Nick Kyrgios and Ajla Tomljanovic reach Wimbledon third round with ease

Nick Kyrgios and Ajla Tomljanovic have made it into the third round of Wimbledon, wasting no time in eliminating their opponents.

Tomljanovic kept the Australian women’s position alive with her straight-set win, while world No. 40 Kyrgios defeated 26th-seeded Filip Krajinovic.

Both Aussies won in under an hour and a half, with Kyrgios’ 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 win over Krajinovic would have been a welcome relief after he kicked off his tournament with a dramatic three-hour win. , five-set fight against British wildcard Paul Jubb.

Kyrgios skillfully worked his serve on his way to victory over Croatian Krajinovic, taking more than a quarter of his 91 points with aces and 37 of 40 points when he landed his first serve.

Krajinovic didn’t see a single breaking point as Kyrgios tore past 50 winners while making just 10 unforced errors.

The win made for a tense third-round duel with fourth-placed Stefanos Tsitsipas, who defeated Kyrgios on grass earlier this month in Halle.

Tsitsipas defeated Australian Jordan Thompson 6-2, 6-3, 7-5 on track number one.

While Kyrgios was joined by a few compatriots in the second round of the men’s draw, Tomljanovic is the only Aussie among the women.

Aja Tomljanovic, dressed in white tennis clothes, raises a hand to wave in front of a cloudy sky.
Ajla Tomljanovic is Australia’s top-ranked woman at Wimbledon after Ash Barty’s shocking retirement.Getty: Ryan Pierse

The Australian top woman en route to the tournament, after the shocking retirement of defending champion Ash Barty in March, defeated unannounced American Catherine Harrison 6-2, 6-2 in 86 minutes.

Tomljanovic is 44th in the world, way above Harrison’s 262, and the match went that way.

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