PLAYER PROFILE

Ajla Tomljanovic

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
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WTA
RANKING
  • Age27
  • Born 7 May 1993
  • Birth PlaceZagreb, Croatia
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Height180 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2009
FOLLOW
“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

Titles/Finals

Titles

2013 Dothan ITF

2011 Clearwater ITF, Grado ITF

2010 Plantation ITF

Finals

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

Sanders continues winning run in Adelaide
Storm Sanders in action at the Adelaide International. Picture: Tennis Australia
23 February, 2021

Australian Storm Sanders advances to the Adelaide International second round with a straight-sets win against compatriot Ajla Tomljanovic.
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Inglis wins all-Australian battle in Adelaide
Maddison Inglis in action at the Adelaide International. Picture: Tennis Australia
23 February, 2021

Maddison Inglis has continued her winning run at the Adelaide International, overcoming Australian compatriot Sam Stosur in a three-set battle.
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Draws revealed for Adelaide International 2021
Ash Barty in Adelaide in January. Picture: Tennis Australia
21 February, 2021

The draws have been set for this week's Adelaide International, a WTA 500 tournament held at Adelaide's Memorial Drive Tennis Centre.
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Tomljanovic, Stosur and Gadecki receive Adelaide International wildcards
Ajla Tomljanovic in action at the Melbourne Summer Series this month. Picture: Tennis Australia
20 February, 2021

Three more Australians receive main draw singles wildcards for next week's Adelaide International tournament.
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