1 Nov 2013

Venus Williams to play in Auckland

8:12 am on 1 November 2013

The former world tennis number one Venus Williams will play the ASB Classic in Auckland this summer.

The winner of 7 grand slam singles titles has slipped to 50 in the world rankings following of on-going health issues.

33-year-old Williams joins Ana Ivanovic, Laura Robson and Monica Puig in what is shaping up to be the strongest ASB Classic field yet.

Williams current ranking of 50 is one place behind New Zealander Marina Erakovic.