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US Open: Tomljanovic wins to set up Serena Williams showdown

Ajla Tomljanovic edged out Evgeniya Rodina 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 on Wednesday night and will play 23-time Grand Slam singles champ Serena Williams next

Ajla Tomljanovic at the 2022 US Open in New York Ajla Tomljanovic at the 2022 US Open in New York

Australian Ajla Tomljanovic reached the third round of the US Open by edging out Russian Evgeniya Rodina 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City on Wednesday night.

Tomljanovic, ranked No 46, won the final four games of the match to reach the third round at the US Open for the second year in a row. The Aussie had defeated Czech Karolina Muchova (6-3, 7-6 (5)) in her opening round match.

It also sets up a round of 32 clash against 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams, who upset world No 2 Anett Kontaveit in three sets. This will be the first meeting between the two players.

US Open, New York (Grand Slam), other second-round results

  • Caroline Garcia (17) beat Anna Kalinskaya: 6-3, 6-1
  • Coco Gauff (12) beat Elena-Gabriela Ruse: 6-2, 7-6 (4)
  • Dalma Galfi beat Harriet Dart: 6-4, 6-0
  • Veronika Kudermetova (18) beat Maryna Zanevska: 6-2, 6-3
  • Rebecca Marino beat Daria Snigur (Q): 6-3, 7-6 (5)
  • Madison Keys (20) beat Camila Giorgi: 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (6)
  • Shuai Zhang beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova: 7-5, 6-1
  • Alison Riske-Amritraj (29) beat Camila Osorio: 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5)
  • Ons Jabeur (5) beat Elizabeth Mandlik (WC): 7-5, 6-2
  • Xiyu Wang beat Maria Sakkari (3): 3-6, 7-5, 7-5
  • Shelby Rogers (31) beat Viktoria Kuzmova (Q): 7-5, 6-1
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