United Cup 2024: Katie Boulter vs Ajla Tomljanovic; Preview, Head-to-Head and Prediction

Published 12/29/2023, 5:00 AM EST

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2023 is about to end in just a few days and the new year is just on the horizon. With the start of the new year, a new chapter will start for each tennis player and everyone will be looking to start the year on a high. The new season will start with the United Cup and will present players will a glorious chance to ready themselves just days ahead of the first grand slam of the new season. Talking about the cup, team Great Britain will be taking on Australia.

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One of the major highlights of this encounter will be the match between Ajla Tomljanovic who will be taking on Katie Boulter. That being said, who among the two players will start the new season on a high? Let’s find out!

Katie Boulter vs Ajla Tomljanovic: Preview

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The new year is just on the horizon and all the players will be readying themselves for the United Cup which will present them with a wonderful opportunity to be ready just in time for the Australian Open. Ajla Tomljanovic, who did not have the best of years will be looking to make a sensational return to the court. After missing out most of the year, she managed to win the MundoTenis Open and ended her year on a positive note.

On the other hand, her opponent, Katie Boulter did not have the best of years. Her only major performance came at the Nottingham Open where she managed to lay her hands on the title. Since then, a series of disappointments ended her year at the Korea Open. A round-of-32 exit in the tournament forced her to end her year.

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Boulter vs Tomljanovic: Head-to-head

Interestingly, the two players have only played once against each other. It was back in the year 2022. It was at the Viking Open in Nottingham. In a completely one-sided domination at that time, it was Tomljanovic who secured a straight-set win.

The final scoreline of the match was 6-3, 6-4 in favor of Tomljanovic. With a chance to equal the head-to-head records, Boulter will be looking to give her everything and make sure to take the win back in her favor.

Boulter vs Tomljanovic: Prediction

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After playing very limited time in 2023, Tomljanovic will be looking to take off where she left back this year. On the other hand, her opponent Katie Boulter couldn’t finish the year on a high. That being said, both players will be equally motivated to start the year on a high. However, as things stand, Ajla Tomljanovic will have a higher chance of progressing further in the match.

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Despite playing limited time on the tennis courts, she went ahead to end the year on a good note by winning the MundoTenis Open title. Not only this, but a series of bad performances for Boulter this year put her opponent in a better spot to win the title. However, it is only time that will reveal who among the two makes it through. What are your opinions on this? Do let us know in the comments below!

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Akshat Gaur

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In a world where player rivalries dominate social media conversations, I am someone who prefers to enjoy the skills showcased on the court rather than be involved in feuds over the greatness of players. Right from my early childhood, I have been engrossed by the legendary rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. It turned me into a ?Fedal? fan and eventually, when I graduated from college, this fandom created an interest in covering their exploits on the court.
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