Tamira Paszek already in Auckland training for ASB Classic

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Austrian Tamira Paszek seems to be taking the ASB Classic seriously as she has already arrived in Auckland to start practicing for the New Year's Eve event. In the past, the earliest that the players...

Tamira Paszek beats No.2 seed Maria Kirilenko

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Austrian phenomenon Tamira Paszek defeated second seed Maria Kirilenko of Russia 6-1, 6-3, and became the first semifinalist at the 2008 ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand. Sixth-seeded Paszek was happy with her on court...

Lindsay Davenport reaches ASB Classic final

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Lindsay Davenport reached her third final in four tournaments since her comeback with a 6-4 6-3 victory over sixth seed Tamira Paszek at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand. Note that this was Davenport’s...

Lindsay Davenport wins ASB Classic in Auckland

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Lindsay Davenport overcame Aravane Rezai in just 51 minutes to win ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, her third title in four tournaments played since her comeback. The final score was 6-2 6-2. The American...

Nadia Petrova in hospital because of viral meningitis

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World No.11 Nadia Petrova has been hospitalized with viral meningitis, and won’t play the ASB Classic in New Zealand where she was supposed to start the 2009 tennis season. "It’s a shame Nadia will not...

All-Russian final at the ASB Classic, Elena Dementieva vs. Elena Vesnina

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The final of the ASB Classic in Auckland will feature two Russians and two Elenas. It will be the 17th all-Russian singles final in Tour history. Elena Dementieva played eight of the previous 16,...

Elena Dementieva wins ASB Classic for 12th singles title

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Elena Dementieva beat fellow Russian Elena Vesnina 6-4 6-1 at the ASB Classic in Auckland to win her first title of 2009, and 12th in her career. The top-seeded Dementieva had a slow start in...

Kim Clijsters wins Brisbane International, Yanina Wickmayer victorious at ASB Classic

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Women's Tennis Blog is back from vacation. I spent more than two wonderful weeks in China and now it's time to resume posting. Thank you all for being so supportive and not minding the...

Li Na bungee jumping

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World No.17 Li Na went bungee jumping for the first time during this month’s ASB Classic in New Zealand and I thought it would be nice to share the video clip, as the Chinese...

Zheng wins Auckland as Pennetta adds her name to the injured players list

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At the ASB Classic in Auckland, world No.34 Zheng Jie won her first title since 2006, but the final match was an unfinished battle, as her opponent Flavia Pennetta retired at 2-6 6-3 2-0...