Abierto Mexicano TELCEL, ??? Acapulco R2 Preview
?? (3/wc) Daria Gavrilova vs ?? (wc) Renata Zarazúa
The third seeded Daria Gavrilova will come up against local wild card Renata Zarazúa in the second round of the Abierto Mexicano TELCEL. Gavrilova scrapped through her opening round match with Madison Brengle, the Aussie will be hoping for a much more consistent performance against Zarazúa. Gavrilova will be an overwhelming favourite heading into this match but will have to contest against an opponent with nothing to lose and the vocal Mexican crowd.
It was a frustrating opening match for Gavrilova in Acapulco, a 4-6 6-3 6-3 win over Madison Brengle. Gavrilova was wayward early but played at a higher level more often in the second and third sets, enough to get over the line against a frustrating opponent. Gavrilova has a tendency to get involved in tight matches against much lower ranked opponent so she will be unlikely to take anything for granted heading into this second round match.
20-year-old Mexican wild card Renata Zarazúa caused the biggest upset of the tournament thus far when she defeated Kristyna Pliskova in the opening round. The 6-3 6-4 win was the biggest win of the 20-year-old’s career, her first victory over an opponent ranked inside the top 100. It must be said that Pliskova played awfully, but credit to Zarazúa who did what she had to do and played with good variety.
This will be the first career meeting between the pair.