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Sep 7th, 2004, 11:06 PM
3th Round

Steffi GRAF (GER) defeated Radka BOBKOVA (CZE) 62 63
Amanda COETZER (RSA) defeated Mariaan DE SWARDT (RSA) 61 63
Mana ENDO (JPN) defeated Lindsay DAVENPORT (USA) 63 76
Mary PIERCE (FRA) defeated Judith WIESNER (AUT) 62 64
Iva MAJOLI (CRO) defeated Anna SMASHNOVA (ISR) 62 63
Magdalena MALEEVA (BUL) defeated Shaun STAFFORD (USA) 63 76
Jana NOVOTNA (CZE) defeated Patricia HY (CAN) 61 62
Gabriela SABATINI (ARG) defeated Isabelle DEMONGEOT (FRA) 60 62
Elena LIKHOVTSEVA (KAZ) defeated Natalia MEDVEDEVA (UKR) 76 76
Gigi FERNANDEZ (USA) defeated Shi-Ting WANG (TPE) 63 62
Ginger HELGESON (USA) defeated Conchita MARTINEZ (ESP) 36 64 61
Kimiko DATE (JPN) defeated Lisa RAYMOND (USA) 64 62
Leila MESKHI (GEO) defeated Barbara RITTNER (GER) 46 63 62
Ann GROSSMAN (USA) defeated Mary-Joe FERNANDEZ (USA) 64 64
Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO (ESP) defeated Anna-Maria CECCHINI (ITA) 62 61

4th Round

Steffi GRAF (GER) defeated Zina GARRISON-JACKSON (USA) 61 62
Amanda COETZER (RSA) defeated Mana ENDO (JPN) 63 60
Mary PIERCE (FRA) defeated Iva MAJOLI (CRO) 61 62
Jana NOVOTNA (CZE) defeated Magdalena MALEEVA (BUL) 60 64
Gabriela SABATINI (ARG) defeated Elena LIKHOVTSEVA (KAZ) 62 61
Gigi FERNANDEZ (USA) defeated Ginger HELGESON (USA) 63 64
Kimiko DATE (JPN) defeated Leila MESKHI (GEO) 62 67 75
Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO (ESP) defeated Ann GROSSMAN (USA) 62 60


Steffi GRAF (GER) defeated Amanda COETZER (RSA) 60 62
Jana NOVOTNA (CZE) defeated Mary PIERCE (FRA) 64 60
Gabriela SABATINI (ARG) defeated Gigi FERNANDEZ (USA) 62 75
Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO (ESP) defeated Kimiko DATE (JPN) 63 60


Steffi GRAF (GER) defeated Jana NOVOTNA (CZE) 63 75
Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO (ESP) defeated Gabriela SABATINI (ARG) 61 76


Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO (ESP) defeated Steffi GRAF (GER) 16 76 64


Sep 7th, 2004, 11:08 PM
Players then and still playing now:

Lindsay Davenport
Mary Pierce
Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi (Back then just known as Smashnova)
Maggie Maleeva
Elena Likhovtseva
Conchita Martinez
Lisa Raymond

Sep 8th, 2004, 12:59 AM
Who can forget that final??

Known as a claycourter, down a set and a break and being thrashed 2 and 1 weeks earlier..Arantxa overcame all that..playing such wonderful tennis probably the most aggressive I have ever seen (besides that 95 Wimbledon final)..I mean that backhand down the line was the best of the business at the time and her gets..absolutely amazing.

William Hunt
Sep 8th, 2004, 01:06 AM
Thanx for reminding us of these matches Julian , nice post.