Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic reached the final in Rabat in 2018 losing to Elise Mertens.Embed from Getty Images
Photo: Ajla Tomljanovic (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
The world no. 43 is again one step away from the final after defeating Sweden’s world no. 62 Rebecca Peterson 6-2, 6-4.
Britain’s Johanna Konta stands in the way of another finals appearance for the Australian after she defeated the no. 2 seed Hsieh Su-Wei 6-7(1), 6-4, 6-4.
Mertens has failed to defend her title after losing 6-4, 7-6(2) to Greece’s Maria Sakkari.
Sakkari faces Belgium’s Alison Van Uytvanck in the other semifinal.
In the match against Peterson, Tomljanovic was in control during the first set, breaking her opponent twice while not being broken herself.
The second set was drastically different. Both players struggled to hold serve. Tomljanovic would get a break, only to be broken.
Tomljanovic did however finally manage to hold serve after breaking Peterson for the fourth time in the second set. Peterson had broken her Australian opponent three times.