Tomljanovic, Sanders advance in Charleston

Ajla Tomljanovic and Storm Sanders document straight-sets victories to progress to the second spherical of the Volvo Automotive Open in Charleston.

Charleston, USA, 6 April 2021 | Vivienne Christie

Ajla Tomljanovic took little greater than an hour to safe a second-round look on the Volvo Automotive Open, recording a 6-3 6-0 victory over Christina McHale.

Storm Sanders additionally progressed on the WTA 500 event in Charleston, with a 6-2 6-4 win over Asia Muhammad.

In a dominant efficiency, Tomljanovic confronted solely two break factors and dropped serve simply as soon as towards McHale.

The world No.78 claimed the final seven video games of the match to arrange a gathering with No.17 seed Marie Bouzkova.

Contesting a sixth event for the season, Tomljanovic is aiming to document back-to-back victories for a primary time in 2021.

The 27-year-old’s standout efficiency to this point this 12 months is the Australian Open, the place she pushed world No.2 Simona Halep the total three-set distance within the second spherical.

Sanders required an hour and 22 minutes to maneuver previous fellow qualifier Muhammad and faces third seed Petra Kvitova subsequent.


Ladies’s singles, first spherical
Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) d Christina McHale (USA) 6-3 6-0
[Q] Storm Sanders (AUS) d[ Q] Asia Muhammed (USA) 6-2 6-4


Ladies’s singles, second spherical
[1] Ash Barty (AUS) v Misaki Doi (JPN)
[Q] Storm Sanders (AUS)
v [3] Petra Kvitova (CZE)
Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) v [17] Marie Bouzkova (CZE)

Ladies’s doubles, first spherical
[1] Nicole Melichar( USA)/Demi Schuurs (NED) d Ellen Perez (AUS)/CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) 3-6 6-1 [10-4

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