Jovana beaten in Dothan

Jovana was knocked out in the first round of the Hardee’s Pro Classic in Dothan, Atlanta by No.2 seed Rebecca Peterson of Sweden.

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The Serbian, who arrived in Dothan fresh from representing Serbia in Fed Cup action, was beaten 6-3 6-1 in one hour and 17 minutes.

Jovana was upbeat and pleased with her level in a tough first-round draw:

“I thought my level was pretty good today. I made some mistakes but I was happy with my overall game plan and just need to keep working hard and believing in myself.”