14 Jan 2009

Last three seeds scattered in Hobart heat

5:50 am on 14 January 2009

The Hobart International tennis tournament is wide open after the remaining seeds were knocked out in the second round, completing three remarkable days of upsets at the Australian Open warm-up event.

Italian top seed Flavia Pennetta was bundled out of the tournament when she lost her second round match to Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova 7-5 6-3.

China's Zheng Jie, the fourth seed, lost 6-3 6-3 to Argentine Gisela Dulko, while seventh-seeded Alona Bondarenko of Ukraine was sent packing by Czech Petra Kvitova 6-2 6-0.

Earlier the Polish teenager Urszula Radwanska claimed her second big scalp in as many days when she knocked Canadian sixth seed Aleksandra Wozniak out.

The 18-year-old came from behind to win 3-6 7-6 7-5 against a player ranked 94 places ahead of her.