Jovana Reaches Semi-Finals in Minsk
Jovana continued her improving mid-season form at the $25,000 ITF in Minsk last week, winning three consecutive matches to reach the semi-finals of the clay court event in Belarus.
Jovana cruised through her first two rounds without dropping a set before overcoming a stern test in the quarterfinals against Russian opponent Karine Sarkisova. Sarkisova held a pair of match points which Jovana bravely fought off with winning drop shots to stay in the match and eventually prevail in a third set tiebreaker. Jovana’s luck ran out in the next round, unfortunately, where another Russian Darya Kasatkina bested her in the final four by a score of 6-1, 6-4.