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Auckland | Rain affects the opening day schedule

Auckland | Rain affects the opening day schedule
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The ASB Classic in Auckland had its opening day disrupted by rain and consequently there was virtually no action on the courts.

The first main draw match on Centre Court was between 18-year-old Marketa Vondrousova from the Czech Republic and Croatian Petra Martic.

Martic, world ranked 90, reached the fourth round of the French Open and Wimbledon last year, proved too experienced for the teenager 7-6 6-3 who also had to contend with breaks for the weather.

“I felt like I had momentum and playing well.” Martic said of the 50-minute rain break. “I didn’t like the rain to be honest, but I tried to stay focused and luckily it ended up well.”

Only one other match was completed and it saw Su-Wei Hsieh beat Nao Hibino 6-0 6-3.

Tuesday should be a much more exciting day and hopefully a drier one with Caroline Wozniacki playing Madison Brengle in the evening feature match.

The day session sees Agnieszka Radwanska take on the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Mai, word ranked 71.


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Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

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