Former world No.1 Jelena Jankovic claimed her first title in three years at a small tournament in Bogota, the Copa Claro Colsanitas, cruising past first-time finalist Paula Ormaechea of Argentina 6-1 6-2. But not the whole week was this easy – against Julia Cohen in the first round Jankovic battled for more than three hours, while against Karin Knapp in the semis the third-set tiebreak decided the winner. The other two players the top-seeded Jankovic defeated during the week were Mariana Duque-Marino and Alexandra Cadantu.
This is Jankovic’s 13th career title, while in the three-year drought period she lost five WTA finals.
At the other $235,000 tournament of the week, the US National Indoor Tennis Championships in Memphis, Marina Erakovic became the first New Zealander in 24 years to win a WTA title when third seed Sabine Lisicki retired from the final because of gastrointestinal illness. At the moment Erakovic was leading 6-1 0-0. (photo: © Neal Trousdale)