Acapulco, Guerrero, February 27, 2018. Kristina Mladenovic, second seed of Abierto Mexicano Telcel, presented by HSBC advanced without problem to the second round of the tournament, but her compatriot Alizé Cornet, favorite in the tournament did not run with the same luck.
Mladenovic won over Amandine Hesse, by double 6-2 in 70 minutes of play. Hesse entered to the tournament after the qualifying round taking one of the six spots, this allowed them to face each other for the first time.
Hesse finished the game with one ace, two double faults and 54 percent of effectiveness in her first service.
A year ago, Kristina set the record for the longest match of the tournament, 3 hours 32 minutes, defeating Heather Watson, in three 7-6, 6-7 and 7-5.
Mladenovic will now face the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia, who won over English Heather Watson, 7-5, 4-6 and 6-1, in 153 minutes of play.
Alizé Cornet, sixth seed of the tournament was surprised by the Rebecca Peterson, who came from the qualification, and won in 89 minutes of play, 6-2 and 6-4.
The 22-year-old, ranked in the 139th WTA, took the Cornet by surprise from the first set, after forcing her to commit forced errors, plus four double faults that cost her the loss.
Cornet was a finalist at Abierto Mexicano in 2008 edition, but on that occasion she lost to Italian Flavia Pennetta.
Finally, the Swiss Jil Teichmann eliminated Jana fett, by 7-5 and 7-5 in 102 minutes.
Fett came to the main draw after the qualification, she was really motivated and it was the first time they faced each other.