17 Sep 2009

Auckland women's tennis classic nets top doubles pair

6:36 am on 17 September 2009

The country's top women's tennis tournament will feature the world's No.1 ranked doubles team, Zimbabwe's Cara Black and Liezel Huber of the United States.

The pair, who lost to the Williams sisters in the US Open doubles finals on the weekend, have been confirmed to play the ASB Classic in Auckland next January.

Black and Huber have won four Grand Slam doubles titles at Wimbledon, the US and Australian Opens and more than 27 WTA Tour doubles titles.

They've been co-ranked No1 since November 2007 and this week became the first team of just four in total to qualify once again for the prestigious year end WTA Tour Championships which they've won the last two years.