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BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (TICKER) -- No. 8 Rita Kuti Kis of Hungary, last year's runner-up of the $467,000 Copa Colsanitas, needed three sets on Tuesday to get past the opening round of the tournament.

Kuti Kis beat Rika Fujiwara of Japan, 6-2, 5-7, 6-2, to advance.

Fifth seeded Rossana De Los Rios of Paraguay had a much easier time against unseeded Lubomira Bacheva of Bulgaria, winning in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3.

Unseeded Alena Vaskova of the Czech Republic pulled off the upset of the day, defeating No. 6 Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain, 7-5, 6-1.

In other action involving unseeded players, Celine Beigbeder of France crushed Colombia wild card entry Romy Farah, 6-0, 6-1; Maria Antonia Sanchez-Lorenzo of Spain defeated qualifier Mariana Correa of Ecuador, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4; and Spanish qualifier Lourdes Dominguez downed Emilie Loit of France, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (8-6).

Nuria Llagostera of Spain outlasted Catalina Castano of Colombia, 7-5, 5-7, 7-5, and Andrea Vanc won the battle of Romanian qualifiers against Raluca Sandu, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.
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