Stanislas Wawrinka

Born Mar 28, 1985
Nationality Switzerland Switzerland

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. However, he parted ways with Zavialoff in 2010. 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.

Since turning pro, Wawrinka was able to rise through the ranks and hover among the Top 10. In 2009, he won against Roger Federer for the first time, and by the following year, he was able to reach the quarter final of the US Open.

It was in 2013, however, that he was considered to have his breakthrough performance, and went on to win more in the succeeding years.

So far, Wawrinka has a record of 468-266, and has 16 career titles to his name. The highest rank he achieved was at No. 3, which he reached in January 2014. Currently, however, he is ranked at No. 21 as of March 2018. He also has 3 Grand Slam titles: 2014 Australian Open, 2015 French Open, and 2016 US Open.

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