Former world no.1 Jelena Jankovic was understandably elated following her Copa Claro Colsanitas win in Bogota, her first WTA title in three years.
The 27-year-old Serbian’s last triumph came in 2010 at Indian Wells and the last three years have been a difficult period for Jankovic, losing five finals in a row. However, she was in great form in Sunday’s final, defeating Paula Ormaechea in straight sets, 6-1 6-2.
“I had a wonderful week here,” Jankovic said. “I’m so happy I was able to come here to Bogota for the first time and winning my 13th WTA title here makes the experience even better.”
Elsewhere, Marina Erakovic made history on Saturday by becoming the first New Zealander since 1989 to win a WTA title. The Croatian-born Kiwi won the first set against Sabine Lisicki 6-1, before her opponent retired in the second. The win means the 24-year-old rises from 71 to 62 in the latest WTA rankings.
It was also a successful weekend for France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, as he beat Tomas Berdych 3-6, 7-6 (8-6) 6-4, to win the Marseille Open.