Zheng Jie won the ASB Classic in Auckland today when opponent Flavia Pennetta retired during the final; the score was 2-6, 6-3, 2-0. Pennetta had to stop playing because of a lower back injury. This is great news for Zheng, who hasn't won a title in a long time. The bad news is that Pennetta now joins the ranks of the injured, with the Australian Open only days away.
The Czech team of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka won the doubles title yesterday. They defeated Pennetta and her partner, Julia Goerges, 6-7, 6-2, 10-7.