Ajla Tomljanovic Parents Ratko And Emina Are Her Biggest Supporter

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Ajla Tomljanovic was born to her parents, Ratko and Emina, on May 7, 1993, in Zagreb, Croatia.

Ajla is an Australian tennis player who has won four singles and three doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.

She started playing tennis at six and moved to Florida for higher-level training.

Tomljanovic has ranked as high as No. 32 in the singles world ranking, which she achieved on April 3, 2023.

Ajla Tomljanovic, An Australian Professional Tennis Player
Ajla Tomljanovic, An Australian Professional Tennis Player (Source: Instagram)

Similarly, as a junior player, she reached her career-high junior ranking of world No. 4 on March 30, 2009.

During her junior career, she won the 2009 Australian Open girls’ double title with Christina McHale.

An interesting fact about her: She had Croatian citizenship until 2018 when her Australian citizenship was approved.

Ajla Tomljanovic Parents Ratko And Emina

Ajla was born to a Croatian father, Ratko, and a Bosniak mother, Emina.

Her father, Ratko Tomljanovic, is a former professional handball player who won two European Championships for Zagreb.

Moreover, he was the Croatian national handball team captain and previously played for the Yugoslavian team.

Her mother, Emina, also played tennis professionally.

Young Ajla With Her Father
Young Ajla With Her Father (Source: Instagram)

Besides, Ajla’s elder sister, Hana Tomljanovic, is also her greatest supporter. She played tennis for the Virginia Cavaliers.

Hana currently serves as an assistant vice president and Business Support Manager for the Sports and Entertainment program at Merrill Lynch.

Previously, she worked as a financial advisor associate, project manager, and assistant vice president for strategy business development at the same organization.

Ratko And Emina Always Been By Ajla’s Side

The Australian tennis player always had constant support from her parents. Her mother, being a former tennis player herself, knows what it takes to compete at the top level.

Emina was the one who trained Ajla and her elder sister, Hana. She still assists the Australian tennis player with her training.

Similarly, at the 2022 US Open, Tomljanovic was up against her idol Serena Williams. Playing against her idol was kind of nerve-wracking for the Australian player.

It was her first time at Authur Ashe Stadium in New York, and she did not feel good going on the court.

Ajla Celebrating After Scoring A Point
Ajla Celebrating After Scoring A Point (Source: Instagram)

She confided her anxiety to her father. Ratko Tomljanovic, who was a professional athlete, knew how hard it gets to play in hostile environments.

Ratko tried to calm his daughter; he said, “Don’t tell me you are afraid of the crowd.”

“I played in some terrible places with 5,000 people booing and spitting, and one time the crowd came on the floor and there was a big fight. Don’t tell me it’s hard because some guy in the 35th row is yelling at you.”

After the father-daughter talk, Aija went to the court and blocked out all the noise. Getting over the anxiety and nervousness, she defeated the six-time US Open champion William, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-1.

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