Auckland singles final postponed by rain

The ASB Classic singles final between Italy’s Flavia Pennetta
and China’s Zheng Jie was postponed until Sunday because of rain
Saturday.

Organizers made the decision late Saturday saying the final will
be played indoors if rain persists.

Fourth-seeded Pennetta, the world No. 20, will attempt to win
her 10th career singles title, while unseeded Zheng is bidding for
her fourth title from six finals appearances.

The doubles final was played indoors, with third-seeded Andrea
Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic beating
Pennetta and Germany’s Julia Goerges 6-7 (2), 6-2, 10-7.