PLAYER PROFILE

Dane Sweeny

  • Age18
  • Born12 February 2001
  • LivesQueensland, Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
“I have been playing some great tennis ... (In the) 16s I took the pressure well and competed as best I could which is all I can do.”

— Dane Sweeny, 17 Dec 2017

» Sweeny, Poulos crowned 16/u Australian champions

On court

  • Crowned champion at the 16/u Australian Championships in December 2017
  • Singles winner of the 2018 Lee Duk Hee Cup Chuncheon International in Korea
  • Made ITF junior debut in 2014 at the Queensland Junior Winter International in Kawana
  • Cracked the ITF junior world’s top 100 in late 2017
  • Inspired by Lleyton Hewitt: “I love Lleyton’s competitiveness, his determination not to miss a point and how he puts so much pressure on his opponents,” he said.

Dane Sweeny in the news

Sharma, Smith into Australian Open mixed semis
Astra Sharma (L) and John-Patrick Smith in action in the mixed doubles quarterfinals at the Australian Open (Getty Images)
23 January, 2019

All-Aussie wildcard pairing Astra Sharma and John-Patrick Smith stun the reigning US Open champions to reach the semifinals of the Australian Open mixed doubles event.
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Hijikata laments Australian Open loss
Rinky Hijikata in action at Australian Open 2019 (Getty Images)
22 January, 2019

There are no Australian juniors left in the singles events at Australian Open 2019 after Rinky Hijikata, Ken Cavrak and Olivia Gadecki exited in the second round.
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Crnokrak back in 18/u Australian final
Alexander Crnokrak in action during the December Showdown (photo: Elizabeth Xue Bai)
7 December, 2018

Defending champion Alexander Crnokrak will face Rinky Hijikata for the 18/u Australian title, while Gabriella Da Silva-Fick and Olivia Gadecki will fight it out for the…
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Da Silva-Fick survives, reaches 18/u semifinals
Gabriella Da Silva-Fick; Getty Images
6 December, 2018

Top seed Gabriella Da-Silva Fick beat Ivana Popovic in a third-set tiebreak to reach the last four of the 18/u Australian Championships, while top two seeds Alexander Crnokrak…
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