PLAYER PROFILE

Destanee Aiava

8
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
388
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

Finals

2016 Canberra ITF

Destanee Aiava in the news

Fourlis wins big to reach AO second round
Jaimee Fourlis in action during her first-round victory over Anna Tatishvili at Australian Open 2017; Getty Images
16 January, 2017

Young Aussie Jaimee Fourlis stunned Anna Tatishvili to reach the second round of Australian Open 2017, while fellow teen wildcard Destanee Aiava was gallant in defeat.
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Aiava shows potential at Kooyong
Destanee Aiava of Australia plays a forehand at the Kooyong Classic.
10 January, 2017

The 16-year-old, who last week became the first player born this century to win at WTA tour match, showed her talent against Sorana Cirstea.
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Kuznetsova downs Aiava in Brisbane
Destine Aiava was beaten by world No.9 Svetlana Kuznetsova. Photo: Getty Images
4 January, 2017

Destine Aiava was beaten in the second round of the Brisbane International by world No.9 Svetlana Kuznetsova.
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Aiava stuns Mattek-Sands, sets WTA record
Destanee Aiava celebrates her win over Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the first round of the Brisbane International; Getty Images
3 January, 2017

UPDATE: Destanee Aiava became the first player born in the 2000s to win a WTA main draw match after upsetting Bethanie Mattek-Sands in three sets in Brisbane.
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