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MEN’S REVIEW
Day Six – 28 June 2003

The last 16 at a glance
With the exception of No. 1 seed Lleyton Hewitt, all of the top six seeds have made it through to the Wimbledon round of 16, and 10 of the top 13. This is in contrast to last year, when 14 of the 16 top seeds did not reach the second week in the worse showing by top 16 Grand Slam seeds in the Open Era.

Only five of last year’s last 16 have returned: 2002 runner-up David Nalbandian is joined by Tim Henman, Feliciano Lopez, Mark Philippoussis and Sjeng Schalken.

The full list of players through to the last 16 is as follows:

Player Country Age Best Wimbledon
performance Best Grand Slam performance Grass
titles
(2) Andre Agassi USA 33 W 92 W Australian Open 95, 00, 01, 03;
Roland Garros 99;
Wimbledon 92; US Open 94, 99 1
Jonas Bjorkman SWE 31 R16 94, 00, 03 SF US Open 97 2
(4) Roger Federer SUI 21 QF 01 QF Roland Garros 01, Wimbledon 01 1
(3) Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP 23 R16 03 W Roland Garros 03 0
(13) Sebastien Grosjean FRA 25 R16 98, 03 SF Australian Open 01,
Roland Garros 01 1
(10) Tim Henman GBR 28 SF 98, 99, 01,02 SF Wimbledon 98, 99, 01,02 0
Feliciano Lopez ESP 21 R16 02, 03 R16 Wimbledon 02, 03 0
Max Mirnyi BLR 25 R16 03 QF US Open 02 0
(6) David Nalbandian ARG 21 RU 02 RU Wimbledon 02 0
Mark Philippoussis AUS 26 QF 98, 99, 00 RU US Open 98 1
Alexander Popp GER 26 QF 00 QF Wimbledon 00 0
Olivier Rochus BEL 22 R16 03 R16 Wimbledon 03 0
(5) Andy Roddick USA 20 R16 03 SF Australian Open 03 1
(8) Sjeng Schalken NED 26 QF 02 SF US Open 02 2
(9) Rainer Schuettler GER 27 R16 03 RU Australian Open 03 0
(12) Paradorn Srichaphan THA 24 R16 03 R16 Wimbledon 03 0

A quick look at the last 16...
• 1992 winner Andre Agassi is the only former Wimbledon champion.
• Andre Agassi and Juan Carlos Ferrero are the only former Grand Slam champions.
• None of the last 16 are Wimbledon debutants.
• Seven players have won previous grass court titles.
• Two players have achieved new career-best Grand Slam performances here.

Best-ever Wimbledon for Spaniards
There are two Spanish men through to the round of 16 at Wimbledon for the first time in the Open Era, following No. 3 seed Juan Carlos Ferrero’s third-round win over Sargis Sargsian 64 64 26 64. The Roland Garros champion joins Feliciano Lopez, who reached his second consecutive Wimbledon round of 16 on Friday when he defeated Flavio Saretta.

In the Open Era at Wimbledon, there have been just eight previous years when one Spaniard reached the round of 16, the best results being recorded by Andres Gimeno and Manuel Orantes, who reached the semifinals in 1970 and 1972 respectively.
German success recalls 1990s
Alexander Popp upset No. 11 seed Jiri Novak 63 64 76 on Saturday to join No. 9 Rainer Schuettler as the second German man to advance to the round of 16. The last time two Germans reached the Wimbledon round of 16 was in 2000, when Popp and David Prinosil got this far, Popp advancing to a quarterfinal finish.

It is six years since more than one German player reached the quarterfinals. In 1997, Kiefer, Boris Becker and Michael Stich all advanced. There were three other occasions when two Germans reached the quarters, Becker and Stich doing so in consecutive years 1991-93.
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2003 WIMBLEDON
THE LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
DAY SIX MEN’S NOTES
Saturday 28 June 2003
Third Round Bottom Half


Show court matches

CENTRE COURT: No. 2 Andre Agassi (USA) v No. 27 Younes El Aynaoui (MAR)
No. 10 Tim Henman (GBR) v (Q) Robin Soderling (SWE)

COURT 1: No. 6 David Nalbandian (ARG) v Karol Kucera (SVK)

COURT 2: No. 35 Radek Stepanek (CZE) v Mark Philippoussis (AUS)
No. 3 Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) v Sargis Sargsian (ARM)

COURT 3: No. 30 Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) v Olivier Rochus (BEL)

COURT 13: No. 11 Jiri Novak (CZE) v Alexander Popp (GER)

COURT 18: No. 13 Sebastien Grosjean (FRA) v (Q) Wesley Moodie (RSA)


On court today…

• Home hope Tim Henman bids to reach the second week of Wimbledon for the eighth consecutive year against qualifier Robin Soderling, at 18 the youngest man left in the draw.

• No. 27 seed Younes El Aynaoui hoping to overturn a 0-4 head-to-head against Andre Agassi. An upset of the No. 2 seed would see a Moroccan reach the Wimbledon round of 16 for the first time in the Open Era.

• 2002 runner-up David Nalbandian looks to build on his impressive record at Wimbledon when he plays Karol Kucera. Neither player has dropped a set here so far.

• Roland Garros champion Juan Carlos Ferrero takes on Armenia’s Sargis Sargsian. Both men are looking for their first visit to the Wimbledon round of 16.

• No. 35 seed Radek Stepanek bids for his first Grand Slam tournament round of 16 against three-times quarterfinalist Mark Philippoussis.

• Likewise, Olivier Rochus looking to reach his first Grand Slam round of 16 against No. 30 seed Jarkko Nieminen, the first Finn to reach the third round at The Championships (Open Era).

• Qualifier Wesley Moodie, who is studying in London, hoping to prolong his first appearance at a Grand Slam event as he takes on No. 13 seed Sebastien Grosjean.

• No. 11 seed Jiri Novak, making his first appearance in the third round of Wimbledon, meets 2000 quarterfinalist Alexander Popp.

CENTRE COURT

NO. 2 ANDRE AGASSI (USA) v NO. 27 YOUNES EL AYNAOUI (MAR)

Head-to-head: Agassi leads 4-0
1995 Roland Garros Clay (O) R16 Agassi 64 62 62
1999 Paris Indoor Carpet (I) R32 Agassi 64 63
2002 TMS Cincinnati Hard (O) R64 Agassi 64 46 64
2003 TMS Miami Hard (O) QF Agassi 76 46 61

This is the pair’s fifth meeting, but first on grass. They first met eight years ago at 1995 Roland Garros, and played each other in March this year at Miami. El Aynaoui has yet to win a match against his American opponent.

Agassi v El Aynaoui

33 Age 31
1 Entry Ranking 22
58 Titles 5
195-43 Career Grand Slam Record 35-27
43-11 Wimbledon Record 7-6
770-235 Career Record 239-193
47-14 Career Record – Grass 10-9
32-4 2003 Record 26-14
5-1 2003 Record – Grass 5-2
23-18 Career Five-Set Record 11-5
5 Comebacks from 0-2 down 2
162-136 Career Tie-break Record 108-92
6-3 2003 Tie-break Record 13-11

• Agassi defeated British wild card Jamie Delgado 64 60 57 64 in the first round and Lars Burgsmuller 63 76 63 in the second round.

• This is Agassi’s 13th appearance at Wimbledon. Last year, he suffered his earliest defeat here for four years, losing in the second round to Paradorn Srichaphan 64 76 62.

• Agassi won his first Grand Slam title here 11 years ago. In 1992, he defeated John McEnroe 64 62 63 in the semifinals and Goran Ivanisevic 67 64 64 16 64 in the final. If Agassi were to go on to win the title this year, it would be the longest gap between men’s singles titles for one man in the history of The Championships. Bill Tilden won his third and last Wimbledon title in 1930, nine years after his second in 1921, while Jimmy Connors’ two titles came eight years apart, in 1974 and 1982.

• Agassi is one of only two Grand Slam champions remaining in this year’s draw. The other is 2003 Roland Garros winner Juan Carlos Ferrero, who also plays today.

• Agassi won his eighth Grand Slam title at this year’s Australian Open, defeating Rainer Schuettler 62 62 61 in the final. Amongst active players, he is second only to Pete Sampras for Grand Slam titles won (Sampras has 14).

Top Grand Slam titleholders
1. Pete Sampras 14
2. Roy Emerson 12
3. Bjorn Borg 11
Rod Laver 11
5. Bill Tilden 10
6. Fred Perry 8
Ken Rosewall 8
Jimmy Connors 8
Ivan Lendl 8
Andre Agassi 8


• In preparation for 2003 Wimbledon, Agassi played at Queen’s for just the second time in his career. Playing his 1000th career match in the second round (having had a bye in the first), he defeated Peter Luczak 76 64, and went on to reach the semifinals, losing to eventual champion Andy Roddick 61 67 76. It was only the third time that Agassi had played a pre-Wimbledon grass court tournament (he also played at 1993 Halle).

• Although he holds the No. 2 seeding at 2003 Wimbledon, Agassi entered the tournament having recently gained possession of the No. 1 Entry Ranking from Lleyton Hewitt (seeded No. 1 here). Agassi first took the top spot from Hewitt on 28 April, the Australian having held it continuously for 75 weeks; Hewitt regained it on 5 May, and then forfeited it again on 16 June.

• Agassi has played sparingly but to great effect for the most part in 2003. Wimbledon is only his ninth event, but he has won four titles so far, leading the tour for the season alongside Roger Federer. In addition to claiming his fourth Australian Open crown, Agassi won the title in his next event, at San Jose, assembling a 12-match winning streak. He also won titles at consecutive tournaments in TMS Miami and Houston, assembling another streak of 11 victories. He lost in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros, to Guillermo Coria 46 63 62 64. By contrast, Agassi lost in the first round at both Scottsdale and TMS Rome.

• El Aynaoui defeated wild card Mark Hilton 63 62 64 in the first round and Nicolas Massu 76 36 76 64 in the second round.

• El Aynaoui is bidding to become the first Moroccan to reach the Wimbledon round of 16 today (Open Era). He has equalled his best result here by reaching the third round, having also done so in 2000, falling to Vladimir Voltchkov 76 75 76, and in 2001, falling to Lleyton Hewitt 75 57 64 76.

• El Aynaoui is playing his seventh Wimbledon. He lost in the first round last year to Irakli Labadze 46 76 63 76.

• To date, this is El Aynaoui’s least successful Grand Slam event. He has reached the round of 16 or better at least once at each of the other three majors.

• El Aynaoui has reached three Grand Slam quarterfinals: at the 2000 Australian Open, the 2002 US Open, and again at the 2003 Australian Open.

• In his 2003 Wimbledon warm-up, El Aynaoui reached the quarterfinals at Halle before falling to Roger Federer 75 76 and the second round at Nottingham, losing to Wayne Arthurs 64 76.

• At this year’s Australian Open, El Aynaoui, seeded No. 18, upset No. 1 seed Lleyton Hewitt 67 76 76 64 in the round of 16 before losing his quarterfinal match to No. 9 Andy Roddick in sensational circumstances. Roddick won 46 76 46 64 2119 in exactly five hours, producing the longest fifth set (in number of games) in men’s singles in all-time Grand Slam history. In total number of games played (83) it was the joint-longest men’s singles match in a Grand Slam tournament since the introduction of the tiebreak (tying with Philippoussis v Schalken at 2000 Wimbledon).

• In 2003, El Aynaoui has reached one semifinal (Doha) and one final (Casablanca) but has failed to add to his tally of five singles titles since he won at 2002 Munich.

NO. 10 TIM HENMAN (GBR) v (Q) ROBIN SODERLING (SWE)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Henman v Soderling

28 Age 18
29 Entry Ranking 152
9 Titles 0
71-32 Career Grand Slam Record 3-1
34-9 Wimbledon Record 2-0
371-194 Career Record 4-6
67-24 Career Record – Grass 2-0
11-9 2003 Record 2-0
5-1 2003 Record – Grass 2-0
12-12 Career Five-Set Record 0-0
1 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
134-105 Career Tie-break Record 3-4
3-3 2003 Tie-break Record 1-1

• Henman is facing a qualifier or lucky loser for the third match in succession. He defeated lucky loser Tomas Zib 62 76 36 61 in the first round and qualifier Michael Llodra 64 64 63 in the second round.

• Henman has not lost before the round of 16 at Wimbledon since 1995, when as a wild card he fell in the second round to eventual champion Pete Sampras 62 63 76. A year earlier, on his debut, also as a wild card, he lost in the first round to David Prinosil 46 63 62 62.

• The last occasion there was no British man in the second week of Wimbledon was 1991, when the last survivor Nick Brown lost in the third round to Thierry Champion 76 16 75 63.

• This is the only second Swedish opponent Henman has faced at Wimbledon. He defeated Magnus Gustafsson 76 64 76 in the round of 16 in 1995.

• Henman has reached the Wimbledon semifinals four times in the past five years, losing to the eventual champion on each occasion. In 1998, he was defeated by Pete Sampras 63 46 75 63, and in 1999, he again fell to Sampras 46 64 63 64. Goran Ivanisevic defeated him 75 67 06 76 63 in 2001, and Lleyton Hewitt defeated him 75 61 75 last year.

• Henman had arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder in December 2002, missing the 2003 Australian Open and returning at Rotterdam in February 2003. He failed to win back-to-back matches until TMS Hamburg, where he defeated Jan-Michael Gambill and Sebastien Grosjean before falling to Olivier Rochus 64 63 in the round of 16. He reached the third round at Roland Garros, defeating Vladimir Voltchkov and Todd Martin, falling to No. 3 seed and eventual champion Juan Carlos Ferrero 46 62 64 62.

• Henman recorded his best result of the year so far on grass at Queen’s, reaching the semifinals with defeats of Davide Sanguinetti (saving one match point) 36 63 76, Cyril Saulnier 67 63 63 and Anthony Dupuis 61 64. He fell to Sebastien Grosjean 63 64. Despite his four semifinal appearances at Wimbledon, Henman is not one of the 18 men who arrived at 2003 Wimbledon owning at least one grass court title. He has reached three finals on grass, all at Queen’s. In 1999, he lost in the final there to Pete Sampras 67 64 76; in 2001, he lost to Lleyton Hewitt 76 76; in 2002, he lost again to Hewitt, 46 61 64.

• Qualifier Soderling has reached the third round of Wimbledon on his debut. He defeated Roland Garros runner-up and No. 21 seed Martin Verkerk 63 64 67 61 in the first round, and fellow qualifier Gilles Elseneer 26 76 64 63 in the second round. Elseneer had held two set points for a two-sets-to-love lead.

• In the qualifying event, Soderling defeated Oscar Serrano (ESP) 62 63 in the first round, Robin Vik (CZE) 46 62 62 in the second round, and Michal Tabara (CZE) 61 64 61 in the third round.

• Aged 18, Soderling was the second youngest player to start in the men’s singles draw. He is the youngest player left in the draw, after 17-year-old Rafael Nadal lost in the third round to Paradorn Srichaphan on Friday.

• This is Soderling’s second Grand Slam event, after he also qualified for the 2002 US Open. He defeated lucky loser Lars Burgsmuller 76 60 64 in the first round, before losing in the second round to Marcelo Rios 64 36 63 63.

• This is Soderling’s first senior tournament on grass, although he did contest three junior tournaments on grass in 2001. He won the Japan Open, was a semifinalist at Roehampton (GBR), but was defeated in the second round of Junior Wimbledon by Britain’s Ken Skupski 64 67 63.

• Soderling ended 2001 ranked No. 4 on the ITF Junior World Rankings, having won the European Junior Championships and the Orange Bowl. He went on to reach the semifinals of the 2002 Junior US Open.

• This is Soderling’s first tour-level event of 2003. He has played 10 challenger events, reaching the semifinals at Besancon (FRA), and the quarterfinals at Andrezieux (FRA) and Rome (ITA). He has recorded two victories this year over another talented teenager, Richard Gasquet.

• Soderling was born in Tibro, but lives in Gothenburg. He is accompanied by coach Peter Carlsson.

COURT 1

NO. 6 DAVID NALBANDIAN (ARG) v KAROL KUCERA (SVK)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Nalbandian v Kucera

21 Age 29
9 Entry Ranking 46
2 Titles 6
18-7 Career Grand Slam Record 33-33
8-1 Wimbledon Record 9-7
75-48 Career Record 281-218
8-1 Career Record – Grass 32-18
22-13 2003 Record 17-10
2-0 2003 Record – Grass 4-1
4-1 Career Five-Set Record 11-7
0 Comebacks from 0-2 down 2
26-17 Career Tie-break Record 81-84
6-4 2003 Tie-break Record 7-5

• Nalbandian defeated 2000 Wimbledon semifinalist Vladimir Voltchkov 75 64 62 in the first round, going on to defeat Andre Sa, a quarterfinalist here last year, in the second round 62 75 62.

• Nalbandian’s defeat of Voltchkov was the first grass-court match he had played since he reached the final last year. In 2002, appearing in his first senior grass-court event and seeded No. 28, Nalbandian became the first player in the Open Era to reach the Wimbledon final on his debut and only the second Argentine (after Guillermo Vilas) to reach a Grand Slam final in the Open Era.

• En route to last year’s final, Nalbandian won two five-setters, defeating No. 22 seed Nicolas Lapentti 64 64 46 46 64 in the quarterfinals and No. 27 seed Xavier Malisse 76 64 16 26 62 in the semifinals before losing to Lleyton Hewitt 61 63 62.

• Before 2003 Wimbledon, Nalbandian had not played a match since 2003 Roland Garros where he narrowly lost in the second round to Nicolas Coutelot 63 63 46 26 61.

• Nalbandian’s highlights this year are a quarterfinal appearance at the 2003 Australian Open, where he defeated Roger Federer 64 36 61 16 63 in the round of 16 before losing to eventual runner-up Rainer Schuettler 63 57 61 60, and a semifinal appearance at TMS Hamburg where he fell to countryman Agustin Calleri 64 61.

• Nalbandian also played at Wimbledon as a junior in 1999, reaching the boys' semifinals but losing his match in unfortunate circumstances. Due to face Jurgen Melzer, he was defaulted from the match for late arrival. He went on to win the boys' doubles title with fellow Argentine Guillermo Coria (defeating Todor Enev and Jarkko Nieminen 75 64 in the final).

• Nalbandian is one of nine Argentine players who started in this year’s men’s draw, matching the tally for last year. However he is the only one to have reached the third round. Only two Argentines, No. 23 seed Agustin Calleri and No. 32 seed Juan Ignacio Chela, reached the second round.

• Kucera has not dropped a set so far at this year’s Wimbledon, defeating No. 28 seed Wayne Ferreira 61 62 64 in the first round, before defeating qualifier Takao Suzuki 63 75 62 in the second round.

• Kucera has spent only 3 hours 44 minutes on court so far, 1 hour 38 minutes against Wayne Ferreia in the first round and 2 hours and 6 minutes against Takao Suzuki in the second round.

• Kucera has only lost his serve once during this year’s Championships, in the second set of his second round match against Takao Suzuki.

• If he wins today, Kucera will have equalled his best showing here at Wimbledon, which was a round of 16 finish in 1999, when he fell to Cedric Pioline 64 57 76 46 63.

• Kucera is making his eighth Wimbledon appearance, but his first since 2000; he withdrew from 2001 Wimbledon with a right wrist injury, and from 2002 Wimbledon with a knee injury.

• Kucera made a good start to 2003, reaching the final at Chennai in the first week of the year, where he lost to Paradorn Srichaphan 63 61, and reaching the semifinals at Marseille in February where he lost to Roger Federer 76 63. Kucera won his eighth career title at Copenhagen, defeating Olivier Rochus in the final 76 64.

• Following Copenhagen Kucera suffered a disappointing period, losing six consecutive tour-level matches, but picked up again at Halle with a quarterfinal showing, where he was defeated by Arnaud Clement 75 67 76.


COURT 2

NO. 35 RADEK STEPANEK (CZE) v MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS (AUS)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Stepanek v Philippoussis

24 Age 26
38 Entry Ranking 48
0 Titles 9
7-4 Career Grand Slam Record 55-27
4-1 Wimbledon Record 18-6
41-37 Career Record 272-158
6-3 Career Record – Grass 30-14
22-17 2003 Record 21-11
4-1 2003 Record – Grass 1-1
1-4 Career Five-Set Record 12-6
0 Comebacks from 0-2 down 3
18-13 Career Tie-break Record 139-121
8-7 2003 Tie-break Record 8-7

• Stepanek is facing his second consecutive Aussie today. He defeated Scott Draper 76 63 61 in the second round, having defeated qualifier Michal Mertinak 76 64 64 in the first round.

• Playing with his first Grand Slam seeding here, Stepanek was promoted to No. 35 seed when No. 34 seed Alex Corretja withdrew before the start of the tournament due to the birth of his daughter. (Corretja himself became a seed after the withdrawal of No. 18 seed Marat Safin because of a wrist injury.)

• This is Stepanek’s second appearance at Wimbledon and he reached the third round on his debut as a qualifier last year. He defeated Raemon Sluiter 63 67 63 63 in the second round before falling to Michel Kratochvil 62 63 63.

• This is only the fifth Grand Slam tournament of Stepanek’s career and today he is bidding for his first appearance in the round of 16 of a major. In addition to here last year, he reached the third round at the 2003 Australian Open, defeating No. 30 seed Gustavo Kuerten 57 63 75 46 63 in the second round before losing to No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt 63 62 60.

• Stepanek played one grass court warm-up event, at Halle, defeating Nicolas Escude 36 63 30 ret. (groin injury) in the first round and Rainer Schuettler 64 67 63 in the second round before losing in the quarterfinals to Nicolas Kiefer 75 63.

• Stepanek came into Wimbledon with a career-high Entry Ranking of No. 38, first achieved a week previously. He has reached the semifinals at Copenhagen (losing to Olivier Rochus 63 67 64) and the round of 16 of 128-draw TMS Miami (losing to Todd Martin 63 62), and also won a challenger title at Prostejov in the first week of June, defeating Mariano Puerta 75 63 in the final.

• Another highlight of Stepanek’s year was leading the Czech Republic to the final at World Team Cup. Stepanek won three matches of his four singles matches, beating Wayne Arthurs, Todd Martin and Marcelo Rios in straight sets. Stepanek also teamed with Jiri Novak to win three of four doubles matches. Their only loss was in the final against Chile.

• Philippoussis defeated Mariano Zabaleta 63 46 63 62 in the opening round and qualifier Cyril Saulnier 63 62 76 in the second round.

• Philippoussis was the only Australian man to reach the third round. Not since 1991 has Australia had only one man through to the third round, and on that occasion it was Todd Woodbridge, who lost at this stage to Jan Gunnarsson 76 46 63 64.

• This is Philippoussis’s seventh appearance at Wimbledon. He played as a wild card last year and advanced to the round of 16, defeating Nicolas Kiefer 36 63 64 62 in the third round before losing to Richard Krajicek 67 76 67 76 64.

• Philippoussis reached the quarterfinals for three consecutive years from 1998-2000, twice losing to eventual champion Pete Sampras. In 1998, he fell to Sampras 76 64 64 in his first Grand Slam quarterfinal. In 1999, Philippoussis won the first set against Sampras 64, and was trailing 21 in the second, before tearing a cartilage in his left knee and having to retire. In 2000, Philippoussis lost in the quarterfinals to No. 2 seed Andre Agassi 76 63 64.

• In preparation for 2003 Wimbledon, Philippoussis played at Queen’s, but lost in the first round, again to Krajicek, 76 63.

• Philippoussis's injury in the quarterfinals of 1999 Wimbledon was the start of the left knee problems that have troubled him in recent years. He had surgery on the knee three times in 14 months - January 2000, December 2000 and March 2001.

• Philippoussis did not play for the rest of 2002 after the US Open, having retired in the first round there after injuring his left knee again. He has played a full season to date in 2003, with his best result at Scottsdale, where he reached the final before falling to Lleyton Hewitt 64 64. Philippoussis also reached the quarterfinals at TMS Hamburg (losing to Guillermo Coria 62 60), and the round of 16 at TMS Miami (losing to Andre Agassi 46 63 62).

• With only two Grand Slam tournaments champions still in the men’s draw, it is interesting to note that Philippoussis is one of just four men remaining who have reached a Grand Slam final. As runner-up at the 1998 US Open, Philippoussis is joined by last year’s Wimbledon runner-up David Nalbandian as well as Grand Slam champs Andre Agassi and Juan Carlos Ferrero.


NO. 3 JUAN CARLOS FERRERO (ESP) v SARGIS SARGSIAN (ARM)

Head-to-head: Ferrero leads 2-0
1999 Palermo Clay (O) R32 Ferrero 67 60 75
2003 TMS Indian Wells Hard (O) R64 Ferrero 64 67 64

Ferrero v Sargsian

23 Age 30
3 Entry Ranking 62
10 Titles 1
42-12 Career Grand Slam Record 26-26
5-2 Wimbledon Record 7-6
209-87 Career Record 131-161
5-3 Career Record – Grass 26-23
42-7 2003 Record 13-14
2-0 2003 Record – Grass 2-2
11-8 Career Five-Set Record 6-4
1 Comebacks from 0-2 down 3
69-60 Career Tie-break Record 52-50
7-7 2003 Tie-break Record 3-5

• Ferrero has faced consecutive Frenchmen in the first two rounds, defeating Jean-Rene Lisnard 62 61 63 in the first round and winning his second round match 67 63 63 ret. when Nicolas Escude retired with an upper left thigh injury.

• Ferrero is making his third appearance at Wimbledon. He reached the second round last year, defeating Neville Godwin 67 63 63 63 in the first round before falling to lucky loser Jeff Morrison 63 75 76.

• Ferrero is hoping to reach the Wimbledon round of 16 for the first time today. By reaching the third round he has equalled his best result here, first achieved on his debut in 2001. Then, Ferrero defeated qualifier Luke Milligan in the first round and Jason Stoltenberg in the second before losing to Greg Rusedski 61 64 64.

• Ferrero is one of only two Spaniards remaining in the men’s draw (pending the completion of Feliciano Lopez’s third round match against Flavio Saretta, incomplete at time of writing). Four Spanish men advanced to the third round, setting a new Wimbledon record, the previous highest number of Spanish men through to the third round being two. Rafael Nadal and No. 25 seed Tommy Robredo lost their third-round matches on Friday.

• Today will be the ninth grass court match of Ferrero’s career. He has played only one grass court match outside his two Wimbledon appearances, losing in the first round at 2000 Halle to Magnus Larsson 63 76.

• Ferrero is one of just two Grand Slam champions remaining at 2003 Wimbledon, alongside No. 2 Andre Agassi, who also plays today. No. 17 seed Gustavo Kuerten lost his second round match against Todd Martin on Wednesday. No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt and No. 20 Yevgeny Kafelnikov lost in the first round, and three more entered the event, but withdrew after the draw was made: Albert Costa (knee injury), Richard Krajicek (elbow injury and subsequent retirement) and Marat Safin (wrist injury).

• Ahead of Wimbledon, Ferrero had not played since his triumph at Roland Garros. There, Ferrero defeated countryman Albert Costa 63 76 64 in the semifinals, avenging his defeat in the 2002 Roland Garros final, then overcame Martin Verkerk 61 63 62 to claim his first Grand Slam title.

• Including Roland Garros, Ferrero has won three titles this season, all on clay. The others were Valencia (defeating Christophe Rochus 62 64 in the final) and TMS Monte Carlo (defeating Guillermo Coria 62 62). He also reached the final on hard court at Sydney at the start of the year, losing to Hyung-Taik Lee 46 76 76, and the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, where he lost to Wayne Ferreira 76 76 61.

• Sargsian defeated British wild card Alex Bogdanovic 61 63 62 in the first round and upset No. 26 seed James Blake 62 76 62 in the second round.

• With his defeat of Blake, Sargsian continued his streak of defeating seeded players in Grand Slam events, having done so in four now dating back to the 2002 US Open. His previous seeded victims were: David Nalbandian (No. 16, 2002 US Open), Gaston Gaudio (No. 17, 2002 US Open), and Andy Roddick (No. 6, 2003 Roland Garros).

• Sargsian is making his seventh consecutive Wimbledon appearance. By reaching the third round, he has equalled his best performance, having also reached the third round in 2001 before losing to eventual champion Pete Sampras 64 64 75. Last year he lost in the second round to Rainer Schuettler 63 60 61.

• Sargsian has progressed past the third round of a Grand Slam on only one occasion. At this year’s Australian Open he reached the round of 16, defeating Mark Philippoussis 57 75 60 64 in the third round before falling to Wayne Ferreira 63 64 36 63. He went on to defeat No. 6 seed Andy Roddick 67 61 62 64 in the first round at Roland Garros, before losing in the second to qualifier Victor Hanescu 63 75 36 62.

• His 2003 Wimbledon grass court warm-up has included appearances at Halle and Nottingham. In both tournaments he fell in the opening round - in Halle to Roger Federer 75 61 and a Nottingham to Hicham Arazi 64 36 63.

• Sargsian’s round of 16 finish at the Australian Open was the highlight of his 2003 season to date. He also reached quarterfinals at Chennai (losing to Paradorn Srichaphan 64 64) and at Valencia (losing to Christophe Rochus 62 62).

• Sargsian has had success on grass courts throughout his career. He won his one career singles title at 1997 Newport, defeating Brett Steven 76 46 75 in the final, and reached the semifinals at 1998 Nottingham and 2002 Queen’s.

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NO. 30 JARKKO NIEMINEN (FIN) v OLIVIER ROCHUS (BEL)

Head-to-head: Rochus leads 2-1
2002 Copenhagen Hard (I) R32 Rochus 26 63 61
2003 Copenhagen Hard (I) R32 Rochus 63 62
2003 TMS Barcelona Clay (O) R64 Nieminen 75 75

Nieminen v O. Rochus

21 Age 22
32 Entry Ranking 65
0 Titles 1
10-6 Career Grand Slam Record 11-12
3-1 Wimbledon Record 7-3
66-48 Career Record 56-69
4-5 Career Record – Grass 11-8
29-17 2003 Record 17-18
3-2 2003 Record – Grass 3-2
6-1 Career Five-Set Record 4-6
1 Comebacks from 0-2 down 1
19-12 Career Tie-break Record 18-31
8-5 2003 Tie-break Record 5-7

• Nieminen had wins over Spanish qualifier Fernando Verdasco 67 64 46 63 63 in the first round and lucky loser Stefano Galvani 64 57 64 76 in the second round to become the first Finn to reach the third round at Wimbledon (Open Era).

• This is Nieminen’s second Wimbledon. He reached the second round here last year, as No. 32 seed defeating wild card Alan Mackin 76 63 63 in the first round then losing to Julian Knowle 63 64 63.

• Finnish men have advanced to the round of 16 twice previously in Grand Slam tournaments in the Open Era, but no further. One of those occasions was Niemienen’s progression to the round of 16 at this year’s Roland Garros. He lost there to Fernando Gonzalez 63 63 62, having defeated qualifier Victor Hanescu 67 64 62 36 63 in the third round.

• Nieminen is one of just three Finnish men to appear in the third round of a major in the Open Era, and one of just two, after Veli Paloheimo, to reach the last 16 at one.

Finns in the third round of Grand Slam tournaments (Open Era)
Event Player 3rd Round Result Eventual finish
1990 Australian Open Veli Paloheimo Defeated Javier Sanchez 75 64 36 61 R16
1990 Roland Garros Aki Rahunen Lost to Martin Jaite 76 62 61 --
2002 Roland Garros Jarkko Nieminen Lost to Tommy Haas 63 75 26 64 --
2003 Australian Open Jarkko Nieminen Lost to Guillermo Coria 75 62 62 --
2003 Roland Garros Jarkko Nieminen Defeated Victor Hanescu 67 64 62 36 63 R16
2002 Wimbledon Jarkko Nieminen vs. Olivier Rochus ???

• Nieminen played two grass court warm-up events. He lost in the second round at Queen’s, to Marc Rosset 75 75, and in the first round at Nottingham, seeded No. 3, to eventual champion Greg Rusedski 64 64.

• Nieminen’s best result of 2003 is his runner-up finish at Munich, where he defeated Yevgeny Kafelnikov 64 01 ret. (neck injury) in the semifinals before losing in the final to Roger Federer 61 64. He is now 0-4 in career finals, having also been runner-up at 2001 Stockholm, 2002 Estoril and 2002 Mallorca.

• Rochus defeated Roland Garros semifinalist Guillermo Coria 75 76 63 in the first round then Anthony Dupuis 26 63 46 76 64 in the second to advance to the third round for the second successive year at Wimbledon.

• Last year here, Rochus reached the third round by upsetting No. 2 seed Marat Safin 62 64 36 76 in the second round, then lost to Arnaud Clement 60 75 63.

• Rochus has now reached the Wimbledon third round on three of the four occasions he has played. He also advanced to the third round on his Grand Slam debut here as a qualifier in 2000, upsetting No. 3 seed Magnus Norman 64 26 64 67 61 in the second round then falling to Gianluca Pozzi 63 36 76 62.

• Rochus has now played 13 Grand Slam tournaments (including this one), and has never progressed beyond the third round of a major. In addition to his Wimbledon record, Rochus also reached the third round at 2001 Roland Garros (losing to Yevgeny Kafelnikov 76 64 63).

• Rochus played at Halle, losing in the first round to Nicolas Kiefer 63 60, and at Nottingham, where he defeated Iraki Labadze 60 41 ret. (shoulder injury) then lost in the second round to eventual champion Greg Rusedski 64 61.

• Rochus is enjoying the best year of his career. He reached a career-high Entry Ranking of No. 55 on 19 May, having reached the final at Copenhagen in March for the second year running. He defeated Radek Stepanek 63 67 64 in the semifinals before falling to Karol Kucera 76 64. He also reached the quarterfinals at TMS Hamburg, defeating Tim Henman 64 63 in the round of 16 before losing to Gaston Gaudio 61 61.

• Rochus’s older brother, Christopher, also started in the main draw, losing to Stefan Koubek 46 63 61 61.

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NO. 11 JIRI NOVAK (CZE) v ALEXANDER POPP (GER)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Novak v Popp

28 Age 26
10 Entry Ranking 198
4 Titles 0
38-28 Career Grand Slam Record 9-8
6-7 Wimbledon Record 6-1
244-188 Career Record 25-31
11-10 Career Record – Grass 12-5
27-16 2003 Record 4-2
6-2 2003 Record – Grass 4-1
9-8 Career Five-Set Record 4-1
4 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
74-92 Career Tie-break Record 12-9
10-6 2003 Tie-break Record 3-2

• Novak defeated Peru’s Luis Horna 36 76 61 61 in the first round, and David Ferrer 62 75 63 in the second round.

• This is Novak’s eighth appearance at Wimbledon and by reaching the third round he has had his best result here. Last year, he lost in the second round to Wayne Arthurs 63 76 63.

• Novak has lost in the Wimbledon second round a total of four times (1996, 1999, 2001 and 2002) and the first round thee times (1997, 1998 and 2000). With his appearance today he has now advanced to the third round or better at least once at each of the majors.

• Novak’s best result in a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the semifinals at the 2002 Australian Open, defeating Stefan Koubek 62 63 62 in the quarterfinals before falling to eventual champion Thomas Johansson 76 06 46 63 64.

• Warming up for Wimbledon, Novak had quarterfinal finishes at both Halle (losing to Mikhail Youzhny 64 64) and ’s-Hertogenbosh (losing to Jan Vacek 64 64).

• The highlight of Novak’s season is a runner-up finish at Dubai, where he defeated Tommy Robredo 64 61 in the semis then lost to Roger Federer 61 76 in the final. He reached the round of 16 at Roland Garros recently, losing to Carlos Moya 75 63 62.

• Popp defeated Hicham Arazi 64 76 63 in the first round, going on to defeat Raemon Sluiter 76 46 63 67 62 in the second round.

• Popp had by far his best Grand Slam result at 2000 Wimbledon, when in only his second Grand Slam tournament he reached the quarterfinals. He defeated Michael Chang 76 46 67 63 86 in the second round, No. 4 seed Gustavo Kuerten 76 62 61 in the third round, and Marc Rosset 61 64 36 46 61 in the round of 16 before falling to eventual runner-up Patrick Rafter 63 62 76.

• Popp has not played at Wimbledon since 2000. In fact since his run to the quarterfinals here in 2000, Popp has only won three Grand Slam main draw matches. One was at the US Open in 2000 (defeated Jiri Vanek 63 64 76), one at the 2001 Australian Open (defeated Paradorn Srichaphan 36 64 61 36 62), and the other was at the 2002 US Open, where he defeated Andreas Vinciguerra 76 76 62.

• Popp injured his right wrist in his second round match at the 2002 US Open against Sargis Sargsian, which he lost 26 63 64 67 64. Popp underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament on 9 October 2002 and missed seven months, returning at the Rome Challenger in April 2003.

• In his first tour-level match after returning to action, Popp was defeated in the first round at Roland Garros by Stefan Koubek 75 62 63.

• Popp reached the quarterfinals at Nottingham, his second tour-level tournament after recovering from injury. He defeated Vince Spadea 75 64 and Andre Sa 76 36 63, then lost to eventual runner-up Mardy Fish 46 76 64 in the quarterfinals. This was Popp’s fourth career tour-level quarterfinal, and all have come on grass court: 2000 Wimbledon, 2002 Halle and 2002 Newport were the others.

• Although his Entry Ranking is now 198, Popp entered Wimbledon on a protected ranking of 92, which he received due to his wrist injury.


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NO. 13 SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN (FRA) v (Q) WESLEY MOODIE (RSA)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Grosjean v Moodie

25 Age 24
14 Entry Ranking 150
3 Titles 0
38-21 Career Grand Slam Record 2-0
9-4 Wimbledon Record 2-0
211-136 Career Record 4-3
23-12 Career Record – Grass 2-1
21-10 2003 Record 3-1
7-2 2003 Record – Grass 2-0
7-7 Career Five-Set Record 1-0
2 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
90-54 Career Tie-break Record 4-1
7-6 2003 Tie-break Record 1-0

• Grosjean’s first round match against Thomas Enqvist was suspended due to bad light late on Tuesday with the Frenchman leading 46 63 64. He swiftly finished up the following day, taking the fourth set tiebreak 7-4. He went on to defeat Wayne Arthurs in the second round, 63 64 67 63.

• Grosjean is making his fifth appearance at Wimbledon. Of his four previous appearances, he has lost in the first round once (2000), third round twice (1999 and 2001) and round of 16 once (1998).

• If he wins today, Grosjean will have equalled his best result here, having also reached the third round in 1998 on his Wimbledon debut. As a qualifier he reached the round of 16, falling to eventual champion Pete Sampras 63 64 64.

• Grosjean did not play last year due to a left thigh injury.

• Grosjean’s best result of the year so far came on grass at Queen’s, where he reached the final, defeating three-time defending champion Lleyton Hewitt 63 64 in the quarterfinals and Tim Henman 63 64 in the semifinals, losing to Andy Roddick 63 63. He also won four matches at the 2003 Australian Open to reach the quarterfinals, falling to eventual champion Andre Agassi 63 62 62. After Queen’s, Grosjean reached the second round at ’s-Hertogenbosch, falling to Jan Vacek 64 36 62.

• Grosjean has won three career singles titles, and one of those was on grass, at 2000 Nottingham. There were eighteen players who started off in the main draw with one or more grass court titles, and 10 of these reached the third round.

• Moodie defeated Marc Rosset 64 64 64 in the first round, going on to defeat fellow qualifier Frederic Niemeyer 76 46 26 61 75 in the second round. That second round match was the first five-set match of Moodie’s career

• Moodie qualified for this, his first Grand Slam event, by defeating Rodolphe Cadart 61 36 75, Kevin Kim 63 76, and Roko Karanusic 36 64 63 63.

• Moodie had attempted to qualify for four Grand Slam events prior to his efforts in the qualifying event at Roehampton last week. Only at the Australian Open qualifying event in 2001 did he win a match; at the 2001 Wimbledon, 2003 Australian Open and 2003 Roland Garros qualifying events, he lost in the first round.

• Moodie has played mainly on the challenger circuit this year, winning the Wrexham Challenger at the end of February. Moodie displayed good grass-court form at the Surbiton Challenger, which he also won, defeating Mario Ancic 64 75 in the first round, Greg Rusedski 76 76 in the quarterfinals, and Alex Bogdanovic 64 67 61 in the final.

• Prior to his matches in the main draw here, Moodie had only ever appeared in one tour-level tournament. At Nottingham last year he qualified, but was defeated by Magnus Larsson 64 75 in the first round.

• Moodie’s other previous tour-level matches have all come in Davis Cup, including two this year in South Africa’s Euro/African Zone Group II first round match against Poland. Moodie defeated Mariusz Fyrstenberg 61 62 62 in the second rubber, but lost to Lukasz Kubot 64 62 63 in the fourth rubber.

• Moodie resides in Durban but is currently studying in London.
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WIMBLEDON
MEN’S REVIEW
Day Five – 27 June 2003

Mirnyi wins battle of the giants
Ivo Karlovic’s memorable run at 2003 Wimbledon is over. The 6’ 10” Croatian qualifier outgunned his 6’ 5” opponent Max Mirnyi by 26 aces to 7, but eventually lost their third round encounter 76 36 63 76. Mirnyi, through to the round of 16 for the first time, will now bid to overturn a 6-1 losing head-to-head record when he takes on Jonas Bjorkman for a place in the quarterfinals.

Bjorkman, who is also defending his men’s doubles title with Todd Woodbridge, today eased past Justin Gimelstob 61 63 63 to reach the round of 16 for the third time in 10 appearances. Like Mirnyi, Bjorkman is looking for his first Wimbledon quarterfinal.


Srichaphan finds form to end Nadal run
Thailand’s Paradorn Srichaphan, who had been taken to five sets in his first two matches, used his experience to bring Rafael Nadal’s Wimbledon to a close. The 17-year-old Spaniard, making his debut at the event, led 4-2 in the second set, but was eventually beaten 64 64 62 in 1 hour 56 minutes.

On Monday, Srichaphan will take on Queen’s champion Andy Roddick, who extended his current match-winning streak to eight matches with a comfortable 76 64 64 victory over Tommy Robredo. This was Roddick’s fifth successive victory over his Spanish opponent.


Lopez keeps Spanish flag flying
After defeats for Nadal and Robredo, Feliciano Lopez ensured that there will be at least one Spaniard through to the second week after a comfortable 64 64 64 third round victory over Flavio Saretta. This is the second successive year that Lopez has reached the round of 16. The other surviving Spaniard, Juan Carlos Ferrero plays his third round match on Saturday.

Lopez will next face Halle champion Roger Federer, who is also unbeaten in eight matches following his 63 61 46 61 victory over Nottingham finalist Mardy Fish.


Schuettler sees off iron-man Martin
Australian Open finalist Rainer Schuettler gave veteran American Todd Martin a taste of his own medicine by coming back from two-sets-to-one down to win 46 75 67 61 75. Prior to today’s third round meeting, Martin had won 10 of his 13 five-set matches at Wimbledon, including his first round victory over Fernando Vicente.

By reaching the round of 16 at Wimbledon for the first time, Schuettler has now achieved career-best performances at the year’s first three Grand Slam events. In addition to his final appearance in Melbourne, he reached the round of 16 at Roland Garros, losing to beaten finalist Martin Verkerk 63 63 75.

Schuettler will now face s’-Hertogenbosch champion Sjeng Schalken, a third player unbeaten in eight matches after ending the run of lucky loser Victor Hanescu 62 64 76.
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WTA:  THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, Wimbledon-GBR
THIRD ROUND MATCH NOTES, 27-28 June 2003
Welcome to The Championships, Wimbledon. 
(1) SERENA WILLIAMS (USA #1) vs. (28) LAURA GRANVILLE (USA #30)
Head-to-Head: First meeting
S.Williams Quick Facts
Age: 21 WTA Tour career singles titles: 22 WTA Tour career prize money: $11,525,983
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Her fifth appearance here; defending champion, won title in 2002 without loss of a set, d. sister Venus in final in first all-sister
final here since 1884; semifinalist in 2000 (l. to V.Williams) and quarterfinalist in 2001 (l. to Capriati); reached 3r on debut in
1998; missed 1999 Championships due to flu
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 6)
WINNER (3): Australian Open, Paris Indoors, Miami; RUNNER-UP (1): Charleston; SEMIFINALIST (2): Rome, Roland Garros
• Started season by winning her first 21 matches in three-title sweep of Australian Open (d. Clijsters in SF, saving 2 mp and
V.Williams in final in 3s to complete non-calendar year Grand Slam), Paris Indoors (d. Mauresmo in final) and Miami (d.
Capriati in final in 3s); winning streak ended in Charleston final (l. to Henin-Hardenne), her first loss since falling to another
Belgian, Clijsters, in season-ending Championships final in November; represented USA in Fed Cup World Group 1r tie vs.
Czech Republic, winning both singles rubbers and partnering Venus to win doubles; semifinalist in Rome falling to Mauresmo
in 3s after serving for the match leading 61, 54; first losses at consecutive tournaments since Charleston-Berlin 2002; as
defending champion, beaten in SF of Roland Garros by eventual champion Henin-Hardenne 75 third set, her first loss in a
Grand Slam since 2001 US Open final (l. to V.Williams)
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 22 WTA Tour singles titles, including four of the past five Grand Slams, becoming only the fifth woman in history to
hold all four major singles crowns at one time; winner of 2002 Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open and 2003 Australian
Open, d. sister Venus in each final; in winner of 11 doubles titles, six of those Grand Slams (all w/Venus and at least one at
each Grand Slam); attained world No.1 ranking on 8 July 2002 by reaching Wimbledon final, replacing Venus in the top spot;
has been ranked No.1 ever since
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.1 for 50 weeks (8 July 2002 – present)
• Coached by father Richard Williams and mother Oracene Price; also here with trainer Kerrie Brooks and hitting partner Jovan
Savic
Granville Quick Facts
Age: 22 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $318,491
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making her second appearance, after reaching the fourth round last year as a qualifier ranked No.134 (d. Pierce before falling
to Mauresmo)
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 17)
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
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 (16-22 June 2003)
• Coached by Ola Malmqvist from the USTA
(2) KIM CLIJSTERS (BEL #2) vs. SAMANTHA REEVES (USA #109)
Head-to-Head: Clijsters leads 2-0
Last Meeting: 2003 Australian Open (Hard/Outdoors), R128, Clijsters won 62 61
Clijsters Quick Facts
Age: 19 WTA Tour career singles titles: 14 WTA Tour career prize money: $5,346,340
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Fourth appearance here; reached 4r on debut as a qualifier in 1999 (l. to Graf); quarterfinalist in 2001; beaten in 2r
in 2000 and 2002
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 10)
WINNER (4): Sydney, Indian Wells, Rome, ’s-Hertogenbosch; RUNNER-UP (4): Antwerp, Scottsdale, Berlin,
Roland Garros; SEMIFINALIST (2): Australian Open, Miami
• Reached SF or better at all 10 tournaments, her most consistent start to a season; 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 (2002 Luxembourg and Championships) and 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 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, in
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; in doubles, has won four titles to date (all
w/Sugiyama) at Sydney, Antwerp, Scottsdale, and Roland Garros
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 14 WTA Tour singles titles, most recently at 2003 ’s-Hertogenbosch; 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; member of Belgian Fed Cup Team 2000-03, helping her country win its first-ever title in 2001;
winner of eight Tour doubles titles, incl. 2003 Roland Garros (w/Sugiyama); mixed doubles runner-up at 2000
Wimbledon (w/Hewitt)
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.2 (14 April – 5 May, 12 May 2003 – present)
• Coached by Marc Dehous since July 2002; physical trainer is Eveline Coppens
Reeves Quick Facts
Age: 24 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $512,904
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making third main draw appearance after falling 1r in 1998 and 2002 (l. to Clijsters); failed to qualify in 1999, 2000
and 2001
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 17)
QUARTERFINALIST (1): ITF-Midland-USA
• Played seven WTA Tour main draw events this year and failed to qualify at six others; reached first Tour SF
recently in Bol, d. Sprem, Wartusch and Leon Garcia before falling to eventual winner Zvonareva; reached QF of
ITF/Midland-USA; fell 1r of Australian Open and Acapulco; qualified for Indian Wells reaching 2r with upset of
No.20 seed Suárez before falling to Bovina; qualified for Rome, falling 1r to No.12 seed Daniilidou; as LL into
Roland Garros, falling 1r to No.3 seed V.Williams 62 64; fell 1r Birmingham to Asagoe and failed to qualify for
Eastbourne
CAREER IN REVIEW
• One-time Tour semifinalist at 2003 Bol; winner of two doubles titles in Quebec City in 2001 (w/Ad.Serra Zanetti)
and 2002 (w/Steck); winner of one ITF Women’s Circuit singles title at 2001 ITF/West Columbia-USA
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.62 (5-18 August 2002)
• Coached by Roberto Saad
(3) JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE (BEL #3) vs. ALICIA MOLIK (AUS #54)
Head-to-Head: Henin-Hardenne leads 2-0
Last Meeting: 2002 Fed Cup (Belgium-Clay), Henin-Hardenne won 62 61
Henin-Hardenne Quick Facts
Age: 20 WTA Tour career singles titles: 10 WTA Tour career prize money: $3,977,218
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Fourth main draw appearance here; after 1r exit on debut in 2000 ranked No.90, reached final in 2001, d. world
No.4 Capriati in SF before falling to defending champion V.Williams in 3s; again beaten by V.Williams, in 2002 SF
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 10)
WINNER (4): Dubai, Charleston, Berlin, Roland Garros; RUNNER-UP (1): ‘s-Hertogenbosch: SEMIFINALIST (4):
Sydney, Australian Open, Antwerp, Amelia Island
• Began season as semifinalist in Sydney (losing to eventual winner Clijsters 62 63) and Australian Open, surviving
marathon 4r vs. Davenport in second longest match (in terms of total games played) played there from 4r on in the
Open Era, winning 75 57 97 before being halted by world No.2 V.Williams in SF; in Antwerp, reached SF, falling to
compatriot Clijsters 62 76(3) after trailing 5-2 second set; won title at Dubai as No.1 seed, d. No.3 seed Capriati in
SF and No.4 seed Seles in final; reached QF in Miami falling to Rubin; scored first ever-win over a world No.1
when she ended Serena Williams unbeaten 21-0 run in 2003 in the final of Charleston on April 13; fell in SF
Amelia Island as No.1 seed to Dementieva after holding a mp; joined Graf as only second player in Berlin
tournament’s history to retain the German Open title d. Mauresmo (saving sp in first set) and Clijsters (saving 3
mp in third set); as No.4 seed at Roland Garros, ended world No.1 S.Williams' bid for fifth straight Grand Slam title
in SF at Roland Garros en route to Roland Garros title, her first Grand Slam and 10th WTA Tour title; d.
countrywoman Clijsters in first-ever all-Belgian Grand Slam final; became 10th player to d. the world's No.1 and
No.2 players in a Grand Slam event (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)
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 10 WTA Tour singles titles and two doubles titles; holds one Grand Slam 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; 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
Molik Quick Facts
Age: 22 WTA Tour career singles titles: 1 WTA Tour career prize money: $667,674
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making her fifth consecutive main appearance; previously only advanced beyond 1r twice (2r in 2000-01)
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 10)
WINNER (1): Hobart; RUNNER-UP (1): Sarasota, Budapest; FOURTH ROUND (2): Miami
• Won her first WTA Tour title at Hobart d. Top 2 seeds, Srebotnik and Frazier en route; strained ankle tendon
during 1r Australian Open match vs. Tulyaganova and was off Tour for two months; returned to the Tour in Miami,
d. Schett, Hantuchova (first Top 10 win) and Likhovtseva before falling to Dokic; qualified for Sarasota d. strong
clay court players Schett, Martinez, C.Fernandez and Majoli before falling to Myskina; also reached final in
Budapest on clay before falling to Serna in three tight sets; ended three-tournament 1r losing streak (Madrid,
Roland Garros and Birmingham) by advancing to 3r here
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of one WTA Tour singles title and in doubles reached Hobart final in 2000 (w/Clijsters); reached 3r of US
Open in 2001, d. world No.15 Maleeva; represented Australia in Fed Cup 1999-2003 and at the 2000 Olympics;
led Australia into 2003 Hopman Cup final by winning her group matches over Hantuchova, Farina Elia and
Bedanova
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.46 (18-24 February 2002)
• Coached by David Taylor
(4) VENUS WILLIAMS (USA #4) vs. NADIA PETROVA (RUS #27)
Head-to-Head: V.Williams leads 2-0
Last Meeting: 2002 Gold Coast (Hard/Outdoors), SF, Williams won 76(1) 65 ret (with right shoulder muscle injury)
V.Williams Quick Facts
Age: 23 WTA Tour career singles titles: 29 WTA Tour career prize money: $12,514,144
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making her seventh consecutive appearance here; two-time former champion, winning the Ladies’ Singles title in
2000 (d. world No.1 Hingis in QF, No.8 S.Williams in SF and No.2 Davenport in final) and 2001 (d. Henin in final);
reached third straight final in 2002, falling to S.Williams; also a quarterfinalist in 1998 (l. to Novotna) and 1999 (l.
to Graf)
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 5)
WINNER (1): Antwerp; RUNNER-UP (2): Australian Open, Warsaw; FOURTH ROUND (2): Miami, Roland Garros
• Started season by reaching first Australian Open final (ninth Grand Slam final overall and fourth in succession),
first time in five meetings to take a set off sister Serena before losing 76, 36, 64; followed up with successful title
defense in Antwerp, dropping just 18 games in four matches, d. world No.5 Hantuchova in SF and No.3 Clijsters in
final to win her first title in six months; upset in 4r of Miami by world No.22 Shaughnessy in straight sets;
represented USA in Fed Cup World Group 1r vs. Czech Republic, winning both singles rubbers (d. Bedanova and
Benesova) and teamed with sister Serena to win doubles rubber over Bedanova/Birnerova; reached final of
Warsaw coming from a 26, 03 deficit to d. Schiavone in QF; in final vs. Mauresmo, saved two set points to win first
set tiebreak only to lose next nine games in a row before retiring with a strained abdominal muscle; at Roland
Garros, suffered earliest Grand Slam exit since 2001 Roland Garros (1r), falling in 4r to Zvonareva; on 9 June,
slipped to No.4, her lowest ranking since November 2001
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 29 WTA Tour singles titles, including four Grand Slams (2000-2001 Wimbledon and US Open crowns),
an Olympic gold medal (2000 Sydney) and five Tier I titles (fifth among active players); winner of six Grand Slam
women’s doubles titles (all w/Serena, most recently at 2003 Australian Open) and two mixed doubles majors; a
member of the US Olympic Team in 2000 and the US Fed Cup Team 1999 and 2003
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.1 for 11 weeks (25 February – 17 March, 22 April – 19 May, 10 June – 7 July 2002)
• Coached by father, Richard Williams, and mother, Oracene Price; trainer is Kerrie Brooks
Petrova Quick Facts
Age: 21 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $1,009,012
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making her fourth appearance at Wimbledon; didn’t play in 2002 due to a left foot injury; qualified in 1999,
reaching 2r; reached 2r in 2000 upsetting Dementieva; fourth round showing in 2001 d. No.16 seed Farina-Elia
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 11)
SEMIFINALIST (2): Roland Garros, ’s-Hertogenbosch; THIRD ROUND (2): Australian Open, Rome
• Started season by qualifying for Gold Coast, reaching 2r before falling to No.4-seeded compatriot Bovina in 3s;
after withdrawing from Canberra with right shoulder strain, reached 3r at Australian Open for second time, d.
No.21 seed Sugiyama in 2r before falling to No.12 seed Schnyder in 3s; after losing 1r at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] to
Krasnoroutskaya in 3s, failed to qualify for Indian Wells and Miami; qualified for Sarasota, d. Likhovtseva 1r before
retiring against eventual champion Myskina at opening of third set with right ankle sprain; retired in 2r of Amelia
Island qualifying with same injury; in Berlin, reached 2r before falling to No.12 seed Daniilidou in 3s; in Rome,
reached 3r (when Seles retired) and stretched No.5 seed Capriati 75 63; had best WTA Tour result at Roland
Garros, d. former world No.1s and Roland Garros champions Seles and Capriati en route to best Grand Slam
appearance, l. SF to Clijsters after holding set point in first set; at ’s-Hertogenbosch, passed $1m mark in career
earnings in reaching SF (d. Dementieva) and led No.2 seed Henin-Hardenne 75 41 before falling in 3s
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of four ITF Women’s Circuit singles titles (one in 1997 and three in 1998); reached career-first Grand Slam
round of 16s at 2001 Roland Garros and Wimbledon; three times a WTA Tour semifinalist, at 2001 Amelia Island
(l. to world No.10 Coetzer in 3s), 2002 Gold Coast (l. to V.Williams), and 2003 Roland Garros; winner of three
Tour doubles titles – 2001 ’s-Hertogenbosch (w/Dragomir Ilie) and Linz (w/Dokic) and 2002 Linz (w/Dokic); a
member of the Russian Fed Cup Team in 2001
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.27 (23 June 2003 – present)
• Coached by Glen Schaap
(5) LINDSAY DAVENPORT (USA #5) vs. CARA BLACK (ZIM #59)
Head-to-Head: First meeting
Davenport Quick Facts
Age: 26 WTA Tour career singles titles: 38 WTA Tour career prize money: $15,612,175
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Tenth appearance here; champion of 1999 without loss of a set, d. Graf in final; runner-up in 2000 to V.Williams;
missed 2002 due to right knee injury; semifinalist in 2001 and quarterfinalist in 1994 and 1998
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 10)
WINNER (1): Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; RUNNER-UP (3): Sydney, Indian Wells, Amelia Island; SEMIFINALIST (1): Charleston
• Reached Sydney final (exactly one year after undergoing right knee arthroscopic surgery) d. No.4 seed
Hantuchova in third-set tiebreak 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 round match to eventual
champion Sugiyama; runner-up at Indian Wells, d. No.2 seed Capriati in 3s before l. to No.1 seed Clijsters;
reached 4r at Miami, ret. 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 the 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.
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 5-1, 15-40 on serve, saving 5 mp before holding 3 mp of her own at 6-5; in doubles, winner of three
titles (all w/Raymond) at Indian Wells, Amelia Island and Eastbourne
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 38 career 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 32 doubles titles, including three
Grand Slams; has been ranked No.1 in the world in both singles (38 weeks in total) and doubles (32 weeks); No.1
in singles and doubles concurrently during April and May 2000; 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 (12 October 1998 – 7 February 1999; 5 July – 8 August 1999; 3 April – 7 May, 15-21 May
2000; 5 November 2001 – 13 January 2002)
• Has been working with Adam Peterson since mid-March
Black Quick Facts
Age: 24 WTA Tour career singles titles: 1 WTA Tour career prize money: $1,704,516
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Sixth appearance here; equals best result by reaching 3r (in 1998 as a qualifier, upsetting No.13 seed Schnyder);
fell in 1r last two years
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 14)
QUARTERFINALIST (1): Madrid; THIRD ROUND (2): Indian Wells, Berlin
• Started at Auckland, upsetting No.7 seed Husarova in 1r, l. in 2r to Granville; passed 1r only once (at Scottsdale)
before reaching 3r of Indian Wells (d. No.11 seed Pistolesi); fell 1r of Charleston and Amelia Island before
qualifying and reaching 3r at Rome, l. to eventual champion Clijsters; quarterfinalist in Madrid, d. No.3 seed
Martinez before falling to Tulyaganova; reached 2r at Roland Garros before falling to No.8 seed Rubin; fell in 1r of
Birmingham and 2r of ’s-Hertogenbosch last week
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of one WTA Tour title at 2002 Hawaii; runner-up at 2002 Auckland; winner of 11 WTA Tour doubles titles;
runner-up in doubles 14 times, including 2001 and 2002 season-ending Championships and 2002 US Open, all
w/Likhovtseva; won mixed doubles title at 2002 Roland Garros (w/ W.Black); member of 2002 Zimbabwe Olympic
Team
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.31 (15-28 March 1999)
• Coached by Brett Stevens
(7) CHANDA RUBIN (USA #7) vs. SILVIA FARINA ELIA (ITA #25)
Head-to-Head: Rubin leads 3-1
Last Meeting: 2002 Eastbourne (Grass/Outdoors), QF, Rubin won 61 60
Rubin Quick Facts
Age: 27 WTA Tour career singles titles: 7 WTA Tour career prize money: $3,755,789
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Eleventh appearance here; achieved first 4r finish in 2002 (l. to eventual champion S.Williams), having only
reached 3r on two prior occasions
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 11)
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)
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of seven WTA Tour singles titles, most recently in Madrid and including two biggest 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 and 2000 Roland Garros; has qualified for Tour
Championships in singles three times (1995, 2000 and 2002); a member of the US Fed Cup team 1995-97, 1999
and the US Olympic team in 1996; in doubles, winner of 10 titles, including one Grand Slam at 1996 Australian
Open (w/Sánchez-Vicario)
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.6 (8 April – 9 June 1996)
• Coached by Benny Sims since May 1998
Farina Elia Quick Facts
Age: 31 WTA Tour career singles titles: 3 WTA Tour career prize money: $2,682,030
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making her 12th consecutive appearance here; equals her best result of reaching 3r (2001-02)
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 15)
WINNER (1): Strasbourg; SEMIFINALIST (1): Eastbourne; QUARTERFINALIST (2): Memphis, Vienna
• 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 (after 1r bye), falling to Dechy in 3s, the start of a four-match losing streak, fell in 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 in Berlin (l. to
Serna) and 1r in 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 last week, upsetting No.1 seed and world No.5 Davenport
for first time in six meetings (saving 3 mp) before falling to C.Martinez
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of three WTA Tour singles titles, at 2001, 2002, and 2003 Strasbourg; before winning first title in 2001,
was runner-up in first 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 the season-ending
Championships in singles; a member of the Italian Fed Cup Team 1993-95, 1997-2000 and 2002; a member of
the 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
(8) JENNIFER CAPRIATI (USA #8) vs. AKIKO MORIGAMI (JPN #90)
Head-to-Head: First meeting
Capriati Quick Facts
Age: 27 WTA Tour career singles titles: 13 WTA Tour career prize money: $7,485,717
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Tenth appearance here; reached SF 10 years apart, in 1991 (d. nine-time defending champion Navratilova in QF;
l. to Sabatini) and 2001 (l. to Henin in 3s); quarterfinalist in 1992, 1993 and 2002
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 10)
RUNNER-UP (1): Miami; SEMIFINALIST (4): Dubai, Indian Wells, Amelia Island, Berlin; QUARTERFINALIST (1): Rome
• Started season with consecutive opening round 3s losses in Sydney (l. to Panova) and Australian Open (to
Weingärtner) – becoming the first defending champion to lose in 1r; withdrew from Tokyo [Pan Pacific] citing the
need to recover from recent eye surgery to remove sunspots; 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 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 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)
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 13 Tour singles titles (incl. three Grand Slams at 2001 Australian and Roland Garross and 2002
Australian Open) and one doubles title (1991 Rome w/Seles); had best year of her career in 2001, winning first
Grand Slams and reaching No.1 for the first time on 15 October, finishing season at No.2; named 2001 ITF
Women’s Singles World Champion; singles gold medallist at 1992 Barcelona Olympics; in 1990 as a 14-year-old,
became youngest player to reach a Grand Slam SF (at Roland Garros), win a singles title (Puerto Rico) and reach
the Top 10; a member of the US Fed Cup Team 1990-91, 1996 and 2000 and the US Olympic Team in 1992
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.1 for 17 weeks (15 October – 4 November 2001; 14 January – 24 February, 18 March – 21 April, 20 May – 9
June 2002)
• Coached by her father, Stefano Capriati; also here with mother Denise, brother Steven and trainer Lisa Austin
Morigami Quick Facts
Age: 23 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $180,074
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making her Wimbledon main draw debut; fell in 2r of qualifying in 2002; playing only third Grand Slam main draw
(2003 Australian and Roland Garros)
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 15)
WINNER (1): ITF/Dothan-USA; SEMIFINALIST (2): Hyderabad, ITF/Gifu-JPN
• After reaching final qualifying round in Sydney, played first Grand Slam main draw at Australian Open, reaching
2r; after failing to qualify for Tokyo [Pan Pacific], reached first WTA Tour SF at Hyderabad, d. No.1 seed and world
No.28 C. Fernandez en route for career-best win; fell 1r Memphis, Indian Wells, before qualifying for Amelia Island
(reaching 2r falling to No.4 seed Hantuchova); won her fifth career ITF Women’s Circuit event at ITF/Dothan, ALUSA
and was a semifinalist at ITF/Gifu-JPN; ended three-match losing streak in main draws (Madrid, Roland
Garros and Birmingham) by reaching 3r here
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of five ITF Women’s Circuit events between 2000-03; best Tour results include SF of singles at 2003
Hyderabad and Amelia Island doubles (w/Jidkova), both this year; won 24 of 39 singles matches in 2003 coming
into 3r match at Wimbledon
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.87 (12-17 May 2003)
• Coached by Takesumi Sato
(10) ANASTASIA MYSKINA (RUS #10) vs. (18) CONCHITA MARTINEZ (ESP #13)
Head-to-Head: Myskina leads 1-0
Last Meeting: 2002 New Haven (Hard/Outdoors), 1r, Myskina won 61 64
Myskina Quick Facts
Age: 21 WTA Tour career singles titles: 4 WTA Tour career prize money: $1,133,573
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making her fourth consecutive appearance in this event; beaten in 3r in 2000 and 2002 and 2r in 2001
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 13)
WINNER (2): Doha, Sarasota; QUARTERFINALIST (4): Australian Open, Dubai, Rome, Strasbourg
• 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 (l. 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
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 and 2003
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.10 (17-23 February, 7-20 April, 5-11 May, 25 May 2003 – present)
• Coached by Jens Gerlach
Martinez Quick Facts
Age: 31 WTA Tour career singles titles: 32 WTA Tour career prize money: $10,465,261
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making her 12th consecutive appearance here; won her lone Grand Slam title here in 1994, d. No.4 seed and
former nine-time champion Navratilova in final in 3s; semifinalist in 1993 and 1995 and quarterfinalist in 2001
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 12)
RUNNER-UP: Eastbourne; SEMIFINALIST: 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 last week
upsetting No.4 seed Hantuchova before falling to defending champion Rubin in 3s; 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
(11) JELENA DOKIC (YUG #12) vs. (WC) MARIA SHARAPOVA (RUS #91)
Head-to-Head: First meeting
Dokic Quick Facts
Age: 20 WTA Tour career singles titles: 5 WTA Tour career prize money: $2,962,253
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Fifth consecutive appearance here; reached career-first Grand Slam SF here in 2000 (l. to Davenport); in 1999, as
qualifier ranked No.129, scored Open Era's biggest upset, d. world No.1 Hingis 62 60 in 1r en route to QF, making
her the lowest-ranked player to defeat the No.1 seed in a Grand Slam; the win came in Dokic's fifth career Grand
Slam match, making her the fastest to defeat a No.1 player in a Grand Slam; reached 4r in 2001 (l. to No.3
Davenport) and 2002 (l. to Hantuchova)
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 16)
SEMIFINALIST (1): Warsaw; QUARTERFINALIST (5): Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Paris [Indoors], Miami, Charleston, Vienna
• 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
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 at Vienna in June 2003
Sharapova Quick Facts
Age: 16 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $69,883
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making her debut at Wimbledon and third consecutive career Grand Slam event
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 8)
WINNER (1): ITF/Sea Island-USA; SEMIFINALIST (1): Birmingham
• Qualified for the Australian Open and lost 1r to Koukalova; received wildcards into main draw of Indian Wells and
Miami, l. 1r both times; qualified for Charleston and lost to Matevzic in 3s; won ITF/Sea Island, GA-USA, receiving
a walkover from Kournikova in SF; also qualified for Roland Garros, l. 1r; ranked No.125, qualified for fourth WTA
Tour event of 2003 at Birmingham, reaching SF, d. seeds No.11 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
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.88 (16-22 June 2003)
• Travels with her father and is currently working and traveling with Michael Baroch; also works with Robert
Lansdorp
(13) AI SUGIYAMA (JPN #14) vs. (22) NATHALIE DECHY (FRA #23)
Head-to-Head: Sugiyama leads 4-1
Last Meeting: 2003 Eastbourne (Grass/Outdoors), 2r, Dechy won 61 75
Sugiyama Quick Facts
Age: 27 WTA Tour career singles titles: 4 WTA Tour career prize money: $3,652,838
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Eleventh consecutive appearance here; best result was 4r finish in 1996; also reached 3r in 2001 and 2002
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 14)
WINNER (1): Scottsdale; SEMIFINALIST (1): Rome; QUARTERFINALIST (1): Antwerp
• 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 sp 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; reached 4r at Indian Wells, l. to Rubin in 3s; l. 3r at Miami to Taylor; l. 1r at
Sarasota (l. to 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, her best
ever, and highest since No.15 at end of 1998; fell 2r of Eastbourne last week to Dechy
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of four WTA Tour singles titles, most recently at 2003 Scottsdale, her first Tier II title; also won at 1997 and
1998 Japan Open 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 the Japanese Fed Cup
Team 1995-2000 and Japanese Olympic Team in 1996 and 2000
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.12 (9-15 June 2003)
• Coached by her mother, Fusako
Dechy Quick Facts
Age: 24 WTA Tour career singles titles: 1 WTA Tour career prize money: $1,535,292
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Eighth consecutive appearance at this event; best result was reaching 4r in 1999 – d. No.19 Schnyder; third time
in last four years to reach 3r
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 15)
WINNER: Gold Coast; SEMIFINALIST: Sarasota; QUARTERFINALIST (3): Antwerp, Scottsdale, Eastbourne
• Started season by winning career-first WTA Tour singles title at Gold Coast as No.2 seed, scoring comeback wins
over Pratt in 2r and Bovina in SF before beating Mikaelian in final in 3s; retired during 1r match in Canberra while
trailing Weingärtner 5-0 first set with left thigh strain; as No.16 seed (first time seeded in Top 16 at a Grand Slam),
fell in 3r of Australian Open to Daniilidou; at Paris Indoors, fell 1r to Sugiyama; reached QF at next two events,
Antwerp (l. to Hantuchova) and Scottsdale (l. to Stevenson); at Indian Wells, reached 4r where she was only
player to take a set from eventual winner Clijsters; fell to Dokic in 3r of Miami, eventual winner Myskina in SF of
Sarasota; stretched eventual winner Henin-Hardenne to 3s in Charleston 3r; fell to No.6 seed Seles in Amelia
Island 3r; reached 3r of Berlin (l. to Capriati) and Rome (l. to S.Williams); reached 3r at Roland Garros for fourth
time in past five years, falling to Davenport 63 75; as No.5 seed in Birmingham, fell in opening match to qualifier
and eventual semifinalist Sharapova; upset Sugiyama last week en route to QF at Eastbourne before falling to
Capriati
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of one WTA Tour singles title at 2003 Gold Coast (d. Mikaelian in final; see above); runner-up at two
previous WTA Tour singles events – 2000 Oklahoma City and Estoril; has reached another nine SF and 15 QF
and finished the past five seasons ranked inside the Top 50; best Grand Slam results have been 4r finishes at
1998 US Open and 1999 Wimbledon; a member of the French Fed Cup Team 2000-02 and the French Olympic
Team in 2000
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.18 (13-27 January 2003)
• Coached by Georges Goven and travels with her boyfriend, Antoine
(15) ELENA DEMENTIEVA (RUS #16) vs. (Q) ANIKO KAPROS (HUN #204)
Head-to-Head: First meeting
Dementieva Quick Facts
Age: 21 WTA Tour career singles titles: 1 WTA Tour career prize money: $2,428,967
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making her fifth appearance here; qualified in debut appearance in 1999 falling to Van Roost 1r in 3s; fell in 1r
2000; reached 3r in 2001 and 4r 2002 (falling to Henin-Hardenne 76(4) 76(5))
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 15)
WINNER (1): Amelia Island; SEMIFINALIST (1): Paris Indoors; QUARTERFINALIST (3): Tokyo [Pan Pacific],
Sarasota, Birmingham
• After opening round losses in Sydney and Australian Open, won first match of season in Tokyo [Pan Pacific] over
Shaughnessy en route to QF appearance before falling to No.4 seed Rubin in 3s; in Paris reached the SF
defeating No.2 seed Hantuchova in the QF (first Top 5 win since No.1 Hingis at Moscow 2001) before falling to
No.3 seed Mauresmo; upset 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 No.6 seed Dokic in 3s; won her first Tour singles title (at the 92nd attempt) at Amelia Island d.
No.8 seed Coetzer, No.4 Hantuchova, No.1 Henin-Hardenne (saving 1 mp) and No.2 Davenport; lowest seed (at
No.10) to win in tournament’s 24 year history; ranking vaulted from No.21 to No.13 after that win; 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; reached QF last week in
‘s-Hertogenbosch, falling to fellow Russian Petrova in 3s
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of one WTA Tour singles title (2003 Amelia Island) 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. No.2 and defending champion
Davenport and Clijsters en route; 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
Kapros Quick Facts
Age: 19 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $140,955
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making her Wimbledon main draw debut; fell in 2r of qualifying in 2001 and 1r of qualifying in 2002
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 10)
SECOND ROUND (1): ITF/Marseille-FRA
• Came into Wimbledon with 5/10 win/loss record, playing only one Tour main draw match; 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
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Two-time WTA Tour singles semifinalist at 2001 Budapest and Casablanc 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
event; 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
(16) VERA ZVONAREVA (RUS #17) vs. IRODA TULYAGANOVA (UZB #41)
Head-to-Head: First meeting
Zvonareva Quick Facts
Age: 18 WTA Tour career singles titles: 1 WTA Tour career prize money: $445,955
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making her second appearance here; fell in 2r last year to No.23 seed Majoli
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 14)
WINNER (1): Bol; SEMIFINALIST (1): Strasbourg; QUARTERFINALIST (5): Auckland, Hobart, Indian Wells, Charleston,
Berlin
• Began season by reaching QF in Auckland defeating 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; Lost 1r at the 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 before 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 the QF d. en route No.9 seed Myskina and No.12 seed Daniilidou
before falling to eventual champion Henin-Hardenne; in Strasbourg, reached SF, falling to Sprem 75 third set
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of one WTA Tour singles title at 2003 Bol (see above); breakthrough year in 2002, qualifying for Bol, d.
No.8 seed Srebotnik en route to first Tour QF; reached first SF the following week in Warsaw; qualified and
reached 4r at Roland Garros in Grand Slam debut, extending eventual champion S.Williams to 3s; reached first
final at Palmero, falling in three-hour final to Diaz-Oliva; also reached Sopot SF, upsetting No.7 seed Matevzic en
route; reached 3r at US Open, taking first set from Clijsters before falling; has won three ITF Women’s Circuit
singles titles and the Orange Bowl Under 18s in 2000 and 2001
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.16 (16-22 June 2003)
• Coached by Julia Kashevarova
Tulyaganova Quick Facts
Age: 21 WTA Tour career singles titles: 3 WTA Tour career prize money: $826,108
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making her third straight appearance here; equals best result of reaching 3r (in 2001)
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 15)
RUNNER-UP (1): Hyderabad; SEMIFINALIST (1): Madrid; QUARTERFINALIST (3): Dubai, Berlin, ’s-Hertogenbosch
• Started season with her lowest ranking in 18 months (No.57) and but showed her improved form in stretching
former champion and No.9 seed Davenport 67, 64, 75 in 2r of Australian Open; followed up with her sixth Tour
singles final in Hyderabad, India; quarterfinalist in Dubai, d. No.7 seed Maleeva before falling to No.4 seed Seles;
4r finish in Miami, d. No.16 seed Bovina falling to No.1 S.Williams; in Berlin, d. No.11 Dokic 76 third set to reach
her first Tier I QF before falling to Mauresmo 76(5) 64; fell 1r of Rome to No.14 seed Coetzer in 3s; reached ninth
WTA Tour singles SF at Madrid, l. to eventual champion Rubin; fell to No.6 Davenport in 2r of Roland Garros;
reached QF at ’s-Hertogenbosch last week
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of three WTA Tour singles titles; won first singles title in 2000 in hometown of Tashkent (ranked No.166) in
only third main draw Tour event; in 2001, won two singles titles (Vienna and Knokke-Heist), recorded second
fastest serve on Tour at 191 km/h; d. Top 10 players Clijsters and Henin and finished season at No.20
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.16 (17-23 June 2002)
• Working with Demetri Tomaschevich
(23) LISA RAYMOND (USA #24) vs. MARY PIERCE (FRA #86)
Head-to-Head: Pierce leads 1-0
Last Meeting: 2000 US Open (Hard/Outdoors), 3r, Pierce won 64 76(5)
Raymond Quick Facts
Age: 29 WTA Tour career singles titles: 4 WTA Tour career prize money: $4,822,779
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making her 11th consecutive appearance here; best result was reaching QF in 2000 and 4r on four other
occasions; doubles champion here (w/Stubbs) in 2001
2003 TO DATE (Events played - 10)
WINNER (1): Memphis; SEMIFINALIST (1): Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; QUARTERFINALIST (1): Amelia Island
• Started season by qualifying for Sydney and reaching 2r (l. to Davenport); also reached 2r at Australian Open as
No.27 seed, upset by Barna; rebounded at Tokyo [Pan Pacific], d. world No.25 Suárez, No.14 Maleeva and No.8
Dokic en route to SF (her fourth career Tier I SF and first since 1999 Moscow), where she fell in 3s to eventual
champion Davenport, with whom she also reached doubles final; continued strong form to successfully defend
Memphis title as No.2 seed, d. Coetzer in final; after failing to win consecutive matches in next three events,
reached Amelia Island QF, d. No.11 Dokic for second time this season (l. to Capriati); upset in 2r of Roland Garros
by Pennetta; d. in 3r of Birmingham by No.10 seed Tanasugarn and fell 1r of Eastbourne last week to Birmingham
winner Maleeva in 3s; winner of three doubles titles in 2003 w/ Davenport (Indian Wells, Amelia Island and
Eastbourne)
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of four WTA Tour singles titles, most recently at 2003 Memphis, successfully defending the title she won in
2002 (d. Stevenson in final after saving 5 mp); also a quarterfinalist at 2000 Wimbledon; in doubles, winner of 38
Tour titles, including Grand Slams at 2000 Australian Open and 2001 Wimbledon and US Open (all w/Stubbs);
has qualified for season-ending Championships in doubles seven times, winning title in 2001 (w/Stubbs); member
of US Fed Cup team in 1997-98, 2000 and 2002; ranked doubles world No.1 during 2000, 2001 and 2002 (a total
of 67 weeks); has finished the past 11 seasons ranked inside the Top 100 in singles and the past nine in the Top
50
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.15 (20-26 October 1997)
• Coached by Andy Brandi
Pierce Quick Facts
Age: 28 WTA Tour career singles titles: 15 WTA Tour career prize money: $6,538,180
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making eighth appearance; best result was QF finish in 1996, l. to Date in 3s; reached 4r two times, 1997 and
1999; reached 4r in 2002, d. No.8 seed Testud in 2r, l. to Granville in 3s
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 9)
QUARTERFINALIST (2): Hyderabad, Charleston
• 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
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 15 WTA Tour singles titles, including Grand Slams at 1995 Australian Open (d. Top 2 seeds Martinez
and Sánchez-Vicario en route) and 2000 Roland Garros (d. world No.1 Hingis, No.3 Seles and No.4 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
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2003 WIMBLEDON
THE LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
DAY FIVE MEN’S NOTES
Friday 27 June 2003
Third Round Top Half


Show court matches

CENTRE COURT: No. 5 Andy Roddick (USA) v No. 25 Tommy Robredo (ESP)
No. 4 Roger Federer (SUI) v Mardy Fish (USA)

COURT 1: No. 12 Paradorn Srichaphan (THA) v Rafael Nadal (ESP)

COURT 2: No. 9 Rainer Schuettler (GER) v Todd Martin (USA)

COURT 3: Jonas Bjorkman (SWE) v Justin Gimelstob (USA)

COURT 13: (Q) Ivo Karlovic (CRO) v Max Mirnyi (BLR)

COURT 14: Flavio Saretta (BRA) v Feliciano Lopez (ESP)

COURT 18: No. 8 Sjeng Schalken (NED) v (LL) Victor Hanescu (ROM)


On court today…

• Rafael Nadal bids to become the second youngest player, after Bjorn Borg in 1973, to reach the men’s singles round of 16 here in the Open Era. He takes on No. 12 seed Paradorn Srichaphan, also looking for his first Grand Slam round of 16 appearance.

• Likewise, Justin Gimelstob looks to reach his first Grand Slam round of 16 against Jonas Bjorkman, winner of two career titles on grass.

• Queen’s champion Andy Roddick bids for his first Wimbledon round of 16 appearance against Tommy Robredo, whom he has beaten in all four previous meetings.

• ’s-Hertogenbosch champion Sjeng Schalken meets Victor Hanescu, making his grass court debut at this Wimbledon.

• A clash of two players in form on grass: Halle champion Roger Federer versus rising American Mardy Fish, runner-up last week at Nottingham.

• Arguably the tallest-ever match-up at Wimbledon, with qualifier Ivo Karlovic, 6’ 10”, taking on the 6’ 5” Max Mirnyi.


CENTRE COURT

NO. 5 ANDY RODDICK (USA) v NO. 25 TOMMY ROBREDO (ESP)

Head-to-head: Roddick leads 4-0
2001 US Open Hard (O) R16 Roddick 62 62 64
2002 Davis Cup WG QF Grass (O) R1 Roddick 63 75 76
2002 TMS Rome Clay (O) QF Roddick 64 76
2003 Sydney Hard (O) R32 Roddick 62 62

Robredo has yet to win a match against Roddick in four previous played, including a victory on grass in the 2002 USA v Spain Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal tie in Houston. Robredo, who turned 21 on 1 May, is the older of the pair by just under four months – Roddick will be 21 on 30 August.

Roddick v Robredo

20 Age 21
6 Entry Ranking 21
7 Titles 1
22-10 Career Grand Slam Record 18-10
6-2 Wimbledon Record 3-2
134-54 Career Record 100-65
16-5 Career Record – Grass 11-6
32-11 2003 Record 26-15
7-0 2003 Record – Grass 4-1
3-2 Career Five-Set Record 4-1
1 Comebacks from 0-2 down 1
55-36 Career Tie-break Record 41-28
13-8 2003 Tie-break Record 10-6

• Roddick defeated Davide Sanguinetti 62 63 63 in the first round and Greg Rusedski 76 76 75 in the second round, extending his match-winning streak to seven matches. His defeat of Rusedski avenged his third round defeat by the Brit here last year.

• Roddick is competing at Wimbledon for the third straight year and today is bidding for his first round of 16 appearance. On both previous years he reached the third round. In 2001, he defeated Thomas Johansson 76 61 46 76 in the second round then lost to eventual champion Goran Ivanisevic 76 75 36 63; in 2002, he defeated Alberto Martin 61 62 62 in the second round falling to Greg Rusedski 63 64 62.

• Roddick’s warm-up to 2003 Wimbledon went well – he won his first grass court title at Queen’s just over a week ago. He defeated Rusedski and Taylor Dent in the third round and quarterfinals, then defeated Andre Agassi 61 67 76 in the semis and Sebastien Grosjean 63 63 in the final.

• At Queen’s, Rusedski equalled the record for the fastest recorded serve of 149 mph/239.7 kmh, first set by Greg Rusedski at 1998 Indian Wells. Roddick achieved this in his semifinal defeat of Andre Agassi. Below are the fastest recorded servers since 1991.

Player Their fastest serve speed Tournament
Greg Rusedski (GBR) 149 mph / 239.7 kmh 1998 Indian Wells
Andy Roddick (USA) 149 mph / 239.7 kmh 2003 Queen’s
Taylor Dent (USA) 144 mph / 232 kmh 2001 Wimbledon
Mark Philippoussis (AUS) 142.3 mph / 229 kmh 1997 Dusseldorf
Julian Alonso (ESP) 140 mph / 225.3 kmh 1997 Long Island
Richard Krajicek (NED) 139 mph / 223.7 kmh 1997 US Open

• Roddick is one of 18 men who started in the draw here to have won at least one grass court title in their careers.

• Since 1985, only two players, Pete Sampras, in 1995 and 1999, and Lleyton Hewitt, in 2002, have won both a pre-Wimbledon grass court title (in all cases Queen’s Club) and Wimbledon itself in the same year. [For further details see page 8 of the Preview.]

• Roddick has claimed two titles in 2003, having also won on clay at St Polten, defeating Nikolay Davydenko 63 62 in the final. He was also runner-up at at Memphis (losing to Taylor Dent 61 64) and at Houston (losing in the final to Andre Agassi 36 63 64).

• Roddick had his best Grand Slam result to date at the 2003 Australian Open, where he reached the semifinals in sensational circumstances. In the quarterfinals he defeated Younes El Aynaoui 46 76 46 64 21-19: the match lasted five hours and contained the longest fifth set, in number of games, in all-time Grand Slam men’s singles history. The match’s 83 games in total made it the joint-longest men’s singles match in a Grand Slam since the introduction of the tiebreak. Roddick lost in the semifinals to Rainer Schuettler 75 26 63 63.

• Robredo defeated Jose Acasuso 36 63 76 64 in the first round and Brian Vahaly 64 64 62 in the second.

• This is Robredo’s first appearance in the Wimbledon third round. On his debut in 2001, he defeated Harel Levy in the opening round but lost to Sargis Sargsian 62 64 36 61 in the second round. Last year, he lost in the opening round to Ramon Sluiter 61 64 64.

• Robredo reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal recently at Roland Garros with an impressive run. He upset two Grand Slam champions, No. 1 seed Lleyton Hewitt 46 16 63 62 63 in the third round then three-times Roland Garros winner Gustavo Kuerten 64 16 76 64 in the round of 16. In his quarterfinal match with defending champion Albert Costa, Robredo held a two-set lead before losing 26 36 64 75 62. It was his first loss in five five-set matches played.

• In preparation for 2003 Wimbledon, Robredo played at ’s-Hertogenbosch, reaching the quarterfinals before losing to eventual champion Sjeng Schalken 75 64.

• Robredo has played five professional grass court tournaments in his career ahead of 2003 Wimbledon, and has reached two semifinals on the surface, at 2001 ’s-Hertogenbosch (losing to Guillermo Canas 75 64) and again at 2002 ’s-Hertogenbosch (losing to eventual champion Sjeng Schalken 63 63).

• Robredo also played in Spain’s 2001 Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal tie with the United States, held in Houston on grass. He lost the opening rubber to Roddick 63 75 76 as stated above, and led a dead fifth rubber against James Blake 61 54 when the match was abandoned due to rain. USA won the tie 3-1.

• Robredo’s best performance of the year is reaching the quarterfinals of Roland Garros. He has also had two semifinal finishes, at Dubai and Estoril, and a quarterfinal finish at 64-draw Barcelona.


NO. 4 ROGER FEDERER (SUI) v MARDY FISH (USA)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Federer v Fish

21 Age 21
5 Entry Ranking 45
8 Titles 0
31-16 Career Grand Slam Record 6-7
6-4 Wimbledon Record 2-1
207-105 Career Record 41-37
23-11 Career Record – Grass 12-7
45-9 2003 Record 22-14
7-0 2003 Record – Grass 6-2
6-5 Career Five-Set Record 1-2
2 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
80-65 Career Tie-break Record 16-18
10-8 2003 Tie-break Record 10-8

• 2003 Halle champion Federer defeated defeated Hyung-Taik Lee 63 63 76 in the first round. Federer then defeated Austria’s Stefan Koubek 75 61 61 in the second round on Wednesday on Centre Court, having rallied from 2-5 down in the first set. Koubek, a friend of Federer, had a set point when Federer served at 4-5. Federer’s win was his seventh consecutive grass court victory this year after his win in Halle; he has yet to lose on grass in 2003.

• Federer is playing his fifth straight Wimbledon and at No. 4 has his highest Grand Slam seeding. He was upset in the opening round last year by qualifier Mario Ancic 63 76 63, and in fact has lost in the first round in three of his four previous appearances.

• In 2001, Federer had his only Wimbledon match wins prior to this year, and reached the quarterfinals in spectacular style. In the round of 16 he defeated defending champion Pete Sampras 76 57 64 67 75 to end the American's 31-match winning streak at Wimbledon, then lost to Tim Henman 75 76 26 76.

• Federer has arrived here fresh from his first grass court title at Halle just over a week ago. He defeated Mikhail Youzhny 46 76 62 in the semifinals and Nicolas Kiefer 61 63 in the final.

• Since 1985, only two players, Pete Sampras, in 1995 and 1999, and Lleyton Hewitt, in 2002, have won both a pre-Wimbledon grass court title (in all cases Queen’s) and Wimbledon itself in the same year. [For more details see page 8 of the Preview.]

• Federer is enjoying the best year of his career, winning four titles to bring his career total to eight. He won on hard indoor court at Marseille (defeating Jonas Bjorkman 62 76), on hard outdoor court at Dubai (defeating Jiri Novak 61 76) and on clay at Munich (defeating Jarkko Nieminen 61 64) before his victory at Halle.

• Federer’s 2003 Grand Slam events have been less impressive. He reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open, losing to David Nalbandian 64 36 61 16 63, and at Roland Garros was upset in the first round by Luis Horna 76 62 76. In fact, since reaching the quarterfinals at both Roland Garros and Wimbledon two years ago, Federer has failed to get beyond the round of 16 at a major, and has suffered three first-round exits.

• Fish won his second ever match at Wimbledon in the second round, defeating countryman Jan-Michael Gambill 64 64 61. It was also his first win against Gambill at the fourth attempt. Fish defeated No. 29 seed Gaston Gaudio 62 46 63 63 in the first round.

• Fish has played here just once before, as a lucky loser in 2001, losing in the first round to Nicolas Escude 62 63 62. He played the qualifying event again last year, but lost in the first round to Justin Bower of South Africa 64 75.

• This is Fish’s eighth Grand Slam event overall, and by reaching the third round here he has matched his best Grand Slam performance to date, achieved at this year’s Australian Open. In the second round there, Fish upset No. 5 seed Carlos Moya 36 76 64 46 62 in the first five-set match win of his career, then lost to Wayne Ferreira 26 36 61 64 60.

• Fish arrived at 2003 Wimbledon with the best Entry Ranking of his career, rising to No. 45 on Monday 23 June. He reached the final at Nottingham last week, breaking a run of three straight first round losses. At Nottingham, Fish defeated defending champion Jonas Bjorkman 67 63 64 in the semifinals then lost to Greg Rusedski 63 62.

• Fish reached his first career final at Delray Beach in March, losing to his previous opponent Gambill 60 76. He was also a quarterfinalist at Sydney, Memphis and Houston in addition to third round finishes at TMS Miami and the Australian Open, as described above.



COURT 1

NO. 12 PARADORN SRICHAPHAN (THA) v RAFAEL NADAL (ESP)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Srichaphan v Nadal

24 Age 17
11 Entry Ranking 76
3 Titles 0
10-14 Career Grand Slam Record 2-0
5-4 Wimbledon Record 2-0
114-86 Career Record 8-4
11-10 Career Record – Grass 2-0
21-15 2003 Record 7-3
3-2 2003 Record – Grass 2-0
11-3 Career Five-Set Record 0-0
1 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
42-44 Career Tie-break Record 0-1
5-4 2003 Tie-break Record 0-1

• Srichaphan has needed five sets to win both his matches. He defeated Dominik Hrbaty 63 64 46 36 63 in the first round, and saved two match points to defeat Olivier Mutis 46 16 76 75 75 in the second round. Mutis held two match points on his serve at 5-4 in the fourth set.

• Srichaphan’s victory over Mutis was his first ever win from two-sets-to-love down, and he now boasts an impressive 11-3 win-loss record in five-set matches.

• Srichaphan is looking to reach the fourth round at a Grand Slam event for the first time.

• Srichaphan is playing at Wimbledon for the fifth consecutive year. Last year he had his best result at the event, reaching the third round by upsetting No. 3 seed Andre Agassi 64 76 62 in the second round before losing to Richard Krajicek 76 64 62. The third round represents Srichaphan’s best finish at any Grand Slam, also achieved at 2002 Roland Garros.

• In preparation for Wimbledon, Srichaphan warmed up at Queen’s, receiving a bye in the first round and losing to Mario Ancic 63 63 in the second. He also reached the second round at ’s-Hertogenbosch, falling to Raemon Sluiter 75 64.

• One of last year’s most improved players (he climbed 94 Entry Ranking spots during 2002), Srichaphan has had a mixed 2003 season so far. He won his third career title at Chennai at the start of the year (defeating Karol Kucera 63 61 in the final), and advanced to the semis at TMS Miami (losing to Carlos Moya 64 62). However, between Miami and Wimbledon, Srichaphan did not win consecutive matches in tournament play (not including Davis Cup).

• Nadal has reached the third round on his Grand Slam debut. He defeated Mario Ancic 63 64 46 64 in the first round, and wild card Lee Childs 62 64 63 in the second round.

• Nadal, who turned 17 on 3 June, is the youngest player in the men’s singles draw. He is the youngest player to reach the third round since 16-year-old Boris Becker reached the third round in 1984, the year before his 1985 triumph.

• If Nadal defeats Srichaphan, he will be the second youngest player to reach the men’s singles round of 16 in the Open Era. Nadal will be 17 years 27 days when the round of 16 is played on Monday, three days older than Bjorn Borg, who was 17 years 24 days when he contested the round of 16 in 1973.

• Nadal was due to make his Grand Slam debut at 2003 Roland Garros, but withdrew with an elbow injury sustained in practice the week before. He tripped over the net and cracked his right elbow on the court.

• This is only Nadal’s second tournament on grass at any level. He competed at last year’s Wimbledon junior event, where he reached the semifinals, before losing to Lamine Ouahab 63 75.

• Nadal has enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2003, improving his Entry Ranking from No. 213 to No. 76 this week. He qualified at TMS Monte Carlo, where he defeated Roland Garros champion Albert Costa 75 63 in the second round, before losing in the third round to Guillermo Coria 76 62. He went on to qualify at TMS Hamburg, where he defeated his mentor Carlos Moya 75 64 in the second round, before losing in the third round to Gaston Gaudio 62 62.

• Following 2003 Monte Carlo, Nadal became the first 16-year-old to break into the top 100 on the ATP Entry Rankings since Michael Chang in 1988.

• Nadal also won the 2003 Barletta Challenger, defeating Albert Portas 62 76 in the final. He has reached four other challenger finals, at Hamburg, Cherbourg, Cagliari and Aix-En-Provence. His first round victory here over Ancic avenged his defeat in the Hamburg final.

• Nadal is the nephew of former Spanish international soccer player Miguel Angel Nadal.

COURT 2

NO. 9 RAINER SCHUETTLER (GER) v TODD MARTIN (USA)

Head-to-head: Schuettler leads 1-0
2000 Sydney Olympics Hard (O) R64 Schuettler 62 60

Schuettler v Martin

27 Age 32
8 Entry Ranking 102
2 Titles 8
26-19 Career Grand Slam Record 96-42
8-5 Wimbledon Record 32-10
170-153 Career Record 396-215
17-15 Career Record – Grass 59-20
33-16 2003 Record 11-7
3-1 2003 Record – Grass 3-0
3-1 Career Five-Set Record 21-13
1 Comebacks from 0-2 down 8
58-55 Career Tie-break Record 180-138
11-2 2003 Tie-break Record 4-6

• Schuettler has reached the third round at Wimbledon for the third time in six appearances here. He is looking to reach the round of 16 for the first time.

• Schuettler defeated Michel Kratochvil 63 64 67 75 in the first round, and Fabrice Santoro 62 63 63 in the second round.

• Schuettler previously reached the third round in 2000 (losing to eventual runner-up Patrick Rafter 62 76 63) and again last year (losing to Feliciano Lopez 36 76 64 64).

• Schuettler warmed up at Halle, losing in the second round to Radek Stepanek 64 67 63. He then played on clay at the Braunschweig Challenger last week, but gave a walkover to Albert Montanes in the second round because of a right foot injury.

• Schuettler is having the best year of his career. He was runner-up at the Australian Open, joining Boris Becker and Michael Stich as the only Germans to reach a Grand Slam tournament final in the Open Era. Schuettler defeated Andy Roddick 75 26 63 63 in the semifinals, then lost in the final to Andre Agassi 62 62 61. Schuettler also reached semifinals at Sydney and TMS Indian Wells, the quarterfinals at TMS Rome and the round of 16 at Roland Garros, where he lost to eventual runner-up Martin Verkerk 63 63 75.

• Martin upset No. 17 seed Gustavo Kuerten 76 64 64 in the second round. In the first round he came back from two-sets-to-one down to defeat Fernando Vicente 67 64 26 76 64 in his 34th career five-set match.

• Martin was forced to pull out of the pre-Wimbledon grass court event at Queen’s. He defeated Ricardo Mello 62 61 in the first round, but in the second round handed a walkover to Sjeng Schalken due to a torn pectoral muscle.

• This is Martin’s 11th Wimbledon. Since his debut in 1992, he has played every year except 1997. Of the 32 players through to the third round, only second seed Andre Agassi (13) has made a greater number of appearances.

• At 2002 Wimbledon, Martin reached the second round, losing to Arnaud Clement 63 64 76. Martin has twice been a semifinalist here, in 1994 and 1996. In 1994, he defeated Wayne Ferreira 63 62 36 57 75 in the quarterfinals then lost to Pete Sampras 64 64 36 63; in 1996, he defeated Tim Henman 76 76 64 in the quarterfinals then lost to MaliVai Washington 57 64 67 63 108, having had a 5-1 lead in the final set.

• Martin missed his first Grand Slam tournament in 14 events at this year’s Australian Open, awaiting the birth of his first child. His son, Jack, was born on 21 January.

• Since Martin’s first tournament of the year at San Jose in February, he has played sparingly, having also taken on a player-coach role at the United States Tennis Association.

• His stand-out result of 2003 is his quarterfinal finish at Miami, his best result there of his 13-year career. He defeated Andy Roddick and Radek Stepanek in the third and fourth rounds before losing to Paradorn Srichaphan 63 67 75.





COURT 3

JONAS BJORKMAN (SWE) v JUSTIN GIMELSTOB (USA)

Head-to-head: Gimelstob leads 1-0
1996 Scottsdale Hard (O) R16 Gimelstob 26 75 62

Bjorkman v Gimelstob

31 Age 26
79 Entry Ranking 96
5 Titles 0
62-38 Career Grand Slam Record 15-19
14-9 Wimbledon Record 6-4
324-253 Career Record 81-122
53-28 Career Record – Grass 14-23
15-12 2003 Record 6-10
5-2 2003 Record – Grass 2-2
19-11 Career Five-Set Record 7-3
1 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
94-90 Career Tie-break Record 40-52
6-4 2003 Tie-break Record 1-5

• Bjorkman defeated qualifier Petr Luxa 63 76 62 in the first round, then 1999 Wimbledon junior champion Jurgen Melzer 64 62 26 63 in the second round.

• This is Bjorkman’s 10th consecutive appearance at Wimbledon. Last year, arriving at the tournament as Nottingham champion, he was unfortunate in meeting eventual champion Lleyton Hewitt in the first round, losing 64 75 61. It was his first opening round exit here in five years.

• Bjorkman is bidding to reach the round of 16 at Wimbledon for the third time. The round of 16 represents Bjorkman’s best Wimbledon finish, last reached in 2000, when he lost to eventual champion Pete Sampras 63 62 75. Bjorkman also advanced to the round of 16 on his Wimbledon debut in 1994, losing to Wayne Ferreira 63 67 64 63.

• Bjorkman’s best Grand Slam result is a semifinal appearance at the 1997 US Open, where he defeated Petr Korda 76 62 10 ret. before losing to Greg Rusedski 61 36 36 63 75.

• Bjorkman missed out on the defence of his title at Nottingham last week. He advanced to the semifinals by walkover when Taylor Dent withdrew due to a back injury, then lost to Mardy Fish 67 63 64. Bjorkman reached the second round at Halle the week before, falling to Mikhail Youzhny 64 75.

• Bjorkman’s semifinal finish at Nottingham was his second-best result of the year, having had his season highlight at Marseille in February, where he reached the final. Bjorkman defeated Nicolas Escude in the semifinals, also by walkover when the Frenchman suffered a strained right hamstring, then fell to Roger Federer 62 76.

• Probably the biggest highlight of Bjorkman’s year so far was becoming a father for the first time in January, to son Max.

• Having won both 1998 and 2002 Nottingham, Bjorkman was one of five players starting in the draw to have won more than one grass court title. He and Schalken are the only two remaining.

Player Wimbledon Other Titles Total Grass
Lleyton Hewitt 1 4 5
Yevgeny Kafelnikov 3 3
Greg Rusedski 3 3
Jonas Bjorkman 2 2
Sjeng Schalken 2 2

• Gimelstob defeated Irakli Labadze 62 62 64 in the first round, and upset No. 15 seed Arnaud Clement 26 63 64 67 61 in the second round.

• Gimelstob has equalled his best Wimbledon showing. In his most recent appearance, in 2000, he reached the third round, defeating Michael Llodra 76 63 64 before losing to eventual champion Pete Sampras 26 64 62 62.

• Today Gimelstob is hoping to reach the last 16 of a Grand Slam event for the first time. He has lost three times at the third round stage of a major: the 1997 US Open, the 1999 US Open and 2000 Wimbledon.

• Gimelstob is playing Wimbledon for the fifth time, but is making his first appearance here for three years. He missed the 2001 event, and in 2002 was defeated in the final qualifying round by Frenchman Nicolas Thomann 64 46 57 63 1412.

• Gimelstob lost in the first round of the pre-Wimbledon grass court events at Queen’s (defeated by Ivo Karlovic 76 46 76) and Nottingham (defeated by Vladimir Voltchkov 61 75). Prior to Wimbledon, his last match win at tour level came at Delray Beach in March, when he defeated Alex Bogomolov 64 60 in the first round, losing in the second round to Jan-Michael Gambill 75 75.

• Gimelstob’s best result of 2003 came at San Jose, where he reached the semifinals before losing to Davide Sanguinetti 64 67 63. He also reached the final of the Dallas Challenger in February, falling to Simon Greul of Germany 63 76.

COURT 13

(Q) IVO KARLOVIC (CRO) v MAX MIRNYI (BLR)

Head-to-head: first meeting

This is arguably the tallest-ever match-up at Wimbledon, with 6’ 10” Karlovic taking on 6’ 5” Mirnyi.

Karlovic v Mirnyi

24 Age 25/26*
203 Entry Ranking 43
0 Titles 1
2-0 Career Grand Slam Record 17-16
2-0 Wimbledon Record 4-3
6-6 Career Record 132-124
3-2 Career Record – Grass 11-13
3-1 2003 Record 22-16
3-1 2003 Record – Grass 4-2
0-0 Career Five-Set Record 1-5
0 Comebacks from 0-2 down 1
5-3 Career Tie-break Record 80-64
4-1 2003 Tie-break Record 13-13

*Turns 26 on 6 July

• Karlovic defeated fellow qualifier Paul Baccanello 64 76 57 62 to reach the third round on his Grand Slam debut.

• Karlovic upset top seed and defending champion Lleyton Hewitt 16 76 63 64 in the first round. This is only the second occasion in the history of The Championships that the defending men’s champion has lost in the first round. (Manuel Santana, defending champion in 1967, lost in the first round to Charlie Pasarell 108 63 26 86.)

• In Wimbledon qualifying, Karlovic defeated Russian Dmitry Tursonov 76 75 in the first round, Argentine Juan-Pablo Guzman 63 67 86 in the second, and Italy’s Stefano Pescosolido 63 67 63 76 in the third to claim his place in the main draw.

• Including the qualifying event, Karlovic has now served 128 aces in his five matches.

• At 6’ 10” tall, Karlovic is the tallest player ever to compete at Wimbledon.

• Karlovic had previously tried to qualify for 10 Grand Slam tournaments without success, three times at Wimbledon, 2000-2002.

• This is only the fifth tour-level tournament of Karlovic’s career. This is the first time he has progressed beyond the second round.

• Karlovic reached the semifinals of the pre-Wimbledon grass court challenger at Surbiton, where he defeated Raemon Sluiter 63 62 in the quarterfinals, before losing to Britain’s Alex Bogdanovic 67 76 76. After the match Karlovic was fined $2,500 for equipment and verbal abuse.

• Karlovic also qualified at Queen’s, where he defeated Justin Gimelstob 76 46 76 in the first round before losing to Xavier Malisse 63 76.

• Karlovic has represented Croatia in three Davis Cup ties, most recently in the 2002 World Group quarterfinals against Argentina, where he lost both his singles matches. He has an overall singles win-loss record of 2-2 in the competition.

• Mirnyi prevented an all-Croatian third round encounter by defeating Ivan Ljubicic 63 64 26 62 in the second round. In the first round he upset No. 31 seed Vince Spadea 62 64 64.

• Mirnyi has reached the third round at Wimbledon for the first time in four appearances. He reached the second round in 2000 and 2001, but lost in the first round here last year to Taylor Dent 46 64 76 64.

• Mirnyi’s career best Grand Slam performance came at the 2002 US Open, where he reached the quarterfinals. He defeated No. 13 seed Roger Federer 63 76 64 in the round of 16, before losing to eventual runner-up Andre Agassi 67 63 75 63.

• Mirnyi was defeated in the first round of this year’s first two Grand Slam events. At the Australian Open he lost to wild card Joseph Sirianni 63 64 64, while at Roland Garros he lost to Jonas Bjorkman 61 62 64.

• Mirnyi reached the second round of the pre-Wimbledon grass court events at Queen’s (losing to Cyril Saulnier 76 64) and Nottingham (losing to Hicham Arazi 76 62).

• Mirnyi captured his first career title at Rotterdam in February, defeating Roger Federer 57 63 64 in the semifinals and Raemon Sluiter 76 64 in the final.

• Mirnyi took over the No. 1 ATP Doubles Entry Ranking on 9 June 2003. He has won 16 career doubles titles, including two Grand Slam titles: the 2000 US Open with Lleyton Hewitt, and the 2002 US Open with his current partner Mahesh Bhupathi. He has also won two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles with Serena Williams, including the 1998 Wimbledon title (defeating Mahesh Bhupathi and Mirjana Lucic 64 64 in the final).

• Mirnyi is nicknamed ‘The Beast’.

COURT 14

FLAVIO SARETTA (BRA) v FELICIANO LOPEZ (ESP)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Saretta v Lopez

22/23* Age 21
60 Entry Ranking 52
0 Titles 0
8-6 Career Grand Slam Record 9-6
4-1 Wimbledon Record 5-1
35-31 Career Record 33-41
4-2 Career Record – Grass 6-3
17-12 2003 Record 13-18
2-0 2003 Record – Grass 3-2
4-2 Career Five-Set Record 3-0
0 Comebacks from 0-2 down 1
9-22 Career Tie-break Record 26-18
6-9 2003 Tie-break Record 13-9

*Turns 23 on Saturday 28 June

• In the first round Brazil’s Saretta defeated British wild card Alan Mackin 62 64 62, the first straight-sets match in which Saretta has been involved at Wimbledon. In the second round on Wednesday he defeated No. 23 seed Agustin Calleri on Court No. 6, 64 67 62 67 108. Saretta saved two match points at 7-8 down in the fifth set, and it was his third five-set match in five matches played so far in his career at Wimbledon.

• Saretta is making his second appearance at Wimbledon, having reached the third round here last year on his debut. He defeated No. 8 seed Thomas Johansson in his first ever match here 67 64 76 36 1210, going on to defeat qualifier Alexander Waske 67 64 64 75 in the second round, before falling to countryman Andre Sa 26 64 63 16 61 in the third round.

• If Saretta wins today he will match his best ever Grand Slam result, recorded at 2003 Roland Garros, when he reached the round of 16. He defeated Yevgeny Kafelnikov in the second round 64 36 60 67 64, eventually falling to Andre Agassi 62 61 75.

• Aside from his performance at Roland Garros, another season highlight was reaching the semifinals at Valencia. Saretta defeated Gaston Gaudio in the quarterfinals 36 76 63, falling to Juan Carlos Ferrero 76 62 in the semifinals. Saretta has also reached three quarterfinals this year, at Delray Beach, Casablanca and St Polten.

• Saretta achieved a career-high Entry Ranking of No. 58 on 16 June 2003, and is currently ranked No. 60.

• Saretta played two challenger events this year, winning them both, in Sao Paulo and Bermuda.

• Saretta featured in Brazil’s 3-2 defeat away against Sweden in the Davis Cup World Group first round, contesting the decisive fifth rubber and losing to Andreas Vinciguerra 61 75 63.

• In his first round match here Lopez defeated lucky loser Robert Kendrick 63 64 76, going on to defeat No. 16 seed Mikhail Youzhny 76 63 62 in the second round.

• Lopez is aiming to repeat his achievement from last year’s Wimbledon when, on his debut and also his grass court debut he advanced to the round of 16. He defeated No. 17 seed Rainer Schuettler 36 76 64 64 in the third round, falling 63 75 46 63 to Andre Sa. This is the best result Lopez has achieved at any Grand Slam event.

• Lopez saved match points in two of his matches here last year: six in his second round defeat of No. 10 seed Guillermo Canas, 46 26 76 75 108, and one in the first round against qualifier Konstantinos Economidis, winning 63 36 46 76 119.

• Lopez has reached two quarterfinals this year in Dubai and Estoril, although his two wins in Estoril in April were the last consecutive match wins he recorded until he arrived here. He played two grass court tournaments prior to Wimbledon, reaching the second round at Halle, losing to Nicolas Kiefer 61 36 75 and losing in the first round at ’s Hertogenbosch.

• Lopez has played five tiebreaks here at Wimbledon and has won all five, in contrast to his opponent Saretta who has also played five but has won only won one, and has lost both he has played here this year.


COURT 18

NO. 8 SJENG SCHALKEN (NED) v (LL) VICTOR HANESCU (ROM)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Schalken v Hanescu

26 Age 21
12 Entry Ranking 99
8 Titles 0
35-32 Career Grand Slam Record 4-1
12-8 Wimbledon Record 2-0
246-225 Career Record 12-6
38-25 Career Record – Grass 2-0
22-13 2003 Record 7-3
7-1 2003 Record – Grass 2-0
8-14 Career Five-Set Record 0-1
0 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
88-95 Career Tie-break Record 6-1
7-5 2003 Tie-break Record 3-1

• Schalken defeated wild card Arvind Parmar 63 64 61 in the first round and Nicolas Lapentti 62 36 67 76 63 in the second, extending his winning streak to seven matches.

• This is Schalken’s ninth successive appearance at Wimbledon. He reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal here last year, defeating Jan Vacek 62 75 75 in the round of 16. In his quarterfinal match against Lleyton Hewitt, he won the first two sets before losing 62 62 67 16 75. The eventual champion came within one point of a straight-sets victory but Schalken saved four match points in the third set. Schalken was the only man to take a set off Hewitt here last year.

• Schalken’s success here seemed to spur him on – he reached his first Grand Slam tournament semifinal at the 2002 US Open, losing to eventual champion Pete Sampras 76 76 62. At the time, Schalken was the third Dutchman to reach the semifinals of a major; he has since been joined by a fourth, Martin Verkerk, runner-up at 2003 Roland Garros.

• Schalken’s second round defeat of Lapentti improved his career five-set record to 8-14. Schalken has now won three of seven five-setters played at Wimbledon. His most memorable five-set match here was a 46 63 67 76 2018 loss to Mark Philippoussis in the third round in 2000 – at the time, this was the longest fifth set in Grand Slam Open Era history, but was overtaken earlier this year at the Australian Open, where Andy Roddick defeated Younes E Aynaoui 46 76 46 64 2119 in the quarterfinals.

• Schalken arrived at Wimbledon in winning form, having successfully defended his title at ’s-Hertogenbosch last Sunday. He defeated Arnaud Clement 63 64 in the final to claim the eighth title of his career and second grass court title.

• Schalken is one of five men who started at 2003 Wimbledon who own multiple grass court titles. The others were Lleyton Hewitt (5), Yevgeny Kafelnikov (3), Greg Rusedski (3) and Jonas Bjorkman (2).

• Before winning at ’s-Hertogenbosch, Schalken’s best showings this year were three quarterfinal finishes: at Rotterdam, Dubai and Munich. He also reached the round of 16 at TMS Miami and TMS Monte Carlo, and had a third round finish at Roland Garros (losing to Fernando Gonzalez 76 63 31 ret. due to weakness caused by a suspected virus).

• Lucky loser Hanescu won the first grass court match of his career when he defeated Albert Portas 76 60 60 in the first round. He upset No. 32 seed Juan Ignacio Chela 62 61 64 in the second round.

• Prior to 2003 Wimbledon, Hanescu had never played a competitive grass court match at any level, including as a junior.

• Hanescu entered the main draw as a lucky loser when Richard Krajicek withdrew with an elbow injury (subsequently announcing his retirement from tennis). In the qualifying event, where he was No. 1 seed, Hanescu defeated Marco Chiudinelli of Switzerland 76 46 1614 in the first round, Brazilian Marcos Daniel 64 63 in the second round, then retired against Konstantin Economidis of Greece 63 01 with a right shoulder injury.

• Hanescu had never attempted to qualify for Wimbledon before. He qualified for his first Grand Slam tournament at 2003 Roland Garros, and advanced to the third round, as he has here. He had wins over Michael Llodra 64 63 62 and Sargis Sargsian 63 75 36 62 in the first two rounds before losing to No. 30 seed Jarkko Nieminen 67 64 62 36 63.

• Hanescu is attempting to win three consecutive tour-level matches for the first time in his career today. His career highlights to date are his Roland Garros third round finish and a quarterfinal showing at 2002 Umag.

• Before 2003 Wimbledon, Hanescu had played only six tour-level events in his career, excluding Davis Cup. His first non-Davis Cup tour-level event was 2002 Bastad, where he lost to Irakli Labadze 64 16 63 in the first round. A week later, Hanescu reached his first tour-level quarterfinal at Umag, losing to Jurgen Melzer 64 64.

• Hanescu is undefeated in Davis Cup for Romania, with a 3-0 win-loss record. He made his Davis Cup debut in the 2002 Euro-African Zone I quarterfinals, adding to Romania’s 5-0 victory against Austria by defeating Jurgen Melzer 64 64 in the fifth rubber. It is worth noting, however, that all three of Hanescu’s Davis Cup singles matches have been in dead rubbers.

• In challenger play, Hanescu won the 2002 Maia (Portugal) Challenger in September 2002 and was runner-up in the 2001 Freudenstadt (Germany) Challenger and the 2003 Rome Challenger.

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WIMBLEDON
MEN’S REVIEW
Day Four – 26 June 2003

National Representation in the Third Round
Below is an update of countries represented in the 2003 Wimbledon third round:

Country Number Players
USA 5 (2) Andre Agassi, (5) Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish, Justin Gimelstob, Todd Martin
Spain 4 (3) Juan Carlos Ferrero, (25) Tommy Robredo, Feliciano Lopez, Rafael Nadal
Czech Republic 2 (11) Jiri Novak, (35) Radek Stepanek
Germany 2 (9) Rainer Schuettler, Alexander Popp
Sweden 2 Jonas Bjorkman, (Q) Robin Soderling
Argentina 1 (6) David Nalbandian
Armenia 1 Sargis Sargsian
Australia 1 Mark Philippoussis
Belarus 1 Max Mirnyi
Belgium 1 Olivier Rochus
Brazil 1 Flavio Saretta
Croatia 1 (Q) Ivo Karlovic
Finland 1 (30) Jarkko Nieminen
France 1 (13) Sebastien Grosjean
Great Britain 1 (10) Tim Henman
Morocco 1 (27) Younes El Aynaoui
Netherlands 1 (8) Sjeng Schalken
Romania 1 (LL) Victor Hanescu
Slovak Republic 1 Karol Kucera
South Africa 1 (Q) Wesley Moodie
Switzerland 1 (4) Roger Federer
Thailand 1 (12) Paradorn Srichaphan


Nieminen the First Finn to reach the third round at Wimbledon
Jarkko Nieminen is the first Finn to reach the third round at Wimbledon, after his 64 57 64 76 victory over Italian lucky loser Stefano Galvani on Thursday. Finns have now reached the third round at every Grand Slam event except for the US Open. Veli Paloheimo reached the third round at the Australian Open in 1990, before losing in the round of 16. Nieminen also reached the third round at the Australian Open in 2003. At Roland Garros, Aki Rahunen (1990) and again Nieminen (2002 and 2003) have reached the third round, and in fact Nieminen won this year before falling in the round of 16. No Finn has gone beyond the round of 16 at any Grand Slam event in the Open era.

Sargsian scores another Grand Slam upset
Following his 62 76 62 defeat of James Blae on Court No. 2 on Thursday, Armenia’s Sargis Sargsian continued his streak of defeating seeded players in consecutive Grand Slam events, having done so in four now dating back to the 2002 US Open. His previous seeded victims were: David Nalbandian (No. 16, 2002 US Open), Gaston Gaudio (No. 17, 2002 US Open), and Andy Roddick (No. 6, 2003 Roland Garros). Sargsian is now one match away from equalling his best performance at a Grand Slam event, a round of 16 finish at the Australian Open earlier this year, and he will face Juan Carlos Ferrero in the third round.

Moodie and Soderling win Clashes of the Qualifiers
There were two all-qualifier match-ups today, and they were won by South Africa’s Wesley Moodie and Sweden’s Robin Soderling. Moodie defeated Frederic Niemeyer 76 46 26 61 75, while Soderling beat Gilles Elseneer 26 76 64 63. Moodie next faces No. 13 seed Sebastien Grosjean, who defeated Wayne Arthurs 63 64 67 63, while Soderling is home hope Tim Henman’s next opponent. There are three qualifiers and one lucky loser in the third round (qualifier Ivo Karlovic and lucky loser Victor Hanescu are the others, in the top half of the draw), the largest number of qualifiers or lucky losers to reach the third round since 2000, when five qualifiers reached this stage.

Where’s that Aussie?
There is only one Australian in the third round after Wayne Arthurs and Scott Draper both lost today. Australia’s only victor on day four was Mark Philippoussis, who defeated French qualifier Cyril Saulnier 63 62 76, leaving him as the last Aussie standing. Not since 1991 has Australia had only one man through to the third round, and on that occasion it was Todd Woodbridge who was carrying the flag.
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WTA ... THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, Wimbledon-GBR
SECOND ROUND MATCH NOTES (Top half), 26 June

(1) SERENA WILLIAMS (USA #1) vs. ELS CALLENS (BEL #65)
Head-to-Head: Williams leads 2-0
Last Meeting: 2003 Australian Open (Hard/Outdoors), R64, Williams won 64 60
S.Williams Quick Facts
Age: 21 WTA Tour career singles titles: 22 WTA Tour career prize money: $11,525,983
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Her fifth appearance here; defending champion, won title in 2002 without loss of a set, d. sister Venus in final in first all-sister
final here since 1884; semifinalist in 2000 (l. to V.Williams) and quarterfinalist in 2001 (l. to Capriati); reached 3r on debut in
1998; missed 1999 Championships due to flu
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 6)
WINNER (3): Australian Open, Paris Indoors, Miami; RUNNER-UP (1): Charleston; SEMIFINALIST (2): Rome, Roland Garros
• Started season by winning her first 21 matches in three-title sweep of Australian Open (d. Clijsters in SF, saving 2 mp and
V.Williams in final in 3s to complete non-calendar year Grand Slam), Paris Indoors (d. Mauresmo in final) and Miami (d.
Capriati in final in 3s); winning streak ended in Charleston final (l. to Henin-Hardenne), her first loss since falling to another
Belgian, Clijsters, in season-ending Championships final in November; represented USA in Fed Cup World Group 1r tie vs.
Czech Republic, winning both singles rubbers and partnering Venus to win doubles; semifinalist in Rome falling to Mauresmo
in 3s after serving for the match leading 61, 54; first losses at consecutive tournaments since Charleston-Berlin 2002; as
defending champion, beaten in SF of Roland Garros by eventual champion Henin-Hardenne 75 third set, her first loss in a
Grand Slam since 2001 US Open final (l. to V.Williams)
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 22 WTA Tour singles titles, including four of the past five Grand Slams, becoming only the fifth woman in history to
hold all four major singles crowns at one time; winner of 2002 Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open and 2003 Australian
Open, d. sister Venus in each final; in winner of 11 doubles titles, six of those Grand Slams (all w/Venus and at least one at
each Grand Slam); attained world No.1 ranking on 8 July 2002 by reaching Wimbledon final, replacing Venus in the top spot;
has been ranked No.1 ever since
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.1 for 50 weeks (8 July 2002 – present)
• Coached by father Richard Williams and mother Oracene Price; also here with trainer Kerrie Brooks and hitting partner Jovan
Savic
Callens Quick Facts
Age: 32 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $1,284,438
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making 12th appearance, seventh in main draw; best result was 3r finish in 2002, when she led eventual champion S.Williams
4-2 first set and 5-3 in the second before falling 76(5) 76(2); reached 2r three times, 1991, 1997 and 2000
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 17)
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 52 and saved several mp to
win second set before falling in 3s; l. 2r at Australian Open to eventual champion S.Williams; l. qualifying at Tokyo [Pan
Pacific]; reached 2r at next three events, including Antwerp, where she led world No.5 Hantuchova 75 44 before falling; l.
qualifying at Sarasota; l. 1r at Charleston to No.12 seed Pistolesi; l. 2r at Amelia Island to 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
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Four-time Tour semifinalist, most recently at 2002 Hawaii; winner of eight Tour doubles titles, most recently at 2003
Birmingham (w/Tu); enjoyed best doubles season in 2000, reaching SF at US Open and Tour Championships and winning
bronze medal at Sydney Olympics (all w/Van Roost); at 2001 US Open, partnered Rubin to hand Williams sisters one of only
two losses since 1999 San Diego; scored career-best singles wins in Fed Cup, d. world No.4 Sánchez-Vicario in 1997 and
No.9 Halard-Decugis in 2000; winner of 11 ITF Women’s Circuit titles; member of Belgium Fed Cup Team 1994, 1997-2003
and 2000 Belgian Olympic Team; in September 2002, improved singles ranking to No.61, her highest in five years
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.43 (17-23 February 1997)
• Coached by Jos Geerinck
(3) JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE (BEL #3) vs. FLAVIA PENNETTA (ITA #55)
Head-to-Head: First meeting
Henin-Hardenne Quick Facts
Age: 20 WTA Tour career singles titles: 10 WTA Tour career prize money: $3,977,218
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Fourth main draw appearance here; after 1r exit on debut in 2000 ranked No.90, reached final in 2001, d. world
No.4 Capriati in SF before falling to defending champion V.Williams in 3s; again beaten by V.Williams, in 2002 SF
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 10)
WINNER (4): Dubai, Charleston, Berlin, Roland Garros; RUNNER-UP (1): ‘s-Hertogenbosch: SEMIFINALIST (4):
Sydney, Australian Open, Antwerp, Amelia Island
• Began season as semifinalist in Sydney (losing to eventual winner Clijsters 62 63) and Australian Open, surviving
marathon 4r vs. Davenport in second longest match (in terms of total games played) played there from 4r on in the
Open Era, winning 75 57 97 before being halted by world No.2 V.Williams in SF; in Antwerp, reached SF, falling to
compatriot Clijsters 62 76(3) after trailing 5-2 second set; won title at Dubai as top seed, d. No.3 seed Capriati in
SF and No.4 seed Seles in final; reached QF in Miami falling to Rubin; scored first ever-win over a world No.1
when she ended Serena Williams unbeaten 21-0 run in 2003 in the final of Charleston on April 13; fell in SF
Amelia Island as No.1 seed to Dementieva after holding a mp; joined Graf as only second player in Berlin
tournament’s history to retain the German Open title d. Mauresmo (saving sp in first set) and Clijsters (saving 3
mp in third set); as No.4 seed at Roland Garros, ended world No.1 S.Williams' bid for fifth straight Grand Slam title
in SF at Roland Garros en route to Roland Garros title, her first Grand Slam and 10th WTA Tour title; d.
countrywoman Clijsters in first-ever all-Belgian Grand Slam final; became 10th player to d. the world's No.1 and
No.2 players in a Grand Slam event (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)
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 10 WTA Tour singles titles and two doubles titles; holds one Grand Slam 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; 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
Pennetta Quick Facts
Age: 21 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $195,570
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making main draw debut, l. qualifying in 2002 (ranked No.159) and 2000
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 16)
SEMIFINALIST (1): Hyderabad; QUARTERFINALIST (3): Canberra, Bogota, Acapulco
• At Auckland, l. qualifying; qualified at Canberra, reaching first WTA Tour QF, upset No.3 seed C.Fernandez in
straight sets before falling to compatriot Schiavone in 3s; l. 1r at Australian Open and ITF/Ortisei-ITA; reached first
WTA Tour SF at Hyderabad, upsetting No.4 seed Pierce in QF 76(4) 63; continued good form to reach two
consecutive Tour QF at Bogota, l. to No.2 seed Srebotnik, and at Acapulco, l. to eventual champion Coetzer; l. 2r
at Indian Wells to Shaughnessy; reached 3r at Miami, d. No.29 seed Majoli in 2r, l. to No.7 seed Davenport in 3s;
helped Italy d. Sweden 3-2 in 1r of Fed Cup by winning both singles rubbers in straight sets; l. 1r at Bol, l.
qualifying at Berlin; l. 2r at Rome, l. 1r at Madrid to No.7 seed Tuyaganova; reached 3r at Roland Garros, d. No.21
seed Raymond in 2r; l. 1r at ‘s-Hertogenbosch
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Reached her first WTA Tour SF at 2003 Hyderabad; reached first WTA Tour QF at 2003 Canberra and also was a
quarterfinalist at two consecutive tournaments, 2003 Bogota and Acapulco, most recently at 2002 ITF/Ortisei-ITA;
member of 2003 Italian Fed Cup Team
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.55 (23 June 2003 - present)
• Coached by Barbara Rossi
(8) JENNIFER CAPRIATI (USA #8) vs. MARIE-GAIANEH MIKAELIAN (SUI #38)
Head-to-Head: Capriati leads 2-0
Last Meeting: 2003 Amelia Island (Green Clay/Outdoors), R32, Capriati won 64 76(5)
Capriati Quick Facts
Age: 27 WTA Tour career singles titles: 13 WTA Tour career prize money: $7,485,717
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Tenth appearance here; reached SF 10 years apart, in 1991 (d. nine-time defending champion Navratilova in QF;
l. to Sabatini) and 2001 (l. to Henin in 3s); quarterfinalist in 1992, 1993 and 2002
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 10)
RUNNER-UP (1): Miami; SEMIFINALIST (4): Dubai, Indian Wells, Amelia Island, Berlin; QUARTERFINALIST (1): Rome
• Started season with consecutive opening round 3s losses in Sydney (l. to Panova) and Australian Open (to
Weingärtner) – becoming the first defending champion to lose in 1r; withdrew from Tokyo [Pan Pacific] citing the
need to recover from recent eye surgery to remove sunspots; 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 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 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)
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 13 Tour singles titles (incl. three Grand Slams at 2001 Australian and French Opens and 2002
Australian Open) and one doubles title (1991 Rome w/Seles); had best year of her career in 2001, winning first
Grand Slams and reaching No.1 for the first time on 15 October, finishing season at No.2; named 2001 ITF
Women’s Singles World Champion; singles gold medallist at 1992 Barcelona Olympics; in 1990 as a 14-year-old,
became youngest player to reach a Grand Slam SF (at Roland Garros), win a singles title (Puerto Rico) and reach
the Top 10; a member of the US Fed Cup Team 1990-91, 1996 and 2000 and the US Olympic Team in 1992
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.1 for 17 weeks (15 October – 4 November 2001; 14 January – 24 February, 18 March – 21 April, 20 May – 9
June 2002)
• Coached by her father, Stefano Capriati; also here with mother Denise, brother Steven and trainer Lisa Austin
Mikaelian Quick Facts
Age: 19 WTA Tour career singles titles: 1 WTA Tour career prize money: $347, 257
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making third consecutive appearance, second in main draw; l. 1r in 2002; l. qualifying in 2000
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 13)
RUNNER-UP (1): Gold Coast; THIRD ROUND (2): Berlin, Birmingham
• Reached third career WTA Tour final at Gold Coast, upsetting No.7 seed Majoli and top seed Schnyder en route,
l. to No.2 seed Dechy in final 63 36 63; l. 1r at Canberra and Australian Open; reached career-high No.33 ranking
on January 27; received 1r bye at Miami, l. 2r to Gagliardi; l. 2r at next three events, reached 3r at Berlin, d. No.13
seed Sugiyama in 1r in straight sets, l. to No.7 seed Hantuchova, 46 64 76(2); l. 1r at Rome; l. 2r at Strasbourg
and Roland Garros (l. to No.1 seed S.Williams); reached 3r at Birmingham; l. 1r at Eastbourne
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of one WTA Tour title at 2002 Tashkent; three-time Tour runner-up, 2003 Gold Coast, 2002 Quebec City
and 2001 Basel; reached one Tour SF at 2001 Tashkent; two-time Tour quarterfinalist, 2002 and 2001 Zurich;
winner of one ITF Women’s Circuit title
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.33 (27 January – 2 February 2003)
• Coached by parents Marguerite and Georges
(10) ANASTASIA MYSKINA (RUS #10) vs. LINA KRASNOROUTSKAYA (RUS #44)
Head-to-Head: First meeting
Myskina Quick Facts
Age: 21 WTA Tour career singles titles: 4 WTA Tour career prize money: $1,133,573
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making her fourth consecutive appearance in this event; beaten in 3r in 2000 and 2002 and 2r in 2001
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 13)
WINNER (2): Doha, Sarasota; QUARTERFINALIST (4): Australian Open, Dubai, Rome, Strasbourg
• 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 (l. 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
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 and 2003
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.10 (17-23 February, 7-20 April, 5-11 May, 25 May 2003 – present)
• Coached by Jens Gerlach
Krasnoroutskaya Quick Facts
Age: 19 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $552,381
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making third appearance; reached 4r in 2001, l. to No.19 seed C.Martinez; qualified in 2000, l. 1r; missed 2002
due to left ankle sprain sustained at Australian Open in January
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 12)
SEMIFINALIST (1): Doha; QUARTERFINALIST (2): Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Dubai
• Qualified at Gold Coast, l. 2r to No.6 seed Shaughnessy; l. qualifying at Australian Open; qualified at Tokyo [Pan
Pacific], reached QF, d. fellow Russian and world No.17 Bovina 67(10) 76(7) 62, before falling to top seed Seles;
reached third career WTA Tour SF at Doha, upset No.1 seed Seles 75 75 en route, l. to No.5 seed Likhovsteva;
reached QF at Dubai, l. to No.2 seed Mauresmo; qualified at Sarasota, l. 1r to No.6 seed Pistolesi; l. 1r at
Charleston; reached 2r at next four events, including Srasbourg, where she upset No.4 seed Daniilidou, 63 36 63;
l. 1r at ‘s-Hertogenbosch but won first career WTA Tour title in doubles (w/ Dementieva)
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Three-time WTA Tour semifinalist, 2003 Doha, 2002 Pattaya and 1999 Luxembourg, six-time Tour quarterfinalist
most recently at 2003 Tokyo [Pan Pacific] and Dubai, also 2001 Roland Garros; winner of one Tour doubles titles
at 2003 s’-Hertogenbosch (w/ Dementieva); winner of one ITF Women’s Circuit title; member of 2001 Russian Fed
Cup Team
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.34 (5 November 2001 – 6 January 2002)
• Formerly coached by parents Vladimir and Marina
MYSKINA AND KRASNOROUTSKAYA vs. FELLOW RUSSIANS (Top 50)
Anastasia Myskina (RUS #10) Lina Krasnoroutskaya (RUS #44)
Elena Dementieva (#16) Myskina leads 4-3 Anastasia Myskina (#10) Never played
Vera Zvonareva (#17) Zvonareva leads 1-0 Elena Dementieva (#16) Dementieva leads 2-0
Elena Bovina (#22) Bovina leads 1-0 Vera Zvonareva (#17) Never played
Nadia Petrova (#27) Series tied at 1-1 Elena Bovina (#22) Krasnoroutskaya leads 1-0
Elena Likhovtseva (#33) Myskina leads 1-0 Nadia Petrova (#27) Krasnoroutskaya leads 2-0
Svetlana Kuznetsova (#34) Series tied at 1-1 Elena Likhovtseva (#33) Series tied at 1-1
Tatiana Panova (#36) Never played Svetlana Kuznetsova (#34) Kuznetsova leads 1-0
Lina Krasnoroutskaya (#44) Never played Tatiana Panova (#36) Panova leads 2-1
(11) JELENA DOKIC (YUG #12) vs. EMMANUELLE GAGLIARDI (SUI #64)
Head-to-Head: Dokic leads 4-0
Last Meeting: 2002 Roland Garros (Red Clay/Outdoors), R128, Dokic won 64 62
Dokic Quick Facts
Age: 20 WTA Tour career singles titles: 5 WTA Tour career prize money: $2,962,253
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Fifth consecutive appearance here; reached career-first Grand Slam SF here in 2000 (l. to Davenport); in 1999, as
qualifier ranked No.129, scored Open Era's biggest upset, d. world No.1 Hingis 62 60 in 1r en route to QF, making
her the lowest-ranked player to defeat the No.1 seed in a Grand Slam; the win came in Dokic's fifth career Grand
Slam match, making her the fastest to defeat a No.1 player in a Grand Slam; reached 4r in 2001 (l. to No.3
Davenport) and 2002 (l. to Hantuchova)
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 16)
SEMIFINALIST (1): Warsaw; QUARTERFINALIST (5): Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Paris [Indoors], Miami, Charleston, Vienna
• 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
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 at Vienna in June 2003
Gagliardi Quick Facts
Age: 26 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $897,263
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making seventh consecutive appearance; best result was 3r finish in 2001, l. to S.Williams; reached 2r twice, 1997
and 2002; l. 1r, 1998-2000
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 16)
SEMIFINALIST (2): Auckland, Estoril; QUARTERFINALIST (1): Madrid; FOURTH ROUND (1): Indian Wells
• Started season as semifinalist at Auckland, l. to No.2 seed Daniilidou; l. 1r at Hobart; l. 2r at Australian Open to
No.8 seed Myskina; l. 1r at Doha and Dubai (to No.7 seed Maleeva); l. 2r at Acapulco to Torrens Valero; reached
4r at Indian Wells, l. to C.Martinez; l. 3r at Miami to V.Williams; reached second SF of 2003 at Estoril; l. 1r at
Budapest; l. 2r at Bol and Rome; qualified at Madrid to reach QF, upset No.2 seed Stevenson, 64 62, before l. to
hometown favorite Sanchez Lorenzo in 3s; l. 2r at Roland Garros; l. 1r at Birmingham to No.14 seed Cho; l.
qualifying at Eastbourne
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Seven-time WTA Tour semifinalist at 2003 Auckland and Estoril, 2002 Indian Wells (best tournament result to
date, saving mp to d. Myskina; l. to eventual champion Hantuchova in 3s), 2000 Sao Paulo, 1999 Cairo, 1998
Maria Lankowitz and 1997 Bol; eight-time quarterfinalist, most recently at 2003 Madrid; winner of seven ITF
Women’s Circuit singles titles; member of Swiss Fed Cup Team 1997-2000 and 2000 Swiss Olympic Team
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.42 (13-19 May 2002)
• Coached by Eric Van Harpen
(14) ELENI DANIILIDOU (GRE #21) vs. MARY PIERCE (FRA #86)
Head-to-Head: First meeting
Daniilidou Quick Facts
Age: 20 WTA Tour career singles titles: 2 WTA Tour career prize money: $628,432
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Third appearance here; reached career-first Grand Slam 4r here in 2002, pushing Capriati to 3s; reached 2r on
debut in 2001
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 15)
WINNER (1): Auckland; SEMIFINALIST (2): Paris [Indoors], Birmingham; QUARTERFINALIST (1): Scottsdale
• In first tournament of the season at Auckland captured her second career singles title, saving two 2 mp in final vs.
Cho to win 76 third set in two hours, 25 minutes; also won third-set tie-break in QF vs. Suárez; fell 1r Sydney to
Raymond in 3s; equaled best Grand Slam finish at Australian Open, d. No.16 seed Dechy to reach 4r, l. to No.1
seed S.Williams; mixed doubles runner-up with Woodbridge, l. to Navratilova/Paes; reached SF at Paris Indoors
d. No.3 seed Dokic for third career Top 10 win en route to SF before falling to S.Williams; in Dubai as No.8 seed
fell 2r to Martinez; QF in Scottsdale losing to eventual winner Sugiyama; in seven straight tournaments (Indian
Wells, Miami, Warsaw, Berlin, Rome, Strasbourg, Roland Garros 3r), was upset by lower-ranked opponents; as
No.2 seed, reached Birmingham SF (l. to eventual champion Maleeva in 3s); l. 1r in Eastbourne to Pistolesi
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of two WTA Tour singles titles, most recently at 2003 Auckland (see above); at 2002 ‘s-Hertogenbosch,
collected career-first Tour singles title, d. Mauresmo and defending champion Henin-Hardenne in SF after saving
6 mp in second set; d. Dementieva in final after trailing 3-1 third set; also reached first Tier II final at Bahia (d. No.2
seed Seles, l. to Myskina), Budapest SF and QF at Porto, Birmingham and Los Angeles; improved ranking from
No.84 and No.22 and earned a career-best $263,730
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.14 (12 May – 22 June 2003)
• Coached by Ute Strakerjahn and travels with physical trainer Judith Sprenger
Pierce Quick Facts
Age: 28 WTA Tour career singles titles: 15 WTA Tour career prize money: $6,538,180
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making eighth appearance; best result was QF finish in 1996, l. to Date in 3s; reached 4r two times, 1997 and
1999; reached 4r in 2002, d. No.8 seed Testud in 2r, l. to Granville in 3s
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 9)
QUARTERFINALIST (2): Hyderabad, Charleston
• 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
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 15 WTA Tour singles titles, including Grand Slams at 1995 Australian Open (d. Top 2 seeds Martinez
and Sánchez-Vicario en route) and 2000 Roland Garros (d. world No.1 Hingis, No.3 Seles and No.4 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
(15) ELENA DEMENTIEVA (RUS #16) vs. (LL) ARANTXA PARRA (ESP #111)
Head-to-Head: First meeting
Dementieva Quick Facts
Age: 21 WTA Tour career singles titles: 1 WTA Tour career prize money: $2,428,967
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making her fifth appearance here; qualified in debut appearance in 1999 falling to Van Roost 1r in 3s; fell in 1r
2000; reached 3r in 2001 and 4r 2002 (falling to Henin-Hardenne 76 76)
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 15)
WINNER (1): Amelia Island; SEMIFINALIST (1): Paris Indoors; QUARTERFINALIST (3): Tokyo [Pan Pacific],
Sarasota, Birmingham
• After opening round losses in Sydney and Australian Open, won first match of season in Tokyo [Pan Pacific] over
Shaughnessy en route to QF appearance before falling to No.4 seed Rubin in 3s; in Paris reached the SF
defeating No.2 seed Hantuchova in the QF (first Top 5 win since No.1 Hingis at Moscow 2001) before falling to
No.3 seed Mauresmo; upset 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 No.6 seed Dokic in 3s; won her first Tour singles title (at the 92nd attempt) at Amelia Island d.
No.8 seed Coetzer, No.4 Hantuchova, No.1 Henin-Hardenne (saving 1 mp) and No.2 Davenport; lowest seed (at
No.10) to win in tournament’s 24 year history; ranking vaulted from No.21 to 13 after that win; 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; reached QF last week in
‘s-Hertogenbosch, falling to fellow Russian Petrova in 3s
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of one WTA Tour singles title (2003 Amelia Island) 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. No.2 and defending champion
Davenport and Clijsters en route; member of Russian Fed Cup Team in 1999, 2001-03
CAREER-HIGH RANKING & COACH
• No.9 (2-15 April, 14-27 May 2001)
• Travels with her mother, Vera
Parra Quick Facts
Age: 20 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $67,026
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making her Wimbledon debut
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 17)
WINNER (1): ITF/Marseille-FRA; SEMIFINALIST (1): ITF/Galatina-ITA; QUARTERFINALIST (1): ITF/Doha-QAT
• Did not qualify for first three WTA events; l. 1r at ITF/Ortisei-ITA; reached QF at ITF/Doha-QAT; won three match
to qualify for Doha, l. 1r; l. qualifying in next two Tour events; l. 2r at ITF/Castellon-ESP; l. qualifying at
Casablanca; won three matches to qualify at Estoril, l. 1r to top seed Srebotnik; l. 1r at ITF/Biarritz-FRA; qualified
at Warsaw, upset No.5 seed Maleeva in 1r before falling to Chladkova in 2r; l. qualifying at ITF/Saint Gaudens-
FRA; reached SF at ITF/Galatina-ITA; l. qualifying at Roland Garros; won ITF/Marseille-FRA, d. No.3 seed Schaul
in final; reached career high-No.111 ranking on June 16
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of seven ITF Women’s Circuit titles, most recently at 2003 ITF/Marseille-FRA; three-time ITF runner-up,
ITF/Albufeirra-POR, 2001 ITF/Westende-BEL and ITF/Koksijde-BEL; five-time ITF Women’s Circuit semifinalist
and six-time quarterfinalist
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.111 (16 June 2003 - present)
• Coached by Alejo Mancisidor
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2003 WIMBLEDON
THE LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
DAY FOUR MEN’S NOTES
Thursday 26 June 2003
Second Round Bottom Half

Show court matches

CENTRE COURT: No. 10 Tim Henman (GBR) v (Q) Michael Llodra (FRA)
No. 3 Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) v Nicolas Escude (FRA)

COURT 1: No. 6 David Nalbandian (ARG) v Andre Sa (BRA)
No. 2 Andre Agassi (USA) v Lars Burgsmuller (GER)

COURT 2: No. 26 James Blake (USA) v Sargis Sargsian (ARM)

COURT 3: (Q) Cyril Saulnier (FRA) v Mark Philippoussis (AUS)

COURT 13: (Q) Takao Suzuki (JPN) v Karol Kucera (SVK)

COURT 14: (Q) Robin Soderling (SWE) v (Q) Gilles Elseneer (BEL)
Raemon Sluiter (NED) v Alexander Popp (GER)

COURT 18: No. 30 Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) v (LL) Stefano Galvani (ITA)

OTHER MATCHES: No. 11 Jiri Novak (CZE) v David Ferrer (ESP)
No. 13 Sebastien Grosjean (FRA) v Wayne Arthurs (AUS)
No. 27 Younes El Aynaoui (MAR) v Nicolas Massu (CHI)
No. 35 Radek Stepanek (CZE) v Scott Draper (AUS)
Olivier Rochus (BEL) v Anthony Dupuis (FRA)


On court today…

• Tim Henman, the last remaining British player in either the men’s or women’s draw, plays qualifier Michael Llodra. The Frenchman has not advanced beyond the second round in 11 previous majors.

• Roland Garros champion Juan Carlos Ferrero takes on Nicolas Escude. The Frenchman defeated Lleyton Hewitt to reach the quarterfinals here in 2001, but has battled injury in 2003.

• Andre Agassi, one of only two Grand Slam champions remaining in the men’s draw along with Ferrero, plays Germany’s Lars Burgsmuller.

• 2002 runner-up David Nalbandian plays fellow South American Andre Sa. Sa, the 2002 Wimbledon quarterfinalist is searching for his first consecutive match wins since October 2002.

• No. 11 seed Jiri Novak bids to reach the Wimbledon third round for the first time against tournament newcomer David Ferrer; No. 26 seed James Blake also looks for a first appearance in the third round when he plays Sargis Sargsian.

• Two match-ups between qualifiers: Robin Soderling plays Gilles Elseneer, while Wesley Moodie plays Frederic Niemeyer. All four made their debuts at Wimbledon this year.

• The last three remaining Aussie men at 2003 Wimbledon: Wayne Arthurs, Scott Draper and Mark Philippoussis.

CENTRE COURT

NO. 10 TIM HENMAN (GBR) v (Q) MICHAEL LLODRA (FRA)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Henman v Llodra

28 Age 23
29 Entry Ranking 136
9 Titles 0
70-32 Career Grand Slam Record 4-11
33-9 Wimbledon Record 2-3
370-194 Career Record 24-41
66-24 Career Record – Grass 10-9
10-9 2003 Record 1-6
4-1 2003 Record – Grass 1-0
12-12 Career Five-Set Record 0-4
1 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
134-105 Career Tie-break Record 14-17
3-3 2003 Tie-break Record 3-2

• Henman defeated lucky loser Tomas Zib 62 76 36 61 in the first round.

• Henman is playing Wimbledon for the 10th successive year. He has not lost in or before the second round here since 1995, when as a wild card he fell to eventual champion Pete Sampras 62 63 76. A year earlier, on his debut, also as a wild card, he lost in the first round to David Prinosil 46 63 62 62.

• Henman has reached the Wimbledon semifinals four times in the past five years. The only time since 1998 he has not reached the last four was in 2000 when he fell in the round of 16 to Mark Philippoussis, 61 57 67 63 64.

• On each occasion that Henman has reached the semifinals he has lost to the eventual champion. In 1998, he was defeated by Pete Sampras 63 46 75 63, and in 1999, he again fell to Sampras 46 64 63 64. Goran Ivanisevic defeated him 75 67 06 76 63 in 2001, and Lleyton Hewitt defeated him 75 61 75 last year.

• Henman had arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder in December 2002, returning at Rotterdam in February 2003. He failed to win back-to-back matches until TMS Hamburg, where he defeated Jan-Michael Gambill and Sebastien Grosjean before falling to Olivier Rochus 64 63 in the round of 16. He reached the third round at Roland Garros, defeating Vladimir Voltchkov and Todd Martin, falling to No. 3 seed and eventual champion Juan Carlos Ferrero 46 62 64 62.

• Henman recorded his best result of the year so far on grass at Queen’s, reaching the semifinals with defeats of Davide Sanguinetti (saving one match point) 36 63 76, Cyril Saulnier 67 63 63 and Anthony Dupuis 61 64. He fell to Sebastien Grosjean 63 64.

• Despite his four semifinal appearances at Wimbledon, Henman is not one of the 18 men who arrived at 2003 Wimbledon owning at least one grass court title. He has reached three finals on grass, all at Queen’s. In 1999, he lost in the final there to Pete Sampras 67 64 76; in 2001, he lost to Lleyton Hewitt 76 76; in 2002, he lost again to Hewitt, 46 61 64.

• Qualifier Llodra claimed his first tour-level victory since October 2002 when he defeated David Sanchez 63 64 67 63 in the first round. This broke a seven-match losing streak at tour level.

• In the qualifying event, Llodra defeated Wayne Black 76 36 75 in the first round, 2002 Wimbledon junior champion Todd Reid 76 76 in the second round, and Stefano Galvani 63 62 62 in the third round to claim his place in the main draw (Galvani later came in as a lucky loser).

• This is Llodra’s fourth successive Wimbledon and he has yet to pass the second round here. He lost in the first round last year to Julian Knowle 36 64 63 36 63, and in 2001, as a qualifier, lost to Felix Mantilla 64 62 67 36 21 ret. after suffering a twisted left ankle. On his debut as a qualifier in 2000, Llodra defeated Karim Alami 63 63 61 in the first round then lost to Justin Gimelstob 76 63 64.

• Llodra has never got beyond the second round at any of the 11 Grand Slam events he has played ahead of 2003 Wimbledon.

• Llodra did not play a warm-up event for 2003 Wimbledon, his first round loss at Roland Garros (to Victor Hanescu 64 63 62) being his last match before arriving here.

• Before this tournament, Llodra’s last win at tour level was against John Van Lottum in the first round at 2002 Stockholm (he won 63 62, losing in the next round to Paradorn Srichaphan 64 63). He has suffered first-round exits at six tournaments this year: Chennai, the Australian Open, San Jose, Delray Beach, TMS Miami and Roland Garros.

• The only matches Llodra had won all year before 2003 Wimbledon were five played in qualifying events – he had three successive victories in Delray Beach Qualifying to reach the main draw there (then lost in the first round to Vince Spadea 63 60) and later in the month won two in a row in qualifying for TMS Miami (losing in the first round of the main draw to Thomas Enqvist 64 67 63).


NO. 3 JUAN CARLOS FERRERO (ESP) v NICOLAS ESCUDE (FRA)

Head-to-head: tied 1-1
2000 Barcelona Clay (O) R64 Ferrero 64 75
2002 Rotterdam Hard (I) R32 Escude 57 61 60

Ferrero v Escude

23 Age 27
3 Entry Ranking 61
10 Titles 3
41-12 Career Grand Slam Record 32-21
4-2 Wimbledon Record 9-4
208-87 Career Record 155-119
4-3 Career Record – Grass 23-12
41-7 2003 Record 14-9
1-0 2003 Record – Grass 1-1
11-8 Career Five-Set Record 10-3
1 Comebacks from 0-2 down 5
69-59 Career Tie-break Record 74-53
7-6 2003 Tie-break Record 11-5

• Ferrero is facing his second Frenchman of the tournament today. He defeated Jean-Rene Lisnard 62 61 63 in the first round.

• Ferrero is making his third appearance at Wimbledon. He reached the second round last year, defeating Neville Godwin 67 63 63 63 in the first round before falling to lucky loser Jeff Morrison 63 75 76.

• In his first appearance in 2001, Ferrero advanced to the third round, defeating qualifier Luke Milligan and Jason Stoltenberg before losing to Greg Rusedski 61 64 64.

• Ferrero has played just a handful of grass court matches in his career. Today will be his eighth. He has played only one grass court match outside his two Wimbledon appearances, losing in the first round at 2000 Halle to Magnus Larsson 63 76.

• Ferrero is one of just two Grand Slam champions remaining at 2003 Wimbledon, alongside No. 2 Andre Agassi. No. 17 seed Gustavo Kuerten lost his second round match against Todd Martin on Wednesday. No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt and No. 20 Yevgeny Kafelnikov lost in the first round, and three more entered the event, but withdrew after the draw was made: Albert Costa (knee injury), Richard Krajicek (elbow injury and subsequent retirement) and Marat Safin (wrist injury).

• Ferrero has not played since his triumph at Roland Garros four weeks ago. There, Ferrero defeated countryman Albert Costa 63 76 64 in the semifinals, avenging his defeat in the 2002 Roland Garros final, then overcame Martin Verkerk 61 63 62 to claim his first Grand Slam title.

• Including Roland Garros, Ferrero has won three titles this season, all on clay. The others were Valencia (defeating Christophe Rochus 62 64 in the final) and TMS Monte Carlo (defeating Guillermo Coria 62 62). He also reached the final on hard court at Sydney at the start of the year, losing to Hyung-Taik Lee 46 76 76, and the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, where he lost to Wayne Ferreira 76 76 61.

• Escude defeated qualifier Konstantinos Economidis 76 64 76 in the first round.

• This is Escude’s fifth Wimbledon. He had his best result here in 2001, when he reached the quarterfinals. In the round of 16 he ended Hewitt's 13-match unbeaten run that year on grass, before losing to Andre Agassi 67 63 64 62.

• Escude advanced to the third round at last year’s Wimbledon, falling to Mikhail Youzhny 62 16 63 63. He suffered from an abdominal muscle strain throughout the tournament.

• Escude played just one grass court match this year ahead of Wimbledon. At Halle, he was forced to retire from his first round match against Radek Stepanek, trailing 63 36 03 due to a groin injury.

• Escude’s season has been interrupted by various injuries. At Marseille in February, he was forced to give a walkover to Jonas Bjorkman due to a strained right hamstring, and retired from his quarterfinal match against Sebastien Grosjean at Rotterdam a week later with the same problem. Playing the Aix-En-Provence challenger in April, Escude handed a walkover to Thierry Ascione in the second round because of a hip injury.

• The highlight of Escude’s year was his semifinal finish at Marseille; he also reached the last 16 at TMS Miami (128-draw), losing to Carlos Moya 64 76.

• Escude has reached one final on grass, at 2000 's-Hertogenbosch, where he lost to Patrick Rafter 61 63. He had another grass court highlight as the the hero of France's 3-2 victory over Australia in the 2001 Davis Cup final in Melbourne. He repeated his Wimbledon win over Hewitt, defeating the newly-crowned world No. 1 46 63 36 63 64 in the opening rubber, before overcoming Wayne Arthurs 76 67 63 63 in the deciding rubber.

• Escude's career-best Grand Slam performance came at the 1998 Australian Open, where he reached the semfinals (losing to Marcelo Rios 61 63 62). During the event, he came back from two-sets-to-love down three times, a feat unique in the Open Era until Albert Costa matched it recently at Roland Garros.


COURT 1

NO. 6 DAVID NALBANDIAN (ARG) v ANDRE SA (BRA)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Nalbandian v Sa

21 Age 26
9 Entry Ranking 84
2 Titles 0
17-7 Career Grand Slam Record 9-14
7-1 Wimbledon Record 6-5
74-48 Career Record 48-84
7-1 Career Record – Grass 3-15
21-13 2003 Record 10-15
1-0 2003 Record – Grass 3-2
4-1 Career Five-Set Record 2-3
0 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
26-17 Career Tie-break Record 24-26
6-4 2003 Tie-break Record 4-6

• Nalbandian defeated 2000 Wimbledon semifinalist Vladimir Voltchkov 75 64 62 in the first round.

• Nalbandian’s defeat of Voltchkov was the first grass court match he had played since he reached the final last year. In 2002, appearing in his first senior grass court event and seeded No. 28, Nalbandian became the first player in the Open Era to reach the Wimbledon final on his debut and only the second Argentine (after Guillermo Vilas) to reach a Grand Slam final in the Open Era.

• En route to last year’s final, Nalbandian won two five-setters, defeating No. 22 seed Nicolas Lapentti 64 64 46 46 64 in the quarterfinals and No. 27 seed Xavier Malisse 76 64 16 26 62 in the semifinals before losing to Lleyton Hewitt 61 63 62.

• Before 2003 Wimbledon, Nalbandian had not played a match since 2003 Roland Garros where he narrowly lost in the second round to Nicolas Coutelot 63 63 46 26 61.

• Nalbandian’s highlights this year are a quarterfinal appearance at the 2003 Australian Open, where he defeated Roger Federer 64 36 61 16 63 in the round of 16 before losing to eventual runner-up Rainer Schuettler 63 57 61 60, and a semifinal appearance at TMS Hamburg where he fell to countryman Agustin Calleri 64 61.

• Nalbandian also played at Wimbledon as a junior in 1999, reaching the boys' semifinals but losing his match in unfortunate circumstances. Due to face Jurgen Melzer, he was defaulted from the match for late arrival. He went on to win the boys' doubles title with fellow Argentine Guillermo Coria (defeating Todor Enev and Jarkko Nieminen 75 64 in the final).

• Nalbandian is one of nine Argentine players starting in this year’s men’s draw, matching the tally for last year.

• Sa advanced to the second round when his first round opponent, Mariano Zabaleta, retired with sickness and a headache. Sa was leading 62 32 at the time.

• This is Sa’s sixth successive appearance at Wimbledon. He reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal here last year, becoming only the second Brazilian (after Gustavo Kuerten in 1999) to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in the Open Era. Sa, who had not passed the second round in 10 previous majors, defeated Feliciano Lopez 63 75 46 63 in the round of 16 before losing to Tim Henman 63 57 64 63.

• At 2003 Queen’s, Sa defeated Gilles Elseneer 62 76 in the first round to break a 17-match losing streak at all levels of competition, including challengers. Prior to that, he had not won any match since October 2002, when he defeated Jiri Vanek 62 64 in the opening round at the Sao Paulo 2 Challenger (losing in the second round to Andres De La Torre 64 36 64). Sa’s last match win in a tour-level event had been in the first round at 2002 Lyon three weeks before Sao Paulo 2 Challenger.

• A win today would mark Sa’s first consecutive match wins at any level of competition since Madrid Qualifying in October 2002.

• Sa lost in the second round at Queen’s to Dick Norman 63 76, and also lost in the second round at Nottingham, to Alexander Popp 76 36 63.

• Between his quarterfinal finish at Wimbledon last year and now, Sa had lost in the first round at all of the Grand Slam tournaments. At the 2002 US Open he fell to Feliciano Lopez 75 76 63, at the Australian Open he fell to Adrian Voinea 62 76 64, and at Roland Garros he fell to Guillermo Coria 63 61 61.

NO. 2 ANDRE AGASSI (USA) v LARS BURGSMULLER (GER)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Agassi v Burgsmuller

33 Age 27
1 Entry Ranking 88
58 Titles 1
194-43 Career Grand Slam Record 9-16
42-11 Wimbledon Record 1-3
769-235 Career Record 63-94
46-14 Career Record – Grass 5-10
31-4 2003 Record 8-15
4-1 2003 Record – Grass 3-2
23-18 Career Five-Set Record 2-3
5 Comebacks from 0-2 down 1
161-136 Career Tie-break Record 16-27
5-3 2003 Tie-break Record 3-2

• Agassi defeated British wild card Jamie Delgado 64 60 57 64 in the first round.

• This is Agassi’s 13th appearance at Wimbledon. Last year, he suffered his earliest defeat here for four years, losing in the second round to Paradorn Srichaphan 64 76 62.

• Agassi won his first Grand Slam title here 11 years ago. In 1992, he defeated John McEnroe 64 62 63 in the semifinals and Goran Ivanisevic 67 64 64 16 64 in the final.

• Agassi is one of only two Grand Slam champions remaining in this year’s draw. The other is 2003 Roland Garros winner Juan Carlos Ferrero.

• Agassi won his eighth Grand Slam title at this year’s Australian Open, defeating Rainer Schuettler 62 62 61 in the final. Amongst active players, he is second only to Pete Sampras for Grand Slam tournament titles won (Sampras has 14).

• In preparation for 2003 Wimbledon, Agassi played at Queen’s for just the second time in his career. Playing his 1000th career match in the second round (having had a bye in the first), he defeated Peter Luczak 76 64, and went on to reach the semifinals, losing to eventual champion Andy Roddick 61 67 76. It was only the third time that Agassi had played a pre-Wimbledon grass court tournament (he also played at 1993 Halle).

• Although he holds the No. 2 seeding at 2003 Wimbledon, Agassi entered the tournament having recently gained possession of the No. 1 Entry Ranking from Lleyton Hewitt (seeded No. 1 here). Agassi first took the top spot from Hewitt on 28 April, the Australian having held it continuously for 75 weeks; Hewitt regained it on 5 May, and then forfeited it again on 16 June.

• Agassi has played sparingly but to great effect for the most part in 2003. Wimbledon is only his ninth event, but he has won four titles so far, leading the tour for the season alongside Roger Federer. In addition to claiming his fourth Australian Open crown, Agassi won the title in his next event, at San Jose, assembling a 12-match winning streak. He also won titles at consecutive tournaments in TMS Miami and Houston, assembling another streak of 11 victories. He lost in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros, to Guillermo Coria 46 63 62 64. By contrast, Agassi lost in the first round at both Scottsdale and TMS Rome.

• Burgsmuller defeated Albert Montanes 63 76 46 62 to record his first victory at Wimbledon in four attempts. The match was suspended on Tuesday due to darkness with Burgsmuller trailing 1-2 in the fourth set. On the re-start on Wednesday he won the first five games to complete his victory.

• Burgsmuller had lost in the first round at Wimbledon on his three previous appearances: as a qualifier in 1995 to Jonas Bjorkman 61 61 61; in 2001 again to Bjorkman 64 63 64; and last year to Michael Chang 63 76 64.

• Burgsmuller reached the second round of the pre-Wimbledon grass court events at Halle and ’s-Hertogenbosch. At Halle he defeated Jean-Claude Scherrer of Switzerland 64 57 64, before losing to Younes El Aynaoui 63 63. At ’s-Hertogenbosch he defeated Roland Garros finalist Martin Verkerk 36 64 76, before losing to Fernando Vicente 46 64 64.

• Burgsmuller failed to pass the second round in 12 previous tournaments this year. In Grand Slam play, he reached the second round at the Australian Open (losing to Roger Federer 63 60 63) and Roland Garros (losing to Arnaud Clement 63 63 63). On the challenger circuit, Burgsmuller reached the final at Calabasas, USA, losing to Jerome Golmard 63 75.

• Burgsmuller’s career-best Grand Slam showings were third round appearances at the 2001 Australian Open and 2001 Roland Garros.

• Burgsmuller made his Davis Cup debut for Germany in February, losing both his singles matches in their 5-0 World Group first round defeat by Argentina in Buenos Aires. He went on to represent Germany in the World Team Cup in Dusseldorf in May, compiling a win-loss record of 1-1 in singles.

• Burgsmuller has one career title, 2002 Copenhagen, where he defeated Olivier Rochus 63 63 in the final.



COURT 2

NO. 26 JAMES BLAKE (USA) v SARGIS SARGSIAN (ARM)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Blake v Sargsian

23 Age 30
27 Entry Ranking 62
1 Titles 1
11-8 Career Grand Slam Record 25-26
2-1 Wimbledon Record 6-6
74-60 Career Record 130-161
10-6 Career Record – Grass 25-23
23-16 2003 Record 12-14
1-0 2003 Record – Grass 1-2
0-4 Career Five-Set Record 6-4
0 Comebacks from 0-2 down 3
24-20 Career Tie-break Record 51-50
11-5 2003 Tie-break Record 2-5

• Blake defeated qualifier Todd Larkham 63 61 61 to reach the second round of Wimbledon for the second successive year. He reached the second round on his debut here last year, defeating Mariano Zabaleta 62 62 ret. in the first round, before falling to Richard Krajicek 63 64 36 46 119.

• Blake posted his best ever Grand Slam result at the 2003 Australian Open, reaching the round of 16 where he lost to eventual runner-up Rainer Schuettler 63 64 16 63. At 2003 Roland Garros he reached the second round, defeating Davis Cup teammate Taylor Dent 64 63 76 in the first round before losing to Ivan Ljubicic 63 46 76 64.

• Blake was forced to withdraw from 2003 Queen’s with a right shoulder injury, but played at last week’s Stoke Park exhibition event.

• Blake’s one career singles title came at Washington last year. He defeated No. 1 seed Andre Agassi 63 64 in the semifinals and Paradorn Srichaphan 16 76 64 in the final. Blake’s best result in 2003 is a semifinal finish at San Jose.

• Blake has been wearing a sleeveless shirt for many of his matches in 2003 during a trial period for sleeveless shirts in men’s tennis, but did not wear one during his first round match. The All England Club has given permission for players to wear sleeveless shirts at this year’s Championships as long as they conform to the club’s predominately white rule.

• Sargsian defeated British wild card Alex Bogdanovic 61 63 62 in the first round.

• Sargsian is making his seventh consecutive Wimbledon appearance. His best performance came in 2001 when he reached the third round, losing to eventual champion Pete Sampras 64 64 75. Last year he lost in the second round to Rainer Schuettler 63 60 61.

• Sargsian has progressed past the third round of a Grand Slam on only one occasion. At this year’s Australian Open he reached the round of 16, defeating Mark Philippooussis 57 75 60 64 in the third round before falling to Wayne Ferreira 63 64 36 63. He went on to defeat No. 6 seed Andy Roddick 67 61 62 64 in the first round at Roland Garros, before losing in the second to Victor Hanescu 63 75 36 62.

• His 2003 Wimbledon grass court warm-up has included appearances at Halle and Nottingham. In both tournaments he fell in the opening round - in Halle to Roger Federer 75 61 and in Nottingham to Hicham Arazi 64 36 63.

• Sargsian has had success on grass courts throughout his career. He won his one career singles title at 1997 Newport, defeating Brett Steven 76 46 75 in the final and reached the semifinals of 1998 Nottingham and 2002 Queen’s.

COURT 3

(Q) CYRIL SAULNIER (FRA) v MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS (AUS)

Head-to-head: Philippoussis leads 1-0
2000 Miami Hard (O) R64 Philippoussis 46 63 64

Saulnier v Philippoussis

27 Age 26
124 Entry Ranking 48
0 Titles 9
2-10 Career Grand Slam Record 54-27
1-2 Wimbledon Record 17-6
17-41 Career Record 271-158
4-5 Career Record – Grass 29-14
5-5 2003 Record 20-11
3-1 2003 Record – Grass 1-1
0-2 Career Five-Set Record 12-6
0 Comebacks from 0-2 down 3
14-14 Career Tie-break Record 138-121
5-2 2003 Tie-break Record 7-7

• Having defeated Mariano Zabaleta 63 46 63 62 in the opening round (his second victory over the Argentine), Philippoussis finds himself in the second round of Wimbledon for the sixth time in his career.

• Philippoussis is making his seventh appearance at Wimbledon. He played as a wild card last year and advanced to the round of 16, losing there to Richard Krajicek 67 76 67 76 64.

• Philippoussis reached the quarterfinals for three consecutive years from 1998-2000, twice losing to eventual champion Pete Sampras. In 1998, he fell to Sampras 76 64 64 in his first Grand Slam quarterfinal. In 1999, Philippoussis won the first set against Sampras 64, and was trailing 21 in the second, before tearing a cartilage in his left knee and having to retire. In 2000, Philippoussis lost in the quarterfinals to No. 2 seed Andre Agassi 76 63 64.

• In preparation for 2003 Wimbledon, Philippoussis played at Queen’s, but lost in the first round, again to Krajicek, 76 63.

• Philippoussis's injury in the quarterfinals of 1999 Wimbledon was the start of the left knee problems that have troubled him in recent years. He had surgery on the knee three times in 14 months - January 2000, December 2000 and March 2001.

• Philippoussis did not play for the rest of 2002 after the US Open, having retired in the first round there after injuring his left knee again. He has played a full season to date in 2003, with his best result at Scottsdale, where he reached the final before falling to Lleyton Hewitt 64 64. Philippoussis also reached the quarterfinals at TMS Hamburg (losing to Guillermo Coria 62 60), and the round of 16 at TMS Miami (losing to Andre Agassi 46 63 62).

• In his opening round match, qualifier Saulnier upset No. 14 seed Xavier Malisse in straight sets 64 63 62. The 27-year-old Frenchman was one of six players on Tuesday to defeat a seed. In addition to Malisse, No. 28 Wayne Ferreira fell to Karol Kucera, No. 21 Martin Verkerk fell to Robin Soderling, No. 22 Felix Mantilla fell to Frederic Niemeyer, No. 7 Guillermo Coria fell to Olivier Rochus and No. 20 Yevgeny Kafelnikov fell to Raemon Sluiter.

• Saulnier is making his third appearance at Wimbledon. He debuted in 2000 as a lucky loser and qualified in 2002. In his two previous appearances here he has fallen in the opening round – to countryman Jerome Golmard in 2000 and to Radek Stepanek in 2002.

• Saulnier’s second round appearance here equals his best performance at any Grand Slam. At the 2000 US Open he defeated Attila Savolt 63 75 63 in the first round before falling to Magnus Norman 63 64 63 in the second. Before winning in the first round, Saulnier came into 2003 Wimbledon on a six-match Grand Slam losing streak.

• In his Wimbledon warm-up, Saulnier progressed through two rounds at Queen’s before falling to Tim Henman 67 63 63 in the third round.

COURT 13

(Q) TAKAO SUZUKI (JPN) v KAROL KUCERA (SVK)

Head-to-head: Kucera leads 1-0
2001 Tokyo Outdoor Hard (O) QF Kucera 63 63

Suzuki v Kucera

26 Age 29
303 Entry Ranking 46
0 Titles 6
1-4 Career Grand Slam Record 32-33
1-1 Wimbledon Record 8-7
30-30 Career Record 280-118
1-3 Career Record – Grass 31-18
3-1 2003 Record 16-10
1-1 2003 Record – Grass 3-1
0-3 Career Five-Set Record 11-7
0 Comebacks from 0-2 down 2
16-12 Career Tie-break Record 81-84
2-1 2003 Tie-break Record 7-5


COURT 14

(Q) ROBIN SODERLING (SWE) v (Q) GILLES ELSENEER (BEL)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Elseneer v Soderling

25 Age 18
160 Entry Ranking 152
0 Titles 0
1-0 Career Grand Slam Record 2-1
1-0 Wimbledon Record 1-0
9-5 Career Record 3-6
6-4 Career Record – Grass 1-0
1-1 2003 Record 1-0
1-1 2003 Record – Grass 1-0
0-0 Career Five-Set Record 0-0
0 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
2-3 Career Tie-break Record 2-4
0-1 2003 Tie-break Record 0-1


RAEMON SLUITER (NED) v ALEXANDER POPP (GER)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Sluiter v Popp

25 Age 26
67 Entry Ranking 198
0 Titles 0
6-11 Career Grand Slam Record 8-8
4-2 Wimbledon Record 5-1
44-61 Career Record 24-31
16-14 Career Record – Grass 11-5
14-18 2003 Record 3-2
5-2 2003 Record – Grass 3-1
4-1 Career Five-Set Record 3-1
0 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
29-32 Career Tie-break Record 11-8
6-10 2003 Tie-break Record 2-1


COURT 18

NO. 30 JARKKO NIEMINEN (FIN) v (LL) STEFANO GALVANI (ITA)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Nieminen v Galvani

21 Age 26
32 Entry Ranking 159
0 Titles 0
9-6 Career Grand Slam Record 1-4
2-1 Wimbledon Record 1-1
65-48 Career Record 9-17
3-5 Career Record – Grass 1-1
28-17 2003 Record 1-1
2-2 2003 Record – Grass 1-0
6-1 Career Five-Set Record 0-0
1 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
18-12 Career Tie-break Record 3-7
7-5 2003 Tie-break Record 0-1



OTHER MATCHES ON COURT

NO. 11 JIRI NOVAK (CZE) v DAVID FERRER (ESP)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Novak v Ferrer

28 Age 21
10 Entry Ranking 64
4 Titles 1
37-28 Career Grand Slam Record 2-2
5-7 Wimbledon Record 1-0
243-188 Career Record 18-21
10-10 Career Record – Grass 1-0
26-16 2003 Record 8-15
5-2 2003 Record – Grass 1-0
9-8 Career Five-Set Record 0-0
4 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
74-92 Career Tie-break Record 3-2
10-6 2003 Tie-break Record 2-2

• Novak defeated Peru’s Luis Horna 36 76 61 61 in the first round.

• This is Novak’s eighth appearance at Wimbledon and today he is bidding to reach the third round for the first time. Last year here, he lost in the second round to Wayne Arthurs 63 76 63.

• Novak has lost in the Wimbledon second round a total of four times (1996, 1999, 2001 and 2002) and the first round thee times (1997, 1998 and 2000). He has advanced to the third round or better at least once at each of the other three majors.

• Novak’s best result in a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the semifinals at the 2002 Australian Open, defeating Stefan Koubek 62 63 62 in the quarterfinals before falling to eventual champion Thomas Johansson 76 06 46 63 64.

• Warming up for Wimbledon, Novak had quarterfinal finishes at both Halle (losing to Mikhail Youzhny 64 64) and ’s-Hertogenbosh (losing to Jan Vacek 64 64).

• The highlight of Novak’s season is a runner-up finish at Dubai, where he defeated Tommy Robredo 64 61 in the semis then lost to Roger Federer 61 76 in the final. He reached the round of 16 at Roland Garros recently, losing to Carlos Moya 75 63 62.

• Ferrer had his first victory at Wimbledon when he defeated wild card Martin Lee 16 63 61 62 in the opening round.

• Ferrer was one of 23 men to make their debut at 2003 Wimbledon. This is only his third major, having made his Grand Slam tournament debut at the 2003 Australian Open, where he lost in the first round to Hyung-Taik Lee 57 62 62 63.

• A win today would represent Ferrer’s best Grand Slam result. He reached the second round at 2003 Roland Garros, defeating Jurgen Melzer 62 62 76 in the first round then losing to Wayne Ferreira 46 64 61 63.

• Ahead of Wimbledon, Ferrer did not play a Wimbledon warm-up event, having not played since Roland Garros.

• Ferrer has played his first full year of tour-level tournaments this season, and had his best result at Auckland, where he defeated Fernando Gonzalez 64 63 to reach the quarterfinals then lost to Dominik Hrbaty 75 63.

• Ferrer was one of the most improved players of 2002, climbing 160 places up the Entry Ranking. At Umag, he reached his first final in just his second tour event, losing to Carlos Moya 62 63. Two tournaments later, he won his first title at Bucharest, defeating Jose Acasuso 63 62 in the final. He won four challenger titles during the year.

NO. 13 SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN (FRA) v WAYNE ARTHURS (AUS)

Grosjean v Arthurs

25 Age 32
14 Entry Ranking 77
3 Titles 0
37-21 Career Grand Slam Record 19-18
8-4 Wimbledon Record 7-4
210-136 Career Record 88-100
22-12 Career Record – Grass 32-19
20-10 2003 Record 11-17
6-2 2003 Record – Grass 3-2
7-7 Career Five-Set Record 7-1
2 Comebacks from 0-2 down 2
90-53 Career Tie-break Record 78-88
7-5 2003 Tie-break Record 11-12


• Grosjean’s first round match against Thomas Enqvist was suspended due to bad light late on Tuesday with the Frenchman leading 46 63 64. He swiftly finished up the following day, taking the fourth set tiebreak 7-4.

• Grosjean is making his fifth appearance at Wimbledon. Of his four previous appearances, he has lost in the first round once (2000), third round twice (1999 and 2001) and round of 16 once (1998).

• Grosjean’s best result here came in 1998 on his Wimbledon debut, when as a qualifier he reached the round of 16, falling to eventual champion Pete Sampras 63 64 64. Grosjean did not play last year due to a left thigh injury.

• Grosjean’s best result of the year so far came on grass at Queen’s, where he reached the final, defeating three-times defending champion Lleyton Hewitt 63 64 in the quarterfinals and Tim Henman 63 64 in the semifinals, losing to Andy Roddick 63 63. He also won four matches at the 2003 Australian Open to reach the quarterfinals, falling to eventual champion Andre Agassi 63 62 62. After Queen’s, Grosjean reached the second round at ’s-Hertogenbosch, falling to Jan Vacek 64 36 62.

• Grosjean has won three career singles titles, and one of those was on grass, at 2000 Nottingham. There were eighteen players who started off in the main draw with one or more grass court titles.

• Arthurs defeated Alberto Martin 76 61 76 on Tuesday to progress to the second round at Wimbledon for the third time in his career.

• He is making his fifth straight appearance at the All England Club having debuted in 1999. His best performances at Wimbledon came in 1999 and 2002 when he lost in the round of 16. On both occasions he lost to an eventual finalist – in 1999 to Andre Agassi 67 76 61 64 and in 2002 to David Nalbandian 64 76 26 76.

• In Arthurs’ two other appearances here, he failed to progress beyond the opening round, falling in 2000 to Wayne Ferreira 67 63 76 61 and in 2001 to Max Mirny 75 62 64.

• Of Arthurs’ 18 Grand Slam career appearances since his 1998 debut at the US Open up until this year’s Wimbledon, he has reached the round of 16 on four occasions. He has never progressed beyond this round.

• In a rather disappointing year, Arthurs has lost in the opening round of 11 tournaments. The only result of note is his semifinal berth at 2003 Copenhagen where he lost to eventual champion Karol Kucera 62 64.

• In preparation for Wimbledon, Arthurs featured at both Queen’s and Nottingham. He lost in the first round at Queen’s to Anthony Dupuis 64 76 and in the quarterfinals of Nottingham to Hicham Arazi 64 63.

• In his first round victory over Bob Bryan at Nottingham he was involved in the longest tiebreak so far in 2003 and also the longest in more than four years – after winning the first set 19-17 in the tiebreak he went on to claim the second set 75. The last time a tiebreak went as high as 1917 was at1999 Halle when Jan Siemerink defeated Patrick Rafter in three sets 64 35 76(17).

NO. 27 YOUNES EL AYNAOUI (MAR) v NICOLAS MASSU (CHI)

Head-to-head: El Aynaoui leads 2-0
2000 Indianapolis Hard (O) R32 El Aynaoui 64 62
2003 Casablanca Clay (O) QF El Aynaoui 46 63 75

El Aynaoui v Massu

31 Age 23
22 Entry Ranking 80
5 Titles 1
34-27 Career Grand Slam Record 8-11
6-6 Wimbledon Record 3-3
238-193 Career Record 93-87
9-9 Career Record – Grass 5-5
25-14 2003 Record 9-9
4-2 2003 Record – Grass 1-0
11-5 Career Five-Set Record 1-2
2 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
106-92 Career Tie-break Record 36-34
11-11 2003 Tie-break Record 2-1

• El Aynaoui defeated wild card Mark Hilton 63 62 64 in the first round.

• El Aynaoui is playing in his seventh Wimbledon. He lost in the first round last year to Irakli Labadze 46 76 63 76.

• If El Aynaoui wins today, he will equal his best Wimbledon result. He has reached the third round here on two occasions: in 2000, falling to Vladimir Voltchkov 76 75 76, and in 2001, falling to Lleyton Hewitt 75 57 64 76.

• This is El Aynaoui’s least successful Grand Slam event. He has reached the round of 16 or better at least once at each of the other three majors.

• In his 2003 Wimbledon warm-up, El Aynaoui reached the quarterfinals at Halle before falling to Roger Federer 75 76 and the second round at Nottingham, losing to Wayne Arthurs 64 76.

• El Aynaoui has reached three Grand Slam quarterfinals: at the 2000 Australian Open, and the 2002 US Open, and again at the 2003 Australian Open.

• At this year’s Australian Open, El Aynaoui, seeded No. 18, upset No. 1 seed Lleyton Hewitt 67 76 76 64 in the round of 16 before losing his quarterfinal match to No. 9 Andy Roddick in sensational circumstances. Roddick won 46 76 46 64 2119 in exactly five hours, producing the longest fifth set (in number of games) in men’s singles in all-time Grand Slam history. In total number of games played (83) it was the joint-longest men’s singles match in a Grand Slam tournament since the introduction of the tiebreak (tying with Philippoussis v Schalken at 2000 Wimbledon).

• In 2003, El Aynaoui has reached one semifinal (Doha) and one final (Casablanca) but has failed to add to his tally of five singles titles since he won at 2002 Munich.

• Massu defeated Croatian Zeljko Krajan 61 61 61 in the first round. It was the easiest victory of any opening round match (not including retirements).

• This is Massu’s fourth successive Wimbledon appearance. He lost in the first round last year to Jan-Michael Gambill 63 76 63, and had his best result in 2001, when he advanced to the third round, defeating Fernando Meligeni 64 26 76 67 63 in the second round and falling to Andre Agassi 63 61 61.

• Massu’s best finish at any Grand Slam tournament is the third round. He also got to that stage at the 2002 US Open.

• Massu did not play a grass-court warm-up event. Instead he entered the Braunschweig Challenger last week, losing in the first round to Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 61 64.

• Massu has reached two quarterfinals in 2003, at Casablanca and Valencia, as well as the third round of 128-draw TMS Miami. He was runner-up at the Bermuda Challenger in April, losing to Flavio Saretta 61 64 in the final.


NO. 35 RADEK STEPANEK (CZE) v SCOTT DRAPER (AUS)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Stepanek v Draper

24 Age 29
38 Entry Ranking 115
0 Titles 1
6-4 Career Grand Slam Record 20-29
3-1 Wimbledon Record 3-7
40-37 Career Record 97-116
5-3 Career Record – Grass 21-19
21-17 2003 Record 3-7
3-1 2003 Record – Grass 1-1
1-4 Career Five-Set Record 4-6
0 Comebacks from 0-2 down 1
17-13 Career Tie-break Record 56-48
7-7 2003 Tie-break Record 3-1


OLIVIER ROCHUS (BEL) v ANTHONY DUPUIS (FRA)

Head-to-head: first meeting

O. Rochus v Dupuis

22 Age 30
65 Entry Ranking 74
1 Titles 0
10-12 Career Grand Slam Record 7-12
6-3 Wimbledon Record 2-2
55-69 Career Record 52-82
10-8 Career Record – Grass 7-12
16-18 2003 Record 14-15
2-2 2003 Record – Grass 4-2
3-6 Career Five-Set Record 1-3
1 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
17-31 Career Tie-break Record 38-31
4-7 2003 Tie-break Record 9-7
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WIMBLEDON
MEN’S REVIEW
Day Three – 25 June 2003


Nadal follows in Becker’s footsteps
Spain’s Rafael Nadal has become the youngest player to reach the third round of the men’s singles since Boris Becker in 1984. Nadal, who turned 17 on 3 June, followed up his first round victory over Mario Ancic with a 62 64 63 second round defeat of the last surviving wild card Lee Childs.

Becker was 16 years 7 months when he reached the third round at Wimbledon in 1984, the year before becoming the youngest-ever men’s singles champion in 1985. Nadal, who faces No. 12 seed Paradorn Srichaphan on Friday, will be hoping for better fortune than Becker back in 1984, who left court on a stretcher after retiring from his third round match with Bill Scanlon with an ankle injury.


Srichaphan continues to live dangerously
Paradorn Srichaphan, who needed five sets to defeat Dominik Hrbaty in the first round, had to save two match points to defeat Frenchman Olivier Mutis 46 16 76 75 75 and set up a third round meeting with Rafael Nadal. Mutis, making his Wimbledon debut, held two match points on his serve at 5-4 in the fourth set.

Although this was Srichaphan’s first ever victory from two-sets-to-love down, he now boasts an impressive 11-3 win-loss record in five-set matches.


Roddick wins battle of the big servers
Fifth seed Andy Roddick today avenged last year’s Wimbledon defeat when he overcame Great Britain’s Greg Rusedski 76 76 75 in the second round today. Rusedski had triumphed 63 64 62 when the two players met in the third round of last year’s Championships.

Roddick, who extends his unbeaten run on grass to seven matches, had defeated Rusedski 63 46 64 in the third round at Queen’s earlier this month en route to the title. He next faces Spain’s Tommy Robredo, having won all four of the pair’s previous meetings, including a 63 75 76 victory on grass in the USA v Spain Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal tie in Houston in 2002.


Giantkiller Karlovic moves on
Another big server, Ivo Karlovic, followed up his first round defeat of top seed Lleyton Hewitt with a battling 64 76 57 62 victory over fellow qualifier Paul Baccanello. Karlovic, at 6’ 10” the tallest ever competitor at Wimbledon, served 29 aces to bring his total for The Championships to 128 (including three qualifying matches).

Karlovic next takes on another giant, the 6’ 5” tall Max Mirnyi, who ended hopes of an all-Croatian third round encounter by defeating Ivan Ljubicic 63 64 26 62.
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WTA ....THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, Wimbledon-GBR
SECOND ROUND MATCH NOTES (Bottom half), 25 June 2003

(2) KIM CLIJSTERS (BEL #2) vs. VIRGINIE RAZZANO (FRA #58)
Head-to-Head: Clijsters leads 1-0
Last Meeting: 2002 Luxembourg (Hard/Indoors), SF, Clijsters won 63 60
Clijsters Quick Facts
Age: 19 WTA Tour career singles titles: 14 WTA Tour career prize money: $5,346,340
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Fourth appearance here; reached 4r on debut as a qualifier in 1999 (l. to Graf); quarterfinalist in 2001; beaten in 2r in 2000 and
2002
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 10)
WINNER (4): Sydney, Indian Wells, Rome, ’s-Hertogenbosch; RUNNER-UP (4): Antwerp, Scottsdale, Berlin, Roland Garros;
SEMIFINALIST (2): Australian Open, Miami
• Reached SF or better at all 10 tournaments, her most consistent start to a season; 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
(2002 Luxembourg and Championships) and 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 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, in 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; in doubles, has won
four titles to date (all w/Sugiyama) at Sydney, Antwerp, Scottsdale, and Roland Garros
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 14 WTA Tour singles titles, most recently at 2003 ’s-Hertogenbosch; 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; member of Belgian Fed Cup Team
2000-03, helping her country win its first-ever title in 2001; winner of eight Tour doubles titles, incl. 2003 Roland Garros
(w/Sugiyama); mixed doubles runner-up at 2000 Wimbledon (w/Hewitt)
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.2 (14 April – 5 May, 12 May 2003 – present)
• Coached by Marc Dehous since July 2002; physical trainer is Eveline Coppens
Razzano Quick Facts
Age: 20 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $401,292
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making third appearance; best result was 2r finish in 2002, l. 1r in 2001
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 16)
SEMIFINALIST (1): Estoril; 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
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Three-time WTA Tour semifinalist, most recently at 2003 Estoril, also 2002 Sarasota and 2002 Luxembourg; reached one WTA
Tour QF at 2001 Birmingham; 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
(4) VENUS WILLIAMS (USA #4) vs. KATARINA SREBOTNIK (SLO #42)
Head-to-Head: V.Williams leads 1-0
Last Meeting: 1999 Stanford (Hard/Outdoors), R16, Williams won 61 76(3)
V.Williams Quick Facts
Age: 23 WTA Tour career singles titles: 29 WTA Tour career prize money: $12,514,144
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making her seventh consecutive appearance here; two-time former champion, winning the Ladies’ Singles title in
2000 (d. world No.1 Hingis in QF, No.8 S.Williams in SF and No.2 Davenport in final) and 2001 (d. Henin in final);
reached third straight final in 2002, falling to S.Williams; also a quarterfinalist in 1998 (l. to Novotna) and 1999 (l.
to Graf)
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 5)
WINNER (1): Antwerp; RUNNER-UP (2): Australian Open, Warsaw; FOURTH ROUND (2): Miami, Roland Garros
• Started season by reaching first Australian Open final (ninth Grand Slam final overall and fourth in succession),
first time in five meetings to take a set off sister Serena before losing 76, 36, 64; followed up with successful title
defense in Antwerp, dropping just 18 games in four matches, d. world No.5 Hantuchova in SF and No.3 Clijsters in
final to win her first title in six months; upset in 4r of Miami by world No.22 Shaughnessy in straight sets;
represented USA in Fed Cup World Group 1r vs. Czech Republic, winning both singles rubbers (d. Bedanova and
Benesova) and teamed with sister Serena to win doubles rubber over Bedanova/Birnerova; reached final of
Warsaw coming from a 26, 03 deficit to d. Schiavone in QF; in final vs. Mauresmo, saved two set points to win first
set tiebreak only to lose next nine games in a row before retiring with a strained abdominal muscle; at Roland
Garros, suffered earliest Grand Slam exit since 2001 Roland Garros (1r), falling in 4r to Zvonareva; on 9 June,
slipped to No.4, her lowest ranking since November 2001
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 29 WTA Tour singles titles, including four Grand Slams (2000-2001 Wimbledon and US Open crowns),
an Olympic gold medal (2000 Sydney) and five Tier I titles (fifth among active players); winner of six Grand Slam
women’s doubles titles (all w/Serena, most recently at 2003 Australian Open) and two mixed doubles majors; a
member of the US Olympic Team in 2000 and the US Fed Cup Team 1999 and 2003
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.1 for 11 weeks (25 February – 17 March, 22 April – 19 May, 10 June – 7 July 2002)
• Coached by father, Richard Williams, and mother, Oracene Price; trainer is Kerrie Brooks
Srebotnik Quick Facts
Age: 22 WTA Tour career singles titles: 2 WTA Tour career prize money: $1,107,299
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making fifth appearance but fourth in main draw; has never advanced past 1r
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 15)
SEMIFINALIST (1): Bogota; THIRD ROUND (3): Australian Open, Indian Wells, Miami
• After 1r loss at Auckland and 2r at Hobart, reached Australian Open 3r, falling to eventual semifinalist Henin-
Hardenne; d. world No.23 Coetzer in 1r of Tokyo [Pan Pacific] before falling to Rubin; as No.2 seed, reached
Bogota SF, falling to Medina Garrigues; reached 2r at Acapulco and 3r at Indian Wells and Miami; after 2r loss in
Estoril, won both singles rubbers in Slovenia’s Fed Cup World Group 1r win over Argentina; has gone 2/5 since
then, reaching 2r at Roland Garros and 's-Hertogenbosch (l. to compatriot Pisnik in 3s)
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of two WTA Tour titles, 2002 Acapulco and 1999 Estoril; runner-up at 2002 Bogota; three-time WTA Tour
semifinalist, 2003 Bogota, 2000 Tokyo [Pan Pacific] and 1999 Palermo; winner of six WTA doubles titles, most
recently at 2003 Bogota (w/ Svennson); winner of one Grand Slam title, 1999 Roland Garros mixed doubles (w/
Norval); 2002 US Open and 2000 Roland Garros mixed doubles finalist (both w/ B. Bryan); winner of six ITF
Women’s Circuit titles; member of Slovenian Fed Cup Team, 1999, 2001 and 2003; member of 2000 Slovenian
Olympic Team
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.30 (3-23 February 2003)
• Coached by doubles partner Tina Krizan
(5) LINDSAY DAVENPORT (USA #5) vs. RITA GRANDE (ITA #56)
Head-to-Head: Davenport leads 1-0
Last Meeting: 2001 Stanford (Hard/Outdoors), R16, Davenport won 63 62
Davenport Quick Facts
Age: 26 WTA Tour career singles titles: 38 WTA Tour career prize money: $15,612,175
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Tenth appearance here; champion of 1999 without loss of a set, d. Graf in final; runner-up in 2000 to V.Williams;
missed 2002 due to right knee injury; semifinalist in 2001 and quarterfinalist in 1994 and 1998
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 10)
WINNER (1): Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; RUNNER-UP (3): Sydney, Indian Wells, Amelia Island; SEMIFINALIST (1): Charleston
• Reached Sydney final (exactly one year after undergoing right knee arthroscopic surgery) d. No.4 seed
Hantuchova in third-set tiebreak 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 round match to eventual
champion Sugiyama; runner-up at Indian Wells, d. No.2 seed Capriati in 3s before l. to No.1 seed Clijsters;
reached 4r at Miami, ret. 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 the 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.
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 5-1, 15-40 on serve, saving 5 mp before holding 3 mp of her own at 6-5; in doubles, winner of three
titles (all w/Raymond) at Indian Wells, Amelia Island and Eastbourne
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of 38 career 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 32 doubles titles, including three
Grand Slams; has been ranked No.1 in the world in both singles (38 weeks in total) and doubles (32 weeks); No.1
in singles and doubles concurrently during April and May 2000; 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 (12 October 1998 – 7 February 1999; 5 July – 8 August 1999; 3 April – 7 May, 15-21 May
2000; 5 November 2001 – 13 January 2002)
• Has been working with Adam Peterson since mid-March
Grande Quick Facts
Age: 28 WTA Tour career singles titles: 3 WTA Tour career prize money: $1,548,616
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making 11th consecutive appearance but eighth in main draw; best result were four 2r finishes, 1998-2000 and
2002; l. 1r in 1996 and 1997, l. in qualifying 1993-1995
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 17)
WINNER (1): Casablanca; THIRD ROUND (1): Roland Garros; SECOND ROUND (2): Paris Indoors, Vienna
• Started season with two 1r losses; at Australian Open, l. 2r to No.20 seed Bovina; qualified for Tier I Tokyo [Pan
Pacific], l. 1r to No.1 Japanese player Sugiyama in 3s; upset compatriot and No.6 seed Farina Elia in 1r at Paris
Indoors, l. 2r to Dementieva in 3s; l. 1r at three consecutive events; ended two-and-a-half-year title drought with a
3s victory over An.Serra Zanetti in an all-Italian Casablanca final; following Casablanca, No.60 ranking improved
to No.50, ending nine weeks outside the Top 50; seeded No.4 at Estoril, was forced to retire in 1r match due to a
left adductor strain; withdrew from Budapest due to Estoril injury; suffered three consecutive 1r losses after Estoril;
reached Madrid doubles final (w/Widjaja); reached 3r at Roland Garros, d. No.20 seed Bovina, l. to No.15 seed
Maleeva; at Vienna, l. 2r to No.1 seed Dokic; l. 1r at ’s-Hertogenbosch
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of three WTA Tour singles titles, two coming in 2001 – Hobart in January (d. Hopkins in final) and
Bratislava in October (d. Sucha in final) and most recently 2003 Casablanca (see above); winner of five Tour
doubles titles, most recently at 2002 Hobart (w/Garbin); has reached 4r at Grand Slams on four occasions, twice
at the Australian Open (2001/2002), 2001 Roland Garros and 1996 US Open; has contested the past 29 Grand
Slams, dating back to her debut at the 1995 US Open (incl. 2002 Roland Garros)
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.24 (5 November 2001 – 13 January 2002)
• Coached by brother Vincenzo Grande
(7) CHANDA RUBIN (USA #7) vs. AMY FRAZIER (USA #51)
Head-to-Head: Rubin leads 4-2
Last Meeting: 2001 Canadian Open (Toronto) (Hard/Outdoors), R32, Frazier won 63 36 10 ret.
Rubin Quick Facts
Age: 27 WTA Tour career singles titles: 7 WTA Tour career prize money: $3,755,789
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Eleventh appearance here; achieved first 4r finish in 2002 (l. to eventual champion S.Williams), having only
reached 3r on two prior occasions
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 11)
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)
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of seven WTA Tour singles titles, most recently in Madrid and including two biggest 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 and 2000 Roland Garros; has qualified for Tour
Championships in singles three times (1995, 2000 and 2002); a member of the US Fed Cup team 1995-97, 1999
and the US Olympic team in 1996; in doubles, winner of 10 titles, including one Grand Slam at 1996 Australian
Open (w/Sánchez-Vicario)
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.6 (8 April – 9 June 1996)
• Coached by Benny Sims since May 1998
Frazier Quick Facts
Age: 30 WTA Tour career singles titles: 6 WTA Tour career prize money: $2,735,897
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making 16th appearance, 15th in main draw; best results were three 4r finishes in 1991, 1992 and 1996; three 3r
finishes in 1990, 2000 and 2001; two 2r finishes in 1989 and 1997; six 1r finishes in 1998, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999
and 2002; l. qualifying 1987
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 7)
FINALIST (1): Hobart; QUARTERFINALIST (1): ITF/Sea Island-USA
• Reached 13th career Tour singles final at Hobart (d. Callens 1r for 400th career singles win) before falling to Molik
in 3s; reached 2r at Australian Open, l. to No.18 seed Daniilidou; sprained her right ankle while checking in to
hotel in Memphis and was off the Tour for three months causing her withdrawals from Memphis, Scottsdale,
Indian Wells, Miami and Charleston; l. 1r at Amelia Island to Vakulenko; reached QF of ITF/Sea Island in South
Carolina and 2r of Madrid, falling to Tulyaganova; at Roland Garros, fell 1r to No.2 seed and eventual runner-up
Clijsters 62 60; qualified for Eastbourne and reached 2r, falling to Capriati 61 75
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of six WTA Tour career singles titles, most recently at 1999 Japan Open – eight of her 13 career finals
have come in Japan; in 2002, made her 16th consecutive US Open appearance (tied for fifth all-time) and reached
4r there for only second time (and only seventh in total from 56 career Grand Slams played); has scored nine Top
5 wins in her career over the likes of Hingis, Graf, Seles, Sánchez-Vicario, Martinez and Pierce; has finished each
of the last 14 years inside the Top 50, including six Top 20 finishes; member of the US Fed Cup Team in 1995
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.13 (27 February – 5 March, 19 June – 9 July 1995)
• Coached by John Austin and Wayne Jackson since from age 5 until 1990; also worked with John Trump
(9) DANIELA HANTUCHOVA (SVK #9) vs. SHINOBU ASAGOE (JPN #81)
Head-to-Head: Hantuchova leads 1-0
Last Meeting: 2000 Oklahoma City (Hard/Indoors), R32, Hantuchova won 64 63
Hantuchova Quick Facts
Age: 20 WTA Tour career singles titles: 1 WTA Tour career prize money: $1,843,537
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Third appearance here; reached career-first Grand Slam QF here in 2002, d. Dokic 4r (l. to eventual champion
S.Williams)
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 13)
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) surviving third set tiebreak to d. Mikaelian; in Rome fell 3r to
C.Martinez; fell 2r of Roland Garros for second straight time (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)
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of one WTA Tour singles title at 2002 Indian Wells (d. No.4 Hingis in 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
Asagoe Quick Facts
Age: 26 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $583,372
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making sixth appearance but third in main draw; best result was 2r finish in 2000; l. 1r in 2001; l. qualifying in
1998, 1999 and 2002
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 12)
WINNER (1): ITF/Gifu-JPN; FINALIST (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 event 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
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Reached first WTA Tour final at 2003 Birmingham; 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 Natsuo Yamanaka
(12) MAGDALENA MALEEVA (BUL #11) vs. PAOLA SUÁREZ (ARG #35)
Head-to-Head: Maleeva leads 2-1
Last Meeting: 2001 Linz (Hard/Indoors), R32, Maleeva won 75 61
Maleeva Quick Facts
Age: 28 WTA Tour career singles titles: 10 WTA Tour career prize money: $3,489,505
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making her 11th appearance here; best result have been 4r finishes in 2001 and 2002; also reached 3r in 1993
and 1997
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 13)
WINNER (1): Birmingham; QUARTERINALIST (2): Doha, Eastbourne; 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; nonetheless, reached No.11, her highest since 22 September 1996
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
Suárez Quick Facts
Age: 27 WTA Tour career singles titles: 3 WTA Tour career prize money: $2,596,657
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making ninth appearance; best result was 3r finish in 2000; did not advance past 1r in seven appearances
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 16)
WINNER (1): Vienna; SEMIFINALIST (1): Bogota; QUARTERFINALIST (3): Auckland, Sarasota, Madrid
• Began season at Auckland and reached QF, taking Daniilidou to 3s; l. 1r at Sydney to Schnyder; l. 3r at Australian
Open to Pratt; l. 1r at Tokyo; reached SF at Bogota l. in 3s to eventual champion Zuluaga; l. 1r at Acapulco to
eventual finalist Diaz-Oliva; upset in 2r Indian Wells by Reeves; l. 3r at Miami to No.3 seed Clijsters; reached QF
at Sarasota before l. in 3s to Majoli; l. 3r at Charleston; l. 3r at Amelia Island to No.3 seed Capriati; l. 1r at Berlin
(to Zuluaga) and Rome (to Sugiyama); avenged two losses to Zuluaga last week at Madrid in 2r before l. to
eventual champion Rubin in QF; won third WTA Tour singles title at Vienna, d. top seed Dokic in QF and Sprem in
final; currently world No.1 doubles player (for 43 weeks)
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of three WTA Tour titles, most recently two weeks ago at 2003 Vienna, also 2001 and 1998 Bogota; fourtime
WTA Tour runner-up; reached another 10 WTA Tour SF; reached career-first Grand Slam QF at 2002 Roland
Garros, d. France’s top three players, No.8 seed Testud, No.10 Mauresmo and No.27 Dechy; winner of 27 WTA
doubles titles, including three Grand Slams; ranked No.1 in doubles since 9 September 2002; member of
Argentine Fed Cup Team, 1996, 1999, 2001 and 2002; member of Argentine Olympic Team 1996 and 2000
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.22 (29 January – 4 February, 2 – 15 April 2001)
• Coached by Daniel Pereya
(13) AI SUGIYAMA (JPN #14) vs. (Q) EVA FISLOVA (SVK #131)
Head-to-Head: First meeting
Sugiyama Quick Facts
Age: 27 WTA Tour career singles titles: 4 WTA Tour career prize money: $3,652,838
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Eleventh consecutive appearance here; best result was 4r finish in 1996; also reached 3r in 2001 and 2002
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 14)
WINNER (1): Scottsdale; SEMIFINALIST (1): Rome; QUARTERFINALIST (1): Antwerp
• 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 sp 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; reached 4r at Indian Wells, l. to Rubin in 3s; l. 3r at Miami to Taylor; l. 1r at
Sarasota (l. to 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, her best
ever, and highest since No.15 at end of 1998
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of four WTA Tour singles titles, most recently at 2003 Scottsdale, her first Tier II title; also won at 1997 and
1998 Japan Open 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 the Japanese Fed Cup
Team 1995-2000 and Japanese Olympic Team in 1996 and 2000
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.12 (9-15 June 2003)
• Coached by her mother, Fusako
Fislova Quick Facts
Age: 22 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $80,937
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making main draw debut; l. qualifying in 2002
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 15)
QUARTERFINALIST (1): ITF/Dinan-FRA; SECOND ROUND (2): Casablanca, Vienna
• At Gold Coast and Canberra, l. in qualifying; l. 1r at Australian Open and ITF/Ortisei-ITA; did not qualify for next
five events; l. 2r at Casablanca; reached QF at ITF/Dinan-FRA; l. qualifying at Budapest; l. 1r at ITF/Cagnes-Sur-
Mer-FRA; l. qualifying at Roland Garros; l. 2r at Vienna; reached career-high ranking No.125
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Reached first WTA Tour QF at 2002 Bratislava, upsetting No.4 seed Likhovsteva in 2r; winner of one ITF
Women’s Circuit title at ITF/Quartu S’elena-ITF; five-time ITF Women’s Circuit runner-up, one at 2002 ITF/Girona-
ESP; reached six ITF Women’s Circuit SF, four in 2002
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.125 (16-22 June 2003)
• Coached by Petr Hajda
(16) VERA ZVONAREVA (RUS #17) vs. CONCHITA MARTINEZ GRANADOS (ESP #114)
Head-to-Head: Zvonareva leads 1-0
Last Meeting: 2003 Bol (Red Clay/Outdoors), Final, Zvonareva won 61 63
Zvonareva Quick Facts
Age: 18 WTA Tour career singles titles: 1 WTA Tour career prize money: $445,955
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making her second appearance here; fell in 2r last year to No.23 seed Majoli
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 14)
WINNER (1): Bol; SEMIFINALIST (1): Strasbourg; QUARTERFINALIST (5): Auckland, Hobart, Indian Wells, Charleston, Berlin
• Began season by reaching QF in Auckland defeating 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; Lost 1r at the 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 before 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 the QF d. en route No.9 seed Myskina and No.12 seed Daniilidou
before falling to eventual champion Henin-Hardenne; in Strasbourg, reached SF, falling to Sprem 75 third set
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Winner of one WTA Tour singles title at 2003 Bol (see above); breakthrough year in 2002, qualifying for Bol, d.
No.8 seed Srebotnik en route to first Tour QF; reached first SF the following week in Warsaw; qualified and
reached 4r at Roland Garros in Grand Slam debut, extending eventual champion S.Williams to 3s; reached first
final at Palmero, falling in three-hour final to Diaz-Oliva; also reached Sopot SF, upsetting No.7 seed Matevzic en
route; reached 3r at US Open, taking first set from Clijsters before falling; has won three ITF Women’s Circuit
singles titles and the Orange Bowl Under 18s in 2000 and 2001
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.16 (16-22 June 2003)
• Coached by Julia Kashevarova
Martinez Granados Quick Facts
Age: 27 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $308,540
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making her debut in main draw; l. qualifying in 1998
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 16)
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
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
(17) AMANDA COETZER (RSA #15) vs. FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE (ITA #37)
Head-to-Head: Schiavone leads 2-0
Last Meeting: 2002 Eastbourne (Grass/Outdoors), R32, Schiavone won 46 63 64
Coetzer Quick Facts
Age: 31 WTA Tour career singles titles: 9 WTA Tour career prize money: $5,437,595
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making her 14th appearance here; best result attained in 1994 reaching 4r as No.14 seed before l. to Neiland in
3s
2003 TO DATE (Events played - 12)
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
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
Schiavone Quick Facts
Age: 23 WTA Tour career singles titles: none WTA Tour career prize money: $684,476
WIMBLEDON HISTORY
• Making fourth consecutive appearance, third in main draw; reached 2r in 2001 and 2002; l. qualifying in 2000
2003 TO DATE (Events played – 13)
FINALIST (1): Canberra; QUARTERFINALIST (2): Scottsdale, Warsaw; THIRD ROUND (1): Indian Wells
• At Gold Coast, l. 2r to top seed Schnyder; reached second career WTA Tour final at Canberra, l. to No.2 seed
Shaughnessy; l. 1r at Australian Open and Doha; l. 2r at Dubai to eventual runner-up Seles; reached QF at
Scottsdale, l. to Shaughnessy; received 1r bye at Indian Wells, l. 3r to eventual champion Clijsters; l. 2r at Miami
to eventual champion S.Williams; reached second QF of season at Warsaw, l. to V.Williams; l. 2r at Berlin to
Capriati; l. 1r at Rome; l. 2r at Roland Garros; l. 1r at Eastbourne to eventual runner-up C.Martinez
CAREER IN REVIEW
• Two-time WTA Tour runner-up, at 2003 Canberra and 2000 Tashkent; reached SF at 2001 Auckland; nine-time
WTA Tour quarterfinalist, most recently at 2003 Scottsdale and Warsaw, also 2001 Roland Garros; winner of one
WTA Tour doubles titles – 2001 Sopot (w/ Kruger), member of 2002 Italian Fed Cup Team
CAREER-HIGH SINGLES RANKING & COACH
• No.23 (4-17 March 2002)
• Coached by Daniel Panajotti
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2003 WIMBLEDON
THE LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
DAY THREE MEN’S NOTES
Wednesday 25 June 2003
Second Round Top Half

Show court matches

CENTRE COURT: No. 4 Roger Federer (SUI) v Stefan Koubek (AUT)
No. 5 Andy Roddick (USA) v Greg Rusedski (GBR)

COURT 1: No. 17 Gustavo Kuerten (BRA) v Todd Martin (USA)
No. 8 Sjeng Schalken (NED) v Nicolas Lapentti (ECU)

COURT 2: No. 12 Paradorn Srichaphan (THA) v Olivier Mutis (FRA)

COURT 3: No. 9 Rainer Schuettler (GER) v Fabrice Santoro (FRA)
No. 25 Tommy Robredo (ESP) v Brian Vahaly (USA)

COURT 13: Rafael Nadal (ESP) v (WC) Lee Childs (GBR)
Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) v Max Mirnyi (BLR)

COURT 14: (Q) Ivo Karlovic (CRO) v (Q) Paul Baccanello (AUS)

COURT 18: Jurgen Melzer (AUT) v Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)

OTHER MATCHES: No. 15 Arnaud Clement (FRA) v Justin Gimelstob (USA)
Jan-Michael Gambill (USA) v Mardy Fish (USA)

On court today…

• Queen’s champion Andy Roddick and Nottingham winner Greg Rusedski in a rematch of the pair’s third round meeting at 2002 Wimbledon. Rusedski won that contest in straight sets, but Roddick got his revenge two weeks ago in the third round at Queen’s.

• The giant giantkiller Ivo Karlovic bids to follow up his victory over top seed Lleyton Hewitt with a match against fellow qualifier Paul Baccanello.

• Lee Childs, the only wild card to survive the first round, faces up-and-coming 17-year-old Rafael Nadal, the youngest player in the main draw.

• Young-gun Roger Federer - who defeated Pete Sampras here in 2001 to reach the quarterfinals - takes on Austrian No. 1 Stefan Koubek in the pair’s fifth meeting. Fresh from his Halle victory, Federer looks to extend his 6-0 match-winning streak.

• Australian Open runner-up Rainer Schuettler faces Fabrice Santoro, having retired from two of their five previous match-ups.

• Nottingham runner-up Mardy Fish attempts to win his first match against fellow American Jan-Michael Gambill, who has won all three of their previous meetings, most recently in the final at Delray Beach in March.

• ’s-Hertogenbosch champion Sjeng Schalken looks to extend his six-match winning streak when he plays Nicolas Lapentti, against whom he has won his last three matches. Both men reached the quarterfinals here last year.

• 2003 Roland Garros quarterfinalist Tommy Robredo takes on “eligible bachelor” Brian Vahaly, who is looking to reach the third round at a Grand Slam event for the first time.

CENTRE COURT

NO. 4 ROGER FEDERER (SUI) v STEFAN KOUBEK (AUT)

Head-to-head: Federer leads 3-1
2001 Vienna Hard (I) QF Koubek 76 75
2002 Milan Carpet (I) R32 Federer 76 63
2002 TMS Indian Wells Hard (O) R32 Federer 64 64
2003 Munich Clay (O) SF Federer 62 61


Federer v Koubek

21 Age 26
5 Entry Ranking 70
8 Titles 3
30-16 Career Grand Slam Record 16-18
5-4 Wimbledon Record 3-4
206-105 Career Record 124-140
22-11 Career Record – Grass 6-10
44-9 2003 Record 14-15
6-0 2003 Record – Grass 2-2
6-5 Career Five-Set Record 6-3
2 Comebacks from 0-2 down 3
80-65 Career Tie-break Record 49-34
10-8 2003 Tie-break Record 5-0

• 2003 Halle champion Federer defeated Hyung-Taik Lee 63 63 76 in the first round, thus claiming his sixth consecutive grass court victory this year.

• Federer is playing his fifth straight Wimbledon and at No. 4 has his highest Grand Slam seeding. He was upset in the opening round last year by qualifier Mario Ancic 63 76 63, and in fact has lost in the first round in three of his four previous appearances.

• In 2001, Federer had his only Wimbledon match wins prior to this year, and reached the quarterfinals in spectacular style. In the round of 16 he defeated defending champion Pete Sampras 76 57 64 67 75 to end the American's 31-match winning streak at Wimbledon, then lost to Tim Henman 75 76 26 76.

• Federer has arrived here fresh from his first grass court title at Halle just over a week ago. He defeated Mikhail Youzhny 46 76 62 in the semifinals and Nicolas Kiefer 61 63 in the final.

• Since 1985, only two players, Pete Sampras, in 1995 and 1999, and Lleyton Hewitt, in 2002, have won both a pre-Wimbledon grass court title (in all cases Queen’s) and Wimbledon itself in the same year. [For more details see page 8 of the Preview.]

• Federer is enjoying the best year of his career, winning four titles to bring his career total to eight. He won on hard indoor court at Marseille (defeating Jonas Bjorkman 62 76), on hard outdoor court at Dubai (defeating Jiri Novak 61 76) and on clay at Munich (defeating Jarkko Nieminen 61 64) before his victory at Halle.

• Federer’s 2003 Grand Slam events have been less impressive. He reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open, losing to David Nalbandian 64 36 61 16 63, and at Roland Garros was upset in the first round by Luis Horna 76 62 76. In fact, since reaching the quarterfinals at both Roland Garros and Wimbledon two years ago, Federer has failed to get beyond the round of 16 at a major, and has suffered three first-round exits.

• Austrian No. 1 Koubek defeated the older of the two Rochus brothers, Christophe, in the first round. Having dropped the first set 64 he fought back to win in four sets 46 63 61 61. In a pro career spanning eight years, this was only his sixth win on grass.

• Koubek is making is fifth consecutive Wimbledon appearance, having debuted here in 1999.

• At 2002 Wimbledon Koubek reached the second round where he fell to Andre Sa 36 76 75 63.

• Of his four previous Wimbledon appearances, he has only reached the second round on two occasions (2000 and 2002). If he wins today he will have secured not only his best Wimbledon performance but also his best Grand Slam performance since the 2002 Australian Open.

• At the 2002 Australian Open he won two five set matches (both coming back from 0-2 down) en route to his first Grand Slam quarterfinal berth. In the quarterfinals he lost to Jiri Novak 62 63 62. This remains his best Grand Slam achievement to date.

• Koubek’s 2003 Wimbledon warm-up has seen him reach the second round at Halle, losing to Novak 64 64, and feature in the first round at Nottingham, losing to Michel Kratochvil 64 63.

• Despite falling in the first round of 10 tournaments this year, Koubek has two results of note: he won right at the start of the 2003 season, defeating Jan-Michael Gambill 64 64 in the final of Doha, and fell to his opponent today, Roger Federer, 62 61 in the semifinals of Munich.

NO. 5 ANDY RODDICK (USA) v GREG RUSEDSKI (GBR)

Head-to-head: tied 1:1
2002 Wimbledon Grass (O) R32 Rusedski 63 64 62
2003 Queen’s Grass (O) R16 Roddick 63 46 64

This is a match-up between two of this season’s grass court titleholders, and is a rematch of the pair’s third round meeting at last year’s Wimbledon. Rusedski won that in straight sets, but Roddick got his revenge two weeks ago at Queen’s, en route to the title.

Rusedski and Roddick share the record for the fastest recorded serve of 149mph/239.7kph. Rusedski set the record at 1998 Indian Wells, but Roddick equalled it recently at Queen’s in his semifinal defeat of Andre Agassi.

Roddick v Rusedski

20 Age 29
6 Entry Ranking 51
7 Titles 13
21-10 Career Grand Slam Record 52-35
5-2 Wimbledon Record 19-10
133-54 Career Record 370-226
15-5 Career Record – Grass 70-28
31-11 2003 Record 8-2
6-0 2003 Record – Grass 8-1
3-2 Career Five-Set Record 10-12
1 Comebacks from 0-2 down 2
53-36 Career Tie-break Record 215-162
11-8 2003 Tie-break Record 5-0

• Roddick defeated Davide Sanguinetti 62 63 63 in the first round, his sixth successive victory this season on grass.

• Roddick is competing at Wimbledon for the third straight year. On both his previous appearances he reached the third round. In 2001, he defeated Thomas Johansson 76 61 46 76 in the second round then lost to eventual champion Goran Ivanisevic 76 75 36 63; in 2002, he defeated Alberto Martin 61 62 62 in the second round falling to today’s opponent Rusedski 63 64 62.

• Roddick’s warm-up to 2003 Wimbledon went well – he won his first grass court title at Queen’s just over a week ago. He defeated Rusedski and Taylor Dent in the third round and quarterfinals, then defeated Andre Agassi 61 67 76 in the semis and Sebastien Grosjean 63 63 in the final.

• Roddick is one of 18 men who started in the draw here to have won at least one grass court title in their careers.

• Since 1985, only two players, Pete Sampras, in 1995 and 1999, and Lleyton Hewitt, in 2002, have won both a pre-Wimbledon grass court title (in all cases Queen’s Club) and Wimbledon itself in the same year. [For further details see page 8 of the Preview.]

• Roddick has claimed two titles in 2003, having also won on clay at St Polten, defeating Nikolay Davydenko 63 62 in the final. He was also runner-up at at Memphis (losing to Taylor Dent 61 64) and at Houston (losing in the final to Andre Agassi 36 63 64).

• Roddick had his best Grand Slam result to date at the 2003 Australian Open, where he reached the semifinals in sensational circumstances. In the quarterfinals he defeated Younes El Aynaoui 46 76 46 64 21-19: the match lasted five hours and contained the longest fifth set, in number of games, in all-time Grand Slam men’s singles history. The match’s 83 games in total made it the joint-longest men’s singles match in a Grand Slam since the introduction of the tiebreak. Roddick lost in the semifinals to Rainer Schuettler 75 26 63 63.

• Rusedski defeated German Alexander Waske 76 75 76 in the first round, his first Grand Slam tournament match win since the 2002 US Open (he defeated Paradorn Srichaphan 36 76 76 67 64 in the second round).

• This is Rusedski’s 11th appearance at Wimbledon (all consecutive), his best result here being a quarterfinal finish in 1997, when he lost to eventual runner-up Cedric Pioline 64 46 64 63.

• At 2002 Wimbledon, Rusedski reached the round of 16 as No. 23 seed. He defeated today’s opponent Roddick 63 64 62 in the third round before falling to No. 27 Xavier Malisse 36 63 36 63 64.

• Rusedski has not lost at the second round stage of Wimbledon since 1996, when he fell to New Zealander Brett Steven 76 46 76 62. He also lost in the second round in 1994, to Christian Bergstrom 64 64 57 76.

• Having not competed since 2002 US Open (where he was defeated in the third round by eventual champion Pete Sampras 76 46 76 36 64) due to foot and knee injuries, Rusedski returned to action at 2003 Roland Garros, losing in the first round to Nikolay Davydenko 63 75 62. He had attempted to return two weeks previously at the Zagreb Challenger, but withdrew before the start due to pain in his neck and right side.

• After Roland Garros, Rusedski played three straight weeks in grass court tournaments, and was rewarded with his 13th career title and third grass court title at Nottingham last week, defeating Mardy Fish 63 62 in the final. Only two other men who started in the 2003 Wimbledon men’s draw own three or more grass court titles: Lleyton Hewitt, who lost in the first round on Monday, has five, while Yevgeny Kafelnikov also owns three.

• Rusedski also won the Nottingham title in 1997 (defeating Karol Kucera 64 75 in the final), the year he reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, his best result here.

• Overall on grass his season, Rusedski has compiled a 8-1 tour level and 10-2 overall record through the first round here. He reached the quarterfinals at the Surbiton Challenger, falling to eventual champion Wesley Moodie 76 76, and the round of 16 at Queen’s, also falling to eventual champion Roddick 63 46 64, before winning Nottingham.

COURT ONE

NO. 17 GUSTAVO KUERTEN (BRA) v TODD MARTIN (USA)

Head-to-head: tied 1:1
1997 Stuttgart Carpet (I) R16 Martin 63 64
2000 Cincinnati Hard (O) QF Kuerten 67 63 76


Kuerten V Martin

26 Age 32
13 Entry Ranking 102
18 Titles 8
58-22 Career Grand Slam Record 95-42
7-4 Wimbledon Record 31-10
312-150 Career Record 395-215
7-7 Career Record – Grass 58-20
26-11 2003 Record 10-7
1-0 2003 Record – Grass 2-0
15-10 Career Five-Set Record 21-13
4 Comebacks from 0-2 down 8
109-115 Career Tie-break Record 179-138
9-8 2003 Tie-break Record 3-6


• Kuerten features in the second round this year as a result of Van Lottum’s untimely exit on Monday when he was forced to withdraw in the second set with a back injury. This win was Kuerten’s first on grass in 2003.

• Kuerten is playing Wimbledon for the fifth time in his career, but for the first time since 2000. He missed 2001 Wimbledon with a groin injury and 2002 Wimbledon to take further time to recover from his hip operation.

• Kuerten lost in the first round in five sets on his first two visits here, falling to Justin Gimelstob in 1997 and Jason Stoltenberg in 1998. Kuerten’s best result at Wimbledon came in 1999, when as No. 11 seed he reached the quarterfinals, losing to Andre Agassi 63 64 64. On his last visit in 2000 he was seeded fourth and reached the third round, falling to Alexander Popp 76 62 61.

• Kuerten’s last matches on grass were in Davis Cup away in Australia in the 2000 World Group semifinals. Both were losses, to Patrick Rafter in straight sets 63 62 63 in the first rubber, and to Sandon Stolle and Mark Woodforde in the doubles, partnering Jaime Oncins, in five sets.

• Kuerten has one title so far in 2003, coming at the start of the year in Auckland on hard court. He defeated Dominik Hrbaty in the final 63 75. Kuerten also reached the final at TMS Indian Wells, defeating Roger Federer, James Blake and Rainer Schuettler en route to falling to Hewitt 61 61.

• Martin survived his 34th career five-set match on Monday, coming back from two-sets-to-one down to defeat Fernando Vicente 67 64 26 76 64 in 3 hours 21 minutes. This was his second grass court win of 2003, having won the first round of 2003 Queen’s (in the second round he handed a walkover to Sjeng Schalken due to a torn pectoral muscle).

• This is Martin’s 11th Wimbledon. Since his debut in 1992, he has played every year except 1997.

• Martin is one of five men in the draw to have made their first appearance at Wimbledon in 1992 or earlier. The other four are Andre Agassi (who first played in 1987), Wayne Ferreira (1990), Marc Rosset (1990) and Fabrice Santoro (1990).

• At 2002 Wimbledon, Martin reached the second round, losing to Arnaud Clement 63 64 76. Martin has twice been a semifinalist here, in 1994 and 1996. In 1994, he defeated Wayne Ferreira 63 62 36 57 75 in the quarterfinals then lost to Pete Sampras 64 64 36 63; in 1996, he defeated Tim Henman 76 76 64 in the quarterfinals then lost to MaliVai Washington 57 64 67 63 108, having had a 5-1 lead in the final set.

• Martin missed his first Grand Slam tournament in 14 events at this year’s Australian Open, awaiting the birth of his first child. His son, Jack, was born on 21 January.

• Since Martin’s first tournament of the year at San Jose in February, he has played sparingly, having also taken on a player-coach role at the United States Tennis Association.

• His stand-out result of 2003 is his quarterfinal finish at Miami, his best result there of his 13-year career. He defeated Andy Roddick and Radek Stepanek in the third and fourth rounds before losing to Paradorn Srichaphan 63 67 75.

NO. 8 SJENG SCHALKEN (NED) v NICOLAS LAPENTTI (ECU)

Head-to-head: Schalken leads 5-2
1996 Jakarta Hard (O) R16 Schalken 63 46 61
1996 TMS Indian Wells Hard (O) R64 Schalken 76 63
1997 New Haven Hard (O) R64 Lapentti 61 ret.
1999 Davis Cup WG QR Clay (O) R4 Lapentti 16 36 60 76 63
2000 Tokyo Outdoor Hard (O) FR Schalken 64 36 61
2000 Shanghai Hard (O) QF Schalken 63 64
2001 Munich Clay (O) R32 Schalken 67 63 64

This is their eighth meeting, but first on grass. Schalken has won their last three matches, dating back to their meeting in the final at Tokyo in 2000.

Both men reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time last year.

Schalken v Lapentti

26 Age 26
12 Entry Ranking 47
8 Titles 5
34-32 Career Grand Slam Record 33-28
11-8 Wimbledon Record 7-6
245-225 Career Record 241-191
37-25 Career Record – Grass 10-13
21-13 2003 Record 12-13
6-1 2003 Record – Grass 1-0
7-14 Career Five-Set Record 20-10
0 Comebacks from 0-2 down 3
87-94 Career Tie-break Record 82-85
6-4 2003 Tie-break Record 3-5

• Schalken defeated wild card Arvind Parmar 63 64 61 in the first round, extending his winning streak to six matches.

• This is Schalken’s ninth successive appearance at Wimbledon. He reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal here last year, defeated Jan Vacek 62 75 75 in the round of 16. In his quarterfinal match against Lleyton Hewitt, he won the first two sets before losing 62 62 67 16 75. The eventual champion came within one point of a straight-sets victory but Schalken saved four match points in the third set. Schalken was the only man to take a set off Hewitt here last year.

• Schalken’s success here seemed to spur him on – he reached his first Grand Slam tournament semifinal at the 2002 US Open, losing to eventual champion Pete Sampras 76 76 62. At the time, Schalken was the third Dutchman to reach the semifinals of a major; he has since been joined by a fourth, Martin Verkerk, runner-up at Roland Garros recently.

• Schalken arrived at Wimbledon in winning form, having successfully defended his title at ’s-Hertogenbosch on Sunday. He defeated Arnaud Clement 63 64 in the final to claim the eighth title of his career and second grass court title.

• Schalken is one of five men who started at 2003 Wimbledon who own multiple grass court titles. The others were Lleyton Hewitt (5), Yevgeny Kafelnikov (3), Greg Rusedski (3) and Jonas Bjorkman (2).

• Before winning at ’s-Hertogenbosch, Schalken’s best showings this year were three quarterfinal finishes: at Rotterdam, Dubai and Munich. He also reached the round of 16 at TMS Miami and TMS Monte Carlo, and had a third round finish at Roland Garros (losing to Fernando Gonzalez 76 63 31 ret. due to weakness caused by a suspected virus).

• Lapentti defeated Kenneth Carlsen 63 64 36 64 in the opening round.

• Lapentti is playing his seventh Wimbledon. He advanced to his first Wimbledon quarterfinal last year, having never previously got beyond the second round.

• At 2002 Wimbledon, Lapentti played four five set matches, defeating wild card Jamie Delgado 63 62 67 46 75 in the first round (saving four match points), Andrei Pavel 36 36 76 64 62 in the third round and Arnaud Clement 36 75 26 75 63 in the round of 16 before losing to eventual runner-up David Nalbandian 64 64 46 46 64. (Note: at 2003 Roland Garros, Albert Costa became the fifth man in Open history to win four five-set matches in one event.)

• Lapentti became only the second Ecuadorian man to reach the quarterfinals here in the Open Era after Andres Gomez in 1987.

• His first round defeat of Carlsen was Lapentti’s first grass court match since his quarterfinal against Nalbandian. He has not played at all since his third round finish at Roland Garros, where he lost to Albert Costa 46 46 63 64 64.

• Lapentti’s best result this season came at TMS Miami, where he reached the round of 16, defeating Wayne Ferreira 64 62 in the third round before losing to Younes El Aynaoui 60 76. His next best results were in Grand Slam play, reaching the third round at the Australian Open (losing to Sebastien Grosjean 61 63 63) and at Roland Garros, as described above.

COURT 2

NO. 12 PARADORN SRICHAPHAN (THA) v OLIVIER MUTIS (FRA)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Srichaphan v Mutis

24 Age 25
11 Entry Ranking 78
3 Titles 0
9-14 Career Grand Slam Record 2-3
4-4 Wimbledon Record 1-0
113-86 Career Record 10-17
10-10 Career Record – Grass 2-2
20-15 2003 Record 9-10
2-2 2003 Record – Grass 2-2
10-3 Career Five-Set Record 1-2
0 Comebacks from 0-2 down 1
41-44 Career Tie-break Record 3-8
4-4 2003 Tie-break Record 2-5

• Srichaphan defeated Dominik Hrbaty 63 64 46 36 63 in the first round.

• Srichaphan is playing at Wimbledon for the fifth consecutive year. Last year he had his best result at the event, reaching the third round by upsetting No. 3 seed Andre Agassi 64 76 62 in the second round before losing to Richard Krajicek 76 64 62. The third round represents Srichaphan’s best finish at any Grand Slam, also achieved at 2002 Roland Garros.

• In preparation for Wimbledon, Srichaphan warmed up at Queen’s, receiving a bye in the first round and losing to Mario Ancic 63 63 in the second. He also reached the second round at ’s-Hertogenbosch, falling to Raemon Sluiter 75 64.

• One of last year’s most improved players (he climbed 94 Entry Ranking spots during 2002), Srichaphan has had a mixed 2003 season so far. He won his third career title at Chennai at the start of the year (defeating Karol Kucera 63 61 in the final), and advanced to the semis at TMS Miami (losing to Carlos Moya 64 62). However, since Miami, Srichaphan has not won consecutive matches in tournament play (not including Davis Cup).

• Mutis defeated Franco Squillari 46 06 64 76 63 in the first round on his Wimbledon debut. His first comeback from two-sets-to-love down was also his first ever five-set match win.

• Mutis attempted to qualify for Wimbledon on two previous occasions, losing in the first qualifying round in 2000 (defeated by Harel Levy 60 63) and again in 2001 (defeated by Alexander Waske 75 64).

• Mutis was the 1995 junior boys’ champion at Wimbledon, defeating Nicolas Kiefer 62 62 in the final.

• This is only Mutis’s fourth Grand Slam event. He has made three appearances at Roland Garros, losing in the first round in 1995 and 1998, and the second round in 2003. This year he defeated fellow Frenchman Jerome Golmard 62 67 62 63 in the first round, before losing to Gaston Gaudio 62 16 62 62.

• Mutis reached the second round last week at ’s-Hertogenbosch, where he defeated Richard Krajicek 64 76 in the Dutchman’s last match before announcing his retirement. He went on to lose to Jiri Novak 62 64. A week earlier he was defeated in the first round at Queen’s by Cecil Mamiit 64 46 63.

• Mutis currently stands at a career-high ATP Entry Ranking of No. 78. He reached his first career semifinal at 2003 Houston, where he defeated James Blake 64 67 61 in the quarterfinals before losing to Andy Roddick 46 61 62. He was also a quarterfinalist at 2003 Casablanca, losing to Hicham Arazi 36 76 64.

COURT 3

NO. 9 RAINER SCHUETTLER (GER) v FABRICE SANTORO (FRA)

Head-to-head: Santoro leads 3-2
1999 Copenhagen Hard (I) QF Santoro 63 20 ret.
1999 Lyon Carpet (I) R64 Schuettler 61 61
1999 Paris Carpet (I) R64 Santoro 62 63
2000 Doha Hard (O) FR Santoro 36 75 30 ret. (leg cramps)
2003 TMS Monte Carlo Clay (O) R64 Schuettler 61 62

This is their sixth meeting, but first on grass. Playing Santoro has been rather unlucky for Schuettler: two of the German’s three losses to Santoro were as the result of retirements.

Schuettler v Santoro

27 Age 30
8 Entry Ranking 49
2 Titles 4
25-19 Career Grand Slam Record 40-43
7-5 Wimbledon Record 6-7
169-153 Career Record 349-321
16-15 Career Record – Grass 17-16
32-16 2003 Record 9-14
2-1 2003 Record – Grass 2-1
2-1 Career Five-Set Record 15-11
1 Comebacks from 0-2 down 1
58-55 Career Tie-break Record 116-94
11-2 2003 Tie-break Record 0-4

• Schuettler defeated Michel Kratochvil 63 64 67 75 in the first round.

• This is Schuettler’s sixth consecutive Wimbledon. Last year he equalled his best result here, reaching the third round before losing to Feliciano Lopez 36 76 64 64.

• Schuettler also reached the Wimbledon third round in 2000, defeating Nicolas Escude 64 76 76 in the second round then falling to eventual runner-up Patrick Rafter 62 76 63.

• Schuettler has lost in the second round of Wimbledon twice: in 1999 (falling to Thomas Enqvist 62 64 75) and in 2001 (falling to Sebastien Grosjean 75 62 76).

• Schuettler warmed up at Halle, losing in the second round to Radek Stepanek 64 67 63. He then played on clay at the Braunschweig Challenger last week, but gave a walkover to Albert Montanes in the second round because of a right foot injury.

• Schuettler is having the best year of his career. He was runner-up at the Australian Open, joining Boris Becker and Michael Stich as the only Germans to reach a Grand Slam tournament final in the Open Era. Schuettler defeated Andy Roddick 75 26 63 63 in the semifinals, then lost in the final to Andre Agassi 62 62 61. Schuettler also reached semifinals at Sydney and TMS Indian Wells, the quarterfinals at TMS Rome and the round of 16 at Roland Garros, where he lost to eventual runner-up Martin Verkerk 63 63 75.

• Santoro won the 15th five-set match of his career when he defeated Andreas Vinciguerra 46 63 26 62 62 in the first round.

• This is Santoro’s eighth appearance at Wimbledon. He first played in 1990 (losing in the first round to Jonas Svensson 64 63 62). Only one man starting in the draw here played the tournament before 1990 – No. 2 seed Andre Agassi, who made his debut in 1987. Two other men made their first appearance in 1990: Wayne Ferreira and Marc Rosset.

• Although he made his debut in 1990, Santoro did not win his first match here until 1999. In the years 1991-1998, Santoro only played twice, in 1995 and 1997, losing in the first round each time.

• Santoro lost in the second round last year, to Adrian Voinea 62 64 36 63. He also lost at the second round stage in 1999-2000. Santoro’s best Wimbledon result was a third round finish in 2001, when he was forced to retire trailing Mikhail Youzhny 57 06 02 because of a right shoulder injury and a related back problem.

• If he wins today, Santoro will have won two consecutive tour-level matches for the first time since the Australian Open. He has won back-to-back matches at challenger level during this period, reaching the quarterfinals at Aix-En-Provence at the start of May.

• Santoro’s highlights so far this season are his third round finish at the Australian Open, where he lost to Juan Carlos Ferrero 46 63 46 62 75, and before that a quarterfinal finish at Doha, losing to Younes El Aynaoui 36 63 63.

• Santoro played one grass court event ahead of 2003 Wimbledon, defeating Brian Vahaly 62 46 63 in the first round at Halle before losing in the second round to Karol Kucera 63 63.

NO. 25 TOMMY ROBREDO (ESP) v BRIAN VAHALY (USA)

Head-to-head: Vahaly leads 1-0
2003 TMS Indian Wells Hard (O) R16 Vahaly 62 75


Robredo V Vahaly

21 Age 23
21 Entry Ranking 81
1 Titles 0
17-10 Career Grand Slam Record 1-4
2-2 Wimbledon Record 1-1
99-65 Career Record 16-20
10-6 Career Record – Grass 2-4
25-15 2003 Record 10-13
3-1 2003 Record – Grass 1-2
4-1 Career Five-Set Record 0-0
1 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
41-28 Career Tie-break Record 4-4
10-6 2003 Tie-break Record 3-0


• 21-year-old Robredo, currently ranked 21 (Entry Ranking), progressed to the second round with a four-set victory over Jose Acasuso 36 63 76 64.

• This is Robredo’s third consecutive Wimbledon appearance, having debuted here in 2001. By defeating Acasuso on Monday, he has equalled his previous best Wimbledon record. In 2001, he defeated Harel Levy in the opening round but lost in four sets to Sargis Sargsian 62 64 36 61 in the second.

• Robredo has played five professional grass court tournaments in his career (excluding Davis Cup). He has reached the quarterfinals or better in three of those. His 2003 Wimbledon warm-up has been promising. He reached the quarterfinals of 2003 ‘s-Hertogenbosch where he fell to eventual champion Sjeng Schalken 75 64. His best records on grass have been two semifinal berths – at 2001 and 2002 ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

• Robredo’s best performance of the year was reaching the quarterfinals of Roland Garros. In his most successful Grand Slam to date, he defeated No. 1 seed Lleyton Hewitt 46 16 63 62 63 in the third round (his first comeback from 0-2 down), three-times champion Gustavo Kuerten 64 16 76 64 in the round of 16, then lost to No. 9 seed Albert Costa in an epic five-setter 26 36 64 75 62.

• Vahaly, who featured in People Magazine’s 25 Most Eligible Bachelors issue in June, defeated Filippo Volandri 26 61 64 64 to progress to the second round. This second round appearance is his first at any Grand Slam, having lost in the opening round at all four previous Slam events.

• Vahaly’s Grand Slam debut came at 2002 Wimbledon where, as a lucky loser, he lost in the opening round to Mikhail Youzhny 63 16 63 62. Unfortunately for him, this loss set a trend for his next three Grand Slam appearances. He fell in the first round at the 2002 US Open (to James Blake 67 63 63 76), at the 2003 Australian Open (to Andre Agassi 75 63 63) and at 2003 Roland Garros (to Lleyton Hewitt 64 61 67 63).

• Away from Grand Slam action, Vahaly has had impressive performances this year, though all on hard courts and in the United States. He reached his first ATP semifinal on indoor hard court at Memphis, losing to defending champion Andy Roddick 75 61. Three weeks later, Vahaly reached his first Masters Series quarterfinal at TMS Indian Wells, upsetting Juan Carlos Ferrero 64 36 63 in the second round and today’s opponent Tommy Robredo 62 75 in the third round before losing to Vince Spadea 63 62.

• In his Wimbledon warm-up, Vahaly has failed to impress, with first round defeats at both 2003 Halle and 2003 Nottingham. In fact, he has only recorded two grass-court wins to-date – on Monday against Volandri, and at 2002 Newport against Dick Norman 64 36 64.

• Vahaly has shot up the rankings recently, having jumped from 1,099 in June 2001 to a career high of 64 on 17 March 2003.

• At 23 years of age, Vahaly is a late developer compared to most players on tour. Why? He decided to take time out from tennis to go to university. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2001 with a double major in finance and business management.

COURT 13

RAFAEL NADAL (ESP) v (WC) LEE CHILDS (GBR)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Nadal v Childs

17 Age 21
76 Entry Ranking 487
0 Titles 0
0-0 Career Grand Slam Record 1-1
0-0 Wimbledon Record 1-1
7-4 Career Record 3-4
1-0 Career Record – Grass 1-3
6-3 2003 Record 1-0
1-0 2003 Record – Grass 1-0
0-0 Career Five-Set Record 1-0
0 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
0-1 Career Tie-break Record 3-1
0-1 2003 Tie-break Record 2-0

• Nadal defeated Mario Ancic 63 64 46 64 in the first round on his Grand Slam debut. He was due to make his Grand Slam debut at 2003 Roland Garros, but withdrew with an elbow injury sustained the week before at the World Team Cup in Dusseldorf.

• Nadal, who turned 17 on 3 June, is the youngest player in the men’s singles draw.

• This is only Nadal’s second tournament on grass at any level. He competed at last year’s Wimbledon junior event, where he reached the semifinals, before losing to Lamine Ouahab 63 75.

• Nadal has enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2003, improving his Entry Ranking from No. 213 to No. 76. He qualified at TMS Monte Carlo, where he defeated Roland Garros champion Albert Costa 75 63 in the second round, before losing in the third round to Guillermo Coria 76 62. He went on to qualify at TMS Hamburg, where he defeated his mentor Carlos Moya 75 64 in the second round, before losing in the third round to Gaston Gaudio 62 62.

• Following 2003 Monte Carlo, Nadal became the first 16-year-old to break into the top 100 on the ATP Entry Rankings since Michael Chang in 1988.

• Nadal won the 2003 Barletta Challenger, defeating Albert Portas 62 76 in the final. He has reached four other challenger finals, at Hamburg, Cherbourg, Cagliari and Aix En Provence. His first round victory here over Ancic avenged his defeat in the Hamburg final.

• Nadal is the nephew of former Spanish international soccer player Miguel Angel Nadal.

• Wild card Childs upset No. 33 seed Nikolay Davydenko 26 76 16 76 62 in the first round to record his first ever victory at Wimbledon. It was the first ever five-set match he has played.

• This is Childs’ second appearance at Wimbledon. He played in 2001, also as a wild card, losing in the first round to Nicolas Massu 64 36 61 64.

• This is only Childs’ third career match win at tour level. He reached the second round at 2000 Brighton, defeating Sargis Sargsian 63 76. He went on to represent Great Britain in its Davis Cup 2001 Euro/African Zone Group I tie against Portugal, held in Birmingham, where he defeated Tiago Vinhas-Sousa 61 64 in the dead fifth rubber.

• In preparation for 2003 Wimbledon, Childs qualified for the Surbiton Challenger, defeating Rohan Bopanna 76 31 ret. in the first round before losing to Raemon Sluiter 63 63. He went on to lose in the second qualifying round at both Queen’s and Nottingham.

• Childs has played mainly on the ITF Futures circuit in 2003. His best result was a quarterfinal finish at the Glasgow $15,000 event in January.

• Childs has not played any other Grand Slam event as a professional, but played all four majors during his junior career. He enjoyed an outstanding junior doubles career, finishing 2000 as the ITF Junior World Doubles Champion with fellow Brit James Nelson. The pair won the doubles title at the 2000 US Open and Childs won five other doubles titles, four with Nelson.

• Childs has won two LTA National Championships, in consecutive years 2000-2001.

IVAN LJUBICIC (CRO) v MAX MIRNYI (BLR)

Head-to-head: tied 1-1
1999 Singapore Hard (I) R32 Ljubicic 76 64
2003 Rotterdam Hard (I) R16 Mirnyi 42 ret. (injured finger)


Ljubicic v Mirnyi

24 Age 25/26*
39 Entry Ranking 43
1 Titles 1
9-15 Career Grand Slam Record 16-16
2-3 Wimbledon Record 3-3
115-110 Career Record 131-124
5-8 Career Record – Grass 10-13
19-15 2003 Record 21-16
2-1 2003 Record – Grass 3-2
1-7 Career Five-Set Record 1-5
1 Comebacks from 0-2 down 1
62-79 Career Tie-break Record 80-64
5-8 2003 Tie-break Record 13-13

*Turns 26 on 6 July

COURT 14

(Q) IVO KARLOVIC (CRO) v (Q) PAUL BACCANELLO (AUS)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Karlovic v Baccanello

24 Age 24
203 Entry Ranking 204
0 Titles 0
1-0 Career Grand Slam Record 1-0
1-0 Wimbledon Record 1-0
5-6 Career Record 1-1
2-2 Career Record – Grass 1-0
2-1 2003 Record 1-0
2-1 2003 Record – Grass 1-0
0-0 Career Five-Set Record 0-0
0 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
4-3 Career Tie-break Record 3-0
3-1 2003 Tie-break Record 1-0

• Qualifier Karlovic upset top seed and defending champion Lleyton Hewitt 16 76 63 64 in the first round on his Grand Slam debut. This is only second occasion in the history of The Championships that the defending men’s champion has lost in the first round. (Manuel Santana, defending champion in 1967, lost in the first round to Charlie Pasarell 108 63 26 86.) Victory for Karlovic could set up an all-Croatian third round contest with Ivan Ljubicic, who faces Max Mirnyi today.

• In Wimbledon qualifying, Karlovic defeated Russian Dmitry Tursonov 76 75 in the first round, Argentine Juan-Pablo Guzman 63 67 86 in the second, and Italy’s Stefano Pescosolido 63 67 63 76 in the third to claim his place in the main draw.

• Including the qualifying event, Karlovic has now served 99 aces in his four matches.

• At 6’ 10” tall, Karlovic is the tallest player ever to compete at Wimbledon.

• Karlovic had previously tried to qualify for 10 Grand Slam tournaments without success, three times at Wimbledon, 2000-2002.

• This is only the fifth tour-level tournament of Karlovic’s career. He is looking to progress beyond the second round for the first time.

• Karlovic reached the semifinals of the pre-Wimbledon grass court challenger at Surbiton, where he defeated Raemon Sluiter 63 62 in the quarterfinals, before losing to Britain’s Alex Bogdanovic 67 76 76. After the match Karlovic was fined $2,500 for equipment and verbal abuse.

• Karlovic also qualified at Queen’s, where he defeated Justin Gimelstob 76 46 76 in the first round before losing to Xavier Malisse 63 76.

• Karlovic has represented Croatia in three Davis Cup ties, most recently in the 2002 World Group quarterfinals against Argentina, where he lost both his singles matches. He has an overall singles win-loss record of 2-2 in the competition.

• Qualifier Baccanello also made a winning Grand Slam debut, defeating fellow qualifier Ivo Heuberger 76 63 36 76 in the first round.

• In Wimbledon qualifying, Baccanello defeated German Christopher Kas 64 63, France’s Gregory Carraz 75 64 and Japan’s Gouichi Motomura 64 64 62.

• Baccanello has previously tried to qualify for five Grand Slam tournaments without success. He has lost in the first round of qualifying at the Australian Open four times, 2000-2003, and reached the third qualifying round at 2003 Roland Garros.

• Wimbledon qualifying was Baccanello’s first grass court event of the year. However he has reached two career grass court finals at Futures events in Berri (AUS) in 2000 and 2002.

• Prior to Wimbledon, Baccanello had only played lower-level events in 2003. He reached the final of the Tasmania Challenger (losing to Satoshi Iwabuchi 62 63) and Burnie (AUS) Futures event, and won two legs of the Australian Satellite Circuit, at Gosford and Taree.

• Baccanello was ranked No. 3 in the 16 & under age-group in Australia. His tennis career was seriously hampered by a back injury that sidelined him for 18 months between 1998-99.

• Father, Hugo, owns a poultry company; mother, Clavoia, is a university lecturer. Both parents are Italian and migrated to Australia after the Second World War. Baccanello speaks fluent Italian.

COURT 18

JURGEN MELZER (AUT) v JONAS BJORKMAN (SWE)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Melzer v Bjorkman

22 Age 31
100 Entry Ranking 79
0 Titles 5
2-5 Career Grand Slam Record 61-38
1-2 Wimbledon Record 13-9
18-27 Career Record 323-253
1-4 Career Record – Grass 52-28
6-9 2003 Record 14-12
1-1 2003 Record – Grass 4-2
1-1 Career Five-Set Record 19-11
0 Comebacks from 0-2 down 1
5-12 Career Tie-break Record 93-90
3-3 2003 Tie-break Record 5-4

OTHER MATCHES ON COURT

NO. 15 ARNAUD CLEMENT (FRA) v JUSTIN GIMELSTOB (USA)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Clement v Gimelstob

25 Age 26
30 Entry Ranking 96
1 Titles 0
42-23 Career Grand Slam Record 14-19
11-6 Wimbledon Record 5-4
168-153 Career Record 80-122
24-17 Career Record – Grass 13-23
17-11 2003 Record 5-10
8-2 2003 Record – Grass 1-2
8-8 Career Five-Set Record 6-3
3 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
64-56 Career Tie-break Record 40-51
8-6 2003 Tie-break Record 1-4

• Clement defeated Robby Ginepri 63 46 76 67 108 in the first round. The match had been suspended with Clement trailing 2-3 in the fourth set on Monday due to darkness. Clement went on to win the match on Tuesday, with the total match time 4 hours 33 minutes. He needed seven match points to complete his victory, having trailed 1-3 in the final set.

• Clement is making his seventh successive appearance at Wimbledon. He has reached the round of 16 for the last two years.

• In 2002, Clement defeated Olivier Rochus 60 75 63 in the third round then lost to Nicolas Lapentti 36 75 26 75 63. In 2001, Clement defeated Raemon Sluiter 67 76 64 64 in the third round then lost to No. 4 seed Marat Safin 60 63 62.

• Clement has enjoyed his best results of the year during the grass court season. He reached the semifinals at Halle, losing to Nicolas Kiefer 46 76 64, and advanced to the final at ’s-Hertogenbosch, losing to defending champion Sjeng Schalken 63 64.

• Clement’s year did not begin until March, having missed the start of the season with a right wrist injury. He did not win consecutive matches until Roland Garros, where he advanced to the round of 16 before losing to Albert Costa 62 75 75.

• Gimelstob defeated Irakli Labadze 62 62 64 in the first round.

• Gimelstob is playing Wimbledon for the fifth time, but is making his first appearance here for three years. He missed the 2001 event, and in 2002 was defeated in the final qualifying round by Frenchman Nicolas Thomann 64 46 57 63 1412.

• Gimelstob’s best showing at Wimbledon came on his last appearance in 2000, when he reached the third round, losing to eventual champion Pete Sampras 26 64 62 62.

• Gimelstob lost in the first round of the pre-Wimbledon grass court events at Queen’s (defeated by Ivo Karlovic 76 46 76) and Nottingham (defeated by Vladimir Voltchkov 61 75). Prior to Wimbledon, his last match win at tour level came at Delray Beach in March, when he defeated Alex Bogomolov 64 60 in the first round, losing in the second round to Jan-Michael Gambill 75 75.

• Gimelstob’s best result of 2003 came at San Jose, where he reached the semifinals before losing to Davide Sanguinetti 64 67 63.

JAN-MICHAEL GAMBILL (USA) v MARDY FISH (USA)

Head-to-head: Gambill leads 3-0
2000 US Open Hard (O) R128 Gambill 57 57 64 63 62
2002 Delray Beach Hard (O) R16 Gambill 63 67 61
2003 Delray Beach Hard (O) FR Gambill 60 76

Gambill v Fish

26 Age 21
42 Entry Ranking 45
3 Titles 0
20-23 Career Grand Slam Record 5-7
8-5 Wimbledon Record 1-1
177-152 Career Record 40-37
20-16 Career Record – Grass 11-7
16-14 2003 Record 21-14
2-2 2003 Record – Grass 5-2
3-7 Career Five-Set Record 1-2
1 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
71-76 Career Tie-break Record 16-18
7-4 2003 Tie-break Record 10-8

• Gambill defeated lucky loser Igor Kunitsyn 63 62 64 in the opening round.

• This is Gambill’s sixth consecutive Wimbledon appearance and the fifth time he has advanced to the second round. Last year, Gambill defeated Nicolas Massu 63 76 63 in the first round, then, like today, met a fellow American in the second round, losing to Taylor Dent 64 75 76.

• Gambill had the best Grand Slam tournament result of his career here in 2000. He reached the quarterfinals, upsetting No. 7 seed Lleyton Hewitt in the first round, before defeating No. 9 Thomas Enqvist 76 36 63 64 in the round of 16. Gambill lost in the quarters to eventual champion Pete Sampras 64 67 64 64.

• Gambill did not fare particularly well in preparation for 2003 Wimbledon. He lost in the second round at Queen’s, defeating Thomas Enqvist 76 76 in the first round then losing to qualifier Todd Reid 61 75, and was defeated by wild card Alex Bogdanovic 64 57 64 in the first round at Nottingham last week.

• Gambill’s form has faded somewhat since the early part of the year. He reached the final at Doha, losing to Stefan Koubek 64 64, and won his third career title (and second at the tournament) at Delray Beach in March, defeating today’s opponent Fish 60 76 in the final. But since then, Gambill has not won consecutive matches. In nine events played, starting with TMS Indian Wells through Nottingham, Gambill has lost in the first round of seven.

• Fish defeated No. 29 seed Gaston Gaudio 62 46 63 63 in the first round, winning a match for the first time at Wimbledon.

• Fish has played here just once before, as a lucky loser in 2001, losing in the first round to Nicolas Escude 62 63 62. He played the qualifying event again last year, but lost in the first round to Justin Bower of South Africa 64 75.

• This is Fish’s eighth Grand Slam event overall, and to date his best finish is the third round, achieved at this year’s Australian Open. In the second round there, Fish upset No. 5 seed Carlos Moya 36 76 64 46 62 in the first five set match win of his career, then lost to Wayne Ferreira 26 36 61 64 60.

• Fish arrived at 2003 Wimbledon with the best Entry Ranking of his career, rising to No. 45 on Monday 23 June. He reached the final at Nottingham last week, breaking a run of three straight first round losses. At Nottingham, Fish defeated defending champion Jonas Bjorkman 67 63 64 in the semifinals then lost to Greg Rusedski 63 62.

• Fish reached his first career final at Delray Beach in March, losing to today’s opponent Gambill 60 76. He was also a quarterfinalist at Sydney, Memphis and Houston in addition to third round finishes at TMS Miami and the Australian Open, as described above.
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WIMBLEDON
MEN’S REVIEW
Day Two – 24 June 2003

One of Roland Garros final four remains
Following the departure of Roland Garros runner-up Martin Verkerk and Roland Garros semifinalist Guillermo Coria on Tuesday, only one of the recent Roland Garros semifinalists remains – Roland Garros champion and No. 3 seed Juan Carlos Ferrero, who had a straight-sets win over Jean-Rene Lisnard 62 61 63. The fourth Roland Garros semifinalist, Albert Costa, withdrew before the start of The Championships with a knee injury.

No. 21 seed Verkerk, playing just the second professional grass court match of his career, lost to 18-year-old Robin Soderling, a fellow Wimbledon debutant, 63 64 67 61. Meanwhile No. 7 seed Guillermo Coria fell to Olivier Rochus 75 76 63, the Argentine becoming the second-highest seeding casualty of the tournament after No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt.

2002 runner-up goes through
With his 75 64 62 defeat of 2000 semifinalist Vladimir Voltchkov, No. 6 seed David Nalbandian advanced to the second round. It was his first grass court match since losing to Lleyton Hewitt in last year’s final, and sets up a meeting with fellow South American Andre Sa.

Sa, a 2002 quarterfinalist, won his first round match on Tuesday when opponent Mariano Zabaleta retired trailing 26 23 due to sickness and a headache. Sa has only recently broken a 16-match losing streak, at Queen’s claiming his first victory since October 2002 with a 62 76 defeat of Gilles Elseneer 62 76 in the first round.

Clement goes through in five
In a first round match suspended overnight and finished on Tuesday, No. 15 seed Arnaud Clement battled his way to a 63 46 76 67 108 victory against Wimbledon first-timer Robby Ginepri. The match lasted four hours 33 minutes, and Ginepri saved six match points, all in the final set, before Clement clinched it with his seventh.

Victory for Llodra… at last
Michael Llodra claimed his first tour-level victory since October 2002 when he defeated David Sanchez 63 64 67 63 in the first round. This broke a seven-match losing streak at tour-level, his last win being against John Van Lottum in the first round at 2002 Stockholm.

The Frenchman plays No. 10 seed Tim Henman next, the four-times Wimbledon semifinalist overcoming lucky loser Tomas Zib 62 76 36 61 in their first-round match.

Seven wild cards out in first round
There was no success for any of the five wild cards in action on Tuesday. Jamie Delgado and Mark Hilton were the victims of seeds, Delgado taking a set off No. 2 Andre Agassi before falling 64 60 57 64, and Hilton falling to No. 27 Younes El Aynaoui 63 62 64. Richard Bloomfield lost to Anthony Dupuis 64 76 63, Martin Lee lost to David Ferrer 16 63 61 62, and 19-year-old Alex Bogdanovic was defeated by Sargis Sargsian 61 63 62.

Of the eight wild cards to start in the draw, all British, Lee Childs is the sole survivor from the first round, having upset No. 33 seed Nikolay Davydenko on Monday.
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2003 WIMBLEDON
THE LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
DAY TWO MEN’S NOTES
Tuesday 24 June 2003
First Round Bottom Half

Show court matches

CENTRE COURT: No. 2 Andre Agassi (USA) v (WC) Jamie Delgado (GBR)
No. 3 Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) v Jean-Rene Lisnard (FRA)

COURT 1: No. 10 Tim Henman (GBR) v (LL) Tomas Zib (CZE)

COURT 2: No. 6 David Nalbandian (ARG) v Vladimir Voltchkov (BLR)
Sargis Sargsian (ARM) v (WC) Alex Bogdanovic (GBR)

COURT 3: No. 7 Guillermo Coria (ARG) v Olivier Rochus (BEL)
Hicham Arazi (MAR) v Alexander Popp (GER)

COURT 13: No. 27 Younes El Aynaoui (MAR) v (WC) Mark Hilton (GBR)
No. 13 Sebastien Grosjean (FRA) v Thomas Enqvist (SWE)

COURT 14: (Q) Gilles Elseneer (BEL) v Nicolas Kiefer (GER)
No. 30 Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) v (Q) Fernando Verdasco

COURT 18: No. 21 Martin Verkerk (NED) v (Q) Robin Soderling (SWE)
No. 20 Yevgeny Kafelnikov (RUS) v Raemon Sluiter (NED)

OTHER MATCHES: No. 14 Xavier Malisse (BEL) v (Q) Cyril Saulnier (FRA)
Mariano Zabaleta (ARG) v Mark Philippoussis (AUS)

On court today…

• No. 10 Tim Henman gets his 10th attempt to capture the Wimbledon title underway, facing lucky loser Tomas Zib, who has only played one match on the main tour this year.
• 1992 champion Andre Agassi plays British wild card Jamie Delgado in a rematch of their second round match here two years ago (Agassi won in straight sets).
• 2003 Roland Garros champion Juan Carlos Ferrero has his third Grand Slam meeting with 23-year-old Frenchman Jean-Rene Lisnard. Ferrero was victorious in both previous matches, in the first round of 2002 Roland Garros and in the second round at the 2003 Australian Open.
• Three-times Wimbledon quarterfinalist Mark Philippoussis plays Mariano Zabaleta, looking for his first Wimbledon match win in four appearances.
• 2002 semifinalist Xavier Malisse faces qualifier Cyril Saulnier. The Frenchman has won just one Grand Slam match in 10 previous majors, but Malisse has not reached a tournament semifinal since here last year.
• No. 26 James Blake returns to competitive action for the first time since Roland Garros, facing Todd Larkham, the Australian who has qualified for his third consecutive Grand Slam.
• No. 20 Yevgeny Kafelnikov faces Raemon Sluiter, who reached the semifinals in ’s-Hertogenbosch last week, and who has defeated a seeded player in the first round on both of his previous visits here.
• Thomas Enqvist looks to snap a nine-match losing streak and record his first win since March against Queen’s runner-up Sebastien Grosjean.
• Nineteen-year-old Alex Bogdanovic makes his second appearance as a Wimbledon wildcard taking on Armenia’s hope Sargis Sargsian.

CENTRE COURT

NO. 2 ANDRE AGASSI (USA) v (WC) JAMIE DELGADO (GBR)

Head-to-head: Agassi leads 1-0
2001 Wimbledon Grass (O) R64 Agassi 62 64 63

Agassi v Delgado

33 Age 26
58 Titles 0
193-43 Career Grand Slam Record 2-7
41-11 Wimbledon Record 2-5
768-235 Career Record 8-27
45-14 Career Record – Grass 4-11
30-4 2003 Record 0-1
3-1 2003 Record – Grass 0-1
23-18 Career Five-Set Record 0-1
5 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
161-136 Career Tie-break Record 6-10
5-3 2003 Tie-break Record 1-2

• This is Agassi’s 13th appearance at Wimbledon. Last year, he suffered his earliest defeat here for four years, losing in the second round to Paradorn Srichaphan 64 76 62.

• Agassi won his first Grand Slam title here 11 years ago. In 1992, he defeated John McEnroe 64 62 63 in the semifinals and Goran Ivanisevic 67 64 64 16 64 in the final.

• Agassi is one of five Grand Slam champions in this year’s draw. The others are Juan Carlos Ferrero (2003 Roland Garros), Lleyton Hewitt (2001 US Open, 2002 Wimbledon), Yevgeny Kafelnikov (1996 Roland Garros, 1999 Australian Open), Gustavo Kuerten (1997, 2000-01 Roland Garros).

• Agassi won his eighth Grand Slam title at this year’s Australian Open, defeating Rainer Schuettler 62 62 61 in the final. Amongst active players, he is second only to Pete Sampras for Grand Slam tournament titles won (Sampras has 14).

• In preparation for 2003 Wimbledon, Agassi played at Queen’s for just the second time in his career. Playing his 1000th career match in the second round (having a bye in the first), he defeated Peter Luczak 76 64, and went on to reach the semifinals, losing to eventual champion Andy Roddick 61 67 76. It was only the third time that Agassi had played a pre-Wimbledon grass court tournament (he also played at 1993 Halle).

• Although he holds the No. 2 seeding at 2003 Wimbledon, Agassi enters the tournament having recently gained possession of the No. 1 Entry Ranking from Lleyton Hewitt (seeded No. 1 here). Agassi first took the top spot from Hewitt on 28 April, the Australian having held it continuously for 75 weeks; Hewitt regained it on 5 May, and then forfeited it again on 16 June.

• Agassi has played sparingly but to great effect for the most part in 2003. Wimbledon is only his ninth event, but he has won four titles so far, leading the tour for the season alongside Roger Federer. In addition to claiming his fourth Australian Open crown, Agassi won the title in his next event, at San Jose, assembling a 12-match winning streak. He also won titles at consecutive tournaments in TMS Miami and Houston, assembling another streak of 11 victories. He lost in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros, to Guillermo Coria 46 63 62 64. By contrast, Agassi lost in the first round at both Scottsdale and TMS Rome.

• This is wild card Delgado’s sixth Wimbledon. He has only missed one year (1998) since making his debut as a wild card in 1997.

• Delgado has made all but one of his Wimbledon appearances as a wild card, with the exception of 1999, when he played as a qualifier. He earned his wild card this year after winning one of two places allocated via a play-off between British men held at Raynes Park, London, defeating Lee Childs 63 63 in the final round (Childs went on to gain a wild card here on the basis of his general performance). The other British man to win his wild card through the play-off was Richard Bloomfield.

• At 2002 Wimbledon, Delgado lost in the first round to No. 22 seed Nicolas Lapentti 63 62 67 46 75 having held four match points. Delgado has lost in the first round here a total of three times, and has twice advanced to the second round. In 1999, he defeated Ramon Delgado 62 61 75 in the first round then lost to Sebastien Grosjean 62 62 76; in 2001, he defeated Andrei Medvedev 62 64 75 then lost to today’s opponent Agassi 62 64 63.

• Delgado’s Grand Slam play outside Wimbledon is limited. He was a lucky loser at the 2000 Australian Open, losing in the first round (to Marc Rosset 76 63 76) and qualified for the 2000 US Open, again losing in the first round (to Tommy Haas 63 61 61).

• Delgado warmed up at Nottingham, where he was a wild card, losing in the first round to Andre Sa 67 76 76 after holding three match points in the second set. He previously lost in the first round as a qualifier at the Surbiton Challenger, to Davide Sanguinetti 46 75 64.

• His first round loss at Nottingham was Delgado’s only tour-level match this season ahead of Wimbledon. He has played on the challenger and ITF Futures circuit, having his best result at the Wrexham Challenger, where he reached the second round, defeating Ivo Karlovic 64 46 76 in the first round then losing to James Auckland 75 36 61.

• Delgado’s career highlights are two quarterfinal finishes, at 2000 Madras and 2000 Tashkent. He has represented Great Britain in two Davis Cup ties, with a win-loss record of 0-4.






NO. 3 JUAN CARLOS FERRERO (ESP) v JEAN-RENE LISNARD (FRA)

Head-to-head: Ferrero leads 2-0
2002 Roland Garros Clay (O) R128 Ferrero 61 76 63
2003 Australian Open Hard (O) R64 Ferrero 60 64 62

Ferrero v Lisnard

23 Age 23
10 Titles 0
40-12 Career Grand Slam Record 4-8
3-2 Wimbledon Record 0-0
207-87 Career Record 20-28
3-3 Career Record – Grass 0-0
40-7 2003 Record 11-12
0-0 2003 Record – Grass 0-0
11-8 Career Five-Set Record 2-2
1 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
69-59 Career Tie-break Record 4-11
7-6 2003 Tie-break Record 0-2

• Ferrero is making his third appearance at Wimbledon. He reached the second round last year, defeating Neville Godwin 67 63 63 63 in the first round before falling to lucky loser Jeff Morrison 63 75 76.

• Ferrero has never lost in the first round here. In his first appearance in 2001, he advanced to the third round, defeating qualifier Luke Milligan and Jason Stoltenberg before losing to Greg Rusedski 61 64 64.

• Ferrero has played just a handful of grass court matches in his career. Today will be his seventh. He has played only one grass court match outside his two Wimbledon appearances, losing in the first round at 2000 Halle to Magnus Larsson 63 76.

• Ferrero has not played since his triumph at Roland Garros four weeks ago. There, Ferrero defeated countryman Albert Costa 63 76 64 in the semifinals, avenging his defeat in the 2002 Roland Garros final, then overcame Martin Verkerk 61 63 62 to claim his first Grand Slam title.

• Including Roland Garros, Ferrero has won three titles this season, all on clay. The others were Valencia (defeating Christophe Rochus 62 64 in the final) and TMS Monte Carlo (defeating Guillermo Coria 62 62). He also reached the final on hard court at Sydney at the start of the year, losing to Hyung-Taik Lee 46 76 76, and the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, where he lost to Wayne Ferreira 76 76 61.

• Lisnard is one of 23 men making their Wimbledon debuts this year.

• This is Lisnard’s ninth Grand Slam event overall and he has now played all four majors. His best finish is the second round, achieved four times: at 2001 and 2003 Roland Garros, the 2002 US Open and the 2003 Australian Open.

• Although he has never previously played here as a professional, Lisnard did play Wimbledon once as a junior, in 1997, and reached the semifinals. He lost at that stage to eventual champion Wesley Whitehouse 63 64.

• Lisnard has not played on grass at any level in either junior or senior competition since that Wimbledon boys’ semifinal loss to Whitehouse in 1997.

• Lisnard has played two clay court challengers between Roland Garros and here, reaching the quarterfinals at Prostejov (CZE) and then losing in the first round at Biella (ITA).

• Lisnard reached his first career semifinal at Chennai at the start of the season. He defeated Rainer Schuettler 62 75 in the quarterfinals then lost to Paradorn Srichaphan 62 61. However, since that highlight, he has been unable to win consecutive matches in 11 tour-level events played (not counting this one).


COURT 1

NO. 10 TIM HENMAN (GBR) v (LL) TOMAS ZIB (CZE)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Henman v Zib

28 Age 27
9 Titles 0
69-32 Career Grand Slam Record 0-4
32-9 Wimbledon Record 0-1
369-194 Career Record 12-30
65-24 Career Record – Grass 1-3
9-9 2003 Record 0-1
3-1 2003 Record – Grass 0-0
12-12 Career Five-Set Record 0-1
1 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
133-105 Career Tie-break Record 6-10
2-3 2003 Tie-break Record 0-0

• Henman is playing Wimbledon for the tenth successive year.

• Henman’s only first round loss at Wimbledon came on his first appearance here in 1994, falling to David Prinosil 46 63 62 62. He has reached the semifinals here four times in the past five years. The only time since 1998 he has not reached the last four was in 2000 when he fell to Mark Philippoussis in the round of 16, 61 57 67 63 64.

• On each occasion that Henman has reached the semifinals here he has lost to the eventual champion. Pete Sampras beat him in 1998, 63 46 75 63, and in 1999, 46 64 63 64, Goran Ivanisevic defeated him 75 67 06 76 63 in 2001, and Lleyton Hewitt defeated him 75 61 75 last year.

• Henman had arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder in December 2002, returning at Rotterdam in February 2003. He failed to win back-to-back matches until TMS Hamburg, where he defeated Jan-Michael Gambill and Sebastien Grosjean before falling to Olivier Rochus 64 63 in the round of 16. He reached the third round at Roland Garros, defeating Vladimir Voltchkov and Todd Martin, falling to No. 3 seed and eventual champion Juan Carlos Ferrero 46 62 64 62.

• Henman recorded his best result of the year so far on grass at Queen’s, reaching the semifinals with defeats of Davide Sanguinetti (saving one match point) 36 63 76, Cyril Saulnier 67 63 63 and Anthony Dupuis 61 64. He fell to Sebastien Grosjean 63 64.

• This is the second Wimbledon appearance for Zib. His previous appearance came in 2000 when he lost to Albert Portas in the first round 63 64 64.

• This is the first time Zib has progressed from the qualifying event at a Grand Slam. As No. 20 seed last week’s qualifying event he defeated Tati Rascon 64 62 and Potito Starace 61 63 before falling to Fernando Verdasco 64 57 63 62. However Zib qualified as a lucky loser when Marat Safin withdrew with a wrist injury.

• Zib has appeared at all four Grand Slam events once each, losing in the first round at each event. Max Mirnyi defeated him at the 1999 US Open, he fell to Gianluca Pozzi at the 2000 Australian Open, and to Richard Krajicek at 2000 Roland Garros.

• Zib’s only appearance on the main tour this year was as a qualifier in Milan, where he lost in the first round to Jonas Bjorkman 75 63. He has been playing mainly on the challenger circuit where he has not won back-to-back matches all year, and has recorded three victories, against Olivier Patience 62 63 in Belgrade, Cecil Mamiit 62 61 in Bermuda, and Peter Luczak 75 76 in Aix-en-Provence.

COURT 2

NO. 6 DAVID NALBANDIAN (ARG) v VLADIMIR VOLTCHKOV (BLR)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Nalbandian v Voltchkov

21 Age 25
2 Titles 0
16-7 Career Grand Slam Record 9-12
6-1 Wimbledon Record 7-4
73-48 Career Record 63-69
6-1 Career Record – Grass 10-10
20-13 2003 Record 10-12
0-0 2003 Record – Grass 2-2
4-1 Career Five-Set Record 3-6
0 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
26-17 Career Tie-break Record 30-29
6-4 2003 Tie-break Record 2-5

• This is Nalbandian’s second time at Wimbledon and first grass court match since he reached the final last year. Appearing in his first senior grass court event, seeded No. 28, he became the first player in the Open Era to reach the Wimbledon final on his debut and only the second Argentine (after Guillermo Vilas) to reach a Grand Slam final. In the final he lost to Lleyton Hewitt 61 63 62.

• Nalbandian has not played a match since 2003 Roland Garros where he narrowly lost in the second round to Nicolas Coutelot 63 63 46 26 61.

• Nalbandian is one of nine Argentine players in this year’s men’s draw, matching the tally for last year.

• His highlights this year are a quarterfinal appearance at the 2003 Australian Open where he lost to eventual runner-up Rainer Schuettler 63 57 61 60 and a semifinal appearance at TMS Hamburg where he fell to countryman Agustin Calleri 64 61.

• This is Voltchkov’s fifth appearance at Wimbledon. With a ranking too low for direct acceptance into last year’s main draw, he played the 2002 qualifying event, but fell to Konstantinos Economidis 63 26 63 in the first round.

• Voltchkov’s career highlight came three years ago at Wimbledon when he became the first qualifier to reach the semifinals since John McEnroe in 1977. In the 2000 semifinals he fell to eventual champion Pete Sampras 76 62 64.

• In his warm-up to Wimbledon this year, Voltchkov lost to Peter Luczak 63 46 62 in the first round of Queen’s but managed to secure two wins at Nottingham, defeating Justin Gimmelstob 61 75 and Alex Bogdanovic 64 62 before falling in the quarterfinals to eventual champion Greg Rusedski 64 67 67. Voltchkov’s quarterfinal finish at Nottingham matched his best results this season. He also reached the last eight at San Jose, Memphis and Delray Beach.

• Of the seven Grand Slam events Voltchkov has played since his semifinal appearance here in 2000, he has lost in the opening round on five occasions. Since Wimbledon 2000 he has only claimed two Grand Slam victories - against Wayne Ferreira at the 2001 US Open and Cecil Mamit at the 2002 Australian Open.


SARGIS SARGSIAN (ARM) v (WC) ALEX BOGDANOVIC (GBR)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Sargsian V Bogdanovic

30 Age 19
1 Titles 0
24-26 Career Grand Slam Record 0-1
5-6 Wimbledon Record 0-1
129-161 Career Record 3-5
24-23 Career Record – Grass 2-4
11-14 2003 Record 3-3
0-2 2003 Record – Grass 2-2
6-4 Career Five-Set Record 0-0
3 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
51-50 Career Tie-break Record 2-3
2-5 2003 Tie-break Record 2-3

• Wild card Bogdanovic is making his second appearance at Wimbledon. He appeared in the first round in 2002 – again as a wild card – where he fell victim to No. 16 seed Nicolas Escude 46 64 64 64.

• This is Bogdanovic’s second Grand Slam appearance. He owes this second Wimbledon wild card to a string of recent victories including a final appearance at the 2003 Surbiton Challenger in June. Having defeated George Bastl in the quarterfinals and Ivo Karlovic in the semifinals, he eventually fell to Wesley Moodie 64 67 61 in the final.

• Bogdanovic’s Wimbledon warm-up continued well at Queen’s where he defeated fellow Brit Arvind Parmar in the first round 67 64 76 and only narrowly lost to Anthony Dupuis 63 67 67 in the second having missed six match points. At Nottingham, again as a wild card, he defeated Jan-Michael Gambill 64 57 64 in the first round and lost to Vladimir Voltchkov 64 62 in the second.

• One of the eight British wild cards in this year’s draw, Bogdanovic has had a promising 2003. His year started with a first-time appearance in the Davis Cup. Playing against Australia in the World Group First Round, he lost to then World No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt 75 61 62 in the second rubber and defeated Todd Woodbridge 62 76 in the fifth dead rubber.

• In addition to his final appearance at the Surbiton Challenger, Bogdanovic has three quarterfinal appearances this year – at the Wrexham Challenger, and the Great Britain F5 and F6 Futures events.

• Bogdanovic reached a career high entry system ranking of 305 on 23 June 2003.

• Sargsian is making his seventh consecutive Wimbledon appearance. Last year he defeated Fernando Vicente 46 76 63 62 in the first round and fell to Rainer Schuettler 63 60 61 in the second.

• His best Wimbledon performance was in 2001 when he reached the third round, losing to eventual champion Pete Sampras 64 64 75.

• Sargsian has progressed past the third round of a Grand Slam on only one occasion. In this year’s Australian Open he reached the round of 16 before falling to Wayne Ferreira 63 64 36 63.

• His 2003 Wimbledon grass court warm-up has included appearances at Halle and Nottingham. In both tournaments he fell in the opening round - in Halle to Roger Federer 75 61 and in Nottingham to Hicham Arazi 64 36 63.

• Sargsian has had mixed results on grass throughout his career. He won the title at 1997 Newport, defeating Brett Steven 76 46 75 in the final and reached the semifinals of 1998 Nottingham and 2002 Queen’s but has claimed only one victory (against Vicente at 2002 Wimbledon) in his four most recent grass court tournaments.

COURT 3

NO. 7 GUILLERMO CORIA (ARG) v OLIVIER ROCHUS (BEL)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Coria v O. Rochus

21 Age 22
2 Titles 1
14-8 Career Grand Slam Record 9-12
0-1 Wimbledon Record 5-3
83-45 Career Record 54-69
0-1 Career Record – Grass 9-8
32-10 2003 Record 15-18
0-0 2003 Record – Grass 1-2
1-1 Career Five-Set Record 3-6
0 Comebacks from 0-2 down 1
24-19 Career Tie-break Record 16-31
7-5 2003 Tie-break Record 3-7


HICHAM ARAZI (MAR) v ALEXANDER POPP (GER)

Head-to-head: first meeting


Arazi v Popp

29 Age 26
1 Titles 0
38-29 Career Grand Slam Record 7-8
7-7 Wimbledon Record 4-1
194-195 Career Record 23-31
14-14 Career Record – Grass 10-5
12-11 2003 Record 2-2
4-2 2003 Record – Grass 2-1
10-7 Career Five-Set Record 3-1
3 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
75-62 Career Tie-break Record 10-8
5-2 2003 Tie-break Record 1-1

COURT 13

NO. 27 YOUNES EL AYNAOUI (MAR) v (WC) MARK HILTON (GBR)

Head-to-head: first meeting

El Aynaoui v Hilton

31 Age 22
5 Titles 0
33-27 Career Grand Slam Record 0-1
5-6 Wimbledon Record 0-1
237-193 Career Record 0-1
8-9 Career Record – Grass 0-1
24-14 2003 Record 0-0
3-2 2003 Record – Grass 0-0
11-5 Career Five-Set Record 0-0
2 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
106-92 Career Tie-break Record 0-1
11-11 2003 Tie-break Record 0-0


• El Aynaoui is playing in his seventh Wimbledon. He lost in the first round last year to Irakli Labadze 46 76 63 76.

• El Aynaoui has reached the third round at Wimbledon on two occasions. In 2000 he fell to Vladimir Voltchkov 76 75 76 and in 2001 to Lleyton Hewitt 75 57 64 76.

• In his 2003 Wimbledon warm-up, El Aynaoui reached the quarterfinals at Halle before falling to Roger Federer 75 76 and the second round at Nottingham before losing to Wayne Arthurs 64 76.

• In this year’s Australian Open quarterfinals El Aynaoui was involved in a history-making match, losing to Andy Roddick 46 76 46 64 2119 in exactly five hours. This was the longest fifth set (in number of games) in men’s singles in all-time Grand Slam history. In total number of games played (83) it was the joint-longest men’s singles match in a Grand Slam tournament since the introduction of the tiebreak (tying with Philippoussis v Schalken at 2000 Wimbledon). He had earlier defeated No. 1 sees Lleyton Hewitt 67 76 76 64 in the round of 16.

• In 2003, El Aynaoui has reached one semifinal (Doha) and one final (Casablanca) but has failed to add to his tally of five singles titles since he won at 2002 Munich.

• Wild card Hilton is making his second appearance in the Wimbledon main draw. His Wimbledon debut came in 2001 when he lost 63 62 76 to fellow Brit Barry Cowan in the first round.

• Hilton did not reach the main draw of last year’s tournament, having lost in the first round of qualifying to Sergio Roitman 64 63. He has attempted to qualify for Wimbledon on one other occasion: in 2000 he lost 62 06 108 to another Brit, James Nelson, in the first round of qualifying.

• Hilton attempted to qualify for 2003 Queen’s and 2003 Nottingham but fell in the third and second round of qualifying respectively.

• Hilton’s career highlights include three Futures titles, all in Great Britain.

NO. 13 SEBASTIEN GROSJEAN (FRA) v THOMAS ENQVIST (SWE)

Head-to-head: Enqvist leads 4-0

1999 TMS Paris Carpet (I) R64 Enqvist 36 64 76
2000 Adelaide Hard (O) QF Enqvist 76 75
2000 Lyon Carpet (I) R32 Enqvist 46 63 64
2002 Marseille Hard (I) QF Enqvist 63 75

Grosjean v Enqvist

25 Age 29
3 Titles 19
36-21 Career Grand Slam Record 55-36
7-4 Wimbledon Record 13-8
209-136 Career Record 419-256
21-12 Career Record – Grass 17-17
19-10 2003 Record 4-17
5-2 2003 Record – Grass 0-1
7-7 Career Five-Set Record 11-10
2 Comebacks from 0-2 down 3
89-53 Career Tie-break Record 133-140
6-5 2003 Tie-break Record 2-10

• Grosjean is making his fifth appearance at Wimbledon. He has lost in the first round once, in 2000, to Jeff Tarango 76 36 64 64.

• Grosjean’s best result here came in 1998 on his Wimbledon debut, when as a qualifier he reached the round of 16, falling to eventual champion Pete Sampras 63 64 64. Grosjean did not play last year due to a left thigh injury.

• Grosjean’s best result of the year so far came on grass at Queen’s, where he reached the final, defeating three-times defending champion Lleyton Hewitt 63 64 in the quarterfinals and Tim Henman 63 64 in the semifinals, losing to Andy Roddick 63 63. He also won four matches at the 2003 Australian Open to reach the quarterfinals, falling to eventual champion Andre Agassi 63 62 62. After Queen’s, Grosjean reached the second round at ’s-Hertogenbosch, falling to Jan Vacek 64 36 62.

• Grosjean has won three career singles titles, and one of those was on grass, at 2000 Nottingham. There are eighteen players in the main draw with one or more grass court titles.

• Enqvist is making his ninth appearance at Wimbledon and his sixth consecutive appearance. He reached the quarterfinals in 2001, falling to eventual runner-up Patrick Rafter 61 63 76. His best ever Grand Slam result came at the 1999 Australian Open, where he reached the final falling to No. 10 Yevgeny Kafelnikov 46 60 63 76.

• Enqvist has won just four matches this year, the last of those coming at TMS Miami in March when he beat Gustavo Kuerten 63 64 in the second round. Enqvist has now lost nine consecutive matches.

• TMS Miami is also the only tournament in which Enqvist has won consecutive matches this year. He beat Michael Llodra in the first round 64 67 63 and Gustavo Kuerten 63 64 in the second round, falling to Mark Philippoussis 67 76 63 in the third round.

• Since 1992, Enqvist has won at least one singles title every year, with the exception of 1994 and 2001. His end-of-year Entry Ranking of No. 44 in 2002 was his lowest end-of-year ranking since 1994, when he finished at No. 60.

COURT 14

(Q) GILLES ELSENEER (BEL) v NICOLAS KIEFER (GER)

Head-to-head: first meeting


Elseneer v Kiefer

25 Age 25/26*
0 Titles 6
0-0 Career Grand Slam Record 33-24
0-0 Wimbledon Record 12-6
8-5 Career Record 210-164
5-4 Career Record – Grass 31-16
0-1 2003 Record 6-8
0-1 2003 Record – Grass 4-2
0-0 Career Five-Set Record 5-6
0 Comebacks from 0-2 down 2
2-3 Career Tie-break Record 59-53
0-1 2003 Tie-break Record 1-0

*Turns 26 on 5 July


NO. 30 JARKKO NIEMINEN (FIN) v (Q) FERNANDO VERDASCO (ESP)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Nieminen v Verdasco

21 Age 19
0 Titles 0
8-6 Career Grand Slam Record 0-0
1-1 Wimbledon Record 0-0
64-48 Career Record 3-6
2-5 Career Record – Grass 0-0
27-17 2003 Record 2-4
1-2 2003 Record – Grass 0-0
5-1 Career Five-Set Record 0-0
1 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
18-11 Career Tie-break Record 1-3
7-4 2003 Tie-break Record 1-3



COURT 18

NO. 21 MARTIN VERKERK (NED) v (Q) ROBIN SODERLING (SWE)

Head-to-head: first meeting
Both Verkerk and Soderling are making their Wimbledon debut this year.

Verkerk v Soderling

24 Age 18
1 Titles 0
6-3 Career Grand Slam Record 1-1
0-0 Wimbledon Record 0-0
28-30 Career Record 2-6
0-1 Career Record – Grass 0-0
20-16 2003 Record 0-0
0-1 2003 Record – Grass 0-0
2-0 Career Five-Set Record 0-0
0 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
12-12 Career Tie-break Record 2-3
10-9 2003 Tie-break Record 0-0

• Verkerk is one of 23 players making his Wimbledon debut this year. In 2003 he has also debuted at the Australian Open and Roland Garros. His first Grand Slam appearance was at the 2002 US Open.

• Verkerk has had limited grass court experience. He played last week in his first pro grass court tournament at ’s-Hertogenbosch where he lost a tight match to Lars Burgsmuller 36 64 76 in the first round. His only other grass court experience was in 1996 as a junior when he qualified for the junior event at Roehampton, losing in the second round to Jean-Michel Pequery 64 62.

• Verkerk shot to fame at this year’s Roland Garros when he became the first Dutchman in history to reach the final of the tournament and the third man in the Open Era to do so on his debut. He lost 61 63 62 to Juan Carlos Ferrero in the final. As a result of reaching the Roland Garros final, he shot to a career high ranking of 15 on 9 June.

• Verkerk’s other 2003 highlights include a his first career title in Milan, defeating Yevgeny Kafelnikov 64 57 75 in the final. Verkerk also recorded a quarterfinal appearance at TMS Rome and a semifinal berth at St. Polten.

• Soderling is making his Wimbledon debut this year, having battled through three rounds of qualifying last week at Roehampton. The 2003 Wimbledon qualifying event was his first professional grass court event.

• Soderling has had limited experience of grass, although as a junior he did win the 2001 Japan Open and also reached the finals of the 2001 grass court junior event at Roehampton.

• This year, having focused predominantly on clay and hard court events, he has reached the semifinals of the Besancon and quarterfinals of the Rome and Andrezieux Challengers.

• This is only Soderling’s second Grand Slam event, having qualified last year for the US Open. He defeated Lars Burgsmuller 76 60 64 in the first round but fell to Marcelo Rios in the second 64 36 63 63.




NO. 20 YEVGENY KAFELNIKOV v RAEMON SLUITER (NED)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Kafelnikov v Sluiter

29 Age 25
26 Titles 0
97-34 Career Grand Slam Record 5-11
16-9 Wimbledon Record 3-2
601-296 Career Record 43-61
46-19 Career Record – Grass 15-14
21-16 2003 Record 13-18
0-1 2003 Record – Grass 4-2
20-10 Career Five-Set Record 3-1
3 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
216-169 Career Tie-break Record 29-32
7-8 2003 Tie-break Record 6-10

• Kafelnikov is making his 10th consecutive appearance here at Wimbledon. He has lost in the first round twice, in 1996 to Tim Henman 76 63 67 46 75 and in 1998 to Mark Philippoussis 67 76 64 62.

• Kafelnikov’s best result here was in 1995 when he reached the quarterfinals, falling to Goran Ivanisevic 75 76 63. Kafelnikov has not been beyond the third round since 1997, when he reached the round of 16.

• Kafelnikov has two Grand Slam singles titles to his name, 1996 Roland Garros and the 1999 Australian Open. He also won the gold medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. His last singles title came at Tashkent in 2002, and his best result in 2003 is reaching the final in Milan, where he lost to Martin Verkerk 64 57 75.

• Kafelnikov was one of five Grand Slam men’s champions in the main draw, and also one of five men in the draw to have won more than one grass court title. Kafelnikov won Halle in 1998, defeating Magnus Larsson 64 64 in the final, and also in 2002, defeating Nicolas Kiefer 26 64 64 in the final.

• Kafelnikov said recently that he would retire if he won the Kremlin Cup in Moscow later in the year. During 2002 he said that he would retire if Russia won the Davis Cup, which it did, but he decided to continue playing in 2003.

• Sluiter is appearing at Wimbledon for the third consecutive year, and he has never lost in the first round. His best result at Wimbledon is his third round finish on his debut here in 2001, falling to No. 13 Arnaud Clement 67 76 64 64.

• On both previous occasions at Wimbledon, Sluiter has beaten a seeded player in the first round. In 2001 he defeated No. 22 Dominik Hrbaty 62 57 64 62, and in 2002 he defeated No. 20 Tommy Robredo 61 64 64.

• Sluiter played at both Queen’s and ’s Hertogenbosch after Roland Garros. He fell to Lleyton Hewitt in the second round at Queen’s 76 36 76, and reached the semifinals at ’s Hertogenbosch last week falling to Sjeng Schalken 63 64.

• Sluiter’s best result of 2003 so far came at his home tournament in Rotterdam, where he reached the final. He defeated Martin Verkerk in the first round 36 64 76, Jarkko Nieminen in the second round 76 26 63, Juan Carlos Ferrero 12 ret. in the quarterfinals, Sebastien Grosjean 63 63 in the semifinals, and lost to Max Mirnyi 76 64 in the final.


OTHER MATCHES ON COURT

NO. 14 XAVIER MALISSE (BEL) v (Q) CYRIL SAULNIER (FRA)

Head-to-head: first meeting

Malisse v Saulnier

22 Age 27
0 Titles 0
24-13 Career Grand Slam Record 1-10
6-3 Wimbledon Record 0-2
112-88 Career Record 16-41
12-7 Career Record – Grass 3-5
12-15 2003 Record 4-5
2-1 2003 Record – Grass 2-1
5-3 Career Five-Set Record 0-2
1 Comebacks from 0-2 down 0
46-32 Career Tie-break Record 14-14
7-9 2003 Tie-break Record 5-2

• 2002 Wimbledon semifinalist Malisse is playing his fourth Wimbledon. Last year, he defeated 1996 champion Richard Krajicek 61 46 62 36 97 in the quarterfinals to become just the second Belgian man to reach the semifinals in the history of The Championships, and the first since Paul de Borman in 1904. He lost at that stage to David Nalbandian 76 64 16 26 62. Malisse was also only the second Belgian player in the Open Era to reach a Grand Slam semifinal, after Filip De Wulf at 1997 Roland Garros.

• Before last year, Malisse had won just one match at Wimbledon. He has played here three times now. He lost in the first round on his debut in 1999 to Mark Philippoussis 67 64 63 64, and in 2001 defeated Jacobo Diaz 62 63 63 in the first round before losing in the second to Roger Federer 63 75 36 46 63.

• Malisse warmed up at Queen’s, reaching the quarterfinals, defeating Marc Rosset 76 75 in the round of 16 then losing to Andre Agassi 64 75.

• His quarterfinal finish at Queen’s is Malisse’s best result in a rather disappointing year. In tournament play (not counting Hopman Cup), Malisse did not progress beyond the second round between his third round finish at the Australian Open (where he retired against David Nalbandian trailing 64 26 06 03 ret. due to a right forearm injury) and his third round defeat at Roland Garros (losing to Andre Agassi 64 75 75).

• Malisse has not reached the semifinals of any tournament since Wimbledon last year. In that time he has only twice advanced as far as the quarterfinals of an event: he reached the last eight at 2002 Los Angeles immediately after Wimbledon, in addition to recently at Queen’s.

• This is Saulnier’s third appearance at Wimbledon and he is attempting to win his first match today.

• Also playing as a qualifier last year, Saulnier lost in the first round to Radek Stepanek 75 62 76. As a lucky loser in 2000, he lost to countryman Jerome Golmard 75 64 64.

• This is Saulnier’s 11th Grand Slam and he has lost in the first round of all but one of his previous 10 majors. At the 2000 US Open, he defeated Attila Savolt 63 75 63 in the first round then lost in the second to Magnus Norman 63 64 63.

• To win his place in the main draw, Saulnier defeated Igor Kunitsyn of Russia 60 64 64 in the final round of Wimbledon qualifying (Kunitsyn later entered the main draw as a lucky loser). Before that, he defeated countryman Slimane Saoudi 64 67 61 in the second round, and American Doug Bohaboy 61 63 in the first round.

• Saulnier reached the round of 16 at Queen’s, defeating Scott Draper 64 64 in the first round and Max Mirnyi 76 64 in the second round before falling to Tim Henman 67 63 63. That was his best result of the year at tour level (he also reached the last 16 at home in Marseille, but won only one match to do so). At challenger level, Saulnier has won one title in 2003, at Besancon, France (defeating Eric Taino 76 64 in the final).

MARIANO ZABALETA (ARG) v MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS (AUS)

Head-to-head: Philippoussis leads 1-0
2003 Scottsdale Hard (O) SF Philippoussis 63 76

Zabaleta v Philippoussis

25 Age 26
1 Titles 9
17-18 Career Grand Slam Record 53-27
0-3 Wimbledon Record 16-6
132-146 Career Record 270-158
0-3 Career Record – Grass 28-14
22-14 2003 Record 19-11
0-0 2003 Record – Grass 0-1
3-7 Career Five-Set Record 12-6
1 Comebacks from 0-2 down 3
56-58 Career Tie-break Record 138-121
7-7 2003 Tie-break Record 7-7

• Philippoussis is making his seventh appearance at Wimbledon. He played as a wild card last year and advanced to round of 16, losing there to Richard Krajicek 67 76 67 76 64.

• Philippoussis reached the quarterfinals for three consecutive years from 1998-2000, twice losing to eventual champion Pete Sampras. In 1998, he fell to Sampras 76 64 64 in his first Grand Slam quarterfinal. In 1999, Philippoussis won the first set against Sampras 64, and was trailing 21 in the second, before tearing a cartilage in his left knee and having to retire. In 2000, Philippoussis lost in the quarterfinals to No. 2 seed Andre Agassi 76 63 64.

• In preparation for 2003 Wimbledon, Philippoussis played at Queen’s, but lost in the first round, again to Krajicek, 76 63.

• Philippoussis's injury in the quarterfinals of 1999 Wimbledon was the start of the left knee problems that have troubled him in recent years. He had surgery on the knee three times in 14 months - January 2000, December 2000 and March 2001.

• Philippoussis did not play for the rest of 2002 after the US Open, having retired in the first round there after injuring his left knee again. He has played a full season to date in 2003, with his best result at Scottsdale, where he reached the final before falling to Lleyton Hewitt 64 64. Philippoussis also reached the quarterfinals at TMS Hamburg (losing to Guillermo Coria 62 60), and the round of 16 at TMS Miami (losing to Andre Agassi 46 63 62).

• This is Zabaleta’s fourth Wimbledon. He is attempting to win his first match here, having lost in the opening round for three straight years since his debut in 2001.

• Last year, Zabaleta lost in the first round to James Blake 62 62 ret., having felt unwell during the match. In 2001, he lost to Fabrice Santoro 75 61 63, and in 2000, he fell to Dominik Hrbaty 64 62 75.

• The only grass court matches Zabaleta has played in his entire career, as both a junior and a professional, are his Wimbledon first-round losses. He has yet to win a set on the surface.

• Zabaleta has not played competitively since his round of 16 finish at Roland Garros, where he fell to countryman Guillermo Coria 64 76 57 67 63.

• Zabaleta’s best result this season is a runner-up finish at Acapulco, where he defeated Gustavo Kuerten 76 67 75 in the semifinals then lost in the final to Agustin Calleri 75 36 63. He reached semifinals at Auckland and Scottsdale, and the round of 16 at Roland Garros as stated above.
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WIMBLEDON
MEN’S REVIEW
Day One – 23 June 2003

Hewitt suffers earliest exit by Open Era defending champion
With his shock defeat by Croatian qualifier Ivo Karlovic 16 76 63 64 on Monday, Hewitt became just the second defending champion in the history of The Championships to lose in the opening round, and the first in the Open Era. This unhappy route was first taken by Manuel Santana, who, as defending champion in 1967, lost in the first round to Charlie Pasarell 108 63 26 86.

Among all four Grand Slam tournaments in the Open Era, a defending champion has lost in the first round now four times. Before here, it happened most recently at the 1999 US Open, where 1998 champion Patrick Rafter lost in the first round to Cedric Pioline when a rotator cuff injury in Rafter’s right shoulder forced him to retire in the fifth set. At the 1997 Australian Open, defending champion Boris Becker lost in the first round to eventual runner-up Carlos Moya. The first defending champion to lose in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament was Roscoe Tanner, who won the January 1977 Australian Open, but lost in the December 1977 Australian Open first round to New Zealander Chris Lewis. A defending champion at Roland Garros has never lost in the first round.

There has only been one previous instance of a qualifier defeating the defending champion in a Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era: in 1998, qualifier Marat Safin defeated 1997 champion Gustavo Kuerten 36 76 36 61 64 in the second round.

Hewitt also follows Santana’s path in being only the second No. 1 seed in tournament history to lose in the opening round here. Santana, like Hewitt, was in the top spot when he lost to Pasarell in 1967.

The Giant turns Giantkiller
Karlovic was playing his first Grand Slam match in his defeat of Hewitt and, at 6’10”, he is the tallest man ever to play at Wimbledon. In his 2 hour 24 minute defeat of the No. 1 seed, Karlovic served 18 aces, paltry compared to the 44 aces he served in his 63 67 63 76 defeat of Stefano Pescosolido in the final round of last week’s qualifying competition. In total Karlovic served 81 aces through the three rounds of qualifying.

There seems to be trend for Croatian qualifiers causing upsets at Wimbledon. In 2002, also making his Grand Slam debut, Mario Ancic upset No. 7 seed Roger Federer. Both Ancic and Karlovic have taken inspiration from their countryman and idol, 2001 Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic, who telephoned his congratulations to Karlovic shortly after his victory over Hewitt.

…but it’s not a good day for all Croatians
There were mixed fortunes for Croatia on Monday. Karlovic won, but Mario Ancic, last year’s giantkiller, lost. Having defeated the highly-fancied Federer in 2002, this time it was Ancic’s turn to be upstaged by a Wimbledon newcomer, 17-year-old Nadal Parera. The Spaniard is the youngest man in the men’s draw.

The third Croatian playing on Monday, Ivan Ljubicic, advanced to the second round with a 75 36 63 75 win against Taylor Dent. A fourth, Zeljko Krajan, plays Nicolas Massu on Tuesday.


Five seeds out on day one
In addition to top seed Hewitt, four other seeds lost their opening round matches on Monday, the next-highest being No. 19 Fernando Gonzalez, who was defeated by 1999 junior champion Jurgen Melzer 63 64 76. No. 29 Gaston Gaudio lost to Nottingham runner-up Mardy Fish 62 46 63 63, No. 31 Vince Spadea lost to Max Mirnyi 62 64 64 and No. 33 Nikolay Davydenko was upset by British wild card Lee Childs 26 76 16 76 62.

The first round match-up between No. 15 seed Arnaud Clement and Robby Ginepri was suspended overnight with the Frenchman leading 63 46 76 23.

Partial success for British wild cards
Childs was the only one of the three wild cards in action on Monday to progress. Compatriots Alan Mackin and Arvind Parmar were not so fortunate, losing in straight sets: Mackin fell to Flavio Saretta 62 64 62, and Parmar lost to ’s-Hertogenbosch champion Sjeng Schalken 63 64 61.

Retirements update
The first day of The Championships saw two retirements from the men’s draw. Adrian Voinea was trailing Agustin Calleri 26 57 01 when he had to retire with a calf muscle tear in his right leg, handing the Argentine his first match win at Wimbledon. On Centre Court, John Van Lottum was leading 62 23 when he retired with a back injury, giving Gustavo Kuerten the victory in his first grass court match for nearly three years.
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ATP Day 1 Wimbledon

Taylor DENT v Ivan LJUBICIC
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Max MIRNYI v Vince SPADEA
Max MIRNYI LEADS 1 : 0
1999 Atlanta Clay (O) R32 Max MIRNYI 7-5 6-3

Fernando GONZALEZ v Jurgen MELZER
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Irakli LABADZE v Justin GIMELSTOB
Irakli LABADZE LEADS 1 : 0
2001 Shanghai Hard (O) R16 Irakli LABADZE 6-7(2) 7-6(3) 6-2

Robby GINEPRI v Arnaud CLEMENT
Arnaud CLEMENT LEADS 1 : 0
2001 Indianapolis Hard (O) R32 Arnaud CLEMENT 6-3 6-4

Paradorn SRICHAPHAN v Dominik HRBATY
Dominik HRBATY LEADS 2 : 0
2001 Tashkent Hard (O) QF Dominik HRBATY 7-6(3) 6-2
2003 French Open Clay (O) R128 Dominik HRBATY 6-4 3-6 6-0 7-5

Olivier MUTIS v Franco SQUILLARI
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Rafael NADAL v Mario ANCIC
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Lee CHILDS v Albert COSTA
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Tommy ROBREDO v Jose ACASUSO
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Brian VAHALY v Filippo VOLANDRI
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Alexander WASKE v Greg RUSEDSKI
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Davide SANGUINETTI v Andy RODDICK
TIED 1 : 1
2002 San Jose Hard (I) R16 Andy RODDICK 7-6(3) 6-7(4) 6-3
2002 Delray Beach Hard (O) FR Davide SANGUINETTI 6-4 4-6 6-4

Roger FEDERER v Hyung-Taik LEE
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Stefan KOUBEK v Christophe ROCHUS
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Jan-Michael GAMBILL v Magnus NORMAN
Jan-Michael GAMBILL LEADS 3 : 1
1998 U.S. Open Hard (O) R64 Jan-Michael GAMBILL 6-4 6-2 6-7 6-3
2000 Auckland Hard (O) R16 Magnus NORMAN 6-3 6-3
2000 Miami Hard (O) R32 Jan-Michael GAMBILL 6-3 3-6 6-3
2002 Cincinnati Hard (O) R64 Jan-Michael GAMBILL 6-4 6-2

Mardy FISH v Gaston GAUDIO
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Agustin CALLERI v Adrian VOINEA
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Flavio SARETTA v Alan MACKIN
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Feliciano LOPEZ v Nikolay DAVYDENKO
Feliciano LOPEZ LEADS 1 : 0
2003 Halle Grass (O) R32 Feliciano LOPEZ 7-6(5) 6-3

Karol BECK v Mikhail YOUZHNY
Mikhail YOUZHNY LEADS 1 : 0
2003 Hamburg Clay (O) R32 Mikhail YOUZHNY 6-7(7) 6-4 6-2

Rainer SCHUETTLER v Michel KRATOCHVIL
Rainer SCHUETTLER LEADS 1 : 0
2001 Shanghai Hard (O) FR Rainer SCHUETTLER 6-3 6-4

Andreas VINCIGUERRA v Fabrice SANTORO
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Fernando VICENTE v Todd MARTIN
Todd MARTIN LEADS 3 : 1
1996 Barcelona Clay (O) R32 Todd MARTIN 6-4 6-1
2000 Australian Open Hard (O) R64 Fernando VICENTE 6-4 2-6 3-6 6-3 7-5
2000 Hamburg Clay (O) R64 Todd MARTIN 6-1 6-1
2001 Canada Hard (O) R32 Todd MARTIN 6-4 1-6 6-2

John VAN LOTTUM v Gustavo KUERTEN
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Juan Ignacio CHELA v Tomas BEHREND
Juan Ignacio CHELA LEADS 1 : 0
2003 Chennai Hard (O) QF Juan Ignacio CHELA 6-4 6-3

Kenneth CARLSEN v Nicolas LAPENTTI
Nicolas LAPENTTI LEADS 1 : 0
1996 Wimbledon Grass (O) R128 Nicolas LAPENTTI 7-6 3-6 6-7 6-4 6-4

Arvind PARMAR v Sjeng SCHALKEN
NO MATCHES PLAYED


David NALBANDIAN v Vladimir VOLTCHKOV
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Andre SA v Mariano PUERTA
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Karol KUCERA v Wayne FERREIRA
Karol KUCERA LEADS 3 : 2
1995 Hamburg Clay (O) R32 Wayne FERREIRA 3-6 7-5 6-2
1996 Australian Open Hard (O) R64 Karol KUCERA 6-1 6-3 6-0
1998 Vienna Carpet (I) R32 Karol KUCERA 6-4 3-6 7-5
1999 Australian Open Hard (O) R16 Karol KUCERA 6-3 6-1 7-5
2001 Queen's Grass (O) R32 Wayne FERREIRA 6-2 6-4

Alex CORRETJA v Tim HENMAN
TIED 1 : 1
1997 Paris Indoor Carpet (I) R32 Alex CORRETJA 6-3 7-5
1998 ATP Finals Hard (I) RR Tim HENMAN 7-6 6-7 6-2

Sebastien GROSJEAN v Thomas ENQVIST
Thomas ENQVIST LEADS 4 : 0
1999 Paris Indoor Carpet (I) R64 Thomas ENQVIST 3-6 6-4 7-6
2000 Adelaide Hard (O) QF Thomas ENQVIST 7-6(1) 7-5
2000 Lyon Carpet (I) R32 Thomas ENQVIST 4-6 6-3 6-4
2002 Marseille Hard (I) QF Thomas ENQVIST 6-3 7-5

Alberto MARTIN v Wayne ARTHURS
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Sargis SARGSIAN v Alex BOGDANOVIC
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Jean-Rene LISNARD v Juan Carlos FERRERO
Juan Carlos FERRERO LEADS 2 : 0
2002 French Open Clay (O) R128 Juan Carlos FERRERO 6-1 7-6(1) 6-3
2003 Australian Open Hard (O) R64 Juan Carlos FERRERO 6-0 6-4 6-2

Guillermo CORIA v Olivier ROCHUS
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Richard BLOOMFIELD v Anthony DUPUIS
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Radek STEPANEK v Julien BOUTTER
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Yevgeny KAFELNIKOV v Raemon SLUITER
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Hicham ARAZI v Alexander POPP
NO MATCHES PLAYED


David FERRER v Martin LEE
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Luis HORNA v Jiri NOVAK
NO MATCHES PLAYED




Mariano ZABALETA v Mark PHILIPPOUSSIS
Mark PHILIPPOUSSIS LEADS 1 : 0
2003 Scottsdale Hard (O) SF Mark PHILIPPOUSSIS 6-3 7-6(8)

Scott DRAPER v Paul-Henri MATHIEU
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Younes EL AYNAOUI v Mark HILTON
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Zeljko KRAJAN v Nicolas MASSU
Nicolas MASSU LEADS 1 : 0
2003 Casablanca Clay (O) R16 Nicolas MASSU 2-6 6-1 6-4

Lars BURGSMULLER v Albert MONTANES
NO MATCHES PLAYED


Jamie DELGADO v Andre AGASSI
Andre AGASSI LEADS 1 : 0
2001 Wimbledon Grass (O) R64 Andre AGASSI 6-2 6-4 6-3
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WIMBLEDON ...

Day 1 ... Women ...

Round of 128
THE CHAMPIONSHIPS - WIMBLEDON, GREAT BRITAIN
Head-to-Heads
There are no head to heads
WILLIAMS, SERENA vs CRAYBAS, JILL

CALLENS, ELS vs RITTNER, BARBARA RITTNER, BARBARA 3 - 0
Winner Surface I-O Round
1997 BERLIN-GERMAN OPEN CLAY O R64 RITTNER, BARBARA 42 * 48 * 6-1 6-0
1999 INDIAN WELLS HARD O Q R32 RITTNER, BARBARA 53 3 74 * 6-2 7-5
2003 BERLIN CLAY O Q R16 RITTNER, BARBARA 91 16 65 5 6-4 6-4

JIDKOVA, ALINA vs GRANVILLE, LAURA Both Have Equal Wins 3 - 3
Winner Surface I-O Round
2001 LEXINGTON HARD O R16 GRANVILLE, LAURA 477 * 113 2 1-6 7-6(4) 7-6(5)
2001 FRESNO HARD O Q JIDKOVA, ALINA 117 4 323 * 6-4 6-2
2001 PITTSBURGH HARD I S JIDKOVA, ALINA 115 8 251 * 4-6 7-6(6) 6-4
2002 MIDLAND HARD I R32 GRANVILLE, LAURA 220 * 95 3 6-2 2-1 RET
2002 NEW HAVEN HARD O Q R64 GRANVILLE, LAURA 62 * 63 * 6-3 6-1
2003 AUSTRALIAN OPEN HARD O R128 JIDKOVA, ALINA 101 * 46 * 2-6 6-4 6-0

ROESCH, ANGELIKA vs DEMENTIEVA, ELENA ROESCH, ANGELIKA 3 - 0
Winner Surface I-O Round
2002 BERLIN CLAY O R64 ROESCH, ANGELIKA 125 * 15 12 6-4 1-6 7-5
2002 NEW HAVEN HARD O R32 ROESCH, ANGELIKA 94 * 13 8 6-3 1-6 6-3
2002 QUEBEC CITY HARD I R16 ROESCH, ANGELIKA 82 * 16 2 7-6(0) 6-7(1) 6-4

MYSKINA, ANASTASIA vs NAGYOVA, HENRIETA MYSKINA, ANASTASIA 1 - 0
Winner Surface I-O Round
2001 BAHIA HARD O R16 NAGYOVA, HENRIETA 22 5 100 * W/O
2002 DUBAI HARD O R32 MYSKINA, ANASTASIA 47 * 26 8 6-3 6-3

KRASNOROUTSKAYA, LINA vs PULLIN, JULIE
There are no head to heads
SCHETT, BARBARA vs MARRERO, MARTA
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TANASUGARN, TAMARINE vs MORIGAMI, AKIKO TANASUGARN, TAMARINE 1 - 0
Winner Surface I-O Round
2002 PATTAYA CITY HARD O R16 TANASUGARN, TAMARINE 30 2 138 * 7-5 7-6(6)
There are no head to heads
SPREM, KAROLINA vs BENESOVA, IVETA
There are no head to heads
IRVIN, MARISSA vs MIKAELIAN, MARIE-GAIANEH
 

CASANOVA, MYRIAM vs CAPRIATI, JENNIFER
 

HENIN-HARDENNE, JUSTINE vs VAKULENKO, JULIA

CORARIU, CORINA vs PENNETTA, FLAVIA

SAFINA, DINARA vs MOLIK, ALICIA

LEE-WATERS, LINDSAY vs LIKHOVTSEVA, ELENA LIKHOVTSEVA, ELENA 1 - 0
Winner Surface I-O Round
1995 OKLAHOMA CITY HARD I R32 LIKHOVTSEVA, ELENA 62 9 274 * 6-1 6-4

RAYMOND, LISA vs FORETZ, STEPHANIE
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O'DONOGHUE, JANE vs WEINGARTNER, MARLENE
There are no head to heads
PIERCE, MARY vs CARGILL, ANSLEY

KOSTANIC, JELENA vs DANIILIDOU, ELENI DANIILIDOU, ELENI 1 - 0
Winner Surface I-O Round
2002 WIMBLEDON GRASS O R128 DANIILIDOU, ELENI 38 * 64 * 6-2 6-3

DOKIC, JELENA vs BALTACHA, ELENA

GAGLIARDI, EMMANUELLE vs COHEN-ALORO, STEPHANIEBoth Have Equal Wins 1 - 1
Winner Surface I-O Round
2002 PARIS CARPET I Q R32 GAGLIARDI, EMMANUELLE 78 * 231 * 6-3 6-4
2003 BUDAPEST CLAY O R32 COHEN-ALORO, STEPHANIE 95 * 82 * 6-1 6-2

SHARAPOVA, MARIA vs HARKLEROAD, ASHLEY SHARAPOVA, MARIA 1 - 0
Winner Surface I-O Round
2002 PITTSBURGH HARD I S SHARAPOVA, MARIA 231 * 120 * 7-6(3) 4-6 6-4

OBATA, SAORI vs BOVINA, ELENA
There are no head to heads
STEVENSON, ALEXANDRA vs LOIT, EMILIE
There are no head to heads
TORRENS VALERO, CRISTINA vs CHO, YOON JEONG

THE CHAMPIONSHIPS - WIMBLEDON, GREAT BRITAIN

DAVENPORT, LINDSAY vs STOSUR, SAMANTHA
There are no head to heads
GRANDE, RITA vs WARTUSCH, PATRICIA
There are no head to heads
BLACK, CARA vs KLEINOVA, SANDRA
There are no head to heads
KOUKALOVA, KLARA vs CHLADKOVA, DENISA
There are no head to heads
COETZER, AMANDA vs RANDRIANTEFY, DALLY

KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA vs SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA 1 - 0
Winner Surface I-O Round
2003 DOHA HARD O R32 KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA 48 * 41 6 6-2 6-3
There are no head to heads
BARTOLI, MARION vs HANTUCHOVA, DANIELA
There are no head to heads
ZVONAREVA, VERA vs DOMINIKOVIC, EVIE

MARTINEZ GRANADOS, CONCHITA vs SERRA ZANETTI, ANTONELLA MARTINEZ GRANADOS, CONCHITA 1 - 0
Winner Surface I-O Round
2000 FANO CLAY O R32 MARTINEZ GRANADOS, CONCHITA 251 * 221 7 3-6 6-3 6-2


MANDULA, PETRA vs SCHNYDER, PATTY

PETROVA, NADIA vs GARBIN, TATHIANA PETROVA, NADIA 2 - 0
Winner Surface I-O Round
2001 SAN DIEGO HARD O R64 PETROVA, NADIA 39 * 65 * 5-2 RET
2003 ROME CLAY O R64 PETROVA, NADIA 88 * 96 * 6-4 6-1
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Tickets .. US Fed Cup

Tickets go on Sale Monday, June 9 at 10 a.m.
for U.S. fed cup quarterfinal vs. Italy,
July 19-20 in Washington D.C.


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 8, 2003 - The USTA today announced that tickets
will go on sale Monday, June 9 at 10 am (ET) for the U.S. vs. Italy Fed Cup
quarterfinal, July 19-20, at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in
Washington D.C. Tickets will be available by calling 888-334-USTA or
TicketMaster at 202 432 SEAT and range in price from $75 to $220 for a
two-day package.

The U.S. will face Italy in a best-of-five match series in the world's
premier international women's team tennis competition. The first two singles
matches will be played on Saturday, July 19 at 4 p.m., followed by two
reverse singles matches and a doubles match on Sunday, July 20 at 2 p.m.
Start times are subject to change. The USTA and U.S. Fed Cup Team Captain
Billie Jean King will announce the U.S. Fed Cup team members by July 9.

The match will be played at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center, a
public tennis center located in Rock Creek Park, home of the ATP Legg Mason
Classic. The facility will seat 7,500 spectators for an intimate,
fan-friendly setting.

Eight nations remain seeking the 2003 Fed Cup title. The winner of the U.S.
vs. Italy match will advance to the final four Fed Cup World Finals the week
of November 17, to face the winner of the Belgium vs. Slovak Republic match.


The United States has won a record 17 Fed Cup championships - more than any
other nation-during the Fed Cup's 40 year history. Italy has qualified for
the Fed Cup World Group 16 times since 1963 and had its best results in 2002
and 1999 by reaching the World Group semifinals. The United States stands
8-0 against Italy having defeated Italy, 4-1, in the last meeting between
the two nations in 1999 in Ancona, Italy.

This Fed Cup match is sponsored locally by Geico and Pfizer.

The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in America
and owns and operates the US Open and the 96 Pro Circuit events throughout
the U.S. In addition, it selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup,
Olympic and Paralympic Games. A not-for-profit organization with more than
670,000 members, it invests all its resources to promote and develop the
growth of tennis, from the grass roots to the professional levels.

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