PLAYER PROFILE

David Taylor

  • Age41
  • Born13 October 1972
  • Birth PlaceTumut, New South Wales
  • 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 and Taylor part ways
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
17 August, 2013

Australian No.1 Sam Stosur announces in a statement that she and long-time coach David Taylor are parting ways.
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Stosur’s game not too risky, says coach
Samantha Stosur of Australia plays a forehand as her coach David Taylor looks on during a practice session ahead of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 13, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia; Getty Images
14 January, 2013

Samantha Stosur's coach says Martina Navratilova is wrong.
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Taylor: more slams headed Stosur’s way
Sam Stosur; Getty Images
18 December, 2012

Sam Stosur's long-time coach believes the 28-year-old is ready to peak and is backing his powerhouse charge to add to her Grand Slam collection.
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Finalists thrilled by Newcombe Medal nominations
Fed Cup captain David Taylor; Tennis Australia
29 November, 2012

From the elite ranks right through to the grassroots level, the Newcombe Medal Australian Tennis Awards will honour the achievements of the tennis fraternity.
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