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 6-4, 6-0 to win the Hobart International on Saturday, her first WTA singles title. The 20-year-old 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 second-round matches against tough French opponents Wednesday at Australian Open warm-up tournaments. Del Potro beat Nicolas Mahut 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 at the Sydney International, while Stosur saved two match points and...
  • Venus, Stephens pull out of Aussie Open warm-ups January 5, 2014

    Brisbane: With the Australian Open just over a week away, Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens withdrew from warm-up 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 lead-up...
  • Elena Vesnina wins Hobart International January 12, 2013

    Hobart: Russia's Elena Vesnina captured her first WTA title by beating defending champion Mona Barthel 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday in the final of the Hobart International. The 68th-ranked, unseeded Vesnina ended Barthel's winning run of 12-straight matches in Hobart, and finally clinched her first title after five previous losses in finals. The...
  • Sania's dream run comes to a halt June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza's runs at the Moorilla International in Hobart was halted by world number 13 Russian Anna Chakvetadze in the semi-final on Thursday. After a dream run of form, Sania bowed out in the semis 4-6, 1-6 in her season-opening event ahead of the Australian Open that starts on...
  • Sania stuns Molik, enters Hobart semis June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza has started the new year on a high with a stunning win over Alicia Molik to reach the semi-finals of the Moorilla Hobart International on Wednesday. Sania beat the former world number eight Australian 6-4, 6-1 in a little over an hour to win her third straight...
  • Sania makes winning start in Hobart June 16, 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 6-4, 6-4 to enter the second...
  • Serena determined to get back No 1 spot June 16, 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...