Hobart Gallery: Memories From Tasmania
The stars of the WTA - including Sam Stosur, Laura Robson and Elena Vesnina - have been venturing away from the courts of the Hobart International this week and taking in some of the sights...
Published January 09, 2014 12:10
The Hobart International week kicked off with an all-Swiss exhibition match on Sunday night.
Martina Hingis, a former World No.1, and Belinda Bencic, No.1 in the juniors, played each other.
There were smiles aplenty but it was Hingis who came out a winner in a match tie-break, 36 61 106.
Elsewhere, Hingis met with Australian No.1 Sam Stosur and Lara Giddings, the Premier of Tasmania.
Stosur, the No.1 seed at the Hobart International, headed out to Museum Of Old And New Art.
The last time Stosur played anything but Sydney the week before the Australian Open was in 2004.
Laura Robson stepped out to the Salamanca Markets in Hobart ahead of the Hobart International.
Robson has been a finalist in all three disciplines on the WTA - singles, doubles and mixed doubles.
The British No.1 unfortunately had to pull out of the Hobart International with a wrist injury.
Kirsten Flipkens, a semifinalist at Hobart last year, during her pre-tournament press conference.
Elena Vesnina and Mona Barthel took a walk down the Hobart International Champions Walk on Monday.
Vesnina and Barthel are the last two champions at the event - Vesnina in 2013, Barthel in 2012.