Ajla Tomljanovic

  • Age25
  • Born 7 May 1993
  • Birth PlaceZagreb, Croatia
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Height180 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2009
“I expect her to come out swinging. There's no secret to how she plays. Big serve, big ground strokes. There won't be many long points.”

— Ajla Tomljanovic, 3 Jan 2019

» Door ajar for De Minaur, Tomljanovic in Brisbane

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 to lead Aussie women in Miami
Ash Barty (Getty Images)
12 hours ago

No.12 seed Ash Barty will lead a contingent of four Aussie women at this fortnight's Miami Open, while Alex Bolt and Alexei Popyrin are set for ATP qualifying.
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Tough day for Aussies at Indian Wells
Alex de Minaur in action during his second-round loss to American qualifier Marcos Giron at Indian Wells (Getty Images)
10 March, 2019

Australians Alex De Minaur, Nick Kyrgios, Jordan Thompson and Ajla Tomljanovic were all shown the door on Saturday at Indian Wells.
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Gavrilova, Barty storm into Indian Wells third round
Ash Barty (L) and Daria Gavrilova in action during the second round of Indian Wells (Getty Images)
9 March, 2019

Daria Gavrilova wins her second match in a row at Indian Wells, while 12th seed Ash Barty joins her in the third round with a straight-sets win over Tatjana Maria.
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Tomljanovic, Thompson victorious at Indian Wells
Ajla Tomljanovic in action during her first-round win over Alize Cornet at Indian Wells (Getty Images)
8 March, 2019

Ajla Tomljanovic makes her way into the second round at Indian Wells after a straight-sets dismissal of Alize Cornet, before Jordan Thompson won a three-hour-plus battle to reach…
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