Ajla Tomljanovic weighs in on Wimbledon being stripped of ranking points
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Australian tennis star Ajla Tomljanovic thinks it's unfair not to award any pooints at this year's Wimbledon but added there is no way she misses The Championships. On Friday, the WTA announced their decision to remove the ranking points from this year's Wimbledon.
Following the WTA sanction on Wimbledon, Tomljanovic will lose a notable number of points since she reached the quarterfinal at The All England Club last year. "I don't think they'll carry over the points earned from 2021, they'll get wiped and then you don't have a chance to defend your points.
That's very unfair, in my opinion," Tomljanovic told AAP. "It's going to be very strange to go to Wimbledon where no points will be on offer."
Tomljanovic: I could have defended those points
Tomljanovic, ranked at No. 44 in the world, is certain that her 2021 Wimbledon run wasn't a fluke and that she could have a similar campaign at the tournament this year.
"There's no reason why I couldn't have actually successfully defended them," she reflected. "I would have loved to have had that opportunity because there's pressure there that you want to embrace when you've done really well the year before.
"You get that extra pump of adrenaline when you come back to the courts where you remember how well you've done. Its always special to do that, and I was actually looking forward to that in a weird way." Tomljanovic, 29, will be making her seventh Wimbledon appearance this year.
"Of course, I wouldn't miss it for the world," Tomljanovic said. "Wimbledon is Wimbledon - and if you win it and get no points, of course you'd still take it. "But I'm definitely going into that small bracket of players who are going to be really affected - but it's out of my control, so I've just got to try to do well regardless of that."