Acapulco, March 1s, 2018 .- Lesia Tsurenko and Kristina Mladenovic will face this afternoon at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, presented by HSBC, repeating the final last year, only this time in the quarterfinals.
Yesterday Lesia had a quiet game, against Arina Rodionova, while Kiki had a difficult match against the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia.
Lesia has a 5-1 record over Kristina. Last year they met twice, first in the Acapulco final and then in Hertogenbosch Open. This is the perfect opportunity for Mladenovic to change the score and acquire one more victory against Lesia.
Sloane Stephens, first seed, will play against Stefanie Voegele, who can give a surprise, since she has won 3 out of 4 duels. The most in 2013, at the Luxembourg tournament, when the Swiss won in three sets. Stephens’ only win was in the Japan tournament.
Daria Gavrilova, third seed, will now face Veronica Cepede. There are no previous match between them.
Shuai Zhang, fourth favorite, will play against Rebecca Peterson, who entered through the qualification tournament. The Chinese tennis player and Peterson have met once, with triumph for Zhang, last year in Honolulu.
In 2014 Zhang retired in the semifinals of Acapulco, due to injury.