In the immortal words of Julia Lemigova, wife of Martina Navratilova and current Real Housewife of Miami: Life is like tennis: You can win at singles, but doubles is always more fun.
Ajla Tomljanovic can’t know that for sure, as she and partner Matteo Berrettini are yet to make their major mixed debut—but the Croatian-born Aussie teased that it may still happen in 2022.
“We keep making these plans but they fall through, usually because one of us isn’t feeling all the way great physically,” she explained over the phone from Dubai. “It’s been me the last few Slams, and he’s always going deep in singles, anyway.”
Tomljanovic planned to play mixed with Berrettini last summer at Wimbledon, but both ended up making milestone singles runs: Tomljanovic made her first major quarterfinal while Berrettini finished runner-up to Novak Djokovic.