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- Pronounced: va-VINK-ah
- Age: 28 (28.03.1985)
- Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland
- Residence: St. Barthelemy, Switzerland
- Height: 6' (183 cm)
- Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2002
- Coach: Magnus Norman
- Website: http://www.stanwawrinka.com
As of 03.03.2014
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Began playing at age eight...Surname Wawrinka is of Polish decent but Wawrinka is only Polish by ancestry... Nicknamed Stan...Father, Wolfram is German, and mother, Isabelle is Swiss, both work in an organic farm, helping handicapped people...Grandparents are Czech...Has one older brother Jonathan, who teaches tennis, and two younger sisters Djanaee and Naella, are students and they play tennis...Stopped attending school at age 15 in order to focus on tennis full-time...“It was the natural line for me, the right path, to follow with my tennis,” he says about it...Started playing international junior events at age 14 and then began satellite circuit following year...Town of St. Barthelemy is 10 minutes outside of Lausanne...Hobbies include movies and music...Supports Lausanne ice hockey club...Captured 2003 Roland Garros junior title (d. Baker)...Considers clay best surface and his best shot backhand...On 14 December 2013, finished second in the Swiss Sports Awards, behind cross country skier Dario Cologna...Married wife, Ilham, on 12 December 2009...Daughter, Alexia, born 12 February 2010 at 9:45 a.m.
2013 -- The No. 2 Swiss finished in Top 10 for 1st time in career, highlighted by QF or better 14 times, including Grand Slam-best SF at US Open...Won personal-best 51 matches (9 vs. Top 10) and went 12-4 in Grand Slam play while reaching 4 ATP finals. Captured his 4th career ATP title at Oeiras (d. No. 4 Ferrer) in May and followed with final at ATP Masters 1000 Madrid...In other Grand Slams, reached QF for 1st time at Roland Garros, 4R at Australian Open. Lost 1R at Wimbledon...In Davis Cup 1R 3-2 loss to Czech Republic, fell to Berdych-Rosol 24-22 in 5th set in record 7h1m, longest Davis Cup match (in time)...Qualified for 1st Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London and reached SF (l. to Nadal)...Compiled records of 24-7 on clay, 23-14 on hard and 4-2 on grass. Was 1 of 3 players (Nadal, Ferrer) with 20 wins on both surfaces. Earned a career-high $2,880,925...
2012 -- The Swiss No. 2 (behind Federer) finished in Top 20 for 2nd year in a row and 3rd time in career (’08), advancing to 4 SF – in Buenos Aires (l. to Almagro), Acapulco (l. to Verdasco) and Estoril (l. to del Potro) on clay and at ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati (d. No. 5 Ferrer, l. to Federer) on hard. Reached 3 QF...Only player in year-end Top 20 not to reach an ATP World Tour final during season...In Grand Slam play, compiled an 8-4 record with 3R at Australian Open (l. to No. 10 Almagro), 4R at Roland Garros (l. to No. 5 Tsonga), 1R at Wimbledon (l. to Melzer in 5 sets) and 4R at US Open (ret. due to illness vs. Djokovic)...Compiled records of 19-9 on clay, 16-9 on hard and 0-2 on grass. Went 2-11 vs. Top 10 opponents, posting wins over No. 8 Tipsarevic in Rome and No. 5 Ferrer in Cincinnati...
2011 -- The Swiss No. 2 finished in Top 20 for 1st time since 2008 and overall in Top 25 for 4th year in a row, highlighted by 3rd career ATP World Tour title in Chennai (d. Malisse) in 1st week of season...Reached QF or better in his 1st 5 events (17-4 mark) and went 18-16 in last 15 events…In Grand Slam play, best result was QF at Australian Open (d. Monfils, Roddick, l. to Federer)...Helped his country back into Davis Cup World Group by coming back from 1-2 sets down to defeat Hewitt in 5th and decisive rubber on grass in Sydney in September...Went 3-7 vs. Top 10 opponents 2 wins over Berdych, Roddick at Australian Open) and compiled marks of 22-10 on hard, 11-7 on clay and 2-3 on grass...
2010 -- The Swiss No. 2 (behind Federer) finished in Top 25 for third straight year, highlighted by his second title and first Grand Slam QF…Won title in Casablanca (d. Hanescu) and runner-up in Chennai (l. to Cilic)…Won Challenger title on home soil in Lugano in early June (d. Starace)…Advanced to QF at US Open (d. No. 4 Andy Murray in 3rd RD, l. to Youzhny in five sets)…Compiled marks of 19-12 on hard and 17-6 on clay.
2009 -- The Swiss native finished in Top 25 for second straight year with his best result a SF at Monte Carlo* where he beat countryman Federer in 3rd RD for first time (l. to Djokovic)…Also a QF in Tokyo (l. to Monfils) in October and Basel (l. to Djokovic) following month…In Grand Slam play, his best results were 3rd RD at Australian Open (l. to Berdych), Roland Garros (l. to Davydenko) and 4th RD at Wimbledon, losing to Murray in five sets in latest Centre Court finish (10:39 pm)…Had a 16-9 record in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, reaching at least round of 16 in six…In June, captured title at Lugano Challenger on home soil (d. Starace)…Went 2-9 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled marks of 15-12 on hard, 13-7 on clay and 3-1 on grass.
2008 -- The Swiss No. 2 compiled his most consistent season by breaking into Top 10, reaching two ATP finals and winning a doubles gold medal at Beijing Olympics...Opened year with runner-up in Doha (l. to Murray in three sets) and followed with 2nd RD at Australian Open where he retired with a stomach muscle strain vs. Gicquel...In March, reached QF at AMS Indian Wells (l. to eventual champ Djokovic)...During European clay court circuit, advanced to SF in Barcelona (d. No. 7 Nalbandian, l. to Ferrer) and followed with first AMS final in Rome (d. Murray, No. 8 Blake, No. 6 Roddick-ret., l. to Djokovic in three sets)...Afterwards, jumped from No. 24 into Top 10 at No. 10 on May 12...Remained there for 22 straight weeks before slipping to No. 12 on Oct. 13...While in Top 10, his best results were SF in Gstaad (l. to Hanescu) and 4th RD at Wimbledon (l. to Safin) and US Open (l. to Murray)...Helped his country back into Davis Cup World Group in '09 by winning all four of his singles matches...Finished season with 1-4 mark and best result was 3rd RD at AMS Madrid; In doubles, reached ATP final in Gstaad (w/Bohli) and won gold in Beijing (w/Federer) over Swedes Aspelin-T. Johansson...Also beat Bryans in SFs...Posted a personal-best 4-5 mark against Top 10 opponents...Compiled marks of 19-14 on hard, 14-6 on clay and 3-1 on grass.
2007 -- Finished in Top 40 for second straight year despite being sidelined for three months with a knee injury...Advanced to two ATP finals -- Stuttgart (l. to Nadal) and Vienna (l. to Djokovic) and Grand Slam-best 4th RD at US Open...Suffered a right knee injury on Feb. 8 in practice for 1st RD Davis Cup tie and underwent surgery following day...Returned in May...Posted a 3-11 record through mid-July but finished with an 18-13 mark...Also advanced to QF in New Haven and followed with 4th RD at US Open...Compiled marks of 16-12 on hard, 5-7 on clay and 0-3 on grass.
2006 -- Compiled first winning record (33-24) by capturing first ATP title in Umag as Djokovic retired in first set tie-break due to breathing difficulties...Reached SF in Auckland, Barcelona and Basel....Also a QF in Vienna...Reached 3rd RD at Wimbledon with wins over Karlovic (11-9 in fifth) and Calleri (l. to Ancic)...Defeated No. 4 Nalbandian en route to 3rd RD at AMS Cincinnnati and followed with 3rd RD at US Open...Went 3-8 vs. Top 10 opponents...
2005 -- Advanced to first ATP QF in Barcelona with wins over Garcia-Lopez, Srichaphan and Acasuco (l. to Stepanek)...Made AMS debut in Rome and reached 2nd RD and Grand Slam debut at Roland Garros, getting to 3rd RD (d. Massu, Blake; l. to Puerta)...On home soil, reached first ATP final in Gstaad (l. to Gaudio)...In US Open debut, reached 3rd RD by winning five setters over R. Ram and Puerta (l. to Massu)...Lost two difficult Davis Cup matches vs. The Netherlands in 1st RD, losing in four sets after playing three tie-breaks vs. Wessels, then falling 9-7 in fifth to Schalken...But helped Switzerland return to Davis Cup World Group (d. Murray, Mackin in dead rubber)...Ended year with 10-4 Challenger mark, including runner-up in Andrezieux (l. to Ascione)...
2004 -- Made Davis Cup debut in tie vs. Romania (l. to Hanescu in dead rubber)...Won Barcelona and Geneva Challengers and runner-up at St. Petersburg Challenger...In doubles, reached Gstaad final (w/Rosset)...
2003 -- Reached 2nd RD at Amersfoort and Umag...Won Challenger titles at San Benedetto and Geneva...
The Swiss recorded his 300th career match win en route to the Chennai title (d. Roger-Vasselin) at the start of the season…The final was his 500th career match…It was his fifth ATP World Tour title at second at Chennai…
On 26 January, captured his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open when he broke a 12-match losing streak against No. 1 Nadal in a four-set victory…It was the first time in his career he had beaten a World No. 1 (1-15 overall)…He is the oldest first-time Grand Slam champion (28) since Ivanisevic (29) won 2001 Wimbledon…He won his first Grand Slam title in his 36th career Slam tournament, second-most appearances behind Ivanisevic (48)… Was the first player to win his maiden Grand Slam title over a World No. 1 since del Potro at 2009 US Open (d. Federer)…Broke a streak of 16 straight Grand Slam titles won by Big 4 since del Potro won ’09 US Open (34 of past 35 Slam titles)…Was the first Australian Open champion ranked outside Top 4 since Thomas Johansson (18) in 2002; was the first Grand Slam champion ranked No. 8 (lower) since No. 44 Gaudio at 2004 Roland Garros…
He was the first Grand Slam champion to beat a No. 1 and No. 2 since Bruguera at 1993 Roland Garros (d. No. 1 Sampras in QF, No. 2 Courier in F)…Was the first player to beat Djokovic and Nadal in a Grand Slam tournament. Wawrinka had lost 14 in a row to Djokovic and 12 straight to Nadal…Defeated three Top 10 opponents in the same tournament for first time (No. 2 Djokovic in QF, No. 7 Berdych in SF, No. 1 Nadal in F)…Joins Roger Federer (17 titles) as second Swiss man to win a Grand Slam singles crown….He was the first No. 8 seed to win a Grand Slam title since Brian Teacher won 1980 Australian Open…On 27 January, jumped from No. 8 to a career-high No. 3 in the Emirates ATP Rankings and becomes the No. 1 Swiss for the first time…
Represented Switzerland in 3-2 win over Serbia in Davis Cup World Group 1R, beating Lajovic in singles…
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