Kohlschreiber beats Ferrero to claim Auckland Open title

Serena Williams wins opening match in Auckland

  • ontennis
  • 03 January 2017
  • 02:01

Serena Williams mixed flashes of form and occasional bouts of frustration as she ended four months on the sidelines with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Pauline Parmentier on Tuesday in the first round of the ASB Classic.

Top-seeded Williams had to wait an extra day to make her first appearance of 2017 because rain forced the postponement of her first-round match on Monday.

Del Potro to meet Querrey in Auckland final

  • dst
  • 16 January 2009
  • 10:01

Top seed Juan Martin del Potro will play sixth seeded American Sam Querrey in the Auckland Open final after both advanced to the title match in contrasting style on Friday.

Querrey recovered from a set down and saved a match point to beat Spanish second seed David Ferrer 3-6 6-3 7-6 before Del Potro overwhelmed third-seeded Swede Robin Soderling 6-4 6-3.

Kohlschreiber survives third set scare in Auckland

  • dst
  • 14 January 2009
  • 02:01

Champion Philipp Kohlschreiber fought back from a third-set break of serve to beat Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-4 4-6 7-6 in a tense second round clash at the Auckland Open on Wednesday.

The pair, who met in last year's final, traded the first two sets before former world number one Ferrero broke the German in the seventh game of the decider and an upset seemed on the cards.

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