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
  • made Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, reaching the second round

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

2021 45
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

Aussie charge continues on day three at Australian Open 2022
Aleksandar Vukic, Ash Barty and John Millman lead the Australian charge on day three at AO 2022.
19 January, 2022

Aleksandar Vukic, Ash Barty and John Millman are among 29 Australian players in action on day three at Melbourne Park.
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Six Aussies in action on Australian Open 2022 day one
Thanasi Kokkinakis and Ash Barty lead the Aussie charge on day one at Australian Open 2022. Pictures: Getty Images
17 January, 2022

In-form Thanasi Kokkinakis and world No.1 Ash Barty are among six Australians beginning their Australian Open 2022 singles campaigns today.
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Doubles draws revealed for Australian Open 2022
Australia's top-ranked doubles players John Peers and Sam Stosur.
16 January, 2022

The men's and women's doubles draws, featuring 40 Australian players, have been revealed for Australian Open 2022.
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Australian Open 2022 singles draws revealed
Sam Stosur, Alex de Minaur, Ash Barty and James Duckworth are ready for Australian Open 2022. Pictures: Getty Images
13 January, 2022

The men's and women's singles draws for Australian Open 2022 are set. Find out who our Aussie contenders face in the opening round ...
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