Ajla Tomljanovic

Birth Day May 7th, 1993
Birth Place Zagreb, Croatia
Age 27 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Taurus

Ajla Tomljanovic Biography

A Croatian-born Australian professional tennis player, Ajla Tomljanovic has won four singles and three doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. She began playing tennis at the age of six and is coached by Fernando Martinez and Rene Gomez. She is also a fan of basketball. In 2009, she and American player Christina McHale won the Grand Slam girls' doubles finals at the Australian Open. She first gained fame competing for Croatia. Then, in 2014, she announced plans to become an Australian citizen and began competing in Grand Slam events for the nation. Playing tennis from the age of six, her professional career began in October 2008 when she competing in her first ITF Circuit tournament in Mexico City. Tomljanovic was an accomplished junior player, having won the 2009 Australian Open Girls' Doubles title with Christina McHale. She would also reach her combined career-high junior ranking of world number 4 on 30th March 2009. Recently, 27-year-old Ajla made short work of her first-round opponent at the Australian Open, conceding just three sets to Japan's Misaki Doi on Monday. Know all the details about Ajla's Full Biography, Interesting Facts, Wiki, Age, Personal Life, Net Worth, Career, & more here.

Famous For

  • Being a Croatian-born Australian professional tennis player.
  • For winning four singles and three doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.

Ajla Tomljanovic has won four singles and three doubles titles on the ITF Circuit

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Ajla Tomljanovic Early Life

Ajla Tomljanovic was born on 7th May 1993 to Croatian father Ratko Tomljanovic (winner of 1992 and 1993 handball European Cup) and Bosniak mother Emina Tomljanovic (parents). She was born with a Taurus horoscope and raised in Zagreb, Croatia (hometown) whereas her current residence is in Brisbane, Australia. Ajla is of Croatian nationality and her ethnicity is mixed. However, she became an Australian citizen in January 2018. Similarly, her religion is Christian and her race is white. She celebrates her every birthday on the 7th May of every year and she has celebrated her 27th birthday as of 2020, and she will be celebrating her 28th birthday on 7th May of 2021. She also has an elder sister (sibling) Hana who played tennis for the University of Virginia.

Ajla Tomljanovic Career

Junior years

  • Ajla Tomljanovic kicks off her tennis career winning the 2009 Australian Open girls' doubles title with Christina McHale defeating Aleksandra Krunic/Sandra Zaniewska in the final.

Professional Career

  • Ajla played her first professional ITF Circuit event in October 2008 in Mexico City, and lost to Estefania Craciun in the semifinals, whereas she was then qualified for another ITF event in Mexico City, but again lost to Karolina Kosinska in the second round.
  • She qualified for the ITF event in Boca Raton, Florida in January 2009, where she lost to Heidi El Tabakh in the second round, however, she made a chain of three consecutive losses in the second rounds, at the ITF tournaments in Redding, California, Osprey, Florida, and Makarska, Croatia, losing to, respectively Rika Fujiwara, Katerina Kramperova and Ana Savic.
  • Again, she lost to Tereza Hladikova in the first round at the ITF event in Zagreb, but she won her first ITF doubles title, partnering with Croatian fellow Petra Martic on 10th May 2009.
  • Sadly, she missed most of 2012 due to mononucleosis.

2014: Top 50 breakthrough

  • Later, she started working with former Australian Fed Cup captain, coach David Taylor and began the year (2014) at the Shenzhen Open where she lost in the first round to eighth seed Annika Beck.
  • After that, she played at the Apia International Sydney as a wildcard where she beat former world No. 5, Daniela Hantuchova, in the first round, but she was defeated in the second round by Madison Keys, in three sets. She lost to 13th seed Sloane Stephens in a three-setter in the second round.
  • After the Australian Open, Tomljanovic played at the 2014 PTT Pattaya Open, she lost in the 1st round to qualifier Alla Kudryavtseva 6-4, 7-5. At the 2014 Abierto Mexicano Telcel, she reached the quarterfinals by beating 4th seed Magdalena Rybarikova and qualifier Victoria Duval (both in straight sets) but lost to 8th seed Shuai Zhang. She beat Lourdes Dominguez Lino in the 1st round but lost in the 2nd round to Sloane Stephens at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open. 
  • She also reached the 3rd round at the 2014 Sony Open Tennis by defeating Kristina Mladenovic and 30th seed Garbine Muguruza but she ended up losing to American Varvara Lepchenko.
  • Ajla upset semifinalist Stefanie Vogele in the first round at the 2014 Family Circle Cup. In the 2nd round, Tomljanovic got revenge on 16th seed Shuai Zhang and in the 3rd round, she lost to 2nd seed Jelena Jankovic. 
  • After Charleston, she played qualifying at the 2014 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix where she was the 3rd seed as well as she successfully qualified by beating German Carina Witthoft, Sachia Vickery, and German 5th seed Mona Barthel. 

2015: First WTA final

  • Ajla commenced her 2015 season at the 2015 Brisbane International which she entered as a wildcard entry where she scored the biggest win of her career, defeating former world No. 1 and sixth seed, Jelena Jankovic, in straight sets in the first round, she lost to Elina Svitolina in the second round.
  • She next played at the 2015 Hobart International but lost in the first round to Karin Knapp, however, she won her first-round match (and first match as an Australian-listed player) by defeating Shelby Rogers in three-set at the Australian Open. She then lost to Varvara Lepchenko in the second round in straight sets.
  • She started her clay-court season at the Family Circle Cup where she was defeated in the second round by Andreea Mitu whereas she played her final tournament before the French Open at the Internationaux de Strasbourg.
  • She began the grass-court season at the first edition of the Aegon Open Nottingham and she was defeated in the first round by Lauren Davis as the eighth seed.
  • Ajla also lost in the second round to 13th seed and 2012 finalist, Agnieszka Radwanska at Wimbledon.
  • Then, she started the US Open Series at the Bank of the West Classic but was defeated in the final round of qualifying by Irina Falcon at the Rogers Cup as well as she lost in the first round to Karin Knapp at the US Open.
  • She reached the semifinals where she was defeated by Yanina Wickmayer, she lost in the first round to Japanese wildcard Kimiko Date-Krumm at the Korea Open whereas she played her final tournament of the year at the China Open. She retired in her final round of qualifying match against Yulia Putintseva and she ended the year ranked 66.

2016: Shoulder injury

  • Ajla received a wildcard entry into the main draw and lost in the first round to sixth seed Carla Suarez Navarro at the Brisbane International, but she was defeated in the first round by Kateryna Bondarenko at the Australian Open.
  • Badly, she underwent shoulder surgery, side-lining her for the rest of the season in February, and ended the season ranked 930.

2017: Return from the shoulder injury

  • Ajla Tomljanovic returned to competitive play in February at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel and won her first match since her return by upsetting sixth seed Eugenie Bouchard in the first round, 7-6, 6-1 however she retired after losing the first set 5-7 to Kirsten Flipkens due to a right shoulder injury in the second round.
  • Tomljanovic lost in the first round to American wildcard Victoria Duval as a wildcard at the Revolution Technologies Pro Tennis Classic.
  • She competed in her final tournament before the French Open at the Nürnberger Versicherungscup and lost in the first round to Kirsten Flipkens. Ranked 311 at the French Open, she was defeated in the first round by 18th seed and last-year semifinalist Kiki Bertens.
  • She retired in her first-round match after losing the first set 2-6 to sixth seed CoCo Vandeweghe due to a shoulder injury at the Bank of the West Classic and ended the season ranked 151.

2018: Australian citizen

  • Ajla started the new season at the Brisbane International defeating Destanee Aiava but lost in the second round to Johanna Konta.
  • Before reaching consecutive semifinals on the WTA 125K series at Newport Beach and Indian Wells, she lost in the first round of the Australian Open to Lucie Safarova.
  • She lost to the fourth seed Elina Svitolina in the first round, losing a 5-1 lead in the first set at the French Open.
  • As well, she lost in the second round to Katerina Siniakova despite having a match point at the US Open.

2019

  • She jumps off her 2019 season at the Brisbane International, she made it to the quarterfinals where she lost to fifth seed and eventual champion, Karolina Pliskova.
  • She has been defeated by several players like Dayana Yastremska, Julia Gorges, Zheng Saisai, Aryna Sabalenka, Anett Kontaveit, and many others.
  • She started clay-court season at the Volvo Car Open. Seeded 14th, Ajla lost in the third round to top seed and 2016 champion, Sloane Stephens. Seeded fifth at the İstanbul Cup, she was defeated in the first round by eventual finalist Marketa Vondrousova.

2020

  • In 2020, she lost to second seed at the Brisbane International, defending and eventual champion, Karolina Pliskova, in the second round. 
  • She was defeated in the second round by second seed Simona Halep playing at the first edition of the Adelaide International.
  • Ajla lost in the second round to eventual finalist Garbine Muguruza at the Australian Open as well as she was defeated in the second round by Russian qualifier Anastasia Potapova at the St. Petersburg Trophy and in the first round of qualifying to Bethanie Mattek-Sands at the Dubai Championships.
  • She was defeated in the second round by 11th seed Muguruza.
  • Moreover, 27-year-old Ajla Tomljanovic made short work of her first-round opponent at the Australian Open, conceding just three sets to Japan's Misaki Doi on Monday.
  • The Australian is likely to thoroughly enjoy this day on the court against two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep and she will be well-supported by the Margaret Court Arena crowd.

World TeamTennis

  • Ajla Tomljanovic made her World TeamTennis debut with the Vegas Rollers during the 2020 WTT season played at The Greenbrier.

Ajla Tomljanovic; a professional tennis player

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Ajla Tomljanovic Personal Life & Affairs

Ajla Tomljanovic is an unmarried lady. She does not only have a successful career, but she is doing well in her love life as she was gifted with her romantic partner, Nick Kyrgios. Her boyfriend was also a professional sports figure and an Australian tennis player in the Association of Tennis Professionals rankings who have acclaimed four ATP titles. Ajla and her boyfriend started dating way back in 2015, not stop himself from flaunting Ajla's pictures on his Instagram. Consequently, the couple made the relationship public in early 2016. However, their relationship has had its good and bad moments as the couple had a brief split in 2017. The break-up was caused when Alja found her boyfriend alongside female teenagers in a nightclub in London's Soho district. Alja reacted by deactivating her Instagram account and unfollowing Nick. Soon after, Alja and her boyfriend were dating after a few moments of separation. As of now, Ajla is dating Matteo Berrettini, who is also a tennis player. She was spotted rooting Matteo, while he was playing in the fourth round of the US Open. Previously, Matteo cheered up Ajla amidst her first round of the US Open. Ajla is of straight sexual orientation. The duo is enjoying their present life happily. 

Ajla Tomljanovic and Matteo Berrettini

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Ajla Tomljanovic Net Worth & Salary

Alja Tomljanovic has found success in her career and has won many games along with the prize money. She has bagged around US$3,212,659 as her prize money. Moreover, she also receives endorsements from famous brands like Nike and Wilson. As Ajla's exact amount of salary has not been disclosed yet, her net worth is around $1.5 million as of 2021. Moreover, the player is still active in her career, which hints her net worth rising soon. A scroll on her Instagram suggests, she is enjoying a lavish lifestyle and often posts pictures on exciting locations. Her major source of income is from her tennis career.

Ajla Tomljanovic Body Measurement 

Ajla Tomljanovic stands at an ideal height of around 5 feet and 11 inches with a balanced body weight of around 67 kg. She definitely has a pretty face and a magnetic personality which has cast a spell over her viewers over the years. She wears clothes that enhance her appeal more and mostly, she's spotted wearing outfits that show off her beautiful long legs. Ajla has dark brown hair and eyes color. As her body measurement has not been revealed yet, her body build is athletic.

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