Ajla Tomljanović survives an epic final set

Ajla Tomljanović survives an epic final set to reach the Wimbledon quarter-final again


Ajla Tomljanović has continued to fly the Australian standard handed over by Ash Barty at Wimbledon, surviving a nervy final set to reach the quarter-finals.

Watched from the stands by Margaret Court, the new national No 1 battled back from losing the first set to defeat French giant-killer Alizé Cornet 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Monday.

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In doing so, she became the first Australian woman into successive quarter-finals at Wimbledon since Jelena Dokic 22 years ago.

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It wasn’t easy though. Tomljanović went 5-1 up in the decider only for Cornet, who stunned world No 1 Iga Swiatek in the previous round, to fight back to serve at 3-5.

Tomljanović, however, has been brimming with belief this Wimbledon.