Renata Zarazua continued her phenomenal run in her home country with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Slovenia’s Tamara Zidansek.

Zarazua, who beat Sloane Stephens in the first round, is into her first ever WTA semifinal.

“I don’t have any words to describe this feeling,” Zarazua said after the match. “I never expected this to happen but it’s a dream come true.”

Advertising

Zarazua credits her brother Pato, currently a coach at Palm Beach Atlanta Pacific University, for keeping her calm and helping her deal with the pressure.

The wild card, ranked No. 270 in the world, will face 17-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez for a spot in the final. It’s tough to ask for a better draw for Mexico’s newest Cinderella story.

Mexico’s Renata Zarazua, ranked No. 270, reaches Acapulco semifinals

Mexico’s Renata Zarazua, ranked No. 270, reaches Acapulco semifinals