Easy start for Sakkari
The Greek champion defeated the Australian (No. 157 in the world ranking) in 79 minutes 6-2, 6-4 to secure qualification for the 3rd round of the tournament in Mexico while returning to winning results. The next opponent was the Italian Camila Giorgi, who in turn beat the Spanish Christina Buksa 6-1, 6-2 in 69 minutes. It is recalled that last year Sakkari reached the final match of the tournament, knocking out Kostiuk, Collins, Kudermetova and Boskova in order. However, she was defeated in the final by Jessica Pegula.