Acapulco, Guerrero, February 26, 2018. The Olympic champion Mónica Puig won against the Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska, with partial of 2-6, 6-4, 5-0(retirement due to an injury), at Abierto Mexicano Telcel, presented by HSBC.
The Puerto Rican committed six double faults, plus a 46 percent efficiency in the first service, but reacted on second and third set in a match that lasted 112 minutes.
For the third set, Dayana made a bad move when looking for a ball, which caused her to injure her right ankle, but before the applause of the audience gathered at Grand Stand Caliente returned to the match a few minutes until the physical discomfort forced her to withdraw from the tournament.
Puig, rank 80 WTA, will seek to improve the performance of last year’s edition, where she was eliminated from the event by the American Christina McHale, during Quarterfinals.
the Puerto Rican had not played since Australian Open, where she lost to Estonian Kaia Kanepi in second round.
Now Puig is waiting to meet her rival, which will come from the match of Arantxa Rus vs Dalila Jakupovic