Ajla Tomljanovic

  • Age27
  • Born 7 May 1993
  • Birth PlaceZagreb, Croatia
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Height180 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2009
“I’m feeling good on the court, translating what I've been doing really well in practice into matches. Even though I'm coming out really nervous, because I want to do really well, still being able to weather the nerves ... is really important for me going forward.”

— Ajla Tomljanovic, 21 Jan 2020

» Tomljanovic powers into Australian Open second round

On court

  • 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

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

2018 43
2017 151
2016 937
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


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

Social round-up: Aussie players finally competing again
BACK ON COURT: World No.116 Christopher O'Connell in action during the UTR Pro Tennis Series in Sydney.
2 July, 2020

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date.
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Rediscovering the love of playing
BACK STRONGER: Australian players Monique Adamczak, Ajla Tomljanovic, Christopher O'Connell and Alex Bolt have all experienced career-highs after extended breaks.
27 May, 2020

A break from tennis can reignite your passion and help you return stronger, as Aussie players Monique Adamczak, Ajla Tomljanovic, Christopher O’Connell and Alex Bolt have all…
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Rain washes out Tomljanovic’s competitive return
FOCUS: Ajla Tomljanovic ready to return during the UTR Pro Match Series in Florida. Picture: Getty Images
25 May, 2020

Ajla Tomljanovic was one set away from advancing to the UTR Pro Match Series final when rain forced the event to be cancelled.
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Isolation activities keeping our top players busy
Alex de Minaur. Picture: Instagram
22 May, 2020

Some of our Australian players share what off-court activities are keeping them entertained during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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