Hobart 2013 Women’s Singles Draw: 1st Round

Francesca SchiavoneThe 2013 Hobart International women’s main draw singles has just been released. In this post OnCourt Advantage lists details about the composition of the draw, the seeded match-ups for the quarter finals and semi finals and the full singles draw in an easy to follow format.

The 2013 Hobart International has 32 players vying for this WTA International category singles title, the trophy, a maximum of 280 WTA ranking points and $40,000 for the winner. The 8 seeds ranged in rankings from World No.25 HSIEH Su-Wei through to No.39 Mona BARTHEL. Elena VESNINA of Russia ranked at No.69 was the last direct acceptance to make the cut-off.

Originally, current World No.36 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia was the 7th seed before having to withdraw with a left hip injury. Pavlyuchenkova created a spot in the draw for a lucky loser and meant the next highest ranked player yet to be seeded – Mona Barthel was promoted hence, there is a 9th seed.

All of the players listed in the draw below except for the direct acceptances will have letters or a number in brackets in front of their names. A seeded player will have a number that denotes what number that player is seeded i.e. [1] for the No.1 seed. A wild card entrant is identified with – [WC], a player who won through the qualifying tournament i.e. a qualifier is [Q], a special entry or special exempt is [SE], a protected ranking is [PR] and a lucky loser is [LL].

The draw for the seeded players IF they all win through to the quarter finals is:

  • HSIEH Su-Wei [1] v [6] Francesca SCHIAVONE (pictured above)
  • Klara ZAKOPALOVA [3] v [9] Mona BARTHEL

The seeded match ups for the bottom half of the draw are:

  • Carla SUAREZ NAVARRO [5] v [4] Yaroslava SHVEDOVA
  • Sloane STEPHENS [8] v [2] Sorana CIRSTEA

The four players that are bolded below make it easier for you to see who is seeded to meet in the semi finals.

The 2013 Hobart International women’s singles draw is:

  1. HSIEH Su-Wei [1] v PENG Shuai
  2. Monica NICULESCU v [Q] Mandy MINELLA
  4. Kirsten FLIPKENS v [6] Francesca SCHIAVONE
  5. Klara ZAKOPALOVA [3] v Timea BABOS
  6. Tsvetana PIRONKOVA v Irina-Camelia BEGU
  7. Chanelle SCHEEPERS v Alize CORNET
  8. Ashleigh BARTY [WC] v [9] Mona BARTHEL

The bottom half of the draw is:

  2. Jarmila GAJDOSOVA [WC] v Romina OPRANDI
  3. Silvia SOLER-ESPINOSA [Q] v Elena VESNINA
  4. Lourdes DOMINGUEZ-LINO v [4] Yaroslava SHVEDOVA
  5. Sloane STEPHENS [8] v Laura ROBSON
  7. Lauren DAVIS [Q] v [WC] Bojana BOBUSIC
  8. Nina BRATCHIKOVA [LL] v [2] Sorana CIRSTEA

Photo credit: mbevis

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