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Jovanovski off to winning start in Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS - Serbia's tennis player Bojana Jovanovski made a winning start at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells on Thursday evening, defeating Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands in two sets - 6:3, 6:4.

Jovanovski will next face Belinda Bencic of Switzerland who skipped the first round as 31st seed.

The prize fund of the tournament in California totals USD 5.38 million.

Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov Records First Victory Against Federer

Bulgaria's top male tennis player Grigor Dimitrov recorded his first victory against Roger Federer on Wednesday.

This was achieved in the BNP Paribas Showdown, which was played in the Madison Square Garden in New York.

Dimitrov, who had suffered three defeats in his official encounters with Federer, won the exhibition match with 6:2, 1:6, 7:5, reports.

Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova Defeated in First Round in Antwerp

Bulgaria's top female player Tsvetana Pironkova was defeated in the first round of the BNP Paribas Fortis Diamond Games in Antwerp.

Pironkova was defeated by the Dutch Indy De Vroome with 7:5, 3:6, 3:6, who recorded a victory in her first appearance at a tournament of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA).

Reports point to economic recovery but also the risks

 KEPE says GDP could grow by up to 20 pct in the next six years

The Greek economy may be rebounding, but there are still risks that could derail this recovery, according to three separate studies published on Thursday by the Center of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE), BNP Paribas and the Economist.

Đoković to lead Serbia in Davis Cup tie against Croatia

World's best ranked tennis player Novak Đoković will take the lead role in Serbia’s team in the Davis Cup tie against Croatia scheduled for March.

“Novak will lead 2010 champion Serbia in a home Davis Cup by BNP Paribas first round tie against Croatia (March 6-8),” his official website has announced.