ASB CLASSIC HEATS UP
Heading into the business-end of the tournament, tennis fans couldn't wish for a more exciting line-up with the likes of Williams, Ivanovic and Flipkens taking to centre court, as well as USA's Lauren Davis.
Lauren Davis dashed Kiwi hopes in the first round knocking out NZ number one, Marina Erakovic. She will meet USA number three, Jamie Hampton in today's quarterfinals.
Meanwhile, Spain's Garbine Muguruza will take on Venus Williams, Japan's Kurimi Nara will play former world number one, Ana Ivanovic, and Kirsten Flipkens is to meet qualifier Sachie Ishizu (204), who knocked out world number 72, Julia Goerges in the second round.