It may be a strange timing in the middle of this corona crisis, but the word is out that Bojana Jovanovski-Petrovic seems to be planning a comeback.
The comeback rumors started because she has made herself available for out-of-competition doping tests and is listed as reinstated player in ITF’s list. Her reinstatement date is November 28th. This was brought to my attention by Daniel Radu.
After missing almost two years because of injury, Bojana returned to tennis in January 2018, but in November that year hung up her racquet. The decision was difficult and emotional, but it seemed like the best choice at the time. Here’s one part of the two-time WTA titlist’s farewell message:
I had a tough time making this decision, after a lot of thinking, complaining to myself. One part of me still wants to play, still wants to compete, but my body simply can’t go on, because of numerous injuries and surgeries. Unfortunately, I can no longer train and play the same way as before, the way I’m used to, and if I can’t achieve my former level, and surpass it, then there is no point in continuing something that will not professionally fulfill me. Average results have never satisfied me as a player. I worked a lot on the court, I was striving to achieve great results, I haven’t reached my maximum, but I am not discontent.
Bojana married her long-time boyfriend Milos Petrovic in November 2016 and they became parents to a beautiful baby boy named Aleksej (Alexey) in August 2019. This summer, the 28-year-old played the TSS Tour in Belgrade, where she won one match by beating Tijana Nikolic 6-0 6-2 in the first round.
The Serbian former world No.32 will further strengthen the thriving mom club if she indeed returns to the WTA Tour. (source: Daniel Radu)