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 - Feb 23 WTA - Feb 23
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Andy Murray3 Simona Halep
4 Rafael Nadal4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Caroline Wozniacki
6 Milos Raonic6 Ana Ivanovic
7 Stan Wawrinka7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Tomas Berdych8 Agnieszka Radwanska
9 David Ferrer9 Ekaterina Makarova
10 Grigor Dimitrov10 Andrea Petkovic
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