Tomljanovic serves up win in Madrid


Ajla Tomljanovic has started her quest to qualify for a WTA 1000 match in Madrid in type.

Madrid, Spain, 28 April 2021 | Leigh Rogers


Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic is one step nearer to qualifying for a WTA 1000 match in Madrid.

Tomljanovic, the No.17 seed within the qualifying draw, scored a complete 6-4 6-1 victory towards German Mona Barthel within the opening spherical.

Needing solely 67 minutes to safe the win, Tomljanovic saved 4 of the 5 break factors she confronted.

The 27-year-old now faces China’s Wang Xiyu within the ultimate qualifying spherical. The world No.136 upset fourth-seeded Frenchwoman Alize Cornet in three units.

Tomljanovic is aiming to hitch countrywoman Ash Barty in the primary draw. The world No.1 performs American Shelby Rogers within the first spherical – their fourth assembly up to now this season.

Aussies in motion – Madrid

Girls’s qualifying singles, first spherical
[17] Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS)
d Mona Barthel (GER) 6-4 6-1

Girls’s singles, first spherical
[1] Ash Barty (AUS)
v Shelby Rogers (USA)

Girls’s qualifying singles, ultimate spherical
[17] Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) v Wang Xiyu (CHN)


Aussie duo John Friends and Luke Saville are by way of to the quarterfinals at an ATP 250 match in Munich.

The No.2 seeds recorded a 6-3 6-4 win towards Finnish mixture Harri Heliovaara and Emil Ruusuvouri within the opening spherical.

John Millman options in second-round singles motion tomorrow, with Matt Ebden and John-Patrick Smith to play their first-round doubles match.

Aussies in motion – Munich

Males’s doubles, first spherical
[2] John Friends (AUS)/Luke Saville (AUS) d Harri Heliovaara (FIN)/Emil Ruusuvouri (FIN) 6-3 6-4

Males’s singles, second spherical
[8] John Millman (AUS) v Guido Pella (ARG)

Males’s doubles, first spherical
Matthew Ebden (AUS)/John-Patrick Smith (AUS) v Tomislav Brkic (BIH)/Nikola Cacic (SRB)

Males’s doubles, quarterfinals
[2] John Friends (AUS)/Luke Saville (AUS) v Dustin Brown (GER)/Peter Gojowczyk (GER)


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