Rain delays Pennetta-Zheng final

Rain delays Pennetta-Zheng final
Rain in Auckland has meant fourth-seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta and China's Zheng Jie will have to wait until Sunday to decide the ASB Classic tennis title. Organisers waited almost four hours on Saturday for the weather to clear before deciding to …
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Venus Williams up for making her return at the Australian Open next month
Venus' withdrawal from the ASB Classic in Auckland put her chances to compete at the Australian Open under lots of questions. Tiley revealed that he has been in contact with Venus' agent to affirm her participation at the Grand Slam event and he has …
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The week in sport – in pictures
Alizé Cornet plays a backhand during her doubles match with Monica Niculescu against Julia Görges and Flavia Pennetta in the 2012 ASB Classic in Auckland. Görges and Pennetta won the match 4-6, 7-5, 10-8 Photograph: Hannah Johnston/Getty Images.
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Erakovic refines killer shots
A year ago Marina Erakovic came into the ASB Classic low on confidence, recovering from a wrist injury, not playing well, short of match practice and way down the rankings. Not so this time. The New Zealand No1 is ranked 61 in the world compared to 333 …
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