Savinykh upends Johansson in Colombia

Feb. 13, 2012 at 8:15 PM

BOGOTA, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Russia's Valeria Savinykh scored an upset over sixth-seeded Mathilde Johansson in Monday's opening-round play of the XX Copa BBVA Colsanitas.

Savinykh bested Johansson 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 7-5 on the red clay courts of the Centro de Alto Rendimiento.

Another favorite to fall Monday was eighth-seeded Patricia Mayr-Achleitner, who was upended by Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino of Spain 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3).

Also Monday, Bogota native Mariana Duque-Marino delighted the home crowd with a 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 win over American Tetiana Luzhanska, while Petra Rampre bested Columbia's Karen Castiblanco 6-3, 6-4.

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