WTA ASB Classic 2023 Results, Prize Money, Players List, Tickets
The Auckland Open, better known by its sponsored name the ASB Classic is an annual hardcourt outdoor tennis tournament played at the beginning of the new tennis season.
Venus Williams is about to make her return to professional tennis in Auckland, New Zealand. She isn’t the only big name returning to tennis through the Auckland Open, however. So with both anticipated resurgences and top-ranking players set to participate, all eyes are placed on the ASB Classic. To learn more about the event, keep on reading.
WTA ASB Classic Tennis Tournament
The event is played on both the ATP and WTA tours as an ATP 250 and WTA 250 event respectively. Both tournaments are played back to back across 2 weeks’ time; starting with the women’s tournament which is followed by the men’s event the day after. This year will mark the 36th edition of the women’s event and the 45th edition of the men’s event. The event is also returning after a 2-year absence from the tour due to the Covid-19 pandemic that saw multiple tour events canceled. The title sponsor for the Auckland Open is ASB Bank based in New Zealand.
|Location||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Venue||ASB Tennis Centre|
|Tour category||WTA 250|
|Draw||32 S, 16 D|
ASB Classic 2023 Results
American young star Coco Gauff wons ASB Classic 2023 singles title. Coco played the final against Spanish star Rebeka Masarova and defeated her by a comprehensive margin (6-1, 6-1). Coco picked up her 3rd career WTA title without dropping a single set in ASB Classic. This is the second consecutive title belonging to an American lady (Serena Williams- 2020).
In the doubles championship, Aldila Sutjiadi of Poland and Miyu Kato of Japan played the final against Leylah Fernandez and Bethanie Mattek-Sands. In the final, Sutjiadi and Kato won a title in the final set (1-6, 7-5, 10-4).
ASB Classic History and Previous Winners
The Auckland Open has been a part of the WTA Tour for almost 4 decades. The event has gone through multiple tour category changes, starting as a Category 1 event, then changing to a Tier V event when the Tier system was established. It would be upgraded to Tier IV, downgraded back to Tier V for a year, only to be upgraded once again the next year.
Then 2009 onwards the event was an international event until the tour was streamlined in 2020. Now for the first time, the event holds the WTA 250 tour tier. It has had numerous names as well as many venues. Due to covid 19, the event was abandoned for 2 consecutive years in 2021 and 2022 but is set to make its return now.
ASB Classic Winners
Some notable previous champions at the Auckland Open include the Williams sisters, Sloane Stephens, Ana Ivanovic, Lindsay Davenport, Elene Dementieva, and more. From the last 5 editions, the most notable winner is Julia Gorges who won 2 consecutive titles in 2018 and 2019, becoming the 3rd woman ever to win both 2 and 2 consecutive titles since the WTA Auckland Open’s inception in 1985.
|Year||Singles Champion||Doubles Champions|
|2023||Coco Gauff||Aldila Sutjiadi / Miyu Kato|
|2020||Serena Williams||Asia Muhammad / Taylor Townsend|
|2019||Julia Gorges||Eugenie Bouchard / Sofia Kenin|
|2018||Julia Gorges||Sara Errani / Bibiane Schoofs|
|2017||Lauren Davis||Kiki Bertens / Johanna Larsson|
|2016||Sloane Stephens||Elise Mertens / An-Sophie Mestach|
WTA ASB Classic Prize Money and Ranking Points
The Prize money for the 2023 WTA ASB Classic is $259,303, -5.71% down compared to 2020. The total amount in the prize fund for the 2020 WTA ASB Classic was $275,000.We will be looking at the prize distribution of the ASB Classic 2023 below. T
|Stage||Singles Prize Money||Doubles Prize Money||WTA Points|
Keep in mind the prize money distribution and the amount may be different.
WTA ASB Classic Players List
Coco Gauff, world no. 7 and French Open runner-up will headline the Woman’s ASB Classic as the top 10 picks as the Auckland Open is restricted to only 1 top 10 player. Apart from Venus Williams, Emma Raducanu the 2021 US Open Champion, and Sofia Kenin the 2020 Australian Open champion, have both selected Auckland to be their stage for their return to tennis.
The event will also feature dormer champions like Sloane Stephens and Lauren Davis who won the title in 2016 and 2017 respectively. The reigning champion Serena Williams will however not be returning to defend her title, instead, her older sister, Venus will have a go at winning the Auckland Open title, possibly for her 2nd title. The full player list is as follows.
ASB Classic Singles Top Seeds
WTA ASB Classic Singles Wild Card Entries
- Venus Williams
- Sofia Kenin
- Brenda Fruhvirtova
- Karolina Muchova
WTA ASB Classic Doubles Top Seeds
|1||Erin Routliffe / Caroline Dolehide||30/33|
|2||Eri Hozumi / Tamara Zidansek||35/49|
|3||Aldila Sutjiadi / Miyu Kato||46/50|
|4||Angela Kulikov / Sophie Chang||58/63|
The participating player’s list may be subject to change.
WTA ASB Classic Draws
The tournament will have 32 singles and 16 doubles draws that will be released on the official website as the tournament progresses.
WTA ASB Classic 2023 Dates
The tournament will be held across a week from the 2nd-8th of January with qualifying rounds set to be played on the 30th and 31st of December 2022.
WTA ASB Classic 2023 Schedule
Event organizers have not released a full event schedule but should be identical or similar to previous editions. For our purposes, we have based the schedule for the upcoming WTA ASB Classic on the 2020 version.
|Date||Singles Matches||Doubles Matches|
|2nd January||Round 1||Round 1|
|3rd January||Round 1||Round 1|
|4th January||Round 2||Quarter Final|
|5th January||Round 2||Quarter Final|
|6th January||Quarter Final||Semi-Final|
Keep in mind the schedule may be different and subject to change.
WTA ASB Classic 2023 Tickets
Tickets for the WTA ASB Classic are valid per day/night session with 2 sessions per day of the event, except for the first 2 opening days; the 2nd and the 3rd, as well as the last 2 days of the event; the 7th and 8th.
They can be purchased from Ticketek. The tickets come in 3 types; a standard ticket, ground pass, or corporate. To learn more about the ticket types and corporate hospitality provided, click the link below.