Jankovic reaches Bogota quarter-finals

BOGOTA - Serbia's Jelena Jankovic reached the quarter-finals of the WTA tennis tournament in Bogota after beating Sofia Shapatava of Georgia 6-4, 6-3 late Thursday.

Jankovic, the current world number 9, played world number 215 Shapatava for the first time, winning a routine victory after a break in the seventh game of the first set (4-3), and the fifth (3-2) and the ninth game (6:3) of the second set.

The match lasted 90 minutes.

In a bid to reach the semi-finals, Jankovic will face Lara Arruabarrena of Spain, who beat Paula Ormaechea of Argentina 2-0 (6-4) (7-6) late Thursday.

The prize money of the tournament in the Colombian capital is USD 250,000.

AP Photo/Mic Smith

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