WTA Copa Colsanitas: Jelena Jankovic over first hurdle after three-hour epic

Last Updated: 25/02/13 5:15am

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Jelena Jankovic: Three-set winner in round one

Jelena Jankovic: Three-set winner in round one

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Top seed Jelena Jankovic won her first match at the the Copa Colsanitas in Bogota, but second seed Alice Cornet exited in the second round.

Serbian Jankovic was a 6-4 5-7 6-2 winner over in the first round against American Julia Cohen in a mammoth encounter that topped three hours and 18 minutes.

Colombian wildcard Marian Duque-Marino also booked a place in the second round with a 6-3 3-6 6-4 success over Estrella Cabeza Candela.

There was bad news for Cornet, though, as she failed to make the third round. Brazilian qualifier Teliana Pereira was her conqueror in a 7-5 6-7 (2/7) 6-2 upset.

Eighth seed Timea Babos was also ousted in the second round by Luxembourg's Mandy Minella, who claimed a decisive 6-4 6-1 success.

Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor will also line-up in round three after a 7-6 (7/3) 6-3 triumph over Mathilde Johansson.

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