ASB Classic wins International Tournament of the Year
Players must pick one tournament in the region they believe has operated at the highest level of professionalism and integrity. The WTA players chose Auckland due to the excellence of their staff and organization, passionate fans, dedication to the sport and the level of the field.
“This is a great honor, and is a testament to the phenomenal job the Auckland staff do day in day out in making this tournament a great experience for both fans who come to watch the tennis and the athletes who compete each year”, said WTA CEO Steve Smith.
It is the fourth year in a row the ASB Classic has won the Tournament of the Year award at the annual WTA Year-End awards.
"We are certainly punching above our weight and to be considered one of the best events in the second biggest professional sport is a great credit to the team. To have the players say they love what we do is a great pat on the back," said Tournament Director Karl Budge.