Earlier this week, Croatian-born Australian import Ajla Tomljanovic attracted attention for her practice sessions at the Queensland Tennis Center with Aussie Nick Kyrgios, where the 22-year-old WTA star is wrapping up preparation for this week's Brisbane International.
Although the dating rumors have not been officially confirmed, Ajla and Kyrgios have been close since early last summer, when the two were fist spotted together at Wimbledon events. Ajla claimed that the two were "just friends" and soon-to-be fellow Aussies, but their relationship has since heated up. The pair exchanged banter on social media and Kyrgios seemed to be getting rather familiar with Ajla's sister Hana.
— Hana Tomljanovic (@MamaT591) June 25, 2015
After Kyrgios seemingly attended the November Queensland Tennis Awards as Ajla's date, media sources pounced on the storyline once again, casting Kyrgios as the new bad boy of tennis following his controversial comments in a Montreal match against Stan Wawrinka in August. In a now infamous video, microphones picked up Kyrgios informing Wawrinka that his girlfriend, Croatian Donna Vekic, was sleeping with other man, in particular Kyrgios's Australian pal Thanasi Kokkinakis.
Even if this incident proves detrimental to Nick Kyrgios's reputation in the long run, it has done nothing to prevent his relationship with Tomljanovic from blossoming, and he doesn't seem to be hiding it:
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) December 30, 2015
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) December 22, 2015
It is pretty certain that Ajla and Kyrgios are dating, although nothing is officially confirmed. Do you want to see Ajla and Nick as an official item in our Love Partners collection? (photos: Jimmie48, Fox Sports, @MamaT591, @NickKyrgios, Moo's Tennis Blog)