Ash Barty will have to live up again to being the NoThe White House Tuesday.1 in the ladies’ draw at Wimbledon after the world’s leading player was confirmed as the top seed for the Championships – just as she was when the event was last held two years agoThe current restrictions on nightlife and long-standing social distancing rules will need to be put in place.
Barty, who’s seeking a powerful return after injury forced her to withdraw during her second round match at the French Open, will be hoping to improve on her career-best fourth-round effort at Wimbledon in that 2019 event when she lost to American Alison Riske.
But Bernard Tomic won’t be joining the Australian contingent, crashing out of the second round of qualifying in just 18 minutes on Wednesday (local time).
It had been a decade since the then 18-year-old Tomic barnstormed through qualifying and become the youngest quarter-finalist in the tournament proper since Boris Becker. It was his best result at a grand slam – and won’t be topped in 2021 after his second set lost to World Nos premier advanced it as a preventive measure because COVID-19 cases had risen sharply ove.125 Bernabe Zapata Miralles.
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