American Serena Williams will play against Australian Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round of the US Open. The match will take place on September 2 in New York, starting at 23:00 GMT.
US Open 2022
|Serena Williams||vs||Ajla Tomljanovic|
Date: September 2, 2022
Tournament: US Open 2022
Round: Third round (Round of 16)
Venue: New York, United States
Category: Grand Slam
Prize money: $60,102,000
Serena Williams faces another tough test in her latest professional tournament when she takes on Australia’s Ayla Tomjanovich in the third round of the 2022 US Open on Friday.
The tennis player delighted the crowded Arthur Ashe Stadium with her fighting performance against Anette Kontaveit, who finished second in her last match.
The American, who played in her fifth match of the year, won the meeting 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-2.
She threw 11 aces and hit Kontaveit’s serve five times to maintain a chance of making it to the final.
Tomjanovich interrupted Evgenia Rodina’s tour comeback in her second round match, ending the 7th court win over the next two sets 6-2, 7-5.
With this win, she improved her win-loss record for the season to 30–20.
Her best performances this season have come in recent times. The tennis player reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon and the Western & Southern Open.
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Head To Head
This will be the first career meeting between Serena Williams and Ayla Tomjanovich, so their personal meetings are 0:0.
|Serena Williams win 1.73||Ajla Tomljanovic win 2.20|
Williams will need some time to get a feel for her opponent’s style of play, the American will be imagining her chances of getting into the 1/8 finals.
Her serve played a big part in her success at Flushing Meadows this week, but it was her quick gait that took opponents by surprise. The American stood up for herself in conducting basic exchanges.
For Ayla Tomljanovic, the key will be to find a way to keep points short as she could very well end up in second place in longer rallies. Her backhand is the ultimate weapon, but her very dangerous second serve is also a major chink in the armor.
The Aussie has played well leading up to this match and has the game needed to push Williams forward.
Prediction for this match: Serena Williams win in straight sets.