PLAYER PROFILE

Destanee Aiava

6
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
220
WTA
RANKING
  • Age16
  • Born10 May 2000
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • LivesNarre Warren, Victoria
  • Height151 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAndrea Stoltenberg
“This isn't the first and the last time I'm going to be here - there's plenty more to come.”

— Destanee Aiava, 16 Jan 2017

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On court

  • Won the singles and doubles events at the 2011 Australian Optus Championships
  • In 2012, selected to represent Australia at the Longines Future Tennis Aces tournament in Paris; she went on to win the tournament. Her prize was a opportunity to hit with 22-time Grand Slam Champion Steffi Graf
  • Went a sparkling 41-7 on the ITF junior circuit in 2014, winning five titles (including the U18 Canadian World Ranking Event Montreal)
  • Reached the third round of the Australian Open junior championships in 2014 and 2015
  • Represented Australia in Junior Fed Cup play in 2014 and 2015; both years competed in the competition finals, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico (2014) and Madrid, Spain (2015)
  • In just her fourth ever pro tournament, reached the quarterfinals of the $15,000 ITF event in Melbourne.
  • Upset No.3 seed Sara Tomic en route to the semifinals of the 18/u Australian Championships in 2015
  • Advanced to her first final at the Canberra Claycourt International #1 in March 2016 after beginning the week as a qualifier

Off court

  • goal is to one day become world No.1 which inspires her to continually improve her game, much like her hero Roger Federer
  • mother is a former rugby player; father is the Australian UFC coach

Year-end singles ranking history

2015 674

Titles/Finals

Titles

2017 Perth #2 ITF

Finals

2016 Canberra ITF, Tweed Heads ITF

Destanee Aiava in the news

Cabrera into Mornington #1 semis
Wildcard Lizette Cabrera dismissed fifth seed Misaki Doi in Hobart
18 hours ago

Lizette Cabrera joins Destanee Aiava in the semifinal of the first $25,000 ITF event in Mornington after a fighting win over French teenager Tessah Andrianjafitrimo.
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Biggest movers: Barty cracks top 100
Ash Barty celebrates her first WTA title in Kuala Kumpur; Getty Images
7 March, 2017

Ash Barty's rise into the world's top 100 was one of several impressive moves by Australia's young women in the latest WTA rankings.
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Aiava rolls into Clare Valley semis
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3 March, 2017

Fresh from her maiden Australian Pro Tour title in Perth, Destanee Aiava has reached the semifinal stage at the ITF $25,000 event in Clare Valley.
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Aiava wins maiden Pro Tour title in Perth
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26 February, 2017

Destanee Aiava has broken through with her maiden Pro Tour title, sweeping aside Viktoria Kuzmova to take the second ITF $25,000 event in Perth.
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