Quebec: Jovana beaten by Lao

Jovana’s qualification hopes at the Coupe Banque Nationale in Quebec fell short last night when she suffered her third defeat to tricky American Danielle Lao.

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Despite hitting seven aces and holding two set points in the second set, Lao thwarted Jovana’s power game, using her sliced groundstrokes effectively to secure a 6-2 7-6 (4) victory and a place in the main draw.

“It was a frustrating match because I didn’t feel I did too much wrong,” said Jovana. “I could feel my back unfortunately so wasn’t able to play as freely as I wanted but I still served well and competed hard.

“She played well against me again so I’ll sign in for a lucky loser spot and see what happens.”