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WTA Bogota 2016 live on Tuesday, April 12 - Svitolina heads today's action

Suneer Chowdhary in News 12 Apr 2016
Elina Svitolina takes court today.

The first round of matches at the 2016 WTA Bogota will continue on Tuesday, April 12 with Elina Svitolina and Teliana Pereira heading the draw.

Top seeded Ukrainian Svitolina will be up against Russsian Alexandra Panova at noon on the campo estadio. She comes into this tournament on the backs of a third round exit from the Miami Masters to Ekaterina Makarova. Prior to that, Roberta Vinci ousted her from the second round at the Indian Wells Masters.

Svitolina’s best performance this year came at the WTA Kuala Lumpur where she had gone on to win the tournament by defeating Canadian Eugenie Bouchard in the final.

Panova had crashed out of the WTA Kuala Lumpur in the first round against Lin Zhu. She has competed at the 50k event in Croissy-Beaubourg thereafter where she had made the quarterfinals. These two ladies have not met in the past and the top seed certainly starts as the hot favourite for this one.

Second seeded Brazilian Pereira will take on Argentinian qualifier Catalina Pella in the first fixture of the day at campo one. Pella defeated Aleksandrina Naydenova in three sets in the final qualifier to make it into the main draw here. She had won the 25k event in Curitiba prior to this tournament and has mainly competed at the lower levels of the game this season.

The Brazilian has been off colour this year. Her best performance came at the Miami Masters where she had made the second round before being defeated by Ana Ivanovic. She comes into this tournament on the backs of a first round exit at the WTA Charleston which is in line with the rest of her performances in WTA tournaments this year.

The two ladies have met twice in the past with Pereira winning on both occasions. However, the meetings had come six years ago in 2010. This could yet turn out to be a close thing.

Here's the 2016 WTA Bogota Order of Play for Tuesday, April 12:

Campo Estadio 

Starting at: 10:30 am 
Irina Falconi (USA) [5] v [WC] Emiliana Arango (COL) 
Elina Svitolina (UKR) [1] v Alexandra Panova (RUS)
Mariana Duque-Marino (COL) [3] v Amra Sadikovic (SUI)

Campo 1 

Starting at: 10:30 am 
[Q] Catalina Pella (ARG) v Teliana Pereira (BRA) [2] 
Lourdes Dominguez Lino (ESP) v Patricia Maria Tig (ROU) 
Paula Cristina Goncalves (BRA)/Sanaz Marand (USA) [4] v Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)/Anna Tatishvili (USA) 

Campo 2 

Starting at: 10:30 am 
Ipek Soylu (TUR) v Anna Tatishvili (USA) [8] 
[Q] Daniela Seguel (CHI) v Rebecca Peterson (SWE)
Mariana Melnikova (RUS) v Tatjana Maria (GER) [6] 

Campo 3 

Starting at: 10:30 am 
Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) v [Q] Tereza Martincova (CZE) 
Laura Pouis-Tio (ESP) v Elitsa Kostova (BUL) 
[WC] Nadia Echeverria Alam (VEN)/Yuliana Lizarazo (COL) v Tara Moore (GBR)/Conny Perrin (SUI)

Campo 5 

Starting at: 10:30 am 
[Q] Sanaz Marand (USA) v Sherazad Reix (FRA) 
Aleksandrina Naydenova (BUL)/Daniela Seguel (CHI) v Irina Falconi (USA)/Alexandra Panova (RUS) [2]


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