Jovana’s New York dreams dashed

Jovana has been knocked out of the US Open qualifying event by Saisai Zheng after a 6-4 6-2 defeat.

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The pair had met in the final of the ITF Challenger event in Anning earlier this year, with the Chinese player winning 6-2 6-3, and Jovana was hoping for some sweet revenge at Flushing Meadow.

But it wasn’t to be for the Serbian on Thursday as her hopes of qualifying for the main draw were dashed in a sub-par performance.

“I’m really disappointed with the way I played, I was far from producing my best tennis out there today, said Jovana. “I am going to go home and work hard because I know what I need to do on the practice court. I have to stay positive and keep believing in myself and my tennis.”