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

Ranking movers: Aussies continue to rise
Chris O'Connell and Ajla Tomljanovic continue to improve their rankings. Pictures: Getty Images
2 August, 2021

Chris O'Connell and Ajla Tomljanovic are among the many Australian players enjoying ranking rises this week.
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Ranking movers: Purcell continues impressive rise
Max Purcell. Picture: Getty Images
20 July, 2021

Several Australian players have set new career-high rankings this week, including Max Purcell making his top-200 singles debut.
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Ranking movers: De Minaur returns to world’s top 20
Alex de Minaur in action at Queen's Club last week. Picture: Getty Images
21 June, 2021

Alex de Minaur matches his career-high of No.18 in the latest ATP Tour singles rankings.
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Tough run for Aussies in finals
Storm Sanders snd Caroline Dolehide in Nottingham. Picture: Getty Images
14 June, 2021

Australian players featured in finals in events in Great Britain, France and Spain this week.
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