By Britwatch Team

  • Top Seeds: Serena Williams, Petra Martic, Amanda Anisimova, Julia Goerges
  • Defending Champion: Julia Goerges
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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – Serena Williams tops the field this year, and will offer fans double the fun as she teams up with Caroline Wozniacki in the doubles for her farewell tour.

 

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Tournament Fast Facts

Level WTA International
Surface Hard (O)
Singles Draw 32
Doubles Draw 16
Prize Money $251,750
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Top seeds [1] Serena Williams

[2] Petra Martic

[3] Amanda Anisimova

[4] Julia Goerges

[5] Caroline Wozniacki

[6] Rebecca Peterson

[7] Jelena Ostapenko

[8] Caroline Garcia

Top Half [1] Serena Williams

[7] Jelena Ostapenko

[3] Amanda Anisimova

[8] Caroline Garcia

Bottom Half [5] Caroline Wozniacki

[4] Julia Goerges

[6] Rebecca Peterson

[2] Petra Martic

 

Draw & Results

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Order of Play
Singles
Doubles
Qualifying

 

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[1] Serena Williams

It is not very often that Williams does a lot warm-up events, much less WTA International level ones and her past visit to Auckland saw her get just one win, not that it held her back as she won the Australian Open.

On paper, Williams should coast all the way to the final, but she has not played since losing in the US Open final and can have a tendency to be a little rusty. With a couple of first time meetings as well, Williams will need to be ready for a solid run.

Williams’ Path to the Final (Ranking/Seeding)

  • R1: Svetlana Kuznetsova | H2H: Williams leads 10-3
  • R2: Christina McHale | H2H: Williams leads 3-0
  • QF: Jelena Ostapenko [7] | H2H: First meeting
  • SF: Amanda Anisimova [3] | H2H: First meeting
  • F: Petra Martic [2] | H2H: Williams leads 1-0

 

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[2] Petra Martic

Petra Martic in the third round of Roland Garros 2019, France

Petra Martic in the third round of Roland Garros 2019, France | Jimmie48 Tennis Photography

Some solid results in 2019 saw Martic hit a career high of No. 15 in the world, and will look to go far better than her first round exit last year. She does have a few potential stumbling blocks in her way with a few losing head to heads, potentially as early as the second round.

Martic’s Path to the Final (Ranking/Seeding)

  • R1: Alison Van Uytvanck | H2H: Martic leads 1-0
  • R2: Alizé Cornet | H2H: Cornet leads 1-0
  • QF: Rebecca Peterson [6] | H2H: Martic leads 1-0
  • SF: Julia Goerges [4] | H2H: Goerges leads 2-0
  • F: Serena Williams [1] | H2H: Williams leads 1-0

 

[3] Amanda Anisimova

Amanda Anisimova in the fourth round of Roland Garros 2019, France

Amanda Anisimova in the fourth round of Roland Garros 2019, France | Jimmie48 Tennis Photography

Last year’s quarter-finalist returns having been tantalisingly close to breaking the Top 20 last year. Anisimova will be an unknown quantity to all but one of her opponents, and splits wins with potential finalist Martic.

Anisimova’s Path to the Final (Ranking/Seeding)

  • R1: Kateryna Kozlova | First meeting
  • R2: Carla Suárez Navarro | First meeting
  • QF: Caroline Garcia [8] | First meeting
  • SF: Serena Williams [1] | First meeting
  • F: Petra Martic [2] | H2H tied 1-1

 

[4] Julia Goerges

Julia Goerges in the first round of Wimbledon2018

Julia Goerges in the first round of Wimbledon 2018 | Jimmie48 Tennis Photography

Two-time champion Goerges is on the hunt for a three-peat as she returns to the ASB Classic. On paper she has great records against her potential opponents from the quarter-final on, but should she meet Williams in the final, she would have to register her first win against her to earn a third straight ASB Classic crown.

Goerges’ Path to the Final (Ranking/Seeding)

  • R1: Qualifier
  • R2: Jill Teichmann | First meeting
  • QF: Caroline Wozniacki [5] | H2H: Goerges leads 6-4
  • SF: Petra Martic [2] | H2H: Goerges leads 2-0
  • F: Serena Williams [1] | H2H: Williams leads 5-0

 

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The ASB Classic takes place between 6-12 January (+13 hours)

 

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