Petra Vlhova demonstrated clear superiority and won her fifth slalom of the season in Kranjska Gora.
Even in tough conditions with snow that was not her favourite, she still managed to be nearly perfect, especially in the second run. Trailing Holdener by 0.08 seconds, Vlhova had the fastest second-run time.
It was the Slovakian's 25th career win. The defending overall champion has now won five of this season's six slaloms and leads the discipline standings by a massive 240 points over runner-up Shiffrin.
Racing in her 100th career slalom, Holdener held on to her lead for the first half of her run but ultimately finished 0.23 behind Vlhova.
Mikaela Shiffrin was third after the opening run but skied out in what seemed a blistering-fast second run until the American straddled a gate.
Anna Swenn Larsson of Sweden was 1.06 behind in third place. The podium was complete redemption for the Swede after last season's reace where she suffered a crushing fall at the last gate!
On Tuesday, the next race is a night slalom in Schladming, Austria, in an event relocated from Flachau.