WTA Bogota: Seeds Monica Puig, Yaroslava Shvedova Sail into Quarter-Finals

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Friday, April 17th, 2015 | 0
Monica Puig moves on in Bogota (photo: primerahora.com)

Monica Puig moves on in Bogota (photo: primerahora.com)


2nd seed Monica Puig easily progressed to the quarterfinals of the WTA International Claro Open Colsanitas in Bogota after brushing aside American journeywoman Nicole Gibbs on Thursday.

The 21-year-old Puerto Rican needed one hour and 24 minutes to pull off a dominating 6-4 6-2 triumph in the second-round encounter here.

Puig, however, faces a tough task ahead, as she has been slated to cross the swords with 8th seed Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan in the last-eight stage. Interestingly, the latter has won both her previous meeting against the former on the women’s tour.

“I know Slava (Shvedova) quite well. We did a lot of pre-season together in Spain,” Puig was quoted as per saying by the official WTA website. “It’s going to be a really tough match and I’ll have to be on my toes, but I’m feeling really good here.”

2nd Round Results

M Duque-Marino d. T Maria 6-4 6-4

J Glushko d. A Panova 6-4 6-2

(5) Y Shvedova d. (Q) S Vickery 6-0 6-2

(2) M Puig d. N Gibbs 6-4 6-2


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