2004 in tennis

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:See also: 2004 in sports, 2003 in tennis, 2005 in tennis.

This is a summary of the 2004 tennis season.

Notable stories[edit]

Russian breakthrough[edit]

The year 2004 was well known for the breakthrough of Russian players into the WTA Tour.[1]

At the French Open, Anastasia Myskina became the first woman from Russia to win a Grand Slam singles title, by defeating compatriot Elena Dementieva in the final, 6–1, 6–2.[2] A mere four weeks later, at Wimbledon, 17-year-old Maria Sharapova became the nation's second female Grand Slam winner, defeating two-time champion Serena Williams in the final, 6–1, 6–4 and becoming the third-youngest woman (after Lottie Dod and Martina Hingis) to win Wimbledon.[3] Finally, at the US Open, Svetlana Kuznetsova became the nation's third consecutive winner of a Grand Slam singles title, defeating Dementieva in the final, 6–3, 7–5.[4]

There were other Russian players who also made an impact on the WTA Tour that year. Nadia Petrova cracked the WTA's Top 10 for the first time, and also achieved her biggest result that year, defeating defending US Open champion Justine Henin-Hardenne in the fourth round, before losing to Kuznetsova in the quarter-finals.[5] Vera Zvonareva also continued to improve on the Tour before injuries started to briefly derail her career the following year.

The conclusion of the season culminated in Sharapova winning the 2004 WTA Tour Championships by repeating her Wimbledon victory over Serena Williams in the final, 4–6, 6–2, 6–4, after coming from 0–4 down in the final set.[6]

ITF[edit]

Grand Slam events[edit]

Discipline 2004 Australian Open 2004 French Open 2004 Wimbledon 2004 US Open
Men's singles Roger Federer
def. Marat Safin
Gastón Gaudio
def. Guillermo Coria
Roger Federer
def. Andy Roddick
Roger Federer
def. Lleyton Hewitt
Women's singles Justine Henin-Hardenne
def. Kim Clijsters
Anastasia Myskina
def. Elena Dementieva
Maria Sharapova
def. Serena Williams
Svetlana Kuznetsova
def. Elena Dementieva
Men's doubles Michaël Llodra / Fabrice Santoro
def. Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan
Xavier Malisse / Olivier Rochus
def. Michaël Llodra / Fabrice Santoro
Jonas Björkman / Todd Woodbridge
def. Julian Knowle / Nenad Zimonjić
Mark Knowles / Daniel Nestor
def. Leander Paes / David Rikl
Women's doubles Virginia Ruano / Paola Suárez
def. Svetlana Kuznetsova / Elena Likhovtseva
Virginia Ruano / Paola Suárez
def. Svetlana Kuznetsova / Elena Likhovtseva
Cara Black / Rennae Stubbs
def. Liezel Huber / Ai Sugiyama
Virginia Ruano / Paola Suárez
def. Svetlana Kuznetsova / Elena Likhovtseva
Mixed doubles Elena Bovina / Nenad Zimonjić
def. Martina Navrátilová / Leander Paes
Tatiana Golovin / Richard Gasquet
def. Cara Black / Wayne Black
Cara Black / Wayne Black
def. Alicia Molik / Todd Woodbridge
Vera Zvonareva / Bob Bryan
def. Alicia Molik / Todd Woodbridge

Davis Cup[edit]

2004 Davis Cup Champions
Spain
Spain
2nd title

Spain
3
Estadio de la Cartuja, Seville, Spain
3–5 December 2004
Clay (indoors)

United States
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 Spain
United States
Carlos Moyà
Mardy Fish
6
4
6
2
6
3
     
2 Spain
United States
Rafael Nadal
Andy Roddick
66
78
6
2
78
66
6
2
   
3 Spain
United States
Juan Carlos Ferrero / Tommy Robredo
Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan
0
6
3
6
2
6
     
4 Spain
United States
Carlos Moyà
Andy Roddick
6
2
77
62
77
65
     
5 Spain
United States
Tommy Robredo
Mardy Fish
69
711
2
6
       

Fed Cup[edit]

2004 Fed Cup Champions
Russia
Russia
1st title

Russia
3
Ice Stadium Krylatskoe, Moscow, Russia
27–28 November 2004
Carpet (indoors)

France
2
1 2 3
1 Russia
France
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Nathalie Dechy
6
3
65
77
6
8
 
2 Russia
France
Anastasia Myskina
Tatiana Golovin
6
4
77
65
   
3 Russia
France
Anastasia Myskina
Nathalie Dechy
6
3
6
4
   
4 Russia
France
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Tatiana Golovin
4
6
1
6
   
5 Russia
France
Anastasia Myskina / Vera Zvonareva
Marion Bartoli / Émilie Loit
77
65
7
5
   

Hopman Cup[edit]

2004 Hopman Cup Champions
United States
United States
3rd title

United States
2
Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth
January 3, 2007 - January 10, 2007
Hard (indoors)

Slovakia
1
1 2 3
1 United States
Slovakia
Lindsay Davenport
Daniela Hantuchová
6
3
6
1
   
2 United States
Slovakia
James Blake
Karol Kučera
6
4
4
6
6
7
 
3 United States
Slovakia
Lindsay Davenport / James Blake
Daniela Hantuchová / Karol Kučera
6
2
6
3
   

ATP[edit]

Tennis Masters Cup[edit]

Houston, United States

ATP Masters Series[edit]

Tournament Singles Winner Runner-up Score Doubles Winner Runner-up Score
Indian Wells Switzerland Roger Federer United Kingdom Tim Henman 6-3, 6-3 France Arnaud Clément
France Sébastien Grosjean
Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6-3, 4-6, 7-5
Miami United States Andy Roddick Argentina Guillermo Coria 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-1, ret. Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6-2, 7-6
Monte Carlo Argentina Guillermo Coria Germany Rainer Schüttler 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 United Kingdom Tim Henman
Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonjić
Argentina Gastón Etlis
Argentina Martín Rodríguez
7-5 6-4
Rome Spain Carlos Moyà Argentina David Nalbandian 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 India Mahesh Bhupathi
Belarus Max Mirnyi
Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Paul Hanley
1-6, 6-4, 7-6
Hamburg Switzerland Roger Federer Argentina Guillermo Coria 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6-1, 6-2
Toronto Switzerland Roger Federer United States Andy Roddick 7-5, 6-3 India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–4, 6–2
Cincinnati United States Andre Agassi Australia Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
7-6, 6-3
Madrid Russia Marat Safin Argentina David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6-3, 6-4
Paris Russia Marat Safin Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek 6-3, 7-6(5), 6-3 Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6-3, 6-4

WTA[edit]

WTA Tour Championships[edit]

Los Angeles, USA

WTA Tier I[edit]

Toray Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo, Japan

Pacific Life Open, Indian Wells, United States

NASDAQ-100 Open, Miami, United States

Family Circle Cup, Charleston, United States

Qatar Total German Open, Berlin, Germany

Telecom Italia Masters Roma, Rome, Italy

Acura Classic, San Diego, United States

Rogers Cup presented by American Express, Montreal, Canada

Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia

Zurich Open, Zürich, Switzerland

Movies[edit]

References[edit]