2009 Abierto Mexicano Telcel

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2009 Abierto Mexicano Telcel
Date February 23 – February 28
Edition 16th (men) / 9th (women)
Category ATP World Tour 500 (ATP)
WTA International tournaments (WTA)
Surface Clay / Outdoor
Location Acapulco, Mexico
Champions
Men's Singles
Spain Nicolás Almagro
Women's Singles
United States Venus Williams
Men's Doubles
Czech Republic František Čermák / Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
Women's Doubles
Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives / Spain María José Martínez Sánchez

The 2009 Abierto Mexicano Telcel was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 16th edition of the men's tournament (9th for the women) of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, and was part of the 500 series of the 2009 ATP World Tour, and was in the International category of tournaments on the 2009 WTA Tour. Both the men's and the women's events took place at the Fairmont Acapulco Princess in Acapulco, Mexico, from February 23 through February 28, 2009.

The men's singles draw included David Nalbandian, the 2008 runner-up in this event and winner in Sydney earlier this year; Gaël Monfils, a semifinalist in Doha and Rotterdam earlier this year; Nicolás Almagro, the defending champion; Tommy Robredo, a semifinalist in Viña del Mar and winner of Costa do Sauipe and Buenos Aires earlier this year; Carlos Moyá, a two-time champion of this event; Albert Montañés; José Acasuso, Viña del Mar runner-up and Costa do Sauipe semifinalist earlier this year; and Juan Mónaco.

The women's singles draw included two top 20 players: Dubai champion Venus Williams and Flavia Pennetta, who has reached the final of this event the last five years and won it twice. Carla Suárez Navarro, 2004 champion Iveta Benešová, Bogotá runner-up Gisela Dulko, Lucie Šafářová, Tathiana Garbin, and Bogotá champion María José Martínez Sánchez were also in the draw.

ATP entrants[edit]

Seeds[edit]

Athlete Nationality Ranking* Seeding
David Nalbandian Argentina Argentina 12 1
Gaël Monfils France France 10 2
Tommy Robredo Spain Spain 15 3
Nicolás Almagro Spain Spain 21 4
José Acasuso Argentina Argentina 43 5
Albert Montañés Spain Spain 38 6
Marcel Granollers Spain Spain 46 7
Carlos Moyá Spain Spain 48 8
  • Rankings as of February 23, 2009.

Other entrants[edit]

The following players received wildcards into the main draw:

The following players received entry from the qualifying draw:

WTA entrants[edit]

Seeds[edit]

Athlete Nationality Ranking* Seeding
Venus Williams United States United States 5 1
Flavia Pennetta Italy Italy 15 2
Carla Suárez Navarro Spain Spain 35 3
Iveta Benešová Czech Republic Czech Republic 34 4
Gisela Dulko Argentina Argentina 39 5
Lucie Šafářová Czech Republic Czech Republic 47 6
Tathiana Garbin Italy Italy 59 7
María José Martínez Sánchez Spain Spain 53 8
  • Rankings as of February 23, 2009.

Other entrants[edit]

The following players received wildcards into the main draw:

The following players received entry from the qualifying draw:

Champions[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

Spain Nicolás Almagro def France Gaël Monfils, 6–4, 6–4

  • It was Almagro's first title of the year and 5th of his career. It was his second win at the event, also winning in 2008.

Women's singles[edit]

United States Venus Williams def Italy Flavia Pennetta, 6–1, 6–2

  • It was Venus' second title of the year and 41st of her career.

Men's doubles[edit]

Czech Republic František Čermák / Slovakia Michal Mertiňák def Poland Łukasz Kubot / Austria Oliver Marach, 4–6, 6–4, [10–7]

Women's doubles[edit]

Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives / Spain María José Martínez Sánchez def. Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino / Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja, 6–4, 6–2

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