WTA Bogota: Top Seed Elina Svitolina Off to Winning Start; Shelby Rogers Upset

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 | 0
Elina Svitolina got off to a flyer in Bogota

Elina Svitolina got off to a flyer in Bogota


Top seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine got off to a flying start at the WTA International Claro Open Colsanitas in Bogota after dominating 141st-ranked American Louisa Chirico in the opening round clash.

Svitolina, 20, needed just 57 minutes to make short work of her little-known counterpart, eventually winning 6-2 6-1 on Monday here.

Elsewhere in the tournament, 6th seed Shelby Rogers faced a stunning first-round defeat from the hands of Spanish journeywoman Lourdes Dominguez Lino. The American went down 6-3 6-2 in just over an hour.

1st Round Results

(1) E Svitolina d. L Chirico 6-2 6-1

D Pfizenmaier d. K Date-Krumm 6-2 7-5

(Q) BH Maia d. (W) MH Gonzalez 6-3 2-6 7-6

LD Lino d. (6) S Rogers 6-3 6-2

T Maria d. Y Lizarazo 6-3 6-2

J Glushko d. N Kolar 6-3 6-1




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