Ajla Tomljanovic Speaks On Facing Serena Williams At Us Open

Ajla Tomljanovic talks about facing Serena Williams at the US Open


Ajla Tomljanovic says Serena Williams has changed the game of tennis and facing the American in her last tournament will certainly be an experience. On Wednesday, World No.46 Tomljanovic edged Evgeniya Rodina 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 to set up a US Open third-round meeting against Williams.

Tomljanovic and Williams will meet head-to-head for the first time when they meet at the US Open. «She has that aura like Roger, Rafa, and deservedly so,» Tomljanovic said, according to Sportskeeda. «I always get happy when she greets me.»

Tomljanovic: Williams changed the game

Tomljanovic, 29, took a moment to acknowledge how long this 40-year-old has been able to dominate. «I think he has changed the sport, tennis, but also what he has done around the world for women in sport is incredible,» Tomljanovic said.

«She’s paved the way for so many, inspired me to pursue my dreams. Even, like her longevity. Like, now I’m in the part of my career where they call you on the older side. She made that kind of non-existent.

I don’t think there’s anyone like her, obviously.» The US Open attendance record was broken after 29,402 people attended Williams and Danka Kovinic’s first round match. On Wednesday, 29,959 people attended Williams and Anett Kontaveit’s match.

When Williams takes the court for her match against Tomljanovic, we may see 30,000+ spectators for the first time at the US Open. Whatever happens, Tomljanovic expects it to be a great night for her. «It is definitely something that I will never forget in my career.

It’s going to be a great moment regardless of the outcome. Never mind the fact that I have been a fan of Serena since I was a kid, Friday night I will just be a competitor and do my best to win, but it will definitely be something I have never experienced yet. Tomljanovic said.

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