Ajla had to represent Croatia at all non-Grand Slam competitions for the following four years before receiving Australian citizenship in January 2018, which allowed her to do so at all WTA Tour competitions.
Ajla Tomljanovic (born 7 May 1993) is a professional tennis player who is of Croatian and Australian descent. On the ITF Circuit, she has won four singles matches and three doubles matches. She attained a singles career-high world No. 33 ranking on October 31, 2022. Her doubles ranking peak was at No. 47 on January 5, 2015. Tomljanovic was a skilled young athlete who teamed up with Christina McHale to win the girls’ doubles title at the 2009 Australian Open. On March 30, 2009, she attained a junior world No. 4 rating, which was a combined career high. Prior to 2014, Tomljanovic represented her native Croatia on the field. After attaining permanent status in Australia, she started representing Australia in matches at the 2014 US Open. She had to represent Croatia at all non-Grand Slam competitions for the following four years before receiving Australian citizenship in January 2018, which allowed her to do so at all WTA Tour competitions.
Tomljanovic began the 2021 campaign at the inaugural Abu Dhabi Open. Aryna Sabalenka, the fourth seed and eventual champion, defeated her in the second round. She competed in the inaugural Gippsland Trophy, losing to Alizé Cornet in the opening round. She was defeated by second seed Simona Halep in the second round of the Australian Open. At the Birmingham Classic to kick off the grass-court season, Tomljanovic defeated top seed Elise Mertens in three sets. Coco Vandeweghe, a qualifier, defeated her in the second round. She competed at the Eastbourne International, where Camila Giorgi defeated her in the final round of qualifying. At Wimbledon, she made it to a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time in her career before losing to Ashleigh Barty, the top seed and eventual champion. Tomljanovic defeated Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the second match while representing Australia at the Billie Jean King Cup Finals in November. Australia defeated against Switzerland in the semifinals. Tomljanovic finished the year in position 45.
Tomljanovic defeated Anett Kontaveit in the opening round of the French Open. Her victory over fifth-ranked Kontaveit was her largest victory in terms of ranking since winning over Radwaska at the same competition eight years prior. In the second round, Varvara Gracheva defeated her. Defeating Jil Teichmann, Catherine Harrison, Barbora Krejková, and Alize Cornet along the way, Tomljanovi advanced to back-to-back quarterfinals at the Wimbledon Championships before falling to eventual champion Elena Rybakina. To advance to the third round of the US Open, Tomljanovic beat injury-protected players Karolna Muchová and Evgeniya Rodina. There, she overcame Serena Williams, the 23-time Grand Slam champion and former World No. 1, in three sets. Williams, who had previously stated that she would retire after the competition, played her last professional singles match there. Tomljanovic won in straight sets over Liudmila Samsonova to advance to her maiden US Open quarterfinal and third overall at a Grand Slam. She was defeated in straight sets by World No. 5 Ons Jabeur in the quarterfinals. Tomljanovic ended the year with a season-high world ranking of No. 33.
In 2022, Tomljanovic will have a net worth of $1.5 million. The Australian tennis player earned $4,664,573 in total prize money during her professional career. She won 28 singles matches and 5 doubles matches in 2022, earning her $884,990. She also receives a large yearly income from sponsorship contracts.
Ajla Tomljanovic currently holds sponsorship agreements with Wilson and Original Penguin for racquets and apparel, respectively. She had previously received athlete support from Nike. Before Original Penguin, K-Swiss sponsored her. Additionally, she is the company’s first tennis-based brand ambassador.
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