Sara Tomic, sister of Bernard Tomic recently reached the main draw of the Mildura Grand Tennis International. The young Australian rejected a wild card into the event in order to get more match practice for the grass court event being held in Victoria, Australia.
Her strategy to get more exposure on grass paid off as she scraped past Alexandra Osborne 6-3 6-7(2) [10-2], after defeating Lisa Mays in straight sets in the first round of the qualifiers. “I was pretty happy with both of my matches and I’m really grateful to pass through,” Tomic said.
“Physically, I’ve improved a lot and mentally I’m working on some stuff as well, trying to be positive and remembering how hard I worked to get here. I’m feeling pretty good on the court at the moment,” she further added.
Her main draw match sees her take on fellow qualifier Jennifer Elie following which stands a possible match against third seed Lizette Cabrera. But the 21 year old does not want to jump the gun and take it match by match.
“I’m just taking it match by match at this stage, but longer term I’m hoping to get my ranking back up where it was and even further if I can. I’m looking forward to each match as it comes,” said Tomic.
She is presently edging close to breaking into the Top-300 and sits at a personal best ranking of No.369 on the WTA Charts.