Pennetta Positioned On Point at WTA Hobart


Posted on January 11, 2009

The appearance of troubled part-time Aussie Jelena Dokic, before the former Top 5er withdrew from the event with injury, was one of the bigger news stories for this week's Moorilla Hobart International, which features no Top 10 players on the WTA Rankings.

Instead Italian Flavia Pennetta will try and bolster interest as the top seed, joined by Swiss Patty Schnyder, Russian Anna Chakvetadze, China's Jie Zheng, Hungarian Agnes Szavay, Canuck Aleksandra Wozniak, the Ukraine's "Leave Me" Alona Bondarenko, and Thai temptress Tamarine Tanasugarn.

Aussie fans will get a look at the potential next generation of women's hopefuls with wildcards allotted to Sally Peers, Olivia Rogowska and Jessica Moore.

The top-seeded Pennetta will be tested in her opener, drawn against Israeli No. 1 Shahar Peer.
Rankings
ATP - Aug 31 WTA - Aug 31
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Simona Halep
3 Andy Murray3 Maria Sharapova
4 Kei Nishikori4 Petra Kvitova
5 Stan Wawrinka5 Caroline Wozniacki
6 Tomas Berdych6 Lucie Safarova
7 David Ferrer7 Ana Ivanovic
8 Rafael Nadal8 Karolina Pliskova
9 Marin Cilic9 Garbine Muguruza Blanco
10 Milos Raonic10 Carla Suarez Navarro
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