PLAYER PROFILE

Ajla Tomljanovic

2
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
51
WTA
RANKING
  • Age26
  • Born 7 May 1993
  • Birth PlaceZagreb, Croatia
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Height180 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2009
FOLLOW
“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

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

Popyrin advances in Stockholm
Alexei Popyrin (Getty Images)
16 October, 2019

Australian qualifier Alexei Popyrin wins his third straight match in Stockholm to set a second-round showdown with fourth seed Denis Shapovalov.
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Tomljanovic cleared to play Fed Cup
Ajla Tomljanovic (Getty Images)
15 October, 2019

Australia's No.2-ranked female player Ajla Tomljanovic has secured eligibility to represent Australia in next month's Fed Cup final against France.
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Aussies in action: Millman set for Stockholm
John Millman (Getty Images)
14 October, 2019

John Millman is one of three Aussies competing this week at the ATP indoor tournament in Stockholm while Ajla Tomljanovic features in the WTA Kremlin Cup main draw in Moscow.
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Aussies in action: Asian swing continues
ONE TO WATCH: Alex de Minaur is competing in an ATP Masters 1000 event in Shanghai this week; Getty Images
7 October, 2019

John Millman and Alex de Minaur lead Aussie charge in Shanghai this week, while a strong contingent of Australian women are competing in Tianjin.
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