Hobart Gallery Part I
Rain, upsets, excitement. The Moorilla Hobart International had a little bit of everything. Check out pics from the event!
Published January 12, 2011 12:00
Angelique Kerber was tested by the ageless Kimiko Date-Krumm on Day 1, but prevailed, 75 76(3).
2003 Hobart champion Alicia Molik rested during a changeover of her first round victory over Sofia Arvidsson.
Martion Bartoli raised her career record against former world No.1 Dinara Safina to 3-0 with a 60 61 win.
Jarmila Groth rose to a career-high ranking of No.40 on Monday, then became Hobart's first quarterfinalist Tuesday with a straight set triumph over Tamira Paszek.
This was a common sight early in the week, as rain canceled an entire day of matches and caused delays on a couple of others.
Sara Errani was on court for less than an hour in her second round encounter with Alicia Molik in which she surrendered only one game.
Klara Zakopalova had to do double duty on Thursday because of rain earlier in the event, beating Alberta Brianti and then Marion Bartoli to reach the semis.
Jarmila Groth easily disposed of Roberta Vinci in the quarterfinals, raising her career record to 3-1 against the Italian.
In pursuit of her first career title, Bethanie Mattek-Sands got past Peng Shuai in straight sets to reach her third-ever final.
Jarmila Groth and Klara Zakopalova could not have asked for better conditions for their semifinal on Friday, which the Australian won in straight sets.