Abierto Mexicano TELCEL, ??? Acapulco QF Preview
?? (4) Shuai Zhang vs. ?? (Q) Rebecca Peterson
The fourth seeded Shuai Zhang comes up against Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson at the quarter-final stage of the Abierto Mexicano on Thursday. Both Zhang and Peterson have advanced to the quarter-final stage in Acapulco without dropping a set. Can Peterson keep her dream run going? Or will Zhang be too strong?
Shuai Zhang has reached back-to-back quarter-finals having reached the final 8 stage in Budapest last week. Zhang started her Acapulco campaign with a comfortable 6-3 6-1 win over Jasmine Paolini before overcoming a tough test to defeat Jill Teichmann 7-6 6-4.
Rebecca Peterson is having the best week of her career. Peterson advanced to the main draw with straight set wins over Elitsa Kozlova and Olivia Rogowska. Peterson has been just as commanding in the main draw, beating Alize Cornet 6-2 6-4 and Monica Puig 6-1 6-4. Peterson’s win over Puig was particularly impressive, a very clean performance, one that did not reflect her current lowly ranking.
It was Zhang who won the only previous match between the pair, a 6-2 6-2 win in Honolulu last year.