Hobart Gallery: Down To Four
Upsets throughout the Hobart International left just one seed remaining of the four semifinalists. Who was she?
Published January 15, 2015 12:10
Kaia Kanepi subdued WTA Rising Star Monica Puig in her opener at the Hobart International on Sunday.
Sloane Stephens got her Hobart campaign rolling with a straight set defeat of Monica Niculescu.
Heather Watson displayed her volleying prowess during a first round doubles win with Ajia Tomljanovic.
Camila Giorgi needed a third set tie-break to get past Storm Sanders in first round play on Monday.
Roberta Vinci kept her eye on the ball during her three set victory over Olivia Rogowska.
Top-seeded Australian Casey Dellacqua escaped Lauren Davis in her first round match.
Daniela Hantuchova served up a first round win over Richel Hogenkamp in two tie-breaks.
Stephens eyed her first win over Watson in the second round, but fell short.
Young stars Watson and Stephens will surely do battle many more times in the future.
Wednesday was a total wash-out in Hobart, forcing some players to play two matches the next day.
Karin Knapp played six sets on Thursday, upsetting Dellacqua in three before falling to Madison Brengle in three.
Watson beat Vinci to become the only semifinalist yet to surrender a set.
Alison Riske scored two wins on Thursday, over Bojana Jovanovski and Zarina Diyas.