Mexico City: Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova will compete in her first Mexico Open Monday.
This is the first time Sharapova visits Acapulco for the competition, which is annually held in late February at the Fairmont Acapulco Princess hotel.
World No.2 Sharapova is top seed for the Mexican Open and is the only top-10 player in the draw.
The other women seeds in action will be Caroline Garcia, Irina-Camelia Begu, Timea Bacsinszky, Roberta Vinci, Sloane Stephens and Madison Brengle.
The tournament's prize money is $235,000.