Ernests Gulbis Bio


  • Began playing at age five when his grandmother first brought him to a tennis court
  • Father, Ainars, is an investment businessman and former basketball player; mother, Milena, is a drama theatre actress
  • Has three sisters, Elina, who is older and finished her law degree in England; Laura and Monika who are younger and both play tennis; and one younger brother, Kristaps, who plays golf
  • .Grandfather was a starter on former Soviet Union national basketball team which won European Championships. Speaks Latvian, Russian, English and a little German
  • Enjoys playing soccer, basketball and hockey
  • Considers hard courts his favorite surface and serve and backhand drop shot his best shot
  • Used to work with former ATP pro Niki Pilic and trained at Pilic's Tennis Academy in Munich (from age 12-18).
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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