Ajla Tomljanovic

  • Age23
  • Born 7 May 1993
  • Birth PlaceZagreb, Croatia
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Height180 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2009
“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

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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



2013 Dothan ITF

2011 Clearwater ITF, Grado ITF

2010 Plantation ITF


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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