Tomljanovic continues fine form in Rabat
Ajla Tomljanovic is through to the last four at the WTA tournament in Rabat, Morocco while Sam Stosur bowed out in the Prague Open quarterfinals to Camila Giorgi.
Ajla Tomljanovic is through to her first WTA Tour-level semifinal in almost three years after beating Jana Fett at the claycourt tournament in Rabat, Morocco.
However, her compatriot Sam Stosur lost out to big-hitting Italian Camila Giorgi in the quarterfinals of the Prague Open.
Tomljanovic recovered to beat Fett 3-6 6-3 6-3, setting up a semifinal against Aleksandra Krunic.
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It was the sixth time this season the Aussie has come back from a set behind to win, and takes her record in her last 10 three-set matches to 8-2.
The last time she reached a WTA semifinal was in Tokyo in September 2015.
Since then she underwent shoulder surgery, restricting her to just two events in 2016, and spent the bulk of 2017 rebuilding her game and ranking on the ITF circuit.
Tomljanovic is projected to rise to 74th in next week’s rankings thanks to her performance in Rabat, and stands to go even higher should she beat Krunic, whom she lost to at last year’s US Open in their only prior meeting.
Stosur, meanwhile, bowed out 6-2 6-3 to Giorgi, who goes on to face No.7 seed Mihaela Buzarnescu in the semifinals.
After beating Denisa Allertova to reach the quarters in the Czech capital, the Queenslander had said she was wary of the threat Giorgi posed.
And she was unable to match Giorgi during the one-hour, 22-minute defeat.