David Taylor

  • Age42
  • Born13 October 1972
  • Birth PlaceTumut, New South Wales
  • Playing StatusRetired
  • Began playing tennis aged eight and started coaching in 1992
  • Became a coach on the WTA Tour in 1995, based out of the Hopman Tennis Academy in the US
  • Touring WTA coach from 1995 to 2000
  • Coached at the Saddlebrook Tennis Academy in Florida from 1995-2000
  • Appointed by Tennis Australia as the national women’s travelling coach in 2001, working with Alicia Molik, Evie Dominikovic and Nicole Pratt
  • Nominated Australian Fed Cup coach in 2002 and 2003
  • Coached several top 20 WTA players, including former World Number 1’s Martina Hingis and Ana Ivanovic, US Open Champion Sam Stosur and Olympic bronze medallist Alicia Molik
  • Appointed captain of the Australian Fed Cup team in 2006 and has led the team for seven ties
  • Named the Australian Institute of Sport’s tennis program women’s coach in 2007, working with Casey Dellacqua, Jessica Moore and, currently, Stosur
  • Coached the Australian women’s team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
  • Guided Sam Stosur to her maiden Grand Slam title, the 2011 US Open
  • Stepped down from the role of Fed Cup captain in December 2012 (Alicia Molik was named captain in January 2013) to focus on coaching Sam Stosur
  • David Taylor and Sam Stosur parted ways in August 2013. More

David Taylor in the news

Stosur’s Strasbourg quarterfinal
20 May, 2015

Sam Stosur and Ajla Tomljanovic, who are each coached by former Australian Fed Cup captain David Taylor, will meet in the Strasbourg quarterfinals.
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Todd Talks: Taylor link-up best move for Stosur
Sam Stosur plays a forehand as her coach David Taylor looks on during a practice session ahead of Australian Open 2013 at Melbourne Park; Getty Images
21 April, 2015

The move may raise a few eyebrows, yet Todd Woodbridge believes returning to work with David Taylor is the best move Sam Stosur could have made at this point in her career.
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Quick hits: Aussies on the coaching carousel
Storm Sanders; Elizabeth Xue Bai
20 April, 2015

We reveal new coaching arrangements for Sam Stosur and Storm Sanders, reflect on Thanasi Kokkinakis's entertaining media appearance and celebrate Nick Kyrgios's latest…
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Stosur reunited with David Taylor
Sam Stosur trains with David Taylor ahead of Australian Open 2012; Getty Images
20 April, 2015

Sam Stosur has reunited with former coach David Taylor, working in a joint arrangement with Taylor's current protégé Ajla Tomljanovic.
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