“I’m feeling good on the court, translating what I've been doing really well in practice into matches. Even though I'm coming out really nervous, because I want to do really well, still being able to weather the nerves ... is really important for me going forward.”
— Ajla Tomljanovic, 21 Jan 2020
» Tomljanovic powers into Australian Open second round
- 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
- 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
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
It was a tough day for Aussie women at the Australian Open, with Ajla Tomljanovic, Priscilla Hon and Arina Rodionova all eliminated in the second round.
Ajla Tomljanovic records a straight-sets win over No.31 seed Anastasija Sevastova before Arina Rodionova and Priscilla Hon join her in round two at AO2020.
On the eve of the Australian Open, several of Australia's main-draw hopes spoke to the media as they prepare for their 2020 campaigns at Melbourne Park.
Continuing an impressive start to 2020 on home soil, Ajla Tomljanovic progresses to the second round of the Adelaide International.