March 2, 2017
An unconquered Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (1) took French Pauline Parmentier out of the Abierto Mexicano de Tenis tournament with final scores 6-2, 6-3. Lucic-Baroni is looking forward to make it past semifinals unlike her two previous participations in Acapulco.
Lucic-Baroni holds a 4-0 head-2-head with Parmentier including the match battled tonight at the Grand Stand Caliente.mx. Previous encounters took place in Palermo 2010 (clay), Indian Wells 2013 (hard-court) and Strasburg 2016 (clay). Mirjana played well in spite of her short absence, maybe that is what helped her play Parmentier that came from playing in Dubai where she fell during the first round.
66 minutes were more than enough to seal her ticket to the next phase to play against Ukranian Lesia Tsurenko (7) that edged Jelena Ostapenko (3) 6-2, 7-6(5).