TWO-TIME GRAND SLAM WINNER FEATURES ON DAY ONE AT ASB CLASSIC
The highlight of Day One is likely to be the centre-court match between fourth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova and Mona Barthel from Germany. Kuznetsova is ranked 25, 20 spots higher than her opponent.
Kuznetsova has a total of 15 WTA singles titles, including two Grand-Slam wins (Rolland Garros - 2009, US Open - 2004). Her most recent victory was in Moscow last season.
Barthel has three WTA singles titles with the latest coming in 2014 at Bastad.
The pair have only gone head to head once in their careers, with Kuznetsova winning the fixture in 2011.