PLAYER PROFILE

Olivia Gadecki

  • Age16
  • Born24 April 2002
  • Birth PlaceGold Coast, Queensland
  • PlaysRight-handed
“We've had big battles. Mentally I was coming in kind of the underdog, which always helps. So I can just swing freely and go for it.”

— Olivia Gadecki, 7 Dec 2018

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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

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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Hijikata laments Australian Open loss
Rinky Hijikata in action at Australian Open 2019 (Getty Images)
22 January, 2019

There are no Australian juniors left in the singles events at Australian Open 2019 after Rinky Hijikata, Ken Cavrak and Olivia Gadecki exited in the second round.
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Peers, Kontinen into Australian Open doubles quarters
John Peers celebrates his doubles victory with Henri Kontinen at the Australian Open (Getty Images)
20 January, 2019

Aussie John Peers and Finland's Henri Kontinen on Sunday advanced to the men's doubles quarterfinals, while Alexei Popyrin & Blake Ellis won through to the…
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Stosur, Peers, juniors among Aussie winners
Sam Stosur (L) in doubles action with Zhang Shuai at Australian Open 2019 (Getty Images)
20 January, 2019

In addition to the incredible results Australia has enjoyed in singles at Australian Open 2019, there are plenty of other Aussies flourishing in doubles and juniors at Melbourne…
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