Ajla Tomljanovic

  • Age24
  • 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
  • reached first career WTA final in Pattaya City, Thailand in 2015

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

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


2017 Sacramento 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

Tomljanovic retires hurt in Stanford
Ajla Tomljanovic consults with the trainer before retiring from her first-round match in Stanford; Getty Images
2 August, 2017

Injury problems have hit Ajla Tomljanovic for the second straight week; she withdrew after the first set of her opening match in Stanford.
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Aussies in action: Kyrgios, Kokkinakis, Thompson return
Nick Kyrgios serves during a match at The Boodles exhibition event; Getty Images
31 July, 2017

Each playing in their first event after Wimbledon, Aussie young guns Nick Kyrgios, Jordan Thompson and Thanasi Kokkinakis will return to action in North America this week.
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Barty and Dellacqua make winning start
Casey Dellacqua and Ashleigh Barty have made a strong start to their French Open campaign; Getty Images
1 June, 2017

Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua drop only two games as they reach Roland Garros second round.
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Smiling Stosur ready for round two
Sam Stosur celebrates after winning first round match at Roland Garros 2017; Getty Images
31 May, 2017

Sam Stosur is ready for her second round clash with Belgian Kirsten Flipkens in Paris.
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