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Ajla Tomljanović (born 7 May 1993) is a Croatian professional tennis player. 


Personal life[edit]Edit

Tomljanović was born on 7 May 1993 to Croatian father Ratko and a 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]Edit

[1][2]Tomljanovic at the 2014 Australian Open===Junior career[edit]===

Professional career[edit]Edit

Tomljanović played her first professional ITF Circuit event in October 2008 in Mexico City, Mexico, and lost 6–4, 4–6, 6–2 toEstefania 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 inIndian 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, CaliforniaOsprey, Florida, and MakarskaCroatia, losing to, respectively Rika FujiwaraKaterina 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]

2014[edit]Edit

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 Kudryavtseva4-6, 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]Edit

ITF Circuit singles finals (4–7)[edit]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 [3]

Naomi Broady

6–7(4), 3–6
Winner 2. 17 January 2010 Plantation, USA Clay [4]

Johanna Larsson

6–3, 6–3
Runner–up 3. 4 April 2010 Pelham, USA Clay [5]

Edina Gallovits

2–6, 0–6
Runner–up 4. 16 May 2010 Prague, Czech Republic Clay [6]

Lucie Hradecká

1–6, 6–7(4)
Winner 5. 13 March 2011 Clearwater, USA Hard [7]

Sesil Karatantcheva

7–6(3), 6–3
Runner–up 6. 10 April 2011 Jackson, USA Clay [8]

Marina Erakovic

1–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 29 May 2011 Grado, Italy Clay [9]

Alexandra Cadanţu

6–2, 6–4
Runner–up 8. 13 January 2013 Innisbroock, USA Clay [10]

Tadeja Majerič

2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 10 February 2013 Midland, USA Hard [11]

Lauren Davis

3–6, 6–2, 6–7(2)
Winner 10. 21 April 2013 Dothan, USA Clay [12]

Zhang Shuai

2–6, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 13 October 2013 Macon, USA Hard [13]

Anna Tatishvili

2–6, 6-1, 5–7

ITF Circuit doubles finals (3–1)[edit]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 [14]

Petra Martić

[15]

Ksenia Milevskaya [16]Anastasia Pivovarova

6–3, 6–7(4), 10–5
Runner–up 2. 3 October 2011 Kansas City, USA Hard [17]

Jamie Hampton

[18]

Maria Abramovic [19]Eva Hrdinova

2–6, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 3. 24 October 2011 BayamonPuerto Rico Hard [20]

Chanel Simmonds

[21]

Victoria Duval [22]Alexandra Kiick

6–3, 6–1
Winner 4. 7 November 2011 Goldwater Women's Tennis Classic, USA Hard [23]

Jamie Hampton

[24]

Maria Sanchez [25]Yasmin Schnack

3–6, 6–3, 6–3
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