Tennis

Top-seeded Jovanovski struggles to win at Baku

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The Canadian Press
7/23/2013 9:33:47 AM
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BAKU, Azerbaijan - Top seed and 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.

Jovanovski, of Serbia, lost the first three games before taking the next six. In the second set, she broke serve twice but dropped her serve in each subsequent game and twice double-faulted on match points.

Also on the oudoor 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 fired six aces and saved all three of her break points.

Bojana Jovanovski (Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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