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Players Ring In 2013 On The Tour

It’s time to say goodbye to 2012 and welcome in a new year – 2013! All around the world, players are celebrating the new year – some with bubbly, some with fireworks, some with wins and one with a new ring:

Maria Kirilenko is really ringing in the new year. Her now fiancé, Alex Ovechkin, tweeted:

Auckland’s first to see 2013 and Judy Murray said they welcomed it right:

Genie Bouchard is also in Auckland and watched the fireworks from her hotel: Happy New Year from Auckland, New Zealand! Fireworks on the Sky Tower (tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere). Here’s a pic from our hotel balcony. Sofia Arvidsson ended her 2012 on a winning note, beating Sam Stosur:

Don’t expect Maria Sharapova to be a party animal. She told JustJared: “With Australia being hours ahead of the states, I get to ring in the new year before my friends. This year, my family and team will go to dinner then maybe a fireworks show then it’s off to bed as the Australian Open will be in full swing.” (via JustJared)

From PseudoFed:

Caroline Wozniacki didn’t end 2012 on the best of notes (lost to Ksenia Pervak in Brisbane) but still spread some New Year cheer:

Laura Robson celebrated with her sister:

Wimbledon doubles champ Freddie Nielsen brought in the new year in a nice way:

Novak Djokovic wishes us a Happy New Year from Perth:

A jet lagged Venus Williams looked fab with her friends in Perth at the Hopman Cup ball:

Darren Cahill rang in 2013 with Alicia Molik and Roger Rasheed:

….and Ana Ivanovic:

Ana Ivanovic sent a message via Facebook: Fernando Verdasco (and his dad) give 2013 a thumbs up:

Victoria Azarenka had the necessities to ring in a new year:

From Chennai, Janko Tipsarevic sends peace: May that one wish,which you deeply and truly want,come true to each and everyone of you!Happy New Year!!! Kim Clijsters sent love:

(Source: Twitter, Facebook, WhoSay)



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