The Auckland Open is one of the first few tournaments in the WTA calendar but according to the latest information from the organisers, it will not be played in 2021 because of the pandemic. Find below all the information about this tournament including the WTA Auckland Open live streaming and all the TV watching options.
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Despite the lack of points on offer, this low-profile competition usually attracts high-ranked players because of its close proximity to the Australian Open that is played weeks from it.
What adds to its charm is that the Auckland Open is the only WTA tennis tournament played in New Zealand allowing some of the Kiwi women players to participate in it. It’s played on outdoor hard court surfaces with the winner of the tournament to earn 280 points and a total prize money of $250,000.
2021 WTA Auckland Open Schedule & Dates
The 2021 edition of the Auckland Open has been cancelled because of the pandemic.
The WTA Auckland for 2020 was one of the first tournaments for the women’s singles circuit with the competition beginning on January 6, 2020. It went on till January 12 when the final was played while the qualifying rounds were held two days before the start of the main draw.
Player List for 2021 WTA Auckland Open
Serena Williams headed the draw at the 2020 Auckland Open which made this one of the early tournaments to follow in the season. Also joining her were Petra Martic and Amanda Anisimovia among other players. Here’s a list of the top players who played in the 2020 Auckland Open.
Seeded Players: Serena Williams, Petra Martic, Amanda Anismova, Julia Goerges, Caroline Wozniacki, Rebecca Peterson, Caroline Garcia
Others: Eugenie Bouchard
What Happened at the 2020 WTA Auckland Open?
Her first title since 2017, Serena Williams finally emerged victorious at the Auckland Open defeating Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-4.
Williams defeated Camilla Giorgi, Christina McHale and Laura Siegemund to reach the semi-finals of the tournament where she demolished Amanda Anisimova 6-1, 6-1 to take one step closer to getting her 73rd WTA title.
An impressive feat in itself, Williams also partnered up with Caroline Wozniacki and the duo managed to reach the finals of the doubles category but fell to the American duo of Taylor Townsend and Asia Muhammad 4-6, 4-6.
Wozniacki, in the singles category, had the chance of facing her close friend in the finals but was defeated by Pegula in the semi-finals who fought her from a set down.
With the former world no.1 chasing Margaret Court’s record, her promising form ahead of the Australian Open suggests that Williams may just win her 24th Grand Slam at Melbourne Park.
Julia Goerges became the third women’s singles player to successfully defend her title at the Auckland Open, as she defeated Bianca Andreescu in the final of the competition. She came back from a set down to clinch the title, after having defeated Caroline Wozniacki in the final in 2018.
Goerges, who was the second seed in the tournament, was a straight-set winner over Johanna Larsson and Mona Barthel in her first two rounds before getting stretched by Eugenie Bouchard in the quarterfinal where the final set went into a tie-breaker. Goerges then defeated Viktoria Kuzmova in the semifinal in straight sets again to make it to the title-decider.
Second seeded Caroline Wozniacki was knocked out in the second round while Venus Williams made it to the quarterfinal.
This was after Goerges had beaten Caroline Wozniacki in the final 6-4, 7-6 to clinch the 2018 title. In 2018, Wozniacki defeated American qualifier Sachia Vickery in straight sets in the first semi-final while Goerges was a 6-4, 6-1 winner over Hsieh Su-wei in the other semi-final.
Previous 10 WTA Auckland Open Title Winners
2020: Serena Williams
2019: Julia Goerges
2018: Julia Goerges
2017: Lauren Davis
2016: Sloane Stephens
2015: Venus Williams
2014: Ana Ivanovic
2013: Agnieszka Radwanska
2012: Zheng Jie
2011: Greta Am
2010: Yanina Wickmayer
Watch the 2020 WTA Auckland Open Live Streaming Online
You can watch (and bet) on the WTA Auckland Open live streaming with bet365.com. This is how you can do it in just a few simple steps:
- Go to www.bet365.com
- Register with www.bet365.com (or log in to you account)
- Pre-fund your account by depositing $10 (or equivalent currency). You can either let that remain in your account or should have bet in the 24 hours before the live streaming
- Select the WTA Auckland Open live streaming option by clicking on Live Streaming on the top
In order to avail of this service, this site requires you to register with them and then either deposit a sum of $10 into your account (or register as mentioned here) or watch the live streaming by betting on any sport in the past 24 hours. Remember geo-restrictions could apply.
You can also watch the Auckland Open live streaming with a few other sites as well. The list can be found below, but remember geo-restrictions will be applicable.
Other Tennis Live Streaming Options
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|Betfair||To watch tennis live streams, customers must have a funded account. Grand Slams might not be live streamed.||Click Here|
There is one other method to be able to watch the WTA Auckland Open live streaming and that is to use the WTATV.com website. You can subscribe to it by paying a monthly subscription fee of $9.99 and watch not just the Auckland Open but also other WTA tennis tournaments.
WTA Auckland Open Live on TV
The TV channels telecasting the WTA Auckland live will be revealed as the tournament draws closer.