Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic has made a profitable begin at a WTA 250 event in Belgrade this week.
The 28-year-old posted a 6-4 6-3 victory in opposition to Serbian wildcard Ivana Jorovic within the opening spherical.
It continues a powerful run for Tomljanovic, who has now gained 9 of her previous 13 matches on clay. This contains an upset of world No.21 and former Roland Garros finalist Marketa Vondrousova in Rome final week, which helped boost the Australian’s ranking to world No.76.
Tomljanovic’s 80-minute victory in opposition to Jorovic units up a second-round conflict in opposition to seventh-seeded Swede Rebecca Peterson. The Aussie leads their head-to-head document 4-1.
Aussies in motion – Belgrade
Ladies’s singles, first spherical
Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) d [WC] Ivana Jorovic (SRB) 6-4 6-3