Ashleigh Barty vs Ajla Tomljanovic, Wimbledon Championships 2021 QF: Predictions, Live Stream, When and Where to Watch

Published 07/05/2021, 5:34 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 5, 2021 Australia’s Ashleigh Barty celebrates winning her fourth round match against Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova REUTERS/Toby Melville


The women’s singles draw at the Wimbledon Championships this year has proved to be unpredictable with a lot of notable names on the WTA tour getting eliminated in the first week itself. But, top seeds Ashleigh Barty and Aryna Sabalenka have reached the quarter-finals amidst a few tumbles along the way.

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As of Monday, all the fourth round women’s singles matches got over and the quarter-finals are due to be played on Tuesday. Alongside the top seeds, several other players like Ajla Tomljanovic, Ons Jabeur, Karolina Pliskova, etc. will also be in action.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Australia’s Ashleigh Barty in action during her first round match against Spain’s Carla Suárez Navarro REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

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World number one Ash Barty, who had a dominant run at SW19 so far, defeated the Roland Garros champion Barbora Krejcikova in the pre-quarters. Krejcikova put up a tough fight in the first set but the Aussie used her slice backhand to good effect to clinch the set, 7-5.

Wimbledon Championships Quarter-Final Ashleigh Barty vs Ajla Tomljanovic – Preview and Prediction

Even in the second, the Aussie was resilient enough to break the serve of Krejcikova and won the match, 7-5,6-3. Barty’s quarter-final opponent will be compatriot, Ajla Tomljanovic.

Tomljanovic, who had a tough three-set battle filled with enough drama against Jelena Ostapenko, won the first set in her fourth round contest against the British qualifier Emma Raducanu.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2021 Britain’s Emma Raducanu in action during her third round match against Romania’s Sorana Cirstea REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

As the Aussie was cruising in the second set with a 3-0 lead, Raducanu retired midway from the match due to medical reasons. From what could be seen on-court, it seemed as if the youngster was overwhelmed by the occasion and couldn’t handle the intense pressure and attention given to her over the past few days.

With Raducanu’s retirement, Tomljanovic will face Barty for the first time in her career. Even though Ash Barty enters the contest as the clear favorite, the pressure defeating a compatriot might play in her mind.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2021 Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic in action during her third round match against Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko REUTERS/Paul Childs

Ajla Tomljanovic has been in winning positions before at various matches in slams and lost her way from there. However, she has been consistent at SW19 so far. Despite limited options at her disposal, Tomljanovic can still hurt Barty with her defense and put up a fighting spirit till the end.

Prediction: Ashleigh Barty to win in straight sets 

Ashleigh Barty vs Ajla Tomljanovic – When & Where to Watch

The Wimbledon Championships will be broadcasted by several vendors across continents. In the UK, fans can watch all the women’s quarter-final matchup on the BBC Network.

In Australia, this intriguing battle will be available on ‘channel 9′ for tennis enthusiast to view. Also, all the matches at SW19 can be live streamed through a paid subscription for ‘Stan Sport’. 

Moving to New Zealand, Sky Sport covers all the Wimbledon matches this year.

The coverage rights of Wimbledon in American is currently with ESPN as well as the Tennis Channel. Fans in Canada can catch up with the quarter-final matches on ‘TSN’ channel.

Coming to Europe, ‘beIn Sports’ holds the broadcasting rights for Wimbledon in France. Eurosport will broadcast all the matches at SW19 in countries like Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Iceland, etc.

Tennis fans from the Indian sub-continent can view the women’s quarter-final matches on Star Sports Network.

Wimbledon 2021 Women’s Quarter-Finals Schedule

Along with the enthralling encounter between Ash Barty and Ajla Tomljanovic, there are other quarter-finals scheduled on both the show-courts at Wimbledon.

The quarters will start with Ons Jabeur taking on the number two seed, Aryna Sabalenka. Both the players have different strengths to their game and their approaches are entirely different from one another. This match begins at 2.30 pm BST(British Summer Time) on Center Court.

After Jabeur vs Sabalenka, it’s time for Barty vs Tomljanovic on the center court. The match won’t start before 4.30 pm BST. Moving on to Court-1, the action begins with Karolina Pliskova taking on the Swiss player. Viktorija Golubic.

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The last quarter-final matchup on Court-1 will feature former champion Angelique Kerber taking on the Czech player Karolina Muchova. All in all, a right mix of top players versus sudden bloomers are all set to provide fans a blockbuster day of entertaining tennis at SW19 on Tuesday.

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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