Stanislas Wawrinka, known as Stan, started playing tennis when he was only 8 years old. At fourteen he was already part of the international junior events and started getting active in the satellite circuit after a year. Born on March 28, 1985 in Lausanne, Switzerland, Stanley earned his Roland Garros junior title in 2003. He achieved a 4-7 career Davis Cup record with 6 ties and 4-6 in singles event.
Wawrinka, who came from a Polish ancestry, is born to a family of tennis player. His older brother Jonathan is a teacher in tennis. His two younger sisters, named Djanee and Naella, play tennis as well. He claimed the sport to be his natural line and the right path for him to follow. He stopped school at age 15 to pursue a career in tennis full time. He is coached by Dimitri Zavialoff since he first carried his own racquet at age 8. He plays best in clay surface and is exceptionally strong with his best shot backhand. He plays in his right hand and is good with his double handed forehand as well.
Stanley was already a professional tennis player at 17. Presently, he ranked number 10 achieving 23 wins and 11 losses at the current singles. He also ranked number 10 at the Career High Singles as of May 12, 2008. He had 1 win and 4 losses in the current year doubles. In 2006 he ranked 30th and ranked 36th in 2007 for the singles category at the ATP. He joined the 2008 Grand Slam Competition for the Australian Open and Roland Garros. He ranked number 64 and number 128 respectively for the singles category.
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