Welcome to Auckland, New Zealand! Together with Brisbane, Auckland is the first tournament of season 2009! Many changes will come with the new calendar as the start was already pushed back one week later. Defending champion Lindsay Davenport won't be here to defend the title because of her pregnancy. But you can enjoy watching players like Elena Dementieva, Caroline Wozniacki or Nicole Vaidisova. Who can win the first title of 2009? Will it be some from favourites or outsiders? Vote now as the ASB Classic gets underway with the main draw action!
PYW Rankings - Updated with new scoring systemRanking Points:W - 280
F - 200
SF - 130
QF - 70
R16 - 30
R32 - 1
Qualifier - 16*
Q3 - 10
Q2 - 6
Q1 - 1
* If a qualifier loses in the first round, no first round points are awarded on top of the qualifying points.
Previous Finals:2006: Daniela Hantuchova SVK  beat Nadia Petrova RUS  | 6-0 6-22007: Daniela Hantuchova SVK  beat Marta Domachowska POL [Q]| 6-3 3-6 6-42008: Lindsay Davenport USA beat Vera Zvonareva RUS | 7-5 6-3
The Favourites:First Quarter:Elena Dementieva RUS Second Quarter:Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP Third Quarter: Marta Domachowska POLFourth Quarter:Caroline Wozniacki DEN 
Elena Dementieva RUS  vs Petra Cetkovska CZE Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP  vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS 
Anne Keothavong GBR vs Marta Domachowska POL Nicole Vaidisova CZE  vs Caroline Wozniacki DEN