PLAYER PROFILE

Destanee Aiava

6
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
176
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

Aussies bow out of French Open qualifying
Sam Groth; Getty Images
24 May, 2017

Marc Polmans is the only Australian remaining in French Open qualifying after a forgettable day for the green-and-gold on Tuesday at Roland Garros.
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Fed Cup: winners are grinners
The winning Australian team of (L-R) Destanee Aiava, Daria Gavrilova, Alicia Molik, Ash Barty and Casey Dellacqua; photo credit Srdjan Stevanovic
24 April, 2017

There was a feel-good vibe in the Australian team which dismantled Serbia 4-0 in Zrenjanin to secure its place once again in World Group II. (photo credit: Srdjan Stevanovic)
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Molik: we can be Fed Cup contenders
Casey Dellacqua (L) and Alicia Molik at the Australia v Slovakia Fed Cup pre-tie press conference; Roman Benicky
24 April, 2017

A clean-sweep against Serbia has seen Australia retain a World Group II position - and the green-and-gold may get a shot at the Fed Cup title earlier than expected.
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Barty to show Serbia the Australian way
Ash Barty will represent Australia in both singles and doubles in the April 22-23 tie in Serbia; Getty Images
21 April, 2017

Ash Barty is confident that she, Daria Gavrilova, Casey Dellacqua and Destanee Aiava can combine to deliver Australia victory over Serbia in this weekend's Fed Cup tie.
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