At least one of the three New Zealanders in the main draw for next week's ASB Tennis Classic will progress to the second round.
The draw has been made in Auckland and New Zealand number one Marina Erakovic will meet another local Ellen Barry in the first round. Barry is making her first appearance in the main draw at the Classic.
Seventeen-year-old Aucklander Sacha Jones will face the tournament's top seed, Russian Vera Zvonareva.
Former world number one Lindsay Davenport plays compatriot Laura Granville.
- NEWSTALK ZB