PLAYER PROFILE

Ajla Tomljanovic

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
43
WTA
RANKING
  • Age28
  • Born 7 May 1993
  • Birth PlaceZagreb, Croatia
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Height180 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2009
FOLLOW
“I think we're all going to have a little bit of a different perspective when things get better.”

— Ajla Tomljanovic, 30 Aug 2020

» Ajla Tomljanovic embraces Grand Slam return

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
  • made first Grand Slam singles quarterfinal at Wimbledon 2021

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

2020 68
2019 51
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

De Minaur leads Aussie charge at Antwerp this week
Alex de Minaur. Picture: Getty Images
6 hours ago

Alex de Minaur is one of 10 Australians competing in ATP Tour and WTA Tour events in Europe this week.
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Social round-up: Celebrating good news in Australian tennis
Ajla Tomljanovic enjoyed a career-best run at Indian Wells. Picture: Getty Images
14 October, 2021

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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De Minaur advances to fourth round at Indian Wells
Alex de Minaur at Indian Wells. Picture: Getty Images
13 October, 2021

Australian Alex de Minaur is moving on at Indian Wells after defeating world No.17 Cristian Garin in third-round men's singles action today.
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Tomljanovic continues career-best run at Indian Wells
Ajla Tomljanovic in action at Indian Wells. Picture: Getty Images
12 October, 2021

Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic has advanced to the Indian Wells women's singles fourth round for the first time in her career.
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