How likely is an Australian Open warm-up tournament winner to win the Melbourne Grand Slam?

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In life and in tennis we like to recognize some patterns and predict future based on current facts. Our stats analyst Omair made sure to present us the historical patterns of the Australian part...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Marina Erakovic upsets Vera Zvonareva in Auckland

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New Zealand’s Marina Erakovic staged a fantastic upset at her home tournament ASB Classic by beating top seed and last year’s finalist Vera Zvonareva. It is a really big win for the world No.153 who...