Hey everybody! Rowan here. Hope the off season has treated you all well.
Just wanted to give everyone the heads up that the ASB Classic, Auckland’s very own WTA tournament, will be starting tomorrow. I’m gonna be there, and I’ll totally be dropping in on the blog with thoughts and goss and stuff as the week goes on.
It’s a pretty good line up for the Classic this year, with a bunch of players that I haven’t seen before, like Flavia Penetta, Li Na/Na Li, Anna Chakvetadze and Alize Cornet. And old favourites like Maria Kirilenko are in town too. They’re gonna make us wait for Kiri, but it still looks like a good day of action tomorrow. Yanina Wickmayer, who was banned for a while but isn’t anymore, will be first up on centre court. She’s got to be a little mad about the whole ban thing, so what better way to prove herself than to get the season started with a real tennis beatdown? Julia Goerges better cover up.