PYW Sydney - First Round [Kanepi vs Shvedova] | Vote NOW!
Welcome to Sydney, Australia! We are into the second week of the season already, with the first Grand Slam appearing on the horizon in one more week. Time for the players to warm up for the first major event of the year on the hard courts down under. Last year's victor Tatiana Golovin as well as the runner up Ana Ivanović are absent, but with the field that includes a couple of Top10 players it promises to be a fabulous test for the big guns before the Australian Open. Who will prevail - one of the favourties or will one of the underdogs come through? Vote now as the Medibank International gets underway with the main draw action!
PYW Rankings - Updated with new scoring systemRanking Points:WTA Premier (32, $600.000):W - 470
F - 320
SF - 200
QF - 120
R16 - 60
R32 - 1
Qualifier - 20
*Q3 - 12
Q2 - 8Q1 - 1
* If a qualifier loses in the first round, no first round points are awarded on top of the qualifying points.
Previous Finals:2006: Ana Ivanović SCG beat Flavia Pennetta ITA | 6-2 6-42007:Elena Dementieva RUS  beat Daniela Hantuchova SVK | 6-2 6-22008: Tatiana Golovin FRA beat Ana Ivanović SRB | 3-6 7-5 6-4
The Favourites:First Quarter: Caroline Wozniacki DEN Second Quarter: Elena Dementieva RUS Third Quarter: Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS Fourth Quarter: Maria Kirilenko RUS