PLAYER PROFILE

Ajla Tomljanovic

10
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
359
WTA
RANKING
  • Age23
  • Born 7 May 1993
  • Birth PlaceZagreb, Croatia
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Height180 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2009
FOLLOW
“A loss has never felt so good (laughter). Like genuinely hasn't felt so good. I've never been this upbeat after a loss”

— Ajla Tomljanovic, 10 Mar 2017

» Indian Wells: Tomic, Tomljanovic, Thompson tumble

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

Biggest movers: New highs for Aiava, Polmans
Destine Aiava (Photo: Getty Images)
3 April, 2017

Teenagers make top 200 debut in latest world rankings
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Tomljanovic upsets Vesnina in Miami
Ajla Tomljanovic scored a stunning upset of Indian Wells champion Elena Vesnina in the second round of the Miami Open. Photo: Getty Images
25 March, 2017

Ajla Tomljanovic scored a stunning upset of Indian Wells champion Elena Vesnina in the second round of the Miami Open.
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Kyrgios set for Miami return
Nick Kyrgios was pumped up during his third-round win over Alexander Zverev at the BNP Paribas Open; Getty Images
21 March, 2017

The world No.16 returns to action at the Miami Open this week.
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Gallery: Aussies light up the desert
Nick Kyrgios practices with the magnificent Indian Wells scenery as a backdrop; Getty Images
18 March, 2017

Check out the best snaps of Australia's presence at Indian Wells, highlighted by Nick Kyrgios's run to the quarters and some high-profile doubles partnerships.
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