The jewel in the crown of Tasmania’s summer sports calendar for women gets under way this week with the Moorilla Hobart International taking place at Domain Tennis Centre between January 6 and 14.
Some highly talented female players will contest the event including world number 23 Yanina Wickmayer and world number 27 Anabel Medina Garrigues.
In all, 24 of the top 60 ranked players will compete in what is shaping up to be an excellent lead-in to the upcoming Australian Open – as well as an exciting event in its own right.
Previous winners of the Moorilla Hobart International include Kim Clijsters, Alicia Molik and Patty Schnyder, indicating that the tournament is seen to provide a genuine springboard for successful seasons ahead.
This year Australia’s number-two ranked female tennis player Jarmila Gajdosova will return to defend her 2011 title.
As Tasmania’s premier international women’s sporting event it is expected to host large and enthusiastic crowds over nine great days of entertainment.
With tickets starting from just $15 this is an amazing opportunity to sit courtside at some truly world-class tennis matches at a fraction of the price you would pay to attend the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.
Tennis enthusiasts and people who appreciate great live sport in what, by comparison, is a small and up close (almost personal) venue will not want to miss this chance while in Tasmania.