Ajla Tomljanović

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Ajla Tomljanović
Tomljanovic WMQ13-013.jpg
Country  Croatia
Residence Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Born (1993-05-07) 7 May 1993 (age 21)
Zagreb, Croatia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro December 2009
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$741,209
Career record 176–106
Career titles 0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking No. 51 (9 June 2014)
Current ranking No. 55 (7 July 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2014)
French Open 4R (2014)
Wimbledon 1R (2013, 2014)
US Open 2R (2013)
Career record 40–31
Career titles 0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 97 (3 March 2014)
Current ranking No. 101 (7 July 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2014)
Last updated on: 7 July 2014.

Ajla Tomljanović (born 7 May 1993) is a Croatian professional tennis player. She is former junior World No. 4.[1] Partnering with Christina McHale, she won the 2009 Australian Open in Girls' Doubles. Tomljanović won her first ITF singles event in January 2010.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Tomljanović was born on 7 May 1993 to Croatian father Ratko and Bosnian mother Emina.[2] She was born and raised in Zagreb, where she remains.[1][2] Her elder sister, Hana, played tennis for University of Virginia.[2] Tomljanović is a fan of basketball.[1][2] She began playing tennis aged seven and is coached by Fernando Martínez.[1][2]

Tennis career[edit]

Tomljanovic at the 2014 Australian Open

Junior career[edit]

Professional career[edit]

Tomljanović played her first professional ITF Circuit event in October 2008 in Mexico City, Mexico, and lost 6–4, 4–6, 6–2 to Estefania Craciún in the semifinals. She then qualified for another ITF event in Mexico City, but lost 6–2, 4–6, 6–4 to Karolina Kosińska in the second round.[3] In January 2009 Tomljanović qualified for the ITF event in Boca Raton, Florida, where she lost to Heidi El Tabakh 1–6, 6–4, 6–3 in the second round. She was awarded with a wild card for 2009 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, and lost to Angela Haynes 7–5, 6–2.[3][4] Tomljanović then made a chain of three consecutive losses in the second rounds, in at the ITF tournaments in Redding, California, Osprey, Florida, and Makarska, Croatia, losing to, respectively Rika Fujiwara, Katerina Kramperová and Ana Savić. At the ITF event in Zagreb, she lost to Tereza Hladiková in the first round 6–2, 4–6, 6–2.[3] On 10 May 2009 in Zagreb, Tomljanović won her first ITF doubles title, partnering with Croatian fellow Petra Martić.[3][5] Tomljanović missed most of 2012 due to mononucleosis.[6]


During the preseason Tomljanović began working with coach David Taylor, former Australian Fed Cup captain, who had just parted company with Sam Stosur.[7] At PTT Pattaya Open, Tomljanović lost in the first round to a qualifier, Alla Kudryavtseva 4-6, 5-7.

At the French Open, Tomljanović scored one of her biggest win so far. In the first round, she defeated the 2010 French Open winner, Francesca Schiavone. Up next was the 32 seed Elena Vesnina, of whom Tomljanović also dropped no set. Her third round encounter was with the third seed Agnieszka Radwanska. Tomljanović managed another upset as she eliminated Radwanska in straight sets.

Career statistics[edit]

ITF Circuit singles finals (4–7)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 1. 29 November 2009 Puebla, Mexico Hard United Kingdom Naomi Broady 6–7(4), 3–6
Winner 2. 17 January 2010 Plantation, USA Clay Sweden Johanna Larsson 6–3, 6–3
Runner–up 3. 4 April 2010 Pelham, USA Clay Romania Edina Gallovits 2–6, 0–6
Runner–up 4. 16 May 2010 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká 1–6, 6–7(4)
Winner 5. 13 March 2011 Clearwater, USA Hard Kazakhstan Sesil Karatantcheva 7–6(3), 6–3
Runner–up 6. 10 April 2011 Jackson, USA Clay New Zealand Marina Erakovic 1–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 29 May 2011 Grado, Italy Clay Romania Alexandra Cadanţu 6–2, 6–4
Runner–up 8. 13 January 2013 Innisbroock, USA Clay Slovenia Tadeja Majerič 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 10 February 2013 Midland, USA Hard United States Lauren Davis 3–6, 6–2, 6–7(2)
Winner 10. 21 April 2013 Dothan, USA Clay China Zhang Shuai 2–6, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 13 October 2013 Macon, USA Hard Georgia (country) Anna Tatishvili 2–6, 6-1, 5–7

ITF Circuit doubles finals (3–1)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 10 May 2009 Zagreb, Croatia Clay Croatia Petra Martić Belarus Ksenia Milevskaya
Russia Anastasia Pivovarova
6–3, 6–7(4), 10–5
Runner–up 2. 3 October 2011 Kansas City, USA Hard United States Jamie Hampton Croatia Maria Abramovic
Czech Republic Eva Hrdinova
2–6, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 3. 24 October 2011 Bayamon, Puerto Rico Hard South Africa Chanel Simmonds United States Victoria Duval
United States Alexandra Kiick
6–3, 6–1
Winner 4. 7 November 2011 Goldwater Women's Tennis Classic, USA Hard United States Jamie Hampton United States Maria Sanchez
United States Yasmin Schnack
3–6, 6–3, 6–3

Grand Slam girls' doubles finals (1–0)[edit]

No. Outcome Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 2009 Australian Open Hard United States Christina McHale Serbia Aleksandra Krunić
Poland Sandra Zaniewska
6–1, 2–6, 10–4


  1. ^ a b c d Ajla Tomljanović at the International Tennis Federation Junior Profile
  2. ^ a b c d e f Ajla Tomljanović at the International Tennis Federation
  3. ^ a b c d Ajla Tomljanović – Activity at the International Tennis Federation
  4. ^ Ajla Tomljanović at coretennis.com
  5. ^ Sony Ericsson WTA Tour | Players | Stats | Ajla Tomljanović
  6. ^ Dan Chalk (8 February 2013). "Top seed survives in three-set thriller at DCTC". Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Radio Roland Garros commentary by Australian tennis journalist Craig Gabriel on 25 May 2014

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