Acapulco, Guerrero, March 3.- Lesia Tsurenko double champion of Abierto Mexicano Telcel, presented by HSBC, after defeating Stefanie Voegele (5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-2). Now she holds two titles in Acapulco.
“At first I was tired, I did not play my best tennis, but I improved as the match went on, I am happy to play in Acapulco and I will try to return next year to get a third title,” said Lesia.
Tsurenko, ranking 40 of the WTA, required 2:44 hours of play to get his fourth crown in the professional circuit. Lesia became the fifth tennis player who joins the select group of two-time champions of the tournament: Amanda Coetzer, Flavia Penetta, Venus Williams and Sara Errani.
Tsurenko had some difficulties in the game that threatened her crown, she rewied her mistake and made a change in her game to turn the score in her favor.
During second set, the match was even. Both players disputed each point with great intensity, but Lesia had problems with her service, as well as unforced errors that forced a tie break.
The match was defined in a third set when the Ukrainian broke the serve of Voegele to get the championship and the glory, she celebrated by wearing a Mexican hat.
The winner of the tournament won 43 thousand dollars and 280 WTA. The players have faced 6 times with 5-1 record favoring Lesia.
On her way to the defende her reign, Tsurenko eliminated Lauren Davis, Arina Rodionova and Kristina Mladenovic.