PLAYER PROFILE

Olivia Gadecki

  • Age17
  • Born24 April 2002
  • Birth PlaceGold Coast, Queensland
  • PlaysRight-handed
“I came into this week just wanting some really good match play and being to show that I’ve got what it takes to beat some top players.”

— Olivia Gadecki, 22 Feb 2019

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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

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

Olivia Gadecki in the news

Two-in-a-row for Sun after Perth win
SunPerth
24 February, 2019

Lulu Sun of Switzerland caps off a stellar week, claiming the Perth Tennis International without the loss of a set, marking a second consecutive title in Australia.
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Marshall, Gadecki Downed in Perth Semis
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 19:  Amber Marshall of Australia plays a forehand in her first round Junior Girls' Singles match against Mana Kawamura of Japan during day six of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Mike Owen/Getty Images)
23 February, 2019

Teenagers Olivia Gadecki and Amber Marshall unable to keep Aussie hopes alive in the Perth Tennis International semifinals, each falling to their more fancied international…
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Wildcard Gadecki into Perth Semis 
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20:  Olivia Gadecki of Australia plays a forehand in her first round juniors match against Funa Kozaki of Japan during day seven of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
22 February, 2019

Olivia Gadecki defeats fellow 16-year-old Annerly Poulos to reach the Perth Tennis International semifinals.
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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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