Wang, Bouzkova upset, Vandeweghe crashes out at Abierto Mexicano TELCEL
Defending champion Yafan Wang and Czech Marie Bouzkova were among the seeded players to be eliminated at the 2020 Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco on Monday.
The second-seeded Wang fell to unseeded compatriot Xiyu Wang 4-6 6-7(8) in an hour and 50 minutes. After a poor showing in Hua Hin two weeks ago, Yafan Wang is still looking for her second win of the season.
Tatjana Maria defeated third-seeded Bouzkova 6-4 1-6 6-2, as the German veteran overcame a sluggish second set to secure the victory.
Great Britain's Heather Watson rallied from a set down to battle past Coco Vandeweghe 4-6 6-4 6-4 in two and a half hours. The former World No.10 has seen her ranking drop to No.193, and is yet to win a Tour-level match this season.
Japan's Nao Hibino defeated Arantxa Rus 6-3 6-1, and the eighth seed has been impressive after reaching the Hua Hin semifinals two weeks ago. Anastasia Potapova overcame Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 4-6 7-5 6-1, while Slovenian Tamara Zidansek defeated Russian qualifier Anna Kalinskaya.
Former World No.9 Kateryna Bondarenko was also in action, battling past Montenegro's Danka Kovinic 6-7(7) 6-4 6-2 in two hours and 47 minutes.