American tennis player Venus Williams was unable to overcome the barrier of the quarterfinals in Auckland, losing in three sets to Canadian Bianca Andreescu – 7/6 (1), 1/6, 3/6. The match lasted 2 hours and 24 minutes. The 39th racket of the world, 38-year-old Venus, took the rival five times and made six double faults. 18-year-old Bianca, who occupies the 152nd line of the world table of ranks, recorded nine breaks and three aces, having made a mistake seven times when submitting. Previously the athletes have not met.