Elina Svitolina of Ukraine makes a backhand return to Serena Williams of the U.S. during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Lee Jin-man
April 14, 2015

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) Top-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine won her opening match at the Claro Open Colsanitas on Monday, beating Louisa Chirico of the United States 6-2, 6-1 in less than an hour.

Svitolina said she had prepared for the high altitude in Bogota by spending two weeks training there before the clay-court tournament began.

In other matches, two-time champion Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain defeated sixth-seeded Shelby Rogers of the United States 6-3, 6-2.

Dinah Pfizenmaier of Germany beat 44-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan, 6-2, 7-5. The No. 152-ranked Date-Krumm hasn't won a main-draw WTA match since last September.

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