Hobart International Tennis 2018

2018 Hobart International Tennis Facts

Date 7 – 13 January
Edition 25th
Category WTA International tournaments
Draw 32S / 16D
Prize money $250,000
Surface Hard
Location Hobart, Australia
Venue Hobart International Tennis Centre

2017 Champions

Singles

Belgium Elise Mertens def. Romania Monica Niculescu, 6–3, 6–1

Doubles

Romania Raluca Olaru / Ukraine Olga Savchuk def. Canada Gabriela Dabrowski / China Yang Zhaoxuan, 0–6, 6–4, [10–5]

Prize Money

Point distribution

Event1 W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Q Q2 Q1
Singles 280 180 110 60 30 1 18 12 1
Doubles 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Prize money

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 322 Q Q2 Q1
Singles $43,000 $21,400 $11,500 $6,175 $3,400 $2,100 N/A $1,020 $600
Doubles * $12,300 $6,400 $3,435 $1,820 $960 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Schedule

DATE ROUNDS GATES OPEN SESSION START TIME BOX OFFICE OPENING TIME BOX OFFICE CLOSING TIME
Fri 5 Jan – Day Qualifying:
FREE ENTRY
9.00am 10.00am NA NA
Sat 6 Jan – Day Qualifying:
FREE ENTRY
9.00am 10.00am 10.00am 4.00pm*
Sun 7 Jan – Day Main Draw 9.00am 10.00am 9.00am 4.00pm*
Mon 8 Jan – Day Main Draw 10.00am 11.00am 9.30am NA
Tue 9 Jan – Day Main Draw 11.00am 12.00pm 9.30am N/A
Wed 10 Jan – Day Main Draw 11.00am 12.00pm 9.30am NA
Wed 10 Jan – Night Main Draw 5.00pm 7.00pm NA 9.00pm*
Thur 11 Jan – Day Quarterfinals 11.00am 12.00pm 9.30am NA
Thur 11 Jan – Night Quarterfinals 5.00pm 7.00pm NA 9.00pm*
Fri 12 Jan – Day Semifinals 11.00am 12.00pm 9.30am NA
Fri 12 Jan – Twilight Semifinals 4.00pm 5.00pm NA 8.30pm*
Sat 13 Jan Finals 11.00am 12.00pm 10.30am 2.30pm*

Players List

Singles

Seeds

Country Player Rank1 Seed
CHN Zhang Shuai 35 1
BEL Elise Mertens 36 2
ROU Sorana Cîrstea 37 3
FRA Alizé Cornet 38 4
UKR Lesia Tsurenko 42 5
ROU Irina-Camelia Begu 43 6
GER Tatjana Maria 46 7
CZE Kateřina Siniaková 47 8

Other Entrants

Wildcards

  • Canada Eugenie Bouchard
  • Australia Lizette Cabrera
  • Australia Jaimee Fourlis

Protected ranking:

Germany Anna-Lena Friedsam

Qualifying draw:

  • Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
  • Japan Kurumi Nara
  • Romania Monica Niculescu
  • Serbia Nina Stojanović
  • Belgium Alison Van Uytvanck
  • United Kingdom Heather Watson

Withdrawals

Before the tournament

United States Shelby Rogers →replaced by Brazil Beatriz Haddad Maia

During the tournament

Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
Romania Monica Niculescu

Doubles

Seeds

Country Player Country Player Rank1 Seed
ROU Raluca Olaru UKR Olga Savchuk 69 1
BEL Kirsten Flipkens USA Nicole Melichar 80 2
BEL Elise Mertens NED Demi Schuurs 89 3
UKR Lyudmyla Kichenok JPN Makoto Ninomiya 99 4

Other entrants

Wildcards

Alison Bai / Lizette Cabrera

Jaimee Fourlis / Jessica Moore

Withdrawals

During the tournament

Kirsten Flipkens

Past Champions

Singles

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2010 Alona Bondarenko Shahar Pe’er 6–2, 6–4
2011 Jarmila Groth Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6–4, 6–3
2012 Mona Barthel Yanina Wickmayer 6–1, 6–2
2013 Elena Vesnina Mona Barthel 6–3, 6–4
2014 Garbiñe Muguruza Klára Zakopalová 6–4, 6–0
2015 Heather Watson Madison Brengle 6–3, 6–4
2016 Alizé Cornet Eugenie Bouchard 6–1, 6–2
2017 Elise Mertens Monica Niculescu 6–3, 6–1
2018 Elise Mertens (2) Mihaela Buzărnescu 6–1, 4–6, 6–3

Doubles

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2010 Chuang Chia-jung
Květa Peschke
Chan Yung-jan
Monica Niculescu
3–6, 6–3, [10–7]
2011 Sara Errani
Roberta Vinci
Kateryna Bondarenko
Līga Dekmeijere
6–3, 7–5
2012 Irina-Camelia Begu
Monica Niculescu
Chuang Chia-jung
Marina Erakovic
6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), [10–5]
2013 Garbiñe Muguruza
María Teresa Torró Flor
Tímea Babos
Mandy Minella
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
2014 Monica Niculescu (2)
Klára Zakopalová
Lisa Raymond
Zhang Shuai
6–2, 6–7(5–7), [10–8]
2015 Kiki Bertens
Johanna Larsson
Vitalia Diatchenko
Monica Niculescu
7–5, 6–3
2016 Han Xinyun
Christina McHale
Kimberly Birrell
Jarmila Wolfe
6–3, 6–0
2017 Raluca Olaru
Olga Savchuk
Gabriela Dabrowski
Yang Zhaoxuan
0–6, 6–4, [10–5]
2018 Elise Mertens
Demi Schuurs
Lyudmyla Kichenok
Makoto Ninomiya
6–2, 6–2

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