2
0
1

JJ & Arruabarrena Into Bogotá QFs

Lara Arruabarrena, the Claro Open Colsanitas titlist in 2012, will take on defending champion Jelena Jankovic in Friday's quarterfinals.

Published April 10, 2014 12:12

JJ & Arruabarrena Into Bogotá QFs
Lara Arruabarrena

BOGOTÁ, Colombia - Lara Arruabarrena pulled out a narrow victory over seventh-seeded Paula Ormaechea to go deep into the draw of the Claro Open Colsanitas once again.

Watch live action from Katowice & Bogotá this week on WTA Live powered by TennisTV!

Arruabarrena was down a break in both sets but came back each time en route to a 64 76(3) victory over the 2013 Bogotá runner-up that was an upset on paper, but was hardly a surprise considering the Spaniard has now won three straight in the head-to-head.

"It was very tough," Arruabarrena said. "She plays very well and we had played several times before, so we know each other well. I played well. At the end of the match I was a little bit nervous, but I got through it."

Including three qualifying wins this year, Arruabarrena is now 12-1 in Bogotá, with three of her four best outings at WTA events having come here - the title in 2012, a quarterfinal showing in 2013 and at least a quarterfinal appearance this year.

Arruabarrena's quarterfinal foe, No.1 seed Jelena Jankovic, also has an impressive history here. The defending champion improved to 7-0 in Bogotá with a 64 63 defeat of Sofia Shapatava.

"I played much better today," Jankovic said. "The conditions are tough here but I'm happy that I improved from yesterday. Hopefully, I will play even better tomorrow."

Also set to face off in the quarters are fifth-seeded Caroline Garcia and Romina Oprandi. Garcia lost four more points than she won but held off Danka Kovinic, 26 63 64. Oprandi was a 64 61 winner over Irina-Camelia Begu to make her first WTA quarterfinal since Brussels last May.

Friday's other two quarterfinals will see No.6 seed Vania King take on 2010 Bogotá champ Mariana Duque-Mariño, and No.8 seed and 2006 and 2011 Bogotá champ Lourdes Domínguez Lino square off with Chanelle Scheepers.

In the doubles semifinals, top-seeded King and Scheepers will play fourth-seeded Sharon Fichman and Alexandra Panova, and second-seeded Domínguez Lino and Arantxa Parra Santonja will face off with Arruabarrena and Garcia.

Share this page!

Related news

  • Peng Pulls Off Radwanska Stunner

    August 27, 2014
    China's Peng Shuai beat Agnieszka Radwanska for one of the biggest wins of her career - it also kept Radwanska from finally breaking through in New York.
  • Resilient Sharapova Downs Dulgheru

    August 27, 2014
    Maria Sharapova beat Alexandra Dulgheru in three sets on Wednesday to set up a US Open third round showdown against Sabine Lisicki.
  • Makarova & Vesnina Into Second Round

    August 27, 2014
    Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina were victorious in the first round of doubles at the US Open, but three seeded duos were upended.
To The Top
3