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

Aiava gives top seed Halep a scare
Destanee Aiava launches into a serve against the world No.1.
16 hours ago

Tomljanovic and Cabrera were edged in openers at Melbourne Park on Tuesday.
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Konta holds off Tomljanovic in Brisbane
Ajla Tomljanovic at the Brisbane International
2 January, 2018

Ajla Tomljanovic pushed Johanna Konta all the way in an entertaining battle at Pat Rafter Arena before falling in three sets in the second round of the Brisbane International.
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Aussies dealt manageable Brisbane draw
Ash Barty at the Brisbane International
30 December, 2017

No.8 seed Ash Barty leads a healthy contingent of nine Aussies across the women's and men's draws at Brisbane International 2018.
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Brisbane wildcards for Aiava, Tomljanovic, Thompson, Ebden
Destanee Aiava celebrates her win over Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the first round of the Brisbane International; Getty Images
22 December, 2017

Destanee Aiava will return to the site of her breakout WTA tournament, where she will be joined be fellow Aussie wildcards Ajla Tomljanovic, Jordan Thompson and Matt Ebden.
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