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Jankovic Wins Bogota; First Title in Three Years

Jelena Jankovic struggled throughout the week but earned an easy win in the finals of the Copa Claro Colsanitas in Bogota.

By Erik Gudris

Jelena Jankovic (February 24th, 2013) -- It may have been a struggle for her during the week, but top seed Jelena Jankovic got something of a victory lap in the finals of the Copa Claro Colsanitas event in Bogota.

Facing Argentina's Paula Ormaechea, Jankovic took control early in the first set with a break of serve. Jankovic only looked troubled when at 4-1 she had the trainer visit to tape her knee.

A well-placed backhand lob from Jankovic secured yet another break for 5-1 and that allowed the former No. 1 to serve out the set in the next game.

Ormaechea didn't help her cause by offering up more errors in the second set. After Jankovic won a lengthy rally she went up an early break for 2-1. From there, Jankovic maintained her lead and went on to serve for the match up 5-2.

Jankovic double faulted on her first match point, but a final error from her opponent secured the 6-1, 6-2 victory for her in 74 minutes.

Bogota marks the first title for Jankovic since she won Indian Wells back in 2010. It is her sixth career title on clay and the 13th of her career.

(Photo Credit: AP)


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