PLAYER PROFILE

Ajla Tomljanovic

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
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WTA
RANKING
  • Age27
  • Born 7 May 1993
  • Birth PlaceZagreb, Croatia
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Height180 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2009
FOLLOW
“I think we're all going to have a little bit of a different perspective when things get better.”

— Ajla Tomljanovic, 30 Aug 2020

» Ajla Tomljanovic embraces Grand Slam return

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

Aussies in action: Ellen Perez qualifies in Strasbourg
Ellen Perez serves during Strasbourg qualifying. Picture: Twitter
21 September, 2020

Ellen Perez joins fellow Aussie Ajla Tomljanovic in the main draw of a WTA tournament in France this week.
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Perez/Sanders finish runners-up in Istanbul
FINALISTS: Ellen Perez and Storm Sanders with their runners-up trophies in Istanbul. Picture: Twitter
14 September, 2020

Aussies Ellen Perez and Storm Sanders score their best WTA-level result as a team in Turkey.
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Perez/Sanders advance to Istanbul final
IN FORM: Storm Sanders and Ellen Perez are into the Istanbul doubles final. Picture: Twitter
13 September, 2020

Aussie duo Ellen Perez and Storm Sanders continue their good form, reaching a WTA-level doubles final on clay in Turkey.
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Social round-up: Highlights from New York
Alex de Minaur during his first round win at the US Open. Picture: Getty Images
3 September, 2020

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date.
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