Tomljanovic advances to Wimbledon fourth round

Australian Ajla Tomljanovic has eliminated No.13 seed Barbora Krejcikova to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon.

London, Great Britain, 2 July 2022 | Darren Parkin

Ajla Tomljanovic’s love affair with Wimbledon has continued, with the Australian winning her way into the fourth round with a come-from-behind victory over world No.14 Barbora Krejcikova.

After dropping the first set she rallied to hit back in the second, serving strongly throughout, before repeating the dose in the third.

Krejcikova, the Roland Garros 2021 champion, couldn’t respond to the increased pressure from Tomljanovic, who has now followed up her career-best run to the Wimbledon quarterfinals last year with a trip to the last 16 again.

Next up will be either world No.1 Iga Swiatek or French veteran Alize Cornet.

Tomljanovic’s form had been solid coming into Wimbledon, with a quarterfinal at Nottingham and a solid run at Eastbourne.

Earlier in the week, she reflected on her positive Wimbledon 2021 run and what it might mean for her this year.

“This is a completely new year, and you can’t kind of ride the wave from last year just because you have done well, you know,” Tomljanovic noted.

“If you want to do well again, you have to prove it again that you can do it.”

Tomljanovic, currently ranked No.44 in the world, has won 25 matches at Grand Slam level in her career. Significantly, 12 of these have come since the start of last year, as she starts to translate her undoubted talent into Grand Slam results.

Aussies in action – Wimbledon

Ladies’ singles, third round
Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) d [13] Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) 2-6 6-4 6-3

Gentlemen’s singles, third round
[19] Alex de Minaur (AUS) v [WC] Liam Broady (GBR)
Nick Kyrgios (AUS)
v [4] Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)
[Q] Jason Kubler (AUS) v [Q] Jack Sock (USA)

Ladies’ singles, fourth round
Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) v TBC

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