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PYW Doubles Auckland 2013 - First Round | Please Vote!

PYW Doubles Auckland

Welcome to Auckland, New Zealand! The year officially has commenced in the Southern Hemisphere and as the Australian Open is just around the corner, almost all players are back in action hoping to pick up form in the new year! The top seeds this year will be hard to beat as German Julia Görges and Kazakh Yaroslava Shvedova are both experienced and popular players. However, the second seeds, home favorite Marina Erakovic and Brit Heather Watson, have seen some very impressive results in recent times. Meanwhile, two very exciting names are back in action in the doubles draw, as Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova will partner Belgian Yanina Wickmayer in her comeback from a new surgery, while Zimbabwean Cara Black, who has been away for a while, is reuniting with Aussie Anastasia Rodionova in her return to the WTA this week. With these teams and many more in action to open our year under the Oceanic sun, this tournament will surely provide plenty of excitement. Vote now as the ASB Classic begins!!

Previous Finals:
2012: Sofia Arvidsson SWE/Johanna Larsson SWE beat Julia Görges GER/Flavia Pennetta ITA [4] | 3-6 7-5 6-4
2011: Not Held!
2010: Marina Erakovic NZL/Polona Hercog SLO [WC] lost to Elena Vesnina RUS/Riza Zalameda USA [4] | 3-6 3-6
The Favorites:

Top Half: Julia Görges GER/Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ [1]

Bottom Half: Cara Black ZIM/Anastasia Rodionova AUS

First Round:

Julia Görges GER/Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ [1] vs Bye
Abigail Guthrie NZL/Emma Hayman NZL vs Yuliya Beygelzimer UKR/Shahar Peʼer ISR
Jill Craybas USA/Eleni Daniilidou GRE [4] vs Lauren Davis USA/Stephanie Dubois CAN
Kirsten Flipkens BEL/Johanna Larsson SWE vs Julie Coin FRA/Marie-Eve Pelletier CAN

Irina Falconi USA/Maria Sanchez USA vs Çaǧla Büyükakçay TUR/Misaka Doi JPN
Simona Halep ROU/Arantxa Rus NED vs Līga Dekmeijere LAT/Megan Moulton-Levy USA [3]
Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS/Yanina Wickmayer vs Cara Black ZIM/Anastasia Rodionova AUS
Paige Mary Hourigan NZL/Claudia Williams NZL vs Marina Erakovic NZL/Heather Watson GBR [2]

My number one: Victoria Azarenka

ATP: Novak Djoković

Crazy Frenchies! Gilles Simon Alizé Cornet

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