US Open w/Halard-Decugis and 1999 US Open mixed w/Bhupathi); best Grand Slam result was QF finish at 2000 Australian Open; has qualified for season-ending Championships in doubles four times, reaching SF in 2002 (w/Fujiwara); a member of Japanese Fed Cup Team 1995-2000 and Japanese Olympic Team in 1996 and 2000
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.11 (7 July – 3 August 2003)
• Coached by her mother, Fusako; also here with hitting partner Masahide Sakamoto

Razzano Quick Facts
Age: 20 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $432,320

US OPEN HISTORY
• Fourth consecutive appearance, third in main draw; reached 2r in both main draw appearances, l. to No. 11 seed Hantuchova in 2002
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 23, incl. US Open)
SEMIFINALIST (1): Estoril; QUARTERFINALIST (1): Palermo; THIRD ROUND (1): Birmingham
• After early round losses in Canberra and Australian Open, qualified for Paris, Antwerp (d. world No.24 Stevenson 1r, l. 2r) and Scottsdale (d. world No.22 Raymond 1r; l. 2r); didn’t win consecutive matches in next three events before reaching third career SF at Estoril (l. to eventual champion Serna); didn’t win consecutive matches in next five events; reached 3r at Birmingham, d. Stevenson for a second time this season; fell in final round of qualifying at Eastbourne; reached 2r at Wimbledon, falling to Clijsters; reached second career WTA Tour QF at Palermo, l. in 3s to Medina Garrigues; qualified at San Diego, l. to Pierce in 1r; also fell in 1r at Los Angeles, reached 2r at Toronto, l. to eventual runner-up Krasnoroutskaya; failed to qualify at New Haven
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Three-time WTA Tour semifinalist, most recently at 2003 Estoril, also 2002 Sarasota and 2002 Luxembourg; reached two WTA Tour quarterfinals, most recently at 2003 Palermo (see above); winner of one WTA doubles title at 2001 Paris Indoors (w/ Majoli); winner of three ITF Women’s Circuit titles; member of French Fed Cup Team, 2001 and 2003
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.54 (5-18 May 2003)
• Coached by Bruno Dadillion

(20) SILVIA FARINA ELIA (ITA #20) vs. NICOLE PRATT (AUS #57)
Head-to-Head: Pratt leads 2-1
Last Meeting: 2003 Australian Open 2R (Hard / Outdoors), Pratt won 63 62

Farina Elia Quick Facts
Age: 31 WTA Tour career singles titles: 3 WTA Tour career prize money: $2,804,243

US OPEN HISTORY
• Making her 14th appearance here, 12th in the main draw; best result was 4r finish in 2002, did not drop a set before losing to No. 4 seed Davenport; reached 3r in 1998, l. to No. 15 seed Kournikova
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 21, incl. US Open)
WINNER (1): Strasbourg; SEMIFINALIST (1): Eastbourne; QUARTERFINALIST (3): Memphis, Vienna, Wimbledon
• Fell in 1r of Sydney to Maleeva 36 75 60; fell in 2r of Australian Open as No.13 seed and Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (l. to Tanasugarn in 3s); beaten in 1r of Paris [Indoors] by compatriot Grande 75 third set; as No.1 seed, reached Memphis QF before falling to Granville 26 76(6) 64; fell to another Italian, Schiavone, in Scottsdale 2r before reaching Indian Wells 3r, falling to Dechy in 3s, the start of a five-match losing streak; l. 2r at Miami after 1r bye (retired in third set vs. Srebotnik with heat exhaustion); withdrew from Charleston and Amelia Island with back and right leg injuries; l. 2r at Bol as No.2 seed after 1r bye (l. to Talaja in 3s); l. 1r of Berlin (l. to Serna) and 1r of Rome (l. to Maleeva); as No.7 seed, won third consecutive title at Strasbourg, eliminating No.2 seed Myskina en route; at Roland Garros, reached 3r where she fell to No.3 seed V.Williams; reached QF in Vienna; reached sixth career Tier II SF at Eastbourne, upsetting No.1 seed and world No.5 Davenport 76 third set in 2r (saving 3 mp) for first victory in six meetings (l. to C.Martinez); notched her best career Grand Slam result at Wimbledon, reached the 4r, upsetting No. 7 seed Rubin in 2r before l. to Clijsters; received 1r bye at San Diego, l. in 2r to Krasnoroutskaya; l. to another Russian Kuznetsova in 3r at Los Angeles after receiving 1r bye; l. 1r at Toronto; was a lucky loser at New Haven (played qualifying due to late entry), l. 1r to Dementieva
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of three WTA Tour singles titles, at 2001, 2002, and 2003 Strasbourg; before winning first Strasbourg title in 2001, was runner-up in seven Tour finals (from 1991 San Marino through to 2001 Gold Coast); winner of eight Tour doubles titles, most recently at 2001 Strasbourg (w/Tulyaganova); has twice qualified for season-ending Championships in singles; member of Italian Fed Cup Team 1993-95, 1997-2000 and 2002 and Italian Olympic Team in 1996 and 2000
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.11 (20 May – 9 June 2002)
• Coached by her husband, Francesco Elia since 1996; non-traveling physical trainer is Gianluca Pasquini (based in Rome)

Pratt Quick Facts
Age: 30 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $1,381,652

US OPEN HISTORY
• Making 12th appearance here, eighth consecutive; making seventh consecutive main draw appearance; advance past 1r once, in 1999, when she lost to No. 10 seed Sanchez-Vicario
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 19, incl. US Open)
QUARTERFINALIST (2) Los Angeles, Doha; FOURTH ROUND (1): Australian Open; THIRD ROUND (1): Miami
• After 2r loss at Gold Coast and 1r at Sydney, reached career-first Grand Slam 4r at Australian Open, d. world No.16 Farina Elia in 2r (l. to V.Williams); after 1r loss at Paris [Indoors], reached first QF of the year at Doha (l. to Wartusch in 3s); d. world No.19 Dementieva en route to 3r at Miami before falling to Tulyaganova in 3s; on green clay, fell 1r at Charleston and 2r at Amelia Island; representing Australia in Fed Cup World Group 1r tie vs. Spain, l. both singles rubbers vs. Martinez and Serna; l. in 1r of Bol and Madrid, losing to the eventual runner-up on both occasions (Martinez Granados and Sanchez Lorenzo respectively); l. 1r in next three events, incl. Wimbledon; qualified at San Diego, reached 2r, l. to No. 16 seed Bovina; reached 10th career WTA Tour QF at Los Angeles as qualifier, upsetting No. 12 seed Daniilidou and No. 7 seed C. Martinez before losing to No. 16 seed Schiavone; reached 2r at Toronto, also as a qualifier, l. to No. 5 seed Myskina
CAREER IN REVIEW
• WTA Tour runner-up at 2001 Shanghai (l. to Seles) and semifinalist at 2002 Hobart and Birmingham; ten-time Tour quarterfinalist, most recently at 2003 Los Angeles (see above); winner of three WTA Tour doubles titles at 2000 Quebec City (w/Shaughnessy) and ’s-Hertogenbosch (w/de Lone) and 2001 Canadian Open (w/Po-Messerli); a member of the Australian Fed Cup Team 1998-2003 and the Australian Olympic Team in 2000
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.35 (17-23 June, 22-28 July 2002)
• Coached by Noel and Steve Blundell

(22) JELENA DOKIC (YUG #23) vs. MARY PIERCE (FRA #64)
Head-to-Head: Dokic leads 3-1
Last Meeting: 2002 Berlin 2R (Clay / Outdoors), Dokic won 16 63 61

Dokic Quick Facts
Age: 20 WTA Tour career singles titles: 5 WTA Tour career prize money: $3,048,558

US OPEN HISTORY
• Fifth consecutive appearance here; best results were two back-to-back 4r finishes, 2000 and 2001, l. to S. Williams and top seed Hingis respectively
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 21, incl. US Open)
SEMIFINALIST (1): Warsaw; QUARTERFINALIST (6): Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Paris [Indoors], Miami, Charleston, Vienna, Stanford
• After bypassing Australian circuit for second straight year, started season with QF finish at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] as No.2 seed, l. to Raymond; also fell in QF of Paris Indoors to Daniilidou, the start of a four-match losing streak which took in first-up losses at Antwerp (l. to Sugiyama), Scottsdale (1r bye; l. 2r to Shaughnessy) and Indian Wells (1r bye; l. 2r to Rittner); rebounded with QF finish in Miami (l. to Clijsters); as defending champion and No.1 seed, l. 1r of Sarasota to Suárez; reached third Tier I QF of season at Charleston, d. Dementieva 75 third set in 3r, l. to world No.1 S.Williams; beaten again by Raymond in 3s in Amelia Island 3r; at Warsaw, reached first SF of the year, falling to eventual champion Mauresmo; in Berlin, fell in 3r to Tulyaganova 76 third set; opening round losses No.5 and No.6 followed in Rome (l. to Martinez) and Strasbourg (l. to Sprem); fell in 2r of Roland Garros to Pisnik in 3s, QF of Vienna to eventual champion Suárez and in 1r of Eastbourne to Obata; suffered earliest exit from Wimbledon in five attempts, falling in 3r to wildcard Sharapova; has not won consecutive matches in past four events, falling in Stanford QF (l. to Vento-Kabchi), San Diego 3r (l. to Rubin in 3s), Los Angeles 2r (l. to Kuznetsova in 3s) and Toronto 3r (l. to Zvonareva) after 1r byes in each event; in doubles, reached Rome final (w/Petrova); received wildcard at New Haven, d. Shaughnessy in straight sets before l. to eventual runner-up and top seed Davenport in 2r
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of five WTA Tour singles titles and four 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 for the season; doubles titles have come at 2001 Linz (w/Petrova) and 2002 Sarasota (w/Likhovtseva), Los Angeles (w/Clijsters) and Linz (w/Petrova); advanced to first season-ending 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 ever to defeat a world No.1; progressed to QF (l. Stevenson in 3s); reached Wimbledon SF the following year (l. to Davenport); also reached 2002 Roland Garros QF; in doubles, runner-up at 2001 Roland Garros (w/Martinez)
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.4 (19 August – 22 September 2002)
• Started working with Borna Bikic in Vienna in June 2003

Pierce Quick Facts
Age: 28 WTA Tour career singles titles: 15 WTA Tour career prize money: $6,631,182

US OPEN HISTORY
• Making 12th appearance; best results were two QF finishes, in 1999, did not drop a set en route, l. to former US Open champion Davenport; in 1994, dropped only one set before l. to No. 7 seed Novotna; reached 4r five times
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 14, incl. US Open)
QUARTERFINALIST (2): Hyderabad, Charleston; FOURTH ROUND (1): Wimbledon
• Returned to Tour at Auckland after four-month absence, l. 2r to Suárez in 3s; l. 1r Australian Open to No.10 seed Rubin in 3s after winning first set 60; l. 1r Tokyo [Pan Pacific] to Farina Elia in 3s; reached first QF of season at Hyderabad, l. to Pennetta; l. 2r at Doha (l. to eventual champion Myskina) and in hometown Sarasota (l. to Dementieva in 3s); reached QF at Charleston; retired in 1r of Berlin due to right groin strain; l. 1r at Roland Garros to 2002 semifinalist C.Fernandez; at Wimbledon, upset No. 14 seed Daniilidou and No. 23 seed Raymond en route to 4r, l. to Henin-Hardenne; upset No. 11 seed C. Martinez at San Diego in straight sets before l. to Raymond in 3r; l. 1r at Los Angeles and 2r at Toronto
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 15 WTA Tour singles titles, including Grand Slams at 1995 Australian Open (d. Top 2 seeds C.Martinez and Sánchez-Vicario en route) and 2000 Roland Garros (d. world No.1 Hingis, No.3 Seles and No.4 C.Martinez in last three matches); runner-up at another 18 Tour events, including 1997 Tour Championships (d. world No.1 Hingis, l. to No.2 seed Novotna); winner of nine Tour doubles titles, including 2000 Roland Garros (w/Hingis); member of the French Fed Cup Team, 1990-92 and 1994-97 (winning the title in 1997) and the French Olympic Team, 1992 and 1996; achieved Top 10 year-end rankings on six occasions (1994-1995 and 1997-2000)
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.3 (30 January – 11 June, 31 July – 6 August 1995; 12 June – 9 July 2000)
• Coached by Sven Groeneveld

MARIA SHARAPOVA (RUS #54) vs. EMILIE LOIT (FRA #49)
Head-to-Head: First Meeting

Sharapova Quick Facts
Age: 16 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $128,758

US OPEN HISTORY
• Making her debut and playing in only her fourth Grand Slam event
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 12, incl. US Open)
WINNER (1): ITF/Sea Island-USA; SEMIFINALIST (1): Birmingham
• Qualified for the Australian Open and l. 1r to Koukalova; received wildcards into main draws of Indian Wells and Miami, l. 1r both times; qualified for Charleston and lost to Matevzic in 3s; won fourth career ITF Women’s Circuit singles title at ITF/Sea Island, GA-USA, receiving walkover from Kournikova in SF (d. Wheeler in final); also qualified for Roland Garros, l. 1r; ranked No.125, qualified for fourth WTA Tour event of 2003 at Birmingham, reaching SF, d. No.11 seed Mikaelian, No.5 Dechy and No.1 Dementieva (after Dementieva served for the match at 62 65) before falling 76 third set to Asagoe; Birmingham was only second time in eight WTA Tour events to pass 1r; made debut at Wimbledon as wildcard, upset two seeds en route, No. 21 Bovina and No. 11 Dokic, both in straight sets; l. 4r to Kuznetsova, became only fourth female wildcard to reach Round of 16 at Wimbledon; at Los Angeles, upset No. 14 seed Petrova in 3s, 62 26 75, and stretched top seed Clijsters to 3s before l. in 3r, fell in 1r at Toronto; ranking continued to rise to career-high No. 53 on August 18
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Began her career at ITF/Sarasota, FL-USA in 2001; in 2002, received WC into main draw of Indian Wells for Tour debut and won 1r (d. Rippner) before falling to No.4 seed Seles in 2r; won three consecutive ITF Women’s Circuit events in ITF/Gunma-JPN, ITF/Vancouver-CAN and ITF/Peachtree, GA-USA; received second WC into Japan Open, l. 1r to No.4 seed Gagliardi; finished 2002 reaching two more ITF Women’s Circuit finals, ITF/Frisco-USA and ITF/Pittsburgh-USA (as a qualifier); Wimbledon junior runner-up in 2002, l. to countrywoman Vera Douchevina
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.53 (18 – 24 August 2003)
• Travels with her father Yuri and is currently working with Robert Lansdorp

Loit Quick Facts
Age: 24 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $868,523

US OPEN HISTORY
• Sixth consecutive appearance here; fourth appearance in main draw; best results were back-to-back 2r finishes in 2001, when she l. to Davenport, and 2002, l. to Mag. Maleeva; l. 1r in 1999 to Raymond
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 22, incl. US Open)
SEMIFINALIST (2): Canberra, Acapulco; QUARTERFINALIST (1): Strasbourg
• Reached 2r in Gold Coast and then her third career SF at Canberra falling to No. 2 seed Shaughnessy; took world No. 1 Serena Williams to 3s in 1r at the Australian Open losing 36 76(5) 75; fell in the 2r in Paris to No. 4 seed Dokic; l. 1r at Antwerp; reached fourth career SF at Acapulco, l. to eventual champion Coetzer; l. early rounds in next five events; l. 2r to eventual runner-up Clijsters at Berlin; reached 3r at Rome, upset No. 6 seed Rubin in 2r; reached fourth career QF at Strasbourg; reached 2r at Roland Garros; l. 1r at next two events; reached 3r at Wimbledon, her second-best career Grand Slam result (after 4r finish at 1999 Australian Open); ranking reached career-high No. 44 on July 7; l. 2r at Palermo, Los Angeles, where she lost to eventual world No. 1 Clijsters, and Toronto
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Four-time WTA Tour semifinalist, most recently at 2003 Acapulco and Canberra, also 2001 Casablanca and 2002 Brussels; four-time quarterfinalist, all in 2002 (Canberra, Acapulco, Madrid and Brartislava); in 1999, playing in her first Grand Slam at the Australian Open, d. No. 9 seed C. Martinez to become one of four Frenchwomen to reach 4r; has six Tour doubles titles and six ITF Women’s Circuit titles; member of the 2002 and 2003 French Fed Cup Team
CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH
• No.44 (7 – 13 July 2003)
• Coached by Samuel Letort


NOTE: Events played includes tournaments (WTA & ITF) played prior to US Open
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$17,074,000 US OPEN, Flushing Meadows - NEW YORK
SECOND ROUND MATCH NOTES (Top Half), 27 August 2003


(1) KIM CLIJSTERS (BEL #1) vs. LAURA GRANVILLE (USA #47)
Head-to-Head: Clijsters leads 2-0
Last Meeting: 2003 Scottsdale QF (Hard / Outdoors), Clijsters won 63 63

Clijsters Quick Facts
Age: 20 WTA Tour career singles titles: 16 WTA Tour career prize money: $5,972,220
US OPEN HISTORY
• Fifth consecutive appearance here; best result was reaching QF in 2001 falling to eventual winner V.Williams; 4r last year falling to Mauresmo after leading by a set and a break; Qualified in ’99 falling 3r to eventual winner S.Williams after leading 53 final set
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 16, incl. US Open)
WINNER (6): Sydney, Indian Wells, Rome, ’s-Hertogenbosch; Stanford, Los Angeles; RUNNER-UP (5): Antwerp, Scottsdale, Berlin, Roland Garros, San Diego; SEMIFINALIST (3): Australian Open, Wimbledon, Miami
• Reached SF or better at all 14 WTA Tour tournaments up until 3r loss in Canada to Krasnoroutskaya; only third player in last 20 years to reach 11 singles finals by mid-August joining Evert –1985 and Graf -1989; started 2003 by winning Sydney to become only fourth player in last 20 years (Graf, Seles and Navratilova) to win three or more consecutive titles without loss of a set; continued to Australian Open SF where she led 51 third set and held 2 mp at 52 vs. world No.1 and eventual champion S.Williams before falling 46 63 75; on home soil, reached Antwerp final, d. No.4 Henin-Hardenne in SF (l. to V.Williams); runner-up in Scottsdale, serving for the match vs. Sugiyama before falling in 3s; collected career-first Tier I singles title at Indian Wells as No.1 seed, d. Davenport in final; extended win streak to 10 by reaching Miami SF (l. to S.Williams); on 14 April, ascended to world No.2 WTA Singles Ranking, the sixth youngest to do so (after Jaeger, Hingis, Austin, Seles and Graf); in Berlin, scored her first win over Capriati and held 3 mp in final vs. Henin-Hardenne before falling 64 46 75; won second Tier I title of the season in Rome, avenging Scottsdale loss to Sugyiama and d. Mauresmo in the final after Mauresmo served for the match leading 63 65; seeded No.2 at Roland Garros, contested the first-ever all-Belgian Grand Slam final (her second there), l. to No.4 seed Henin-Hardenne, but won doubles (on her 20th birthday) w/Sugiyama for career-first Grand Slam title; surpassed $5 million prize money mark at Roland Garros; the week before Wimbledon, won fourth title of 2003 at ’s-Hertogenbosch, d. Henin-Hardenne in final after her compatriot retired with a left wrist and finger sprain; reached SF at Wimbledon, dropping only one set en route, l. to V. Williams 46 63 61; won the title in Stanford defeating Capriati in the final; runner-up at San Diego, l. in 3s to Henin-Hardenne; at Los Angeles won her fourth event out of last five in California d. former three-time champ Davenport in 3s to claim world No. 1 ranking, (fifth youngest to do so) and a week after ascending to No. 1 in doubles (joining just Navratilova, Sanchez, Hingis and Davenport to reach the top in both);in doubles, has won five titles to date (all w/Sugiyama) at Sydney, Antwerp, Scottsdale, Roland Garros and Wimbledon
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 16 WTA Tour singles titles (including a Tour-leading six in 2003); first title came at 1999 Luxembourg as a qualifier; runner-up at Roland Garros in 2001 (d. Henin-Hardenne in SF after trailing 62 42 and in final, was two points from victory vs. Capriati on four occasions before falling 16 64 1210, featuring the longest third set in a Roland Garros women’s singles final) and 2003 (see above); also semifinalist at 2002 and 2003 Australian Opens and 2003 Wimbledon (see above); member of Belgian Fed Cup Team 2000-03, helping her country win its first-ever title in 2001; winner of nine Tour doubles titles, incl. 2003 Roland Garros and Wimbledon (w/Sugiyama); mixed doubles runner-up at 2000 Wimbledon (w/Hewitt)
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No. 1 (11 August 2003 – Present)
• Coached by Marc Dehous since July 2002; physical trainer is Eveline Coppens

Granville Quick Facts
Age: 22 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $370,422
US OPEN HISTORY
• Making fifth appearance here; made Grand Slam debut here in 1998, reached 2r; l. 1r in 1999, 2001 and 2002
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 23, inc. US Open)
RUNNER-UP (1): ITF/Midland-USA; SEMIFINALIST (1): Memphis; QUARTERFINALIST (2): Auckland, Scottsdale
• Began season with QF finish at Auckland, l. to Gagliardi in 3s; l. 2r Canberra to Bartoli in 3s; 1r loss at Australian Open to Jidkova in 3s; runner-up at ITF/Midland-USA, l. to Lamade in championship match in 3s; reached first WTA Tour SF at Memphis, d. No.1 seed Farina Elia before falling to Coetzer in 3s; reached QF at Scottsdale, upset Schett and world No.12 Rubin before l. to eventual runner-up Clijsters; received 1r bye at Indian Wells, l. 2r to Chladkova; reached 3r Miami (l. to Capriati); in her five clay court appearances coming into Roland Garros, did not pass 2r (although did upset world No.18 Shaughnessy in 1r Rome); reached 3r at Roland Garros where she led No.8 seed Rubin 32 third set before losing; fell 2r of Birmingham to Perebiynis and 2r of Eastbourne qualifying; reached 3r at Wimbledon, l. to eventual champion S. Williams; l. 1r at next three events, incl. last week at New Haven
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of one ITF Women’s Circuit singles title at ITF/La Canada, CA-USA; runner-up at 2003 ITF/Midland-USA and 2002 ITF/Surbiton-GBR (where she made her breakthrough reaching first ITF Women’s Circuit final, ranked No.150, she upset No.1 seed Stevenson en route to the final); reached 4r of Wimbledon last year as a qualifier, upsetting Pierce en route; 2000 and 2001 NCAA singles champion for Stanford University and compiled 58-match winning streak in singles in NCAA play over two years and went 93-3 overall; led Stanford to an undefeated season and to an NCAA Team title in 2001
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.28 (9 – 15 June 2003)
• Coached by Ola Malmqvist from the USTA
(3) LINDSAY DAVENPORT (USA #4) vs. MARIA ELENA CAMERIN (ITA #92)
Head-to-Head: First meeting

Davenport Quick Facts
Age: 27 WTA Tour career singles titles: 38 WTA Tour career prize money: $15,892,908

US OPEN HISTORY
• 13th consecutive appearance in this event; won title in 1998 at 8th attempt d. V.Williams and No. 1 Hingis in final; Finalist in 2000 falling to V. Williams; SF last year falling to S.Williams after holding 3sp in second set; also SF in 1997 (d. No. 3 Novotna) and 1999 falling to eventual winner S.Williams in 3s
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 15, incl. US Open)
WINNER (1): Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; RUNNER-UP (5): Sydney, Indian Wells, Amelia Island, Los Angeles, New Haven; SEMIFINALIST (2): Charleston, San Diego
• Reached Sydney final (exactly one year after undergoing right knee arthroscopic surgery), d. No.4 seed Hantuchova 76 third set in QF before falling to No.2 seed Clijsters in final; made earliest exit from Australian Open in six years, falling 4r to Henin-Hardenne 75 57 97 in three hours, 13 minutes; won first title since her comeback at Tokyo [Pan Pacific], d. Seles in final in 3s; at Scottsdale, lost opening match to eventual champion Sugiyama; runner-up at Indian Wells, d. No.2 seed Capriati in 3s (l. to No.1 seed Clijsters); reached 4r at Miami, retiring during match against Bartoli at 6-0 due to right hamstring strain; in Charleston, reached first Tier I or better clay court SF in five years, l. to No.1 seed and world No.1 S.Williams; at Amelia Island, d. Schnyder and Capriati en route to final where she led Dementieva 64 42 before falling; withdrew from Madrid due to continuing problems with right hamstring; reached 4r at Roland Garros as No.6 seed before retiring vs. C.Martinez with a left toe sprain; in Eastbourne as No.1 seed, fell in opening match (2r) to Farina Elia 76 third set after trailing 51, 15-40 on serve, saving 5 mp before holding 3 mp of her own at 6-5; reached Wimbledon QF for sixth time, falling in 3s to V.Williams; beaten by Clijsters in past two events, in San Diego SF and Los Angeles final, after which Clijsters ascended to world No.1 for the first time; forced to retire due to re-aggravation of neuroma in her left foot in New Haven final trailing 26, 04 vs. Capriati; in doubles, winner of three titles (all w/Raymond) at Indian Wells, Amelia Island and Eastbourne
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 38 WTA Tour singles titles (10th all-time), including three Grand Slams (1998 US Open, 1999 Wimbledon, 2000 Australian Open) and one Olympic Gold medal (Atlanta 1996); winner of 35 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; member of 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 SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.1 for 38 weeks (Oct. 1998-Feb. 1999; July-Aug 1999; April/May 2000; Nov. 2001-Jan. 2002)
• Has been working with Adam Peterson since mid-March

Camerin Quick Facts
Age: 21 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $206,252

US OPEN HISTORY
• Making third appearance here, second in main draw; made Grand Slam debut in 2001, l. 1r to Loit; l. qualifying in 2002
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 22, incl. US Open)
WINNER (1): ITF/San Luis Potosi-MEX; RUNNER-UP (2): ITF/Coatzacoalcos-MEX, ITF/Fukuoka-JPN; SEMIFINALIST (1): ITF/Dothan-USA; QUARTERFINALIST (3): ITF/Fullerton-USA, ITF/Rockford-USA, ITF/Gifu-JPN
• At Auckland, l. 1r to No. 5 seed Suarez; did not qualify at Canberra; reached QF at ITF/Fullerton-USA; l. qualifying at Australian Open; reached QF at ITF/Rockford-USA; l. early rounds at next two events; QF or better in next five events; reached back-to-back finals, runner-up at ITF/Coatzacoalcos-MEX and winning ITF/San Luis Potosi-MEX, SF at ITF/Dothan-USA, QF at ITF/Gifu, runner-up for second time in 2003 at ITF/Fukuoka-JPN; won three matches to qualify at Roland Garros, l. Irvin in 1r in 3s; l. 1r at Vienna and did not qualify for Eastbourne; 2r at next two events incl. Wimbledon; l. early rounds in next four events, incl. last week at New Haven; currently enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 92
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Reached one WTA Tour final at 2001 Casablanca in fourth-ever Tour main draw; two-time Tour quarterfinalist, 2002 Tashkent and 2002 Casablanca; winner of five ITF Women’s Circuit titles, most recently at 2003 ITF/San Luis Potosi-MEX; member of Italian Fed Cup Team, 2001 - 2002
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.92 (25 August 2003 - present)
• Coached by Omar Urbinati


(5) AMÉLIE MAURESMO (FRA #6) vs. STEPHANIE COHEN-ALORO (FRA#67)
Head-to-Head: First Meeting

Mauresmo Quick Facts
Age: 24 WTA Tour career singles titles: 9 WTA Tour career prize money: $3,713,257

US OPEN HISTORY
• Fifth appearance; reached SF last year with marathon wins over No. 7 Clijsters and No. 3 Capriati before falling 63, 57, 64 to No. 2 V. Williams; QF in 2001 falling to Capriati
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 12, incl. US Open)
WINNER (1): Warsaw; RUNNER-UP (2): Paris Indoors, Rome; SEMIFINALIST (3): Dubai, Berlin, New Haven; QUARTERFINALIST (3): Indian Wells, Roland Garros, Toronto
• Missed four months due to right knee cartilage inflammation returning at Paris [Indoors], reaching final, d. Dementieva 60 60 before l. to S.Williams; withdrew from Antwerp with left adductor strain; semifinalist at Dubai as defending champion, retiring vs. Seles trailing 36 22 with right adductor strain; at Indian Wells, reached QF and was scheduled to play Davenport but pulled out with acute throat infection; reached 4r at Miami, l. to Rubin; representing France in Fed Cup 1r vs. Colombia, d. Zuluaga and Castaño to guide her country into QF; won ninth Tour singles title and first of 2003 at Warsaw; in final, scored first win over V.Williams in six meetings when Williams retired trailing 67(6) 60 30 with left abdominal strain; reached SF in Berlin, l. to eventual champion Henin-Hardenne; reached third Rome final in four years, d. Capriati and S.Williams (first win in five meetings) after Williams was two points from victory; l. to Clijsters in final; reached Roland Garros QF for first time (l. to S.Williams); after 2r loss at ’s-Hertogenbosch, withdrew from Wimbledon with right rib muscle injury; returned in Fed Cup QF, d. Serna and Sanchez Lorenzo in France’s win over Spain; as No.3 seed, reached Toronto QF, falling to Dementieva in 3s; SF in New Haven last week before retiring 63, 31 vs. Capriati with food poisoning
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of nine WTA Tour career singles titles, most recently at 2003 Warsaw and incl. 2000 Sydney, d. Top 3 seeds (No.3 Pierce, No.2 Davenport, No.1 Hingis); 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); member of French Fed Cup Team in 1998-99 and 2001-03
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.4 (7-27 October 2002)
• Coached by Loic Courteau since Rome 2002

Cohen-Aloro Quick Facts
Age: 18 WTA Tour career singles titles: 2 WTA Tour career prize money: $166,231

US OPEN HISTORY
• Making her debut here
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 18, incl. US Open)
WINNER (1): ITF/Cagnes-sur-Mer-FRA, QUARTERFINALIST (2): Estoril, ITF/Saint Gaudens-FRA
• Won three matches to qualify into main draw at Tokyo [PPO], reached 2r, l. to No. 8 seed Dementieva; at Paris, upset No. 7 seed Pistolesi in straight sets before falling to Serna in 2r; l. qualifying at Scottsdale; reached 2r at Indian Wells, l. to No. 10 seed Mag. Maleeva; l. qualifying at Miami; reached first WTA Tour QF at Estoril, l. to eventual champion Serna; l. 2r at Budapest; won first ITF title of 2003 at ITF/Cagnes-sur-Mer-FRA and reached QF at following event, ITF/Saint Gaudens-FRA; l. 1r at Strasbourg; won first match at Roland Garros in third appearance; l. early rounds at next two events; made Wimbledon debut, l. 1r; also fell in 1r at Palermo; upset No. 4 Chladkova at Sopot in before l. in 2r to Koukalova; reached career-high ranking of No. 65 on August 4; l. qualifying last week at New Haven
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Reached first WTA Tour quarterfinal this year at Estoril (see above); winner of four ITF Women’s Circuit titles, most recently at ITF/Cagnes-sur-Mer-FRA; reached first Tour doubles final this year at Paris (w/ Bartoli); member of 2003 French Fed Cup Team
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.65 (4 – 10 August 2003)
• Coached by Pierre Cherret

(9) DANIELA HANTUCHOVA (SVK #9) vs. JULIA VAKULENKO (UKR #94)
Head-to-Head: First Meeting

Hantuchova Quick Facts
Age: 20 WTA Tour career singles titles: 1 WTA Tour career prize money: $1,914,976

US OPEN HISTORY
• Third appearance in this event; reached QF last year upsetting No. 8 Henin before falling to S. Williams
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 19, incl. US Open)
SEMIFINALIST (1): Antwerp; QUARTERFINALIST (7): Sydney, Australian Open, Paris [Indoors], Charleston, Amelia Island, Berlin, Eastbourne
• Quarterfinalist in Sydney as No.4 seed, l. to world No.12 Davenport 76 third set; reached third straight Grand Slam QF at Australian Open, l. to No.2 seed V.Williams and her ranking jumped to No.5, the first Slovak woman to rank so high; seeded No.2 at Paris Indoors, was upset in QF by world No.20 Dementieva; semifinalist at Antwerp, l. to No.1 seed V.Williams; seeded No.3 at Indian Wells as defending champion, upset in 4r by No.16 seed Coetzer; at Miami, seeded No.5, l. opening match (1r bye) against unseeded Molik; as No.5 seed and world No.9, was upset in Charleston QF by No.101 WC Harkleroad; as No.4 seed at Amelia Island, fell in QF to No.10 seed and eventual champion Dementieva 60 61; representing Slovakia in Fed Cup World Group 1r tie vs. Germany, d. Barna and Weingärtner, both in 3s, to help her country (the defending champions) to reach QF; fell 2r of Warsaw to Zuluaga after 1r bye; in Berlin, reached QF (l. Clijsters) and has not won consecutive matches since; in Rome, fell 3r to C.Martinez (after 1r bye); fell 2r of Roland Garros (l. to Harkleroad 97 third set); reached eighth Tour QF of 2003 at Eastbourne as No.4 seed (l. to eventual runner-up C.Martinez); as No.9 seed, upset in Wimbledon 2r by Asagoe 12-10 third set; won just two matches during her US hard court campaign, losing 2r Stanford, San Diego 3r and Toronto 3r (after 1r byes at each) and 2r New Haven
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of one WTA Tour singles title at 2002 Indian Wells (d. No.4 Hingis in final who was playing her 63rd Tour singles final), becoming fifth player to win debut WTA Tour singles title at a Tier I event (after Bonder, Graf, Majoli and Dokic); afterwards broke into Top 20 at No.17; cracked the Top 10 after Filderstadt in 2002 and was a quarterfinalist at Wimbledon and US Open 2002; winner of four Tour doubles titles and in August 2002, her doubles ranking reached No.5; a member of the Slovak Fed Cup Team 1999-2003, leading her country to its maiden title in 2002, d. Spain in the final
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.5 (27 January, 23 February, 3-16 March 2003)
• Coached by Nigel Sears since June 2001

Vakulenko Quick Facts
Age: 20 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $161,417

US OPEN HISTORY
• Making her debut appearance in main draw; fell in 3r of qualifying in 2001
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 24, incl. US Open)
QUARTERFINALIST (1): ITF/Fountain Hills-USA; THIRD ROUND (1): Roland Garros; SECOND ROUND (1): Amelia Island
• Contested first WTA Tour event at Hyderabad l. in 1r to Vanc; after failing to qualify for Antwerp, Scottsdale, and Indian Wells, reached QF of ITF/Fountain Hills-USA, l. to Drake in 3s; qualified for Amelia Island, d. Frazier in 1r before falling to Raymond in 2r in 3s; qualified for Roland Garros and posted career-best Grand Slam result, d. No.32 seed Schiavone en route to 3r before falling to Capriati; on 16 June, broke into Top 100 for first time at No.98, after rising from No.134 to No.101 following Roland Garros; made main draw debut at Wimbledon, l. 1r to Henin-Hardenne; l. 1r as lucky loser at Stanford; l. qualifying at next three events, incl. New Haven; currently enjoying career-best ranking of No. 94
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Holds three ITF Women’s Circuit titles, most recently at 2002 ITF/Boynton Beach-USA and ITF/Deauville-USA in the same month period; has reached the finals of five additional ITF Women’s Circuit events; upset world No.20 and No.1 seed Tulyaganova at 2001 Pattaya for career best win
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.94 (25 August 2003 - present)
• Coached by Christian Filhol

(12) CONCHITA MARTINEZ (ESP #13) vs. ALICIA MOLIK (AUS #44)
Head-to-Head: Tied 1-1
Last Meeting: 2003 Sarasota R16 (Clay / Outdoors), Molik won 62 61

Martinez Quick Facts
Age: 31 WTA Tour career singles titles: 32 WTA Tour career prize money: $10,533,740

US OPEN HISTORY
• 15th appearance here; best result was reaching SF in 1995 and 1996, falling to Seles each time; QF in 1991
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 17, incl. US Open)
RUNNER-UP (1): Eastbourne; SEMIFINALIST (1): Indian Wells; QUARTERFINALIST (4): Doha, Dubai, Italian Open, Roland Garros
• Started season with consecutive 1r losses at Sydney and Australian Open, before reaching QF of Doha and Dubai; reached SF at Indian Wells (l. to Clijsters) before falling in 2r of Sarasota to Molik; reached Charleston 3r (l. to S.Williams) before winning a singles rubber (d. Pratt) in Spain’s victory over Australia in Fed Cup World Group 1r tie in Tarragona; upset in 1r Berlin by WC Weingärtner; eliminated world No.10 Dokic and No.9 Hantuchova en route to Rome QF (l. to S.Williams), scoring two Top 10 wins at a tournament for first time since 1997 Stanford; l. 1r Madrid to Black; at Roland Garros, reached 11th QF there but first at a Grand Slam since 2001 Wimbledon (l. to eventual runner-up Clijsters); reached first grass court final since 1994 Wimbledon at Eastbourne, upsetting No.4 seed Hantuchova before falling to defending champion Rubin in 3s; reached Wimbledon 3r for 10th time, falling to Myskina; fell in San Diego 2r and Los Angeles 3r (after 1r byes at both), and 2r of New Haven last week; in doubles, runner-up at Sydney (w/Stubbs) and Charleston (w/Husarova)
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 32 WTA Tour singles titles (20 on clay) and 10 doubles titles; Grand Slam champion at Wimbledon in 1994 (d. nine-time former champion Navratilova in final); also runner-up at 1998 Australian Open (d. No.2 Davenport) and 2000 Roland Garros (l. to Pierce); last singles title came at 2000 German Open (d. No.1 Hingis); for 12 consecutive years (1989-2000) qualified for season-ending Championships in singles and finished inside the Top 15; has career wins over Graf, Seles, Sánchez-Vicario and Capriati; member of Spanish Fed Cup Team 1988-96, 1998, 2000-03 and Spanish Olympic Team 1992, 1996 and 2000
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.2 (30 October 1995 – 14 April 1996; 29 April – 5 May, 20 May – 4 August 1996)
• Coached by Patricia Tarabini


Molik Quick Facts
Age: 22 WTA Tour career singles titles: 1 WTA Tour career prize money: $727,574

US OPEN HISTORY
• Making her fifth consecutive main draw appearance; best result was 3r finish in 2001, upset No. 15 seed Mag. Maleeva before l. to Schett; two 2r finishes, 2000 (after qualifying in main draw, l. to Henin-Hardenne) and 2002 (l. to eventual runner-up V. Williams); l. 1r in 1999
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 15, incl. US Open)
WINNER (1): Hobart; RUNNER-UP (1): Sarasota, Budapest; FOURTH ROUND (2): Miami
• Started season representing Australia (w/Hewitt) in Hopman Cup, d. Farina Elia, Hantuchova and Bedanova to help her country into the final (l. to S.Williams in Australia’s loss to USA); playing first Tour event of the season, won career-first singles title at Hobart, d. Top 2 seeds, Srebotnik and Frazier en route; strained ankle tendon during Australian Open 1r match vs. Tulyaganova and was off Tour for two months; returned at Miami, d. Schett, Hantuchova (first Tour Top 10 win) and Likhovtseva before falling to Dokic; qualified for Sarasota and reached second final of 2003, d. strong clay court players Schett, Martinez, C.Fernandez and Majoli before falling to Myskina; reached consecutive clay finals in Budapest (first Australian to reach consecutive finals since Anne Minter won 1987 Taipei and Singapore) before falling to Serna in three tight sets; ended three-tournament 1r losing streak (Madrid, Roland Garros and Birmingham) by advancing to 3r at Wimbledon, l. to Henin-Hardenne; ranking jumped to career-high No. 44 on July 14; l. 2r at San Diego; has not advanced past 1r since; won three matches to qualify at New Haven before 1r loss to Bovina; in doubles, reached Birmingham final w/Navratilova (consequently could not contest Eastbourne singles qualifying)
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of one WTA Tour singles title and in doubles reached 2000 Hobart final (w/Clijsters) and 2003 Birmingham (w/Navratilova); has reached 3r at each of the four Grand Slams – 1999 Roland Garros, 2000 Australian Open, 2001 US Open and 2003 Wimbledon; represented Australia in Fed Cup 1999-2003 and at the 2000 Olympics; led Australia into 2003 Hopman Cup final by winning group matches over Hantuchova, Farina Elia and Bedanova
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.44 (14 – 27 July 2003, 25 August 2003 - present)
• Coached by David Taylor


(13) VERA ZVONAREVA (RUS #14) vs. ASHLEY HARKLEROAD (USA #52)
Head-to-Head: First Meeting

Zvonareva Quick Facts
Age: 18 WTA Tour career singles titles: 1 WTA Tour career prize money: $528,710

US OPEN HISTORY
• Making her second main draw appearance here; led Clijsters 61, 31 in 3r last year before falling in 3s
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 18, incl. US Open)
WINNER (1): Bol; SEMIFINALIST (2): Strasbourg, Vienna; QUARTERFINALIST (6): Auckland, Hobart, Indian Wells, Charleston, Berlin, Roland Garros, Toronto
• Began season by reaching QF in Auckland, d. No.3 seed Panova in 1r before falling to eventual runner-up Cho; reached QF again the following week in Hobart, falling to eventual champion Molik after holding 2 mp; l. 1r at Australian Open; reached 2r in Memphis and 1r in Scottsdale to No.6 seed Daniilidou; reached first Tier I QF at Indian Wells, d. Shaughnessy in 3s (l. to No.2 seed Capriati); l. 1r Miami to Chladkova; reached her second Tier I QF of the year in Charleston, d. 2002 runner-up and No.8 seed Schnyder in 2r (l. to No.3 seed Davenport); fell 2r at Amelia Island in 3s to Coetzer; won her first career WTA Tour title in Bol as No.3 seed, d. Martinez Granados in final; the following week in Berlin, reached QF, d. No.9 seed Myskina and No.12 seed Daniilidou en route before falling to eventual champion Henin-Hardenne; at Strasbourg as No.6 seed, reached SF, falling to qualifier Sprem in 3s; afterwards, posted career-best Grand Slam result at Roland Garros, d. world No.3 V.Williams in 3s in 4r before falling to compatriot Petrova in QF after leading a service break in third set; in Vienna as No.2 seed, reached SF, falling again to qualifier Sprem 75 third set; best Wimbledon result in second appearance falling to V.Williams in 4r; a left elbow injury prevented her competing in San Diego and LA; returned in Toronto d. Dokic before falling to Suarez in 3s QF; fell 2r of New Haven last week to Pistolesi after leading 60, 51
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of one WTA Tour singles title at 2003 Bol (see above); breakthrough year in 2002, reaching 4r at Roland Garros in Grand Slam debut (extending eventual champion S.Williams to 3s) and first Tour singles final at Palermo (l. to Diaz-Oliva in 3s); best Grand Slam result was QF finish at 2003 Roland Garros (see above); winner of three ITF Women’s Circuit singles titles and the Orange Bowl Under 18s in 2000 and 2001
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.14 (18 August 2003 - present)
• Coached by Julia Kashevarova


Harkleroad Quick Facts
Age: 18 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $234,612

US OPEN HISTORY
• Making her fourth consecutive appearance here, third in main draw; has not advanced past 1r
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 13, incl. US Open)
SEMIFINALIST (2): Charleston, Strasbourg; THIRD ROUND (1): Roland Garros
• Qualified for Auckland at the start of the year d. No. 25 Kremer before falling to Gagliardi 76 final set; Failed to qualify for Australian Open, Acapulco and Miami; as a wildcard ranked No. 101, d. three Top 20 players: No. 16 Bovina, No. 19 Shaughnessy and No. 9 Hantuchova (for the loss of just 11 games in three matches) before falling to eventual tournament champion Henin-Hardenne, improving her ranking to No. 57; qualified for Rome falling 1r to No. 24 Dechy in 3s; reached second career WTA Tour SF (and second in three tournaments); reached 3r in Roland Garros debut, her third Grand Slam main draw appearance, upset No. 9 seed Hantuchova 76(2) 46 97 en route; ranking jumped from No. 52 to career-high No. 39; l. 1r in next two events; made Wimbledon debut, l. 1r to Sharapova; forced to withdraw from next three events, sidelined for six weeks, due to continuing right elbow injury; returned at New Haven as wildcard, l. 1r
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Semifinalist twice on the WTA Tour (2003 Charleston & Strasbourg); made her WTA Tour main draw debut as a wildcard at 2001 Miami & later at US Open; Won first match at 2002 San Diego (at her fifth main draw tournament) d. No. 35 Grande before falling to Capriati; won two ITF singles titles at 2002 Los Gatos and Bronx (as a qualifier); at remaining 2002 Tour events, reached 2r of Waikoloa and Bratislava (as a qualifier); junior highlights include Roland Garros F 2002, Australian & US Open SF in 2001; finished 2001 ranked No. 8 and reached highest ranking of No. 3 in June 2001
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No. 39 (9 June – 6 July 2003)
• Coached by Jay Berger

(14) AMANDA COETZER (RSA #16) vs. BARBARA SCHETT (AUT #69)
Head-to-Head: Coetzer leads 4 - 2
Last Meeting: 2003 Australian Open 1r (Hard / Outdoors), Coetzer won 64 63

Coetzer Quick Facts
Age: 31 WTA Tour career singles titles: 9 WTA Tour career prize money: $5,485,898

US OPEN HISTORY
• Making 16th consecutive appearance here; best result was three QF finishes in even years (1994, 1996, 1998)
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 17, incl. US Open)
WINNER (1): Acapulco; RUNNER-UP (1): Memphis; QUARTERFINALIST (2): Sydney, Indian Wells
• Reached QF in season debut in Sydney, d. Sugiyama and Maleeva before falling to No.5 Henin-Hardenne; reached 4r at Australian Open, d. Schett and No.14 seed Pistolesi before falling to No.4 seed Clijsters; lost 1r in Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; reached final in Memphis, falling to Raymond; won ninth title of career in Acapulco as No.2 seed, d. Diaz-Oliva in final; continued successful streak in Indian Wells, upsetting defending champion and No.3 seed Hantuchova en route to QF finish (l. to C.Martinez); upset in 2r Miami by Weingärtner; l. 3r in Charleston to Pierce in 3s; reached 3r at Amelia Island, falling to eventual champion Dementieva; beaten in Rome 2r by Dechy 76 third set and by Srebotnik in 3s in Roland Garros 1r; l. 2r at Eastbourne (d. No. 5 seed Myskina in 1r) and Wimbledon; received 1r bye at San Diego, l. 2r to Petrova; QF of Los Angeles falling to No. 4 Davenport, but her ranking jumped to No. 14, after being at an 11-year low of No. 40 in July 2002; fell to Bovina in 3r Toronto
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of nine WTA Tour singles titles, most recently at 2003 Acapulco; has defeated three world No.1s - Graf, Hingis and Davenport; has reached SF of three Grand Slams: Australian Open ’96, ’97 and Roland Garros ’97; winner of nine Tour doubles titles, most recently ay 2001 Bahia (w/McNeil); a member of the South African Fed Cup Team 1992-93, 1995-97 and the South African Olympic Team 1992, 1996 and 2000
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.3 (3-9 November 1997)
• Coached by her former doubles partner Lori McNeil

Schett Quick Facts
Age: 27 WTA Tour career singles titles: 3 WTA Tour career prize money: $2,772,997

US OPEN HISTORY
• Tenth consecutive appearance here; best result was QF finish in 1999, l. to V. Williams; two 3r finishes, 1998 (l. to Coetzer) and 2001 (l. to Capriati)
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 20, incl. US Open)
SEMIFINALIST (1): Madrid; QUARTERFINALIST (1): Gold Coast
• Started season reaching QF of Gold Coast and 2r of Hobart; thereafter, lost nine consecutive matches, a streak broken by coming back from 63 52 down against Granville in Berlin 1r and stretched No.7 seed Hantuchova to 3r; also reached 2r in Rome falling to Schnyder; reached first Tour SF in 27 months (since 2001 Doha) in Madrid before falling to eventual runner-up Sanchez Lorenzo; reached 3r at Roland Garros, l. to S. Williams; l. 1r at Vienna; l. 2r at Wimbledon to C. Martinez, l. 1r at San Diego to Raymond; at Los Angeles, d. Frazier in 3s to reach 2r, l. to eventual runner-up Davenport; l. 1r at Toronto to No. 10 seed Zvonareva
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of three WTA Tour singles titles at 2000 Klagenfurt; 1997 Maria Lankowitz and 1996 Palermo; scored career-best win over No.2 V.Williams at 2001 Roland Garros; reached Top 10 in 1999, d. Top 10 players Sanchez-Vicario (three times), Martinez and Novotna, quartefinalist at 1999 US Open and qualified for Grand Slam Cup and Season-ending Championships in New York; a member of the Austrian Fed Cup Team 1993-2003
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.7 (13-26 September, 11-17 October, 1-7 November 2000)
• Working with Raul Ranzinger

(17) MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY (USA #21) vs. MAJA MATEVZIC (SLO #38)
Head-to-Head: Matevzic leads 1-0* (walkover)
Last Meeting: 2002 Bratislava 2R (Carpet / Indoors), Matevzic won due to w/o

Shaughnessy Quick Facts
Age: 24 WTA Tour career singles titles: 3 WTA Tour career prize money: $1,812,430

US OPEN HISTORY
• Eighth consecutive appearance here, seventh in main draw; best results were consecutive 3r finishes 2000 - 2002
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 19, incl. US Open)
WINNER (1): Canberra; SEMIFINALIST (1): Scottsdale; QUARTERFINALIST (3): Gold Coast, Australian Open, Miami
• Began season at Gold Coast, defaulted against Schnyder in QF due to left ankle sprain; rebounded to win third WTA Tour title at Canberra, d. Schiavone in final; reached first Grand Slam QF at Australian Open before falling to eventual champion S.Williams; lost in 1r at Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; reached SF at Scottsdale, her hometown, upsetting No.4 seed Dokic in 2r, l. to Clijsters; l. 4r at Indian Wells, upset No.12 seed Daniilidou in 3r before l. to Zvonareva in 3s; reached third QF of season at Miami by upsetting No.2 seed V. Williams in 3r in two sets, scoring her first win over Venus since 2001 Stanford; upset in 3r Charleston by surprise SF Harkleroad; l. 2r Amelia Island and Berlin; fell in 1r Rome to Granville; l. 3r at Roland Garros to Sugiyama; l. 1r at Eastbourne and Wimbledon; l. 2r at Stanford and San Diego; received 1r bye at Los Angeles, l. 3r to No. 8 seed Coetzer; l. 1r at New Haven to Dokic
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 SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.11 (10-16 September 2001; 28 January – 3 February 2002)
• Coached by Rafael Font de Mora


Matevzic Quick Facts
Age: 23 WTA Tour career singles titles: 1 WTA Tour career prize money: $527,676

US OPEN HISTORY
• Fourth consecutive appearance here; reached 3r in 2001, l. to No. 18 seed Testud; l. 1r in 2002 and qualifying in 2000
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 20, incl. US Open)
QUARTERFINALIST (2): Strasbourg, Vienna
• Started season with two 1r losses at Gold Coast and Canberra; reached 2r at Australian Open, retiring vs. Pistolesi with a leg injury; did not win consecutive matches in first 12 events of 2003, a streak stopped by reaching Strasbourg QF, d. world No.20 Bovina in 1r before falling to Sprem; after three-set 2r loss at Roland Garros to Sanchez Lorenzo, reached second QF of 2003 at Vienna, falling to No.2 seed Zvonareva 75 75; after 1r loss at ’s-Hertogenbosch, reached Wimbledon 3r for second straight year, d. No.24 seed Serna in 2r before falling to Suárez to 75 third set; in Fed Cup World Group QF, l. both singles rubbers (l. to Zvonareva and Myskina) in Slovenia’s loss to Russia; reached seventh career WTA Tour QF at Sopot, could not play due to illness; l. in qualifying at New Haven; currently ranked at career-high No. 38
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of one WTA Tour singles title at 2002 Bratislava, d. Neffa-de los Rios in QF after trailing 61 52; d. Benesova 60 61 in final to become one of 21 unseeded winners on Tour in 2002; in 2002, also reached SF at Porto and QF at Doha, Estoril, Bahia (first Tier II) and Moscow (first Tier I); best Grand Slam results have been 3r finishes at 2001 US Open and 2002 and 2003 Wimbledon; member of Slovenian Fed Cup Team 1999-2003
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.38 (25 August 2003 - present)
• Coached by Blaz Trupej

NOTE: Events played includes WTA Tour & ITF tournaments.
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WTA ... Round 1 .... Head to Heads....


NUMBER ONE SCENARIO
The US Open No. 1 and No. 2 seeds may also be fighting for the No. 1 and No. 2 WTA Tour world rankings. It is mathematically possible for Justine Henin-Hardenne to become the No. 1 player in the world if she wins the US Open, defeating the highest ranked players standing in her path, and world No. 1 Kim Clijsters loses before the semifinals.

(1) KIM CLIJSTERS (BEL #1) vs. (WC) AMBER LIU (USA #290)
Head-to-Head: Clijsters leads 1-0; (Stanford 2003-R16, Clijsters won 61, 61)

Clijsters Quick Facts
Age: 20 WTA Tour career singles titles: 16 WTA Tour career prize money: $5,972,220
US OPEN HISTORY
• Fifth consecutive appearance here; best result was reaching QF in 2001 falling to eventual winner V.Williams; 4r last year falling to Mauresmo after leading by a set and a break; Qualified in ’99 falling 3r to eventual winner S.Williams after leading 53 final set
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 15)
WINNER (6): Sydney, Indian Wells, Rome, ’s-Hertogenbosch; Stanford, Los Angeles; RUNNER-UP (5): Antwerp, Scottsdale, Berlin, Roland Garros, San Diego; SEMIFINALIST (3): Australian Open, Wimbledon, Miami
• Reached SF or better at all 14 WTA Tour tournaments up until 3r loss in Canada to Krasnoroutskaya; only third player in last 20 years to reach 11 singles finals by mid-August joining Evert –1985 and Graf -1989; started 2003 by winning Sydney to become only fourth player in last 20 years (Graf, Seles and Navratilova) to win three or more consecutive titles without loss of a set; continued to Australian Open SF where she led 51 third set and held 2 mp at 52 vs. world No.1 and eventual champion S.Williams before falling 46 63 75; on home soil, reached Antwerp final, d. No.4 Henin-Hardenne in SF (l. to V.Williams); runner-up in Scottsdale, serving for the match vs. Sugiyama before falling in 3s; collected career-first Tier I singles title at Indian Wells as No.1 seed, d. Davenport in final; extended win streak to 10 by reaching Miami SF (l. to S.Williams); on 14 April, ascended to world No.2 WTA Singles Ranking, the sixth youngest to do so (after Jaeger, Hingis, Austin, Seles and Graf); in Berlin, scored her first win over Capriati and held 3 mp in final vs. Henin-Hardenne before falling 64 46 75; won second Tier I title of the season in Rome, avenging Scottsdale loss to Sugyiama and d. Mauresmo in the final after Mauresmo served for the match leading 63 65; seeded No.2 at Roland Garros, contested the first-ever all-Belgian Grand Slam final (her second there), l. to No.4 seed Henin-Hardenne, but won doubles (on her 20th birthday) w/Sugiyama for career-first Grand Slam title; surpassed $5 million prize money mark at Roland Garros; the week before Wimbledon, won fourth title of 2003 at ’s-Hertogenbosch, d. Henin-Hardenne in final after her compatriot retired with a left wrist and finger sprain; reached SF at Wimbledon, dropping only one set en route, l. to V. Williams 46 63 61; won the title in Stanford defeating Capriati in the final; runner-up at San Diego, l. in 3s to Henin-Hardenne; at Los Angeles won her fourth event out of last five in California d. former three-time champ Davenport in 3s to claim world No. 1 ranking, (fifth youngest to do so) and a week after ascending to No. 1 in doubles (joining just Navratilova, Sanchez, Hingis and Davenport to reach the top in both);in doubles, has won five titles to date (all w/Sugiyama) at Sydney, Antwerp, Scottsdale, Roland Garros and Wimbledon
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 16 WTA Tour singles titles (including a Tour-leading six in 2003); first title came at 1999 Luxembourg as a qualifier; runner-up at Roland Garros in 2001 (d. Henin-Hardenne in SF after trailing 62 42 and in final, was two points from victory vs. Capriati on four occasions before falling 16 64 1210, featuring the longest third set in a Roland Garros women’s singles final) and 2003 (see above); also semifinalist at 2002 and 2003 Australian Opens and 2003 Wimbledon (see above); member of Belgian Fed Cup Team 2000-03, helping her country win its first-ever title in 2001; winner of nine Tour doubles titles, incl. 2003 Roland Garros and Wimbledon (w/Sugiyama); mixed doubles runner-up at 2000 Wimbledon (w/Hewitt)
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No. 1 (August 11, 2003 – Present)
• Coached by Marc Dehous since July 2002; physical trainer is Eveline Coppens

Liu Quick Facts
Age: 19 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $38,183
US OPEN HISTORY
• Making her second appearance here; made her Grand Slam debut here in 2001, l. 1r to Daniilidou
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 9)
FINALIST (1): ITF/Los Gatos-USA; SECOND ROUND (2): ITF/Fullerton-USA, Stanford
• Playing in her third WTA Tour main draw; has competed in four previous ITF women’s circuit events this year; reached 2r ITF/Fullerton and 1r ITF/Edmund; finalist at ITF/Los Gatos d. No.2 seed Jidkova en route before l. to Perry; l. 1r ITF/Vancouver; entered main draw as wildcard at Stanford and won first Tour match; upset Snyder 26 63 62, l. to eventual champion Clijsters in 2r; l. qualifying in next two events, ITF/Louisville-USA and Los Angeles, l. 1r at ITF/Bronx-USA; l. qualifying at New Haven
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Recently completed freshman year at Stanford University; reached first WTA Tour second round at Stanford this year (see above); claimed 2003 NCAA singles championship; holds one ITF women’s circuit title at 2002 ITF/Montemor-O-Novo; named 2003 ITA National Player of the Year and ITA National Rookie of the Year
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No. 290 (August 25, 2003 - Present)
• Coached by Lele Forood and Walter Redondo

(2) JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE (BEL #3) vs. (Q) ANIKO KAPROS (HUN #129)
Head-to-Head: Kapros leads 1-0 (2002 French Open-1r, Kapros won 46, 61, 60)


Henin-Hardenne Quick Facts
Age: 21 WTA Tour career singles titles: 12 WTA Tour career prize money: $4,500,030
US OPEN HISTORY
• Making her fourth consecutive appearance here, but has never been beyond 4r; upset Kournikova in 2000 before l. to No. 2 Davenport; fell to S. Williams in 2001 and last year to Hantuchova 76 final set
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 14)
WINNER (6): Roland Garros, Dubai, Charleston, Berlin, San Diego, Toronto; RUNNER-UP (1): ’s-Hertogenbosch: SEMIFINALIST (6): Australian Open, Wimbledon, Sydney, Antwerp, Amelia Island, Wimbledon; QUARTERFINALIST (1): Miami
• Began season as semifinalist in Sydney (l. to eventual champion Clijsters) and Australian Open, surviving marathon 4r vs. Davenport in second longest match (in terms of games played) played there from 4r on in Open Era, winning 75 57 97; l. to world No.2 V.Williams in SF; in Antwerp, reached SF, l. to compatriot Clijsters 62 76(3) after trailing 5-2 second set; won title at Dubai as No.1 seed, d. No.3 seed Capriati in SF and No.4 seed Seles in final (saving 1 mp); reached QF in Miami, falling to Rubin; scored first ever-win over a world No.1 when she ended S.Williams’s unbeaten 21-0 run in 2003 in the final of Charleston on 13 April; fell in Amelia Island SF as No.1 seed to Dementieva after holding 1 mp; joined Graf as only second player in Berlin tournament’s history to retain the German Open title, d. Mauresmo in SF (saving set point in first set) and Clijsters in final (saving 3 mp in third set, the eighth time in 2003 a player has saved mp en route to a Tour singles title); as No.4 seed at Roland Garros, ended world No.1 S.Williams's bid for fifth straight Grand Slam title in SF (75 third set) en route to career-first Grand Slam singles title and 10th Tour title overall; d. countrywoman Clijsters in first-ever all-Belgian Grand Slam final; became 10th player to d. world's No.1 and No.2 players in a Grand Slam (since computer rankings began in 1975); ranking rose to career-high No.3 following Roland Garros (9 June); reached ’s-Hertogenbosch final for second time, retiring vs. No.1 seed Clijsters with left wrist and finger sprain after winning first set in a tie-break but trailing 3-0 in second set (injury occurred in second game of second set); reached SF Wimbledon l. to eventual champion S. Williams; surpassed $4-million mark in career prize money at Wimbledon; won first US hardcourt title beating top seed Clijsters for first time in six meetings on the hard surface; followed up in Toronto, d. four successive Russian players (Petrova, Bovina, Dementieva – being stretched to 3s again – and Krasnoroutskaya) for third Tier I title this season; is 14-1 in three-set matches in 2003
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 12 WTA Tour singles titles and two doubles titles; won Belgium’s first-ever Grand Slam singles title at 2003 Roland Garros, d. world No.1 and defending champion S.Williams in SF and compatriot Clijsters in first all-Belgian Grand Slam singles final; runner-up at 2001 Wimbledon and semifinalist at 2001 Roland Garros, 2002 Wimbledon and 2003 Australian Open and Wimbledon; one of only four current players (along with Clijsters, Seles and Davenport) to have wins over S.Williams, V.Williams and Capriati; in 1999, won Antwerp in her Tour debut, becoming the fifth player at that stage to achieve that feat; member of Belgian Fed Cup team 2000-03 (winning title in 2001)
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.3 (9 June 2003 – present)
• Coached by Carlos Rodriguez since 1996


Kapros Quick Facts
Age: 19 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $168,421

US OPEN HISTORY
• Third appearance here, second in main draw; l. 1r in 2001; failed to qualify in 2002
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 15, incl. US Open)
THIRD ROUND (1): Wimbledon; SECOND ROUND (1): ITF/Marseille-FRA
• Came into US Open with 10 – 14 win-loss record, playing only two Tour main draw matches, incl. Wimbledon; started season with three losses at Sydney qualifying, Australian Open (l. to Grande) and Paris [Indoors] qualifying; after falling in 2r of qualifying at Scottsdale and Indian Wells, fell in 1r of qualifying at next three Tour events; reached final qualifying round at Roland Garros (l. to Vakulenko); won first main draw match of 2003 by reaching 2r of ITF/Marseille-FRA; won three matches to qualify at Wimbledon, upset No. 19 seed Shaughnessy in 1r before to reach 3r, equaling her best Grand Slam result, l. to Dementieva; l. qualifying at Palermo; l. 1r at consecutive ITF events
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Two-time WTA Tour singles semifinalist at 2001 Budapest and Casablanca and one-time quarterfinalist at 2001 Oklahoma City; career-best win came at 2002 Roland Garros as a qualifier, stunning world No.5 Henin-Hardenne in 1r, her first-ever win over a Top 20 player, let alone Top 5; progressed to 3r in her third career Grand Slam main draw; winner of one ITF Women’s Circuit singles title at 2001 ITF/Clearwater-USA; member of Hungarian Fed Cup Team 2001-02; in juniors, winner of 2000 Australian Open singles and doubles titles; has spent two career weeks ranked inside Top 100, in July/August 2001
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.99 (30 July – 5 August 2001)
• Coached by Jozsef Bocskay

(3) LINDSAY DAVENPORT (USA #4) vs. ELS CALLENS (BEL #80)
Head-to-Head: Davenport leads 1-0
Last Meeting: 1996 Leipzig-R16, Indoor, Davenport won 76(0), 6-1

Davenport Quick Facts
Age: 27 WTA Tour career singles titles: 38 WTA Tour career prize money: $15,892,908

US OPEN HISTORY
• 13th consecutive appearance in this event; won title in 1998 at 8th attempt d. V.Williams and No. 1 Hingis in final; Finalist in 2000 falling to V. Williams; SF last year falling to S.Williams after holding 3sp in second set; also SF in 1997 (d. No. 3 Novotna) and 1999 falling to eventual winner S.Williams in 3s
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 14)
WINNER (1): Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; RUNNER-UP (5): Sydney, Indian Wells, Amelia Island, Los Angeles, New Haven; SEMIFINALIST (2): Charleston, San Diego
• Reached Sydney final (exactly one year after undergoing right knee arthroscopic surgery), d. No.4 seed Hantuchova 76 third set in QF before falling to No.2 seed Clijsters in final; made earliest exit from Australian Open in six years, falling 4r to Henin-Hardenne 75 57 97 in three hours, 13 minutes; won first title since her comeback at Tokyo [Pan Pacific], d. Seles in final in 3s; at Scottsdale, lost opening match to eventual champion Sugiyama; runner-up at Indian Wells, d. No.2 seed Capriati in 3s (l. to No.1 seed Clijsters); reached 4r at Miami, retiring during match against Bartoli at 6-0 due to right hamstring strain; in Charleston, reached first Tier I or better clay court SF in five years, l. to No.1 seed and world No.1 S.Williams; at Amelia Island, d. Schnyder and Capriati en route to final where she led Dementieva 64 42 before falling; withdrew from Madrid due to continuing problems with right hamstring; reached 4r at Roland Garros as No.6 seed before retiring vs. C.Martinez with a left toe sprain; in Eastbourne as No.1 seed, fell in opening match (2r) to Farina Elia 76 third set after trailing 51, 15-40 on serve, saving 5 mp before holding 3 mp of her own at 6-5; reached Wimbledon QF for sixth time, falling in 3s to V.Williams; beaten by Clijsters in past two events, in San Diego SF and Los Angeles final, after which Clijsters ascended to world No.1 for the first time; forced to retire due to re-aggravation of neuroma in her left foot in New Haven final trailing 26, 04 vs. Capriati; in doubles, winner of three titles (all w/Raymond) at Indian Wells, Amelia Island and Eastbourne
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 38 WTA Tour singles titles (10th all-time), including three Grand Slams (1998 US Open, 1999 Wimbledon, 2000 Australian Open) and one Olympic Gold medal (Atlanta 1996); winner of 35 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; member of 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 SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.1 for 38 weeks (Oct. 1998-Feb. 1999; July-Aug 1999; April/May 2000; Nov. 2001-Jan. 2002)
• Has been working with Adam Peterson since mid-March

Callens Quick Facts
Age: 33 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $1,324,405

US OPEN HISTORY
• Making 10th consecutive appearance here, seventh appearance in main draw; best result was 3r finish in 1996, l. to Grande; reached 2r twice, 2000 and 2002; l. 1r in 1995, 1997 and 1999; l. qualifying in 1994, 1998 and 2001
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 19)
THIRD ROUND (1): Birmingham
• At Gold Coast, l. 2r to No. 8 seed Schett; l. 1r at Hobart to eventual runner-up Frazier, trailed 61 5-2 and saved several mp to win second set before falling 6-3 in third; l. 2r at Australian Open to eventual champion S. Williams; l. qualifying at Tokyo PPO; reached 2r at next three events; l. qualifying at Sarasota; l. 1r at Charleston to No. 12 seed Pistolesi; l. 2r at Amelia Island to No. 16 seed Stevenson; helped Belgium d. Austria 5-0 in 1r of Fed Cup; suffered 1r losses in next four events; reached 3r at Birmingham, d. No. 15 seed Pratt en route; l. 2r at ‘s-Hertogenbosch to No. 4 seed Dementieva; l. 2r at Wimbledon to eventual champion S. Williams; won two matches to qualify into main draw at Los Angeles, l. 1r l. qualifying at New Haven
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Four-time WTA Tour semifinalist, most recently at 2002 Waikoloa; winner of eight Tour doubles titles, most recently at 2003 Birmingham (w/ Tu); two-time mixed doubles Grand Slam semifinalist, 2002 Wimbledon and US Open (both w/ Koenig); winner of 11 ITF Women’s Circuit titles; member of Belgium Fed Cup Team 1994 and 2000 Belgian Olympic Team
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.43 (17 – 23 February 1997)
• Coached by Jos Geerinck


(5) AMÉLIE MAURESMO (FRA #6) vs. ANGELIQUE WIDJAJA (INA #68)
Head-to-Head: First Meeting


Mauresmo Quick Facts
Age: 24 WTA Tour career singles titles: 9 WTA Tour career prize money: $3,713,257

US OPEN HISTORY
• Fifth appearance; reached SF last year with marathon wins over No. 7 Clijsters and No. 3 Capriati before falling 63, 57, 64 to No. 2 V. Williams; QF in 2001 falling to Capriati
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 11)
WINNER (1): Warsaw; RUNNER-UP (2): Paris Indoors, Rome; SEMIFINALIST (3): Dubai, Berlin, New Haven; QUARTERFINALIST (3): Indian Wells, Roland Garros, Toronto
• Missed four months due to right knee cartilage inflammation returning at Paris [Indoors], reaching final, d. Dementieva 60 60 before l. to S.Williams; withdrew from Antwerp with left adductor strain; semifinalist at Dubai as defending champion, retiring vs. Seles trailing 36 22 with right adductor strain; at Indian Wells, reached QF and was scheduled to play Davenport but pulled out with acute throat infection; reached 4r at Miami, l. to Rubin; representing France in Fed Cup 1r vs. Colombia, d. Zuluaga and Castaño to guide her country into QF; won ninth Tour singles title and first of 2003 at Warsaw; in final, scored first win over V.Williams in six meetings when Williams retired trailing 67(6) 60 30 with left abdominal strain; reached SF in Berlin, l. to eventual champion Henin-Hardenne; reached third Rome final in four years, d. Capriati and S.Williams (first win in five meetings) after Williams was two points from victory; l. to Clijsters in final; reached Roland Garros QF for first time (l. to S.Williams); after 2r loss at ’s-Hertogenbosch, withdrew from Wimbledon with right rib muscle injury; returned in Fed Cup QF, d. Serna and Sanchez Lorenzo in France’s win over Spain; as No.3 seed, reached Toronto QF, falling to Dementieva in 3s; SF in New Haven last week before retiring 63, 31 vs. Capriati with food poisoning
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of nine WTA Tour career singles titles, most recently at 2003 Warsaw and incl. 2000 Sydney, d. Top 3 seeds (No.3 Pierce, No.2 Davenport, No.1 Hingis); 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); member of French Fed Cup Team in 1998-99 and 2001-03
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.4 (7-27 October 2002)
• Coached by Loic Courteau since Rome 2002


Widjaja Quick Facts
Age: 18 WTA Tour career singles titles: 2 WTA Tour career prize money: $312,817

US OPEN HISTORY
• Second appearance here; in 2002, d. Kournikova in 1r before l. to Foretz in 2r
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 17)
THIRD ROUND (1): Indian Wells
• Started season with 2r finish in Canberra, d. No.4 seed Bedanova before falling to Loit; at Australian Open, pushed No.21 seed Sugiyama to 3s in 1r before falling; reached 2r at next three events of Tokyo PPO, Hyderabad, and Doha followed by a 1r loss at Dubai; had best result thus far in season at Indian Wells 3r upsetting No.9 seed Schnyder before l. to Serna; l. 1r Miami and Roland Garros and 2r Madrid and Birmingham; l. 1r ‘s-Hertogenbosch to Petrova followed by 2r finish at Wimbledon l. to Petrova again; l. 2r in Los Angeles to Grande in 3s; qualified into main draw at Toronto, l. 2r to No. 8 seed Dokic
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of two WTA Tour singles titles, most recently at 2002 Pattaya; her first title came on home soil at 2001 Bali, her WTA Tour debut; ranked No.579, became lowest-ranked WTA Tour singles champion in professional tennis history (not including unranked players); a member of the Indonesian Fed Cup team in 2001; in juniors, winner of 2001 Wimbledon and 2002 Roland Garros girls’ singles titles
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.55 (31 March – 7 April, 2003)
• Coached by Meiske H. Wiguna and Deddy Tejamukti

(6) JENNIFER CAPRIATI (USA #7) vs. CRISTINA TORRENS-VALERO (ESP #105)
Head-to-Head: First meeting


Capriati Quick Facts
Age: 27 WTA Tour career singles titles: 14 WTA Tour career prize money: $7,734,298

US OPEN HISTORY
• 12th appearance in this event; second youngest SF ever in 1991 dethroning Sabatini before falling to eventual winner Seles in titanic 63, 36, 76 match; SF again 10 years later in 2001 as world No. 2, falling to eventual winner V. Williams; QF in 2002 falling to Mauresmo after serving for the match in second set
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 14)
WINNER: New Haven; RUNNER-UP (2): Miami, Stanford; SEMIFINALIST (5): Dubai, Indian Wells, Amelia Island, Berlin, Eastbourne; QUARTERFINALIST (2): Rome, Wimbledon
• Started season with consecutive opening round 3s losses in Sydney (l. to Panova) and Australian Open (l. to Weingärtner after leading 62 41), becoming the first defending champion to lose in 1r; withdrew from Tokyo [Pan Pacific] citing the need to recover from eye surgery in November to remove sunspots (pterygiums); semifinalist in Dubai, pushing eventual champion Henin-Hardenne to 3s; as No.2 seed, reached Indian Wells SF, falling to Davenport in 3s; runner-up in Miami for third consecutive year, l. to S.Williams in 3s; semifinalist at Amelia Island, falling to again to Davenport in 3s; in Berlin, reached fifth straight SF of 2003, saving 2 mp in second set vs. eventual runner-up Clijsters before falling in 3s; quarterfinalist in Rome, falling to Mauresmo 63 76(10) after holding 4 sp in tiebreak; fell in 4r of Roland Garros to Petrova in 3s; reached SF in Eastbourne, l. to defending and eventual champion Rubin after holding 2 mp at 62 53 15-40 (Rubin serving); as No.8 seed, reached Wimbledon QF for sixth time, falling to world No.1 S.Williams in 3s; reached second Tour singles final of 2003 at Stanford, falling to Clijsters in 3s; retired in San Diego 2r (after 1r bye) vs. Likhovtseva trailing 4-1 first set with right pectoral strain, an injury that forced her withdrawal from Toronto; ended 28-tournament losing streak last week in New Haven, claiming her 14th career Tour singles title, surviving opening round scare vs. Bovina and then benefiting from retirements of Mauresmo in SF and Davenport in F
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 14 Tour singles titles (incl. three Grand Slams at 2001 Australian and Roland Garros and 2002 Australian Open) and one doubles title (1991 Rome w/Seles); had best year of her career in 2001, winning first two Grand Slam singles titles and reaching No.1 for the first time on 15 October, named 2001 ITF Women’s Singles World Champion and unanimously female athlete of the year by virtually every critic; 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 SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.1 for 17 weeks (Oct-Nov 2001; Jan/Feb, March/April, May/June 2002)
• Coached by her father, Stefano Capriati; also here with mother Denise and hitting partner Michael Sisnek


Torrens Valero Quick Facts
Age: 28 WTA Tour career singles titles: 2 WTA Tour career prize money: $951,190

US OPEN HISTORY
• Eighth consecutive appearance here; best results were 2r finishes in 1996 and 2002, when l. to Mauresmo
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 22)
FINALIST (1): ITF/Orbetello-ITA; SEMIFINALIST (1): ITF/Modena-ITA
• Reached 2r of Hobart, l. to Craybas; Gold Coast 1r retired in second set to Schiavone; at Australian Open d. Majoli in 3s in 1r, l. 2r to Poutchek in 3s; l. 2r at Hyderabad to Pennetta; at Antwerp and Bogota l. 1r; reached QF in Acapulco, l. 3s to Asagoe, went 3s at Indian Wells, l. in 1r to Kostanic; l. 2r at Miami to Davenport and at Casablanca; suffered 1r losses at next two events; retired in qualifying at Berlin due to lower back pain, which forced her to withdraw from Rome; l. early rounds at next three events, including Roland Garros; runner-up at ITF/Orbetello-ITA; l. 1r at Wimbledon and Palermo; reached SF at ITF/Modena-ITA; won two matches to qualify into main draw at Sopot, l. 1r; l. early rounds at next two Tour events, including last week at New Haven
CAREER IN REVIEW
• First title on the WTA Tour came in 1999 in Warsaw; captured second title in 2001 in Sopot; three-time WTA Tour runner-up, 2001 Palermo, 2000 Antwerp and 1999 Budapest; has reached the SF six times on Tour; winner of five ITF Women’s Circuit titles; member of the Spanish Fed Cup Team, 1993, 1997, 2000
CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH
• No. 27 (4 – 17 March 2002)
• Coached by Jose Luis Aparisi

(7) ANASTASIA MYSKINA (RUS #10) vs. HENRIETA NAGYOVA (SVK #118)
Head-to-Head: Myskina leads 2-1
Last Meeting: 2003 Wimbledon, R128 Grass, Myskina won 64, 30 ret.

Myskina Quick Facts
Age: 22 WTA Tour career singles titles: 4 WTA Tour career prize money: $1,212,467

US OPEN HISTORY
• Fifth appearance in this event, best result was reaching 3r last year before falling in 3s to 2001 Quarterfinalist Bedanova
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 16)
WINNER (2): Doha, Sarasota; QUARTERFINALIST (5): Australian Open, Dubai, Rome, Strasbourg, Sopot
• Started season with 1r loss to compatriot Bovina in Sydney but then reached career-first Grand Slam QF at Australian Open, d. Rubin in 4r before falling to Clijsters; collected third career singles title at Doha as No.2 seed without dropping a set (d. Likhovtseva in final); afterwards (17 February), broke into Top 10 at No.10; as No.5 seed, reached Dubai QF, l. to eventual champion Henin-Hardenne; after opening match (2r) losses at Indian Wells and Miami, rebounded to claim second title of 2003 at Sarasota as No.2 seed (d. Molik in final); upset in 2r (1r bye) in Charleston by Pierce in 3s; won both singles rubbers for Russia in Fed Cup World Group 1r tie vs. Croatia; in Berlin as No.9 seed, fell in 2r (1r bye) to compatriot Zvonareva; reached Italian Open QF for second straight year (l. to Clijsters); at Strasbourg as No.2 seed, fell in QF to two-time defending and eventual champion Farina Elia; fell 2r of Roland Garros to Mandula while suffering from flu; l. 1r at Eastbourne to Coetzer before reaching 4r at Wimbledon for first time (l. to Capriati); in Fed Cup World Group QF vs. Slovenia won singles rubber over Matevzic to help Russia reach SF; in most recent event, reached QF at Sopot as No.1 seed, retiring trailing Mandula 64 30 due to illness; in Toronto, recovered from 63, 51 deficit to d. Pratt before falling 3r to countrywoman Dementieva in 3s and upset 1r last week of New Haven by Pistolesi in 3s
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of four WTA Tour singles titles at 1999 Palermo, 2002 Bahia and 2003 Doha and Sarasota; runner-up at 2002 Birmingham, Eastbourne (in consecutive weeks) and Leipzig; member of the Russian Olympic Team in 2000 and the Russian Fed Cup Team in 2002-03
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No. 8 (August 18-24, 2003)
• Coached by Jens Gerlach


Nagyova Quick Facts
Age: 24 WTA Tour career singles titles: 8 WTA Tour career prize money: $1,499,109

US OPEN HISTORY
• Eighth consecutive appearance here; best results were 3r finishes in 1999 (l. to V. Williams) and 2001 (l. to Clijsters); reached 2r in five other appearances, scored 1r wins over Rubin (1998) and Daniilidou (2002)
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 17)
QUARTERFINALIST (2): Casablanca, Palermo
• At Auckland, Hobart, Australian Open and Indian Wells, l. 1r; reached QF at Casablanca, l. to Marrero; l. 2r at Estoril to Dulko; l. again to Dulko in 1r at Budapest; member of Slovak Republic Fed Cup Team that d. Germany 3-2 in 1r; l. 2r at Bol to M. Sanchez Lorenzo; qualified at Berlin, falling in 1r, the start of a four-match losing streak, taking in opening match losses at Roland Garros, Vienna and ’s-Hertogenbosch; retired in 1r at Wimbledon against No. 10 seed Myskina; reached second QF of season at Palermo after upsetting No. 7 seed Loit in 2r; l. 1r at Sopot to eventual champion Pistolesi; reached 2r at Helsinki but unable to play due to left hip pain
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of eight WTA Tour singles titles – 2000 (Warsaw, Palermo, Kuala Lumpur), 1999 (Prostejov), 1998 (Sopot, Instanbul), 1997 (Pattaya), 1996 (Warsaw); five-time WTA Tour runner-up, most recently in 2002 (Warsaw and Sopot); nine-time WTA Tour semifinalist, most recently at 2002 Palermo; member of Slovak Fed Cup Team 1995-2003 (member of champion 2002 Team), and 2000 Slovak Olympic Team
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.21 (17 September – 28 October 2001)
• Coached by Rouan Nagy


(8) CHANDA RUBIN (USA #8) vs. MARIA VENTO-KABCHI (VEN #84)
Head-to-Head: Rubin leads 2-0
Last Meeting: 1997 Quebec City, QF-Indoor, Rubin won 64, 61

Rubin Quick Facts
Age: 27 WTA Tour career singles titles: 7 WTA Tour career prize money: $3,810,627

US OPEN HISTORY
• Making her 13th consecutive appearance; best result was reaching 4r in 1995 falling to No. 1 Graf and again last year, coming within five points of upsetting No. 2 V. Williams before losing 62, 46, 75 after being 41 down final set
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 13)
WINNER (2): Madrid, Eastbourne; SEMIFINALIST (2): Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Miami; QUARTERFINALIST (3): Sydney, Indian Wells, Roland Garros
• 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 [Pan Pacific], l. to eventual runner-up Seles, 46 64 62; l. 2r at Scottsdale losing to Granville; reached QF at Indian Wells (d. Sugiyama in 3s before falling to eventual champion Clijsters) and moved back into the Top 10 for first time since October 6, 1996; SF in Miami – best result there in seven years upsetting both world No.7 Mauresmo and No.4 Henin-Hardenne for the loss of just seven games before falling to Capriati; upset in her opening round matches at Berlin and Rome before rebounding to win her sixth career WTA Tour singles title in Madrid, d. Sanchez Lorenzo in final in 3s; QF for a third time in her career at Roland Garros falling to eventual champion Henin-Hardenne; at Eastbourne, successfully defended a title for the first time in her career; as No.2 seed, d. Martinez in final in 3s; in SF, d. Capriati after saving 2 mp at 62 53 15-40 (serving); upset in 3r Wimbledon by No.27 seed Farina Elia; won both rubbers in Fed Cup tie with Italy assisting team to 5-0 sweep; QF in San Diego falling to No. 5 Davenport before having to withdraw from LA (where she was defending champion) and Toronto with right shoulder tendonitis
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of seven WTA Tour singles titles, most recently at Madrid and Eastbourne and including two titles in 2002 at Eastbourne and Los Angeles (d. No.1 S.Williams, No.5 Dokic and No.9 Davenport); 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, 2000, and 2003 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, 2003 and the US Olympic team in 1996; in doubles, winner of 10 titles, including one Grand Slam at 1996 Australian Open (w/Sánchez-Vicario)
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.6 (8 April – 9 June 1996)
• Coached by Benny Sims since May 1998


Vento-Kabchi Quick Facts
Age: 29 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $788,446

US OPEN HISTORY
• Making 11th appearance here, sixth in main draw, nine consecutive appearances from 1994 – 2002; best results were three 2r finishes in 1997, 1998 and 2000; l. 1r in 1992, 1995 and 1999 when she won three matches to qualify into main draw; l. qualifying in 1994, 1996, 2001 and 2002
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 18)
FINALIST (1): ITF/St. Paul-USA; SEMIFINALIST (1): Stanford QUARTERFINALIST (1): Birmingham
• Lost in qualifying rounds at beginning of season at four events; accepted into main draw at Doha, upset No. 4 seed Tanasugarn in 1r before l. to Wartusch in 2r, l. qualifying at Dubai; finalist at ITF/St. Paul-USA; l. qualifying in next two events; won two matches to qualify at Amelia Island, l. 2r to Dechy; l. 1r at ITF event; l. qualifying at next three events; qualified at Birmingham, reached fourth career Tour QF, upset No. 12 seed Bedanova, l. to Asagoe; l. qualifying at Wimbledon; at Stanford, won five matches, including two qualifying, to reach fourth career Tour SF, first since 1999 Hobart, upset No. 8 seed Petrova, 61 76(4) and No. 4 seed Dokic, 64 63, en route before l. to eventual runner-up Capriati; qualified into main draw at Toronto, l. 1r to Pierce
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of eight ITF Women’s Circuit titles; finalist at 1998 Gold Coast; three-time Tour semifinalist, most recently at 2003 Stanford, also 1999 Hobart and 1997 Surabaya; four-time Tour quarterfinalist, most recently at 2003 Birmingham, 2000 and 1997 Quebec City, and 1995 Pattaya; member of Venezuelan Fed Cup team, 1990-98, 2000-01; member of 2000 Venezuelan Olympic Team and 1999 Venezuelan Pan American Team
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.31 (27 April – 3 May, 22 June – 5 July, 1998)
• Trains at Nunez Tennis Program in Aventura, Florida, USA


(9) DANIELA HANTUCHOVA (SVK #9) vs. MARION BARTOLI (FRA #46)
Head-to-Head: Hantuchova leads 1-0
Last Meeting: 2003 Wimbledon, 1r-Grass, Hantuchova won 64, 61

Hantuchova Quick Facts
Age: 20 WTA Tour career singles titles: 1 WTA Tour career prize money: $1,914,976

US OPEN HISTORY
• Third appearance in this event; reached QF last year upsetting No. 8 Henin before falling to S. Williams
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 18)
SEMIFINALIST (1): Antwerp; QUARTERFINALIST (7): Sydney, Australian Open, Paris [Indoors], Charleston, Amelia Island, Berlin, Eastbourne
• Quarterfinalist in Sydney as No.4 seed, l. to world No.12 Davenport 76 third set; reached third straight Grand Slam QF at Australian Open, l. to No.2 seed V.Williams and her ranking jumped to No.5, the first Slovak woman to rank so high; seeded No.2 at Paris Indoors, was upset in QF by world No.20 Dementieva; semifinalist at Antwerp, l. to No.1 seed V.Williams; seeded No.3 at Indian Wells as defending champion, upset in 4r by No.16 seed Coetzer; at Miami, seeded No.5, l. opening match (1r bye) against unseeded Molik; as No.5 seed and world No.9, was upset in Charleston QF by No.101 WC Harkleroad; as No.4 seed at Amelia Island, fell in QF to No.10 seed and eventual champion Dementieva 60 61; representing Slovakia in Fed Cup World Group 1r tie vs. Germany, d. Barna and Weingärtner, both in 3s, to help her country (the defending champions) to reach QF; fell 2r of Warsaw to Zuluaga after 1r bye; in Berlin, reached QF (l. Clijsters) and has not won consecutive matches since; in Rome, fell 3r to C.Martinez (after 1r bye); fell 2r of Roland Garros (l. to Harkleroad 97 third set); reached eighth Tour QF of 2003 at Eastbourne as No.4 seed (l. to eventual runner-up C.Martinez); as No.9 seed, upset in Wimbledon 2r by Asagoe 12-10 third set; won just two matches during her US hard court campaign, losing 2r Stanford, San Diego 3r and Toronto 3r (after 1r byes at each) and 2r New Haven
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of one WTA Tour singles title at 2002 Indian Wells (d. No.4 Hingis in final who was playing her 63rd Tour singles final), becoming fifth player to win debut WTA Tour singles title at a Tier I event (after Bonder, Graf, Majoli and Dokic); afterwards broke into Top 20 at No.17; cracked the Top 10 after Filderstadt in 2002 and was a quarterfinalist at Wimbledon and US Open 2002; winner of four Tour doubles titles and in August 2002, her doubles ranking reached No.5; a member of the Slovak Fed Cup Team 1999-2003, leading her country to its maiden title in 2002, d. Spain in the final
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.5 (27 January, 23 February, 3-16 March 2003)
• Coached by Nigel Sears since June 2001


Bartoli Quick Facts
Age: 18 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $284,013

US OPEN HISTORY
• Second appearance here; won three matches to qualify into main draw in 2002, upset Sanchez-Vicario in 1r, 63 61, and reached 3r, her best Grand Slam result to date, l. to Davenport
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 21)
SEMIFINALIST (1): Canberra; QUARTERFINALIST (2): Miami, Strasbourg
• Broke into Top 100 on Jan. 13, 2003 (first appearance on rankings was November 29, 1999, at No.993); as a qualifier at Canberra, upset No.7 seed Granville en route to her first WTA Tour SF; l. 1r at Australian Open to No.11 seed Mag. Maleeva; l. 1r at Paris Indoors, but reached first WTA Tour doubles final (w/Cohen Aloro); l. in qualifying at Scottsdale; qualified at Indian Wells, l. 2r to No.8 seed Rubin; qualified for Miami and reached QF, l. to world No.1 S.Williams; qualified for Sarasota (l. 1r to Pierce) and Charleston (l. 1r to Garbin); upset 1r at Amelia Island by qualifier Vento-Kabchi; withdrew from Italian Open singles due to a left lower leg strain but competed in doubles and reached QF (w/Matevzic); reached second WTA Tour QF at Strasbourg, l. to No.6 seed Zvonareva; d. Neffa-de los Rios for first match win at Roland Garros (third appearance) before l. 2r to No.7 seed Capriati; at Birmingham, reached 3r, l. to No.1 seed Dementieva in 3s; l. 1r at ‘s-Hertogenbosch to No.3 seed Mauresmo 16 76(5) 64 and 1r Wimbledon to No.9 seed Hantuchova; upset Granville at Stanford before l. to eventual runner-up Capriati in 3s; upset No. 14 seed Shaughnessy in 2r at San Diego before 3r loss to eventual runner-up Clijsters; forced to retire in 1r at Los Angeles due to right elbow strain and heat illness; l. 2r at Toronto to eventual champion Henin-Hardenne; l. qualifying at New Haven
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Reached first WTA Tour SF at 2003 Canberra; two-time WTA Tour quarterfinalist – 2003 Strasbourg and 2003 Birmingham; WTA Tour doubles runner-up at 2003 Paris Indoors (w/ Cohen Aloro); winner of five ITF Women’s Circuit titles; won juniors at 2001 US Open
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.45 (18 August 2003 – present)
• Coached by father Walter Bartoli

(10) MAGDALENA MALEEVA (BUL #12) vs. SHINOBU ASAGOE (JPN #55)
Head-to-Head: Maleeva leads 2-0
Last Meeting: 2003 Birmingham, F-Grass, Maleeva won 64, 61


Maleeva Quick Facts
Age: 28 WTA Tour career singles titles: 10 WTA Tour career prize money: $3,567,350

US OPEN HISTORY
• 12th appearance in this event; best result was reaching QF as 17-year old in 1992 d. No. 4 Navratilova – causing her earliest loss in 16 years at the Open; 4r in 1993-94
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 18, incl. New Haven)
WINNER (1): Birmingham; QUARTERINALIST (3): Doha, Eastbourne, Los Angeles; FOURTH ROUND (1): Roland Garros
• Relatively lean start to the season, winning consecutive matches only twice in first 10 events; began 2003 with 2r loss at Sydney as No.8 seed (l. to Coetzer); seeded No.11 reached 3r at Australian Open for fifth time, falling to No.20 seed Bovina 75 third set; as No.5 seed, l. 2r to Raymond 26 76(7) 62 in Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; reached first QF of 2003 at Doha as No.3 seed, falling to eventual runner-up Likhovtseva; upset in 2r of Dubai by Tulyaganova as No.7 seed; beaten in 3r of both Indian Wells (l. to Sugiyama) and Miami (l. to Shaughnessy); in lead-up to Roland Garros, won only one match on clay in three events (d. Farina Elia in Rome 1r); reached 4r at Roland Garros, falling to No.2 seed Clijsters in 3s after winning first set 60; in Birmingham, collected 10th career singles title and first on grass; as No.3 seed, d. No.2 seed Daniilidou in SF in 3s and Asagoe in final; on 16 June, rose to No.12, her highest singles ranking since October 1996; extended career-best grass win streak to eight by reaching Eastbourne QF; l. to Farina Elia in 3s – had she reached SF, she would have returned to Top 10 (on 23 June) for first time in exactly seven years – third longest behind Capriati and Rubin; nonetheless, reached No.11, her highest since 22 September 1996; beaten in 2r of Wimbledon by Suárez; in the lead-up to the US Open, reached San Diego 3r (l. to Likhovtseva) and Los Angeles QF (l. to Sugiyama in 3s); beaten in 2r Toronto and New Haven by Serna in 3s; in doubles, won Miami and Warsaw w/L.Huber, the first two time they had played together
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 10 WTA Tour singles titles, most recently at 2003 Birmingham; also won 2002 Moscow, her first Tier I title in eight years (1994 Zurich); d. three of tournaments Top 4 seeds, world No.2 V.Williams in third-set tie-break in 2r, No.7 Mauresmo in SF and No.8 Davenport in third-set tie-break in final; best Grand Slam result has been QF finish at 1992 US Open (d. Navratilova en route); member of Bulgarian Fed Cup Team 1991-95 and 2003 and Bulgarian Olympic Team in 1992 and 1996; winner of four Tour doubles titles, including two in 2003 at Miami and Warsaw (both w/L.Huber)
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.4 (29 January – 4 February 1996)
• Currently working with David Taylor


Asagoe Quick Facts
Age: 27 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $654,569

US OPEN HISTORY
• Sixth consecutive appearance here, fourth in main draw; best result was 3r finish in 2000; 1r losses in 2001 and 2002; l. qualifying in 1998 and 1999
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 15)
WINNER (1): ITF/Gifu-JPN; RUNNER-UP (1): Birmingham; SEMIFINALIST (1): Acapulco
• Qualified for Auckland, l. 1r to eventual champion Daniilidou; qualified again in Hobart, upsetting No.3 seed Schett en route to QF (l. to Benesova); l. 1r at Australian Open and Memphis; reached second career WTA Tour SF at Acapulco, upsetting No.1 seed Dementieva in 2r; l. 2r at Indian Wells and Miami; as No.1 seed, won ninth career ITF Women’s Circuit title at ITF/Gifu-JPN; l. 1r at ITF/Surbiton-GBR and Roland Garros; reached first WTA Tour final at Birmingham, upsetting No.4 seed Bovina in 2r and Vento-Kabchi and Sharapova in third set tie-breaks in QF and SF respectively before falling to No.3 seed Maleeva; at Wimbledon, came back from 0-6 first-set deficit to upset No. 9 seed Hantuchova, 06 64 1210 en route to first Grand Slam 4r appearance, l. to Davenport; ranking jumped from No. 81 to No. 59; won two matches at San Diego to qualify into main draw, l. 1r; l. early rounds at next two events, most recently at Toronto
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Reached first WTA Tour final at 2003 Birmingham (see above); two-time semifinalist at 2003 Acapulco and 2001 Oklahoma City, winner of two Tour doubles titles, 2002 Birmingham (w/Callens) and 2002 Japan Open (w/Miyagi); winner of nine ITF Women’s Circuit titles, most recently at 2003 ITF/Gifu-JPN; member of Japanese Fed Cup Team 1999-2001, and member of 2000 Japanese Olympic Team
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.52 (26 February – 18 March 2001)
• Coached by Yoshio Tanikawa for approximately three years

(11) ELENA DEMENTIEVA (RUS #11) vs. (Q) ALENA VASKOVA (CZE #161)
Head-to-Head: First Meeting

Dementieva Quick Facts
Age: 21 WTA Tour career singles titles: 1 WTA Tour career prize money: $2,609,921

US OPEN HISTORY
• Fifth appearance in this event; reached SF in 2000 d. seeds A.Huber and Martinez before falling to No. 2 Davenport; stretched No. 5 Clijsters to 3s in 2001 4r
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 20)
WINNER (1): Amelia Island; SEMIFINALIST (3): Paris [Indoors], Toronto, New Haven; QUARTERFINALIST (3): Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Sarasota, Birmingham
• After opening round losses in Sydney and Australian Open, won first match of season at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] over Shaughnessy en route to QF appearance (l. to Rubin in 3s); at Paris [Indoors], reached SF, d. No.2 seed Hantuchova in QF (first Top 5 win since No.1 Hingis at 2001 Moscow) before falling to No.3 seed Mauresmo; upset in 2r at Acapulco as No.1 seed; reached 4r at Indian Wells, l. to No.2 seed Capriati in 3s; l. 2r at Miami to Pratt; reached QF at Sarasota, l. to eventual champion Myskina in 3s; reached 3r in Charleston, l. to Dokic in 3s; won her first Tour singles title (in 92nd Tour event) at Amelia Island, d. No.8 seed Coetzer, No.4 Hantuchova, No.1 Henin-Hardenne (saving 1 mp) and No.2 Davenport, becoming lowest seed (No.10) to win in tournament’s 24 year history and fourth lowest ranked player ever to win Tier II or higher event, beating Top Two seeds along the way (after Bonder-1983 Tokyo, Medvedeva-1993 Essen and Graf-1998 New Haven); ranking vaulted from No.21 to No.13 afterwards; in Berlin, retired with a foot strain vs. Safina and fell in 3s to Loit in the opening round of Strasbourg; upset in 1r Roland Garros by Sanchez Lorenzo; reached third QF of season at Birmingham, falling to Sharapova in 3s after serving for the match at 62, 65; reached QF in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, falling to fellow Russian Petrova in 3s; reached Wimbledon 4r for second straight year, falling to world No.1 and defending champion S.Williams; representing Russia, won one singles rubber in Fed Cup QF win over Slovenia; as No.13 seed, reached 3r at San Diego, falling to Henin-Hardenne in 3s; upset in 2r of Los Angeles by Ruano Pascual 75 third set; in Toronto, reached second SF of 2003, d. two Top 10 players: Myskina in 3r and Mauresmo in QF before falling to world No.3 Henin-Hardenne in 3s; last week in New Haven reached SF (first consecutive SF at events in almost 2 years: Leipzig-Moscow 2001) before Davenport stopped her; in doubles (w/Krasnoroutskaya), won ’s-Hertogenbosch and handed Williams sisters only their third loss in four years en route to SF of Wimbledon; on April 14, reached career-best doubles ranking of No. 5 after being unranked two years previously
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of one WTA Tour singles title at 2003 Amelia Island (see above) and has appeared in four other singles finals: 2002 ‘s-Hertogenbosch, 2001 Acapulco, Moscow and 2000 Olympics (winning Silver medal); scored biggest career win over world No.1 and defending champion Hingis in QF of 2001 Moscow en route to final; breakthrough season in 2000, reaching SF of US Open and season-ending Tour Championships, d. world No.2 and defending champion Davenport and Clijsters en route; winner of five Tour doubles titles, incl. 2002 Tour Championships (w/Husarova); member of Russian Fed Cup Team in 1999, 2001-03
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.9 (2-15 April, 14-27 May 2001)
• Travels with her mother, Vera


Vaskova Quick Facts
Age: 27 WTA Tour career singles titles: WTA Tour career prize money : $208,510

US OPEN HISTORY
• Fifth consecutive appearance here, second in main draw; made Grand Slam debut here in 1999; l. 1r in 2000
2003 IN DETAIL (Events played – 18)
WINNER (1): ITF/Darmstadt-GER; QUARTERFINALIST (2): Acapulco, ITF/Vaduz-LIE
• Playing in her second WTA Tour main draw this year; failed to qualify early in season at Hobart, Gold Coast, Australian Open (fell 3r qualifying) and Antwerp; reached second career Tour QF at Acapulco, after winning three qualifying matches, upset No. 5 seed Serna in 1r, l. to Diaz-Oliva; l. qualifying at next three events, incl. Indian Wells and Estoril; upset top seed Loit at ITF/Cognes-sur-Mer-FRA in 1r before l. in 2r; l. qualifying at Roland Garros; reached second QF of 2003 at ITF/Vaduz-LIE; l. in 3r qualifying at Wimbledon; won eighth ITF Women’s Circuit title at ITF/Darmstadt-GER; had early round exits at next three events, incl. qualifying at Sopot
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Two-time Tour quarterfinalist, most recently at 2003 Acapulco (see above); reached career first singles Tour QF at 2001 Tashkent and reached her first doubles final that same year in Quebec City; in 2000 ranked No. 214, won qualifying matches to make her Grand Slam debut at the US Open; holds eight ITF titles; member of the 2001 Czech Fed Cup Team
CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH
• No. 115 (9 - 15, 23 – 29 July, 2001)
• Coached by her father Arnost Vasek

(12) CONCHITA MARTINEZ (ESP #13) vs. SARAH TAYLOR (USA #95)
Head-to-Head: Martinez leads 2-0
Last Meeting: 2002 Bali, SF-Hard, Martinez won 60, 63

Martinez Quick Facts
Age: 31 WTA Tour career singles titles: 32 WTA Tour career prize money: $10,533,740

US OPEN HISTORY
• 15th appearance here; best result was reaching SF in 1995 and 1996, falling to Seles each time; QF in 1991
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 16)
RUNNER-UP (1): Eastbourne; SEMIFINALIST (1): Indian Wells; QUARTERFINALIST (4): Doha, Dubai, Italian Open, Roland Garros
• Started season with consecutive 1r losses at Sydney and Australian Open, before reaching QF of Doha and Dubai; reached SF at Indian Wells (l. to Clijsters) before falling in 2r of Sarasota to Molik; reached Charleston 3r (l. to S.Williams) before winning a singles rubber (d. Pratt) in Spain’s victory over Australia in Fed Cup World Group 1r tie in Tarragona; upset in 1r Berlin by WC Weingärtner; eliminated world No.10 Dokic and No.9 Hantuchova en route to Rome QF (l. to S.Williams), scoring two Top 10 wins at a tournament for first time since 1997 Stanford; l. 1r Madrid to Black; at Roland Garros, reached 11th QF there but first at a Grand Slam since 2001 Wimbledon (l. to eventual runner-up Clijsters); reached first grass court final since 1994 Wimbledon at Eastbourne, upsetting No.4 seed Hantuchova before falling to defending champion Rubin in 3s; reached Wimbledon 3r for 10th time, falling to Myskina; fell in San Diego 2r and Los Angeles 3r (after 1r byes at both), and 2r of New Haven last week; in doubles, runner-up at Sydney (w/Stubbs) and Charleston (w/Husarova)
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 32 WTA Tour singles titles (20 on clay) and 10 doubles titles; Grand Slam champion at Wimbledon in 1994 (d. nine-time former champion Navratilova in final); also runner-up at 1998 Australian Open (d. No.2 Davenport) and 2000 Roland Garros (l. to Pierce); last singles title came at 2000 German Open (d. No.1 Hingis); for 12 consecutive years (1989-2000) qualified for season-ending Championships in singles and finished inside the Top 15; has career wins over Graf, Seles, Sánchez-Vicario and Capriati; member of Spanish Fed Cup Team 1988-96, 1998, 2000-03 and Spanish Olympic Team 1992, 1996 and 2000
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.2 (30 October 1995 – 14 April 1996; 29 April – 5 May, 20 May – 4 August 1996)
• Coached by Patricia Tarabini


Taylor Quick Facts
Age: 21 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $261,907

US OPEN HISTORY
• Fifth appearance here, third in main draw; best result was 2r finish in 2001, her main draw Grand Slam debut; l. 1r in 2002 in 3s; l. qualifying in 1998 and 2000
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 19)
FOURTH ROUND (1): Miami
• 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; at Miami, upset No. 11 seed Myskina, 75 64, and No. 17 seed Sugiyama en route to 4r, l. to eventual runner-up Capriati; ranking rose from No. 85 to career-high No. 68; suffered 1r losses in next four events; at Madrid, retired in 1r match against Suarez due to right wrist sprain, a recurring injury; l. 1r at Roland Garros; forced to withdraw from Wimbledon due to right wrist pain; l. 2r at ITF/College Park-USA; l. early rounds at next three events, including last week at New Haven
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
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No. 68 (31 March – 6 April 2003)
• Coached by Ola Malmqvist


(13) VERA ZVONAREVA (RUS #14) vs. LUBOMIRA KURHAJKOVA (SVK #104)
Head-to-Head: First Meeting


Zvonareva Quick Facts
Age: 18 WTA Tour career singles titles: 1 WTA Tour career prize money: $528,710

US OPEN HISTORY
• Making her second main draw appearance here; led Clijsters 61, 31 in 3r last year before falling in 3s
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 16)
WINNER (1): Bol; SEMIFINALIST (2): Strasbourg, Vienna; QUARTERFINALIST (6): Auckland, Hobart, Indian Wells, Charleston, Berlin, Roland Garros, Toronto
• Began season by reaching QF in Auckland, d. No.3 seed Panova in 1r before falling to eventual runner-up Cho; reached QF again the following week in Hobart, falling to eventual champion Molik after holding 2 mp; l. 1r at Australian Open; reached 2r in Memphis and 1r in Scottsdale to No.6 seed Daniilidou; reached first Tier I QF at Indian Wells, d. Shaughnessy in 3s (l. to No.2 seed Capriati); l. 1r Miami to Chladkova; reached her second Tier I QF of the year in Charleston, d. 2002 runner-up and No.8 seed Schnyder in 2r (l. to No.3 seed Davenport); fell 2r at Amelia Island in 3s to Coetzer; won her first career WTA Tour title in Bol as No.3 seed, d. Martinez Granados in final; the following week in Berlin, reached QF, d. No.9 seed Myskina and No.12 seed Daniilidou en route before falling to eventual champion Henin-Hardenne; at Strasbourg as No.6 seed, reached SF, falling to qualifier Sprem in 3s; afterwards, posted career-best Grand Slam result at Roland Garros, d. world No.3 V.Williams in 3s in 4r before falling to compatriot Petrova in QF after leading a service break in third set; in Vienna as No.2 seed, reached SF, falling again to qualifier Sprem 75 third set; best Wimbledon result in second appearance falling to V.Williams in 4r; a left elbow injury prevented her competing in San Diego and LA; returned in Toronto d. Dokic before falling to Suarez in 3s QF; fell 2r of New Haven last week to Pistolesi after leading 60, 51
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of one WTA Tour singles title at 2003 Bol (see above); breakthrough year in 2002, reaching 4r at Roland Garros in Grand Slam debut (extending eventual champion S.Williams to 3s) and first Tour singles final at Palermo (l. to Diaz-Oliva in 3s); best Grand Slam result was QF finish at 2003 Roland Garros (see above); winner of three ITF Women’s Circuit singles titles and the Orange Bowl Under 18s in 2000 and 2001
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.14 (18 August 2003 - present)
• Coached by Julia Kashevarova


Kurhajcova Quick Facts
Age: 19 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money : $ 118,947

US OPEN HISTORY
• Second appearance; making first appearance in main draw; l. qualifying in 2002
2003 IN DETAIL (Events played – 22)
WINNER (1): ITF/Orbetello-ITA; SEMIFINALIST (1): ITF/Cuneo-ITA; QUARTERFINALIST (1): Casablanca
• Had difficult start to the season; failed to qualify for first Tour event at Gold Coast; l. 1r at next two events, incl. Australian Open (to Seles); reached 2r at ITF/Ortisei-ITA; l.qualifying at next four Tour events but reached 2r at ITF/Fountain Hills-USA; upset No. 9 seed Martinez Granados at Casablanca to reach QF; reached 3r at ITF event; did not advance past 1r at next five events but rebounded by winning ITF/Orbetello-ITA; l. qualifying at Wimbledon and 2r at ITF/Innsbruck-AUT; ranking reached career-high No. 94 on 14 July; l. 1r at Sopot; reached SF at ITF/Cuneo-ITA; reached 2r at ITF/Bronx-USA
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Two-time WTA Tour quarterfinalist, most recently at 2003 Casablanca (see above), at 2002 Bratislava, upset No. 6 Tulyaganova en route; winner of four ITF Women’s Circuit titles, most recently at ITF/Orbetello-ITA; five-time ITF Women’s Circuit runner-up
CAREER-HIGH RANKING
• No.94 (14 – 20 July, 28 July – 17 August, 2003)

(14) AMANDA COETZER (RSA #16) vs. (Q) GABRIELA LASTRA (USA #225)
Head-to-Head: First Meeting


Coetzer Quick Facts
Age: 31 WTA Tour career singles titles: 9 WTA Tour career prize money: $5,485,898

LOS ANGELES HISTORY
• 15th consecutive appearance here; best result was three QF finishes in even years (1994, 1996, 1998)
2003 TO DATE (Events played - 14)
WINNER (1): Acapulco; RUNNER-UP (1): Memphis; QUARTERFINALIST (2): Sydney, Indian Wells
• Reached QF in season debut in Sydney, d. Sugiyama and Maleeva before falling to No.5 Henin-Hardenne; reached 4r at Australian Open, d. Schett and No.14 seed Pistolesi before falling to No.4 seed Clijsters; lost 1r in Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; reached final in Memphis, falling to Raymond; won ninth title of career in Acapulco as No.2 seed, d. Diaz-Oliva in final; continued successful streak in Indian Wells, upsetting defending champion and No.3 seed Hantuchova en route to QF finish (l. to C.Martinez); upset in 2r Miami by Weingärtner; l. 3r in Charleston to Pierce in 3s; reached 3r at Amelia Island, falling to eventual champion Dementieva; beaten in Rome 2r by Dechy 76 third set and by Srebotnik in 3s in Roland Garros 1r; l. 2r at Eastbourne (d. No. 5 seed Myskina in 1r) and Wimbledon; received 1r bye at San Diego, l. 2r to Petrova; QF of Los Angeles falling to No. 4 Davenport, but her ranking jumped to No. 14, after being at an 11 year low of No. 40 in July 2002; fell to Bovina in 3r Toronto
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of nine WTA Tour singles titles, most recently at 2003 Acapulco; has defeated three world No.1s - Graf, Hingis and Davenport; has reached SF of three Grand Slams: Australian Open ’96, ’97 and Roland Garros ’97; winner of nine Tour doubles titles, most recently ay 2001 Bahia (w/McNeil); a member of the South African Fed Cup Team 1992-93, 1995-97 and the South African Olympic Team 1992, 1996 and 2000
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.3 (3-9 November 1997)
• Coached by her former doubles partner Lori McNeil


Lastra Quick Facts
Age: 23 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money : $45,505

US OPEN HISTORY
• Second appearance here; making her WTA Tour main draw debut here; playing in only her third Grand Slam (incl. Wimbledon); l. qualifying in 2002
2003 IN DETAIL (Events played – 22)
QUARTERFINALIST (2): ITF/College Park-USA, ITF/Oyster Bay-USA
• Has had a difficult season overall; advanced past 1r once in six events at ITF/Rockford-USA; reached 2r at consecutive ITF events in USA; had early round exits in next nine events, incl. qualifying at Warsaw, Madrid, Birmingham and Wimbledon; reached back-to-back QF at ITF/College Park-USA and ITF/Oyster Bay-USA; failed to qualify at next three events, incl. Stanford
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of one ITF Women’s Circuit title at 2002 ITF/Hilton Head-USA; helped Stanford University capture 2001 and 2002 NCAA National Championship titles; won 2002 NCAA Doubles Championship w/Kalvaria; reached one ITF Women’s Circuit semifinal
CAREER-HIGH RANKING
• No.215 (4 - 10 August 2003)


(15) AI SUGIYAMA (JPN #15) vs. CONCHITA MARTINEZ-GRANADOS (ESP #102)
Head-to-Head: First Meeting

Sugiyama Quick Facts
Age: 28 WTA Tour career singles titles: 4 WTA Tour career prize money: $3,908,791

US OPEN HISTORY
• 10th consecutive appearance here; best result was 3r showing in 1999
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 18)
WINNER (1): Scottsdale; SEMIFINALIST (2): Rome, Los Angeles; QUARTERFINALIST (2): Antwerp, New Haven
• Fell 1r of Gold Coast and Sydney (won doubles title w/Clijsters) and 2r of Australian Open (l. to Petrova) and Tokyo [Pan Pacific], stretching No.1 seed Seles to 3s; reached 2r at Paris [Indoors], falling to eventual runner-up Mauresmo after holding set point in first set; reached QF at Antwerp, d. No.6 seed Dokic in 1r (l. to Henin-Hardenne); at Scottsdale, claimed biggest singles title of her career (fourth overall and first in nearly five years, d. No.3 seed Davenport (first win in eight meetings), No.6 Daniilidou, saved 3 mp vs. Stevenson in SF and came back later that day to d. No.1 seed Clijsters (Clijsters served for title at 54 second set); later teamed up w/Clijsters to win doubles title, d. Davenport/Raymond in final (also won doubles SF same day); reached 4r at Indian Wells, l. to Rubin in 3s; l. 3r at Miami to Taylor; l. 1r at Sarasota (l. to C.Martinez), Berlin (l. to Mikaelian) before rebounding in Rome where she became the first Japanese player ever to reach SF there (her first career SF on clay) before falling to Clijsters; reached 4r at Roland Garros for third time, d. Shaughnessy before falling to No.1 S.Williams; afterwards, her ranking rose to No.12, then a career-high and highest since No.15 at end of 1998; fell 2r of Eastbourne to Dechy; after 2r exit at Eastbourne, reached Wimbledon 4r for first time, falling to doubles partner Clijsters (with whom she won doubles title); afterwards (7 July), reached career-high No.11 singles ranking; as No.8 seed, upset in 2r of San Diego (after 1r bye) but rebounded to reach Los Angeles SF, falling to No.2 seed Davenport; QF last week in New Haven falling to No. 2 seed Mauresmo; in doubles, winner of six titles – Sydney, Antwerp, Scottsdale, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and San Diego (all w/Clijsters); she and Clijsters currently lead the Porsche Race to the Championships and on 11 August, spent one week at No.1, her first time in the top spot since August 2001
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of four WTA Tour singles titles, most recently at 2003 Scottsdale, her first Tier II title (see above); also won 1997 and 1998 Japan Opens and 1998 Gold Coast; winner of 24 Tour doubles titles, most recently at 2003 Roland Garros (w/Clijsters), her third career Grand Slam title (2000 US Open w/Halard-Decugis and 1999 US Open mixed w/Bhupathi); best Grand Slam result was QF finish at 2000 Australian Open; has qualified for season-ending Championships in doubles four times, reaching SF in 2002 (w/Fujiwara); a member of Japanese Fed Cup Team 1995-2000 and Japanese Olympic Team in 1996 and 2000
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.11 (7 July – 3 August 2003)
• Coached by her mother, Fusako; also here with hitting partner Masahide Sakamoto


Martinez Granados Quick Facts
Age: 27 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $330,929

US OPEN HISTORY
• Sixth consecutive appearance here, second in main draw; in 2002, l. 1r to Clijsters
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 22)
FINALIST (1): Bol; QUARTERFINALIST (1): Bogota
• At Canberra, l. 2r to eventual champion Shaughnessy; l. 1r at ITF/Fullerton-USA and Australian Open; reached 2r at two consecutive ITF Women’s Circuit events; reached QF at Bogota; l. qualifying at Acapulco and Indian Wells; l. 1r at next three Tour events; reached first WTA Tour final at Bol, l. to No.3 seed Zvonareva; ranking jumped to career high-No.66; l. qualifying at Rome; l. 2r at Madrid; l. 1r at Roland Garros and Vienna; in 1r at Wimbledon, came back from 0-6 first-set deficit to d. Ant. Serra Zanetti, 06 63 108, l. 2r to No. 16 seed Zvonareva; l. 1r in next three events
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Reached first WTA Tour final at 2003 Bol; two-time WTA Tour semifinalist, 1999 Bol and 1998 Bogota; two-time WTA doubles finalist, 2003 Budapest (w/ Perebiynis) and 2002 Casablanca (w/ Dulko); winner of 10 ITF Women’s Circuit titles, most recently at 2002 ITF/Maglie-ITA
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.66 (5-11 May 2003)
• Coached by Albert Molina

(16) ELENA BOVINA (RUS #18) vs. LUDMILLA CERVANOVA (SVK #73)
Head-to-Head: First meeting

Bovina Quick Facts
Age: 20 WTA Tour career singles titles: 2 WTA Tour career prize money: $913,500

US OPEN HISTORY
• Third appearance in this event; scored best Grand Slam result last year by advancing to QF with upset of world No. 4 Dokic in 2r before falling to Davenport in 3s
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 17)
SEMIFINALIST (1): Gold Coast; QUARTERFINALIST (1): Toronto; FOURTH ROUND (2): Australian Open, Indian Wells
• Started season with fifth career Tour SF appearance at Gold Coast, falling to eventual champion Dechy 75 third set; d. Myskina in 1r of Sydney (l. to Barabanschikova) before reaching Australian Open 4r for first time, d. Maleeva in 3r (l. to Shaughnessy in 3s); after early exits at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] and Scottsdale, reached Indian Wells 4r (l. to Davenport); did not win consecutive matches through next nine events (incl. 2r losses at Roland Garros and Wimbledon), a streak snapped at Toronto, where she d. world No.14 Coetzer en route to QF, falling to world No.3 and eventual champion Henin-Hardenne; reached 2r in New Haven last week, extending eventual champion Capriati 46, 75, 64; in doubles, winner of Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/Stubbs) and runner-up at Los Angeles (w/Callens); reached career-high singles ranking of No.16 for the first of three times on 3 February
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of two Tour singles (2002 Warsaw and Quebec City) and four doubles titles (; also singles runner-up at 2001 Estoril; member of Russian Fed Cup Team 2001-02; quarterfinalist at 2002 US Open and mixed doubles runner-up at 2002 Roland Garros (w/Mark Knowles); has finished the past two seasons ranked inside the Top 50
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.16 (3-9 February, 17 March – 13 April, 21 April – 11 May 2003)
• Coached by Joe Giuliano


Cervanova Quick Facts
Age: 23 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money : $390,583

US OPEN HISTORY
• Fifth consecutive appearance here; has not advanced past 1r; in 2000, won three match to qualify into main draw
2003 IN DETAIL (Events played – 17)
FINALIST (1): ITF/Castellon-ESP; SEMIFINALIST (3): Casablanca, Budapest, Palermo; QUARTERFINALIST (4): Estoril, Bol, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Helsinki
• Failed to qualify for first Tour event in Sydney then reached 2r at the Australian Open falling to Shaughnessy; l. 1r qualifying in Antwerp then qualified for Indian Wells, l. 1r to Razzano; had a strong start to the clay season: reached the finals at an ITF event in Castellon losing to Sprem; reached SF at Casablanca (l. to Serra-Zanetti An), QF at Estoril and the SF at Budapest (l. to eventual champion Serna);also QF at Bol, l. to eventual champion Zvonareva; l. qualifying at Rome, reached 2r at Roland Garros, l. again to Shaughnessy in consecutive Grand Slams; reached QF at ‘s-Hertogenbosch, l. to eventual runner-up Henin-Hardenne; l. 1r at Wimbledon; reached fourth career SF at Palermo, l. to eventual champion Safina; l. 2r at ITF/Innsbruck-AUT; reached career-high ranking of No. 71 on 28 July; reached QF at Helsinki, l. to eventual champion Pistolesi
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Holds seven ITF titles; reached first Tour SF at 2001 Bratislava (l. to eventual champion Grande) and added another three SF finishes in 2003; reached nine Tour quarterfinals, most recently at 2003 Helsinki; reached 3r at 2002 Roland Garros; in 1999, ranked No. 111 d. world No. 4 Novotna in 1r, becoming lowest-ranked player to defeat a reigning Wimbledon champion; member of 1999 Slovak Fed Cup Team
CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH
• No.71 (28 July – 3 August 2003)
• Coached by Peter Hruncak
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