On Monday, world No. 44 Ajla Tomljanovic and world No. 37 Alize Cornet meet in an unlikely fourth-round match-up at Wimbledon. Cornet shocked the world at the All England Club in her last match, as she defeated world No. 1 Iga Swiatek, 6-4, 6-2. It was one of the best wins of Cornet’s career, as the Frenchwoman snapped Swiatek’s 37-match winning streak. It is, however, going to be difficult for Cornet to go out and back that performance up, especially against a player of Tomljanovic’s caliber.
While earning a win like Cornet’s over Swiatek is incredible, it can sometimes be something of a curse. Cornet is now somebody that people are expecting to go far because of that upset, but it can be extremely hard to come down from the high of that type of win. That makes this match a prime let-down spot, and keep in mind that Cornet never been further than the fourth round at Wimbledon. The 32-year-old will also now be expected to continue winning on a surface that hasn’t done her much justice over the years, as Cornet has a losing record on grass in her career.