Ashleigh Barty and Ajla Tomljanovic will face off this Tuesday in all-Australian quarterfinal match in Wimbledon 2021. The World No. 1 will be looking to reach the semifinals of a major for the second time in her career. Here, find out everything there’s to know about this tennis match: predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
Two Aussie women haven't faced each other in a Major quarter-final since Wimbledon 1980, when Evonne Goolagong Cawley won over Wendy Turnbull and then lifted the Venus Rosewater dish. Barty and Tomljanovic know each other very well, as they are partners in the Billie Jean King Cup, former Fed Cup.
Barty just passed over Barbora Krejcikova in two sets (7-5, 6-3) and 95 minutes. However, the Aussi had an uncertain start but quickly found her way to the quarterfinals. Tomljanovic, world No.75, reached this round in a major for the first time in her career after Emma Raducanu retired when the score was 6-4,3-0 in favor of Tomljanovic.
Ashleigh Barty vs Ajla Tomljanovic: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021.
Time: 11:30 AM (ET).
Location: Centre Court, All England Club, London.
Ashleigh Barty vs Ajla Tomljanovic: Time by state in the US
ET: 11:30 AM
CT: 10:30 AM
MT: 9:30 AM
PT: 8:30 AM
Ashleigh Barty vs Ajla Tomljanovic: Head-to-head and storylines
Barty and Tomljanovic have never faced each other before in the WTA tour, so their head-to-head is 0-0. However, they are very different players. Barty has a variety of strokes, while Tomljanovic likes heavy groundstrokes from the back.
This year, Barty has won titles in Melbourne, Miami and Stuttgart. However, she suffered an arm injury in the Italian Open and then had to retire from the Roland Garros due to a hip injury. She came back for the grass season with consistency to try to win her second major of her career.
Tomljanovic is on her first quarter-finals in a major. The 28 year-old has experience in the tour, but she has never managed to win a title, despite reaching the final of four tournaments. Against Top 10, she only has three wins.
How to watch or live stream Ashleigh Barty vs Ajla Tomljanovic in the US
The match between Ashleigh Barty vs Ajla Tomljanovic to be played this Tuesday, July 6, will be broadcasted in the US by ESPN and Tennis Channel.
Ashleigh Barty vs Ajla Tomljanovic: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers had already made their predictions for this game. According to FanDuel, world number one Ashleigh Barty is the favorite to win the match with odds of -530, while Ajla Tomljanovic has +390.
*Odds by FanDuel