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The 2008 Medibank International was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It was the 116th edition of the event known that year as the Medibank International, and was part of the International Series of the 2008 ATP Tour, and of the Tier II Series of the 2008 WTA Tour. Both the men's and the women's events took place at the NSW Tennis Centre in Sydney, Australia, from 6 through 12 January 2008.

2008 Medibank International
Date6 – 12 January
Edition116th
LocationSydney, Australia
VenueNSW Tennis Centre
Champions
Men's Singles
Russia Dmitry Tursunov
Women's Singles
Belgium Justine Henin
Men's Doubles
France Richard Gasquet / France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Women's Doubles
China Zi Yan / China Jie Zheng
← 2007 · Medibank International · 2009 →
Women's singles semifinalist Ana Ivanovic
Women's doubles runner-up Tatiana Perebiynis

The men's draw was led by ATP No. 8 and 2007 Mumbai champion Richard Gasquet, 2007 Metz winner Tommy Robredo, and defending champion and recent 2007 Davis Cup titlist James Blake. Other top seeds competing were 2007 Tokyo semifinalist Tomáš Berdych, Chennai semifinalist Carlos Moyá, Lleyton Hewitt, Paul-Henri Mathieu and Fernando Verdasco.

The women's field featured World No. 1 and 2007 WTA Tour Championships titlist Justine Henin, WTA No. 2 and 2007 U.S. Open runner-up Svetlana Kuznetsova, and WTA No. 3 and Beijing finalist Jelena Janković. Also present were 2007 Luxembourg Tier II champion Ana Ivanovic, 2007 U.S. Open semifinalist Anna Chakvetadze, Daniela Hantuchová, Marion Bartoli and Elena Dementieva.

Contents

FinalsEdit

Men's SinglesEdit

  Dmitry Tursunov defeated   Chris Guccione, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–4)

  • It was Dmitry Tursunov's 1st title of the year, and his 4th overall.

Women's SinglesEdit

  Justine Henin defeated   Svetlana Kuznetsova, 4–6, 6–2, 6–4

  • It was Justine Henin's 1st title of the year, and her 40th overall.

Men's DoublesEdit

  Richard Gasquet /   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated   Bob Bryan /   Mike Bryan, 4–6, 6–4, [11–9]

Women's DoublesEdit

  Zi Yan /   Jie Zheng defeated   Tatiana Perebiynis /   Tatiana Poutchek, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)

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