Jovana retires from Casablanca quarterfinal

Jovana was forced to retire with a back injury during her quarterfinal match at the $25k ITF Pro Circuit event in Casablanca today.

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Jovana, the No.1 seed, was trailing 6-1 1-0 against her Russian opponent, No.6 seed Victoria Kan, when she decided she could no longer continue.

“Unfortunately I blocked my back completely and couldn’t move. I didn’t want to risk further damage so I had to retire. I’ll get some treatment before deciding whether I can play Istanbul next week or not.”