Acapulco, Guerrero, March 2nd. The queen keeps defending her title. Lesia Tsurenko will fight to get her second crown in Abierto Mexicano Telcel, presented by HSBC, after beating Australia’s Daria Gavrilova 6-2, 6-4, in 106 minutes of play.
“I’m not very happy about the way I finished the game, but I won. Now I have to work with my coach on the game tomorrow to avoide making the same mistakes. I really enjoy playing in Acapulco, it’s my favorite place in the world”, said Lesia.
Gavrilova, 23, reached the semifinals of the tournament as the third seed of the tournament, but Lesia started with a 3-0 advantage in the first round, she also took advantage of two break opportunitie, she tried to find the way to overcome the marker,but unforced errors and double faults did not help her.
For the second set, Lesia, champion of 2017 edition and seventh seed of the tournament, unblanced her opponent. Daria had 10 double faults, she saved four of seven breakpoints.
“I did not close the match the way I would have liked, I lost concentration a bit, I gave her opportunities because I made mistakes and her defensive game was in better than mine”, she explained.
With this result, the balance of played games between them is even The last occasion in which they faced was last year in the Federation Cup, where Daria lost by 6-2 and 6-3.
Meanwhile, Tsurenko is waiting to meet her rival who will be the winner from the match between Stefanie Voegele and Rebecca Peterson.
“I already played against both, I have no pressure to play the final. I will only enjoy the game”, she said.
On the way to the final, Lesia left out Lauren Davis, Arina Rodionova and French Kristina Mladenovic.