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 - Nov 24 WTA - Nov 24
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Rafael Nadal3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Ana Ivanovic
6 Andy Murray6 Agnieszka Radwanska
7 Tomas Berdych7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Milos Raonic8 Caroline Wozniacki
9 Marin Cilic9 Angelique Kerber
10 David Ferrer10 Dominika Cibulkova
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