The 14th racket of the world, Julia Görges, from Germany, prevailed over Swede Johanna Larsson, who is 75th in the WTA ranking, with a score of 6/0, 6/4 at the start of the tournament in Auckland. Tennis players spent 57 minutes on the court. During this time, the 30-year-old Görges completed seven aces, once made a mistake when serving and sold five break points, and her peer from Sweden once let it through, made five double mistakes and made one break. Earlier in personal meetings was 3: 1 in favor of the Swedes. The next rival Gerges at the ASB Classic competition will be the German Mona Bartel, who turned out to be stronger than Spaniard Silvia Soler-Espinosa, – 6/2, 7/6 (1).