Latest 29 Dec 2013

Red carpet rolled out for players'party

Red carpet rolled out for players'party

Glamour was the call of the day as the stars of the 2014 ASB Classic enjoyed a rare evening off with a cocktail party hosted at The Mezzanine in the Cloud.

Sponsored by Moët & Chandon the players enjoyed the best of our local cuisine ac- companied by Moet’s finest drop. The players took the opportunity to sign a rare $28,000 solid gold bottle of Moët that will feature at the Moët Champagne lounge during the tournament.

Ana Ivanovic was statuesque in an elegant white flowing top, black trousers and strappy black heels that was a crowd pleaser with the media and invited guests. For Ana it was also catch up time with fellow touring players and best pals, Sorana Cirstea and Tamira Paszek.

Venus Williams was a hit on the evening being constantly surrounded by well-wishers and fans looking for their moment in the sun with the iconic sportswoman.

With a backdrop of the Auckland Harbour and Hauraki Gulf guests were entertained by New Zealand’s own Ria Hall and the tournament DJ Isaac Aesili.

Tournament Director, Karl Budge, welcomed the players to Auckland and thanked them for their support ahead of a week of intense competition and crowd pleasing tennis...