Top-seeded Jovanovski wins Baku opener

by: AP | July 23, 2013

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

AP Photo

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP)—Defending champion Bojana Jovanovski advanced to the second round of the Baku Cup, overcoming a rough start to beat Nigina Abduraimova of Uzbekistan 6-3, 6-3 on Tuesday.

The top-seeded Serbian lost the first three games before taking the next six. In the second set, she broke twice but dropped her serve in the next game each time and twice double-faulted on match points.

Also on the outdoor hard courts of the Baku Tennis Academy, Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic eliminated eighth-seeded Vesna Dolonc of Serbia 6-1, 6-2. Pliskova had six aces and saved all three break points she faced.
 

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Serena addresses her baby in Instagram post as she returns to No. 1

"I can't wait for you to join the players box next year," Williams writes. 

Albert Montanes wins opener in Barcelona, delaying retirement

Montanes, a wild card, will play Feliciano Lopez of Spain in the next round. 

Goffin: Bad call in Monte Carlo semi was ump's fault, not Nadal's

The Belgian's momentum in his semifinal match was halted after a controversial overrule.