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Top-seeded Jankovic opens with Bogota win

Feb. 20, 2013 at 7:36 PM   |   Comments

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.

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.

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