The $220,000 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour tournament; The 2009 ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand announced its official player list.
“The 2009 ASB Classic field has plenty of variety with a lot of strength at the top, a lot of players who are at their career-high rankings and a number of exciting young players,” said ASB Classic tournament director Brenda Perry in a statement released by the tournament.
Russian Elena Dementieva, the reigning Olympic champion, will headline the tournament as the top seed, followed by her countrywoman Nadia Petrova. Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki is at her best ranking of No. 12 and will be seeded third.
The ASB Classic featuring the Kia Motors Singles and Doubles will be played at the ASB Tennis Centre January 5-10, with qualifying January 3-4. www.asbclassic.co.nz.