|File:Jovanovski WM13-009 (9468588226).jpg|
31 December 1991 |
Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Plays||Right–handed (two–handed backhand)|
|Career titles||2 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 4 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 32 (4 August 2014)|
|Current ranking||No. 77 (2 November 2015)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2013)|
|French Open||3R (2013)|
|US Open||2R (2012, 2013, 2015)|
|Highest ranking||No. 203 (3 November 2014)|
|Current ranking||No. 689(2 November 2015)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2013)|
|French Open||1R (2011, 2013, 2014)|
|US Open||1R (2010, 2012)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Last updated on: 19 January 2015.|
Jovanovski has won two singles titles on the WTA tour, as well as four singles on the ITF tour in her career. On 4 August 2014, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 32. On 3 November 2014, she peaked at world number 203 in the doubles rankings.
- 1 Early life and career
- 2 Professional career
- 3 Playing style and equipment
- 4 Personal life
- 5 WTA career finals
- 6 WTA 125 series
- 7 Other
- 8 ITF finals
- 9 Fed Cup performances
- 10 Record against other players
- 11 Grand Slam singles performance timeline
- 12 Grand Slam doubles performance timeline
- 13 Awards
- 14 References
- 15 External links
Early life and career
Jovanovski began playing tennis aged 7 at the Red Star Tennis Club. Aged 12, she won the Serbian national U–14 championships and was the finalist of the U–16. She turned professional in 2006 and played her first junior event at the tournament in Pančevo, Serbia, losing in straight sets to Ana Veselinović. That year, she also lost to Simona Halep in the finals of the Heiveld Indoor Junior Championships. In 2007, Jovanovski won junior events in Citta' Di Santa Croce, defeating Michelle Larcher de Brito, and reached the finals in Prato and Milan, losing to Romana Tabaková and Anastasia Pivovarova, respectively.
Jovanovski would play at numerous junior grand slam tournaments. Her best result came at Wimbledon, where she was defeated by Madison Brengle in the quarterfinals. In 2008 Jovanovski decided to pursue her professional career on the ITF Circuit, but would also play at the junior grand slams. She would reach the quarterfinals at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, losing to Arantxa Rus and Laura Robson, respectively. Both Rus and Robson later won the tournaments. Jovanovski's highest junior ranking was world number 5, which she achieved on 7 April 2008.
Jovanovski made her professional debut on the ITF Circuit in Prokuplje, Serbia, in 2006, where she lost to Karolina Jovanović in the second round. Two years later, she won her first ITF title at that same tournament, beating Karin Morgošová in the final. In 2008 Jovanovski reached an additional three finals, winning two of them.
She continued playing on the ITF Circuit, reaching the semifinals of three events – Belek, Sarajevo and Toruń – being defeated by Tetyana Arefyeva, Ana Jovanović, and Oksana Kalashnikova, respectively. Jovanovski played qualifications for the 2009 US Open, but lost, however, to American Carly Gullickson. On 20 November 2009 Jovanovski reached the final of ITF event in Pune, India, but lost to Fujiwara. On 29 November 2009 Jovanovski reached the final of ITF event in Toyota, Japan, but lost to domestic player and former world number 4 Kimiko Date-Krumm.
2010: WTA Tour Debut
At her first ITF tournament in 2010, in Quanzhou, Jovanovski reached the semifinals, losing in three sets to fellow Serb Aleksandra Krunić. She then played in the qualification tournament for the 2010 Australian Open, but lost to Kathrin Wörle, despite having a match point in the third set. Jovanovski was, once again, part of the Serbian Fed Cup team along with Jelena Janković, Ana Ivanovic and Ana Jovanović in the 3–2 loss against Russia in the 2010 Fed Cup World Group. She was then awarded with a wild card for the main draw of 2010 Malaysian Open. On her WTA Tour debut, she beat Russian Vitalia Diatchenko in straight sets. However, Jovanovski then lost to the first seed Elena Dementieva in round two.
On 24 April 2010, Jovanovski made her debut for the Serbia Fed Cup team, in the 2010 World Group Playoffs against Slovakia. She lost her first singles match to Daniela Hantuchová, but then won her second rubber against Magdaléna Rybáriková. Jovanovski and Jelena Janković lost their doubles match to Hantuchová and Rybáriková for the final 3–2 scoreline for Slovakia. At the 2010 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, her second career WTA event, she defeated Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová in the first round, but then lost to the fifth seed Angelique Kerber in the second. Jovanovski then qualified for her third WTA Tour tournament at the 2010 Internazionali BNL d'Italia, beating Nuria Llagostera Vives and former World No. 8 Alicia Molik, but then lost to Yaroslava Shvedova in the first round. In May, Jovanovski took part in the 2010 Warsaw Open, beating former World No. 5 Anna Chakvetadze to reach the main draw. She subsequently lost to Sara Errani in the first round.
Jovanovski's next tournament was at the 2010 French Open, where she defeated María Irigoyen in the first round of the qualifying stage, but then fell to Anastasia Pivovarova in the second. She then suffered losses in the semifinal of the ITF event in Maribor and the 2010 Aegon International qualifications, but managed to enter into the main draw at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships. Jovanovski defeated Casey Dellacqua with a promising scoreline of 6–1, 6–0 in the first round. She then lost to 8th seed Victoria Azarenka in the second. Her result at the Wimbledon caused her ranking rise to World No. 93. Jovanovski then played at the 2010 Banka Koper Slovenia Open but lost to compatriot and World No. 2 Jelena Janković in the opening round. At the 2010 İstanbul Cup, she won three matches in straight sets to qualify for the main draw, but lost to Russia's Elena Vesnina in the first round. In August, Jovanovski qualified for the main draw of the first Premier 5 of the US Open Series: 2010 Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open, She upset the fourteenth seed Aravane Rezaï in the first round, but lost to Akgul Amanmuradova in the following round in straight sets. Jovanovski then attempted to qualify for the 2010 Rogers Cup and the 2010 Pilot Pen Tennis, but fell to, respectively, Sorana Cîrstea and Elena Vesnina. Jovanovski played her second Grand Slam event at the 2010 US Open, but was defeated by Australia's Anastasia Rodionova in the first round. She also competed in the women's doubles partnering with Jelena Janković, but they were defeated by Kimiko Date-Krumm and Ayumi Morita.
Jovanovski then played at the 2010 Guangzhou International Women's Open, but lost to Alla Kudryavtseva in the first round. She then lost in the first round of the 2010 Hansol Korea Open, losing to Kirsten Flipkens despite easily winning three qualification matches. Jovanovski was then defeated in the first round of the 2010 Toray Pan Pacific Open qualifications by Pauline Parmentier. However, Jovanovski managed to turned around the early losses by qualifying for the main draw of 2010 China Open, her first ever Premier Mandatory tournament. In the opening round, she defeated a fellow qualifier, the 2009 US Open quarterfinalist Kateryna Bondarenko, in the first round. Jovanovski upset former World No. 1 and fellow Serbian and good friend Jelena Janković in the second round, marking her first victory over a former World No. 1 and a top ten player. However, she was beaten by Shahar Pe'er in the third round. Jovanovski then took part in ITF tournaments in Torhout, Poitiers and Taipei, defeating players such as Sania Mirza, Rika Fujiwara and Noppawan Lertcheewakarn, but without much further success. She finished the year as the youngest player in the top 100 on the WTA rankings.
In December, Jovanovski played at the ITF tournament in Dubai. She defeated Julia Babilon in the first round, Petra Martić in the second and World No. 45 Anastasija Sevastova in the quarterfinals, then former World No. 16 Anabel Medina Garrigues in her semifinal, but then lost to former World No. 27 Sania Mirza in the final. A week later, in Pune, Jovanovski won her fourth ITF title, and her first since 2008, defeating Nina Bratchikova.
2011: Breakthrough year
Jovanovski opened the season in Brisbane, defeating Anastasia Rodionova in the first round. She would then lose to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the second. The week after, Jovanovski qualified for the Medibank International Sydney. She defeated Kaia Kanepi, Aravane Rezaï and Flavia Pennetta. Jovanovski lost her first WTA semifinal to future champion Li Na. At the 2011 Australian Open, Jovanovski defeated Chang Kai-chen in the first round and lost to the second seed Vera Zvonareva in the second. She also played doubles partnering with Varvara Lepchenko, but they lost to Kimiko Date-Krumm and Zhang Shuai. Jovanovski was the highest ranked Serbian player in the Serbia Fed Cup team for the World Group II rubber against Canada. Jovanovski played along with Ana Jovanović, Aleksandra Krunić and Tamara Čurović against Rebecca Marino, Aleksandra Wozniak, Marie-Ève Pelletier and Sharon Fichman in Novi Sad. She won both of her singles matches, with 6–4, 7–5 against Wozniak and 7–6(3), 6–3 against Marino. In the doubles match, Jovanovski and Krunić defeated Fichman and Pelletier 7–6(5), 6–4 to guarantee Serbia spot in the World Group Play Offs.
Jovanovski lost the first round of the Dubai Tennis Championships to the World No. 26 Yanina Wickmayer. She qualified for the 2011 Qatar Ladies Open, but she lost to Sania Mirza in the first round. Jovanovski was seeded eight at the 2011 Malaysian Open. She defeated Tamarine Tanasugarn and Urszula Radwańska before losing to former World No. 4 and eventual champion Jelena Dokić in the quarterfinals. She then suffered two consecutive first–round losses, at the 2011 BNP Paribas Open to Urszula Radwańska, and at the 2011 Sony Ericsson Open to Monica Niculescu. On 25 March 2011, Jovanovski was awarded with the Heart Award, given by the Fed Cup for her performances in the Serbia Fed Cup team. She then played for Serbia Fed Cup team in a World Group Play–Off rubber against Slovakia. Though she lost her singles match to Dominika Cibulková 4–6, 6–3, 6–1, Serbia managed to qualify for the 2012 World Group. At the 2011 Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open, Jovanovski defeated Gréta Arn in the first round, but then she lost to World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in the second. She then lost to the tenth seed Shahar Pe'er in the first round of the 2011 Internazionali BNL d'Italia. Jovanovski defeated Alla Kudryavtseva in the first round of 2011 Internationaux de Strasbourg, but was defeated by Anabel Medina Garrigues in the second. Jovanovski lost to the fifteenth seed Andrea Petkovic in the first round of the 2011 French Open. Partnering with Varvara Lepchenko, she lost to Lourdes Domínguez Lino and Laura Pous Tió in the women's doubles first round.
Jovanovski played her first grass court event of the year at the 2011 Aegon Classic. Though she was seeded tenth, she was defeated by Sarah Gronert, a qualifier, in the first round. Jovanovski then qualified for the 2011 Aegon International, and defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round. She lost to the seventh seed Samantha Stosur in the second. At the 2011 Wimbledon Championships, Jovanovski was defeated by Simona Halep in the first round. Partnering with Jelena Dokić, she lost to Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond in the women's doubles first round.
Jovanovski has been seeded the fifth at the 2011 Citi Open. She defeated qualifier Petra Rampre in the first round and Jill Craybas in the second, before losing to former World No. 3 and eventual champion Nadia Petrova in the quarterfinals. At the 2011 Mercury Insurance Open, she was defeated by the ninth seed Roberta Vinci in the first round. Jovanovski would then beat Melanie Oudin and Arantxa Parra Santonja to qualify for the 2011 Rogers Cup. She was leading 2–0 when Jelena Dokić retired from their match of the first round. Jovanovski was then beaten by former World No. 1 Maria Sharapova in the second round. After defeating Anna Tatishvili and Akgul Amanmuradova to qualify for the event, Jovanovski was beaten by the seventeenth seed Yanina Wickmayer in the first round of the 2011 Western & Southern Open. She then lost to Gisela Dulko in the first round of the 2011 Texas Tennis Open. At the 2011 US Open, Jovanovski lost in the first round to the 28th seed and former World No. 1 Serena Williams. She and Varvara Lepchenko were beaten by eight seeds Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká in the women's doubles first round.
Jovanovski then lost her first–round matches in four consecutive tournaments, the 2011 Tashkent Open, the 2011 Guangzhou International Women's Open, the 2011 Toray Pan Pacific Open and the 2011 China Open. She was defeated by, respectively, Sorana Cîrstea, Tetiana Luzhanska, Angelique Kerber, and Francesca Schiavone. Jovanovski won her first match after the streak of seven first–round losses at the 2011 Kremlin Cup, beating Alona Bondarenko. She would then lose in the second round to Vera Zvonareva.
2012: First WTA title
Jovanovski began her 2012 season at the Brisbane International. She defeated Casey Dellacqua, a wild card entrant, in the first round, but then lost to the fourth seed Serena Williams. She then played the qualification tournament for the 2012 Apia International Sydney qualifications, defeating Tamira Paszek and Virginie Razzano, before losing to Stefanie Vögele. At the 2012 Australian Open, Jovanovski lost in the first round to Casey Dellacqua. In doubles, she and Michaëlla Krajicek were defeated by Alla Kudryavtseva and Ekaterina Makarova in the first round. Jovanovski then played for the Serbia Fed Cup team in the World Group first round against Belgium, scoring one singles loss and a win in both singles and doubles to help Serbia advance in the semifinals.
At the 2012 Qatar Total Open, Jovanovski defeated Raquel Kops-Jones in the first round of qualifications, eventually losing to Aleksandra Wozniak in the second. She then lost in the second round of the 2012 Dubai Tennis Championships qualifications to Mona Barthel, having previously beat Kurumi Nara in straight sets. Jovanovski went on to suffer two consecutive first–round losses at the 2012 Malaysian Open and the 2012 BNP Paribas Open, having been defeated by, respectively, Casey Dellacqua, and Jessica Pegula in qualifying. She then played at the ITF event 2012 The Bahamas Women's Open, where she lost in the semifinals to Aleksandra Wozniak. Jovanovski received a wild card for the 2012 Sony Ericsson Open, and was defeated by Lourdes Domínguez Lino in the first round.
Jovanovski then played at the 2012 e-Boks Copenhagen Open. She had defeated Stefanie Vögele, and upset the fourth seed Monica Niculescu, before losing in the quarterfinals to Petra Martić. Jovanovski then played for Serbia in the Fed Cup semifinals against Russia. Although she and Aleksandra Krunić lost their doubles match, to Maria Kirilenko and Elena Vesnina, Serbia progressed through to the final with a 3–2 win. After that, Jovanovski tried to qualify for the 2012 Budapest Grand Prix and the 2012 Mutua Madrid Open, but suffered two first–round losses to, respectively, Romana Tabaková, and Marta Domachowska. She then managed to qualify for the 2012 Brussels Open, where she lost in the second round to the eight seed Kaia Kanepi. At the 2012 French Open, Jovanovski lost to World No. 3 Agnieszka Radwańska.
Jovanovski played her first grass–court tournament of the year at the 2012 Aegon Classic, where she suffered a first–round loss to Michelle Larcher de Brito, a qualifier. She then tried to qualify for the 2012 Aegon International, but lost to Laura Robson in the last qualification round. At the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, Jovanovski led 5–7, 6–3, 2–0 in the first–round match against Eleni Daniilidou, when Daniilidou retired. She then lost to the fifteenth seed Sabine Lisicki in three sets, 6–3, 2–6, 6–8. Jovanovski then entered the 2012 Baku Cup seeded fifth. She defeated Lesia Tsurenko in the first round, Valeria Solovyeva in the second, fellow Serb Aleksandra Krunić in the quarterfinals, and the second seed Alexandra Panova in the semifinals to advance in her first career WTA final. She defeated another first–time finalist Julia Cohen to win her first WTA tour title.
However, following the capture of her first WTA title, Jovanovski went on to lose in the first rounds of three following tournaments — the 2012 Citi Open, the 2012 Rogers Cup and the 2012 Western & Southern Open. At the 2012 Texas Tennis Open, Jovanovski defeated Alexandra Panova, and Mirjana Lučić, and led the match against Peng Shuai when Peng retired to reach the semifinal, where she lost to the eventual champion Roberta Vinci. At the final Grand Slam tournament of the season, the 2012 US Open, she beat Mona Barthel in the first round, and then lost to Dominika Cibulková in the second. Jovanovski then reached the quarterfinals of the 2012 Tashkent Open by defeating Dinah Pfizenmaier, and Eleni Daniilidou, before falling to Donna Vekić. At her last four WTA tournaments of the season, Jovanovski reached the second round of the 2012 Guangzhou International Women's Open, being defeated by Chanelle Scheepers; the third round of the 2012 Toray Pan Pacific Open, losing to Caroline Wozniacki; the third round of the 2012 China Open, losing to Marion Bartoli; and the first round of the 2012 Kremlin Cup, being defeated by Sofia Arvidsson.
Jovanovski was a member of the Serbia Fed Cup team during the 2012 World Group Final, but did not play any matches. She and Aleksandra Krunić were scheduled to play doubles against Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká, but the match was cancelled as Czech Republic had already won 3–1. As a result of their success in the 2012 Fed Cup, the team was honoured with the Award of Olympic Committee of Serbia for Women's Team of the Year. During the final months of 2012, Jovanovski also played at the ITF tournaments, the Büschl Open and the Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge, but without much success.
2013: Australian Open fourth round
Jovanovski played her first event of the season at the Shenzhen Open, where she was seeded eighth. She defeated Alexandra Cadanțu in the first round and Duan Yingying in the second, but lost in the quarterfinals to Li Na, who later won the tournament. Jovanovski then played in Hobart, where she defeated María Teresa Torró Flor, before losing to Kirsten Flipkens in the second round. At the Australian Open, Jovanovski again defeated Torró Flor, the seventeenth seed Lucie Šafářová, and Kimiko Date-Krumm, before losing to eventual semifinalist Sloane Stephens in the fourth round. In third set Jovanovski had break advantage twice: first 2–0 and later 3–1, but lost that set 7–5. This has been her best career Grand Slam result so far. In doubles, Jovanovski partnered with Melinda Czink; they triumphed over Simona Halep and Arantxa Rus in the first round, but then fell to Natalie Grandin and Vladimíra Uhlířová in the second.
She then lost 7 matches in a row. Four of them were at Fed Cup. First Serbia played in World Group against Sloavakia and lost 2-3. Jovanovski lost her two single matches. Fist to Daniela Hantuchova and second to Jana Cepelova in tight match - 7–5, 5–7, 9–11. Slovakia secured next round and retried from doubles match. Then Serbia played Play-offs to stay in World Group, but lost to Germany 2-3. Ana Ivanovic won two single matches, but Jovanovski lost her two. First to Angelique Kerber in two sets, and then to Mona Barthel in three sets. So, doubles match decided to Germany go through. Her first win (after Australian Open) was at Rome in first round. She defeated Caroline Wozniacki, former world No. 1 and 10th player in that moment. It was her second top 10 win (first was over Jelena Jankovic). In second round she lost to Jelena Jankovic. At French Open she reached 3rd round losing in two tight sets to Svetlana Kuznetsova; in second she deafeted again Wozniacki. At Wimbledon she reached second round. Later in summer, she played in Baku and New Haven. There she won just one match. At final Grand Slam, US Open, she beat Andrea Petkovic in first round, but lost to Petra Kvitova in second.
At Tashkent Open Jovanovski won her second WTA title, winning 7 matches in 8 days. She deafeted Olga Govortsova in final in three sets. In Guangzhou Bojana defeated in first round Sorana Cirstea, first seed, with an easy 6–2, 6–1 win. But she lost in second round to Vania King, despite winning nine games in a row after first set loss - it was 4–6, 6–0, 3–0. She also won title at 125 series Ningbo; in final she beat Shuai Zhang, again in three sets.
After these two titles, it looked like Jovanovski has a big confidence, now for bigger tournaments. In Beijing she beat again Cirstea, and it was again two easy sets. But in second round she was declassed by home favourite, Na Li, with a 6–0, 6–1 loss. But she finished a season in a better way, reaching quarterfinal of Luxembourg. She defeated Roland Garros champion, Francesca Schiavone, in first round, and Su-Wei Hsieh, future doubles world No. 1. Both wins were in two sets. In quarterfinal she lost to 1st seed and eventual champion, Caroline Wozniacki, in three sets.
Jovanovski finished season ranked 36th.
Jovanovski started season playing in Shenzhen, suffering first round loss to German qualifier Anna-Lena Friedsam in two sets. She beat Annika Beck and Olivia Rogowska in Hobart, before losing to first seed Samantha Stosur in quarterfinals. At Australian Open, Bojana wasn't seeded at first. But, after withdrawal of Jamie Hampton who was seeded, Bojana became 33rd seed and she was moved to other side of draw. She started well with three sets win over Jana Cepelova, but lost in second round to Yvonne Meusburger in three sets.
After Melbourne, Jovanovski moved 7 places down on rankings. But, what was worse than that, it's that Bojana got injured in Melbourne, and stated that the only choice was pause. She tried to play in Paris but lost easily to Andrea Petkovic. So, she knew that she must recover and withdrew from Doha, Dubai and also Fed Cup.
Consequences of injuries continued for the results. Jovanovski lost convincigly at next four events in Acapulco, Indian Wells, Miami, and also first clay tournament of season in Marrakech, winning a total of just two matches.
In Oeiras Jovanovski beat Monica Puig and in second round against Elena Vesnina Bojana served for match and had match point for first quarterfinal since Hobart. But she lost that match 7–6 in third set. In first round of Madrid she declassed Karin Knapp, but lost in second round to countrywoman Ana Ivanovic in good performance. Including that loss in Madrid, Jovanovski lost then 6 times in a row, including French Open. Only time she won set was first set against Sloane Stephens in Rome. In Roland Garros, Jovanovski lost to Camila Giorgi.
Jovanovski came in Wimbledon with 7–15 win-loss season record. But she scored her first win since Madrid after win over Johanna Larsson. After that she came up with her best performance of the year, stunning 8th seed Victoria Azarenka 6–3, 3–6, 7–5 to reach third round. It was her 4th top 10 win. She however missed a big chance to reach next round, falling to Czech qualifier and world No. 176 Tereza Smitkova. Jovanovski had a match point in second set, then served two times for a match in final set (incl. another match point), but couldn't cross the finishing line. She also played doubles, partnered with Eva Hrdinova, and mixed doubles too, partnered with Mate Pavic. In both competitions she lost in second round.
Bojana then played in Istanbul, losing in second round. At least Jovanovski got revenged on Smitkova for Wimbledon. She and Schiavone defeated her and Mayr-Achleitner in doubles. Jovanovski then played in Baku, and reached second final at that tournament after beating Stefanie Voegele. She lost in two sets to Elina Svitolina in final. This was the first final which she lost, after winning her previous two finals. Then she moved to North America. The first tournament she played there was at Washington, just a few days later. Although being tired, she reached the quarterfinals, losing to Marina Erakovic for the second time in a year. She came in Montréal with a solid 9-4 win loss series. But that form soon found a downturn. All of her next series of matches in the US were lost in two sets: in Montreal, Cincinnati, New Haven and US Open. Moving to Asia, Jovanovski reached Tashkent final, but in China played three tournaments and won none matches.
Jovanovski played two Australian Open warm-up events, and reached second round in both. At Aussie Open she lost in first round to Roberta Vinci. Bad form continued, with lost in first round in Doha and Kuala Lumpur. She, however, managed to win one match in both Indian Wells and Miami, notable win coming against Mona Barthel in Miami.
Clay court season began for Jovanovski in Marakech, where she lost to third seed Flavia Pennetta. In Madrid, she played qualifications, but lost there in second round to Mariana Duque-Marino. However, at next tournament in Rome, Jovanovski finally won back-to-back matches. First, she won two in qualifying. Then she beat top players to reach third round, Caroline Garcia and top 20 player Madison Keys. She won all matches in three sets, affirming that she finally found confidence and her game back. She was stopped there by Maria Sharapova, but in a good match where she built 3–1 lead in first set.
Playing style and equipment
Jovanovski is an aggressive baseline player. She cites forehand as her favourite shot and hard as her favourite court surface, and stated she would like to improve her court movement and become mentally stronger. Since 2011 US Open she will wear Adidas instead of Nike sports gear and Head rackets.
Jovanovski was born to father Zoran, a former football player, and mother Snežana, and also has a sister Viktorija. Her father and coach Zoran Jovanovski introduced her to tennis when she was aged 7. Jovanovski cites Maria Sharapova as her idol for being "an aggressive player and a strong personality". Serbian tennis player Jelena Janković is her good friend. Jovanovski is fluent in Serbian and English. Besides Head, Jovanovski is also sponsored by Knjaz Miloš.
During the ITF tournament in Dubai in December 2010, it was rumoured Jovanovski would play for Macedonia, reportedly for "being in the shadow of Jelena and Ana". Her father and coach Zoran Jovanovski denied the rumours at once, saying that "Bojana had never even been in Macedonia" and that the rumour was "made up because of her surname".
WTA career finals
Singles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner-up)
|Winner||1.||28 July 2012||Baku Cup, Baku, Azerbaijan||Hard||Julia Cohen||6–3, 6–1|
|Winner||2.||14 September 2013||Tashkent Open, Tashkent, Uzbekistan||Hard||Olga Govortsova||4–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–3)|
|Runner–up||1.||27 July 2014||Baku Cup, Baku, Azerbaijan||Hard||Elina Svitolina||1–6, 6–7(2–7)|
|Runner–up||2.||14 September 2014||Tashkent Open, Tashkent, Uzbekistan||Hard||Karin Knapp||2–6, 6–7(4–7)|
WTA 125 series
Singles: 1 (1 title)
|Winner||1.||27 September 2013||Ningbo, China||Hard||Shuai Zhang||6–7(7–9), 6–4, 6–1|
Team: 1 (0–1)
|Runner-up||1.||3–4 November 2012||Fed Cup, Prague, Czech Republic||Hard (i)|| Ana Ivanovic
| Petra Kvitová
Singles: 8 (4–4)
|Winner||1.||7 July 2008||Prokuplje, Serbia||Clay||Karin Morgošová||6–0, 6–1|
|Winner||2.||18 August 2008||Vinkovci, Croatia||Clay||Zorica Petrov||6–1, 6–3|
|Winner||3.||1 September 2008||Brčko, B&H||Clay||Gracia Radovanović||6–4, 3–6, 6–2|
|Runner-up||1.||27 December 2008||Delhi, India||Hard||Sandra Záhlavová||4–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||2.||16 November 2009||Pune, India||Hard||Rika Fujiwara||7–5, 4–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||3.||23 November 2009||Toyota, Japan||Carpet (i)||Kimiko Date-Krumm||5–7, 2–6|
|Runner-up||4.||13 December 2010||Dubai, UAE||Clay||Sania Mirza||6–4, 3–6, 0–6|
|Winner||4.||20 December 2010||Pune, India||Hard||Nina Bratchikova||6–4, 6–4|
Doubles: 1 (0–1)
|Runner-up||1.||10 November 2008||Pune, India||Hard||Elora Dabija|| Chang Kai-chen
|7–5, 2–6, [7–10]|
Fed Cup performances
Singles: 11 (4–7)
|Loser||2010||World Group Playoffs||Slovakia||Clay (i)||Daniela Hantuchová||2–6, 2–6|
|Winner||Magdaléna Rybáriková||6–1, 7–6(7–4)|
|Winner||2011||World Group II||Canada||Hard (i)||Aleksandra Wozniak||6–4, 7–5|
|Winner||Rebecca Marino||7–6(7–3), 6–3|
|Loser||2011||World Group Playoffs||Slovakia||Clay (i)||Dominika Cibulková||6–4, 3–6, 1–6|
|Loser||2012||World Group||Belgium||Hard (i)||Yanina Wickmayer||4–6, 4–6|
|Winner||Kirsten Flipkens||6–2, 6–4|
|Loser||2013||World Group Play-offs||Germany||Hard (i)||Angelique Kerber||5–7, 2–6|
|Loser||Mona Barthel||1–6, 6–3, 3–6|
|Loser||2014||World Group II Play-offs||Romania||Clay||Simona Halep||2–6, 4–6|
|Loser||Sorana Cirstea||3–6, 7–6(9–7), 3–6|
Doubles: 4 (2–2)
|Losers||2010||World Group Playoffs||Slovakia||Clay (i)||Jelena Janković||Hantuchová
|Winner||2011||World Group II||Canada||Hard (i)||Aleksandra Krunić||Fichman
|Winner||2012||World Group||Belgium||Hard (i)||Aleksandra Krunić||Van Uytvanck
|7–6(7–2), 4–6, 6–1|
|Losers||2012||World Group Semifinals||Russia||Clay (i)||Aleksandra Krunić||Kirilenko
Record against other players
|/ Jelena Janković||1||1–2||33%||1–1||0–1||0–0||0–0|
|/ Ana Ivanovic||1||0–1||0%||0–0||0–1||0–0||0–0|
|/ Jelena Dokić||4||1–1||50%||1–1||0–0||0–0||0–0|
Wins over Top 10's per season
|1.||Jelena Janković||No. 6||China Open, Beijing, China||Hard||2nd Round||4–6, 6–2, 6–2|
|2.||Caroline Wozniacki||No. 10||Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome, Italy||Clay||1st Round||2–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)|
|3.||Caroline Wozniacki||No. 10||French Open, Paris, France||Clay||2nd Round||7–6(7–2), 6–3|
|4.||Victoria Azarenka||No. 9||Wimbledon Championships, London, UK||Grass||2nd Round||6–3, 3–6, 7–5|
Grand Slam singles performance timeline
Grand Slam doubles performance timeline
- 2011 – Fed Cup Heart Award (World Group / World Group II first round)
- 2012 – Award of Olympic Committee of Serbia for Women's Team of the Year (as part of Serbia Fed Cup team)
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- RTS: Budućnost srpskog tenisa – Bojana Jovanovski (28 April 2009)
- Bojana Jovanovski at coretennis.com
- International Tennis Federation: Australian Open Junior Championships 2008 Girls' Singles – Main Draw
- International Tennis Federation: The Junior Championships, Wimbledon 2008 Girls' Singles – Main Draw
- Bojana Jovanovski at the International Tennis Federation Junior Profile
- Bojana Jovanovski – Activity at the International Tennis Federation
- Bojana Jovanovski at the International Tennis Federation
- Blic: Bojana Jovanovski ipak bez učešća na US Openu (30 August 2008)
- Vesti: Bojana Jovanovski ostala bez glavnog žreba (29 August 2009)
- Sportske.net: Jovanovski stigla do finala (20 November 2009)
- B92: Jovanovski ispala u kvalifikacijama (16 January 2010)
- 2010 Fed Cup World Group: World Group Tie: Serbia vs. Russia, 2–3 (7 February 2010)
- Sportske.net: Jovanovska u glavnom zrebu Malezije (20 February 2010)
- B92: Dementijeva bolja od Jovanovski (24 February 2010)
- Fed Cup: Slovaks claim World Group spot (25 April 2010)
- 2010 Fed Cup World Group Playoffs: World Group Playoffs Tie: Serbia vs. Slovakia, 2–3 (25 April 2010)
- B92: Jovanovski u glavnom žrebu Rima (1 May 2010)
- B92: Jovanovski direktno na Vimbldon (15 June 2010)
- B92: Bojana u glavnom žrebu Sinsinatija (8 August 2010)
- B92: Bojana Jovanovski savladala Rezai (9 August 2010)
- B92: Srpkinje uspešne u Pekingu (2 October 2010)
- Sony Ericsson WTA Tour: One Giant Step For Jovanovski (4 October 2010)
- Sony Ericsson WTA Tour: Shahar First Into QFs (6 October 2010)
- WTA Tour: Year–End Young Guns (22 November 2010)
- International Tennis Federation: $75,000 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Printable Drawsheet (16 December 2010)
- B92: Jovanovski izgubila finale Dubaija (18 December 2010)
- B92: Jovanovski osvojila turnir u Puneu (25 December 2010)
- B92: Počelo je, Viktor, Janko, Bojana... (1 January 2011)
- WTA Tour: Brisbane International – Main Draw Singles (31 December 2010)
- B92: Jovanovski uspešna na startu 2011. (2 January 2011)
- B92: Eliminisana Bojana Jovanovski (4 January 2011)
- B92: Jovanovski u glavnom žrebu Sidneja (9 January 2011)
- B92: Sidnej: Jovanovski bolja od Kanepi (10 January 2011)
- WTA Tour: Cibulková Upsets No. 1 (11 January 2011)
- WTA Tour: Li Edges Kuznetsova in QFs (12 January 2011)
- WTA Tour: Clijsters One Step Away From No. 2
- WTA Tour: 2011 Australian Open – Main Draw Singles (14 January 2011)
- B92: Fed kup: Srbija bez Jelene i Ane (26 January 2011)
- Fed Cup: Tie Details: Serbia – Slovakia (1 February 2011)
- 2011 Dubai Tennis Championships: Women's Singles Main Draw (13 February 2011)
- 2010 Qatar Ladies Open: Women's Singles Main Draw (22 February 2011)
- 2011 Malaysian Open: Women's Singles Main Draw (4 March 2011)
- 2011 BNP Paribas Open: Women's Singles Main Draw (8 March 2011)
- 2011 Sony Ericsson Open: Women's Singles Main Draw (22 March 2011)
- Fed Cup: Jovanovski wins Heart Award (25 March 2011)
- 2011 Fed Cup: Dramatic win earns Serbia promotion to World Group (17 April 2011)
- 2011 Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open: Women's Singles Main Draw (1 May 2011)
- 2011 Internazionali BNL d'Italia: Women's Singles Main Draw (8 May 2011)
- 2011 Internationaux de Strasbourg: Women's Singles Main Draw (15 May 2011)
- 2011 French Open: Women's Singles Main Draw (20 May 2011)
- 2011 French Open: Women's Doubles Main Draw (22 May 2011)
- 2011 Aegon Classic: Main Draw entry lists revealed for the AEGON Classic (6 May 2011)
- 2011 Aegon Classic: Women's Singles Main Draw (5 June 2011)
- 2011 Aegon International: Women's Singles Main Draw (15 June 2011)
- 2011 Wimbledon Championships: Women's Singles Main Draw (21 June 2011)
- 2011 Wimbledon Championships: Women's Doubles Main Draw (18 June 2011)
- 2011 Citi Open: Women's Singles Main Draw (29 July 2011)
- 2011 Mercury Insurance Open: Women's Singles Main Draw (1 August 2011)
- 2011 Rogers Cup: Women's Singles Qualifying Draw (7 August 2011)
- 2011 Rogers Cup: Women's Singles Main Draw (11 August 2011)
- 2011 Western & Southern Open: Women's Singles Qualifying Draw (14 August 2011)
- 2011 Western & Southern Open: Women's Singles Main Draw (16 August 2011)
- 2011 Texas Tennis Open: Women's Singles Main Draw (23 August 2011)
- 2011 US Open: Women's Singles Main Draw (29 August 2011)
- 2011 US Open: Women's Doubles Main Draw (30 August 2011)
- 2011 Tashkent Open: Women's Singles Main Draw (12 September 2011)
- 2011 Guangzhou International Women's Open: Women's Singles Main Draw (19 September 2011)
- 2011 Toray Pan Pacific Open: Women's Singles Main Draw (25 September 2011)
- 2011 China Open: Women's Singles Main Draw (2 October 2011)
- 2011 Kremlin Cup: Women's Singles Main Draw (25 October 2011)
- 2012 Brisbane International: Women's Singles Main Draw (4 January 2012)
- 2012 Apia International Sydney: Women's Singles Qualifying Draw (7 January 2012)
- 2012 Australian Open: Women's Singles Main Draw (18 January 2012)
- 2012 Australian Open: Women's Doubles Main Draw (19 January 2012)
- Fed Cup: Tie Details: Belgium — Serbia (5 February 2012)
- 2012 Qatar Total Open: Women's Singles Qualifying Draw (12 February 2012)
- 2012 Dubai Tennis Championships: Women's Singles Qualifying Draw (24 February 2012)
- 2012 Malaysian Open: Women's Singles Main Draw (27 February 2012)
- 2012 BNP Paribas Open: Women's Singles Main Draw (6 March 2012)
- 2012 The Bahamas Women's Open: Women's Singles Main Draw (17 March 2012)
- 2012 Sony Ericsson Open: Women's Singles Main Draw (25 March 2012)
- 2012 e-Boks Open: Women's Singles Main Draw (11 April 2012)
- Fed Cup: Serbia surge into first ever Final (25 March 2012)
- 2012 Budapest Grand Prix: Women's Singles Qualifying Draw (30 April 2012)
- 2012 Mutua Madrid Open: Women's Singles Qualifying Draw (5 May 2012)
- 2012 Brussels Open: Women's Singles Main Draw (21 May 2012)
- 2012 French Open: Women's Singles Main Draw (29 May 2012)
- 2012 Aegon Classic: Women's Singles Main Draw (13 June 2012)
- 2012 Aegon International: Women's Singles Qualifying Draw (23 June 2012)
- 2012 Wimbledon Championships: Women's Singles Main Draw (28 June 2012)
- WTA Tour: Jovanovski too strong, captures 1st WTA title (28 July 2012)
- WTA Tour: 2012 US Open Women's Singles Main Draw (1 September 2012)
- WTA Tour: Bojana Jovanovski Results – 2012 (29 December 2012)
- Fed Cup: Tie Details: Czech Republic — Serbia (4 November 2012)
- Olympic Committee of Serbia: Trofej OKS za najuspešnije u olimpijskoj 2012-oj (18 December 2012)
- 2013 Shenzhen Open: Women's Singles Main Draw (29 December 2012)
- 2013 Moorilla Hobart International: Women's Singles Main Draw (10 January 2013)
- 2013 Australian Open: Women's Singles Main Draw (16 January 2013)
- 2013 Australian Open: Women's Doubles Main Draw (16 January 2013)
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- Sony Ericsson WTA Tour: Getting To Know... Bojana Jovanovski (5 October 2010)
- Bojana Jovanovski at the Women's Tennis Association
- Nedeljni Telegraf: "I kad stignem na vrh sveta ostajem u Borči" (10 May 2010)
- GoSerbia.com: Bojana Jovanovski: Biću najbolja na svetu (30 April 2010)
- Knjaz Miloš.com: Knjaz Miloš nastavlja da ulaže u talente (15 October 2007)
- B92: Bojana nepovređena u udesu (9 January 2012)
- Sportske.net: Jovanovski odlična u Dubaiju, neće igrati za Makedonce (15 December 2010)
- Beli Orlovi.com: Bojana ne igra za Makedoniju (15 December 2010)
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