Kristina Mladenovic, defending champion Lesia Tsurenko and top seed Sloane Stephens are all in action on Thursday as the Abierto Mexicano reaches the quarterfinal stage.
WTA Staff
March 1, 2018

Play starts at 4pm

GRAND STAND CALIENTE

Sloane Stephens (USA) [1] v Stefanie Voegele (SUI)

Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR) v Daria Gavrilova (AUS) [3]

Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) [7] v Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) [2]

Shuai Zhang (CHN) [4] v Rebecca Peterson (SWE)

CANCHA 2

Tatjana Maria (GER) / Heather Watson (GBR) v Desirae Krawczyk (USA) / Giuliana Olmos (MEX)

Anna Smith (GBR) / Renata Voracova (CZE) [1] v Kaitlyn Christian (USA) / Sabrina Santamaria (USA)

Dalila Jakupovic (SLO) / Arantxa Rus (NED) v Monica Puig (PUR) / Sloane Stephens (USA)

Ana Sofia Sánchez (MEX) / Renata Zarazua (MEX) v Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) / Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) [4]

MATCH POINTS

Sloane Stephens has lost three of her four previous matches against Stefanie Vogele, her Tokyo victory five years ago her sole success amid defeats in Linz and Luxembourg in the same year and another loss at the 2008 US Open.

Shuai Zhang hopes to maintain her winning record against Rebecca Peterson, having beaten the Swede in their previous meeting, in Honolulu last year.

Veronica Cepede Royg faces Daria Gavrilova for the first time.

Lesia Tsurenko takes on Kristina Mladenovic in a rematch of last year's Acapulco final. The Ukrainian's victory last March was her fifth in sixth matches against the Frenchwoman, whose only victory over Tsurenko came in Dubai in 2016.