PLAYER PROFILE

Ajla Tomljanovic

3
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
46
WTA
RANKING
  • Age25
  • Born 7 May 1993
  • Birth PlaceZagreb, Croatia
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Height180 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2009
FOLLOW
“It was really tough, I knew I had to play well today. But against great players like that, you have to be on the whole time.”

— Ajla Tomljanovic, 23 Sep 2018

» Tomljanovic falls short in WTA Seoul final

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

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

Biggest movers: Aussie women make gains in 2018
Ajla Tomljanovic; Getty Images
7 November, 2018

Many of Australia's women have enjoyed excellent 2018 seasons, with their improvements reflected in the release of the WTA year-end rankings this week.
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Gavrilova and Kyrgios through in Moscow
Australia's Daria Gavrilova; Getty Images
17 October, 2018

Australia's Daria Gavrilova and Nick Kyrgios make winning starts at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.
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Popyrin qualifies in Stockholm
Alexei Popyrin; Getty Images
16 October, 2018

Alexei Popyrin won his second straight match to qualify for the ATP tournament in Stockholm and will next face John Millman in a quarter of the draw stacked with Aussies.
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De Minaur, Millman, Ebden set for Stockholm
(L-R) Matt Ebden, Alex De Minaur and John Millman will play the ATP tournament in Stockholm this week; Getty Images
15 October, 2018

Three of Australia's top four men have landed in the same quarter of the draw in Stockholm, while Daria Gavrilova, Ajla Tomljanovic and Nick Kyrgios head to Moscow.
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