Tomljanovic knocked out at Roland Garros


Ajla Tomljanovic’s singles marketing campaign at Roland Garros has ended with a second-round loss to No.31 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Paris, France, 3 June 2021 | Leigh Rogers

5 Australian gamers scored wins on day 4 at Roland Garros – however for Ajla Tomljanovic, her singles marketing campaign ended with a straight-sets loss within the second spherical.

Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the No.31 seed, proved too robust, recording a 6-2 6-3 victory in opposition to the No.2-ranked Australian girl.

Pavyluchenkova hit 20 winners to Tomljanovic’s 11 within the 88-minute victory, outplaying the 28-year-old Australian.

“She didn’t give me a whole lot of rhythm, so I by no means felt comfy,” conceded Tomljanovic.

The outcome leaves Ash Barty and Astra Sharma because the final two Aussies within the ladies’s singles draw. They each play their second-round matches in Paris this night (from 7pm AEST).

In a worrying signal, Barty has withdrawn from the doubles competitors as a result of hip damage that hampered in her opening-round win.

There was higher information for Ellen Perez, with the 25-year-old Australian scoring her career-first Roland Garros doubles win. She teamed with China’s Zheng Saisai to document a 6-7(5) 6-4 6-3 victory in opposition to American duo Cori Gauff and Venus Williams in first spherical ladies’s doubles motion.

In males’s doubles, Aussie duo Max Purcell and Luke Saville saved three match factors in a hard-fought 6-2 6-7(2) 7-6(10) opening-round win in opposition to French wildcards Gregoire Barrere and Albano Olivetti. The Australian Open 2020 finalists, who had by no means beforehand received a match in Paris, clinched victory on their fifth match level.

Alex de Minaur and Matt Reid additionally needed to save match factors of their 3-6 7-6(11) 6-4 win in opposition to Argentine Federico Delbonis and India’s Divij Sharan. The all-Australian mixture confronted 5 match factors in a tense second set tiebreak, however saved all of them to advance to the second spherical in Paris for a second 12 months in a row.

Aussies in motion – Roland Garros

Girls’s singles, second spherical
[31] Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) 6-2 6-3

Males’s doubles, first spherical
Max Purcell (AUS)/Luke Saville (AUS) d [WC] Gregoire Barrere (FRA)/Albano Olivetti (FRA) 6-2 6-7(2) 7-6(10)
Alex de Minaur (AUS)/Matt Reid (AUS) d Federico Delbonis (ARG)/Divij Sharan (IND) 3-6 7-6(11) 6-4
Robin Haase (NED)/Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) d Matt Ebden (AUS)/John-Patrick Smith (AUS) 6-3 6-4
Tomislav Brkic (BIH)/Nikola Cacic (SRB) d Alexei Popyrin (AUS)/Jordan Thompson (AUS) 7-5 6-7(4) 6-3

Girls’s doubles, first spherical
[13] Ellen Perez (AUS)/Zheng Saisai (CHN) d Cori Gauff (USA)/Venus Williams (USA) 6-7(5) 6-4 6-3
[16] Nadiia Kichenok (UKR)/Raluca Olaru (ROU) d Arina Rodionova (AUS)/Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) 6-1 5-7 6-4
Vivian Heisen (GER)/Kveta Peschke (CZE) d Astra Sharma (AUS)/Hayley Carter (USA) 6-3 3-6 7-5

Males’s singles, second spherical
[21] Alex de Minaur (AUS) v Marco Cecchinato (ITA)
James Duckworth (AUS) v Ricardas Berankis (LTU)

> VIEW: Full Roland Garros males’s singles draw

Girls’s singles, second spherical
[1] Ash Barty (AUS) v Magda Linette (POL)
[WC] Astra Sharma (AUS) v [25] Ons Jabeur (TUN)

> VIEW: Full Roland Garros ladies’s singles draw

Males’s doubles, first spherical
[10] John Friends (AUS)/Michael Venus (NZL) v [WC] Benjamin Bonzi (FRA)/Antoine Hoang (FRA)

Males’s doubles, second spherical
Max Purcell (AUS)/Luke Saville (AUS) v [15] Ben McLachlan (JPN)/Raven Klaasen (RSA)
Alex de Minaur (AUS)/Matt Reid (AUS) v Marcelo Arevelo (ARG)/Matwe Middelkoop (NED)

Girls’s doubles, first spherical
Storm Sanders (AUS)/Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) v Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS)/Yana Sizikova (RUS)

Girls’s doubles, second spherical
[13] Ellen Perez (AUS)/Zheng Saisai (CHN) v TBC

Combined doubles, first spherical
John Friends (AUS)/Chan Hao-Ching (TPE) v Neal Skupski (GBR)/Alexa Guarachi (CHI)
Luke Saville (AUS)/Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN) v Aslan Karatsev (RUS)/Elena Vesnina (RUS)

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