HOBART INTERNATIONAL

  • Garbine Muguruza wins 1st WTA singles tournament January 11, 2014

    Melbourne: Qualifier Garbine Muguruza of Spain defeated Klara Zakapalova of the Czech Republic 64, 60 to win the Hobart International on Saturday, her first WTA singles title. The 20yearold Muguzura, who did not drop a set from the qualifiers to the final, joins 2012 champion Mona Barthel as the only qualifiers...
  • Stosur, del Potro warm up for Australian open with tough wins January 8, 2014

    Sydney: Former US Open champions Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina and Samantha Stosur of Australia rallied to win their secondround matches against tough French opponents Wednesday at Australian Open warmup tournaments. Del Potro beat Nicolas Mahut 16, 63, 64 at the Sydney International, while Stosur saved two match points and...
  • Venus, Stephens pull out of Aussie Open warmups January 5, 2014

    Brisbane: With the Australian Open just over a week away, Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens withdrew from warmup tournaments on Sunday and another American, John Isner, could soon join them. Williams, who lost the final of the Auckland WTA tournament on Saturday, pulled out of the Hobart International, informing officials on...
  • Venus Williams withdraws from Hobart International January 5, 2014

    Hobart: Venus Williams withdrew from the Hobart International on Sunday less than 24 hours after losing the Auckland WTA final. "I don't believe she has an injury," tournament director Mark Handley said. "I just think that she's played a lot of tough, close matches over in Auckland and in the leadup...
  • Elena Vesnina wins Hobart International January 12, 2013

    Hobart: Russia's Elena Vesnina captured her first WTA title by beating defending champion Mona Barthel 63, 64 on Saturday in the final of the Hobart International. The 68thranked, unseeded Vesnina ended Barthel's winning run of 12straight matches in Hobart, and finally clinched her first title after five previous losses in finals. The...
  • Qualifier Barthel wins Hobart International January 14, 2012

    Hobart: Qualifier Mona Barthel of Germany won her eighth straight match at the Hobart International, defeating topseeded Yanina Wickmayer 61, 62 on Saturday for her first WTA Tour title. The 21yearold Barthel, ranked 64th, closed with an ace on match point. She had a firstserve percentage of 82 percent in the...
  • Sania's dream run comes to a halt January 11, 2007

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza's runs at the Moorilla International in Hobart was halted by world number 13 Russian Anna Chakvetadze in the semifinal on Thursday. After a dream run of form, Sania bowed out in the semis 46, 16 in her seasonopening event ahead of the Australian Open that starts on...
  • Sania stuns Molik, enters Hobart semis January 10, 2007

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza has started the new year on a high with a stunning win over Alicia Molik to reach the semifinals of the Moorilla Hobart International on Wednesday. Sania beat the former world number eight Australian 64, 61 in a little over an hour to win her third straight...
  • Sania makes winning start in Hobart January 8, 2007

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza made a winning start to the 2007 WTA season when she beat fourth seed Maria Kirilenko in the first round of the Hobart International on Monday. Sania beat her Russian opponent who is ranked 29th in the world in straight sets 64, 64 to enter the second...
  • Serena determined to get back No 1 spot January 6, 2007

    Hobart: Serena Williams says she can be No 1 in women's tennis again. Williams, who begins her Australian Open preparations at the Hobart International starting Monday, said on Saturday that she was more than capable of returning to the type of form which saw her claim seven Grand Slam titles and...