This is a player profile of Stan Wawrinka an emerging tennis player from Switzerland who stunned one of the biggest tennis stars at the 2014 Australian Open. Go through the entire article to know more about Stan Wawrinka.
Brief Information about Stan Wawrinka
Full Name: Stanislas Wawrinka
Nick Name: Stan
Date of Birth: 28th March, 1985
Place of Birth: Lausanne, Switzerland
Residence: Saint-Barthelemy, Switzerland
Height: 6 ft 0in (1.83 m)
Professional Details about Stan Wawrinka
Turned Pro: in 2002
Style: Right Handed
Coaches: Dimitri Zavialoff (2002-2010), Peter Lundgren (2010-2011) and Magnus Norman (Since 2013)
Highest ATP Ranking: No. 3 (First reached on 27th January, 2014)
Stan Wawrinka’s Grand Slam Record (Singles)
Australian Open: Winner – 2014
French Open: QF – 2013
Wimbledon: QF – 2014
US Open: SF – 2013
Other Tournaments and Achievements
ATP Tour Finals: SF – 2013
Olympics: 2R (2008)
Stan Wawrinka’s Grand Slam Record (Doubles)
Australian Open: 3R – 2006
French Open: 3R – 2006
Wimbledon: 1R – 2006, 2007
US Open: 1R – 2005
Other Doubles Tournaments
Olympics – Gold Medal (2008 Beijing Olympics)
Early and Personal Life of Stan Wawrinka
Stan Wawrinka’s origins are in the former country of Czechoslovakia as his paternal grandfather fled from that country to Germany first in 1946 and then settled in Switzerland. Stan was born to Wolfram and Isabelle Wawrinka. Stan Wawrinka’s father is a social worker and his mother is a teacher. Both of them run a farmhouse in Lausanne and they work for the mild to moderate intellectually deprived people. Stan Wawrinka has one elder brother Jonathan and two younger sisters, Djanaee and Naella. Wawrinka married to Ilham Vuilloud who is a Swiss television presenter and a former model.
Professional Career of Stan Wawrinka
Stan Wawrinka has won 7 ATP career titles, including a Grand Slam tournament. He has been a passionate tennis player and he left regular schooling at the age of 15 so that he can totally focus on his tennis. Wawrinka started playing junior events at the age of 14 and reached No. 7 in the junior rankings in 2003 just a year after he became a pro. Since then the progress of Stan Wawrinka has been steady but probably not satisfactory. In 2008 Wawrinka teamed up with his mentor and friend Roger Federer in the Olympics doubles and defeated Simon Aspelin and Thomas Johansson of Sweden in the finals of the Olympics in Beijing.
The major achievement came in the year 2014 when he started the season by defeating Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the Chennai Open in India and then came the Australian Open and Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Rafael Nadal in the finals by 6-3, 6-2, 3-6 and 6-3 and clinch is first ever Grand Slam title.