Destanee Aiava

  • Age16
  • Born10 May 2000
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • LivesNarre Warren, Victoria
  • Height151 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAndrea Stoltenberg
“I wasn’t expecting to get this far. I’m just really happy and excited with my efforts.”

— Destanee Aiava, 19 Mar 2016

» Aussie teens set up Canberra semifinal

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



2016 Canberra ITF

Destanee Aiava in the news

Biggest movers: Aussie teens making gains
Lizette Cabrera; Getty Images
4 October, 2016

Lizette Cabrera and Marc Polmans have enjoyed huge rankings gains following their success on the Australian Pro Tour, while fellow teen Destanee Aiava has soared more than 100…
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Hard work pays off for Cabrera in Tweed Heads
25 September, 2016

18-year-old Lizette Cabrera wins her maiden Pro Tour title in Tweed Heads after defeating fellow teen Destanee Aiava in three sets.
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Cabrera coasts into Tweed semifinals
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 16:  Lizette Cabrera of Australia plays a backhand in her first round match against Daria Gavrilova of Australia during the 2015 Australian Open play off at Melbourne Park on December 16, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)
23 September, 2016

Queensland teenager Lizette Cabrera has reached the semifinals in Tweed Heads, where she has been joined by Olivia Rogowska and Destanee Aiava.
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Clay revolution boosts junior hopes in France
Alex De Minaur in action in the boys' singles at the US Open; Getty Images
27 May, 2016

Tennis Australia National Academy Head Coach Brent Larkham is backing Australian juniors to perform strongly at Roland Garros
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