9 Dec 2009

Local stars claim two wildcard spots for ASB Tennis Classic in Auckland

5:39 am on 9 December 2009

The New Zealand tennis players Sacha Jones and Marina Erakovic have been handed two main draw singles wildcards to the 2010 ASB Classic in Auckland.

Both players have returned from injuries in 2009 and are keen to put in good performances at their home tournament.

It is the first time in two years that Jones and Erakovic have been in Auckland at the same time for an official event.

Jones and Erakovic have represented New Zealand in Fed Cup for a number of years with Erakovic also taking part in the Olympics in Beijing in 2008.

The Classic will be played at the ASB Tennis Centre from January the 4th to the 9th.

The tournament is a $307,000 international event on the women's world tennis tour.