• The defending champion advances to the second round

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Acapulco, Guerrero, February 26, 2018.- Lesia Tsurenko started with the right foot defending her title at Abierto Mexicano Telcel, presented by HSBC.

The Ukrainian, seventh seed, eliminated the American Lauren Davis in two sets, 6-4 and 6-1 in 77 minutes of play. Lesia is looking for her fourth title. Her most recent title was the one that won here a year ago.

Tsurenko was effective with her first service, which allowed her to handle the match, coupled with Davis’s unnefective first service.

Lesia will face Arina Rodionova, who advanced by the retirement of Kateryna Kozlova. Rodionova won 6-1 and 1-0.

Also Daria Gavrilova, from Australia, obtained her ticket to advance to the next round who overcame after losing first set against Madison Brengle, by 4-6, 6-3 and 6-3.

During the first match at Pegaso Stadium, Gavrilova, third seed of the tournament, faced for the first time Brengle, who has participated in fourth occasions in Abierto Mexicano de Tenis Telcel, presented by HSBC.

Daria made an effort to impose her status as a favorite. The Australian is now a favorite to the public after this encounter. Now she will face the winner of the match between the Mexican Renata Zarazúa and the Czech Kristyna Pliskova.

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