The ASB Classic is an annual WTA and ATP Tournament (the men will play next week) held in Auckland, Australia. On the ladies' side, this year's event will be the 31st edition in tournament history, bringing a $250.000 total prize to the table.
The reigning champion is the American Venus Williams who is once again the top seed in the main draw (as the only top 10 player). She is followed by 2014 champion Ana Ivanovic, last year's runner up Caroline Wozniacki, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Sloane Stephens, Coco Vandeweghe, Barbora Stryova and rounding up the top 8 seeds, Alison Van Uytvanck. Being an event that brings in players from all around the world, the ASB Classic is usually up for grabs. They haven't had a repeat champion in 11 years and considering the fact that Williams and Ivanovic are already out, it would not be a surprise if the streak would continue. With these two's early exit, the main favorite is probably the Danish Wozniacki who is already in the quarterfinal after defeating her first two opponents.
She hasn't won here yet, which means that with a maiden ASB Classic win, she could be the one who keeps this rather interesting streak alive.
Posted: 5th January 2015
The ASB Classic 2015 will be played from January 5th to January 10th 2015 at the ASB Tennis Centre at Auckland, New Zealand. The WTA International category tournament is in its 30th year.
The tournament is played on outdoor hard surfaces and has $250,000 as the total prize money. The winner of the singles event will get 280 points as well as $43,000 while the winner of the doubles event will get 280 points and $12,300 of the prize money. The defending champion for the singles event is Ana Ivanovic of Serbia and in the doubles event it is Sharon Fichman of Canada and Maria Sanchez of the United States of America.
The top seeds of this year’s tournament are Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, Sara Errani or Italy, Venus Williams of United States, Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova of Czech Republic, Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia, Sloane Stephens and Coco Vandeweghe of the United States and Mona Barthel of Germany.
The top four seeds in the doubles event are Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy. Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of Czech Republic, Julia Gorges and Anna-Lena Gronefeld of Germany and Shulo Aoyama of Japan with Renata Voracova of Czech Republic.
Posted: 29th December 2013
The action is all set to begin to unfold on 30th December at the prestigious ASB Tennis Arena. The build up to the event has been dramatic, with Laura Robson is pulling out at the last moment due to her wrist injury.
This event has been at the center stage of the International calendar since 1986, with the organizers decision to switch to the blue hard courts, this event is seen as preparation and a key training ground for the Australian Open.
Having a price money of $250,000, the event is set to feature the old and the new. With, two former world number one’s Ana Ivanovic and Venus Williams, and New Zealand's Marina Erakovi there will be enough for the crowd to cheer about.
The defending champion is Agnieszka Radwanska who will not be participating as she and Pole Jerzy Janowicz will take part in the Hopman Cup. There will be no top ten ranked players, but the event is still set to make headlines.
The top seed, Italy’s Roberta Vinci, who was in consistently great form in 2013, will try to build on her momentum and eye for the top slot.
Tickets are available online and at the venue with an extra cost of 10$ as a surcharge.
Posted: 30th December 2012
This week on the WTA Tour, the ASB Classic will be held, a tournament that started in 1985 and then moved to the weeks before the Australian Open in 1996. Past champions of this evnet include Lindsay Davenport, Elena Dementieva, Marion Bartoli and Jelena Jankovic and this New Zealand event happens from the 31st of December to the 5th of January 2013. The next tournament will be the Moorilla Hobart International, which happens from the 6th of January to the 12th and will take place in Hobart, Australia.
Past winners of this tournament include Jie Zheng for the singles in 2012 as well as Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka for the doubles. Greta Arn won the singles in 2011 and then in 2009 it was Yanina Wickmayer with Cara Black and Liezel Huber winning in the doubles tournament. Elena Dementieva won the singles in 2009. The top seed for this tournament is Agnieszka Radwanksa and Julia Georges is the second seed. Yanina Wickmayer is third and Jie Zheng is the fourth. Sorana Cirstea, Taroslava Shvedova, Chrstina Mchale and Mona Barthel are the rest of the top 8.
Posted: 2nd January 2012
The WTA Tour heads to Auckland, New Zealand for the ASB Classic, an International Level tournament that happens staring the second of January, 2012. This tournament will be played outdoors on hard surface, with $220,000 up for grabs and a singles draw of 32 and a doubles draw of 16. Last year, Gret Arn won the singles title while Kveta Peschke and Katarina Krebotnik took the doubles title. The next tournament on the calendar is the Apia International Sydney, held in Australia starting the 8th of January.
Those that will be playing in this tournament include Flavia Pennetta, Julia Goerges, Pen Shuai, Marina Erakovic and Yanina Wickmayer as well as Sabine Lisicki, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Christina McHale. Greta Arn, last year's Singles champion will be in attendance as well along with Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci, Rebecca Marino and Alexandra Dulgheru. Sign up at the banners on this page and you can get access to live streaming tennis online, from anywhere in the world. All you have to do is click on the links on this page to get started.
Posted: 2nd January 2011
The WTA Tour opens the 2011 season with the combined men and women's Brisbane International, but immediately following that will be the WTA's Auckland stop called the ASB Classic. A premier level tournament called the Medibank International Sydney happens next in Australia, and then of course, the Australian Open is this month as well. Click on the links on this page if you want access to live tennis all year long, including this tournament, in high quality streaming video from your computer no matter where you were in the world.
The ASB Classic is an international tournament that joins the huge variety of events that the WTA is holding in January to kick off the new season of the WTA Tour. It happens in Auckland, New Zealand, and it runs from the second of January to the ninth. This is an outdoors tournament that will be played on hard courts and the prize purse for this event is $220,000. The singles main draw will be thirty two and the doubles draw is sixteen. Last year, Yanina Wickmayer was able to procure the singles title and Cara Black and Liezel Huber were champions for the doubles.
Maria Sharapova is the top seed for the ASB Classic. She is a three time grand slam champion and is one of two former number ones that will be in attendance. Also appearing are Dinara Safina and Svetlana Kuznetsova. Kimiko Date-Krumm is a former top ten player that will be playing this tournament and Yanina Wickmayer, Alona Bondarenko and Anabel Medina Garrigues will be playing as well. Click the links on this page to watch the ASB Classic live from your computer no matter where you are in the world.
Posted: 3rd January 2010
We kick off the 2010 year for professional tennis tournaments with a WTA event from Auckland, New Zealand, and is an international level tournament with a prize purse that matches the Brisbane International, $220,000. The singles draw is 32 and the doubles draw is 16. The tournament is called the ASB Classic and it happens from January 4th through the 9th. Get your membership at the banners on this page and watch the tournament live from the court, right from your PC or Laptop, starting on Monday, January 4th.
Top seed for this tournament is Flavia Pennetta who is famous for beginning the first top ten player for Italy. She has a total of eight titles in the WTA Singles, and has won against the likes of Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams and Jelena Jankovic. She has 3.2 million dollars in career prize money so far. The number two seed is Na Li, another firster for her nation of China, becoming the first Chinese player in the top 30 in 2006. Li only has two WTA titles but has a total of nineteen International Tennis Federation titles.
Yanina Wickmayer is the third seed in this tournament, and this Belgian has 2 WTA titles and 9 ITF titles. Fourth is Francesca Schiavone from Italy. The fifth seed in the ASB Classic is Virginia Razzano, sixth is Russian player Elena Vesnina and the seventh seed of the top eight is Aravane Rezai from France. The last seed is Anabel Medina Garrigues from Spain. Don't miss this tournament, get your membership at the links on this page and you can watch live from your computer in high quality video streams starting on January 4th.
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Posted: 4th January 2016
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