Jovanovski beats Beck

TASHKENT: Top-seeded Annika Beck was eliminated in the Tashkent Open quarter-finals, losing to Bojana Jovanovski 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 on Thursday.

Beck lost only two points on her serve in the first set, but Jovanovski’s return improved for the remainder of the match. Jovanovski will next face Nao Hibino of Japan, who beat Ukrainian qualifier Kateryna Kozlova 6-3, 6-3.

Also, Donna Vekic of Croatia reached the semi-finals by beating Germany’s Anna-Lena Friedsam 3-6, 6-3, 7-5.