Jovana sails past Sanchez

Jovana cruised through to the second round of the ITF $50k Pro Circuit event in Lexington, Kentucky with a 6-3 6-4 victory over American Maria Sanchez.

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Back to full health after being hampered by a left wrist injury, Jovana dominated on serve and played a solid match to wrap up the win in an hour and 41 minutes.

“I was very calm, my serve was on point today I felt good on the court,” she said afterwards. “Conditions are tougher to play in because it’s very hot and humid but I don’t mind it because I can adjust very quickly. Maria was a tough opponent, good doubles player and I already lost to her once last year so I’m so happy to get this win!”

The Serbian set up a clash with Belgium’s An Sophie Mestach.

“I know her very well, she is a friend of mine and also a tough opponent former top 100, never played her before and I’m so much looking forward getting out there on court.”