Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic has scored a three-set win against American Taylor Townsend in the opening round at a WTA 1000 tournament in Cincinnati.
Four Australians were in action at the Western & Southern Open today – and all impressively recorded first-round wins.
Ajla Tomljanovic has made a promising start to her women’s singles campaign, with the top-ranked Australian scoring a 6-4 3-6 7-5 victory against fellow qualifier Taylor Townsend.
Tomljanovic needed two-hours and 18-minutes to fend off the big-hitting American, fighting back from an early deficit in the deciding set to post her third win in as many days.
This propels world No.63 Tomljanovic into a second-round showdown against third-seeded Spaniard Paula Badosa.
In men’s doubles action, Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios needed only…