Ajla Tomljanovic: "Sometimes you feel lonely"

The tennis player born in 1993 talked about her origins and the world of tennis

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Ajla Tomljanovic: "Sometimes you feel lonely"

On 3 September, Ajla Tomljanovic ended Serena Williams' career by playing one of her best games at the US Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The Australian tennis player ended the match with a score of 7-5, (4) 6-7, 6-1 and she has shown that she can compete at high levels even in Grand Slam tournaments.

This year, thanks to some important victories, Tomljanovic won the quarter-finals at both the US Open and Wimbledon. On the lawns of the All England Club she had to surrender to Elena Rybakina, who would later win her first major; while she in Flushing Meadows she was stopped by Ons Jabeur.

Ajla Tomljanovic: "Sometimes you feel lonely"

The tennis player born in 1993 talked about her origins and the world of tennis. She said: "I was born in Croatia. My parents are Croatian, we have that joy of having lived there, that fighting spirit.

We love to joke. In this sense it is a people similar to the Australian one, they understand fun and know how to joke with others. Australians are always in a good mood, love to party, are sociable, friendly and very open. The food is fantastic, I love having breakfast with coffee.

The Australian lifestyle suits me best, even though I live in Florida right now. Traveling around the Tour? My father tries to travel with me whenever he can. My mom is pretty busy this season, so she can't be very present. There are many moments in this sport when you feel alone.

I wish there were more emotions in tennis, more space to express yourself. In recent years tennis has become very serious, I understand that it's a gentleman's sport. However, I think it would be nice to have the opportunity to show our emotions during matches without having to be fined."

Ajla Tomljanovic
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