Tennis: Victoria Azarenka in the final round of the WTA tournament in Acapulco
Belarusian tennis player was Victoria Azarenka, the main favorite of the WTA tournament in Acapulco (Mexico) qualified for the knockout round of the competition, with prizes totaling $ 226,750 after the victory in three sets, 4-6, 6- 3, 6-1, Tuesday registered Polona Hercog Slovenia before.
The next opponent will be Victoria Azarenka Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia, which has secured its presence in eighths, no appeal after the victory, 6-0, 6-0, recorded in Spanish Lourdes Dominguez Lino match with.
American Sloane Stephens, seeded two, passed in turn by good first round, imposing 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 in front of his compatriot Louisa Chirico.
Stephens will play the next round with Olga Govorţova in Belarus, winning 6-1, 6-2 against Lara Arruabarrena of Spanish.
Results (Round 1)
Victoria Azarenka (Belarus / N.1) – Polona Hercog (Slovenia) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) – Lourdes Dominguez Lino (Spain) 6-0, 6- 0
Shelby Rogers (USA) – Anna Tatishvili (USA) 7-6 (8/6), 6-0
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Croatia) – Irina Falconi (USA) 6-2 6-3
Christina McHale (USA) – Heather Watson (Britain) 4-6 6-0 7-6 (7/1)
Danka Kovinic (Montenegro / N.7) – Tatjana Maria (Germany) 7-6 (8/6), 6-2
Monica Puig (Puerto Rico) – Samantha Crawford (USA) 6-4, 6-4
Julia Glushko (Israel) – Sofiaa Ana Sanchez (Mexico) 6-4 6-1
Olga Govorţova (Belarus) – Lara Arruabarrena (Spain) 6 1 6-2
Sloane Stephens (USA / N.2) – Louisa Chirico (USA) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
In another field a very interesting duel was played all until the 1st set when SImona Halep decided to leave the match and head to the dressing room.
Simona Halep left Doha WTA tournament since the second round, after leading at one point 1-0 in sets and 4-1. “I was able to play a pretty good tennis. I have to start again to win matches,” said Halep. About Elena Vesnina match (118 WTA)
“It was a good match, we played well until set and 4- 1. After that, I managed to close the match. I feel good, be healthy, that’s the most important. I cannot be happy about what happened, but I’m pretty ok, because I could not play tennis quite a good “- Simona Halep, cited Digisport.
About the absence of Darren Cahill in the stands
” was perhaps better to be here, but I wanted to be alone to surpass these difficult moments that we have – to finish matches “- Simona Halep.
About 70th in” Road to Singapore “
” must begin again to win matches and the ranking will come along. Whatever place does, I just want to play well, ” concluded Halep.
After two hours and 26 minutes Vesnina defeated on Halep in straight sets, score 6-7 (1), 6-4, 6-1.