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Latest Tennis News – The 21-year-old Slovenian Tamara Zidansek, seeded No. 5 in the Bogota (Colombia) clay-court tournament, qualified for the round of 16 by defeating Irina Khromacheva of Russia in three sets, in a match disturbed by the rain. She will be opposed to American Vickery. Title holder, Slovakia’s Anna Karolina Schmiedlova was beaten in two tie-breaks by Brazil’s Haddad Maia. Amanda Anisimova (# 6) and Sara Sorribes Tormo (# 7), they continue the adventure.
No doubling for Anna Karolina Schmiedlova! The 24-year-old Slovak, defending champion on clay in Bogota, was eliminated in the round of 16. The Slovak (66th in the world) fell to Brazilian qualifier Beatriz Haddad Maia (165th) in two tie-breaks and 2:35 of the match, in a meeting long interrupted by the rain. Despite eight double-faults and three lost service games, the Brazilian managed to have the last word in decisive games: 7-3 in the first set and 8-6 in the second, after saving two set balls at 6 -4. Haddad Maia will be opposed to Sara Sorribes Tormo, who has validated her ticket to the quarter-finals.
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The No. 7 seeded Spanish, however, struggled to get out in three sets from Romania’s Ana Bogdan (6-4, 4-6, 6-4). No problem on the other hand for Amanda Anisimova (# 6). The American easily disposed of her compatriot Varvara Lepchenko (6-4, 6-4). For a place in the last four, she will face the amazing Maria Camila Osorio Serrano, resulting from qualifying. Ranked 438th at the WTA, the Colombian woman on Thursday stopped Jelena Ostapenko’s winner in the previous round Kristie Ahn after a very competitive match (6-4, 6-7, 6-3).