PLAYER PROFILE

Gabriela Ruffels

  • Age17
  • Born14 April 2000
  • Birth PlaceFlorida, USA
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachRay Ruffels
  • In 13 doubles events between 2011 and 2012, won three tournaments, was a finalist three times, made the semifinals three times and quarterfinals four times
  • highlight to date was¬†her triumph at the NSW¬†Medibank Junior Challenge in 2011 with partner Gabby O’Gorman
  • Originally from Florida; now resides in Hampton where she attends Hampton Primary School
  • ambition is to be the best that she can be by training hard always trying to improve her game
  • heroes are Kim Clijsters and Roger Federer

Gabriela Ruffels in the news

Australia finishes fourth at World Junior Tennis Finals
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21:  Destanee Aiava of Australia plays a forehand in her second round junior girls' match against Katrine Steffensen of the United States during the 2014 Australian Open Junior Championships at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
11 August, 2014

Australia has narrowly missed out on third place at the World Junior Tennis Finals after a closely-fought tie against Romania in Prostejov, Czech Republic.
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Australia one win from WJT semifinals
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 18:  Destanee Aiava of Australia plays a forehand in her first round junior girls' match against Verena Hofer of Italy during the 2014 Australian Open Junior Championships at Melbourne Park on January 18, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
6 August, 2014

Australia's girls' team has continued its solid form at the ITF World Junior Tennis Finals in Prostejov, winning its second straight tie.
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Australia makes perfect start at WJT finals
Australia's World Junior Tennis Finals girls' team of (L-R) Gabriela Ruffels, Destanee Aiava and Jeanette Lin; Tennis Australia
5 August, 2014

Australia has stormed to a commanding 3-0 win against Peru in its first match in the girls' event at the ITF World Junior Tennis Finals in Prostejov, Czech Republic.
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Australia in World Junior Tennis final
The Australian girls' World Junior Tennis team of (L-R) coach Craig Tyzzer, Jeanette Lin, Destanee Aiava and Selina Turlja at the Asia/Oceania qualifying event in New Delhi, India; Getty Images
4 August, 2014

Australia will field a strong girls' team at this week's World Junior Tennis Finals in Prostejov, Czech Republic.
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