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ASB Classic set to be a glam slam

Venus Williams will be up against a former World Number One for the title.

The ASB Classic looks set to be an ace tournament next year, with former World Number One Ana Ivanovic joining headline acts Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki.

Grand Slam Champion Ivanovic will be hoping for a repeat set when she returns, having beaten Williams to take out the ASB Classic in 2014.

“It’s amazing. Three former World Number Ones, three Grand Slam champions and two former winners in one year is an incredible result. Our strongest yet,” says Tournament Director, Karl Budge.

“Having Ana join Venus and Caroline was something we never thought was possible. The crowds can expect to be wowed by some great on court battles, as well as a good dose of glamour.”

Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic

Full list of seeded women’s players for the ASB Classic 2016:

  1. Venus Williams (7)
  2. Ana Ivanovic (16)
  3. Caroline Wozniacki (17)
  4. Svetlana Kuznetsova (25)
  5. Sloane Stephens (30)
  6. Coco Vandewghe (37)
  7. Barbora Zahalova Strycova (41)
  8. Alison Van Uytvanck (43)
  9. Mona Barthel (44)
  10. Julia Göerges (50)
  11. Lucie Hradecka (53)
  12. Misaki Doi (54)
  13. Johanna Larsson (56)
  14. Danka Kovinic (57)
  15. Bethanie Mattek-Sands (60)
  16. Christina McHale (63)
  17. Carina Witthoeft (64)
  18. Nao Hibino (66)
  19. Alexandra Dulgheru (69)
  20. Maria Tatjana (71)
  21. Polona Hercog (74)
  22. Daria Kasatkina (75)
  23. Irina Falconi (76)
  24. Yulia Putintseva (77)