At the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, No.7 Coco Gauff won her maiden title of the year after defeating Spanish qualifier Rebeka Masarova 6-1, 6-1 in the championship match. Gauff hasn't won a championship since 2021 Parma, and this is her first victory on a hard court since winning in Linz in 2019.
The 18-year-old American's dominant week came to a close with a straight-set triumph over Masarova. Through five matches, she only dropped 22 games while failing to drop a set.
Gauff, who was the top seed in Auckland, played well despite the unpredictability and rain that plagued the city all week. In order to keep the tournament on schedule, indoor courts had to be used.