The high-altitude, South American clay of Bogota poses a unique challenge to the WTA Tour's top players as they tune up their games ahead of the European clay-court season.

French Open champion Jelena Jankovic, defending champion Anna Schmiedlova and rising American star Amanda Anisimova are among those seeking to master the Colombian clay as the 2019 Claro Open Colsanitas takes place from 8-14 April 2019.

WTA Bogota Live Streaming

WTA Bogota tennis is live from 8-14 April 2019 with play starting around 11am local/5pm BST. Matches are televised via BT Sports in the UK, but bookmaker bet365 are also offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the match alongside in-play betting.

Watch and bet on Bogota tennis live at bet365 > live streaming > tennis (geo-restrictions apply; funded account required or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours to qualify)



How to watch & bet on WTA Bogota tennis

1. Visit the bet365 website

2. Sign into your account or register for a new one

3. Select Live Streaming

4. Select 'Tennis’ from the ‘All Sports’ dropdown menu

5. Enjoy a live stream & in-play betting for WTA Bogota tennis, live from 8-14 April 2019

PLEASE NOTE: You must have a funded account or have placed a bet in the last 24 hours in order to watch tennis; geo-restrictions apply. 

WTA BOGOTA SEEDS 2019

Here are the seeded players at the 2019 Claro Open Colsanitas.

Seeded players at the 2019 Claro Open Colsanitas

SeedRankingPlayerPrevious best
129Jelena Ostapenko-
466Anna Karolina SchmiedlovaChampion (2018)
567Tamara Zidansek-
676Amanda Anisimova-
779Sara Sorribes TormoSF (2017)
885Magda LinetteQF (2017-18)
990Dalila JakupovicSF (2018)
11106Lara ArruabarrenaChampion (2012)

WTA Bogota Players 2019

Who is playing the Claro Open Colsanitas in 2019?

The field for the Bogota Open will be led by a woman who knows all about what it takes to win on clay - 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. The Latvian, part of tennis's 1997 generation along with Naomi Osaka, Belinda Bencic and more, is looking for the third title of her career as she makes her Claro Open Colsanitas debut this year.

Ostapenko is joined by defending champion Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia, who defeated Lara Arruabarrena to win the title in 2018, the third title of her career. The former world no. 26 lost just one set on her way to the title in 2018, and that was to 2016 champion Irina Falconi. Schmiedlova has already reached one WTA Tour final in 2019, finishing runner-up to Sofia Kenin in Hobart; does that bode well for her WTA Bogota chances?

Croatia's Petra Martic, currently ranked world no. 53, is in the hunt for her first WTA Tour career title in Bogota as she joins Ostapenko and Schmiedlova at the head of a field that includes Germany's Tatjana Maria, looking for the first clay-court title of her career; 2012 Bogota champion Lara Arruabarrena, seeking to make the final for the third time after also finishing runner-up to Falconi in 2017; and rising American star Amanda Anisimova. Who will be the champion when the 2019 Claro Open Colsanitas begins on Monday 8 April?

About WTA Bogota

With the major hard-court events of the first three months of the year safely squared away, the WTA Tour’s attention turns to the clay season and the build-up to the showcase events of European clay – the Mutua Madrid Open, Rome’s Internazionali BNL d’Italia and the second Grand Slam of the year, the French Open. Before the circuit heads to European clay, there’s one last flourishing of women’s tennis on the red dirt in the Americas: The Claro Open Colsanitas, an International-level clay-court event held in the Colombian capital of Bogota.

First held in 1993 as an ITF event, the Bogota tournament became a WTA Tour event in 1998 and has continued to hold successful editions yearly ever since. Bogota, which also used to an ATP World Tour event later in the year on hard courts, is Colombia’s largest city and capital, known as ‘the Athens of South America’. Cradled among the Andean peaks, Bogota is the third highest capital in South America and at an average 2,460 metres above sea level, some players can lose control of the ball in the altitude – so be prepared for some surprises!

Played at the Club Campestre El Rancho and offering $226,750 in prize money as well as 250 ranking points to the winner, the Claro Open Colsanitas has a proud history of crowning clay-court specialists as its champions – as well as rewarding the success of some of South America’s finest players. Argentina’s Paula Suarez, who holds the tournament’s record with four doubles titles, won the first of her two singles titles at the inaugural edition of WTA Bogota as a WTA Tour event in 1998 and Colombia’s own Fabiola Zuluaga, a beloved local star, holds the record for singles titles with four, taking the Bogota crown in 1999 and three years in a row between 2002 and 2004. Mariana Duque Marino was the second Colombian player to triumph when she won the title in 2010 defeating Angelique Kerber in the final. Brazil's Teliana Pereira became the latest South American champion in 2015.

In the last decade or so, several WTA Tour stars have lifted the trophy in Bogota, beginning with 2015 US Open champion Flavia Pennetta who won her second career title at the Copa Claro Colsanitas in 2005, followed by compatriot Roberta Vinci in 2007. But the last half of the 2000s belonged to one nation above all in Bogota, and that nation was Spain, with four different Spanish women – Lourdes Dominguez Lino (2006, 2011), Nuria Llagostera Vives (2008), Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (2009) and Lara Arruabarrena (2012) – taking the title.

In recent years, no one nation has predominated. Former world no. 1 and Grand Slam finalist Jelena Jankovic took the title in 2013 when she defeated Argentina’s Paula Ormaechea in the final and returned the next year to make it back to the final in Bogota, only to lose to rising French star Caroline Garcia. 

History was made at the 2015 edition of the tournament when Teliana Pereira won her first WTA Tour title at the Copa Claro Colsanitas, becoming just the third Brazilian woman to win a WTA Tour title after the great Maria Bueno and Niege Dias, and the first since Dias won Barcelona in 1998. Ranked outside the top 100 at the time, Pereira defeated former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone, top seed Elina Svitolina and Yaroslava Shvedova in the final to claim the WTA Bogota crown.

There was another big surprise in 2016, as Irina Falconi defeated Spain's Silver Soler-Espinosa in the final to become the first American woman to win the Bogota title. It was also her first career title. Italian veteran and former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone then added another achievement to her illustrious career as she took home the title in 2017, beating Lara Arruabarrena in the final.

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova became the first Slovakian champion when she won the Claro Open Colsanitas in 2018, dropping just one set - to 2016 champion Falconi - on her way to the final, where she beat 2012 winner Lara Arruabarrena.

WTA Bogota Tournament Information

Here are some fast facts about the Claro Open Colsanitas.

WTA Bogota 2019 tournament information

Claro Open ColsanitasWTA Bogota
Dates8-14 April
LocationBogota, Colombia
VenueCentro de Alto Rendimiento
First Played1993 (ITF)/1998 (WTA)
CategoryWTA International tournament
SurfaceOutdoor Clay
Entrants32 Singles/ 16 Doubles
Number of Seeds8
Reigning singles championAnna Karolina Schmiedlova
Reigning doubles championsDalila Jakupovic/Irina Khromacheva
Prize Money$250,000

WTA Bogota Ranking Points

Here are the ranking points awarded by the WTA Tour for reaching various rounds at an International event like the Claro Open Colsanitas.

Ranking points on offer at the Japan Women's Open

RoundPoints
Champion280
Finalist180
Semifinalist110
Quarterfinalist60
R1630
R11
Qualifying18
Q314
Q210
Q11

WTA Bogota champions

Here is a complete list of singles champions at the Claro Open Colsanitas since it began a WTA Tour event in 1998.

Players still active in singles are given in bold.

Former winners of the Claro Open Colsanitas

YearChampionRunner-up
1998Paola SuarezSonya Jeyaseelan
1999Fabiola ZuluagaChristina Papadaki
2000Patricia WartuschTathiana Garbin
2001Paola Suarez (2)Rita Kuti-Kis
2002Fabiola Zuluaga (2)Katarina Srebotnik
2003Fabiola Zuluaga (3)Anabel Medina Garrigues
2004Fabiola Zuluaga (4)Maria Sanchez Lorenzo
2005Flavia PennettaLourdes Dominguez Lino
2006Lourdes Dominguez LinoFlavia Pennetta
2007Roberta VinciTathiana Garbin
2008Nuria Llagostera VivesMaria Emilini Salerni
2009Maria Jose Martinez SanchezGisela Dulko
2010Mariana Duque MarinoAngelique Kerber
2011Lourdes Dominguez Lino (2)Mathilde Johansson
2012Lara ArruabarrenaAlexandra Panova
2013Jelena JankovicPaula Ormachea
2014Caroline GarciaJelena Jankovic
2015Teliana PereiraYaroslava Shvedova
2016Irina FalconiSilvia Soler Espinosa
2017Francesca SchiavoneLara Arruabarrena
2018Anna Karolina SchmiedlovaLara Arruabarrena

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