Anastasia RodionovaANASTASIA Rodionova has been awarded the final wildcard to the Moorilla Hobart International starting Sunday.
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The 29-year-old Victorian will contest the tournament in the main draw for the first time.

”I am very much looking forward to playing the tournament in Hobart,” she said.

”I was only expecting to start in qualies but to play in the main draw is even better.

”I’ll try to play my best and hope to do well in the lead-up to the Australian Open.”

In 2011, Rodionova was a quarter-finalist in Linz, she reached the third round at Roland Garros, the second round of four other WTA events and fell in round 1 at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open.

In April, she represented Australia in the Fed Cup against the Ukraine.

The last time Rodionova played in Hobart was in 2005 where she lost to Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) in the first round of qualifying.

After awarding a wildcard in late December to Australian Open 2012 playoff winner Ashleigh Barty, tournament director Mark Handley was pleased to invite another Australian tennis star to Hobart.

”It’s great to have another Australian player in the main draw of the Moorilla Hobart International,” he said.

”We hope she can use this tournament as a platform to perform well and kick start the new year.”

Moorilla Hobart International 2012 series packages and single sessions are on sale now with ticket prices starting from $9.90.

Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketek南京夜网.au or 1300 888 104.

For further tournament information visit www.hobartinternational南京夜网.au.

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