2 Oct 2013

ASB Classic looking for a top ten player

9:58 am on 2 October 2013

After landing Serb glamour girl Ana Ivanovic for the Auckland tennis Classic, tournament director Karl Budge says they've agreed terms with a top-10 ranked player as well.

Former world number one Ivanovic is ranked 14th currently and is back in some of the best form of her career.

Budge has to wait til the final year-end rankings to make sure the former French Open champion isn't inside the top 10 by then, as the Classic's a WTA 250 tournament and is only allowed one top-10 player.

All things working the way they want, Budge hopes to announce who that is within a month...

Karl Budge has also confirmed British number one Laura Robson for the ASB Classic, which begins at the end of December.