WTA BOGOTA´: Sachia Vickery sails through to quarter-finals

Tennis - The American overcame 4-seed Arruabarrena Vecino. 8-seed Tatishvili also eliminated.

by Giovanni Larosa
WTA BOGOTA´: Sachia Vickery sails through to quarter-finals

Sachia Vickery has secured a spot into the quarter-finals of Claro Open Colsanitas in Bogotà. The 21-year-old from Florida defeated seventh seed Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-0 2-6 6-3 to claim a spot into the last 8. The American, who was recently beaten by the Spaniard few weeks ago in Miami was able to pull out a great performance in the first set, won without losing any game.

World number 106 started strong in the second set, where she went up 3-0 and put a lot of pressure on young American, who wasn’t able to hold a service game. Vickery, however, pulled herself together in the third and she took the final break in the sixth game, sailing through her first quarter-finals appearance in 2016.

Spain took revenge on USA thanks to Silvia Soler-Espinosa, who overcome eighth seed Anna Tatishvili 6-7 6-4 6-1. The Spaniard was not able to close the first set, where she was up 5-3 and went on to serve for the set in the tenth game.

Tatishvili recovered, bringing the set to the tie-break, which she eventually won, despite being down 3-5. But when everything seemed to be sorted out for the American, her opponent found her way back into the match, recovering and winning the remaining two sets.

In the other matches of the day Alexandra Panova, who had previously defeated no. 1 seed Elina Svitolina, dispatched Conny Perrin 7-6 7-6, while Amra Sadikovic, who was coming back after the retirement from tennis, overcome Rebecca Peterson 6-4 6-4.

WTA BOGOTA’ Second round results: Alexandra Panova (RUS) d. [Q] Conny Perrin (SUI) 7-6(7) 7-6(7)
Amra Sadikovic (SUI) d. Rebecca Peterson (SWE) 6-4 6-4
Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) d. [8] Anna Tatishvili (USA) 6-7(5) 6-4 6-1
Sachia Vickery (USA) d.

[7] Lourdes Dominguez Lino (ESP) 6-0 2-6 6-3

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