PLAYER PROFILE

Ajla Tomljanovic

  • Age23
  • Born 7 May 1993
  • Birth PlaceZagreb, Croatia
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Height180 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2009
FOLLOW
“I’ve been trying to fight through the pain and was hoping that it would get better on its own, but the shoulder kept getting worse.”

— Ajla Tomljanovic, 10 Mar 2016

» Tomljanovic rehabbing after shoulder surgery

On court

  • started playing tennis at age seven
  • favourite shot is backhand
  • favourite surface is hardcourt
  • trained during her teenage years at the Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, Florida
  • best tennis memory was her first experience on court with Chris Evert
  • career goal is to be ranked No.1 in the world
  • upset No.3 seed Agnieszka Radwanska en route to the fourth round at Roland Garros in 2014

Off court

  • speaks Croatian, English and German
  • family includes father Ratko, mother Emina and sister Hana
  • also has family in the United States; favourite city to visit is Charlotte, North Carolina, where they live
  • favorite movie is The Hangover and favourite actor is Robert Pattinson
  • enjoys watching other sports including basketball and football
  • enjoys hip hop music; Beyonce is her favourite artist

Year-end rankings history

2015 66
2014 63
2013 78
2012 453
2011 145
2010 157
2009 353
2008 973

Titles/Finals

Titles

2013 Dothan ITF

2011 Clearwater ITF, Grado ITF

2010 Plantation ITF

Finals

2015 Pattaya City

2013 Innsbrook ITF, Midland ITF, Macon ITF, Merida 3 ITF

2011 Jackson ITF

2010 Pelham ITF, Prague ITF

2009 Puebla ITF

Ajla Tomljanovic in the news

Tomljanovic rehabbing after shoulder surgery
Alja Tomljanovic in action during her first-round loss at the Brisbane International to Carla Suarez Navarro; Getty Images
10 March, 2016

Australia's third-ranked woman Ajla Tomljanovic has been sidelined after recently undergoing shoulder surgery in the United States.
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Aussie quartet fall in Brisbane
Alja Tomljanovic in action during her first-round loss at the Brisbane International to Carla Suarez Navarro; Getty Images
4 January, 2016

UPDATE: Ajla Tomljanovic, Priscilla Hon, Ben Mitchell and John-Patrick Smith have exited in the opening round of the Brisbane International on Monday.
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Sydney: Gavrilova, Tomljanovic join star-studded field
Daria Gavrilova (R) and Ajla Tomljanovic have received wildcards into the main draw at Apia International Sydney; Getty Images
4 January, 2016

Wildcards Daria Gavrilova and Ajla Tomljanovic will join a star-studded women's field at the Apia International Sydney.
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Aussies fare well in Brisbane draw
Sam Stosur in action during her quarterfinal victory over Heather Watson at the WTA Hong Kong Tennis Open; Getty Images
1 January, 2016

Sam Stosur, Priscilla Hon and Ben Mitchell have all drawn qualifiers in the opening round of the Brisbane International, while Bernard Tomic takes on Nicolas Mahut.
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