Acapulco, Guerrero, February 26, 2018. Irina Camelia Begu, fifth seed of the tournament advanced without any problems to the second round of Abierto Mexicano de Tenis Telcel, presented by HSBC, after defeating the American Christina Mchale, in three sets, 3- 6, 6-2 and 6-4.

Begu played 134 minutes match to finish as one of the favorites of the tournament, she was 63 percent effective. The Romanian will face Veronica Cepede Royg, ranked 82 WTA.

Although Mchale was eliminated from singles she remains in the doubles competition.

For its part, Veronica Cepede Royg won against Swiss Belinda Bencic, 4-6, 7-6 and 6-3 in a duel that took place at Grand Stand Caliente.

Belinda, rank 70 WTA Begu will face each other for the first time.

While the pair formed by Tatjana Maria and Heather Watson won in three sets by sets of 7-5, 4-6 and 11-9 against Cornelia Lister and Yana Sizikova in 108 minutes of play.

Maria and Watson took advantage of the six double faults of their rivals, in addition to the effectiveness of the 59 percent they had in the first service.

These players are waiting to meet their rival pair, which will come out of the match between Desirae Krawczyk and Mexican Giuliana Omos versus Monique Adamczak and Natela Dzalamidze.

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