Jovana wins tense battle with Robson
Jovana secured one of her best wins this year by defeating Laura Robson, the British left hander who has been ranked as high as XX in the world.
Jovana saved four set points in the first set before eeking out a 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-4 victory to move through to the quarterfinals of the Red Rock Open.
It was always going to be a battle between two aggressive ball strikers and there was little to separate them, but it was Jovana who saved her best tennis for the most important points.
“I’m very happy with this win, I knew it wouldn’t be easy, so I went out there I gave my best,” Jovana said afterwards.
“I was focused to keep my serve and also to keep the ball in play, even though I’m an aggressive player my tactic was to keep the ball and wait for the right one to get into the court.
“I wasn’t giving up even one moment, she had chances but every time it was me who played well!”