The WTA Auckland Open, also known as ASB Classic, is a professional women’s tennis tournament that takes place in Auckland, New Zealand every year. Get the latest WTA Auckland Open Tips & Odds below.
The event is played in the first week of January and it is generally among the first few tournaments of the season on the WTA Tour.
Auckland Open is classified as a WTA International tournament, wherein, the champion is awarded 280 points. Despite the lack of points up for grabs, many high profile players attend this event, owing to its proximity to Australia.
Given that the Australian Open is played a few weeks after the ASB Classic, this event serves as a fantastic practice run for the big showdown.
Additionally, Auckland Open is the sole international tennis tournament that is played in New Zealand. This is the best opportunity for all the Kiwis to enjoy some quality tennis action, without spending exorbitant prices. The WTA ASB Classic 2018 will be played from January 1-6, at the ASB Tennis Centre.
The defending champion is the young American Lauren Davis, who defeated the 19-year-old Croat Ana Konjuh in the final. The tournament also featured some of the big guns like Caroline Wozniacki, along with Serena and Venus Williams.
Davis was lucky enough to avoid them, owing to shocking exits in the initial rounds. Having won her sole title of the career, she moved on to have a rather uneventful season in 2017. While it is possible that we may see her back in Auckland to defend her title, the odds of her doing so successfully are pretty steep.
The big question then is, who will win the WTA Auckland in 2018 if the big-ticket players do participate in the competition? Get the latest WTA Auckland Open tips, predictions & odds below.
The player list for the 2018 WTA Auckland Open will be revealed in the coming months. Once we have those details, we’ll update them here.