Destanee Aiava

  • 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



2017 Perth #2 ITF


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
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
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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