This page covers all the important events in the sport of tennis in 2004. Primarily, it provides the results of notable tournaments throughout the year on both the ATP and WTA Tours, the Davis Cup, and the Fed Cup.
Olympics and Chile
Held from August 15 to August 22 in Athens, Greece, it consisted of four events; men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, and women's doubles. The standard 5th event, mixed doubles, was not part of these games. There were 170 participants (87 men and 83 women) from 52 countries. The events were held at the Athens Olympic Tennis Centre at the Athens Olympic Sports Complex. The surface was hardcourt, specifically DecoTurf, the same surface as used at the US Open in Flushing Meadow, New York. The Centre had 16 courts built specifically for the 2004 Olympics, with construction finished just before the opening of the Athens Olympics. There was a main court seating 6,000 fans for the Olympics, two show courts with seating for 3,200 seats during the Olympics, and 16 side courts with limited seating.
The year 2004 was well known for the breakthrough of Russian players into the WTA Tour.
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. 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. 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.
Other Russian players 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. Vera Zvonareva also continued to improve on the Tour before injuries briefly derailed 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.
Grand Slam events
|2004 Davis Cup Champions|
|Estadio de la Cartuja, Seville, Spain
3–5 December 2004
|2004 Fed Cup Champions|
|Ice Stadium Krylatskoe, Moscow, Russia
27–28 November 2004
|2004 Hopman Cup Champions|
|Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth
January 3, 2007 - January 10, 2007
Houston, United States
- Singles: Roger Federer defeat Lleyton Hewitt, 6–3 6–2
- Doubles: Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan defeat Wayne Black & Kevin Ullyett, 6–7(6–8), 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Los Angeles, USA
- Singles: Maria Sharapova defeated Serena Williams, 4–6, 6–2, 6–4
- Doubles: Nadia Petrova & Meghann Shaughnessy defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova & Elena Likhovtseva, 6–3, 6–2
Toray Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo, Japan
- Singles: Lindsay Davenport defeated Magdalena Maleeva, 6–4, 6–1
- Doubles: Cara Black & Rennae Stubbs defeated Elena Likhovtseva & Magdalena Maleeva, 6–0, 6–1.
- Singles: Justine Henin-Hardenne defeated Lindsay Davenport, 6–1, 6–4
- Doubles: Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suárez defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova / Elena Likhovtseva, 6–1 6–2
- Singles: Serena Williams defeated Elena Dementieva, 6–1, 6–1
- Doubles: Nadia Petrova & Meghann Shaughnessy defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova & Elena Likhovtseva, 6–2 6–3
- Singles: Venus Williams defeated Conchita Martínez, 2–6, 6–2, 6–1
- Doubles: Paola Suárez & Virginia Ruano Pascual defeated Lisa Raymond & Martina Navratilova, 6–1, 6–4
Qatar Total German Open, Berlin, Germany
- Singles: Amélie Mauresmo defeated Venus Williams, w/o.
- Doubles: Nadia Petrova & Meghann Shaughnessy defeated Conchita Martínez & Janette Husárová, 6–2, 2–6, 6–1
Telecom Italia Masters Roma, Rome, Italy
- Singles: Amélie Mauresmo defeated Jennifer Capriati, 3–6, 6–3, 7–6(8–6).
- Doubles: Nadia Petrova & Meghann Shaughnessy defeated Paola Suárez & Virginia Ruano Pascual, 6–4, 5–7, 6–2
- Singles: Lindsay Davenport defeated Anastasia Myskina, 6–1, 6–1
- Doubles: Cara Black & Rennae Stubbs defeated Paola Suárez & Virginia Ruano Pascual, 4–6, 6–1, 6–4
- Singles: Amélie Mauresmo defeated Elena Likhovtseva, 6–1, 6–0
- Doubles: Shinobu Asagoe & Ai Sugiyama defeated Liezel Huber & Tamarine Tanasugarn, 6–0, 6–3
Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia
- Singles: Anastasia Myskina defeated Elena Dementieva, 7–5, 6–0
- Doubles: Anastasia Myskina & Vera Zvonareva defeated Paola Suárez & Virginia Ruano Pascual, 6–3, 4–6, 6–2
- Singles: Alicia Molik defeated Maria Sharapova, 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
- Doubles: Cara Black & Rennae Stubbs defeated Paola Suárez & Virginia Ruano Pascual, 6–4, 6–4
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- BBC SPORT | Tennis | Myskina takes French title
- BBC SPORT | Tennis | Sharapova storms to Wimbledon glory
- BBC SPORT | Tennis | Kuznetsova takes US title
- BBC Sport | Tennis | Petrova knocks out Henin
- Sharapova takes out WTA Champs - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)