Francesca Jones Falls to Tatjana Maria in Bogota

Francesca Jones Falls to Tatjana Maria in Bogota

Francesca Jones’ impressive run at the Copa Colsanitas came to an end in the semi-finals after a straight-sets defeat to Tatjana Maria. Despite losing to the defending champion, the 22-year-old Briton can be proud of her achievements in Bogota. 

World No 817 Jones caused a stir by beating seeded players Nuria Parrizas Diaz and Laura Pigossi on her way to the last four. Jones, who has a congenital condition, fought hard against the second seed, but Maria’s experience proved to be the difference. The rain delay only added to Jones’ difficulties, and Maria eventually won 6-3 6-4.

Jones’ early break in the second set gave her a glimmer of hope of making a comeback against Maria, but the German veteran quickly responded by breaking back. 

The set remained on serve when a rain delay forced the players off the court, and the organizers announced a delay until at least 3.45 pm. Unfortunately for Jones, Maria regained the momentum after the delay, winning a crucial hold before breaking the Briton in the ninth game to seal the match.

Jones’s success in Bogota is a testament to her determination and hard work. The LTA’s Pro Scholarship Programme helped her to develop her talent, and her impressive performance in Colombia shows that she has a bright future in the sport. Despite her physical challenges, Jones has shown that she can compete at the highest level.