The ASB Classic is a fantastic tournament held in Auckland the first week in January. We're about to kick off our qualifying tourney on Saturday the 31st so players have started to arrive - I'll be hitting the practice courts all week to see if I can get some pics and hopefully some brief interviews.
The qualifying draw includes top seeds Alexandra Dulgheru and Alberta Brianti as well as Sania Mirza, Heather Watson, Aravane Rezai, Alize Cornet and young Americans Irina Falconi and Coco Vandeweghe.
Last year, Sabine Lisicki won a spot in the main draw and this year she's the top seed! The other top seeds are Peng Shuai, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Flavia Pennetta so should be a tourney full of great tennis!
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