Ajla Tomljanovic

  • Age28
  • 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

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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

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

Tokyo Olympics: Aussie women into doubles quarterfinals
Ellen Perez and Sam Stosur at the Tokyo Olympics; Getty Images
26 July, 2021

Australian women kept tennis medal hopes alive in Tokyo as Ash Barty and Storm Sanders joined Ellen Perez and Sam Stosur in the doubles quarterfinals.
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Max Purcell’s stunning Olympic debut ends
Max Purcell in action in Tokyo. Picture: Getty Images
26 July, 2021

German Dominik Koepfer scores a straight-sets win against Australia's Max Purcell in the second round of the men's singles competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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Ajla Tomljanovic eliminated at Tokyo Olympics
Ajla Tomljanovic at the Tokyo Olympics; Getty Images
26 July, 2021

Ajla Tomljanovic is unable to maintain a strong start against Elina Svitolina at the Tokyo Olympics, exiting to the No.4 seed in three sets.
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John Millman bows out at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
John Millman in action in Tokyo. Picture: Getty Images
26 July, 2021

Australia's John Millman has been knocked out of the men's singles competition in the second round at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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