Sluggish Radwanska Stumbles in Third Round

World number three Agnieszka Radwanska is the latest big name to exit early in Paris, losing to Ajla Tomljanovic in straight sets6-4 6-4. Just when it seemed there may be a chance for Radwanska to go all the way in Paris, she produced one of her worst performances of the season. For Tomljanovic this is the biggest win of her career, as she advances to the 4th round in her first ever appearance at Roland Garros.

Radwanska started the match with a strong service hold but it was all down hill from here. Tomljanovic won five consecutive games, it was all too easy for the Croatian who was barley tested by Radwanska. The Pole was totally off, hitting numerous uncharacteristic errors. Radwanska did fight back, winning three straight games to cut Ajla's lead to 5-4. Tomljanovic steadied to serve out the set, taking it 6-4.

The  second set started with an easy break of serve for Tomljanovic, who consolidated the break in the very next game. The unseeded world number 72 would hold onto this slim lead for the entire set. Serving at 4-3 Tomljanovic faced several break points but somehow managed to hold. I feel that if Radwanska was able to break serve here the result would have been very different. At 5-4 it was Tomljanovic's chance to serve for the match. It was a bitterly disappointing game from Radwanska, hitting numerous unforced errors handing the match to the Croatian on a sliver platter.

A big win for Tomljanovic but for me this match was more about Radwanska playing poorly than it was about Tomljanovic playing well.

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