Acapulco, Guerrero, February 28, 2018. Renata Zarazúa one of the locals, fell in Second Round, in two7-5 and 6-3, against Daria Gavrilova, in 136 minutes match.
Zarazúa looked nervous in the first points of the matchlosing 4-0 in the first set, but the confidence that the fans gave her gave her balanced the score 4-4, thanks to which forced Daria commit forced errors, but it ended 7-5in favour of the Australian.
After falling in the first set, Renata let Daria continue with her game, until she reacted convinced that she could take control in the seventh game, but it was not enough.
“I feel sad because I lost, but it was a great experience to play with a full stadium and face a top 30. I started nervous, very slow and she did not miss much in the first games”, said the player.
Previously, Renata, 20, won over Kristina Pliskova in the first round, while Gavrilova eliminated Madison Brengle.
For the first time since 2007, there was a local in the second round.
Now, Gavrilova, will face Veronica Cepede Royg, who won over the Romanian Irina Camelia Begu, by 7-6 and 6-1, in 105 minutes of play.
Lesia Tsurenko, seventh seed of the tournament continues to play as favorite, after defeating Arina Rodionova, 6-3 and 6-1. She is waiting to meet her rival, which will come out of the matc between Beatriz Haddad Maia and Kristina Mladenovic, second seed of the tournament.