Acapulco, Gro, February 22 nd. – This Saturday, at 4:00 p.m., will start the qualification round at Abierto Mexicano Telcel presented by HSBC XXVI edition. The one in charge of opening the activity in the Grand Stand Caliente will be the Mexican Guiliana Olmos, number 368 of the world, received one of the wild cards, to face the number one seeded, Irina Khromacheva, number 120 of the WTA ranking. The 23-year-old Russian tennis player arrived to Acapulco as a finalist of the ITF tournament in Launceston, Australia.
The second favorite of the qualis, Ysaline Bonaventure from Belgium, will have her debut against the ukrainian Katarina Zavatska, on court number 4. Meanwhile, the experienced Christina McHale from the United States, will face in the first round the British Katie Swan, on the court 3. It should be remembered that McHale, 26 years of age, was a finalist of the 2014 AMT, when she lost the title match to Dominika Cibulková.
It will be a long day for the Latin American players, led by the Paraguayan Verónica Cepede Royg, fifth seeded, who will face Irina Bara; the Argentine Nadia Podoroska will play against the italian Martina Trevisan (12); the brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia will face the australian Kimberly Birrell (9).
For the rest of the Mexican players, who got wild cards, Victoria Rodriguez, will have as opponent the eighth seeded, Danielle Lao; María Portillo Ramírez will play against the fourth seed, Conny Perrin from Switzerland. Finally, Ana Sofía Sánchez, will face eleventh seed, Kathinka Von Deichmann.