Violet Apisah

  • Age16
  • Born11 February 2000
  • Birth PlacePort Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  • LivesSydney, Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
“This experience has inspired my to do more with my tennis … To travel more, and get experience against the up and coming generations because there is a lot of talent out there and I just need to keep pushing and training hard.”

— Violet Apisah, 25 Oct 2016

» Apisah wins big in Singapore

On court

  • won the 12/u Australian Championships doubles title with sister Patricia at the December Showdown in 2012, her first interstate trip
  • won the 2014 Gallipoli Youth Cup at Melbourne Park, and later the New South Wales Junior International #2 in Gosford
  • that season, compiled a sparkling win-loss record of 21-4
  • reached the final of the 14/u Australian Championships during the 2014 December Showdown
  • had never played competitively before arriving in Australia

Off court

  • family emigrated from Papua New Guinea to Australia in 2007
  • sister Patricia, one year younger, also plays tennis
  • coached by father Patrick, who introduced her to the sport when working at a tennis centre in Port Moresby
  • aunties Abigail and Marcia Tere-Apisah have both played college tennis in the United States

Violet Apisah in the news

Apisah wins big in Singapore
Violet Apisah poses with her trophy after winning the WTA Future Stars tournament in Singapore; Getty Images
20 hours ago

New South Wales junior talent Violet Apisah has taken out the prestigious WTA Future Stars title in Singapore and has earned warm praise from an Australian great.
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Aussie girls join world’s best at WTA Finals 
Violet Apisah (L) and Annerly Poulos will head to Singapore for the WTA Future Stars event; Tennis Australia
19 October, 2016

Australian junior talents Violet Apisah and Annerly Poulos will rub shoulders with the biggest stars of women's tennis when they head to Singapore for the WTA Future Stars…
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Bouzige, Apisah crowned 16/u champions
Violet Apisah (L) and Mourani Bouzige pose with their trophies after winning the 2015 16/u Australian Championships at Melbourne Park; Elizabeth Xue Bai and Getty Images
20 December, 2015

Moerani Bouzige toughed out a three-set thriller over Mayez Elrich while Violet Apisah stormed to victory to claim her first national title.
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Apisah upsets Haet to reach 16/u final
Violet Apisah in action in the 2015 16/u Australian Championships girls' semifinals at Melbourne Park; Elizabeth Xue Bai
19 December, 2015

Violet Apisah has come from behind to storm into the girls' 16/u Australian Championships final, while it will be a 1 v 2 final in the girls' 12/u event.
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