February 25 - March 2, 2019

Acapulco, Guerrero, March 2nd. The Swiss Stefanie Voegele will play for the first time a final of a WTA tournament, after beating Rebecca Peterson 6-4, 7-6 (5) at Abierto Mexicano Telcel, presented by HSBC.

“It will be my first WTA final, I am very happy, first to play a semi-final and now to reach the final, Lesia is a very strong player, she won the last tournament here and we are going to see what happens tomorrow. difficult for me, but I’m very happy to have won, “Voegele said.

Stefanie, ranked 183 of WTA could not keep the intensity she had at the start of the game she was nervous of playing her second semifinal of her career.

Peterson, place 139 of the world circuit, broke her service on three occasions and Voegele did the same in two ocassions during the first set.

This caused Stefanie to be more dominant in the service, such as in the game . The Swedish lost three points with her first service in addition one point per serve in the last two games.

For the second set, Stefanie remained firm in her game during decisive moments and started the second set that ended in her favor, after some unforced errors threatened to take away the victory. Finally, Voegele culminated with six aces and she won two out of four break points.

Rebecca came to the main draw of this tournament thanks to last weekend´s quali round.
After this result, Stefanie will face in the final Lesia Tsurenko, current champion of this tournament. Which will be held at 6 pm this Saturday.

On the way to the final, Voegele defeated the German Tatjana Maria, then repeated the dose with the Greek Maria Sakkari and finally the American Sloane Stephens, the first seed of the tournament.

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