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Tennis: Classic line-up just gets better
Katerina Srebotnik won the ASB Classic in 2005.
A fourth tennis player ranked in the world's top 20 is to attend the ASB Classic, tournament organisers announced today.
Katerina Srebotnik, a former champion with a career-high ranking of 20, will make her seventh appearance at the Auckland WTA event.
The 27-year-old Slovenian, who defeated Shinobu Asagoe in three sets to claim the 2005 title, is one of the Tour's steadiest campaigners. She has been a fixture in the top 30 in recent seasons and ended this year in the top 20 for the first time.
Russian world no 4 Elena Dementiava will be the tournament's top seed, followed by countrywoman Nadia Petrova (11) and Danish teenager Caroline Wozniacki (12).
The full entry list will be confirmed at the tournament's official launch at Mission Bay on Wednesday.