Alona Bondarenko wins Hobart International, beating Shahar Peer 6-2, 6-4By AP
Friday, January 15, 2010
Bondarenko wins Hobart title
HOBART, Australia — Fourth-seeded Alona Bondarenko won the Hobart International on Saturday for her second WTA Tour title, beating second-seeded Shahar Peer 6-2, 6-4 in the Australian Open warmup event.
Bondarenko, the 25-year-old Ukraine player seeded 31st in the Australian Open, beat top-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues in the semifinals Friday.
“I am very happy to have won my second WTA title and I hope it’s not the last for the year,” Bondarenko said. “I am looking forward to my matches next week. I am feeling good and I hope I play well.”
Peer, from Israel, dropped to 5-2 in career singles finals.
“I am disappointed with today’s match because I didn’t find my rhythm at all,” Peer said. “But it was a dream come true to be in the final in Hobart and I am ready to raise my level next week at the Australian Open.”
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