The encounter between Andrea Petkovic and Bojana Jovanovski was one of the juiciest openers. Petkovic’s experience prevailed and she won in straight sets 6-4 7-6(3).
The 50th-ranked Jovanovski had opportunities to win the second set, which would take the continuation of the match to tomorrow, because of darkness, but it was never to happen as Petkovic fought off all set points and capitalized on Jovanovski’s inability to capitalize on her chances. Nevertheless, Jovanovski once again showed her potential and passed one more inevitable lesson from the tennis experience.
They were practically equal in the department of winners, Jovanovski hit 31 and Petkovic 30, but Petkovic made 23 unforced errors compared to Jovanovski’s 41.