PLAYER PROFILE

Olivia Gadecki

  • Age19
  • Born24 April 2002
  • Birth PlaceGold Coast, Queensland
  • PlaysRight-handed
“To be honest, I don't even know where to start (to describe) how I'm feeling right now. At the end of the match I felt so overwhelmed that I didn't even know how I was feeling.”

— Olivia Gadecki, 12 Jan 2021

» Housemates Gadecki, Sweeny, Schoolkate win at AO qualifying

ON COURT

  • Represented Australia at the Longines Future Tennis Aces event in Paris in 2014
  • Won the 14/u Australian Championships singles title in December 2016
  • Part of the Australian Junior Fed Cup team in 2017
  • Embarked on a junior tour of Europe in 2018, reaching the final at the 2018 Torneo Internazionale Junior in Italy
  • Was a finalist in the 16/u Australian Championships at Melbourne Park in 2018
  • Attacking style of game, helped by her big serve and forehand
  • As an unranked wildcard, defeated world No.4 Sofia Kenin at the Melbourne Summer Series in February 2021
  • Won her first professional ITF singles title in Antalya, Turkey in May 2021

OFF COURT

  • First encouraged to pick up a tennis racquet as a three-year-old by her four brothers
  • Names her idol as Serena Williams
  • Trained alongside world No.1 Ash Barty during 2020

Olivia Gadecki in the news

Olivia Gadecki claims first pro singles title
Olivia Gadecki. Picture: Tennis Australia
3 May, 2021

Australia's Olivia Gadecki has won her maiden professional singles title at an ITF $15K tournament in Turkey.
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Ash Barty: “Stay true to yourself”
Ash Barty at AO 2021; Getty Images
8 March, 2021

On International Women’s Day, world No.1 Ash Barty notes the power of taking an individual path in any endeavour.
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Aussies qualify at Adelaide International
Maddison Inglis in action at the Adelaide International. Picture: Tennis Australia
22 February, 2021

Maddison Inglis and Storm Sanders have sealed main draw spots at the Adelaide International with impressive qualifying wins against higher-ranked opponents today.
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Ranking movers: Kokkinakis, Gadecki on the rise
ON THE RISE: Thanasi Kokkinakis and Olivia Gadecki. Pictures: Tennis Australia
22 February, 2021

A number of Australians have made impressive improvements in the latest tour rankings, including Thanasi Kokkinakis and Olivia Gadecki.
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