Auckland Gallery: The Player Party
Ana Ivanovic, Venus Williams, Sorana Cirstea and Julia Goerges were among the WTA stars who shone at the ASB Classic player party earlier in the week. See all the best pics from the big night here!
Published January 03, 2014 12:00
But first, the draw ceremony - Yanina Wickmayer, Julia Goerges and Tamira Paszek were all in attendance.
There was buzz around the tournament this year with the arrival of former World No.1 Venus Williams.
And that carried over to the player party, too - the seven-time Grand Slam champion was there.
Williams is making her first appearance at the ASB Classic and made it through to the final on debut.
Another former World No.1 - Ana Ivanovic - made it through to the final on the other half of the draw.
But like Williams, she began her week by glamming it up for the party at The Mezzanine in the Cloud.
Wickmayer at the party. The party was sponsored by Moët & Chandon and the players enjoyed local cuisine.
The players also signed a rare $28,000 solid gold bottle of Moët for the Moët Champagne lounge.
Goerges at the party. Goerges is a two-time doubles finalist at this event, in 2012 and 2013.
Paszek and Sorana Cirstea at the party. Ranked No.22, Cirstea is closing in on her Top 20 debut.