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Actually if Ajla ends the year on a high note, she has a realistic chance to finish it as our best ranked player. Based on projections, Donna is at the moment #76, Ajla is #91 and Petra #95. But Ajla is the only one of the three not defending any points, compared to Donna - who has close to 150 - and Petra - close to 200 points still to defend. It's totally possible.
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Actually if Ajla ends the year on a high note, she has a realistic chance to finish it as our best ranked player. Based on projections, Donna is at the moment #76, Ajla is #91 and Petra #95. But Ajla is the only one of the three not defending any points, compared to Donna - who has close to 150 - and Petra - close to 200 points still to defend. It's totally possible.
That's quite shocking, even though it's very possible. Let's hope this healthy competition pushes all of them to become better.

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Ajla and Bethanie are starting off today's program on center court in Quebec - 17:00 CET (of course, streamed).

Ajmo Ajla!!!!!
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75 first set
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What a wonderful set from Ajla. from 5-5 0-40 won next 9 points and set 7-5. She had like at least 3 holds to love, beautiful tennis!
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Too bad my internet connection is so bad that I can't watch this match

I love both players but I obviously cheer for Ajla

Keep it up girl !
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Petra watching.
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Great hold.. 7-5 3-6 3-0
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Re: Ajla Tomljanovic thread!

Bad fall from BMS at 4-1 for Ajla in third
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Beth retires so Ajla through to play Erakovic (call me crazy but that's winnable). Never happy about anyone's injury cause it could happen to one of ours next time, but Ajla really did deserve to go through here. Credit to Mattek for fighting too.
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So Ajla was winning before BMS took a fall, so that can't be an excuse. But bad luck for her.

First WTA quarterfinal for Ajla!

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Her chance of finishing year as our No.1 player are really big now . . . and she will play 75K and 50K right after this tournament

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Awesome result for Ajla





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Ajla up to #86 in the live rankings
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Re: Ajla Tomljanovic thread!

First up on CC again today, but this time an hour later (18:00 CET).

These two actually played twice before, in the final of Jackson 25k and qualies of the French Open, both in 2011, with Erakovic winning both in straights. But Ajla was a very different player then, pre-mono and ranked around #200, while Erakovic was on a comeback, won 3 ITF's (25k) that year, starting it outside of 300 and finishing around #60 with a w-l record of 47-16 for the season. That very year she also played a final here in Quebec, which is her best result in this tournament. But in the past few weeks her form has been shaky, with quite a few tough wins and easy losses against low ranked players. Her last notable results were winning against Suarez Navarro in Cincinnati and Morita and Peng in Wimbledon. In USO she got bageled by Torro-Flor, who is in good form indeed, but not exactly a top quality player.

Anyway, I think Ajla has a shot here if she manages to play one of the best matches of the season. She seems hungry for wins, motivated, her backhand is doing damage, and her forehand is not lagging far behind. She moves well and serves awesome. Her main weakness is, just like in the case of Lucic, her second serve which is usually open for attacks if she faces at least a mediocre returner.

All in all - good luck Ajla
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