Jankovic’s first visit to Bogota victorious

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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)

5 thoughts on “Jankovic’s first visit to Bogota victorious

  1. P!nky

    I am personally glad JJ finally managed to grab a title. She did play well down under. We shall see how she plays in the Indian Wells and Miami.

  2. Tennis Blog

    Wow I haven’t seen her in a while. To be honest, I almost forgot there’s such a player. I don’t really know why she went so down in tennis, but It’s good she finally won something, no matter how big the tounament was 🙂

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