Sara Errani wins Acapulco opener

ACAPULCO, Mexico, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Top-seeded defending champion Sara Errani of Italy continued to roll Tuesday with a win over Alexandra Cadantu in the first round of the Mexican Open.

Dominguez Lino, Schiavone post Bogota wins

BOGOTA, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Lourdes Dominguez Lino and No. 4 seed Francesca Schiavone each advanced Tuesday with first-round wins at the Copa Claro Colsanitas.

Arruabarrena-Vecino claims Cali crown

CALI, Colombia, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Spain's Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino notched her second career WTA Tour title Sunday with a straight-set win over Catalina Castano at the Copa Bionaire.

Arruabarrena-Vecino, Castano in Cali final

CALI, Colombia, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Colombian Catalina Castano and Spain's Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino won semifinal matches Saturday to advance to the title match at the Copa Bionaire.

Semifinals field set at Copa Bionaire

CALI, Colombia, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino of Spain won in straight sets Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Copa Bionaire in Colombia.

Arruabarrena-Veci advances in Colombia

CALI, Colombia, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Lara Arruabarrena-Veci advanced to the quarterfinals but No. 3 seed Alexandra Cadantu was bounced Wednesday at the Copa Bionaire.

Minella wins Cali first-rounder

CALI, Colombia, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Mandy Minella needed three sets but No. 2-seeded Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino cruised to a first-round win Tuesday at the WTA tournament in Colombia.

Halep, Garrigues fall in Bogota upsets

BOGOTA, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Seeded players Simona Halep and Anabel Medina Garrigues fell in first-round upsets Monday at the Copa Colsanitas tennis tournament in Bogota.
Henin strong in Berlin's second round

Henin strong in Berlin's second round

BERLIN, May 7 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Justine Henin breezed through a second-round victory Wednesday at the $1.34 million German Open.
S. Williams runs win streak to 16 matches

S. Williams runs win streak to 16 matches

BERLIN, May 6 (UPI) -- Serena Williams ran her 2008 record to 20-1 with a straight-set victory Tuesday in the second round of the $1.34 million German Open clay court tournament.
Medina Garrigues makes Morocco 2nd round

Medina Garrigues makes Morocco 2nd round

FES, Morocco, April 29 (UPI) -- No. 1 seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues roared back from a deficit Tuesday for a first-round win in the $145,000 Moroccan Grand Prix tennis tournament.

Dulko advances to second round in Chile

VINA DEL MAR, Chile, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Gisela Dulko advanced to the second round Monday at the inaugural Cachantun Cup tennis tournament in Chile.
Kuznetsova sails into Australian 2nd round

Kuznetsova sails into Australian 2nd round

MELBOURNE, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- No. 2-ranked Svetlana Kuznetsova topped a series of highly seeded players collecting straight-set wins Tuesday in the first round of Australian Open.

Zvonareva, Vakulenko first-round winners

QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Russian Vera Zvonareva and third-seeded Ukrainian Julia Vakulenko were first-round winners Monday at the Bell Challenge in Canada.

Nakamura bounced from Japan Open

TOKYO, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Seventh-seeded crowd favorite Aiko Nakamura was bounced from the $175,000 Japan Open Monday in the tournament's first day action.
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Catalina Castano
Catalina Castano of Columbia returns the ball to Serena Williams (USA), who is seeded at eighth, at the US Open on August 31, 2005 in New York City. Williams ends up defeating Castano 6-2, 6-2. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)

Catalina Castaño Alvarez (born July 7, 1979 in Pereira, Risaralda) is a professional female Colombian tennis player. On 10 July 2006, Catalina reached her career-high singles ranking: World No. 35. Since November 2006, she is the highest ranked South American female tennis player. She is coached by Peruvian-born British citizen Pablo Giacopelli, who has been her coach since 2004.

She has reached the second round in three of the four Tennis Grand Slams Tournaments (Roland Garros, Australian Open and US Open), but she is yet to claim her first WTA Tour title. She has won six ITF titles in her career.

Castano has defeated top 20 players such as Nicole Vaidišová, Anna-Lena Grönefeld, Patty Schnyder, Paola Suárez and Li Na since 2005.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Catalina Castano."
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