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Upcoming Tournaments

BMW Malaysian Open

BMW Malaysian Open

Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Apr 14 - Apr 20
GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem

GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem

Marrakech, MOROCCO
Apr 21 - Apr 27
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

Stuttgart, GERMANY
Apr 21 - Apr 27
Portugal Open

Portugal Open

Oeiras, PORTUGAL
Apr 28 - May 03
Mutua Madrid Open

Mutua Madrid Open

Madrid, SPAIN
May 03 - May 11
Internazionali BNL d'Italia

Internazionali BNL d'Italia

Rome, ITALY
May 12 - May 18
ASB Classic

ASB Classic

Auckand, NEW ZEALAND
Dec 30 - Jan 04

Tournament Info

Tier: International
Prize Money: $250,000
Surface: Hard
Director: Karl Budge
The formation of what now is known as the ASB Classic occurred when Ari Hallenberg and Global Sports saw a hole in the marketplace and asked Tennis New Zealand about creating an event in Auckland.

The first staging was held in 1985 as part of the 1986 Tour and it moved to its current pre-Australian Open spot on the calendar, New Zealand's lone stop, in 1996. Champs at the tournament - staged at the ASB Tennis Arena - include Marion Bartoli, Lindsay Davenport, Elena Dementieva, Jelena Jankovic, Agnieszka Radwanska and Ana Ivanovic.

Auckland, also known as the City of Sails, features black sand beaches, endless water activities and fantastic dining options. It is the largest and most populous urban region in New Zealand.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2014 Ana Ivanovic Sharon Fichman / Maria Sanchez
2013 Agnieszka Radwanska Cara Black / Anastasia Rodionova
2012 Jie Zheng Andrea Hlavackova / Lucie Hradecka
2011 Greta Arn Kveta Peschke / Katarina Srebotnik
2010 Yanina Wickmayer Cara Black / Liezel Huber
2009 Elena Dementieva Nathalie Dechy / Mara Santangelo
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  • Li Na Takes the Plunge

    January 14, 2010
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  • RTS Update: Serena Takes Early Lead

    January 06, 2014
    With WTA legend Evonne Goolagong Cawley by their side, Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka took the early lead in the Road To Singapore standings after their strong performances in Brisbane.
  • Ivanovic Edges Venus In Auckland

    January 04, 2014
    Ana Ivanovic held off Venus Williams in a dream final between former World No.1s at the ASB Classic. It was the 12th WTA title of Ivanovic's career and her first since winning Bali at the end of 2011.
  • Ivanovic Vs Venus In Auckland

    January 03, 2014
    The ASB Classic got its dream final with Grand Slam champions and former World No.1s Ana Ivanovic and Venus Williams set to square off for the title on Saturday. Who leads the head-to-head?
  • Ivanovic & Venus Win In Auckland

    January 02, 2014
    Ana Ivanovic and Venus Williams are a win away from a clash between former World No.1s in the final of the ASB Classic in Auckland. Which two players will try to stop them in the semifinals? Read on...
  • Venus Battles Into Auckland QFs

    January 01, 2014
    Venus Williams dropped the first set to Yvonne Meusburger but stayed positive, changed strategy and battled into the ASB Classic quarterfinals. Ana Ivanovic and Kirsten Flipkens also advanced.
  • Konjuh Stuns Vinci In Auckland

    December 31, 2013
    Croatia's Ana Konjuh, who just turned 16 a few days ago, made a stunning WTA-level debut at the ASB Classic on Tuesday night, upsetting No.1 seed Roberta Vinci. No.2 seed Ana Ivanovic advanced.
  • Venus Shines In Auckland Opener

    December 30, 2013
    Venus Williams battled past Andrea Hlavackova in her ASB Classic debut on Monday night. Elsewhere, Jamie Hampton and Garbiñe Muguruza came back from long injury lay-offs - how did they do?
  • This Week: 10 Things To Know

    December 28, 2013
    How many of the Top 10 are in action this week? Who won the Serena Williams-Victoria Azarenka exhibition match in Thailand? Who is Li Na's shocking first round draw in Shenzhen? Week 1 is here...
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  • Gallery: Road To Singapore Begins

    January 06, 2014
    The WTA launched the Road To Singapore campaign this week, and around the world the stars of the WTA held up the campaign road signs to show their support - see the first eight pics here!
  • Gallery: Week 1's Fantastic Finals

    January 06, 2014
    The Road To Singapore began in Brisbane, Shenzhen and Auckland this past week, with three megastars lifting WTA trophies - have a look back at the best pics from the first finals weekend of 2014!
  • Auckland Gallery: The Player Party

    January 03, 2014
    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!
  • Auckland Gallery: Venus At The Museum

    December 29, 2013
    Venus Williams, a former World No.1, and Marina Erakovic, New Zealand's No.1, headed over to the Auckland Museum on the weekend for a very special hit. Check out all the best pics here.
  • Auckland Gallery: Yanina's Best Event

    January 06, 2013
    Agnieszka Radwanska may have won the battle, but Yanina Wickmayer seems to have won the war at the ASB Classic in Auckland - she has made the final there three times.
  • Auckland Gallery: Off The Court In Auckland

    January 03, 2013
    The stars of the WTA have been keeping busy at the ASB Classic - meeting and greeting fans, dressing up for the player party, novelty glasses... check out off-court pics from Auckland here.
  • Auckland Gallery: Zheng Delivers In Auckland

    January 10, 2012
    There were some magical moments at the ASB Classic over the weekend. Have a look back...
  • Auckland Gallery: ASB Classic's Classic Snaps

    January 05, 2012
    An A-list field started in Auckland but how have they fared, on and off the court? Find out.
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Videos

  • Li Na Takes the Plunge

    January 14, 2010
    Join Chinese superstar Li Na as she goes bungee jumping for the first time and chats with TVNZ in Auckland during the ASB Classic.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2014 Ana Ivanovic Sharon Fichman / Maria Sanchez
2013 Agnieszka Radwanska Cara Black / Anastasia Rodionova
2012 Jie Zheng Andrea Hlavackova / Lucie Hradecka
2011 Greta Arn Kveta Peschke / Katarina Srebotnik
2010 Yanina Wickmayer Cara Black / Liezel Huber
2009 Elena Dementieva Nathalie Dechy / Mara Santangelo
2008 Lindsay Davenport Mariya Koryttseva / Lilia Osterloh
2007 Jelena Jankovic Janette Husarova / Paola Suarez
2006 Marion Bartoli Elena Likhovtseva / Vera Zvonareva
2005 Katarina Srebotnik Shinobu Asagoe / Katarina Srebotnik
2004 Eleni Daniilidou Mervana Jugic-Salkic / Jelena Kostanic Tosic
2003 Eleni Daniilidou Teryn Ashley / Abigail Spears
2002 Anna Smashnova Nicole Arendt / Liezel Huber
2001 Meilen Tu Alexandra Fusai / Rita Grande
2000 Anne Kremer Cara Black / Alexandra Fusai
1999 Julie Halard-Decugis Silvia Farina Elia / Barbara Schett
1998 Dominique Monami Nana Smith / Tamarine Tanasugarn
1997 Marion Maruska Janette Husarova / Dominique Monami
1996 Sandra Cacic Els Callens / Julie Halard-Decugis
1995 Nicole Bradtke Jill Hetherington / Elna Reinach
1994 Ginger Nielsen Patricia Hy-Boulais / Mercedes Paz
1993 Elna Reinach Isabelle Demongeot / Elna Reinach
1992 Robin White Rosalyn Nideffer / Raffaella Reggi
1991 Eva Sviglerova Patty Fendick / Larisa Neiland
1990 Leila Meskhi Natalia Medvedeva / Leila Meskhi
1989 Patty Fendick Patty Fendick / Jill Hetherington
1988 Patty Fendick Patty Fendick / Jill Hetherington
1987 Gretchen Magers Anna Maria Fernandez / Julie Richardson
1985 Anne Hobbs Anne Hobbs / Candy Reynolds
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