Acapulco, Guerrero, February 27.- Renata Zarazúa’s face was of disbelief. The Mexican seemed a little surprised by what she had just achieved. But it was true, she had a place in the second round of Abierto Mexicano Telcel, presented by HSBC, after eliminating the Czech Kristyna Pliskova in two, 6-3 6-4.
Days before, Renata, told her desire to improve her tennis, and yesterday that work paid off. Seventy-seven minutes were needed to get her ticket to the next round.
“My strategy was to make her play one more ball because yesterday (Monday) I played against her in doubles and I realized that she loses her patience very quickly. I feel very happy that my family is with me, sharin this moment”, said the Mexican.
Grand Satnd Caliente was the place where Renata summoned thousands of fans who pushed her to do her best, she showed security and took Pliskova’s serve early. Pliskova could not find a way to nullify Renata, who remained calmed all the time.
In the second set she remained in focus. Convinced that the match was hers. Zarazúa could not close the game with the 5- 3 advantage she had. At times the nerves showed in her face.
“In the end I got nervous and started making mistakes that I had not done before. This is my biggest victory so far, last year I was eager to compete and win here, this tournament is the most important in my preseason, “said the 20-year-old.