Who is David Taylor, Coach of Ajla Tomljanovic? She Beats Serena Williams At The 2022 US Open

Ajla Tomljanovic is a prominent tennis player who is getting coaching from one of the greatest tennis coaches, David Taylor. David Taylor began tutoring or coaching in 1992 and started playing tennis at a very young age.

Taylor has played for years for Australia. He has also served as the captain of the Australian Fed Cup Team for seven games. Here is the proud news for Australia fans.

Australian tennis champion Ajla Tomljanovic defeated US opponent Serena Williams in three rounds of play at the 2022 US Open.


Who is David Taylor, Coach of Ajla Tomljanovic?

David Taylor is an Australian tennis coach who has given coaching to Australian player Ajla Tomljanovic. Ajla Tomljanovic has recently won the US Open 2022.

Ajla defeated her top US opponent Serena Williams in the finals. This all could be possible only because of her long-time coach, David Taylor.

The Australian superstar has had many coaches over the years including Rene Gomez and Fernando Martinez. But her last coach is David Taylor who is still giving her coaching.

David Taylor
David Taylor

David was born on October 13, 1972, in New South Wales in Australia. The coach is currently 50 years old.

It’s known that David started coaching in 1992 and began playing tennis from the age of 8 only.  He became the coach at WTA in 1995. Taylor has coached in a lot of tennis academies in Australia including Saddlebrook Tennis Academy in Florida. 

Tennis Australia appointed David as the traveling coach of the women’s tennis team in 2001. There he worked with Nicole Pratt, Alicia Molik, and Evie Dominikovik.

In 2002 David was nominated for the title of Australia Fed Cup coach and In 2006, he became the captain of the same team and stayed there for seven games till 2012.

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Ajla Tomljanovic beats Serena Williams at The 2022 US Open

Ajla was born in Croatia on May 7, 1993, and currently, she is 29 years old. The Australian star moved to Florida at the age of 13 and attended the Evert academy in Boca Raton in America.

The good news for Australian fans is that the star Ajla Tomljanovic has defeated her US opponent Serena Williams at the 2022 US Open.


Serena lost the 3 hours 5 mins long match to Ajla in Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. There were a total of 3 rounds in the match and Ajla emerged victorious in all.

Ajla Tomljanovic and Serena Williams
Ajla Tomljanovic and Serena Williams

This was Serena’s last match and this is why she got emotional after losing. The US player thanked all her team, her fans, and especially her parents.

She took to the microphone and said, “thank you, dad, thank you mom, my parents deserve everything. I want to thank everyone who has ever said once ‘go Serena’ in their life.”

On the other hand, Ajla Tomljanovic also expressed her feelings in words. She said that “I am feeling sorry, I love Serena as much as you guys. What she has done for the sport is incredible and I would have never thought I would get to play her in her last match after all the times I have watched her play as a kid. It’s a surreal moment for me.”

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