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Video 'I'm really excited' - former world number one Victoria Azarenka confirmed to return to Auckland's ASB Classic

The 28-year-old from Belarus has confirmed she'll return to NZ for the 2018 tournament.

ASB Classic hopeful superstar Victoria Azarenka will play at 2018 tournament, subject to custody dispute

The former world No 1 is in line to return to the court at next year's Auckland event.

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Dokic has released an autobiography, Unbreakable, about the harrowing ordeals she went through.

Watch: Tennis star Jelena Dokic gives in-depth recounts of abusive relationship with monstrous father

Dokic has released an autobiography, Unbreakable, about the harrowing ordeals she went through.

The last time a New Zealand tennis player won a doubles grand slam was in 1979.

Kiwi Michael Venus off to dream start at ATP finals after upsetting defending champs

Venus and Ryan Harrison beat Henri Kontinen and John Peers 6-4, 7-6.

Watch: Tennis organisers slammed for awkward, sexist draw where players chose pools based on appearance of models

The ceremony was supposed to highlight Milan's status in the fashion industry.

Andrey Rublev at the US Open.

Young Russian ace Andrey Rublev to compete at 2018 ASB Classic

The world No.35 is the latest prodigy to sign up for the Auckland event.

ASB Classic confirm signing of 'the future of men's tennis' for 2018 tournament

Denis Shapovalov, 18, will compete in Auckland after a breakout 2017.

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Karl Budge is doing everything he can to bring the tennis superstar sisters back to NZ.

Watch: ASB Classic director hints at Williams sisters' return to Auckland

Karl Budge is doing everything he can to bring the tennis superstar sisters back to NZ.

USA's Lauren Davis with the ASB Classic trophy after winning the singles final at the ASB Classic. WTA Womens Tournament. ASB Tennis Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. Saturday 7 January 2017. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

ASB Classic champions returning to defend singles titles in 2018

Jack Sock and Lauren Davis will be back to defend their respective tennis singles titles at this summer's ASB Classic.

'I love Auckland, I've always played well there' - US No.1 John Isner confirms return to ASB Classic

Isner, 32, won the ASB Classic men’s singles tournament in 2010 and 2014.

Watch: Is tennis' teen wonderboy turned giant-killer coming to the ASB Classic?

Denis Shapovalov has beaten big names such as Juan Martin del Potro, Jo Wilfred-Tsonga and even Rafael Nadal this year - and he could be on his way to Auckland.

'I love Auckland' – Caroline Wozniacki's message to Kiwi fans ahead of her ASB Classic return

The former world number one says she looks forward to hitting the ‘great’ restaurants when she arrives in Auckland.

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Karl Budge said the chances of the 2016 ASB Classic women's winner of returning next year are 50/50.

ASB Classic tournament director 'hopeful' US Open champ Sloane Stephens will return to NZ

Karl Budge said the chances of Sloane returning next year are 50/50.

New Zealand's Michael Venus in action during his first round singles match on opening day at the ASB Classic. ATP Mens Tennis Tournament. ASB Tennis Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. Monday 9 January 2017. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Kiwi tennis ace Michael Venus through to US Open mixed doubles final

Venus and partner Hao-Ching Chang will take on Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray for the crown.

Opinion: Men's tennis' golden age coming to a sad end

The age of Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray is coming to an end , writes Guy Heveldt.

Serena Williams posts a picture to social media addressed to "My Dearest Baby".

Congrats Serena! Tennis superstar welcomes baby girl into the world

The 35-year-old gave birth this morning to a baby girl reportedly weighing six pounds, 13 ounces.

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Norrie now plays under the British flag, he scored a win over Russian Dmitry Tursunov who retired 7-6, 6-1.

Former Kiwi junior Cameron Norrie through to second round of US Open

Norrie now plays under the British flag, he scored a win over Russian Dmitry Tursunov who retired 7-6, 6-1.

Watch: 'I was caught in the middle' - Venus Williams' reaction to fatal crash on police body-cam

Footage has emerged of a Florida police officer speaking to Williams after the fatal car accident on June 9.

The last time a New Zealand tennis player won a doubles grand slam was in 1979.

Wimbledon doubles campaign over for Kiwi Michael Venus after gruelling quarter-final

Venus and Harrison went down 4-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-7, 1-6 to Henru Kontinen and John Peers.

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Venus and partner Jack Harrison advanced to the quarter-finals after a five-set thriller.

'We kept our composure' – Kiwi tennis star Michael Venus on his colossal day at Wimbledon

Venus and partner Jack Harrison advanced to the quarter-finals after a five-set thriller.

Kiwi tennis ace Michael Venus recovers to moves into Wimbledon doubles quarter-finals

Venus and partner Ryan Harrison fought back from a set down to claim victory.

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1 NEWS Europe correspondent Emma Keeling discusses a good day for Kiwis in the doubles in London.

Kiwis get on top of Aussie rivals at Wimbledon in doubles

It's rare for NZ tennis players to get one up on the Aussies but that's exactly what happened at Wimbledon today. In fact, they got two.

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1 NEWS Europe correspondent Emma Keeling picked the brain of the Croatian great.

Wimbledon legend Goran Ivanisevic gives 1 NEWS his picks for grand slam glory

1 NEWS Europe correspondent Emma Keeling picked the brain of the Croatian great.

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Kiwi tennis player Venus will be partnering up again with American Ryan Harris again for the Wimbledon tournament.

'Definitely feel I'm enjoying it more' - French Open doubles winner Michael Venus amped up ahead of Wimbledon

Kiwi tennis player Venus will be partnering up again with US Ryan Harris for Wimbledon.

Andy Murray vows to donate Wimbledon warm-up proceeds to London tower victims

British tennis star Andy Murray has vowed to donate all his prize money to the Grenfell Tower appeal.

Watch: Tennis pros engage in epic ping-pong duel at the net during Stuttgart Open match

The pair turned their grass court match into a table tennis classic.

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