Ajla Tomljanovic

  • Age28
  • Born 7 May 1993
  • Birth PlaceZagreb, Croatia
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Height180 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2009
“I think we're all going to have a little bit of a different perspective when things get better.”

— Ajla Tomljanovic, 30 Aug 2020

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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

2020 68
2019 51
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

Millman’s quarterfinal delayed in Munich
John Millman in action in his Munich quarterfinal. Picture: Getty Images
1 May, 2021

Australia's John Millman will return to court tomorrow to try and finish his quarterfinal at an ATP 250 tournament in Germany.
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John Millman into Munich quarterfinals
John Millman in action in Munich. Picture: Getty Images
29 April, 2021

John Millman advances to his first quarterfinal of the season at an ATP 250 tournament in Germany.
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Tomljanovic serves up win in Madrid
Ajla Tomljanovic. Picture: Tennis Australia
28 April, 2021

Ajla Tomljanovic has began her quest to qualify for a WTA 1000 tournament in Madrid in style.
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Millman battles past Popyrin in Munich
John Millman celebrates his Munich victory against Alexei Popyrin. Picture: Getty Images
27 April, 2021

John Millman wins all-Aussie first-round clash against Alexei Popyrin at an ATP 250 tournament in Germany.
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