Published May 03, 2016
Bogota, Colombia (SportsNetwork.com) - Teliana Pereira upset top-seeded Elina Svitolina 7-6 (9-7), 6-3 on Saturday in the semifinals of the Claro Open.
The 130th-ranked Pereira reached the first WTA final of her career. She will look to become the first Brazilian to capture a singles title since Neige Dias won at Barcelona in 1988.
Fifth-seeded Yaroslava Shvedova outlasted former champion Mariana Duque-Marino 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in the other semifinal.
Shvedova will be bidding for her second career title. Her first came way back in 2007 at Bangalore.
Duque-Marino, who won this tournament in 2010, had to finish a quarterfinal match that was suspended due to darkness on Friday. She beat Julia Glushko 7-5, 6-3 to advance.