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The 2004 WTA Tour was the elite professional tennis circuit organized by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 2004 season. The 2004 WTA Tour calendar comprised the Grand Slam tournaments (supervised by the International Tennis Federation (ITF)), the WTA Tier I-V Events, the Fed Cup (organized by the ITF), the Summer Olympic Games and the year-end championships.

2004 WTA Tour
Lindsay Davenport, Australien Open2005.jpg
Lindsay Davenport won a tour-leading 7 titles to finish the season as the No. 1 ranked player in the world.
Details
DurationJanuary 5 - November 13
Edition34th
Tournaments60
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
Summer Olympics
WTA Tier I (10)
WTA Tier II (15)
WTA Tier III (16)
WTA Tier IV (5)
WTA Tier V (8)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesUnited States Lindsay Davenport (7)
Most tournament finalsUnited States Lindsay Davenport (9)
France Amélie Mauresmo (9)
Prize money leaderRussia Maria Sharapova
($2,506,263)
Points leaderUnited States Lindsay Davenport (4,760)
Awards
Player of the yearRussia Maria Sharapova
Doubles Team of the yearSpain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
Most improved
player of the year
Russia Maria Sharapova
Newcomer of the yearFrance Tatiana Golovin
Comeback
player of the year
United States Serena Williams
2003
2005

In an open year, Lindsay Davenport finished the season at No. 1 for the third time after 1998 and 2001, despite not reaching a Grand Slam final. Amélie Mauresmo put together a consistent season, reaching No. 1 in September and finishing the year ranked No. 2. The Russian contingent enjoyed an impressive rise into the elite of women's tennis, with Anastasia Myskina, Maria Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova all winning their first Grand Slam titles, and Elena Dementieva twice being a runner-up. The Belgian pair of Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin-Hardenne, who had risen to the top of women's tennis during 2003, both struggled with injuries throughout the season. Likewise, the dominance of the Williams sisters diminished, with both finishing the season outside the top 5.

Season summaryEdit

SinglesEdit

World No. 1 Justine Henin-Hardenne started the season on a high note, taking the title in Sydney and then winning her third Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, defeating Kim Clijsters in the final. Fabiola Zuluaga and Patty Schnyder enjoyed runs to their first ever Grand Slam semifinals in singles. Schnyder took advantage of an open draw which saw Venus Williams dumped out in the third round by Lisa Raymond. Zuluaga advanced after Elena Dementieva and Nadia Petrova were early upset victims in her section of the draw, and then benefitted from a walkover from Amélie Mauresmo in the quarterfinals. Defending champion Serena Williams withdrew from the tournament due to her continuing recovery from knee surgery.

Henin-Hardenne won in Dubai amidst a 16-match win streak, which was snapped by Svetlana Kuznetsova in Doha. Kuznetsova lost to the defending champion Anastasia Myskina in the final. Elsewhere, Lindsay Davenport won her fourth title in Tokyo, tying Martina Hingis for the most wins at the event. Clijsters won the indoor tournaments in Paris and Antwerp, but struggled with injury for the rest of the season. Henin-Hardenne moved straight back to winning ways by taking the title in Indian Wells. Serena Williams would return in March, winning her first tournament back in Miami.

 
Anastasia Myskina won her first and only Grand Slam title at the French Open.

The clay court season began with Davenport claiming the title in Amelia Island. Venus Williams then won both Charleston and Warsaw in succession. Amelie Mauresmo won the two biggest warm-up tournaments on red clay at Berlin and Rome, with Williams also reaching the final in Germany. Mauresmo's feat of winning both events was previously matched by Steffi Graf and Monica Seles, both of whom also lifted the French Open that same year.

However, it proved not to be a good omen for Mauresmo as she lost to Elena Dementieva in the quarterfinals. Clijsters withdrew from the tournament with a wrist injury,[1] whilst her compatriot and defending champion Henin-Hardenne bowed out in the second round with injury against Tathiana Garbin. It was the earliest loss for the No. 1 seed there since 1925. That upset allowed Paola Suárez to reach her first Grand Slam semifinal in singles, where she lost to Dementieva. In the bottom half of the draw, Anastasia Myskina came through after wins over Venus Williams and Jennifer Capriati. The first all-Russian Grand Slam final ended quickly, with Myskina routing a nervous Dementieva to become the first Grand Slam singles champion from Russia.

Russian dominance continued in the grass court warmups, with Maria Sharapova winning in Birmingham and Svetlana Kuznetsova prevailing in Eastbourne. Mary Pierce also claimed her first tour title since the French Open four years previously, winning in 's-Hertogenbosch. Clijsters and Henin-Hardenne sat out the year's third Grand Slam with the same injuries that put them out of the French Open. The first week of Wimbledon saw Venus Williams sent home in the second round by Karolina Šprem, whilst the two French Open finalists failed to make the successful transition between clay and grass: Dementieva lost to Sandra Kleinová, and Myskina to Amy Frazier. The final was to be contested between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, who both made impressive comebacks in their semifinals from a set and a break down.[2][3] In the final, Sharapova upset the two-time defending champion to win her first Grand Slam title, the third youngest winner ever at Wimbledon.[4]

 
Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon and the Year-End Championships, plus three other titles throughout the season.

Davenport started the summer hardcourt season on a hot streak, winning events in Stanford, Los Angeles, San Diego and Cincinnati to build an impressive winning run going into the year's final Grand Slam. Nicole Vaidišová became one of the youngest tour titlists in history by winning a smaller event in Vancouver. Mauresmo won the Tier I event in Toronto, beating Elena Likhovtseva in the final. Henin-Hardenne returned from her illness to play the Athens Olympics, where she won the gold medal match over Mauresmo. In the bronze medal match, Alicia Molik beat Myskina.

Davenport was the favourite to take her second U.S. Open title, but she was stopped in the semifinals by Svetlana Kuznetsova. It was a half of upsets with Henin-Hardenne falling to Nadia Petrova, and Myskina and Sharapova also departing early. Henin-Hardenne's loss meant that Mauresmo would reach the No. 1 ranking position for the first time. In the bottom half of the draw, Elena Dementieva beat Mauresmo and Capriati—who was coming off a controversial win against Serena Williams in the quarterfinals with several contentious line calls going against Williams—to reach her second Grand Slam final. In another all-Russian final, Kuznetsova became the third player from the country to win her maiden Grand Slam in succession.

Mauresmo's reign at No. 1 turned out to be short-lived, with Davenport, who won the title in Stuttgart during the fall season, displacing her one-month later. Nevertheless, it turned out to be a successful stretch for Mauresmo, who claimed titles in Linz and Philadelphia. Alicia Molik won her biggest career title in Zurich and a smaller event in Luxembourg, while Myskina defended her title in Moscow. Svetlana Kuznetsova won the title in Bali and reached the final in Beijing, losing to Serena Williams. It was Maria Sharapova who ended up winning the season-ending WTA Tour Championships, beating Williams in the final, after picking up smaller titles in Seoul and Tokyo, and reaching the final in Zurich. Nadia Petrova and Meghann Shaughnessy won the doubles event.

ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the 2004 WTA Tour schedule.

KeyEdit

Grand Slam events
Summer Olympic Games
Year-end championships
Tier I events
Tier II events
Tier III events
Tier IV and V events
Team events

JanuaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Jan Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
Hopman Cup
Hard (i) – 8 teams (RR)
  United States
2–1
  Slovakia
Round Robin losers (Group A)
  France
  Russia
  Czech Republic
Round Robin losers (Group B)
  Australia
  Belgium
  Hungary
Uncle Tobys Hardcourts
Gold Coast, Australia
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Ai Sugiyama
1–6, 6–1, 6–4
  Nadia Petrova   Samantha Stosur
  Nathalie Dechy
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Magüi Serna
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Dinara Safina
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Elena Likhovtseva
6–3, 6–4
  Liezel Huber
  Magdalena Maleeva
ASB Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Eleni Daniilidou
6–3, 6–2
  Ashley Harkleroad   Paola Suárez
  Marion Bartoli
  Kristina Brandi
  Meilen Tu
  Shenay Perry
  Anca Barna
  Mervana Jugić-Salkić
  Jelena Kostanić
7–6(8–6), 3–6, 6–1
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
12 Jan Medibank International
Sydney, Australia
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
6–4, 6–4
  Amélie Mauresmo   Lindsay Davenport
  Francesca Schiavone
  Chanda Rubin
  Elena Dementieva
  Anastasia Myskina
  Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
7–5, 3–6, 6–4
  Dinara Safina
  Meghann Shaughnessy
Moorilla Hobart International
Hobart, Australia
Tier V event
$110,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/14D
Singles - Doubles
  Amy Frazier
6–3, 6–3
  Shinobu Asagoe   Kristina Brandi
  María Emilia Salerni
  Akiko Morigami
  Fabiola Zuluaga
  Maria Elena Camerin
  Anca Barna
  Shinobu Asagoe
  Seiko Okamoto
2–6, 6–4, 6–3
  Els Callens
  Barbara Schett
Canberra Women's Classic
Canberra, Australia
Tier V event
$110,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Paola Suárez
3–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
  Silvia Farina Elia   Julia Vakulenko
  Karolina Šprem
  María Sánchez Lorenzo
  Flavia Pennetta
  Émilie Loit
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
  Jelena Kostanić
  Claudine Schaul
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
  Caroline Dhenin
  Lisa McShea
19 Jan
26 Jan
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$5,590,310 - Hard - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
6–3, 4–6, 6–3
  Kim Clijsters   Fabiola Zuluaga
  Patty Schnyder
  Lindsay Davenport
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Lisa Raymond
  Anastasia Myskina
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–4, 6–3
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Nenad Zimonjić
  Elena Bovina
6–1, 7–6(7–3)
  Leander Paes
  Martina Navratilova

FebruaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Feb Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier I event
$1,300,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–4, 6–1
  Magdalena Maleeva   Chanda Rubin
  Jelena Dokić
  Venus Williams
  Ai Sugiyama
  Tatiana Panova
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
6–0, 6–1
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Magdalena Maleeva
9 Feb Open Gaz de France
Paris, France
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Kim Clijsters
6–2, 6–1
  Mary Pierce   Dinara Safina
  Tatiana Golovin
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Francesca Schiavone
  Elena Bovina
  Elena Dementieva
  Barbara Schett
  Patty Schnyder
6–3, 6–2
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Francesca Schiavone
16 Feb Proximus Diamond Games
Antwerp, Belgium
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Kim Clijsters
6–3, 6–0
  Silvia Farina Elia   Karolina Šprem
  Myriam Casanova
  Denisa Chládková
  Patty Schnyder
  Klára Koukalová
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Cara Black
  Els Callens
6–2, 6–1
  Myriam Casanova
  Eleni Daniilidou
Cellular South Cup
Memphis, United States
Tier III event
$190,000 - Hard (i) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Vera Zvonareva
4–6, 6–4, 7–5
  Lisa Raymond   Maria Sharapova
  Laura Granville
  Gisela Dulko
  Amy Frazier
  Kristina Brandi
  Lindsay Lee-Waters
  Åsa Svensson
  Meilen Tu
6–4, 7–6(0)
  Maria Sharapova
  Vera Zvonareva
AP Tourism Hyderabad Open
Hyderabad, India
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Nicole Pratt
7–6(7–3), 6–1
  Maria Kirilenko   Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Marion Bartoli
  Angelique Widjaja
  Zheng Jie
  Jelena Kostanić
  Mervana Jugić-Salkić
  Liezel Huber
  Sania Mirza
7–6(7–1), 6–4
  Li Ting
  Sun Tiantian
23 Feb Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
7–6(7–3), 6–3
  Svetlana Kuznetsova   Meghann Shaughnessy
  Ai Sugiyama
  Conchita Martínez
  Anastasia Myskina
  Eleni Daniilidou
  Venus Williams
  Janette Husárová
  Conchita Martínez
6–0, 1–6, 6–3
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Elena Likhovtseva
Copa Colsanitas Seguros Bolivar
Bogotá, Colombia
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay (Red) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Fabiola Zuluaga
3–6, 6–4, 6–2
  María Sánchez Lorenzo   Ľubomíra Kurhajcová
  Émilie Loit
  Catalina Castaño
  Ľudmila Cervanová
  Lana Popadić
  Conchita Martínez Granados
  Barbara Schwartz
  Jasmin Wöhr
6–1, 6–3
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Arantxa Parra Santonja

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 Mar Qatar Total Open
Doha, Qatar
Tier II event
$600,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Anastasia Myskina
4–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Svetlana Kuznetsova   Justine Henin-Hardenne
  Jennifer Capriati
  Nathalie Dechy
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Zheng Jie
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Elena Likhovtseva
7–6(7–4), 6–2
  Janette Husárová
  Conchita Martínez
Abierto Mexicano Telcel
Acapulco, Mexico
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay (Red) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Iveta Benešová
7–6(7–5), 6–4
  Flavia Pennetta   Marta Marrero
  María Sánchez Lorenzo
  Samantha Stosur
  Émilie Loit
  Julia Vakulenko
  Nicole Vaidišová
  Lisa McShea
  Milagros Sequera
2–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–4
  Olga Blahotová
  Gabriela Navrátilová
8 Mar
15 Mar
Pacific Life Open
Indian Wells, United States
Tier I event
$2,100,000 - Hard - 96S/48Q/32D
Singles - Doubles
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
6–1, 6–4
  Lindsay Davenport   Anastasia Myskina
  Nathalie Dechy
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Conchita Martínez
  Gisela Dulko
  Fabiola Zuluaga
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–1, 6–2
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Elena Likhovtseva
22 Mar
29 Mar
NASDAQ-100 Open
Miami, United States
Tier I event
$3,060,000 - Hard - 96S/48Q/32D
Singles - Doubles
  Serena Williams
6–1, 6–1
  Elena Dementieva   Eleni Daniilidou
  Nadia Petrova
  Jill Craybas
  Karolina Šprem
  Nathalie Dechy
  Venus Williams
  Nadia Petrova
  Meghann Shaughnessy
6–2, 6–3
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Elena Likhovtseva

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Apr Bausch & Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 - Clay (Green) - 56S/16Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–4, 6–4
  Amélie Mauresmo   Justine Henin-Hardenne
  Nadia Petrova
  Vera Zvonareva
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Paola Suárez
  Serena Williams
  Nadia Petrova
  Meghann Shaughnessy
3–6, 6–2, 7–5
  Myriam Casanova
  Alicia Molik
GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem
Casablanca, Morocco
Tier V event
$110,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Émilie Loit
6–2, 6–2
  Ľudmila Cervanová   Rita Grande
  Klára Koukalová
  Marta Marrero
  Ľubomíra Kurhajcová
  Marta Domachowska
  Maria Elena Camerin
  Marion Bartoli
  Émilie Loit
6–4, 6–2
  Els Callens
  Katarina Srebotnik
12 Apr Family Circle Cup
Charleston, United States
Tier I event
$1,300,000 - Clay (Green) - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Venus Williams
2–6, 6–2, 6–1
  Conchita Martínez   Jelena Kostanić
  Patty Schnyder
  Petra Mandula
  Vera Zvonareva
  Lindsay Davenport
  Nadia Petrova
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–4, 6–1
  Martina Navratilova
  Lisa Raymond
Estoril Open
Estoril, Portugal
Tier V event
$110,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Émilie Loit
7–5, 7–6(7–1)
  Iveta Benešová   Marta Marrero
  Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro
  Barbara Schett
  Klára Koukalová
  Denisa Chládková
  Martina Suchá
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Janette Husárová
6–3, 6–2
  Olga Blahotová
  Gabriela Navrátilová
19 April Fed Cup: First Round
Amiens, France, Clay (Red) (i)
Lecce, Italy, Clay (Red)
Murcia, Spain, Clay (Red)
Bree, Belgium, Clay (Red)
Moscow, Russia, Carpet (i)
Buenos Aires, Argentina, Clay (Red)
Sankt Pölten, Austria, Clay (Red)
Portorož, Slovenia, Clay (Red)
First Round winners
  France 5–0
  Italy 3–1
  Spain 3–2
  Belgium 3–2
  Russia 4–1
  Argentina 4–1
  Austria 3–2
  United States 4–1
First Round losers
  Germany
  Czech Republic
   Switzerland
  Croatia
  Australia
  Japan
  Slovakia
  Slovenia
26 Apr J&S Cup
Warsaw, Poland
Tier II event
$585,000 - Clay (Red) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Venus Williams
6–1, 6–4
  Svetlana Kuznetsova   Francesca Schiavone
  Vera Zvonareva
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Francesca Schiavone
3–6, 6–2, 6–1
  Gisela Dulko
  Patricia Tarabini
Tippmix Budapest Grand Prix
Budapest, Hungary
Tier V event
$110,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/23Q/14D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Jelena Janković
7–6(7–4), 6–3
  Martina Suchá   Flavia Pennetta
  Iveta Benešová
  Sanda Mamić
  Ľudmila Cervanová
  Anikó Kapros
  Petra Mandula
  Petra Mandula
  Barbara Schett
6–3, 6–2
  Virág Németh
  Ágnes Szávay

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 May Qatar Total German Open
Berlin, Germany
Tier I event
$1,300,000 - Clay (Red) - 56S/48Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Amélie Mauresmo
Walkover
  Venus Williams   Karolina Šprem
  Jennifer Capriati
  Fabiola Zuluaga
  Paola Suárez
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Anastasia Myskina
  Nadia Petrova
  Meghann Shaughnessy
6–2, 2–6, 6–1
  Janette Husárová
  Conchita Martínez
10 May Internazionali BNL d'Italia
Rome, Italy
Tier I event
$1,300,000 - Clay (Red) - 56S/48Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Amélie Mauresmo
3–6, 6–3, 7–6(8–6)
  Jennifer Capriati   Serena Williams
  Vera Zvonareva
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi
  Francesca Schiavone
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Nadia Petrova
  Meghann Shaughnessy
2–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
17 May Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay (Red) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Claudine Schaul
2–6, 6–0, 6–3
  Lindsay Davenport   Silvia Farina Elia
  Émilie Loit
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Milagros Sequera
  Barbora Strýcová
  Ai Sugiyama
  Lisa McShea
  Milagros Sequera
6–4, 6–1
  Tina Križan
  Katarina Srebotnik
Wien Energie Grand Prix
Vienna, Austria
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay (Red) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi
6–2, 3–6, 6–2
  Alicia Molik   Jelena Kostanić
  Amy Frazier
  Alina Jidkova
  Marlene Weingärtner
  Ľubomíra Kurhajcová
  Magüi Serna
  Martina Navratilova
  Lisa Raymond
6–2, 7–5
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
24 May
May 31
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$5,982,126 - Clay (Red) - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Anastasia Myskina
6–1, 6–2
  Elena Dementieva   Paola Suárez
  Jennifer Capriati
  Maria Sharapova
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Venus Williams
  Serena Williams
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–0, 6–3
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Richard Gasquet
  Tatiana Golovin
6–3, 6–4
  Wayne Black
  Cara Black

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Jun DFS Classic
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Tier III event
$170,000 - Grass - 56S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Maria Sharapova
4–6, 6–2, 6–1
  Tatiana Golovin   Émilie Loit
  Patty Schnyder
  Anne Kremer
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Alicia Molik
  Saori Obata
  Maria Kirilenko
  Maria Sharapova
6–2, 6–1
  Lisa McShea
  Milagros Sequera
14 Jun Hastings Direct International Championships
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Tier II event
$585,000 - Grass - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
2–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–4
  Daniela Hantuchová   Amélie Mauresmo
  Vera Zvonareva
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Ai Sugiyama
  María Sánchez Lorenzo
  Tina Pisnik
  Alicia Molik
  Magüi Serna
6–4, 6–4
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Elena Likhovtseva
Ordina Open
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Tier III event
$170,000 - Grass - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Mary Pierce
7–6(8–6), 6–2
  Klára Koukalová   Lina Krasnoroutskaya
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Jelena Janković
  Anne Kremer
  Barbara Schett
  Claudine Schaul
  Lisa McShea
  Milagros Sequera
7–6(7–3), 6–3
  Jelena Kostanić
  Claudine Schaul
21 Jun
28 Jun
Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
$6,063,070 - Grass - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Maria Sharapova
6–1, 6–4
  Serena Williams   Amélie Mauresmo
  Lindsay Davenport
  Jennifer Capriati
  Paola Suárez
  Karolina Šprem
  Ai Sugiyama
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
  Liezel Huber
  Ai Sugiyama
  Wayne Black
  Cara Black
3–6, 7–6(8), 6–4
  Todd Woodbridge
  Alicia Molik

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Jul Fed Cup: Quarterfinals
Rimini, Italy, Clay (Red)
Jerez, Spain, Clay (Red)
Buenos Aires, Argentina, Clay (Red)
Innsbruck, Austria, Clay (Red)
Quarterfinal winners
  France 3–2
  Spain 3–2
  Russia 4–1
  Austria 4–1
Quarterfinal losers
  Italy
  Belgium
  Argentina
  United States
12 Jul Bank of the West Classic
Stanford, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Lindsay Davenport
7–6(7–4), 5–7, 7–6(7–4)
  Venus Williams   Amy Frazier
  María Vento-Kabchi
  Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi
  Patty Schnyder
  Francesca Schiavone
  Mashona Washington
  Eleni Daniilidou
  Nicole Pratt
6–2, 6–4
  Iveta Benešová
  Claudine Schaul
19 Jul JPMorgan Chase Open
Los Angeles, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 56S/16Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–1, 6–3
  Serena Williams   Elena Dementieva
  Venus Williams
  Vera Zvonareva
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Nadia Petrova
  Francesca Schiavone
  Nadia Petrova
  Meghann Shaughnessy
6–7(2–7), 6–4, 6–3
  Conchita Martínez
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
Internazionali Femminili di Palermo
Palermo, Italy
Tier V event
$110,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/29Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
6–4, 6–4
  Flavia Pennetta   Katarina Srebotnik
  Denisa Chládková
  Klára Koukalová
  Ľudmila Cervanová
  Antonella Serra Zanetti
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
  Ľubomíra Kurhajcová
  Henrieta Nagyová
26 Jul Acura Classic
San Diego, United States
Tier I event
$1,300,000 - Hard - 56S/16Q/24D
Singles - Doubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–1, 6–1
  Anastasia Myskina   Vera Zvonareva
  Elena Dementieva
  Serena Williams
  Maria Sharapova
  Ai Sugiyama
  Amy Frazier
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
4–6, 6–1, 6–4
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Aug Rogers AT&T Cup
Montreal, Canada
Tier I event
$1,300,000 - Hard - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Amélie Mauresmo
6–1, 6–0
  Elena Likhovtseva   Anastasia Myskina
  Vera Zvonareva
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Jennifer Capriati
  Tatiana Golovin
  Karolina Šprem
  Shinobu Asagoe
  Ai Sugiyama
6–0, 6–3
  Liezel Huber
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
Nordea Nordic Light Open
Stockholm, Sweden
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/26Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Alicia Molik
6–1, 6–1
  Tatiana Perebiynis   Sandra Kleinová
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Henrieta Nagyová
  Maria Elena Camerin
  Denisa Chládková
  Séverine Brémond
  Alicia Molik
  Barbara Schett
6–3, 6–3
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
9 Aug Idea Prokom Open
Sopot, Poland
Tier III event
$300,000 - Clay (Red) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Flavia Pennetta
7–5, 3–6, 6–3
  Klára Koukalová   Anastasia Myskina
  Marta Domachowska
  Iveta Benešová
  Ľubomíra Kurhajcová
  Nuria Llagostera Vives
  Marta Marrero
  Nuria Llagostera Vives
  Marta Marrero
6–4, 6–3
  Klaudia Jans
  Alicja Rosolska
Vancouver Open
Vancouver, Canada
Tier V event
$110,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Nicole Vaidišová
2–6, 6–4, 6–2
  Laura Granville   Camille Pin
  Alina Jidkova
  Sesil Karatantcheva
  Lindsay Lee-Waters
  Rita Grande
  Milagros Sequera
  Bethanie Mattek
  Abigail Spears
6–3, 6–3
  Els Callens
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
16 Aug Summer Olympic Games
Athens, Greece
$0 - Hard - 64S/32D
Singles - Doubles
  Gold   Silver   Bronze Fourth place   Mary Pierce
  Francesca Schiavone
  Ai Sugiyama
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
6–3, 6–3
  Amélie Mauresmo   Alicia Molik
6–3, 6–4
  Anastasia Myskina
  Li Ting
  Sun Tiantian
6–3, 6–3
  Conchita Martínez
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
  Patricia Tarabini
6–3, 6–3
  Shinobu Asagoe
  Ai Sugiyama
W&S Financial Group Women's Open
Mason, United States
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–3, 6–2
  Vera Zvonareva   Marion Bartoli
  Amy Frazier
  Flavia Pennetta
  Laura Granville
  Selima Sfar
  Peng Shuai
  Jill Craybas
  Marlene Weingärtner
7–5, 7–6(7–2)
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
23 Aug Pilot Pen Tennis
New Haven, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Elena Bovina
6–2, 2–6, 7–5
  Nathalie Dechy   Lisa Raymond
  Elena Dementieva
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Jennifer Capriati
  Mashona Washington
  Jelena Janković
  Nadia Petrova
  Meghann Shaughnessy
6–1, 1–6, 7–6(7–4)
  Martina Navratilova
  Lisa Raymond
Forest Hills Tennis Classic
Forest Hills, USA
Tier V event
$65,882 - Hard - 16S
Singles
  Elena Likhovtseva
6–2, 6–2
  Iveta Benešová   Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Kirsten Flipkens
  Marion Bartoli
  Kristina Brandi
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Émilie Loit
30 Aug
6 Sep
U.S. Open
New York, United States
Grand Slam
$7,017,780 - Hard - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
6–3, 7–5
  Elena Dementieva   Lindsay Davenport
  Jennifer Capriati
  Nadia Petrova
  Shinobu Asagoe
  Serena Williams
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–4, 7–5
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Bob Bryan
  Vera Zvonareva
6–3, 6–4
  Todd Woodbridge
  Alicia Molik

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
13 Sep Wismilak International
Bali, Indonesia
Tier III event
$225,000 - Hard - 30S/16Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
6–1, 6–4
  Marlene Weingärtner   Maria Elena Camerin
  Nadia Petrova
  Gisela Dulko
  Cho Yoon-jeong
  Tathiana Garbin
  Angelique Widjaja
  Anastasia Myskina
  Ai Sugiyama
6–3, 7–5
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
20 Sep China Open
Beijing, China
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Serena Williams
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
  Svetlana Kuznetsova   Vera Zvonareva
  Maria Sharapova
  Nadia Petrova
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Jelena Janković
  Gisela Dulko
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Dinara Safina
6–4, 6–4
  Gisela Dulko
  María Vento-Kabchi
27 Sep Gaz de France Stars
Hasselt, Belgium
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard (i) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Elena Dementieva
0–6, 6–0, 6–4
  Elena Bovina   Maria Elena Camerin
  Kim Clijsters
  Denisa Chládková
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Francesca Schiavone
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Jennifer Russell
  Mara Santangelo
6–3, 7–5
  Nuria Llagostera Vives
  Marta Marrero
Guangzhou Women's Open
Guangzhou, China
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard - 30S/29Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Li Na
6–3, 6–4
  Martina Suchá   Barbora Strýcová
  Li Ting
  Dinara Safina
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Peng Shuai
  Kristina Brandi
  Li Ting
  Sun Tiantian
6–4, 6–1
  Yang Shujing
  Yu Ying
Hansol Korea Open Tennis Championships
Seoul, South Korea
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Maria Sharapova
6–1, 6–1
  Marta Domachowska   Anne Kremer
  Abigail Spears
  Samantha Stosur
  Sanda Mamić
  Silvija Talaja
  Shahar Pe'er
  Cho Yoon-jeong
  Jeon Mi-ra
6–3, 1–6, 7–5
  Chuang Chia-jung
  Hsieh Su-wei

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 Oct Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Filderstadt, Germany
Tier II event
$650,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–2 ret.
  Amélie Mauresmo   Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Anastasia Myskina
  Lisa Raymond
  Fabiola Zuluaga
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Jelena Janković
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 6–2
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Julia Schruff
Japan Open Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Maria Sharapova
6–0, 6–1
  Mashona Washington   Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Klára Koukalová
  Youlia Fedossova
  Anikó Kapros
  Evgenia Linetskaya
  Nicole Vaidišová
  Shinobu Asagoe
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–1, 6–4
  Jennifer Hopkins
  Mashona Washington
11 Oct Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
Tier I event
$1,300,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anastasia Myskina
7–5, 6–0
  Elena Dementieva   Elena Bovina
  Lindsay Davenport
  Venus Williams
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Vera Zvonareva
  Francesca Schiavone
  Anastasia Myskina
  Vera Zvonareva
6–3, 4–6, 6–2
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
Tashkent Open
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Nicole Vaidišová
5–7, 6–3, 6–2
  Virginie Razzano   Anca Barna
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Antonella Serra Zanetti
  Marta Marrero
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
  Olga Savchuk
  Adriana Serra Zanetti
  Antonella Serra Zanetti
1–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Marion Bartoli
  Mara Santangelo
18 Oct Swisscom Challenge
Zurich, Switzerland
Tier I event
$1,300,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Alicia Molik
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
  Maria Sharapova   Patty Schnyder
  Elena Dementieva
  Paola Suárez
  Nadia Petrova
  Venus Williams
  Ai Sugiyama
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
6–4, 6–4
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
25 Oct Generali Ladies Linz
Linz, Austria
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Amélie Mauresmo
6–2, 6–0
  Elena Bovina   Jelena Janković
  Nadia Petrova
  Ai Sugiyama
  Vera Zvonareva
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Alina Jidkova
  Janette Husárová
  Elena Likhovtseva
6–2, 7–5
  Nathalie Dechy
  Patty Schnyder
SEAT Open
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tier III event
$225,000 - Hard (i) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Alicia Molik
6–3, 6–4
  Dinara Safina   Silvia Farina Elia
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Ana Ivanovic
  Dally Randriantefy
  Květa Peschke
  Tatiana Golovin
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–1, 6–7(1–7), 6–3
  Jill Craybas
  Marlene Weingärtner

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 Nov Advanta Championships
Philadelphia, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
  Amélie Mauresmo
3–6, 6–2, 6–2
  Vera Zvonareva   Maria Sharapova
  Nadia Petrova
  Venus Williams
  Alicia Molik
  Jennifer Capriati
  Anastasia Myskina
  Alicia Molik
  Lisa Raymond
7–5, 6–4
  Liezel Huber
  Corina Morariu
Bell Challenge
Quebec City, Canada
Tier III event
$170,000 - Carpet (i) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Martina Suchá
7–5, 3–6, 6–2
  Abigail Spears   Alina Jidkova
  María Emilia Salerni
  Mary Pierce
  Ľubomíra Kurhajcová
  Sesil Karatantcheva
  Melanie Gloria
  Carly Gullickson
  María Emilia Salerni
7–5, 7–5
  Els Callens
  Samantha Stosur
8 Nov WTA Tour Championships
Los Angeles, United States
Year-end Championship
$3,000,000 - Hard - 8S (Round Robin)/4D
Singles - Doubles
  Maria Sharapova
4–6, 6–2, 6–4
  Serena Williams   Anastasia Myskina
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Lindsay Davenport
  Elena Dementieva
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Vera Zvonareva
  Nadia Petrova
  Meghann Shaughnessy
7–5, 6–2
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
22 Nov Fed Cup: Final
Moscow, Russia, Carpet (i)
  Russia
3–2
  France   Spain 0–5
  Belgium 0–5

StatisticsEdit

List of players and titles won, last name alphabetically:

The following players won their first title:

Titles won by nation:

  •   Russia - 15 (Memphis, Doha, French Open, Birmingham, Eastbourne, Wimbledon, New Haven, Forest Hills, U.S. Open, Bali, Hasselt, Seoul, Tokyo, Moscow and WTA Tour Championships)
  •   United States - 12 (Hobart, Tokyo Pan Pacific, Miami, Amelia Island, Charleston, Warsaw, Stanford, Los Angeles, San Diego, Cincinnati, Beijing and Filderstadt)
  •   France - 8 (Casablanca, Estoril, Berlin, Rome, 's-Hertogenbosch, Montreal, Linz and Philadelphia)
  •   Belgium - 7 (Sydney, Australian Open, Paris, Antwerp, Dubai, Indian Wells and Athens Olympics)
  •   Australia - 4 (Hyderabad, Stockholm, Zurich and Luxembourg)
  •   Czech Republic - 3 (Acapulco, Vancouver and Tashkent)
  •   Argentina - 1 (Canberra)
  •   China - 1 (Guangzhou)
  •   Colombia - 1 (Bogotá)
  •   Greece - 1 (Auckland)
  •   Israel - 1 (Vienna)
  •   Italy - 1 (Sopot)
  •   Japan - 1 (Gold Coast)
  •   Luxembourg - 1 (Strasbourg)
  •   Yugoslavia - 1 (Budapest)
  •   Slovakia - 1 (Quebec City)
  •   Spain - 1 (Palermo)

RankingsEdit

Below are the 2004 WTA year-end rankings:

No Player Name Nation Points 2003 Change
1 Lindsay Davenport   USA 4,760 5 +4
2 Amélie Mauresmo   FRA 4,546 4 +2
3 Anastasia Myskina   RUS 4,012 7 +4
4 Maria Sharapova   RUS 3,536 32 +28
5 Svetlana Kuznetsova   RUS 3,533 36 +31
6 Elena Dementieva   RUS 3,448 8 +2
7 Serena Williams   USA 3,128 3 –4
8 Justine Henin-Hardenne   BEL 2,884 1 –7
9 Venus Williams   USA 2,400 11 +2
10 Jennifer Capriati   USA 2,359 6 –4
11 Vera Zvonareva   RUS 2,299 13 +2
12 Nadia Petrova   RUS 2,022 12 =
13 Alicia Molik   AUS 1,971 35 +22
14 Patty Schnyder    SUI 1,638 23 +9
15 Elena Bovina   RUS 1,598 21 +6
16 Paola Suárez   ARG 1,535 14 –2
17 Ai Sugiyama   JPN 1,469 10 –7
18 Karolina Šprem   CRO 1,452 59 +41
19 Francesca Schiavone   ITA 1,403 20 +1
20 Silvia Farina Elia   ITA 1,334 24 +4

Number 1 rankingEdit

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
  Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) Year-End 2003 12 September 2004
  Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) 13 September 2004 17 October 2004
  Lindsay Davenport (USA) 18 October 2004 Year-End 2004

"Full 2004 Year-End Rankings" (PDF). Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-18. Retrieved 2017-02-28.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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