Stefanie Voegele vs Rebecca Peterson, Acapulco SF Preview

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A hugely surprising semi-final match-up at the Abierto Mexicano sees Stefanie Voegele come up against Rebecca Peterson, a match-up between two players ranked well outside the top 100. Voegele and Peterson both secured their spot in the final in Acapulco with upset victories over seeded opponents on Thursday, both will be confident heading into this match. This is a huge opportunity for both, who will step up?

It has been a great week for Stefanie Voegele who is into the semi-finals of a WTA tour level event for first time since Luxembourg 2015. Voegele started the week with straight set wins over Tatjana Maria and Maria Sakkari. It was at the quarter-final stage where Voegele claimed her biggest scalp, a 6-4 5-7 6-2 win over the top seeded Sloane Stephens. Voegele’s win over Stephens’ was her first win over a top 20 opponent since she beat Stephens in Luxembourg in 2013.

Rebecca Peterson is playing the tennis of her life this week in Acapulco. The Swede has stormed through both the qualifying draw and main without dropping a set. Peterson cruised past 3 far higher ranked opponents to reach her very first WTA tour level semi-final, wins over Alize Cornet, Monica Puig and Shuai Zhang. Peterson has consistently played her very best tennis, obliterating her opponents with her heavy forehand and making a mockery of the rankings system in the process.

This will be the first career meeting between Voegele and Peterson, surprisingly it will come at the semi-final stage of a WTA tour level event.

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