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Auckland Gallery: Zheng Delivers In Auckland

There were some magical moments at the ASB Classic over the weekend. Have a look back...

Published January 10, 2012 12:00

Lucie Hradecka pulled off the biggest upset of the early rounds, beating No.2 seed Peng Shuai.
Lucie Hradecka pulled off the biggest upset of the early rounds, beating No.2 seed Peng Shuai.
Zheng Jie handled Lucie Hradecka routinely in the quarterfinals though, scoring a 62 63 victory.
Zheng Jie handled Lucie Hradecka routinely in the quarterfinals though, scoring a 62 63 victory.
Angelique Kerber had gotten past two seeds en route to the semis, but her run would end there.
Angelique Kerber had gotten past two seeds en route to the semis, but her run would end there.
No.4-seeded Flavia Pennetta stopped Angelique Kerber in a 59-minute semifinal rout, 61 62.
No.4-seeded Flavia Pennetta stopped Angelique Kerber in a 59-minute semifinal rout, 61 62.
No.3-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova was the favorite in the second semifinal against Zheng Jie.
No.3-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova was the favorite in the second semifinal against Zheng Jie.
Not only was Svetlana Kuznetsova ranked higher, but Zheng Jie was 0-6 against her head-to-head.
Not only was Svetlana Kuznetsova ranked higher, but Zheng Jie was 0-6 against her head-to-head.
Svetlana Kuznetsova won the first set routinely, 6-2, but Zheng Jie came roaring back...
Svetlana Kuznetsova won the first set routinely, 6-2, but Zheng Jie came roaring back...
Zheng Jie got her first win in seven career meetings against Svetlana Kuznetsova, 26 63 63.
Zheng Jie got her first win in seven career meetings against Svetlana Kuznetsova, 26 63 63.
The doubles final was played at an indoor facility Saturday as rain poured down on Auckland.
The doubles final was played at an indoor facility Saturday as rain poured down on Auckland.
Lucie Hradecka got ready to pounce in the doubles final, playing alongside Andrea Hlavackova.
Lucie Hradecka got ready to pounce in the doubles final, playing alongside Andrea Hlavackova.
Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka beat Julia Goerges and Flavia Pennetta, 67(2) 62 107.
Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka beat Julia Goerges and Flavia Pennetta, 67(2) 62 107.
Lucie Hradecka and Andrea Hlavackova won their sixth WTA doubles title together in Auckland.
Lucie Hradecka and Andrea Hlavackova won their sixth WTA doubles title together in Auckland.
The singles final was also moved indoors the next day, with Zheng Jie facing Flavia Pennetta.
The singles final was also moved indoors the next day, with Zheng Jie facing Flavia Pennetta.
Flavia Pennetta was up a set but a low back injury caused her to retire down 2-0 in the third.
Flavia Pennetta was up a set but a low back injury caused her to retire down 2-0 in the third.
Zheng Jie won her fourth WTA title, and first in over five years, with a 26 63 20 retirement win.
Zheng Jie won her fourth WTA title, and first in over five years, with a 26 63 20 retirement win.
  • Lucie Hradecka pulled off the biggest upset of the early rounds, beating No.2 seed Peng Shuai.
  • Zheng Jie handled Lucie Hradecka routinely in the quarterfinals though, scoring a 62 63 victory.
  • Angelique Kerber had gotten past two seeds en route to the semis, but her run would end there.
  • No.4-seeded Flavia Pennetta stopped Angelique Kerber in a 59-minute semifinal rout, 61 62.
  • No.3-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova was the favorite in the second semifinal against Zheng Jie.
  • Not only was Svetlana Kuznetsova ranked higher, but Zheng Jie was 0-6 against her head-to-head.
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova won the first set routinely, 6-2, but Zheng Jie came roaring back...
  • Zheng Jie got her first win in seven career meetings against Svetlana Kuznetsova, 26 63 63.
  • The doubles final was played at an indoor facility Saturday as rain poured down on Auckland.
  • Lucie Hradecka got ready to pounce in the doubles final, playing alongside Andrea Hlavackova.
  • Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka beat Julia Goerges and Flavia Pennetta, 67(2) 62 107.
  • Lucie Hradecka and Andrea Hlavackova won their sixth WTA doubles title together in Auckland.
  • The singles final was also moved indoors the next day, with Zheng Jie facing Flavia Pennetta.
  • Flavia Pennetta was up a set but a low back injury caused her to retire down 2-0 in the third.
  • Zheng Jie won her fourth WTA title, and first in over five years, with a 26 63 20 retirement win.
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