The 2013 Hobart Open women’s singles event is being played for the 20th time with 19 different winners thus far. To make it easier for YOU to follow, watch or attend this tournament OnCourt Advantage details how the WTA ranking points and prize money are allocated round-by-round plus what the schedule of play is for each day.
To watch the tennis in Singapore subtract 3 hours from the local times in Hobart listed below. Further details, including how to buy tickets, “Like” and “Follow” Hobart, the tournament venue, centre court name and capacity, the court surface, total prize money etc. are covered here-> Hobart International Tennis 2013.
The cut-off ranking for direct acceptance in to the main draw singles event is WTA World No.60 Chanelle Scheepers. The Top 8 highest ranked players entered at the cut-off date of 26 November 2012 comprises 8 of the Top 10: No.25 Hsieh Su-Wei, No.27 Sorana Cirstea, No.28 Klara Zakopalova, No.29 Yaroslava Shvedova, No.34 Carla Suarez Navarro, No.35 Francesca Schiavone, No.36 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and No.38 Sloane Stephens.
Pictured above is Hobart No.2 seed Sorana CIRSTEA at the contact point for this forehand groundstroke at the 2011 Texas Open. The 22-year-old 1.76m Cirstea is the current No.27 and closing in on her career-high ranking to date of No.23. The No.1 ranked Romanian equalled her best Wimbledon singles result in 2012 by making the 3rd round and set a new best at the Australian Open in 2012 also by making the 3rd round.
Listed below is the 2012 round-by-round allocation, which will be updated to the 2013 figures as soon as they are finalised. Please note that the tournament management can alter the schedule from day to day.
The WTA ranking points and prize money is awarded to the players like this:
- The winner earns 280 points + $40,000;
- The runner-up earns 200 points + $20,000;
- The two semi finalists earn 130 points + $10,425;
- The four quarter finalists earn 70 points + $5,500;
- The 8 players who lose in the round of 16 earn 30 points + $3,100;
- The *players who lose in the 1st round receive $1,800 + 1 ranking point.
*The points awarded to a 1st round loser vary according to how they were allocated a place in the 1st round.
The schedule of play for the 2013 Hobart Women’s Singles event is:
- Friday 4 January: Qualifying at 10am;
- Saturday 5 January: Qualifying at 10am;
- Sunday 6 January: Qualifying at 10am;
- Sunday 6 January: Main Draw 1st round at 11am;
- Monday 7 December: 1st round at 11am and 7pm;
- Tuesday 8 January: Round of 16 at 11am and 7pm;
- Wednesday 9 January: Round of 16 at 11am and 7pm;
- Thursday 10 January: Quarter Finals from 11am and 7pm;
- Friday 11 January: Semi Finals from 12 noon and 5:30pm; and
- Saturday 12 January: Women’s Singles Final at 2pm.
Photo credit: mjwoods