Jovanovski turns the match over to upset Wozniacki in Rome, Radwanska falls to Halep

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On the opening of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia Laura Robson made the story of the day by taking out Venus Williams and setting up a meeting with Serena Williams in the second round, while another famous up-and-comer took the spotlight on Day 2 in the first round – Bojana Jovanovski upset tenth seed Caroline Wozniacki 2-6 6-4 7-6(5) for her second career Top 10 victory and will next face fellow Serb Jelena Jankovic, who was her first Top 10 victim back in 2010.

Since reaching the second week of the 2013 Australian Open, her best Grand Slam result, the 48th-ranked Jovanovski lost eight straight matches, struggled with injuries and even dramatic personal life (her ex-boyfriend jumped off a bridge in Belgrade), but today against Wozniacki she recovered from losing the first set, being a break down in the second at 3-4, 0-4 in the third set, then 4-5 in the third when Wozniacki was serving for the match and then again recovered from 2-5 in the tiebreak to battle to the win in two hours and 57 minutes.

The highest seed to fall on Tuesday was No.4 Agnieszka Radwanska. The Pole lost handily to world No.64 Simona Halep 6-7(2) 6-1 6-2 in the second round, while Svetlana Kuznetsova was the Romanian’s victim in the first round 6-1 6-1. Agnieszka’s lower-ranked sister Urszula advanced to the second round with an upset of seed No.15 Ana Ivanovic, 6-3 2-6 6-2. (source: WTA Tour, photo: © Neal Trousdale)


  1. No way! This season is turning into a disaster for Caroline. If she doesn’t change something and fast she might be next Ana (slump-wise).

  2. What an ugly (first) comment – both Caroline- and Ana-“wise”. A real slump of a comment, I’d say, and then without any prospect of “change”, any-time – let alone “fast”… “No way!”. Yikes.

  3. @ AllSeeingEye whether with a grands slam or not it doesn’t make a big difference if a player can no longer win tough matches.


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