Ellen Perez, Ajla Tomljanovic, Ash Barty and Sam Stosur are our Australian hopes within the girls’ singles competitors at Wimbledon 2021.
London, UK, 27 June 2021 | Leigh Rogers
It has been 41 years since an Australian received the women’ singles title at Wimbledon. Can world No.1 Ash Barty comply with within the footsteps of her mentor Evonne Goolagong Cawley and triumph on the All England Membership in 2021?
Barty is one among 4 Australian contenders on this 12 months’s draw …
Ash Barty, 25, Queensland
It has been 10 years since Barty burst into the highlight after successful the Wimbledon women’ singles title as a 15-year-old. The world No.1 has since made 4 foremost draw appearances on the All England Membership, together with her finest effort a fourth-round run as the highest seed in 2019. Barty, who has made no secret that successful a Wimbledon girls’ singles title is her greatest objective, begins her 2021 marketing campaign towards Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro. The previous world No.6 is retiring at season-end and not too long ago returned to the tour after overcoming most cancers.
Wimbledon profession win-loss document: 5-4
Wimbledon finest end result: Fourth spherical (2019)
Ajla Tomljanovic, 28, Queensland
Tomljanovic has usually struggled at Wimbledon, successful solely two matches from her 5 earlier foremost draw appearances. However the world No.73’s self-belief on grass is rising, as she demonstrated with a top-20 win towards Elise Mertens at Birmingham two weeks in the past. “I’m hanging the ball the perfect I ever have going into Wimbledon. So that every one offers me confidence,” she says. Tomljanovic faces Belgian qualifier Greet Minnen within the opening spherical, a 23-year-old ranked No.117 and making her Wimbledon debut.
Wimbledon profession win-loss document: 2-5
Wimbledon finest end result: Second spherical (2015, 2019)
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Sam Stosur, 37, Queensland
Stosur is making her 67th Grand Slam foremost draw singles look, tying her with Martina Navratilova because the sixth most of any lady in historical past. It’s a 17th Wimbledon look for the 37-year-old, who’s coming back from a foot harm. Though Stosur has by no means made the second week in singles on the All England Membership, she is a three-time girls’ doubles finalist and two-time blended doubles champion. The previous world No.4 performs American Shelby Rogers, who’s ranked No.47, within the first spherical.
Wimbledon profession win-loss document: 12-16
Wimbledon finest end result: Third spherical (2009, 2013, 2015)
Ellen Perez, 25, New South Wales
Already a high 50-ranked doubles participant, the left-handed Perez is proving she is a singles risk too. She makes her Wimbledon debut as a qualifier. The world No.231 earned her place in the principle draw after successful three straight-sets qualifying matches, the place she impressively struck 87 winners to defeat three higher-ranked opponents. In her third Grand Slam foremost draw singles look, Perez faces French qualifier Clara Burel – a former world No.1 junior who’s at present ranked No.142.
Wimbledon profession win-loss document: 0-0
Wimbledon finest end result: Making debut
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