The ASB Classic (Auckland Open) is an annual tennis tournament that is played on outdoor hard courts in Auckland, New Zealand.
The event is held over two weeks and is a combined ATP/WTA event with the WTA tournament being held in the first week and the ATP tournament in the second week.
I have put together the below guide so you can find out more about the Draw, Tickets, Schedule, Players, and Prize Money for the 2023 Auckland Open.
2023 ASB Classic
|Location:||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Tour Level:||ATP 250/WTA 250|
|Court Surface:||Outdoor Hard Courts|
|Draw Size:||32 Singles, 16 Doubles|
|Prize Money:||ATP: $610,010, WTA: $251,750 (2020)|
The 2023 Auckland Open will be held from the 2nd to the 14th of January 2023 with the women’s event being held from Monday, the 2nd of January to Sunday, the 8th of January while the men’s event will be held from Monday, the 9th of January to Saturday, the 14th of January.
Both competitions will be used by many players as a warm up tournament ahead of the Australian Open in Melbourne.
Tickets for 2023 are for sale through the tournament’s official ticketing partner Ticketek.
The official entry list for 2023 has not been released yet but below is a selection of players who are expected to play in Auckland in 2023.
- Casper Ruud
- Coco Gauff
- Leylah Fernandez
- Cameron Norrie
I will update the above list as soon as more names are confirmed for the event.
Below is the expected schedule for the 2023 singles competitions in Auckland. Please note that this schedule is subject to change.
|Day 1 – Monday||2 January 2023||WTA 1st Round Matches|
|Day 2 – Tuesday||3 January 2023||WTA 1st Round Matches|
|Day 3 – Wednesday||4 January 2023||WTA 2nd Round Matches|
|Day 4 – Thursday||5 January 2023||WTA 2nd Round Matches|
|Day 5 – Friday||6 January 2023||WTA Quarterfinal Matches|
|Day 6 – Saturday||7 January 2023||WTA Semifinal Matches|
|Day 7 – Sunday||8 January 2023||WTA Final|
|Day 8 – Monday||9 January 2023||ATP 1st Round Matches|
|Day 9 – Tuesday||10 January 2023||ATP 1st Round Matches|
|Day 10 – Wednesday||11 January 2023||ATP 2nd Round Matches|
|Day 11 – Thursday||12 January 2023||ATP Quarterfinal Matches|
|Day 12 – Friday||13 January 2023||ATP Semifinal Matches|
|Day 13 – Saturday||14 January 2023||ATP Final|
The draw for the 2022 singles and doubles competitions in Auckland will be made closer to the start of the tournament.
Men’s Singles Qualifying Draw: TBD
Men’s Singles Main Draw: TBD
Men’s Doubles Draw: TBD
WTA Draws: TBD
Prize Money and Points
The total financial commitment (including Prize Money) for the 2023 tournament has not yet been disclosed but in 2020, it was $861,760 (ATP: $610,010, WTA: $251,750).
How the prize money and points are to be split for the 2023 tournament has also not been released but below is how the prize money and points were split by round for the 2020 Auckland Open.
The winner of the men’s singles competition in 2020 (Ugo Humbert) received $91,625 and 250 points, while the runner up received $50,710 and 150 points.
Men’s Doubles (Per Team)
The winners of the men’s doubles competition in 2020 received $30,900 ($15,450 each) and 250 points, while the runner ups received $15,840 ($7,920 each) and 150 points.
The winner of the women’s singles competition in 2020 (Serena Williams) received $43,000 and 280 points, while the runner up received $21,410 and 180 points.
Women’s Doubles (Per Team)
The winners of the women’s doubles competition in 2020 received $13,580 ($6,790 each) and 280 points, while the runner ups received $7,200 ($3,600 each) and 180 points.
ASB Classic Current Champions
NB: No tournament was held in Auckland in 2021 or 2022, so the 2020 champions are still the current champions.
2020 Men’s Singles
The winner of the 2020 men’s singles tournament in Auckland was Ugo Humbert who clinched his first ATP title after beating Benoit Paire 7–6, 3–6, 7–6 in the men’s singles final.
2020 Men’s Doubles
The winners of the 2020 men’s doubles tournament in Auckland were Luke Bambridge and Ben McLachlan who beat Marcus Daniell and Philipp Oswald 7-6, 6-3 in the men’s doubles final.
2020 Women’s Singles
This would turn out to be Serena’s last WTA title after she decided to retire after the 2022 US Open.
2020 Women’s Doubles
The winners of the 2020 women’s doubles tournament in Auckland were Asia Muhammad and Taylor Townsend who beat Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki 6–4, 6–4 in the women’s doubles final.