Ajla Tomljanovic

  • Age25
  • Born 7 May 1993
  • Birth PlaceZagreb, Croatia
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Height180 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2009
“If I execute what I've done in practice. I think I might have a decent chance.”

— Ajla Tomljanovic, 2 Jul 2018

» Tomljanovic cherishes Wimbledon 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

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

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

Halep ends Tomljanovic run in Cincinnati
MASON, OH - AUGUST 15:  Simona Halep of Romania plays Ajla Tomjanovic of Australia during the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 15, 2018 in Mason, Ohio.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
17 August, 2018

Ajla Tomljanovic loses her rain-delayed final set in Cincinnati against world No.1 Simona Halep, who next faces Ash Barty on Friday.
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Tomljanovic and Halep in decider when rain stops play
Ajla Tomljanovic in Cincinnati
16 August, 2018

Ajla Tomljanovic was giving world No.1 Simona Halep all she could handle before rain fell over Cincinnati and ended Wednesday's play.
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Kyrgios, Barty progress in Cincinnati
Nick Kyrgios in action during his first-round win over Denis Kudla at the Cincinnati Masters; Getty Images
15 August, 2018

Nick Kyrgios defeated Denis Kudla in a third-set tiebreak to advance to the second round in Cincinnati, while Ash Barty reached the same stage of the tournament with a…
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Cincinnati: Tomljanovic through, Gavrilova out
Ajla Tomljanovic in action during her second-round victory over Magdalena Frech at the Silicon Valley Classic in San jose; Getty Images
14 August, 2018

Ajla Tomljanovic wins her third straight match in Cincinnati to set up a meeting with world No.1 Simona Halep, while Daria Gavrilova finds Serena Williams too strong.
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