Ajla Tomljanovic

  • Age26
  • Born 7 May 1993
  • Birth PlaceZagreb, Croatia
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Height180 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2009
“I'm really glad I got a second chance today and got the win, kept us in. This team has been unbelievable all week and it's such a privilege to play for you guys.”

— Ajla Tomljanovic, 10 Nov 2019

» Tomljanovic levels Fed Cup final at 2-2

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



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

Barty awarded 2019 Newcombe Medal
Ash Barty (R) is presented with the 2019 Newcombe Medal by John Newcombe. (Getty Images)
2 December, 2019

For the third year running, Ash Barty takes out Australian tennis' highest honour -- this time after a banner season highlighted by her first major title and world No.1…
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Newcombe Medal: Tomljanovic breaks through
Ajla Tomljanovic celebrates her first singles win for Australia during the 2019 Fed Cup final against France in Perth. (Getty Images).
2 December, 2019

Newcombe Medal nominee Ajla Tomljanovic enjoyed an impressive 2019, cracking the top 40, reaching five WTA quarterfinals and making her Australian Fed Cup debut.
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Standout field nominated for Newcombe Medal
2019 Newcombe Medal nominees (L-R) John Millman, Alex de Minaur, Ash Barty, Dylan Alcott and Ajla Tomljanovic (Getty Images)
18 November, 2019

Dylan Alcott, Ashleigh Barty, Alex de Minaur, John Millman and Ajla Tomljanovic have been nominated for the prestigious Newcombe Medal
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Molik on Fed Cup final: “We gave everything today”
Australian Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik; Getty Images
10 November, 2019

Alicia Molik says she has “no regrets” about how the Australian team prepared and performed in the Fed Cup final, but that the loss to France “hurts a lot”.
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