Moorilla Hobart International

Moorilla Hobart International

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The Hobart International (currently known as the Moorilla Hobart International for sponsorship reasons) is a women's professional tennis tournament held at the Domain Tennis Centre in Hobart, Australia. Held since 1994, it forms a part of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour and is classed as an International tournament (previously Tier IV). It is competed on outdoor hardcourts, and is held in the run-up to the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, the Australian Open.

The tournament is held at the Hobart International Tennis Centre. It is currently sponsored by Moorilla Wines, who hold the naming rights; it has previously been sponsored by the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ). The current singles champion is Alona Bondarenko of Ukraine. The tournament has played host to a number of top players in the past, such as World #1's Kim Clijsters, Justine Henin and Serena Williams. Other top players who have participated in the event include Australian Open and Wimbledon semifinalist Zheng Jie, and current/former Top 10 players Victoria Azarenka, Jelena Dokić, Alicia Molik, Flavia Pennetta, Chanda Rubin, Patty Schnyder, Samantha Stosur and Vera Zvonareva.

Redevelopment

Prior to the Australian Open changing its court surface, the tournament was played on Rebound Ace. When the Australian Open changed to Plexicushion in 2008, all Australian Open Series tournaments were required to change their court surfaces to Plexicushion. The Moorilla Hobart...
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