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Ajla Tomljanovic by to 3rd spherical

“I simply wished to remind everybody that I’m fairly good.”

Earlier on Thursday, Tomljanovic had an excessive amount of firepower for Wimbledon debutant Catherine Harrison, taking out the American qualifier 6-2, 6-2 in a single hour, 26 minutes.

Ajla Tomljanovic celebrates her win over Catherine Harrison.

Ajla Tomljanovic celebrates her win over Catherine Harrison.Credit score:Getty Pictures

1 / 4-final loser to Ash Barty final 12 months, Tomljanovic is doing an admirable job stepping up as Australian tennis’s new girls’s No.1 following the reigning champion’s shock retirement in March.

The 29-year-old is but to drop a set this marketing campaign, conceding solely 9 video games en path to the final 32.

Tomljanovic subsequent performs both 2021 French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova, the thirteenth seed after an injury-ravaged 12 months, or Swiss Viktorija Golubic on Saturday and will meet world No.1 Iga Swiatek within the spherical of 16.

Tomljanovic assumed management towards Harrison after grabbing the primary break of the match in a marathon 12-minute third recreation that featured 10 deuces.

She lastly gained the sport on her fifth break level when Harrison, underneath relentless strain, coughed up a double fault.

Taking pictures for the traces, Tomljanovic reeled off 5 video games in a row and took the opening set after forcing the American into one other error by the sheer power of her booming groundstrokes.

The world No.45 nabbed her third break early within the second set to take care of the momentum earlier than dropping serve for the one time to permit Harrison again on degree phrases at 2-2.


Tomljanovic, although, wrestled again management instantly, successful the following 4 video games to advance in assured style.

With AAP

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