Jovana suffers early exit in Monterrey
Jovana suffered an opening round exit at the Abierto Monterrey Afirme tournament, where she was a finalist last year. She fell to no.8 seed Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia in three sets 3-6, 6-3, 5-7. The match lasted two hours and 33 minutes.
Jovana had three break points at 4-4 in the deciding third set, but was unable to convert any of them. Her rival used her chances and sealed the win on her second match point in the 12th game.
Stats: aces (9-5), double faults (14-8), total points won (106-108).
”I would like to thank everyone who came today and supported me, as always you were the best!,” Jovana wrote on her Facebook Page. “I’m very sad that I lost my match, it was very tough, but what makes me more sad is that I’m leaving this beautiful place! I will be back next year stronger and I’m looking forward to that!”