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The 19-year-old has struggled on the ITF circuit and after representing NZ at the Fed Cup tournament in February decided to take a break.
The world No.36 will be sidelined for at least a month with a ruptured ligament.
Federer lost to qualifier and world No. 175 Thanasi Kokkinakis in three sets.
The two sisters will meet in an unlikely match-up of 36 and 37-year-olds, as Serena continues comeback.
Tennis' bad boy continued his normal ways, cursing on court a number of times.
Many athletes were taking all kinds of actions to cool themselves.
It was Anchorman v the Swiss maestro at the Australian Open.
The world number one sends a warning shot to his rivals by blitzing through his opening match.
Venus showed some flair with his technique on his way to the second round.
The 2009 champion has struggled with injuries, but is fit for the Auckland tournament.
The ASB Classic second seed took time out to sign autographs and pose for photos.
Canada's Denis Shapovalov is competing in the ASB Classic.
Denis Shapovalov is in NZ for the ASB Classic, but wants to face his idol in Melbourne.
The rain forced all play to be suspended yesterday.
A frustrated Karl Budge addressed media as day three was hampered by rain.
Day three was bought to a standstill by the weather this afternoon.
Goran Prpic played for Yugoslavia in the Davis Cup against New Zealand in 1990.
The world number three will headline next week's ASB Classic.
The world number three could take the top ranking at the ASB Classic this week.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion returned to the court this morning.
Karl Budge says everything is looking good for tennis next week.
The likes of Nadal, Djokovic, Raonic and Tsonga have all been contacted by Karl Budge.
Federer took some time off from his Australian Open preparations to visit the cute critter.
The former world number one will headline next week's ASB Classic.
Venus has been seeded second for doubles at the ASB Classic.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion hasn't played since winning the Australian Open in January.
The tournament director confirmed the two-time Grand Slam champ's withdrawal to 1 NEWS.
The 18-year-old is currently the number one ranked junior in the world.
"It's unbelievable to see the joy and excitement on their faces," Venus said.
Tournament director Karl Budge is determined to bring the superstar back to Auckland.
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Keene will head to the Philippines next week to compete with 30 other man mountains.
The New Zealand Prime Minister said she admires the Queen for living her life and raising her family in public, while also doing her job.
Sainey Marong was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Renee Duckmanton today in Christchurch's High Court.
Police have now named the three people killed in horrifying Kopu Bridge crash.
ARHT crew chief Mark Cannell spoke about the early morning drama.
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