By Stephanie Neppl
The French Open doubles champions are now the ASB Classic victors.
The Czech pair of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Haradecka were too strong for the new pairing of Flavia Pennetta and Julia Goerges in today’s ASB Classic doubles final which was forced indoors because of heavy rain.
But the Grand Slam champions were taken to three sets by the Italian and German in a match that swung one way and then the other within minutes.
In the super tiebreak third set the Czechs took out the match 6-7 (2) 6-2 10-7 with a couple of simple mistakes being the difference between the two pairings.
Stephanie Neppl is in Auckland, New Zealand covering the ASB Classic for the tournament web site. She isÂ the Social Media Manager for Tennis Auckland covering the ASB Classic and Heineken Open.
Auckland, New Zealand
January 2-7, 2012
Results – Saturday, January 7, 2012
Doubles – Final
(3) Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) d. (4) Goerges/Pennetta (GER/ITA) 67(2) 62 107 (Match TB)
Order Of Play – Sunday, January 8, 2012
Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Singles Final: Flavia Pennetta vs. Zheng Jie