Archive for Monday, October 22, 2001

Davenport dominates Dokic

American wins sixth tournament title of season

October 22, 2001

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— Lindsay Davenport defeated Jelena Dokic, 6-3, 6-1, Sunday to win the Swisscom Challenge for her sixth title of the season.

The third-seeded Davenport has beaten Dokic all four times they have played. Dokic, seeded fourth, had not dropped a set until the final.

"This is the best I can do without winning a Grand Slam," said Davenport, who reached the final with a win over the WTA's new No. 1 player, Jennifer Capriati.

Davenport also won titles in Zurich in 1997 and 1998. Her record at the Zurich tournament to 15-1, with her only loss in last year's final to Martina Hingis.

Dokic committed four double-faults in the first game of the match. Davenport took control by winning eight straight games, going from 3-3 in the first set to 5-0 in the second.

"In the beginning I thought she played very well and I was just fighting to stay in there," Davenport said.

Davenport already has qualified for the WTA Tour's year-end championship in Munich, Germany, from Oct. 30 to Nov. 4.

Dokic cracked the Top 10 with her Kremlin Cup title in Moscow two weeks ago. She moves up to ninth in the rankings.

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