The 50th World No., Slovakia Victoria Kuzmova, prevailed over Slovene Tamara Zidanshek, who ranks 79th in the WTA ranking, with a score of 6/2, 7/6 (3) at the start of the tournament in Auckland. The meeting lasted 1 hour and 25 minutes. During this time, the 20-year-old Kuzmova performed nine aces, made a mistake once when serving and sold two break points, and the 21-year-old Zidanshek once fed through, made three double mistakes and did not make a single break. Previously, athletes with each other have not met. In the second round of the ASB Classic competition, Kuzmova will play either with an American, Sophia Kenin, or with a Croat Petra Martic.