Jovanovski ousts Cirstea in DC

Washington, DC ( - Bojana Jovanovski beat No. 8 seed Sorana Cirstea in the second round of the Citi Open on Wednesday.

Jovanovski broke Cirstea's serve seven times in the match, including three times in the third set as she rallied for a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 victory on the hardcourts at FitzGerald Tennis Center.

Earlier at the U.S. Open Series tennis event, 18-year-old American qualifier Taylor Townsend lost to Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 6-4 and Marina Erakovic beat American wild card Shelby Rogers 6-2, 6-2.

Mladenovic ousted top seed Lucie Safarova on Tuesday.

Also Wednesday, Kurumi Nara was leading 4-0 in the third set when Zarina Diyas retired. Nara had rallied to win the second set 6-2 after losing 3-6 in the first.

This year's champion will earn $43,000.