I was going to write a little wrap up of the ASB Classic, give out some awards for best dressed and best fist pumps, that kind of thing. But we all know Maria Kirilenko wins best dressed at every event she enters so I won’t worry about it. Instead, how about some pictures to remember the week gone by?
This one in the shades is Michaella Krajicek by the way.
And this is Eleni Daniilidou.
Doubles runners up Barbora Zahlavova Strycova and Martina Muller.
And the champs Mariya Koryttseva and Lilia Osterloh.
This is Kiwi number two Sacha Jones, who lost in the first round to Vera Zvonareva. She's good.
This may be my favourite photo. It's just so Vera. I hope she has a good year, she's got skills.
And that's that, happy ASB Classic 2008. Whew, that was a lot, but I do get 8 megabytes.
All the ladies may have moved on to Hobart and Sydney and Australian Open qualies (good luck Marina), but Yellowballin’ will continue with the Heineken Open, starting tomorrow. I invite everyone who’s been reading to stay tuned, even those who are more fans of the women’s game. Men’s tennis may not have all the charms of women’s tennis, but it needs our support too.
The draw has been made and there are some interesting first round match ups, but this post has become pretty huge with all those pictures so I won't worry about a preview. Should be a good day tomorrow though. Some of the guys coming have done well in Adelaide, Chennai and Doha this past week so they should be in good form and ready to win. Or maybe they'll just be really tired...