Ajla Tomljanovic

  • Age27
  • 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

» 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

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

Social round-up: European adventures and tennis on roller skates
WINNER: Alex de Minaur celebrates his Ultimate Tennis Showdown victory in Belgium this week. Picture: Getty Images
22 October, 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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Ranking movers: Aussie stars on the rise
MOVING UP: Daria Gavrilova, Marc Polmans, Aleksandar Vukic and Astra Sharma all enjoyed ranking rises this week. Pictures: Getty Images
12 October, 2020

From new career-highs to significant rises, several Australian players have made impressive moves in the latest rankings.
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No doubles delight for Aussies at Roland Garros
STRETCHED: Alex de Minaur and Matt Reid lost their second round doubles match at Roland Garros. Picture: Getty Images
3 October, 2020

Five Australian players were eliminated from the doubles competition during day six action in Paris.
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Roland Garros, day six: De Minaur relishing Aussie mateship
MATES: Alex de Minaur and Matt Reid during their first-round win at Roland Garros. Picture: Getty Images
2 October, 2020

Five Australians feature on the Roland Garros day six schedule, including Alex de Minaur in men's doubles action.
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