Americans Vania King, Nicole Gibbs and Sachia Vickery advance in Bogota



by PRAKASH

Americans Vania King, Nicole Gibbs and Sachia Vickery advance in Bogota

Tennis - Americans Vania King, Nicole Gibbs and Sachia Vickery all advanced on Monday at the Claro Open Colsanitas in Bogota. King, seeded no. 6 in the main draw, scored a 6-1, 7-5 win over Slovak Tadeja Majeric 6-1, 7-5.

Meanwhile, Gibbs and Vickery won their final round matches in the qualifying draw to secure spots in the main draw. In other main draw action, Spain's Lourdes Domínguez Lino defeated Teliana Pereira 62 64 victory. Bogota has been a happy hunting ground for the Spaniard, having won the title twice here in the past.

Third seeded Karin Knapp was knocked out in the first round - going down to South African Chanelle Scheepers, 63 76(4). Singles - First round
[L] IRINA KHROMACHEVA (RUS) D OLIVIA ROGOWSKA (AUS) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 2
[6] VANIA KING (USA) D TADEJA MAJERIC (SLO) | 6 - 1 | 7 - 5 |
[8] LOURDES DOMINGUEZ LINO (ESP) D TELIANA PEREIRA (BRA) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 4
ALEXANDRA PANOVA (RUS) D KRISTINA MLADENOVIC (FRA) | 6 - 1 | 4 - 6 | 6 - 2
CHANELLE SCHEEPERS (RSA) D [3] KARIN KNAPP (ITA) | 6 - 3 | 7 - 6 (4) Singles - Qualifying - Final round
[1] NICOLE GIBBS (USA) D CATALINA PELLA (ARG) | 3 - 6 | 6 - 3 | 6 - 1
[2] LARA ARRUABARRENA (ESP) D [7] SOFIA SHAPATAVA (GEO) | 4 - 6 | 6 - 3 | 6 - 2
[5] SACHIA VICKERY (USA) D IRINA KHROMACHEVA (RUS) | 7 - 6 (5) | 6 - 1
[4] FLORENCIA MOLINERO (ARG) D FRANCOISE ABANDA (CAN) | 7 - 6 (6) | 6 - 3 |

Vania King Nicole Gibbs Sachia Vickery