facebook
twitter
search
search

Top-seeded Jankovic opens with Bogota win

Feb. 20, 2013 at 7:36 PM

BOGOTA, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Jelena Jankovic won her first-round match but No. 2 Alize Cornet fell in a second-round upset Wednesday at the Copa Claro Colsanitas.

Serbia's Jankovic, a former world No. 1, had to go to three sets but managed to overcome American Julia Cohen 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 at Centro de Alto Rendimiento in Bogota.

Advertisement

She advanced to the second round, where she'll take on 2010 champ Mariana Duque Marino of Colombia, who got past Spaniard Estrella Cabeza Candela 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in another opening-round contest.

France's Cornet, meanwhile, fell short of the quarterfinals, tumbling to Brazilian qualifier Teliana Pereira 7-5, 6-7 (2-7), 6-2.

Other second-round matches saw Mandy Minella of Luxembourg dispatch No. 8 Timea Babos of Hungary 6-1, 6-4, while Spain's Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor got past France's Mathilde Johansson 7-6 (7-3), 6-3.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
WATCH: Umpire exits after hit in head with bat
Michael Jordan vetoed a Tracy McGrady for Scottie Pippen trade
WATCH: Irish soccer fans dent car roof, immediately fix it
Paulina Gretzky's dress upstages Dustin Johnson's U.S. Open win
Swedish soccer player removed from game for farting
Videos