Flavia Pennetta upset, no seeds left in Hobart


Top seed Flavia Pennetta was defeated in the second round of the Moorilla Hobart International, along with fourth seed Zheng Jie and seventh seed Alona Bondarenko, which leaves the tournament’s quarterfinals without seeded players.

The world No.13 Pennetta was upset by No.57-ranked Magdalena Rybarikova 7-5 6-3, who scored her first Top 20 win.

Earlier in the day, the Chinese No.1 Zheng lost to Gisela Dulko 6-3 6-3, while the Ukrainian No.1 Bondarenko lost to Petra Kvitova 6-2 6-1.

Other seeds at the Moorilla Hobart International were all defeated in the first round already, and they were No.2 seed Patty Schnyder, No.3 seed Anna Chakvetadze, No.5 seed Agnes Szavay, No.6 seed Aleksandra Wozniak and No.8 seed Tamarine Tanasugarn.


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