Ajla Tomljanovic battles for nearly three hours to assert a confidence-boosting win in Charleston and Ash Barty wins a seventh straight match on American soil.
Charleston, USA , 8 April 2021 | Vivienne Christie
Ajla Tomljanovic is constructing momentum on the Volvo Automotive Open in Charleston, seizing her newest victory over No.17 seed Marie Bouzkova.
The Australian defeated the Czech 4-6 7-5 7-5 to arrange a gathering with Madison Keys or Sloane Stephens.
It’s a first come-from-behind win this season for Tomljanovic, who at world No.78 is ranked decrease than the No.56 Bouzkova.
Serving 4 aces and never a single double fault, Tomljanovic took two hours and 51 minutes to safe victory.
Ash Barty additionally continued her spectacular progress in Charleston, the world No.1 dropping simply three video games in opposition to Misaki Doi.
Taking simply over an hours, it was Barty’s first match on clay since victory within the 2019 Roland Garros closing.
Following the profitable defence of her Miami title, it was additionally Barty’s seventh straight win on American soil.
The Australian was in full management because the No.77 Doi confronted a reigning world No.1 for the primary time.
Closing out her 6-2 6-1 victory with 5 straight video games, Barty will meet the winner between Amanda Anisimova and Shelby Rogers within the third spherical.
Aussies in motion – Charleston
Girls’s singles, second spherical
Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) d  Marie Bouzkova (CZE) 4-6 7-5 7-5
 Ash Barty (AUS) d Misaki Doi (JPN) 6-2 6-1
Girls’s singles, third spherical
 Ash Barty (AUS) v (13) Amanda Anisimova (USA) / Shelby Rogers (USA) /
Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) v  Madison Keys (USA) / Sloane Stephens (USA)