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The Hobart International is the last WTA Tournament to be played before the Australian Open. Let us take a look at some of the players.


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The top seed has been awarded to the young Dutch Kiki Bertens, who started the season with a defeat in her opening match in WTA Auckland. However, she managed to break that jinx here and won her opening game against Annika Beck in straight sets. The second seed was the Latvian player Anastasija Sevastova, who succumbed in three sets to the American Shelby Rogers. Another upset was seen on day one when the seventh seed Kristina Mladenovic lost to the Belgian qualifier Elise Mertens 6-1, 6-2. With three seeds already out, it is likely that the unseeded ones will be going forward. The tournament is also featuring a couple of experienced players such as Andrea Petkovic and Lucie Safarova. Although their form has dropped considerably over the last season, they still have the skills needed to win big matches. Both the ladies have won their opening matches here, and being placed in opposite halves, they are on a course to meet in the final.


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Apart from the, Monica Niculescu is also a strong contender for the title, who just defeated Jelena Jankovic to reach the second round.


Posted: 10th January 2016


The 2016 Hobart International will be the 23rd edition in tournament history. The first event was held back in 1994 and was won by the Japanese Mana Endo.


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Amazingly, each of the 21 editions since, has been won by a different player, giving the tournament 22 different champions so far. The reigning winner is currently the Brit Heather Watson who could theoretically defend her title and bust this curious streak, but considering the fact that she will not be seeded, the chances of this happening are rather slim. We have to add though that ninth seed Mona Barthel going all the way would also do the trick, since she already won the event three years ago. Top seed Sloane Stephens will not participate in the tournament which means that every seeded player will be outside of the top 30. Top seed Italian Camila Giorgi is currently the 35th player in the world.


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She will be followed by world number 38 Dominika Cibulkova, world number 39 Monica Niculescu, world number 40 Madison Brengle, world number 42 Barbora Strycova, world number 43 Alize Cornet, world number 44 Alison Van Uytvanck and the above mentioned world number 45 Barthel. The biggest favorite is probably the Slovakian Cibulkova.


Posted: 11th January 2015


The 2015 Hobart International will take place from January 11th to January 17th 2015. The tournament will be hosted by the Hobart International Tennis Centre, Hobart, Australia.


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The 22nd edition of this hard court tournament will have $250,000 as the total prize money. This is a WTA Internationals category tournament. There are 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams participating. The defending champions are Garbine Muguruza of Spain in the singles category and Monica Niculescu of Romania and Klara Koukalova of Czech Republic in the doubles category. The winner of the tournament will get 280 points. The singles champions will get $43,000 while the doubles winner will get $12,300 per team.


The top seeds in this year’s competition are Casey Dellacqua of Australia, Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan, Camila Grorgi of Italy, Sloane Stephens of the United State of America, Klara Koukalova of Czech Republic, Mona Barthel of Germany, Alison Riske of the United States of America, Roberta Vinci of Italy.


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The doubles seeds are Cara Black of Zimbabwe and Zheng Saisai of China, Klaudia Jans-Ignacik of Poland with Andreja Klepac of Slovenia, Darija Jurak of Croatia with Megan Moulton-Levy of the United States of America and Lara Arrubarrena of Spain with Raluca Olaru of Romania.


Posted: 5th January 2014


The tournament will be played at the Hobart International Tennis Centre in Hobart, Australia from Monday 5th January to 11 January 2014. The 2014 Moorilla Hobart International is a famous tennis tournament that is going to be played on the outdoor hard courts.


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It is the 21st edition of the tournament that is being played under the banner of WTA which are organizing tournament all around the world. 


The tournament has always been a great success and has able to gather a huge live audience to see the match.


Professional tennis players from all over the world will participate in the tournament and will fight not only to win the prize money of $250,000 but also to be crowned as the sole champion of the tournament.


The tournament was won by Elena Vesnina of Russia who outplayed all other players to win the title in fierce fights. This year two grand slams champions Samantha Stosur and Venus Williams has also confirmed their presence in this tournament which has made the tournament even more interesting to watch and follow.


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This year it is also expected that interesting matches would be played between the best players of the tennis. Fans of tennis have shown great intent in the tournament and hence a descent crowdbuilding is expected on Monday.


Posted: 5th January 2013


On the WTA Tour this week, the January 6th through the 12th Moorilla Hobart International, which will be held in Hobart, Australia as a precursor to the first of the four Tennis Grand Slam events that are held every year on the WTA and ATP Tours. This first one is called the Australian Open and it will be held in Melbourne, Australia, starting the 14th of January. The other tournament being played this week on the WTA Tour is the Apia International Sydney, held from the 6th of January to the 11th in Sydney, Australia.


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This is an international level tournament that features a purse of $235,000 and is played on hard courts. This tournament has featured many of the best women's tennis stars before they go onto the Grand Slam, and has been played since 1994. Each year, there has been a different winner of this tournament, with last year's single champion being Mona Barthel. In 2011 it was Jarmila Gajdosova and then in 2010 Alona Bondarenko won the event. Others that have lifted the title include Petra Kvitova in 2009 and Elini Daniilidou in 2008.


Posted: 7th January 2012

The WTA Tour will hold the Moorilla Hobart International this week, one tournament before the first Grand Slam of the year. The tournament happens in Hobart, Australia, outdoors on hard courts and runs from the 8th of January to the 14th. It will have $220,000 in prize money with a singles draw of 32 and a doubles draw of 16. Jarmila Groth was the singles champ last year and Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani took the doubles competition. Coming up next in the first Grand Slam of the 2012 season, the Australian Open, which starts on the 16th.


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Jarmila Gajdosova from Australia will be playing in this tournament along with Yanina Wickmayer, Anabel Medina garrigues and Petra Cetkovska. Shahar Peer from Israel is also expected to attend along with Sara Errani, Elena Baltacha and Ayumi Morita from Japan. Others include Johanna Larsson, Sorana Cirstea and Galina Voskoboeva. Click on the banners on this page and get your subscription to watch live tennis online anytime you want. All you have to do is sign up for your membership to get instant access to our member's area.


Posted: 8th January 2011


The WTA Tour heads to Hobart, Australia for the next tournament on the 2011 calendar, as we being the 2011 season of WTA Tennis, called the Moorilla Hobart International live, followed directly by our very first Grand Slam event of the year, the Australian Open, which happens in Melbourne, Australia, January 17th through the 29th. Click on the links on this page if you want to watch the Moorilla Hobart International streaming live right to your computer, as well as access to live tennis all year long with your membership.


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The Moorilla Hobart International starts on January 9th and goes until the 15th and is an International Level tournament taking place in Hobart, Australia played outdoors on hard courts for $220,000 with a singles draw of 32 and a doubles draw of 16. Alona Bondarenko from the Ukraine beat Shahar Peer last year for the 2010 title with a score of 6-2, 6-4 on January 15th, 2010. Players in the Semi besides Bondarenko and Peer were Sara Errani from Italy who lost to Peer and Anabel Medina Garrigues from Spain who lost to Bondarenko.


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Players for this tournament include Alicia Molik, winner of five single titles and seven double titles as well as an Olympic Bronze, Alona Bondarenko, defending her title and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, as well as Anna Chakvetadze from Russia as well as Dinara Safina, Jarmila Groth and Jie Zheng, Kimiko Date-Krumm, Marion Bartoli and Sara Errani. If you want to watch the Moorilla Hobart International January 9th through the 15th live in high quality video then click on the banners for your membership and access to tennis streams all year.


Posted: 10th January 2010


The women of the WTA will be heading to Hobart, Australia for the Moorilla Hobart International tennis tournament this Sunday, the tenth of January 2010 and as the new season of women's professional tennis kicks off we have a $220,000 prize purse for these ladies and a singles draw of thirty with a doubles draw of sixteen. The tournament will be played outdoors on hard courts and you can get your membership at the banners that are on this page if you want to watch it live from your computer in high quality streaming video.


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The tournament is from January 10th through the 18th and Anabel Medina Garrigues is the top seed and right now number one in the world. Last year it was Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic who took home the title, which was her very first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour title. She beat Iveta Benesova, who has been in the finals twice now, for the win last year and this year she may be ready to defend her title. The number three seed is Kateryna Bondarenko who is here with her older sister Alona Bondarenko, who is the number four seed for this event.


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The second seed is Shahar Peer from Israel and the fifth is Carla Suarez Navarro, a Spanish player that is still attempting to get her first title. Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak is the number six seed while Zheng Jie, who was the 2005 winner is the seventh and the eighth is Gisela Dulko, who was the runner up for the 2005 final. Top seeds in the doubles are Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai.   Get your membership at the banners on this page and don't miss the Hobart International starting this Sunday. Get your membership to watch this event live in high quality streaming video from anywhere in the world.


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Posted: 8th January 2017

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