Ajla Tomljanivoc has put aside the bitter disappointment of an Australian Open second-round shock and his hoping to regain her tennis momentum with a return to the WTA courts in Thailand.

The Aussie will compete in next week’s Hua Hin tournament in the oceanside resort centre as a wild card entry.

Also in the field: former No.2 Paola Badosa of Spain, 2022 Wimbledon semi-finalist Tatjana Maria of Germany, and Czech teen Linda Fruhvirtova. 

China’s Zhu Lin is defending the 250-level title.

“It feels great to be back here,” Tomljanovic, 2019 Thai finalist, said. “I just remember having the best time here. 

“I also remember visiting some elephants – to this day I still remember the elephant’s name, Boonui.

“I’m just excited for the food, for the culture and everything that comes with this amazing event.”

Tomljanovic, once ranked 32nd, made a return to action this month at the United Cup and the Open 

“There is work to be done; every match I’ve played (this year) I feel like I’ve improved.” .