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.
2023 US Open Champion Coco Gauff will return to ASB Classic 2024 to defend her title. She isn’t the only big name playing 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 Auckland 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; starting with the women’s tournament which is followed by the men’s event the day after.
This year will mark the 37th edition of the women’s event and the 46th edition of the men’s event. The title sponsor for the Auckland Open is ASB Bank based in New Zealand.
|Auckland, New Zealand
|ASB Tennis Centre
|32 S, 16 D
WTA ASB Classic 2024 Results
Coco Gauff Successfully thwarting a determined challenge from Elina Svitolina, she secures her second consecutive Auckland title with a hard-fought victory of 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3. While in the doubles, no 2 seeded pair Anna Danilina and Viktoria Hruncakova clinched the doubles title from top-seeded pair Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Marie Bouzkova.
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ASB Classic 2023 Results
American young star Coco Gauff won the 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, and then changing to a Tier V event when the Tier system was established. It would be upgraded to Tier IV, and downgraded back to Tier V for a year, only to be upgraded once again the next year.
From 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 in 2023.
ASB Classic Winners
Some notable previous champions at the Auckland Open include the Williams sisters, Sloane Stephens, Coco Gauff 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.
|Anna Danilina / Viktoria Hruncakova
|Aldila Sutjiadi / Miyu Kato
|Asia Muhammad / Taylor Townsend
|Eugenie Bouchard / Sofia Kenin
|Sara Errani / Bibiane Schoofs
|Kiki Bertens / Johanna Larsson
|Elise Mertens / An-Sophie Mestach
ASB Classic 2024 Prize Money
The ASB Classic Auckland, a premier tennis tournament, boasts substantial prize money, drawing top-tier players to its courts. The prize money for this esteemed event often reflects the competition’s prestige and significance in the tennis world.
The Prize money for the 2024 WTA ASB Classic is $267,082, a 3% increase compared to 2023. The total amount in the prize fund for the 2023 WTA ASB Classic was $259,303. We will be looking at the prize distribution of the ASB Classic 2024 below.
|Singles Prize Money
|Doubles Prize Money
Keep in mind the prize money distribution and the amount may be different.
ASB Classic Players 2024
Coco Gauff, world no. 3 and 2023 US Open champion will headline the Auckland Open 2024 as the top 10 picks as the event is restricted to only 1 top 10 player.
The reigning champion Coc Gauff will start the 2024 campaign to defend her title along with WTA 2023 Comeback Player of the Year, Elina Svitolina The full player list is as follows.
ASB Classic Singles Top Seeds
ASB Classic Singles Wild Card Entries
- Amanda Anisimova
- Emma Raducanu
- Caroline Wozniacki
SEE ALSO: ATP ASB Classic Auckland Players List
ASB Classic 2024 Draw
The ASB Classic draw unveils the thrilling matchups set to unfold in this prestigious tennis tournament The ASB Classic draw showcases top-ranked players vying for victory on the court.
The tournament will have 32 singles and 16 doubles draws. 4 qualifiers will join 28 main singles draws. It will be released on the official website as the tournament progresses.
WTA ASB Classic 2024 Dates, Schedule
The ASB Classic, a prestigious tennis tournament, showcases top-tier talent and thrilling matches in Auckland, New Zealand. Its schedule spans across several days, featuring both men’s and women’s singles and doubles events.
The tournament will be held across a week from the 1st to the 7th of January 2024. The qualifying rounds are set to be played on the 30th and 31st of December 2023. WTA ASB Classic 2024 Schedule is:
Keep in mind the schedule may be different and subject to change.
WTA ASB Classic 2024 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 6th and 7th.
They can be purchased from Ticketek. The tickets come in 3 types standard ticket, ground pass, or corporate, to learn more about the ticket types and corporate hospitality provided, click the link below.