ASB Classic, Auckland
The first tournament held in 1964, 53 years ago, and legend Australian female player Margaret Smith (later - Margaret Court) was the first winner. The event takes place during the first week of the year, one week before Aucklend men's tournament. In 2008, the courts were changed to a blue plexicushion surface, replacing the green Rebound Ace. This was consistent with the surface change that was also implemented at the Australian Open.
Venue: ASB Tennis Centre