“I expect her to come out swinging. There's no secret to how she plays. Big serve, big ground strokes. There won't be many long points.”
— Ajla Tomljanovic, 3 Jan 2019
» Door ajar for De Minaur, Tomljanovic in Brisbane
- started playing tennis at age seven
- favourite shot is backhand and favourite surface is hard
- 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
- reached first career WTA final in Pattaya City, Thailand in 2015
- missed most of 2016 with a shoulder injury; made a triumphant return in 2017 with an upset win over World No.13 Elena Vesnina at the Miami Open
- 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
2013 Dothan ITF
2011 Clearwater ITF, Grado ITF
2010 Plantation ITF
2018 Rabat WTA, Seoul WTA
2017 Sacramento ITF
2015 Pattaya City WTA
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
Ash Barty secures her place in the third round in Rome after Nick Kyrgios upsets 12th seed Daniil Medvedev in his opening match.
Ajla Tomljanovic advances to the second round of the prestigious clay-court tournament in Rome while fellow Aussies Alex de Minaur and John MIllman fall at the first hurdle.
Sam Stosur and Bernard Tomic each stand just one win away from the main draw in Rome, where they are hoping to join five of their compatriots.
Nick Kyrgios and Ajla Tomljanovic lost their opening-round matches at the Mutua Madrid Open on Sunday.