North Shore Times : January 14th 2014
Celeb audience: Dan Carter and Honor Dillon watch day six of the ASB Classic at the ASB Tennis Centre. Nice: Sharon Fichman hugs Maria Sanchez after winning their doubles final match. Tennis takes over Auckland Ana Ivanovic won the battle of the superstars at the ASB Classic, defeating Venus Williams 6-2 5-7 6-4 in the final. Although it was the biggest match up in the tournament’s history, for a while it looked like one of the more disappointing finals as Ivanovic was in control for the first half of the match. But the sold out crowd at the ASB Tennis Centre ended up seeing a thrilling three-set contest played over two hours 19 minutes between two former world No 1s. Here are photos from throughout the tournament. Champion, right: Ana Ivanovic holds the trophy after winning the singles final against Venus Williams. Photos: GETTY IMAGES Rage, left: Venus Williams reacts during her finals match against Ana Ivanovic. Team work, left: Maria Sanchez of the United States , right, and Sharon Fichman of Canada during their doubles final match in the ASB Classic. Bad move: Venus Williams grimaces during an ASB Classic match.
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