Ajla Tomljanovic

  • Age24
  • Born 7 May 1993
  • Birth PlaceZagreb, Croatia
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Height180 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2009
“Overall the structure of the shoulder is good and that feels good, that I can go out there without thinking about it so it's going in a good direction.”

— Ajla Tomljanovic, 28 Aug 2017

» Tomljanovic hungry for action

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



2013 Dothan ITF

2011 Clearwater ITF, Grado ITF

2010 Plantation ITF


2017 Sacramento ITF

2015 Pattaya City

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

Kyrgios moves through to Houston quarters
Nick Kyrgios claims his first victory on Rod Laver Arena.
12 April, 2018

Nick Kyrgios was impressive in his Houston debut, belting 21 aces en route to a second-round win over Bjorn Fratangelo.
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Top of the class? Aussies’ report card for Q1
Ash Barty in action at Australian Open 2018, where she reached the third round; Getty Images
10 April, 2018

With the first three months of the season complete, we take a look at how the top Aussie players have fared in the first quarter, and what lies ahead for the claycourt season.
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Kyrgios, Thompson on track for Houston showdown
Nick Kyrgios (L) and Jordan Thompson; Getty Images
9 April, 2018

Should Jordan Thompson win his opening match the the ATP claycourt event in Houston, he'll line up against No.4 seed Nick Kyrgios.
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Muguruza too strong for Tomljanovic
Ajla Tomljanovic; Getty Images
7 April, 2018

Top seed Garbine Muguruza wins 11 of 12 games to beat Ajla Tomljanovic in the WTA Monterrey semifinals.
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