WTA Baku Cup: Bojana Jovanovski overcomes Nigina Abduraimova

Last Updated: 23/07/13 7:18pm

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Bojana Jovanovski: Tested by Nigina Abduraimova

Bojana Jovanovski: Tested by Nigina Abduraimova

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Top seed and defending champion Bojana Jovanovski struggled through to the second round of the Baku Cup in Azerbaijan after a tough opening encounter.

The Serbian was given an early fright against Nigina Abduraimova of Uzbekistan before eventually easing through in straight sets, 6-3 6-3.

Jovanovski, ranked 37 in the world, lost the first three games of the match before taking the next six in a row.

In the second set, she broke twice but dropped her serve in the next game each time and twice double-faulted on match points.

Also on the outdoor 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 had six aces and saved all three break points she faced.

Meanwhile, Shahar Peer from Israel came from a set down to defeat Belarusian Ilona Kremen 3-6 6-2 6-0 and Luxembourg's Mandy Minella whitewashed home hope Kamilla Farhad 6-0 6-0.

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