“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
- 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
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
Nick Kyrgios is the third seed at this week's ATP European Open in Antwerp while Daria Gavrilova heads to her original homeland for the WTA Kremlin Cup in Moscow.
Arina Rodionova went down in three sets in the opening round of the WTA Tianjin Open while Ajla Tomljanovic missed match points in her second-round loss in Linz.
Ajla Tomljanovic opened her WTA Linz campaign with a three-set win over Olympic gold medallist Monica Puig on Tuesday.
Daria Gavrilova and John Millman will keep Australia's singles charge going at the US Open when they play their second-round matches on Day 4.