Acapulco, Gro., 27 de febrero.-
February 27, 2017
A large crowd gathered at the Caliente.mx Grand Stand in the Princess Mundo Imperial facilities to root for Mexican player Renata Zarazua (WC). Zarazua stepped on the court and started strong against her Belgian opponent, Kirsten Flipkens but after nearly three hours of struggle she fell with a final score of 7-5, 6-7 and 6-1.
Young Zarazua admitted that the cheering public was what made her fight as hard as she could, “during the third (set) I lacked energy, but I’m walking away happy knowing that I did my best” and she surely gave her best to counteract the big gap between both players ranking position, where Flipkens stands in position 76 and Zarazua in 295. Chants from the expectant attendees broke out during the Mexican’s first small break and after 143 minutes of battle Flipkens cuts Zarazua’s dream short and snatches her first victory. Flipkens will face either Ajla Tomljanovic or Eugenie Bouchard next.
Lesia Tsurenko (7 WTA) won over Cloe Paquet 6-2 and 6-1.