Acapulco, Gro, 27 de febrero.- The former no. 1 the world and double-time Australian Open champion, keeps moving forward in the tournament, this time she left out Tatjana Maria, what gave her a ticket to the quarterfinals.
The match lasted one hour and 24 minutes, and the final score was 6-2, 6-1. Azarenka showed the tennis fans the high quality of her game, she is a strong competitor and a favorite to win the tournament.
Vika faced Tatjana for the first time and is seeking the title no. 20 in her career.
“Physically I feel like my movement is really starting to pick up, I felt like my movement has been great. The execution and timing were not there so it made it felt and look inefficient and now it’s a little bit more put together, so I’m happy with the direction I’m going”, explained Azarenka.
In the next round she will face Sofia Kenin, who obtained her pass to the next round because her rival, Katie Boulder, walked over due to physical discomfort in the fifth game of the second set.
In other results, Konta left out Varvara Flink, who obtained her spot in the main draw after the qualification tournament. Konta will face in the quarterfinals, Donna Vekic.
The Canadian Bianca Andreescu, also advances to the quarterfinals after she defeated Mihaela Buzarnescu, in two sets(6-2, 7-5). She will face Saisai Zheng, who left out Timea Babos.
Yafan Wang, also secured her spot in the quarterfinals after Monica Puig walked over the match in the fifth game of the first set.
Wang will face Bia Haddad Maia, who surprised greatly after she defeated the favorite Sloane Stephens earlier this day.