2004 Gold Coast & Auckland WTA Women's Singles Results-- Ai Sugiyama & Eleni Daniilidou, Champions

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  WTA: Jan 5-11 2004

Uncle Toby's, Gold Coast, AUS Tier III
$170,000 - 30 players - outdoor: hard
draws & schedule .pdf
schedule
results
# 10 Ai Sugiyama
# 12 Nadia Petrova
# 13 Vera Zvonareva
# 17 Meghann Shaughnessy

ASB Classic, Auckland, NZL Tier IV
$140,000 - 32 players - outdoor: hard
draws & schedule .pdf
qual. draw
singles draw
NZ Herald: Tennis - NZcity.co.nz: Tennis
# 14 Paola Suarez
# 16 Anna Smashnova Pistolesi
# 26 Eleni Daniilidou
# 44 Maria Vento-Kabchi
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Gold Coast:
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#10 Ai Sugiyama
5' 4", 121 lbs, RH, 2H-BH
Auckland:
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#51 Eleni Daniilidou
5' 11", 158 lbs, RH, 1H-BH

    More Tsushima! In Saturday's Final at Gold Coast, # 10 Ai Sugiyama of Japan defeated # 12 Nadia Petrova of Russia for the 2nd time in a final 1-6, 6-1, 6-4 (Ai is shown after match point).
    Unfortunately Nadia was troubled by a strained thigh muscle she incurred during the 2nd set. The injury was bad enough to cause Nadia to withdraw from next week's Canberra Classic, where she was to be the top seed.
    Ai is now 2-1 in career meetings against Nadia. 28-year-old Ai has now won 6 of the 11 WTA tourney singles finals she has played in; 21-year-old Nadia was playing in just her 2nd WTA final; she lost in the Linz final last year to somebody named Ai Sugiyama, 7-5, 6-4. Both young ladies swing Prince bats, Ai's is a "More Control DB," while Nadia's is an "Airstick." Nadia was formerly garbed by the group known as Prince, but recently joined the ranks of adidas. Ai is one of Nike's many WTA supermodels.
    The main draw for Gold Coast had 8 seeds, with 2 1st-round byes. There were 4 qualifiers and 2 wild cards in the main draw.
    Saturday's Final in Gold Coast began at 11:30am local time. Gold Coast time is GMT (UCT, ZULU) +10 hours (Pacific Time+18, often=the next day, 6 hours earlier; ET+15). Gold Coast is located on the eastern coast of Australia just south of Brisbane.

    Repeat! On Saturday in the Final in Auckland, last year's champ Eleni Daniilidou of Greece defeated 18-year-old American Ashley Harkleroad 6-3, 6-2 ("Lena," as Eleni is said to be known, is shown with the hardware).
    Eleni said: "I'm a little bit surprised to have won again. I didn't expect it but I gave 100 percent to each match and the results came. I didn't feel very confident all week but sometimes you don't feel great but when you fight you get the result." story
    It was their 1st WTA match againt each other. Eleni is now 3-1 in WTA singles finals; it was Ashley's first time. Eleni wears Lacoste togs and wields a Wilson wacket. Ashley is one of Nike's thousands; she swings a Babolat "Pure Drive."
    The main draw for Auckland had 8 seeds, with no 1st-round byes. There were 4 qualifiers and 5 wild cards in the main draw.
    Saturday's Final in Auckland began at 1pm local time. Auckland time is GMT (UCT, ZULU) +13 hours (Pacific Time+21, often=the next day, 3 hours earlier; ET+18).

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#32 Maria Sharapova was part of a "demonstration" in Hong Kong on Sunday
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#51 Ashley Harkleroad happily called a pro-am exhibition ball wide in Auckland on Sunday
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#5 Lindsay Davenport defeated Barbara Strycova 6-4, 6-3 in Perth on Tuesday

Hopman Cup, Perth, AUS
teams - schedule
    Alicia Molik of Australia was forced to withdraw from Saturday's Hopman Cup Final, when the foot injury she sustained on Thursday turned out to be worse than originally thought. Alicia actually has a torn tendon in her left foot, and will miss next week's adidas International and might miss the Australian Open as well. Australia was thus replaced by the Slovak Republic for the Final.
    In Saturday's Final, the US (Lindsay Davenport & James Blake) defeated the Slovak Republic (Daniela Hantuchova & Karol Kucera) 2-1.
    The Hopman Cup is not a WTA-sanctioned event, but an ITF event featuring highly-ranked WTA&ATP pairs from 9 nations competing as teams. As you might expect, each international tie has 3 matches, 2 singles and 1 doubles. Kim Clijsters, Lindsay Davenport, Amelie Mauresmo, Anastasia Myskina, Daniela Hantuchova, Alicia Molik, Petra Mandula, Maureen Drake, & Barbora Strycova are the WTA players competing in Perth this year.

Watson's Water Challenge, Hong Kong, CHN
    The Water Challenge is a major exhibition event. WTA players there this year were # 8 Elena Dementieva, #9 Chanda Rubin, # 11 Venus Williams, # 32 Maria Sharapova, and Martina Navratilova (playing mixed doubles). # 6 Jennifer Capriati was to play, but withdrew due to back trouble.

WTA SCOREBOARD: Gold Coast & Auckland

s=seed, #=rank, *=upset, LL=lucky loser
ranks are for the previous week
How do players get into the "draw"?
Gold Coast, 1st Round, Sunday:
loser's prize $1300
*#42 Maria Sanchez Lorenzo ESP d #20 s6 Francesca Schiavone ITA 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
#22 s7 Magui Serna ESP d wc #287 Casey Dellacqua AUS 6-2, 6-4
#23 s8 Patty Schnyder SUI d #85 Jelena Jankovic YUG 6-4, 6-0
*#59 Karolina Sprem CRO d #24 Silvia Farina Elia ITA 7-5, 6-2
#29 Nathalie Dechy FRA d #39 Katarina Srebotnik SLO 6-4, 6-1
#36 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d #37 Elena Likhovtseva RUS 6-4, 6-1

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Svetlana Kuznetsova

Gold Coast, 1st Round, Mon:
#13 s3 Vera Zvonareva RUS d #76 q Barbara Schett AUT 6-1, 6-4

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Vera Zvonareva

*#163 wc Samantha Stosur AUS d #17 s4 Meghann Shaughnessy USA 7-6(3), 6-3
#18 s5 Conchita Martinez ESP d #129 q Tian Tian Sun CHN 6-3, 6-2
#30 Magdalena Maleeva BUL d #43 Denisa Chladkova CZE 6-1, 6-1
*#92 q Aniko Kapros HUN d #31 Tina Pisnik SLO 4-6, 6-2, 6-0
*#41 Emilie Loit FRA d #34 Tamarine Tanasugarn THA 6-4, 6-3

Gold Coast, 1st Round, Tues:
*#53 Nicole Pratt AUS d #27 Lina Krasnoroutskaya RUS 6-7(6), 6-1, 7-5

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Nicole Pratt

#54 Dinara Safina RUS d #68 q Stephanie Cohen-Aloro FRA 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Gold Coast, 2nd Round, Tues:
loser's prize $2200
#10 s1 Ai Sugiyama JPN d #41 Emilie Loit FRA 6-3, 6-2
#22 s7 Magui Serna ESP d #92 q Aniko Kapros HUN 2-6, 6-0, 6-4
#30 Magdalena Maleeva BUL d #42 Maria Sanchez Lorenzo ESP 7-5, 6-4

Gold Coast, 2nd Round, Weds:
#12 s2 Nadia Petrova RUS d #53 Nicole Pratt AUS 6-2, 6-2
*#36 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d #13 s3 Vera Zvonareva RUS 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
*#54 Dinara Safina RUS d #18 s5 Conchita Martinez ESP 6-3, 6-4
*#29 Nathalie Dechy FRA d #23 s8 Patty Schnyder SUI walkover right ankle sprain
*#163 wc Samantha Stosur AUS d #59 Karolina Sprem CRO 7-5, 6-4

Gold Coast, QFs, Thurs:
loser's prize $4000
#10 s1 Ai Sugiyama JPN d #30 Magdalena Maleeva BUL 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-3
#12 s2 Nadia Petrova RUS d #54 Dinara Safina RUS 6-1, 6-4
*#163 wc Samantha Stosur AUS d #22 s7 Magui Serna ESP 7-6(1), 7-5

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#163 Samantha Stosur

#29 Nathalie Dechy FRA d #36 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 7-6(5), 6-4

Gold Coast, SFs, Fri:
loser's prize $7500
#10 s1 Ai Sugiyama JPN d #163 wc Samantha Stosur AUS 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
#12 s2 Nadia Petrova RUS d #29 Nathalie Dechy FRA 7-6(1), 6-4

Gold Coast, Final, Saturday:
winner's prize $27,000
loser's prize $14,500
#10 s1 Ai Sugiyama JPN d #12 s2 Nadia Petrova RUS 1-6, 6-1, 6-4

Gold Coast, Doubles Final, Saturday:
s1 Svetlana Kuznetsova & Elena Likhovtseva d s2 Liesel Huber & Magdalena Maleeva 6-3, 6-4

Gold Coast, Withdrawals:
#21 Elena Bovina RUS
 
Auckland, 1st Round, Monday:
loser's prize $1000
#26 s3 Eleni Daniilidou GRE d #67 Jelena Kostanic CRO 6-2, 7-6(2)
*#52 Cara Black ZIM d #44 s4 Maria Vento-Kabchi VEN 6-2, 6-2
*#75 Kristina Brandi PUR d #45 s5 Shinobu Asagoe JPN 6-3, 6-4
#48 s8 Anca Barna GER d #64 Ludmila Cervanova SVK 6-4, 6-1
#51 Ashley Harkleroad USA d #112 wc Teryn Ashley USA 6-2, 6-4
#61 Amy Frazier USA d #66 Marie Gaianeh Mikaelian SUI 3-6, 6-2, 6-0
*#116 wc Lindsay Lee-Waters USA d #70 Rita Grande ITA 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-4
*#491 wc Eden Marama NZL d #371 wc Shelly Stephens NZL 6-4, 6-3

Auckland, 1st Round, Tues:
#14 s1 Paola Suarez ARG d #108 q Tara Snyder USA 6-4, 6-3
#16 s2 Anna Smashnova Pistolesi ISR d #94 wc Julia Vakulenko UKR 1-6, 6-4, 6-3
*#82 q Tathiana Garbin ITA d #46 s6 Laura Granville USA 7-6(2), 6-1
#47 s7 Marlene Weingartner GER d #68 Arantxa Parra ESP 6-2, 7-5
*#144 q Shenay Perry USA d #55 Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP 6-4, 6-3
#56 Emmanuelle Gagliardi SUI d #62 Klara Koukalova CZE 6-4, 6-2
#57 Marion Bartoli FRA d #71 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP 6-2, 6-0
*#143 q Meilen Tu USA d #63 Akiko Morigami JPN 6-3, 6-4

Auckland, 2nd Round, Weds:
loser's prize $1825
#14 s1 Paola Suarez ARG d #116 wc Lindsay Lee-Waters USA 6-1, 6-3
*#57 Marion Bartoli FRA d #52 Cara Black ZIM 6-1, 6-1
*#75 Kristina Brandi PUR d #61 Amy Frazier USA 2-6, 7-6(3), 7-6(6)
*#144 q Shenay Perry USA d #82 q Tathiana Garbin ITA 61 26 63

Auckland, 2nd Round, Thurs:
postponed from Weds due to rain
*#51 Ashley Harkleroad USA d #16 s2 Anna Smashnova Pistolesi ISR 7-6(7), 6-2
#26 s3 Eleni Daniilidou GRE d #56 Emmanuelle Gagliardi SUI 7-6(3), 6-2
*#143 q Meilen Tu USA d #47 s7 Marlene Weingartner GER 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(4)
#48 s8 Anca Barna GER d #491 wc Eden Marama NZL 6-4, 7-5

Auckland, QFs, Thurs:
loser's prize $3400
#14 s1 Paola Suarez ARG d #75 Kristina Brandi PUR 6-4, 6-2
#26 s3 Eleni Daniilidou GRE d #143 q Meilen Tu USA 7-5, 6-2
*#51 Ashley Harkleroad USA d #48 s8 Anca Barna GER 7-5, 6-3
#57 Marion Bartoli FRA d #144 q Shenay Perry USA 6-2, 6-3

Auckland, SFs, Fri:
loser's prize $6300
*#26 s3 Eleni Daniilidou GRE d #14 s1 Paola Suarez ARG 7-6(13), 6-4
#51 Ashley Harkleroad USA d #57 Marion Bartoli FRA 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

Auckland, Final, Sat:
winner's prize $22,000
loser's prize $12,000
#26 s3 Eleni Daniilidou GRE d #51 Ashley Harkleroad USA 6-3, 6-2

Auckland, Doubles Final, Sat:
*Mervana Jugic-Salkic & Jelena Kostanic d s1 Paola Suarez & Virginia Ruano-Pascual 7-6(6), 3-6, 6-1

Auckland, Qualifying Finals, Monday:
loser's prize $550
#82 Tathiana Garbin ITA d #138 Mara Santangelo ITA 6-4, 6-1
*#108 Tara Snyder USA d #89 Martina Sucha SVK 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(4)
*#143 Meilen Tu USA d #99 Jill Craybas USA 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
#144 Shenay Perry USA d #295 Seiko Okamoto JPN 6-2, 6-2

Auckland, Withdrawals:
#15 s2 Jelena Dokic YUG
#69 Flavia Pennetta ITA

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