Ajla Tomljanovic

  • Age26
  • Born 7 May 1993
  • Birth PlaceZagreb, Croatia
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Height180 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2009
“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



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

Barty, Kyrgios through in Rome
Ash Barty (L) and Nick Kyrgios in action at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome (Getty Images)
15 May, 2019

Ash Barty secures her place in the third round in Rome after Nick Kyrgios upsets 12th seed Daniil Medvedev in his opening match.
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Rome: Tomljanovic wins, De Minaur, Millman out
Ajla Tomljanovic in action during her first-round win over Tamara Zidansek in Rome (Getty Images)
14 May, 2019

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.
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Stosur, Tomic progress in Rome qualifying
Sam Stosur in action against Daria Gavrilova in the first round of the J&T Bank Prague Open; photo credit TK Sparta Praha / Pavel Lebeda (
12 May, 2019

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.
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Kyrgios, Tomljanovic out of Madrid
Nick Kyrgios in action during his first-round loss to Jan-Lennard Struff at the Madrid Masters (Getty Images)
6 May, 2019

Nick Kyrgios and Ajla Tomljanovic lost their opening-round matches at the Mutua Madrid Open on Sunday.
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