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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Pennetta top seed for Hobart

Italy's Flavia Pennetta will be the top seed for next month's WTA Hobart International, organisers said.

The world number 13 is among three of the WTA's top-20 ranked players to be confirmed for the Tasmanian tournament.

Pennetta will be joined by world number 14 Swiss Patty Schnyder and Russian number 18 Anna Chakvetadze in the January 9-16 event.

The Hobart field consists of 17 of the world's top 50 women, including China's world number 25 Zheng Jie, Ukraine's Alona Bondarenko (33) and Thailand's Tamarine Tanasugarn (37).

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