Serbian teenager Bojana Jovanovski scored her first Top 10 victory at the China Open and it was against none other than countrywoman Jelena Jankovic – former world number one, former champion and third seed this year. However, one more big win was too much for the 93rd-ranked Jovanovski as she won only three games against world No.18 Shahar Peer in the third round. The match lasted 59 minutes and ended with score 6-1 6-2.
In the first set Jovanovski converted one of six break points she had, but in the second set she had no such opportunities. Peer on the other hand broke Jovanovski’s service five times during the match.
Despite this third round loss, Jovanovski can be glad that she eventually decided not to skip the China Open after a string of disappointing results. The Serbian No.3 made headlines with the biggest victory of her career here and even earned a feature in the well-known Sony Ericsson WTA Tour’s “Getting to know… “. The most interesting thing I got to know from the article was that Jovanovski would like to have a serve of Ana Ivanovic (including the ball toss?) and the movement of Jelena Jankovic. (photo: © Neal Trousdale)