Serena Williams broke a three-year title drought when she beat fellow American Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-4 to win the singles final at the ASB Classic. Williams hadn't won a title since the Australian Open singles in January, 2017, none since she became a mother to daughter Olympia, who was court-side to see the victory.

It was Williams' 73rd win in 98 finals and her name is now added to a trophy won by her sister, Venus, in 2015. Williams donated her $43,000 prize money to the fundraising appeal for victims of Australia's wildfires.