PLAYER PROFILE

Destanee Aiava

5
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
154
WTA
RANKING
  • Age17
  • 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

2016 382
2015 674

Titles/Finals

Titles

2017 Perth #2 ITF, Mornington ITF

Finals

2016 Canberra ITF, Tweed Heads ITF

Destanee Aiava in the news

Rodionova qualifies for first Wimbledon
Arina Rodionova; Getty Images
1 July, 2017

After coming within one match of qualifying in 2011, Arina Rodionova will make her main draw debut at Wimbledon after a stellar week at Roehampton.
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After stunning comeback, Whittington qualifies for Wimbledon
Andrew Whittington; Getty Images
30 June, 2017

Down two sets to love and two match points, Andrew Whittington has produced his biggest comeback of the week at Roehampton to qualify for Wimbledon.
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Qualifying: great start for Aussie women
Destanee Aiava; Getty Images
29 June, 2017

Destanee Aiava, Arina Rodionova and Lizette Cabrera were all winners on Wednesday at Roehampton to take one step closer to the Wimbledon main draw.
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Gavrilova, Tomic in Eastbourne, Wimbledon quallies begins
Daria Gavrilova dismantled Hsieh Su-Wei in the first round of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham; Getty Images
26 June, 2017

Daria Gavrilova and Bernard Tomic head to Eastbourne this week as Matt Ebden features at the new event in Antalya. Meanwhile, nine Aussies will contest Wimbledon qualifying.
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