Ajla Tomljanovic is into the third round of the US Open after a gutsy straight-sets convert Croatian Petra Martic. Fresh off her Wimbledon quarter-final appearance, Tomljanovic held her nerve against the planet No.32 to earn a 7-6 (8-6) 6-4 victory. Tomljanovic, who is ranked 46, has had a breakout slam season, also making the round of 16 at the French Open.
The 28-year-old Australian No.2 produced a dominant serving display against Martic, with 71 percent of her first serves finding their mark. Tomljanovic had never previously gone beyond the second round in ny . She will next face world No.4 Czech Karolina Pliskova or young American Amanda Anisimova.