Published: Mon, March 05, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Del Potro victorious in Acapulco

Del Potro victorious in Acapulco

Seeking back-to-back titles after taking out the New York Open a fortnight ago, fifth seed Anderson improved to 11-2 for the season after outlasting the American.

And Del Potro was not broken in the final-four showdown, which lasted an hour and a half, as he converted three of his own against the talented German. He was runner-up at the 2017 US Open.

The Argentine won the title by battling through a tough draw that included a trio of top 10 players.

Switzerland's Stefanie Vogele, ranked 183rd in the world, stunned reigning US Open champion Stephens 6-4, 5-7, 6-2.

"It's such a special tournament for me, winning here for the second time", Tsurenko said."This is just an unbelievable feeling for me to be here". "When you're out there, you're not really thinking about finals and what happened before".

One break in each set was enough to give del Potro his first title of the year and the World No. 9 did not face a single break point as he improved his ideal career record against the big-serving South African to 7-0.

"It's another opportunity for me", Anderson said.

Then, seemingly out of nowhere, Donaldson began to find the greater length on his returns, keeping Anderson back, which then allowed the 21-year-old to play more aggressively. "I just needed to do a little bit more today".

"I can take a lot of confidence going into Indian Wells and Miami, two tournaments I really enjoy playing". "As always, I'll pick myself up". "The match point felt great to really go after it and execute the way I wanted to".

Voegele and Tsurenko managed 13 breaks of service between them, but it was defending champion Tsurenko who broke three times in the deciding set to claim victory, her fourth on the WTA Tour.

The Ukrainian seventh seed has yet to drop a set over the last two years on the Acapulco hard court, a hot streak she will expect to extend when she meets unseeded Swiss Stefanie Voegele in Saturday's final.

"It's such a special tournament for me", Tsurenko said during the trophy ceremony wearing the traditional champion's sombrero.

"It was nearly three hours".

Germany's Tatjana Maria and Britain's Heather Watson won the women's doubles in their first tournament together, topping Americans Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria 7-5, 2-6, 10-2.

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