Tennis

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The arrival of Serena Williams and Comeback Player of the Year Juan Martin del Potro have made Auckland the envy of tennis tournaments.

'We're the talk of the tennis world at the moment': Starpower sets ASB Classic up to peak in 2017

Serena Williams and other big names have lifted the Auckland tournament to a new level.

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Fed up with discrimination and unequal pay, the tennis star talked about the current barriers facing female athletes.

Serena Williams pens powerful letter against sexism

Fed up with discrimination and unequal pay, Williams talked about barriers facing female athletes.

00:52
Karl Budge says securing the high-flying Argentinian is the icing on the cake regarding headline competitors for the tournament.

Bautista Agut to defend ASB Classic title against del Potro, Isner, Ferrer and more with full field named

The Spaniard enters the event with the highest ranking while del Potro is unseeded.

Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)

ASB Classic 'favourite' Juan Martin del Potro confirms return to Auckland tournament

The 2009 US Open champion was the feel-good story this year after rising from a world ranking of 1,145 to re-enter the top 50.

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Sloane Stephens tells media how she plans to celebrate her triumph after winning her second WTA title at the ASB Classic.

Stephens to defend ASB Classic against Williams sisters, Wozniacki, Ivanovic in star-studded 2017 field

Competitors for next year's rendition of the women's tournament are locked in.

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Paul Martin and Grant Edmundson from Christchurch have a very good crack at entering the record books.

How's this for endurance? Couple of Kiwi blokes play almost 500 uninterrupted games of tennis

Paul Martin and Grant Edmundson from Christchurch attempt to enter the record books.

Britain's Andy Murray returns the ball to Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic during the quarterfinal match of the Paris Masters tennis tournament at the Bercy Arena, in Paris, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Murray finishes season number one after win over Djokovic at ATP finals

Murray won 6-3, 6-4 this morning to earn his first title at the ATP finals.

Erakovic into Taipei Open semi-finals

Kiwi tennis No.1 Marina Erakovic is through to the last four at a WTA Challenger tournament in Chinese Taipei.

Britain's Andy Murray holds the trophy after winning the final of the Paris Masters tennis tournament against John Isner of the United States in three sets 6-3, 6-7, 6-4 at the Bercy Arena in Paris, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Andy Murray not finished taking honours from Djokovic

The British tennis star has taken Djokovic's number one ranking but there are other prizes he still has an eye on.

Nick Kyrgios' ATP ban served but details scant

Kyrgios has served a reduced ban and is free to return to the ATP Tour but mystery surrounds the nature of counselling he received.

Britain's Andy Murray holds the trophy after winning the final of the Paris Masters tennis tournament against John Isner of the United States in three sets 6-3, 6-7, 6-4 at the Bercy Arena in Paris, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Andy Murray celebrates rise to world No.1 with Paris Masters title

The 29-year-old Brit is still getting accustomed to his newfound status.

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The ASB Classic director spoke to 1NEWS' Abby Wilson about winning the signatures of the Williams sisters.

'I was a very happy boy' – ASB Classic boss on securing Venus and Serena

The ASB Classic director spoke to 1NEWS' Abby Wilson about winning the signatures of the Williams sisters.

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The Auckland tournament has featured Serena Williams' sister the passed three years – a blessing director Karl Budge says may have impacted today’s announcement.

Venus Williams confirms ASB Classic return for showdown with Serena

"I really love playing in Auckland. This will be my fourth year and it has become a special place for me."

Video: Rafael Nadal makes young boy's dream come true by having rally with him

What a legend - the star took time out to rally with a three-year-old in Manacor, Spain.

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Tournament director Karl Budge says he expects the tennis legend to be ‘fit and firing’ when she competes in the Auckland competition next year.

Serena pulls out of season-ending WTA Finals, aims for ASB Classic return

Serena will miss the season-ending WTA Finals for the second year in a row.

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Former champions David Ferrer and John Isner sign for 2017 ASB Classic

More big names confirmed for Auckland with Serena Williams set to kick things off in the women's tournament.

Video: Aussie brat Nick Kyrgios involved in another on-court spat

The world number 14 went down to Germany's Mischa Zverev in Shanghai.

Video: Bad boy tennis star Nick Kyrgios shows rare on-court kindness in helping sick fan

He's usually known for his on-court outbursts, but this simple gesture may have changed all that.

Raw: Rafael Nadal stops tennis match after distraught mum loses girl in crowd, before VERY emotional reunion

Like a true champ, Rafa knew what was going on - and the whole crowd became concerned.

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Karl Budge reveals how he courted the star in signing for next year's tournament.

'This one has been four years in the making' - how ASB Classic boss played the long game to get Serena Williams

Karl Budge explains how he courted the star in signing for next year's tournament.

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The title comes 17 years after her first piece of silverware, but it wasn’t the only title she walked away with.

Wow! Serena Williams and her 22 grand slam titles are coming to Auckland for ASB Classic

The 35-year-old world number two will be the biggest drawcard in New Zealand tennis history.

Stan Wawrinka claims third Grand Slam after wearing down world No 1 Djokovic at US Open

The 31-year-old is the oldest US Open men's champion since Ken Rosewall in 1970.

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Alex Hunt, 22, says  he feels like "a normal person" and refuses to let his disability get in the way of his dreams of a world ranking.

One-armed Nelson tennis sensation eyeballing pro circuit and grand slam

Alex Hunt, 22, says he feels like "a normal person" and refuses to let his disability get in the way of his dreams of a world ranking.

Stunned Serena Williams dumped out of US Open semi-finals, will lose No 1 ranking

Williams was no match for her aggressive Czech opponent.

Andy Murray dumped out of US Open after umpire's controversial call

Japan's Kei Nishikori took advantage of Murray's distraction to reach the final four.

Gael Monfils eases past Rafa Nadal's conqueror

The Frenchman is into a Grand Slam semi for the first time since 2008.

 Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal dumped out of US Open in huge upset

A two-time champion at Flushing Meadows, Nadal has not passed the fourth round since last year's French Open.

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