Serbians start with win

Serbians start with win

Ana led Serbia & Montenegro to a 2-1 victory over Slovenia in their opening Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Europe/Africa Zone Group I tie.

Ana beat world No.326 Masa Zec-Peskiric 6-2, 6-2, after team-mate Ana Timotic had lost 6-3, 6-2 to Polona Rebersak.

Ana then joined forces with Danica Krstajic for a marathon deciding doubles rubber, which the Serbian pair won 6-4, 5-7, 8-6 against Zec-Peskiric and Tina Obrez to secure an important opening win. The result was an inversion of the 2-1 victory Slovenia scored over Serbia & Montenegro in last year’s competition.

Tomorrow Ana and co face South Africa, who lost their opening tie 3-0 against Denmark. South Africa’s top-ranked player is world No.560 Alicia Pillay.