Ajla Tomljanovic

  • Age24
  • Born 7 May 1993
  • Birth PlaceZagreb, Croatia
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Height180 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2009
“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

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

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


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

Kyrgios, Gavrilova set for European indoor events
WINNING START: Nick Kyrgios is through to the China Open second round; Getty Images
16 October, 2017

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.
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Tough losses for Rodionova, Tomljanovic
Arina Rodionova; Getty Images
12 October, 2017

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.
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Tomljanovic beats Puig in Linz
Ajla Tomljanovic scored a stunning upset of Indian Wells champion Elena Vesnina in the second round of the Miami Open. Photo: Getty Images
11 October, 2017

Ajla Tomljanovic opened her WTA Linz campaign with a three-set win over Olympic gold medallist Monica Puig on Tuesday.
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Aussies in action: US Open Day 4
John Millman (L) and Daria Gavrilova will play for places in the third round at the US Open; Getty Images
31 August, 2017

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.
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