Destanee Aiava

AUSTRALIA

Destanee Aiava won the singles and doubles events at the 2011 Australian Optus Championships

In 2012, selected to represent Australia at the Longines Future Tennis Aces tournament in Paris; she went on to win the tournament. Her prize was a opportunity to hit with 22-time Grand Slam Champion Steffi Graf

Went a sparkling 41-7 on the ITF junior circuit in 2014, winning five titles (including the U18 Canadian World Ranking Event Montreal)

Reached the third round of the Australian Open junior championships in 2014 and 2015

Represented Australia in Junior Fed Cup play in 2014 and 2015; both years competed in the competition finals, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico (2014) and Madrid, Spain (2015)

In just her fourth ever pro tournament, reached the quarterfinals of the $15,000 ITF event in Melbourne.

Upset No.3 seed Sara Tomic en route to the semifinals of the 18/u Australian Championships in 2015

Advanced to her first final at the Canberra Claycourt International #1 in March 2016 after beginning the week as a qualifier

Destanee’s goal is to one day become world No.1 which inspires her to continually improve her game, much like her hero Roger Federer

Mother is a former rugby player; father is the Australian UFC coach

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 12:  Destanee Aiava of Australia serves during the Australian Open December Showdown at Melbourne Park on December 12, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Player Field

David Goffin
(BELGIUM)

Bernard Tomic
(AUSTRALIA)

Sorana Cirstea
(Romania)

Mikhail Youzhny
(RUSSIA)

Borna Coric
(CROATIA)

Ivo Karlovic
(CROATIA)

YOSHIHITO NISHIOKA
(JAPAN)

Gilles Simon
(FRANCE )

Destanee Aiava
(AUSTRALIA)

Qiang Wang
(China)

Andrew Whittington
(AUSTRALIA)

Yanina Wickmayer
(Belgium)

Tommy Haas
(Germany)

Jerzy Janowicz
(Poland)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
(France)

Karen Khachanov
(Russia)

MARC POLMANS
(Australia)

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