Serena and Venus, meet Julian and Ardie.
Sisters Serena and Venus Williams - arguably the greatest doubles combination in the history of tennis - will make a special appearance before the ASB Classic in a charity match against All Black brothers Julian and Ardie Savea.
The exhibition doubles match, which ASB Classic director Karl Budge says will be a "mix of sibling doubles and mixed doubles", will take place at Stanley St on Sunday January 1, with all proceeds from ticket sales going to the Kaikoura earthquake fund.
"ASB have come up with the idea so hats off to them," said Budge. Serena and Venus were very quick to get on board and I'm sure they will enjoy it. It's a nice way of getting them on court and will give some other people a chance to see them, given that tickets are at such a premium for the ASB Classic."
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Budge said he knows "very little" about the tennis abilities of the Savea brothers, but said that "the personalities will match up very well".
Budge added that some other players are likely to be involved, which could include New Zealand No1 Marina Erakvoic and newly crowned New Zealand Residentals champion Jade Lewis.
Tickets to the event will cost $30.