Elena Vesnina claims first career WTA title in Hobart

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More than ten years after turning pro, Russian world No.68 Elena Vesnina managed to win her maiden WTA title in her seventh career final that happened at the Moorilla Hobart International against German defending champion...

How likely is an Australian Open warm-up tournament winner to win the Melbourne Grand Slam?

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In life and in tennis we like to recognize some patterns and predict future based on current facts. Our stats analyst Omair made sure to present us the historical patterns of the Australian part...

German qualifier Mona Barthel wins Moorilla Hobart International title

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Seeds number two, four and five, one of them defending champion Jarmila Gajdosova, were all the victims of Mona Barthel during her run to her first career final at the Moorilla Hobart International. But...

Just as Chakvetadze revives career, after two matches injury strikes

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We were all happy to welcome Anna Chakvetadze back on the tennis courts this week at the Hobart International, and seeing her win two matches, her first victories since April, made us root for her...

Sexiest politician Anna Chakvetadze to play Hobart

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Anna Chakvetadze has recently become engaged in politics and she’s already been voted the sexiest woman in the field. On top of that, we’re receiving good news regarding her tennis career – the 24-year-old...

Alona Bondarenko wins Moorilla Hobart International

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Ukraine’s Alona Bondarenko claimed her second career WTA title by beating Israel’s Shahar Peer 6-2 6-4 in the final of the Moorilla Hobart International. Despite dropping serve twice in the second set Bondarenko won her...

Jelena Dokic to play Moorilla Hobart International

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Jelena Dokic will warm-up for the 2010 Australian Open, hopefully equally successful for her as the last one, at the January 8-16 Moorilla Hobart International. At the 2009 Australian Open the former world No.4 reached...

Petra Kvitova wins Moorilla Hobart International for first WTA title

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Czech Petra Kvitova made her first WTA final a winning one, beating countrywoman Iveta Benesova 7-5 6-1 at the Moorilla Hobart International. The 18-year-old Kvitova and the 25-year-old Benesova are close friends, Fed Cup teammates,...

Flavia Pennetta upset, no seeds left in Hobart

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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...

Anna Chakvetadze upset in Hobart, seeds falling

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Three seeds fell on the second day of the Moorilla Hobart International, and most notably No.3 seed Anna Chakvetadze. The world No.18 Chakvetadze was up in the third set, but Carla Suarez Navarro eventually beat...