Stan Wawrinka Bio

  • 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 organic 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
  • Supports Lausanne ice hockey club
  • Captured 2003 Roland Garros junior title (d. Baker)
  • Considers clay best surface and his best shot backhand
  • On 14 December 2013, finished second in the Swiss Sports Awards, behind cross country skier Dario Cologna
  • Married wife, Ilham, on 12 December 2009
  • Daughter, Alexia, born 12 February 2010 at 9:45 a.m.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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