Linz Gallery: Azarenka's Warm Linz Welcome
The World No.1 arriving in Austria, the draw ceremony, the qualies and more - all right here.
Published October 09, 2012 12:00
The official draw ceremony for the Generali Ladies Linz took place on Sunday afternoon at the Park Inn Hotel.
Daniela Hantuchova at the draw ceremony. The Slovak is a former champion in Linz, winning it back in 2007.
Daniela Hantuchova and Mona Barthel with the completed draw. Barthel is making her main draw debut this year.
Like former No.5 Daniela Hantuchova, the now-retired Barbara Schett is a former Top 10 star, reaching No.7.
Tamira Paszek on the practice courts. Paszek is Austria's only Top 100 player, coming in at No.27 in the world.
Meanwhile, Kirsten Flipkens - who just won her first WTA title in Quebec - was making it through the qualies.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands was doing the same, edging Ksenia Pervak, 76(7) 75, to make it out of the qualifying.
Tamira Paszek also took the doubles court alongside Sorana Cirstea, winning their first match in straight sets.
Sorana Cirstea is also her country's No.1, ranked No.26 - but there are four more Romanians in the Top 100.
Fresh off her fifth WTA title of the year in Beijing, World No.1 Victoria Azarenka looked ready to go for Linz.