More rumours emerged at the ASB Classic long lunch at the Glasshouse on Wednesday that former world No 1, Caroline Wozniacki, 29, might be adding more glamour to the star line-up after her brother Patrik leaked that she would be starting the year in Auckland.

Organisers would also not confirm the rumours that Instagram star Genie Bouchard, 25, would return to the Classic next year.

Spy thinks it's a fair bet they will both join tennis legends Serena Williams, Bianca Andreescu, (who recently won the US Open, beating Williams in the final,), and Julia Goerges, winner of the last two ASB Classics.

Four ambassadors for the 2020 Classic were at the lunch. Social media influencer Hannah Barrett, wife of All Black Beauden, celebrity chef Josh Emett and Gavin Correia and Marty Rich of the Jupiter Project.


All four will act as insiders for the tournament, giving their followers insights into the hottest places to be at the event, courtside etiquette, do's and don'ts and fashion inspiration.

Each of them is a long-time fan of the tournament. The Barrett's enjoyed time at the classic this year ahead of their nuptials in January.

Hannah is the go-to guide on fashion. Emett, a member of the Mission Bay Tennis Club, will know the best places to eat and drink at Serve, and Jupiter Project the best places to be entertained courtside (they hinted they will be giving one of the players DJing lessons).

The 2019 ASB Classic at the ASB Tennis Centre. Photo / Getty Images
The 2019 ASB Classic at the ASB Tennis Centre. Photo / Getty Images

"The ASB Classic is always a highlight of my summer calendar so I'm feeling privileged to come on board as one of their Ambassadors for the 2020 tournament," Barrett tells Spy.

Hotspots in the Stanley St surrounds include the Moët & Chandon Ice Rocks Lounge, with its signature cabanas which will be the place to be seen at the ASB Classic. Also returning is the Heineken Bar, and a rejuvenated Babich Wine Bar.

L'Or Espresso promises to be a welcome new addition with the French brand offering espresso martinis as well as coffee. And a very British G & T will be on offer at The 1783 Cocktail Bar, brought to punters by Schweppes.

On the food front the Auckland Food Alley – located opposite Courts 2 & 4 – will feature pop-up outlets from some of the city's most exciting restaurants including Emett's Hawker & Roll and Michael Dearth's Baduzzi.