PLAYER PROFILE

Ajla Tomljanovic

3
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
72
WTA
RANKING
  • Age25
  • Born 7 May 1993
  • Birth PlaceZagreb, Croatia
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Height180 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2009
FOLLOW
“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

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

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

Stosur into Mallorca quarterfinals
Sam Stosur in action during her second round victory over Lara Arruabarrena in Mallorca (photo credit Manuel Queimadelos/Mallorca Open)
21 June, 2018

Sam Stosur advances to her first grass-court quarterfinal in seven years while Lleyton Hewitt and Nick Kyrgios combined to oust the reigning Roland Garros champions at…
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Kyrgios beats Murray, Barty wins again
Nick Kyrgios in action against Andy Murray in the first round at Queen's Club; Getty Images
20 June, 2018

Nick Kyrgios scores his first win over Andy Murray to progress at Queen's Club, while there are grass-court wins for Ash Barty, Matt Ebden and Ajla Tomljanovic.
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Winning day for Gavrilova, Stosur
Daria Gavrilova; Getty Images
19 June, 2018

It was a great start to the week for Australia's women, with Daria Gavrilova and Sam Stosur enjoying grass-court wins and Ajla Tomljanovic qualifying in Mallorca.
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Aussies looking to build on grass-court success
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JUNE 17:  Ashleigh Barty of Australia leaves the court and signs autographs for fans after the Womens Singles Final during Day Nine of the Nature Valley Open at Nottingham Tennis Centre on June 17, 2018 in Nottingham, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images for LTA)
18 June, 2018

After titles for Ash Barty and Alex de Minaur, Australian players are looking for more grass-court wins in the build-up to Wimbledon.
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