Cori Gauff left no doubts, that she was the the player not to beat in this week's WTA 250 tournament in Auckland. 18 years old American stormed through the week which was difficult for everyone in the contest due to terrible weather conditions and changing the venue from outdoor to indoor depending on the rain, Gauff won whole the tournament without the loss of single set, showing more and more confidence in every single match.
Her Sunday's final match against Rebaka Masarova was also interrupted by the weather. Gauff took the lead just after the start. She broke her opponent twice, defending three match points in her own service games. The rain came to the voice once again during this week, stoping the match during a set point within a score 5-1. That not moved Gauff out of the rythm, while she closed the set after the time of waiting for rain to stop. Second set had the similiar image - Masarova managed to score just one game. The cruising final score 6-1 6-1 does not blurs Masarova's performance a little bit. The Spaniard was able to produce as much as 10 breakpoints in general, but Gauff was clinical to clear all of them in impressive style.
Gauff took her 3rd career's WTA title. The final appereance is a top achievement for Masarova, who will enter the top 100 for a first time in career on Monday.