Bogota, Colombia – Top-seeded Marina Erakovic of New round winner, while reigning champion Lourdes round upset at the $220,000 Copa BBVA Colsanitas tennis tournament.
After having her first-round match suspended because of rain here on Tuesday, Erakovic returned Wednesday to dismiss Swiss Stefanie Voegele 6-3, 6-4 on the red clay at the Centro de Alto Rendimiento. Erakovic was leading 1-0 on Tuesday when play was halted.
Up next for Erakovic will be Romanian Edina Gallovits-Hall.
Colombian Mariana Duque-Marino posted an upset by dousing the seventh-seeded Dominguez Lino 4-6, 6-2, 7-5. Duque Marino was the champion here just two years ago.
Dominguez Lino beat Frenchwoman Mathilde Johansson in last year's Bogota finale, also titled here in 2006, and was the runner-up in 2005.
Two more upsets occurred on Day 3, as Hungarian Timea Babos took out third- seeded Swiss Romina Oprandi 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 in a second-round affair and Argentine qualifier Paula Ormaechea doused fourth-seeded former top-10 Aussie Jelena Dokic 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in an opening-round tussle.
In some other second-round action, Spaniard Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino defeated Czech Eva Birnerova 6-4, 6-0 and Kazakhstani qualifier Yaroslava Shvedova whipped Russian Valeria Savinykh 6-2, 6-2. Shvedova will meet Babos in Friday's quarterfinals.
This week's champion will claim $37,000.