WTA Acapulco Live Stream – 24-29 February 2020

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American stars Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys join defending champion Wang Yafan at the popular Abierto Mexicano TELCEL presentado por HSBC, also known as the Acapulco Open, in 2020.

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WTA Acapulco Live Streaming

 

 

 

WTA Acapulco tennis is live from 24-29 February 2020 with play starting around 4pm local/10pm GMT. Bookmaker bet365 are offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the match alongside in-play betting.

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WTA Acapulco Tournament Schedule

DayRound
Monday 24 February, 4pm local/10pm GMTR1
Tuesday 25 February, 4pm local/10pm GMTR1
Wednesday 26 February, 4pm local/10pm GMTRound of 16
Thursday 27 February, 4pm local/10pm GMTQuarterfinals
Friday 28 February, 4pm local/10pm GMTSemifinals
Saturday 29 February, 4pm local/10pm GMTFinal

WTA Acapulco Players 2020

The Abierto Mexicano can always be relied upon to attract a strong field, for two main reasons: First, it is a popular and beloved event in its own right, often voted the WTA’s favourite International tournament; and second, its outdoor hard courts mimic the conditions at the upcoming major March events of the ‘Sunshine Double’, Indian Wells and Miami.

For these reasons, players are eager to tune up their games in Acapulco and the 2020 edition is no exception – here are some of the stars who will be in action when the WTA Abierto Mexicano begins on Monday 24 February.

Madison Keys

Currently ranked world no. 11, Keys will be leading the field at the Abierto Mexicano. The big-serving American was a US Open finalist in 2017 and has won five WTA Tour titles at Premier level or higher. Already a Brisbane finalist in 2020, Keys will be looking for her first International title as she leads the field in Acapulco.

Sloane Stephens

The woman who beat Keys in that 2017 US Open final joins her compatriot at the head of the Abierto Mexicano in 2020. Champion in Acapulco in 2016 when she beat Dominika Cibulkova in a hard-fought final, the former world no. 3 will be looking for her first title since Miami in 2018 at the 2020 Abierto Mexicano Telcel.

Rebecca Peterson

Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson recorded her first top 100 season in 2018 and impressed in 2019 with a very solid year, winning her first two WTA Tour titles in Nanchang and Tianjin.

Wang Yafan

Wang became the first Chinese player to win the Abierto Mexicano in 2019 when, unseeded, she produced a brilliant run to claim her maiden WTA Tour title, coming back from a set down against Sofia Kenin and Donna Vekic in the closing rounds.

Marie Bouzkova

One of Wang’s victims in 2019, Bouzkova will hope for revenge when she returns to Acapulco in 2020. The 21-year-old Czech, a Grand Slam champion as a junior, won the WTA 125k title in Guadalajara in 2019 and also made a surprise run to the semifinals of the Rogers Cup as a qualifier.

About WTA Acapulco

Ever since the formerly men-only Abierto Mexicano Telcel became a combined ATP and WTA Tour event in 2001, WTA Acapulco has been one of the most popular stops on the calendar for players and fans alike, who have voted it the WTA Tour Tournament of the Year eight times.

The Abierto Mexicano Telcel has been played at the luxury Fairmont Princess Hotel on the Pacific Ocean coast since 2001, when South Africa’s Amanda Coetzer won her first of two titles at the inaugural WTA Acapulco event.

Coetzer, who won her second title in 2003, was quickly joined by two-time WTA Acapulco champions Flavia Pennetta (2005, 2008), Venus Williams (2009-10), Sara Errani (2012-13) and Lesia Tsurenko (2017-18).

The latest phase of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel’s history began in 2014, when the tournament successfully transitioned from its former red clay courts to outdoor hard courts while staying at the same venue and keeping traditions – like the sombrero for its champions – which have been part of its unique appeal over the years.

The WTA Acapulco’s event surface change means that instead of being one of the events on the ‘Golden Swing’, the run of clay-court tournaments through South America in the spring, it instead begins the run-up to March’s major events at Indian Wells and Miami by offering top players a chance to tune up their games in close geographical proximity and in similar conditions.

Now a key battleground for late February, the first hard-court edition of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in 2014 was a major success. Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova came through a field which included Eugenie Bouchard and Caroline Garcia to claim the title with a hard-fought 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-4 victory over the USA’s Christina McHale in the final, an achievement which capped a sensational first quarter of the season for her.

In 2015 when five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova was struck down by food poisoning at the semifinal stage, it was Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinszky who flourished, the fifth seed defeating rising French star Caroline Garcia in the final 6-3, 6-0. Bacsinszky, who was all but retired from the game in 2013 and working in a hotel, started 2014 ranked world no. 48 but had risen to world no. 12 by the end of a season which included the Acapulco and Monterrey titles, runner-up appearances in Shenzhen and Beijing and a run to the French Open semifinals.

Two-time grand slam champion Victoria Azarenka headlined the 2016 edition of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, however she was unfortunately forced to withdraw from the tournament in the second round due to a wrist injury. Sloane Stephens and Dominika Cibulkova ended up taking advantage and reaching the final, where they ended up playing out one of the matches of the season. Eventually, after more than three hours, it was Stephens who prevailed 6-4 4-6 7-6(5) in a thrilling contest.

Lesia Tsurenko claimed the title in 2017, beating Kristina Mladenovic in straights sets in the final, and she successfully defended her crown in 2018, conquering Stefanie Voegele in three sets. Wang Yafan became the tournament’s first Chinese champion in 2019, coming back from a set down to beat the USA’s Sofia Kenin in the final.

WTA Acapulco Tournament Information

WTA AcapulcoAbierto Mexicano TELCEL presentado por HSBC
Dates24-29 February, 2020
VenueHotel Princess Mundo Imperial
LocationAcapulco, Mexico
First played2001
Draw size32 singles/16 doubles
SurfaceHard (outdoors)
CategoryWTA Tour International
Total financial commitment$251,750
Reigning singles championWang Yafan
Reigning doubles championsVictoria Azarenka/Zheng Saisai

WTA Acapulco Ranking Points

Here is a breakdown of the ranking points awarded by the WTA Tour for reaching various rounds at an International tournament like the Abierto Mexicano Telcel.
RoundPoints
Champion280
Final180
Semifinal110
Quarterfinal60
Round of 1630
Round of 321

WTA Acapulco Champions

Here is a complete list of players who have won the Abierto Mexicano Telcel. Players who are still active in singles are given in bold.

NB: The tournament was played on clay courts until 2014, when it switched to hard courts.

YearChampionRunner-up
2001Amanda CoetzerElena Dementieva
2002Katarina SrebotnikPaola Suarez
2003Amanda Coetzer (2)Mariana Diaz Oliva
2004Iveta BenesovaFlavia Pennetta
2005Flavia PennettaL’udmila Cervanova
2006Anna-Lena GroenefeldFlavia Pennetta
2007Emilie LoitFlavia Pennetta
2008Flavia Pennetta (2)Alize Cornet
2009Venus WilliamsFlavia Pennetta
2010Venus Williams (2)Polona Hercog
2011Gisela DulkoArantxa Parra Santonja
2012Sara ErraniFlavia Pennetta
2013Sara Errani (2)Carla Suarez Navarro
2014Dominika CibulkovaChristina McHale
2015Timea BacsinszkyCaroline Garcia
2016Sloane StephensDominika Cibulkova
2017Lesia TsurenkoKristina Mladenovic
2018Lesia Tsurenko (2)Stefanie Voegele
2019Wang YafanSofia Kenin