Ajla Tomljanovic

  • Age26
  • Born 7 May 1993
  • Birth PlaceZagreb, Croatia
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Height180 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2009
“I feel I came into the Saisai match a little more relaxed than I would have if I didn't play Kiki two hours before, so I think it helped. But obviously I wish it wasn't three matches in a day (smiling).”

— Ajla Tomljanovic, 14 Sep 2019

» Tomljanovic to face Pliskova in Zhengzhou semis

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

Aussies in action: Hon qualifies in Seoul
PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 28: Priscilla Hon of Australia during her ladies singles first round match against Timea Babos of Hungary during Day three of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros on May 28, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
5 hours ago

Priscilla Hon joins Ajla Tomljanovic in the main draw in Seoul, while Sam Stosur has been awarded a wildcard into the WTA event in Guangzhou.
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Pliskova too strong for Tomljanovic in Zhengzhou
Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia reacts after defeating Tamara Zidansek of Slovakia during their semi-final match at the Thailand Open tennis tournament in Hua Hin on February 2, 2019. (Photo by Chalinee THIRASUPA / AFP)        (Photo credit should read CHALINEE THIRASUPA/AFP/Getty Images)
23 hours ago

Ajla Tomljanovic's tournament in Zhengzhou ends in the semifinals with a straight-sets loss to top seed and world No.2 Karolina Pliskova.
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Tomljanovic to face Pliskova in Zhengzhou semis
Ajla Tomljanovic (Getty Images)
14 September, 2019

In an impressive effort, Ajla Tomljanovic wins two singles matches in one day to advance to the last four of the rain-affected WTA tournament in Zhengzhou, China.
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Tomljanovic into Zhengzhou quarterfinals
Ajla Tomljanovic in action during her second-round win over Kiki Bertens in Zhengzhou (Photo: Zhengzhou Open)
13 September, 2019

Ajla Tomljanovic advances to her fifth WTA quarterfinal of 2019 after a straight sets win over world No.8 Kiki Bertens at the Zhengzhou Open.
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