Stanislas Wawrinka life and biography

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Stanislas Wawrinka biography

Date of birth : 1985-03-28
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Lausanne, Switzerland
Nationality : Swiss
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-25
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, ATP tour,

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Stanislas Wawrinka is a Swiss professional tennis player. He also holds German citizenship, as his father is a German (of Polish origin).

CAREER:

His career ranking high is No. 9, achieved on 9 June 2008. He considers clay his best surface and his backhand his best shot. He won the gold medal for Switzerland in the men's doubles event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, partnering Roger Federer, by beating Swedish team Simon Aspelin/Thomas Johansson in the final. They were also honoured with the 2008 Swiss Team of the Year Award.

A gold medal winner in doubles with Roger Federer at the 2008 Olympics, Stanislas Wawrinka also won his lone ATP Tour title in Umag in 2006, in addition to appearing in five other finals. He has been in the fourth round of a Slam on several occasions (Wimbledon in 2008 and 2009, U.S. Open in 2007 and 2008) and his career high ranking came in 2008 when he reached No. 9.

Singles Titles
2010: Casablanca
2006: Umag

Doubles Titles
2008: Beijing Olympics

PERSONAL:

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 organicl 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
Captured 2003 Roland Garros junior title (d. Baker)
Considers clay best surface and his best shot backhand
Has a 9-8 career Davis Cup record (8-6 in singles) in nine ties
Coached by Dimitri Zavialoff (since age eight).

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