Kim Clijsters spoke to the press, pre-tournament. She is a two-time champion in Sydney, in 2003 and 2007.
Jelena Dokic helped WTA Supervisors during the official Medibank International Sydney draw ceremony.
World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki met the press ahead of her first WTA tournament of the new season.
Yanina Wickmayer got herself going during her first round match against Samantha Stosur. She lost, 75 64.
Samantha Stosur was on hand as USANA Health Sciences announced their renewal as an official WTA partner.
Dominika Cibulkova scored her first win over a reigning No.1 by beating Caroline Wozniacki on Tuesday.
Former No.1 doubles player Liezel Huber took part in a tennis clinic for USANA Health Sciences.
After No.1 Caroline Wozniacki lost, No.2 Vera Zvonareva followed suit, ousted by Flavia Pennetta.
World No.2 Vera Zvonareva lost her first match of the season to former Top 10 player Flavia Pennetta.
Aravane Rezai added to the early round upsets, beating Jelena Jankovic. Samantha Stosur also lost.
Samantha Stosur kept up appearances during the week, including a kids clinic on the outside courts.
Caroline Wozniacki took part in a Sony Ericsson clinic. Wozniacki has been No.1 since October 11, 2010.
Victoria Azarenka cringed during a 63 62 loss to Kim Clijsters in the quarterfinals on Wednesday night.
Alisa Kleybanova, who would reach the semifinals in Sydney, met her fans during an autograph session.
Li Na, eventual champion in Sydney, was on hand to help launch the Best Of The WTA 2011 Zagat Guide.
World No.1 doubles player Gisela Dulko passed on some of her advice during a children's clinic.
Dominika Cibulkova at a clinic. She is the second Slovak to beat a No.1, after Katarina Studenikova.
Li Na served to Bojana Jovanovski in the semifinals. Jovanovski was playing her first WTA semifinal.
Bojana Jovanovski, who turned 19 at the end of 2010, is the youngest player in the current Top 100.
Sam Stosur and Pat Rafter announced this Sunday's Rally For Relief in Melbourne, to benefit the floods.