US Open 2023: Elena Rybakina vs. Ajla Tomljanovic Preview, Prediction and Live Stream

Elena Rybakina and Ajla Tomljanovic will face off in the second round of the US Open. 


US Open 2023: Elena Rybakina vs. Ajla Tomljanovic Preview, Prediction and Live Stream

Elena Rybakina (L) and Ajla Tomljanovic (R) (Credits: The Indian Express and WTA)

World No. 4 Elena Rybakina will battle against Ajla Tomljanovic in the second round of the 2023 US Open on August 30. This will be the first meeting between them. It would be interesting to see this new matchup.

Elena Rybakina vs. Ajla Tomljanovic: Match Details

  • Tournament: US Open 2023
  • Match: Elena Rybakina vs. Ajla Tomljanovic
  • Date: 30 August, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 pm (ET) 
  • Venue: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York
  • Round: 2nd round
  • Surface: Hard-court
  • Prize Money: $123,000

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Elena Rybakina vs. Ajla Tomljanovic: Match Preview

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Elena Rybakina (Credits: WTA)

The former Wimbledon champion had faced World No. 39 Marta Kostyuk in the first round. She had recently lost to her at the Adelaide International 1 in January. However, she managed to avenge herself in this match.

Rybakina clinched the opening set by breaking Kostyuk’s serve three times and only getting broken once. She further improved her game by dishing out a breadstick in the second set. She won the match 6-2, 6-1. Earlier, there were alarms regarding Rybakina’s injuries. Fortunately, there seemed to be no sign of an injury bothering her. She made 21 unforced errors in comparison to her 26 wins.

Tomljanovic’s first round of the US Open was also her first match of the season. She had taken a hiatus due to her injury but managed to earn a victory as soon as she was back. The Australian took on Panna Udvardy in the first round. She started off weak, being broken seven times out of the nine games played. Udvardy claimed the set.

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However, Tomljanovic made a powerful comeback by winning the second set and pushing the match to a decider. She was down 2-0 in the third set but finished off the match with a scoreline of 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.

Elena Rybakina vs. Ajla Tomljanovic: Match Prediction

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Ajla Tomljanovic (Credits: ABC News)

Rybakina seems to be in prime form this season. She has given some of her best performances this year. On the other hand, Tomljanovic has been sitting out this season and therefore can lose because of a lack of match play. One could see her struggling to find her footing in the first match. If Rybakina continues playing like this, she will be the winner among the two.

Match Prediction: Elena Rybakina to win in straight sets

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Elena Rybakina vs. Ajla Tomljanovic: Live Stream Details

  • USA: ESPN
  • UK: Sky Sports
  • Canada: TSN
  • Australia: Nine Network
  • India: Sony Sports

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