Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, 15 September 2018 | Tennis Australia

Australian No.3 Ajla Tomljanovic went out of the Japan Women’s Open at the quarterfinal stage after failing to build on a good start against second seed Su-Wei Hsieh.

Tomljanovic, seeded 5th, had not dropped a set in her opening two matches and went a set and a break up in the quarterfinal.

However, Hsieh then took control to run out a 4-6 6-2 6-0 winner after one hour and 53 minutes.

It was Tomljanovic’s fifth WTA quarterfinal of 2018, after reaching the same stage in Monterrey, Rabat, Mallorca and San Jose.

She is still set to rise from No.60 to around 52nd in the new rankings, closing in on her career high of 47th from 2015.