The second round will be played in its entirety on Wednesday, with US Open champion and No.1 seed Sloane Stephens among those taking to the court.
WTA Staff
February 28, 2018

Play starts at 4pm local time

CANCHA CENTRAL

[WC] Renata ZARAZÚA (MEX) v [WC] [3] Daria GAVRILOVA (AUS)

GRAND STAND CALIENTE

After 1 ATP match

[1] Sloane STEPHENS (USA) v Arantxa RUS (NED)

Monica PUIG (PUR) v Rebecca PETERSON (SWE)

CANCHA 3

Irina-Camelia BEGU (ROU) v Veronica CEPEDE ROYG (PAR)

Beatriz HADDAD MAIA (BRA) v [2] Kristina MLADENOVIC (FRA)

[4] ZHANG Shuai (CHI) v Jil TEICHMANN (SUI)

Veronica CEPEDE ROYG (PAR) / Beatriz HADDAD MAIA (BRA) v [4] Lara ARRUABARRENA (ESP) / Arantxa PARRA SANTONJA (ESP)

CANCHA 4

After 2 ATP matches

Jacqueline CAKO (USA) / Nicola GEUER (GER) v Kaitlyn CHRISTIAN (USA) / Sabrina SANTAMARIA (USA)

CANCHA 1

[7] Lesia TSURENKO (UKR) v Arina RODIONOVA (AUS)

Maria SAKKARI (GRE) v Stefanie VOEGELE (SUI)

Desirae KRAWCZYK (USA) / Guiliana OLMOS (MEX) v [2] Monique ADAMCZAK (AUS) / Natela DZALAMIDZE (RUS)

[3] Alla KUDRYAVTSEVA (RUS) / Arina RODIONOVA (AUS) v Dalila JAKUPOVIC (SLO) / Arantxa RUS (NED)

 

MATCH POINTS

Sloane Stephens will face Aranta Rus for the first time, but has a strong pedigree at Acapulco, where she was the champion in 2016.

It will also be the first meeting between Kristina Mladenovic and Beatriz Haddad Maia. The Frenchwoman, the No.2 seed this week, reached the final here 12 months ago but lost in straight sets to Lesia Tsurenko, who she could meet in the quarterfinals.

No.3 seed Daria Gavrilova's match with wildcard Renata Zarazúa is yet another encounter between two players who have never previously met. The 20-year-old Mexican may be the home favorite, but at WTA World No.253, she is ranked over 220 spots behind the Australian, who is WTA World No.26. This is Gavrilova's first time playing at Acapulco.

Zhang Shuai has not played in Acapulco since retiring hurt from the 2014 semifinal, when she led Dominika Cibulkova 4-2 in the first set. 

Lesia Tsurenko is the defending champion. She did not drop a set as she won the title last year. She also won in straight sets in her only previous meeting with Arina Rodionova.