Friday January 9th, 2015

Venus Williams and Svetlana Kuznetsova are in Auckland for the ASB Classic tournament, but they found a little time in their schedules for the most important exhibition match in tennis history, using dogs in place of ball boys.

The video describes the dogs as "the best ball boys in the world," and after watching the clip it is hard to disagree with them.

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The dogs seemed to have opposite effects on the two players, as Williams has advanced to the final in the ASB Classic, while Kuznetsova was ousted in the first round by WTA No. 153 Lucie Hradecka.

Brendan Maloy

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