Las Vegas: Jovana victorious in opener

Jovana is through to the second round of the Red Rock Open in Las Vegas after a 7-5 7-5 victory over Veronica Cepede Royg of Paraguay.

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Playing in front of family and friends, with Las Vegas her home in the United States, Jovana was in her element and her impressive tennis was a reflection of that.

The Serbian hit seven aces against the world No.115 in a match that lasted just under two hours and her reward is a clash with Great Britain’s Laura Robson.

“The key of my match today was that I was so calm,” Jovana said afterwards. “I enjoyed every point, I wasn’t getting upset and I kept smiling through the whole match, it sounds funny, but that helped me playing my best today.

“Im so thankful that I had so many great people coming out and supporting me, their support means the world to me, they were amazing and I’m so much looking forward getting back on court tomorrow.”

Jovana, who lost her only previous encounter with Robson at 2013 Guangzhou, added:

“I have no thoughts, I’ll go out there give my best and have fun! Hopefully I’ll have a support again tomorrow.”