U.S. Open quarterfinalist and this year's ASB Classic runner-up Bianca Andreescu has confirmed she will return to for next year's tournament in Auckland.
The 19 year-old Canadian has been in good form this year on the WTA winning three titles and is through to the last eight in New York.
She hasn't lost a match against a Top 10 player, beating six of the world's best on her rise through the rankings including Caroline Wozniacki, Elina Svitolina, Angelique Kerber, Kiki Bertens, Karolina Pliskova and Serena Williams.
Ranked 152 in the world when she arrived in Auckland last December she reached the final through qualifying.
She now sits at number 15 in the world.
Andreescu lost this year's ASB Classic to defending champion Julia Goerges in a three-set battle.
"It all started in Auckland for me. I had high expectations starting the season but to beat Caroline (Wozniacki) and Venus (Williams) in my first week was unbelievable.
"It has just been such an amazing year. I feel really comfortable with my game at the moment and for me, that really did start in Auckland....maybe I can go one better (in 2020)," said Andreescu.