PLAYER PROFILE

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
Sam-Stosur
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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