Tomljanovic into Indian Wells fourth round for the first time
Ajla Tomljanovic has come from 0-4 in the first set to win 12 of the next 15 games to defeat no. 26 seeded Slovenian Tamara Zidansek.
The Australian winning the match 6-4, 6-3 against the 2021 French Open semifinalist.
This followed the 28-year-old's great win over the world no. 6 Garbine Muguruza in the previous round.
The match was played in blustery conditions which saw Tomljanovic take some time to adjust.
Zidansek hit a down the line winner to get the first break of serve in the second game.
A forehand into the net by Tomljanovic gave Zidansek another break opportunity in the fourth game. The Slovenian broke for 4-0 when she force a volley error from the Australian.
Four unforced errors from Zidansek in the fifth game say Tomljanovic get one break of serve back. Five games later and the Australian had completed are remarkable turnaround.
Zedansek shanked a ball that disappeared out the back to give Tomljanovic a double break in the second set.
The Australian then had a point to go to 4-0 before Zidansek fought back to break and get on the board at 1-3. She held for 2-3 before the Australian saw herself facing a break point to have the scores level at 3-3.
Zidansek again shanked a ball to miss her opportunity before Tomljanovic hit long to concede the break and it was actually 3-3.
After the big fight back, Zidansek then lost three straight games to lose the match.
Tomljanovich next will face Germany's Angelique Kerber, the beaten finalist last time the tournament was played back in 2019.
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