Acapulco - Kei Nishikori cruised to victory
in his opening match in Acapulco on Monday, defeating Thiemo de Bakker 6-0, 6-3
in less than an hour.
The second-seeded Nishikori was sharp in
his first match since capturing his fourth Memphis Open title a week ago,
breaking his Dutch opponent six times and fending off the only break point he faced.
Also on Monday, 35-year-old Victor Estrella
Burgos of the Dominican Republic continued his strong form of late, beating
Mexican wild card Lucas Gomez 6-4, 6-2. Estrella Burgos is coming off a defence
of his title in Quito two weeks ago.
On the women's side, Britain's Johanna
Konta, an Australian Open semi-finalist, rallied to beat Estonia's Anett
Kontaveit 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, and third-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova advanced
when Urszula Radwanska retired while trailing 0-6, 3-2.
The top seeds in the men's and women's
draws, David Ferrer and Victoria Azarenka, play their opening matches on