Live updates: ASB Classic women's tournament at Auckland's ASB Tennis Centre, Day Seven

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Masarova will now serve to stay in this final. Gauff is too good though, Masarova finds the net at 15-40 to give Gauff two championship points.

Masarova saves one with an ace, but faults the next serve. Gauff drops one in short, Masarova makes her ground, but can't clear the net.

Coco Gauff has won the ASB Classic!

Gauff 6 6 
Masarova 1 1


Masarova isn't going away. She wins the first two points of Gauff's service game for a 0-30 lead, and then brings up three break points!

Gauff responds with an ace to save one of them, as Masarova finds the net to close the gap to 30-40. 

One break point left, and Masarova can't clear the net again! We're at another deuce.

Masarova brings up another break point, but Gauff saves it. Masarova has a fifth break point, but can't convert this one either.

Masarova fails to clear the net again, and now Gauff has advantage - and wins it. 

Gauff 6 5 
Masarova 1 1


Masarova's serve, but Gauff takes a 15-30 lead. Masarova brings it back to 30-30, and then goes 40-30 up. Gauff wins the next point, so we have deuce again.

Gauff gets to advantage, and break point, as Masarova finds the net to drop another game.

Gauff 6 4
Masarova 1 1


Masarova roars back, and has break point, but can't convert it - so we go to deuce.

Gauff goes long, and Masarova has her second break point of this game. 

But Gauff pulls out an ace, and we're back to deuce. Gauff wins the next two points, and takes the game.

Gauff 6 3
Masarova 1 1


Gauff takes a 0-30 lead on Masarova's serve, and then goes 15-40 up for a couple more break points. 

Masarova saves one with an ace, before Gauff goes long to send us to another deuce. 

Masarova holds her nerve to take the game.

Gauff 6 2
Masarova 1 1


Gauff to serve now, looking at a 2-0 lead in the second. And Gauff holds in style, this is clinical.

Gauff 6 2
Masarova 1 0


Gauff storms out to a 0-40 lead on Masarova's serve, and has three break points.

She can't convert the first, nor the second. Masarova can't clear the net on the third though, as Gauff breaks to open the second set.

Gauff 6 1 
Masarova 1 0


So Coco Gauff is now just one set away from winning the ASB Classic. She's yet to drop a set this tournament, but then again, so was Masarova until a few minutes ago.

Masarova will serve to start the second set.

Gauff 6 0
Masarova 1 0


After a lengthy rally, Masarova manages to save set point - her second either side of the rain break - and puts us back at deuce.

Gauff responds with an ace, though, for her third set point - but she finds the net and we're back to deuce.

Masarova goes long, and Gauff has set point No.4. Masarova saves it at the net, though, back to deuce.

This time Masarova wins the point for advantage, and break point, Gauff responds to save it though.

Gauff gets to set point No.5 with another powerful serve, and this time converts it!

Gauff 6 0 
Masarova 1 0


About to resume - Gauff to serve.

Gauff 5
Masarova 1


Both players return to the court then. They'll go through a quick warm-up, and then we'll resume!

Gauff has advantage, serving for the first set.


Ok, so we're hearing that 9:05 will be the time for the resumption. It looks like we'll be on the outside court as well.

Stay tuned.


We're coming up to 8:30, and nothing from officials about when we can resume.


Word from officials is no play before 8:30pm.

Fingers crossed we can see play after that though.


Both players leave the court. We're back to waiting.

Gauff 5
Masarova 1


Masarova goes 15-30, but Gauff claws back to lead 40-30 and have her first set point.

Masarova forces a mistake, and we have deuce. Gauff hits the next next up, so Masarova has break point. Gauff saves it, and then wins the next point for her second set point. 

Oh no. It's started to drizzle again. The umbrellas are out.

Play is temporarily stopped with Gauff at advantage.

Gauff 5
Masarova 1


After the rally of the match - so far - Gauff has another break point. Masarova can only find the net, and losing her footing in the process.

Gauff will serve for the first set.

Gauff 5
Masarova 1


If Gauff can hold here, she'll have a pretty firm grip on the first set.

She takes a 30-15 lead, before Masarova wins a point back, but Gauff takes the fifth game as well for a three-game advantage.

Gauff 4
Masarova 1


Masarova looks to hold her second service game, but Gauff takes a 15-40 lead for her first break points of the match.

Masarova double faults, and Gauff breaks serve for the first time in the match!

Gauff 3
Masarova 1


Gauff saves break point in the third game to force deuce, and then keeps her composure to hold serve.

Gauff 2
Masarova 1


Masarova goes 30-0 up in her first service game, but Gauff wins the next two points to bring it back to 30-30.

Masarova goes 40-30 up, but Gauff comes back to win the next point and take it to deuce.

Masarova holds her nerve, and levels it up.

Gauff 1
Masarova 1


Two aces in the first game, and Gauff storms out into the lead from the outset.

Gauff 1
Masarova 0


Right then! Lets get underway out on centre court! Gauff will serve first to start us off.

Gauff 0
Masarova 0


Gauff and Masarova are going through their final warm-ups before we get underway.

Huge support in the stands for Gauff, the top seed.


Both players are welcomed onto the court, the stands are packed.


Good news! The sky is clear over Stanley Street, and the court is dry!

We could be on for some play, and it looks like we'll be getting underway shortly!


Another update, play is now pushed back to not start before 6:30pm.

Still we wait.


Play has now been pushed back to 6pm.

We could be in for a long one here, folks.


Organisers are now hoping for a 5:45pm start.

Again, it all depends on the weather.


The heavens have opened. Not sure what this will mean for play, but don't be surprised if the final has to, fittingly, shift inside.

That'll be a last resort, though. Everything will be done to make sure this match is played on the outside court.


Umbrellas are out at the ASB Tennis Centre, but the court doesn't look too wet.

The start time has been pushed back to 5:15pm at the earliest from here.


Good afternoon. Not to be the bearer of bad news, but there are some very dark clouds over Auckland at the moment.

We're scheduled to start in 20 minutes, but it'll be amazing if rain doesn't interrupt this final in some way.

Watch this space.


Kia ora, good afternoon and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the ASB Classic women's final at Auckland's Stanley Street.

After a week when most of the drama was provided by the city's unhelpful weather, the 32-player draw has finally - and thankfully - been reduced to just two.

American Coco Gauff's presence in the final is certainly no surprise. Ranked seventh in the world, the 18-year-old prodigy is top seed for the tournament and already has two WTA singles titles to her resume.

She has not dropped a set all week - but then neither has her opponent, Spaniard Rebeka Masarova.

Incredibly, Masarova was the 12th seed in last weekend's qualifying tournament, where she needed two tiebreak sets to overcome Canadian Katherine Sebov in the opening round, then defeated veteran Sara Errani to enter the main draw.

The 23-year-old toppled second seed Sloane Stephens in a match suspended by rain, then dispensed with Russian Anna Blinkova, Czech Karolina Muchova and Belgian Ysaline Bonaventure to reach her first WTA singles final.

This tournament is no stranger to qualifiers winning, with American Lauren Davis taking that route to the 2017 crown.

TAB Odds: Gauff $1.19, Masarova $4.35

Today's order of play is:

Stadium Court

5pm start

1-Coco Gauff (USA) v Q-Rebeka Masarova (Spain)

7pm start

3-Miyu Kato (Japan)/Aldila Sutjiadi (Indonesia) v Leylah Fernandez (Canada)/Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)

Join us at 5pm for the start of play.