Bogotá Gallery: Finding Their Feet On Clay
It has been a dramatic first few days at the first clay court tournament of the season.
Published Feburary 15, 2012 12:00
Gisela Dulko warmed up on the weekend with one of the big stories of the tournament, Paola Suarez.
Paola Suarez is coming out of retirement to play doubles with Gisela Dulko. They begin in Bogota.
Paula Ormaechea, who qualified for her first Slam at the Australian Open, qualified in Bogota too.
Young Chinese Sun Sheng-Nan was unable to make it out of the qualifying on the weekend, however.
Colombian veteran Catalina Castano, a wildcard this week, played Sesil Karatantcheva on Tuesday.
Catalina Castano rallied from a set down to beat Sesil Karatantcheva in the first round, 57 60 63.
Colombian No.1 Mariana Duque-Marino rallied from 4-1 down in the third set to win her first match.
South American No.1 Gisela Dulko also pulled off a comeback, beating Kathrin Woerle, 16 62 64.
Kazakh qualifier Yaroslava Shvedova made it by Estrella Cabeza Candela in the first round, 60 36 64.
Karin Knapp pulled off the biggest upset so far, stunning No.2 seed Alexandra Dulgheru, 62 62.