PLAYER PROFILE

Ajla Tomljanovic

3
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
45
WTA
RANKING
  • Age25
  • Born 7 May 1993
  • Birth PlaceZagreb, Croatia
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Height180 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2009
FOLLOW
“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

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

Titles/Finals

Titles

2013 Dothan ITF

2011 Clearwater ITF, Grado ITF

2010 Plantation ITF

Finals

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

Bolt picks up first Grand Slam win at Australian Open
Alex Bolt in action during his first-round win over Alex Bolt at the Australian Open (Getty Images)
15 January, 2019

Australian wildcard Alex Bolt upstages former world No.8 to move through to the second round of the Australian Open.
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Barty leads women’s charge in AO main draw
Ash Barty in action at the Sydney International (Getty Images)
10 January, 2019

Top-ranked Australian Ash Barty is the 15th seed in the Australian Open main draw, where fellow Aussie Destanee Aiava has drawn 17th seed Madison Keys.
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Stosur, De Minaur begin with wins in Sydney
Sam Stosur (L) and Alex De Minaur were first-round winners at the Sydney International on Monday (Getty Images)
7 January, 2019

Alex De Mianur made a happy return to the tournament where he made his first ATP final last year before Sam Stosur overpowered Dominika Cibulkova in an impressive display under…
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Ten Aussies set for Sydney
Ash Barty (L) and Alex De Minaur at the launch of the 2019 Sydney International (Getty Images)
5 January, 2019

Ash Barty and Alex De Minaur head the Australian charge at the Sydney International, with four women and six men in the main draws.
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