The 32nd world number one, Croat Petra Martic, failed to cope with American Sofia Kenin, who is ranked 52nd in the WTA ranking, in the first round of the ASB Classic tournament – 5/7, 6/2, 2/6. The meeting lasted 2 hours and 4 minutes. During this time, 27-year-old Martić filed 11 times, made five double faults and made four breaks, and 20-year-old Kenin completed six aces, never mistakenly serving, and realized five break points. Previously, athletes with each other have not met. Slovakia Victoria Kuzmova will be the next rival for Kenin in Auckland.