France strike first blow in Fed Cup final as Ajla Tomljanovic falls to Kristina Mladenovic

Australia’s Fed Cup title bid has hit a major hurdle, with Ajla Tomljanovic outclassed by French opponent Kristina Mladenovic 6-1 6-1 in the opening finals rubber in Perth.

Representing Australia for the first time, Tomljanovic was no match for a red- hot Mladenovic, who claimed victory Saturday in one hour and 11 minutes to claim a 1-0 lead for France in the best-of-five format.

Focus: Kristina Mladenovic in action against Ajla Tomljanovic in the 2019 Fed Cup Final tie between Australia and France. Credit:Getty Images

Australian Ajla Tomljanovic on debut in Perth.

Australian Ajla Tomljanovic on debut in Perth. Credit:Getty Images

World No.1 Ashleigh Barty will look to revive Australia’s hopes when she faces Caroline Garcia in the second singles rubber.


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