Bogota, Colombia – Former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic was tested in a first-round affair, while second seed Alize Cornet was unable to get past the second round at the Copa Claro Colsanitas tennis event.
The top-seeded Serbian star Jankovic held off American Julia Cohen 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, while Brazilian qualifier Teliana Pereira upended the French Cornet 7-5, 6-7 (2-7), 6-2 Wednesday on the red clay at Centro de Alto Rendimiento.
Up next for the former U.S. Open runner-up Jankovic will be Colombian crowd favorite Mariana Duque Marino.
In other second-round action, Luxembourg's Mandy Minella upended eighth- seeded Hungarian Timea Babos 6-1, 6-4 and Spain's Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor bested France's Mathilde Johansson 7-6 (7-3), 6-3. Johansson was the Bogota runner-up two years ago.
Play between fourth-seeded former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone and Paula Ormaechea of Argentina was suspended due to darkness. Schiavone captured the first set 6-2, but Ormaechea was up 5-3 in the second when the match was stopped.
In other first-round play, the wild card and 2010 Bogota champ Duque Marino got past Spaniard Estrella Cabeza Candela 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.
The newest Bogota champion will earn $40,000.