Ajla Tomljanovic

  • Age29
  • Born 7 May 1993
  • Birth PlaceZagreb, Croatia
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Height180 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2009
“I think in my career I played a lot of top players first rounds in slams and I always feel like I can win, but it never really matters until you really do it.”

— Ajla Tomljanovic, 24 May 2022

» Roland Garros: Tomljanovic stuns Kontaveit to reach second round

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
  • made first Grand Slam singles quarterfinal at Wimbledon 2021
  • made Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, reaching the second round

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

2021 45
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

Ranking movers: Kyrgios returns to world’s top 40
Nick Kyrgios in action. Picture: Getty Images
3 hours ago

Australian Nick Kyrgios is back inside the world's top 40 in the latest ATP Tour singles rankings.
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Aussie women inspiring each other at Wimbledon
Maddison Inglis in action during Wimbledon qualifying. Picture: Getty Images
25 June, 2022

Maddison Inglis believes the Australian support was invaluable during the Wimbledon 2022 qualifying competition.
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Wimbledon 2022: Doubles draws revealed
Nick Kyrgios and Sam Stosur will compete in doubles at Wimbledon 2022.
24 June, 2022

Sixteen Australian players are set to compete across the gentlemen's and ladies' doubles competitions at Wimbledon 2022.
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Wimbledon 2022: Singles draws unveiled
Ajla Tomljanovic and Alex de Minaur lead the Aussie charge at Wimbledon 2022.
24 June, 2022

Find out who our Aussie players face in the opening round at Wimbledon 2022 ...
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