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Dulgheru falls to Knapp in Bogota

Feb. 14, 2012 at 7:38 PM

BOGOTA, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Italy's Karin Knapp staged a major upset Tuesday, bouncing second-seeded Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania in first-round action at the XX Copa BBVA Colsanitas.

Knapp dispatched Dulgheru 6-2, 6-2 on the red clay court at the Centro de Alto Rendimiento.

Other seeded players fared better on Day 2 in Bogota.

No. 3 seed Romina Oprandi of Switzerland moved on with a 6-2, 6-2 whipping of Romanian Alexandra Cadantu, and fifth-seeded Gisela Dulko of Argentina got past German Kathrin Woerle 1-6, 6-2, 6-4.

Also Tuesday, No. 7 seed and reigning Bogota champion Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain took care of Canadian Sharon Fichman 6-2, 6-2.

Dominguez Lino won the Bogota event in 2006 and was the runner-up in 2005.

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