Hantuchova challenge for Jovana
Jovana has been drawn against World No.32 Daniela Hantuchova in the first round of the French Open in Paris.
It is the first meeting between the two players as Jovana prepares to play in her first ever Grand Slam singles main draw match.
“I am so excited to play my first Grand Slam match. To get the opportunity to play against a top player like Hantuchova is just fantastic. I have nothing to lose so I will just go out there and play my game. She has been one of the top players in the world so it’s a great challenge for me.”
Hantuchova has been ranked as high as No.5 in the world and has 6 career WTA singles titles.
This time last year Jovana was ranked No.250 and did not make the cut for Roland Garros qualifying, but her fantastic results this year, including the famous run to the Monterrey final, have seen her rocket up to a career-high ranking of No.102.