Sloane Stephens vs Arantxa Rus, Acapulco R2 Preview

Abierto Mexicano TELCEL, ??? Acapulco R2 Preview
?? (1) Sloane Stephens vs ?? (Q) Arantxa Rus

Sloane Stephens continues her Abierto Mexicano campaign with a second round clash against Dutch qualifier Arantxa Rus. Sloane’s opening round victory was her first win since her triumph in the U.S Open final almost 6 months ago. The 2016 Acapulco champion will be hoping she can string a few wins together this week and work towards the form the saw her claim a maiden Grand Slam title last year.

Stephens is certainly going through the process of coming to terms with her new standing tennis. The 2017 U.S Open champion arrived in Acapulco on a 6-match losing streak having not won a match since the U.S open final. The top seed and former champion managed to get her Acapulco campaign off and running with a fairly comfortable straight set win over Pauline Parmentier 6-4 6-0. The first set was tight but Stephens cruised to victory in the second.

Arantxa Rus secured her spot in the Acapulco main draw courtesy of a couple of straight set wins in the qualifying draw. Rus then came from a set down to defeat American wild card Kayla Day, a 4-6 6-1 6-0 win. Her reward is a second round clash against the top seeded Sloane Stephens.

This will be the first career meeting between Stephens and Rus.

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