There were plenty of firsts for Ajla Tomljanovic on Friday night at the US Open.
In her first appearance at Arthur Ashe Stadium, she faced Serena Williams for the first time, and defeated the 23-time Grand Slam champion to reach the second week in New York for the first time.
More notably, Tomljanovic defeated Williams – in a three-hour epic, no less – in what was most likely the American legend’s last professional match of her glittering 25-year professional career.
Tennis.com.au sat down with the Australian No.1 to get her perspective on an unforgettable night of tennis at Flushing Meadows.
Tennis.com.au: You said on your Instagram story that you were manifesting this match-up, after your earlier comment about lying in bed, envisioning a match…