Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Mexican Milestone

Melissa Torres, the second-highest ranked Mexican, got her 15 minutes of fame in Acapulco today, beating 8th-seeded Nicole Pratt 2-6 6-3 6-3. If you want to see a happy girl, look here.

It's the first time in the history of Mexican tennis for a woman to advance past the first round of a WTA-sanctioned event. Torres is currently ranked 404 in the world and has been as high as 292 in 2002.

The 23-year-old has made a spectacular $201 this year prior to this week, where she'll pick up at least $2,105. She faces 71st-ranked Eva Birnerova in the second round.

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