Last seeded remain at Hobart out. Top seed Flavia Pennetta of Italy loss to Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakian 7-6 6-3 in the second round.
Sixth seed Jie Zheng, of China, and the seventh-seeded Ukrainian Alona Bondarenko, lost in straight sets to unseeded players today.
World No.24, Jie Zheng was no match for the unseeded Argentine Gisela Dulko – ranked 49 – losing 6-3 6-3.
Czech Petra Kvitova also took care of business against Alona Bondarenko, of Ukrainian 6-2 6-1.
Urszula Radwanska forced to retire due to back injury, leading by Czink 4-2. “I was playing very well here and I love this tournament so I’m very disappointed,” she said.
Gisela Dulko (ARG) win over Jie Zheng (CHI) 6-3 6-3
Petra Kvitova (CZE) win Alyona Bondarenko (UKR) 6-2 6-1
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) win Carla Suarez Navarro (SPA) 6-4 6-1
Melinda Czink (HUN) w Urszula Radwanska (POL) 4-2 — 32:12mins
Magdalena Rybarikova (SLO) w Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 7-6 6-3
Iveta Benesova (CZE) w Mara Santangelo (ITA) 6-3 6-1
Virginie Razzano (FRA) w Anne Keothavong (ENG) 6-4 6-0 7-5
011309 tuesday/ photo via Moorilla Hobart International