Birmingham 2024: Leylah Fernandez vs Ajla Tomljanovic preview, head-to-head, prediction, odds and pick | Rothesay Classic

Leylah Fernandez and Ajla Tomljanovic will lock horns in the quarters.
Leylah Fernandez and Ajla Tomljanovic will lock horns in the quarters. (Both Getty Images)

Match Details

Fixture: (6) Leylah Fernandez vs Ajla Tomljanovic

Date: June 21, 2024

Tournament: Rothesay Classic 2024

Round: Quarterfinal

Venue: Edgbaston Priory Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Category: WTA 250

Surface: Grass

Prize Money: $267,082

Live Telecast: USA - Tennis Channel | UK - Tennis Channel, BBC TV


Leylah Fernandez vs Ajla Tomljanovic preview

Leylah Fernandez and Ajla Tomljanovic will lock horns in an exciting quaterfinal encunter at the 2024 Birmingham Classic.

Fernandez, the sixth seed at this year’s tournament, breezed past Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-1, 6-1 in the opening round before running into the crafty Viktorija Golubic. The Swiss pushed her Fernandez to the limit, but the latter managed to prevail in three tight sets 6-4, 7-5, 6-3.

The Canadian now holds a positive win-loss for the season at 13-12 and will look to keep the winning momentum going.

Tomjlanovic is playing in her second grasscourt tournament for the season. . - Getty Images
Tomjlanovic is playing in her second grasscourt tournament for the season. . - Getty Images

Tomljanovic, on the other hand, is slowly finding her footing after yet another bout with injuries that has kept her away from action in recent times.

Last week, she made it to the quarterfinal of an ITF tournament after having come through qualification rounds. She has since posted two main-draw wins over Anna Blinkova and Zhu Lin to bring her season’s win-loss tally to 9-9.


Leylah Fernandez vs Ajla Tomljanovic head-to-head

Fernandez and Tomjlanovic have never crossed paths on the Tour and so, their current head-to-head stands at a 0-0 deadlock.


Leylah Fernandez vs Ajla Tomljanovic odds

PlayerMoneylineHandicap BetsTotal Games
Leylah Fernandez-155-1.5 (+145)Over 21.5 (-135)
Ajla Tomljanovic+120+1.5 (-210)Under 21.5 (-105)

Odds sourced from BETMGM.


Leylah Fernandez vs Ajla Tomljanovic prediction

Fernandez will be the favorite to win on paper. (- Getty Images)
Fernandez will be the favorite to win on paper. (- Getty Images)

Neither player has had a great run in the first half of the season and they will thus be determined to turn things around on grass.

Fernandez has made good use of her lefty serve that has won her well over 70% of the points in the last two matches equips her well on the surface. The slider out wide has won her a fair few pressure points and she will just need to keep trusting the process.

The same also holds true for her opponent Ajla Tomjlanovic, who has reached the Wimbledon quarterfinal twice in her career. This win is even more crucial for her as it will mark her first semifinal appearance this year.

That said, the lack of match practice could well come back to haunt her.

Prediction: Fernandez to win in three sets

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Edited by Neelabhra Roy
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