Caroline Wozniacki also opened her season with a decisive victory over American Nicole Gibbs.
She took her match 6-1, 6-0.
The win for Wozniacki is exciting. She is the No. 3 seeded player at the tournament and hopes to have an impact on the 2017 WTA Tour. At just 26-years-old, the former world No. 1 has what it takes to rise again in the rankings. Wozniacki has 25 WTA and 4 ITF singles titles throughout her career.
After a strong 2016 WTA Tour, she enters the year just behind world No. 1 Angelique Kerber. The German tennis player is in action at the Brisbane International this week, leaving Williams and Wozniacki to contend with the likes of Venus Williams among others in Auckland.
Williams and Wozniacki would both love to grab a title at the ASB Classic. The Australian Open is right around the corner and either player has what it takes to feed off of early season succeses and make a run at the upcoming major tournament.