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Tennis at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's singles


The women's singles competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics was part of the tennis program for the games and was held at the Olympic Tennis Centre in Athens, Greece.

Women's singles
Tennis at the 2004 Summer Olympics
Champion Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL)
Runner-up Amélie Mauresmo (FRA)
Final score6–3, 6–3
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 2000 · Summer Olympics · 2008 →
Women's singles tennis
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueAthens Olympic Tennis Centre
Dates15 August – 22 August
Competitors64 from 34 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Justine Henin-Hardenne  Belgium
2nd, silver medalist(s) Amélie Mauresmo  France
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Alicia Molik  Australia
← 2000
2008 →

Venus Williams was the defending Gold Medalist from 2000, but she lost in the third round to Mary Pierce.[1]

World No. 1 Justine Henin-Hardenne won the Gold Medal, defeating Amélie Mauresmo in the championship match; she won Belgium's only Gold Medal at these Olympics. The second set she lost against French Open champion Anastasia Myskina in the semi-finals was the only one she lost in the entire championships.[2] Unseeded Alicia Molik, who defeated 2000 Silver Medallist Elena Dementieva in the first round, defeated Myskina in the Bronze Medal match.

Former World No. 1 Serena Williams had committed to playing this event, but withdrew one week before the tournament began due to a left knee injury.[3]

MedalistsEdit

SeedsEdit

  1.   Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) (Champion, Gold Medalist)
  2.   Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) (Final, Silver Medalist)
  3.   Anastasia Myskina (RUS) (Semifinals, Fourth Place)
  4.   Elena Dementieva (RUS) (First Round)
  5.   Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) (Quarterfinals)
  6.   Venus Williams (USA) (Third Round)
  7.   Paola Suárez (ARG) (Second Round)
  8.   Ai Sugiyama (JPN) (Quarterfinals)
  9.   Nadia Petrova (RUS) (Second Round)
  10.   Patty Schnyder (SUI) (Third Round)
  11.   Francesca Schiavone (ITA) (Quarterfinals)
  12.   Karolina Šprem (CRO) (Third Round)
  13.   Anna Smashnova (ISR) (First Round)
  14.   Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) (Second Round)
  15.   Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) (Second Round)
  16.   Chanda Rubin (USA) (Third Round)

DrawEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 6 6  
    Mary Pierce (FRA) 4 4  
1   Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 7 5 8
3   Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 5 7 6
3   Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 6 6  
11   Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 1 2  
1   Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 6 6  
2   Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) 3 3  
8   Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 3 4  
    Alicia Molik (AUS) 6 6  
    Alicia Molik (AUS) 683   Bronze medal match
2   Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) 7 6  
5   Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 656 2 3   Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 3 4  
2   Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) 7 4 6     Alicia Molik (AUS) 6 6  

Top HalfEdit

Section 1Edit

1st round 2nd round 3rd Round Quarterfinals
1   J Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 6 6
  B Strýcová (CZE) 3 4 1   J Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 6 6
  M Vento-Kabchi (VEN) 6 6   M Vento-Kabchi (VEN) 2 1
  A Kremer (LUX) 3 4 1   J Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 6 6
  N Pratt (AUS) 6 7   N Pratt (AUS) 1 0
  M Casanova (SUI) 3 5   N Pratt (AUS) 1 7 6
  T Garbin (ITA) 6 6   T Garbin (ITA) 6 652
13   A Smashnova (ISR) 2 1 1   J Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 6 6
9   N Petrova (RUS) 6 6   M Pierce (FRA) 4 4
  M Suchá (SVK) 3 3 9   N Petrova (RUS) 2 1
  A Medina Garrigues (ESP) 3 5   M Pierce (FRA) 6 6
  M Pierce (FRA) 6 7   M Pierce (FRA) 6 6
  M Matevžič (SLO) 7 7 6   V Williams (USA) 4 4
  S Obata (JPN) 635   M Matevžič (SLO) 0 0
  M Czink (HUN) 1 2 6   V Williams (USA) 6 6
6   V Williams (USA) 6 6

Section 2Edit

1st round 2nd round 3rd Round Quarterfinals
3   A Myskina (RUS) 6 6
  M Serna (ESP) 0 1 3   A Myskina (RUS) 6 3 6
  K Brandi (PUR) 7 6   K Brandi (PUR) 2 6 4
  J Kostanić (CRO) 5 1 3   A Myskina (RUS) 7 6
  C Castaño (COL) 2 1   E Daniilidou (GRE) 5 4
  E Daniilidou (GRE) 6 6   E Daniilidou (GRE) 2 6 6
  K Zakopalová (CZE) 1 4 15   M Maleeva (BUL) 6 4 4
15   M Maleeva (BUL) 6 6 3   A Myskina (RUS) 6 6
11   F Schiavone (ITA) 6 7 11   F Schiavone (ITA) 1 2
  S Asagoe (JPN) 3 64 11   F Schiavone (ITA) 2 7 6
  K Kanepi (EST) 611   Y-j Cho (KOR) 6 604
  Y-j Cho (KOR) 7 6 11   F Schiavone (ITA) 656 6
  J Janković (SCG) 4 1   F Zuluaga (COL) 7 1 3
  F Zuluaga (COL) 6 6   F Zuluaga (COL) 4 7 6
  N Dechy (FRA) 7 657 7   P Suárez (ARG) 6 611
7   P Suárez (ARG) 617 9

Bottom HalfEdit

Section 3Edit

1st round 2nd round 3rd Round Quarterfinals
8   A Sugiyama (JPN) 4 6 8
  J Zheng (CHN) 6 3 6 8   A Sugiyama (JPN) 7 6
  T Perebiynis (UKR) 6 6   T Perebiynis (UKR) 5 4
  D Randriantefy (MAD) 3 4 8   A Sugiyama (JPN) 7 6
  T Tanasugarn (THA) 6 2 1 12   K Šprem (CRO) 661
  A Widjaja (INA) 1 6 6   A Widjaja (INA) 3 1
  G Dulko (ARG) 665 12   K Šprem (CRO) 6 6
12   K Šprem (CRO) 7 7 8   A Sugiyama (JPN) 3 4
14   S Farina Elia (ITA) 6 6   A Molik (AUS) 6 6
PR   S Testud (FRA) 2 0 14   S Farina Elia (ITA) 1 2
  Ľ Kurhajcová (SVK) 4 6 3   L Raymond (USA) 6 6
  L Raymond (USA) 6 4 6   L Raymond (USA) 4 4
  M Sánchez Lorenzo (ESP) 3 6 4   A Molik (AUS) 6 6
  K Srebotnik (SLO) 6 0 6   K Srebotnik (SLO) 5 4
  A Molik (AUS) 4 6 6   A Molik (AUS) 7 6
4   E Dementieva (RUS) 6 0 3

Section 4Edit

1st round 2nd round 3rd Round Quarterfinals
5   S Kuznetsova (RUS) 6 6
  M Díaz Oliva (ARG) 3 3 5   S Kuznetsova (RUS) 7 6
  A Morigami (JPN) 6 6   A Morigami (JPN) 652
  I Benešová (CZE) 1 4 5   S Kuznetsova (RUS) 6 6
  D Hantuchová (SVK) 6 6 10   P Schnyder (SUI) 3 3
  C Schaul (LUX) 1 1   D Hantuchová (SVK) 6 1 4
  P Mandula (HUN) 3 4 10   P Schnyder (SUI) 3 6 6
10   P Schnyder (SUI) 6 6 5   S Kuznetsova (RUS) 656 2
16   C Rubin (USA) 6 686 2   A Mauresmo (FRA) 7 4 6
  S Stosur (AUS) 2 7 0 16   C Rubin (USA) 6 3 6
  C Black (ZIM) 6 5 6   C Black (ZIM) 4 6 3
  T Pisnik (SLO) 3 7 4 16   C Rubin (USA) 3 1
  M Jugić-Salkić (BIH) 3 4 2   A Mauresmo (FRA) 6 6
  ME Camerin (ITA) 6 6   ME Camerin (ITA) 0 1
  C Martínez (ESP) 1 4 2   A Mauresmo (FRA) 6 6
2   A Mauresmo (FRA) 6 6

ReferencesEdit