Latest 31 Dec 2011

2012 ASB Classic main draw made

2012 ASB Classic main draw made

The singles draw has been made for the 2012 ASB Classic. Top seed Sabine Lisicki will face French wildcard Virginie Razzano, while #2 seed Peng Shuai plays a qualifier.

The top half includes Lisicki, #4 Flavia Pennetta, #5 Julia Goerges and #6 Roberta Vinci. The bottom half seeds are Peng, #3 Svetlana Kuznetsova, #7 Yanina Wickmayer and #8 Monica Niculescu.

One notable first round match is a repeat of one of the 2011 ASB Classic semifinals in defending champion Greta Arn against Goerges. Pennetta plays Romanian Sorana Cristea while Vinci plays Canada's Rebecca Marino. Seeds Kuznetsova and Niculescu also face qualifiers in their first matches.

New Zealanders Marina Erakovic and Sacha Jones will face tough first round opponents as Erakovic faces US Open semifinalist Angelique Kerber and Jones gets British #1 Elena Baltacha.

To see the full draw, click here.