I feel a bit uneasy about it, particularly if TA has openly courted her to come across. Does anyone know if Tomljanovic has any connection here apart from an Aussie coach
I understand that A-Rod was partnered with an Aussie at the time of coming across, Jarks bascially lived here from 15 years onwards and Sacha Jones atleast had an Aussie passport, but Tomljanovic seems to have no connection. However with so many opportunities Australia brings as a country, not just tennis, this is likely to happen more and more.
What this does is paper over the cracks of TA, who have had some shining lights over the last few years, like Stosur, Molik, Dokic, but failed continuously to produce genuine depth of talent in the women's game. Now we will have Alicia and Todd saying we have another top 100 player and saying how well TA is doing, but still not addressing our lack of depth.
But Im shallow and at the US Open this year, I'll no doubt be classing her as an Aussie
Oh and when can she play Fed Cup? I think there is a fair gap (3 years maybe
) but if it's soon, lets wait for the cat fight when an Aussie doesn't get a spot because of the ring-in.