French Open: Chris Evert Effect Inspiring Giant-Killer Ajla Tomljanovic

Ajla Tomljanovic was certainly feisty last year at the end of which she was ranked 78th in the world, improving from 495th -- the biggest ranking improvement by any player in the top 100. She beat third seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the French Open on Friday.

updated: May 30, 2014 18:39 IST
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Paris: Chris Evert knows what it takes to win the French Open, her seven titles being the all-time best, and fast-rising Croatian Ajla Tomljanovic is hoping some of the American's Roland Garros savvy can rub off on her.

The 21-year-old, who has been training at Evert's tennis academy at Bradenton, Flordia since she was 13, reached the last 16 of a Grand Slam event for the first time on Friday, powering her way past third seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 6-4.

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