Last updated on August 4th, 2023 at 05:37 pm
Ajla Tomljanovic sadly lost to Elena Rybakini in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon. When she sat down for a standard presser, she wasn't asked about her Tennis, the match, or even anything to do with her but she was asked about Kygrios. Speaking to the media after her exit from Wimbledon, the first question she was asked was about her former partner Nick Kyrgios, who is set to face court in August over assault allegations. The reporter questioned "You were in a relationship with Nick Kyrgios for some time. You're aware of the allegations that have been made and investigated by the police in Australia. What was your experience of being in a relationship with him?" While Ajla replied "I'm not really aware of exactly what's being said about whatever his past relationship and the allegations. I don't know what it is." Again the reporter asked, "He's been summonsed for domestic violence against a former partner to a court in Canberra." Ajla answered "It's been a while since our relationship ended. Obviously, I've always kept my relationship very private. I would like to keep it like that. I'm definitely against domestic violence. I hope it gets resolved...but yeah, I mean I haven't had that experience with him." After the exchange, Tomljanovic took to Twitter to air her frustrations, "Quite disappointing that after almost two hours of playing my quarterfinals that that was the first question the journalist chose to ask me, and never proceeded to ask anything match related. Glad to see headlines mostly about that now. Do better."
Who is Ajla Tomljanovic?
The 29-years-old, Ajla Tomljanović (born 7th May 1993) is a Croatian-Australian professional tennis player. On 21st February 2022, she reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 38. On 5 January 2015, she peaked at No. 47 in the doubles rankings. On the ITF Circuit, she has four singles and three doubles titles. Before 2014, she played for her country of birth, Croatia. She began competing for Australia at the 2014 US Open after obtaining permanent residency in Australia. For the next four years, she was required to represent Croatia at all non-Grand Slam events, until she was granted Australian citizenship in January 2018. She made her World TeamTennis debut with the Vegas Rollers during the 2020 WTT season played at The Greenbrier. Recently, Ajla Tomljanovic exits Wimbledon 2022 in the quarterfinals. Tomljanovic challenged the higher-ranked Elena Rybakina with an early display of power and precision before the No.17 seed from Kazakhstan emerged with a 4-6 6-2 6-3 victory. In her longest match of the tournament, it took Rybakina an hour and 51 minutes to seize her come-from-behind win. At world No.44 entering Wimbledon 2022, Tomljanovic is ranked 21 places behind No.23 Rybakina. But while Tomljanovic was making a seventh main draw appearance at SW19, her 23-year-old opponent is contesting The Championships for only the second time.
Ajla took birth in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia to her father, Ratko Tomljanovi (Croatian handball player), and her mother, Emina. Her older sister, Hana, played tennis for the University of Virginia. When she was six years old, she started playing tennis, and when she was thirteen, she moved to Florida to begin her training. In January 2018, Tomljanovi received citizenship in Australia.
Ajla Tomljanović is not married yet but she has been in a relationship in the past. She is currently single.
Ajla Tomljanovic Boyfriend: Who has Tomljanovic dated?
1. Nick Kyrgios (2017-2018)
Ajla Tomljanović was in a relationship with Nick Kyrgios from 2017 to 2018. By profession, Nick is also a tennis player from Australia. They even performed together as partners in the mixed double matches in the Australian Open in 2015 and 2016. She was in a relationship with Kyrgios, who has been summoned to a court in Canberra amid allegations of common assault, from 2017 to 2018.
2. Matteo Berrettini (2019-2022)
After Ajla Tomljanovic split with Nick, she started dating Matteo Berrettini in August 2019 which lasted for three years. Matteo is an Italian tennis player by profession. In March 2022, it was rumored that Berrettini and Tomljanovic had split after dating for over two years.