Uncovering Stan Wawrinka's profile: age, girlfriend, net worth, grand slam wins

Uncovering Stan Wawrinka's profile: age, girlfriend, net worth, grand slam wins

Babu Tendu, Peris Walubengo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:03 PM

Stan Wawrinka is one of the finest male tennis players. He has a large social media following because of his explosive games and strong one-handed backhand playing tactic. Discover more about Stan Wawrinka from this article, including his girlfriend and tennis career accomplishments.

Stan Wawrinka's world ranking
Stan Wawrinka in a black jumper and t-shirt. Photo: @StanislasWawrinkaOfficial
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Tennis fans worldwide consider this Swedish a backhand master. Many also refer to him as one of the most underrated players. Stanislas Wawrinka has shown over the years that he has excellent control over the ball and can cover the court widely, regardless of the weather and environment.

Profile summary

Full name

Stanislas Wawrinka


Stan The Man, Iron Stan, Stanimal


March 28, 1985

Zodiac sign



38 years (as of March 2023)


Lausanne, Switzerland


Isabelle Wawrinka


Wolfram Wawrinka


Tennis player

Turned pro



Right-handed (one-handed backhand)


1.83 meters

Career titles (doubles)


Highest ranking (doubles)

No. 88 (February 2, 2015)

Current ranking (doubles)

No. 444 (February 20, 2023)

Career titles (singles)


Highest ranking (singles)

No. 3 January 27, 2014)

Current ranking (singles)

No. 105 (February 20, 2023)

Grand slams won (singles)


Net worth

$20 million

Career earnings

$35 million (in prize money)

Marital status





Ilham Vuilloud (2009 - 2015)


Alexia Wawrinka











Stan Wawrinka's biography

Stan Wawrinka is a unique player and impossible to rate against other tennis stars. The three-time Grand Slam champion beat Novak Djokovic, one of the best players in tennis history, to achieve this esteemed status.

Where is Stan Wawrinka from?

Stan Wawrinka was born in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has dual citizenship (Germany and Switzerland) because his father, Wolfram, is German, and his mother, Isabelle, is Swiss. Wolfram is a farmer and social worker, while Isabelle (an educator) is a biodynamic farmer helping disabled people.

How old is Stan Wawrinka?

Wawrinka is 38 years old as of March 2023. The tennis icon was born on March 28, 1985. He grew up with his elder brother, Jonathan, and his two younger sisters, Naélla and Djanaée. His sisters are also tennis players.

Stan Wawrinka's profile
Stan Wawrinka looks on during a match against Corentin Moutet on May 23, 2022, in Paris, France. Photo: @Andy Cheung
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Career history

Tennis coach Dimitri Zavialoff trained Stan Wawrinka from age 8. They worked together till June 2010. Stan dropped out of school to focus on the sport at age 15 and became a professional tennis player in 2002 at age 17.

Wawrinka and his partner, Marc Rosset, reached the finals of the Gstaad doubles tournament in July 2004. It was his first appearance in the finals. But David Rikl and Leander Paes defeated the duo.

Stan was ranked 162nd worldwide towards the end of the year. In 2006, he competed in the Croatia Open Umag and won his first ATP title. In October of that year, Wawrinka was ranked 29th in the world.

In 2007, he advanced to the third round of the Australian Open but lost to Rafael Nadal. The same year, Stan competed in the French Open and beat Rafael. Nevertheless, Rafael made it to the fourth round of the US Open.

Stan Wawrinka's girlfriend
Stan Wawrinka playing against Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan on April 11, 2022, in Monaco. Photo: @Julian Finney.
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Wawrinka won the ATP Tour championship in 2010 at the Hassan II Grand Prix and reached the US and Australian Open quarterfinals. His career began when he enlisted in the Swiss Armed Forces in 2013. Stan competed in the Portugal Open that year and won his fourth title.

Wawrinka and Djokovic rivalry

Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic have played 26 times, with the former trailing 6 - 20 (23.1%), and the Serbian tennis player, including lost to Stan at three Grand Slam tournaments.

The two played in three consecutive Australian Opens (2013 - 2015), a five-set match at the 2006 Davis Cup and a five-set round at the 2013 US Open. They played in the fourth round during the 2013 Australian Open, and Djokovic won 12 - 10 in the fifth set.

Stan Wawrinka's age
Stan speaks into a microphone. Photo: @StanWawrinkaOfficial
Source: Facebook

The two played in the US Open later that year. It was Stan's first Grand Slam semifinal appearance, and Novak beat him 6 - 4 in the fifth set. During the 2014 Australian Open quarterfinals, Djokovic listed 7 - 9 in the fifth set. Stan broke Novak's 25-match winning streak at the Australian Open and ended his victory record of 14 consecutive Grand Slam tournament semifinals.

Djokovic revenged at the 2015 Australian Open by winning 6 - 0 in the fifth set. Stan defeated him in the 2015 French Open final in four sets, thus getting his second Grand Slam title. He and Roger Federer are the only players who conquered Djokovic in the French and Australian Open.

Novak lost to Stan in the 2016 US Open singles and the 2019 US Open. At that time, Djokovic had won 36 of his last 37 Grand Slam matches. After the 2019 loss, Djokovic retired and maintained a close friendship with Stan.

Despite his 20 - 6 overall record against Stan, the latter leads with 3 - 2 in all ATP finals and 2 - 0 in Grand Slam finals. Wawrinka and Djokovic's overall head-to-head in Grand Slam matches is 4 - 4.

Stan Wawrinka's injury
Stan holding a leg cast after recovering from an injury. Photo: @stanwawrinka85
Source: Instagram

Novak's only two losses in his thirteen Grand Slam finals (from 2014 Wimbledon to the 2020 Australian Open) were from Stan. In Novak's 32 Grand Slam championship matches, Wawrinka and Daniil Medvedev were the two opponents who defeated him.

Stan Wawrinka's Grand Slam titles

After his first time winning the US Open in 2016, Wawrinka succumbed to a knee injury. He made a comeback after his injuries but couldn't win a title since. His most recent triumph was reaching the quarterfinals of the US Open 2019.

The player won his first Slam and first Masters title after turning 28. His performance in the Gland Slam finals earned him lots of praise. He put on a show of power hits in each of the three Slam finals and left Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic defenseless.

Wawrinka has three Grand Slam singles victories to his credit. Some players can match Stan's other career records, but these Grand Slam titles put him on a higher level.

Stan Wawrinka's grand slam wins
Wawrinka using a water dispenser. Photo: @stanwawrinka85
Source: Instagram

What is Stan Wawrinka's ranking?

Wawrinka's highest ranking was on February 2, 2015, when ATP put him at position 88. ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) currently ranks him at No. 105 in the world's singles and No. 444 in the global doubles ratings.

Who is Stan Wawrinka's wife?

Stan was once married. He is divorced and broke up with the Croatian tennis player he was dating.

Who is Stan Wawrinka married to?

Stan Wawrinka and Ilham Vuilloud have known each other for ten years and got married for six years. They married on December 15, 2009, and divorced for the second/last time in 2015. The couple lived in Saint-Barthélemy.

Stan Wawrinka's profile
Wawrinka reading a newspaper on the plane. Photo: @stanwawrinka85
Source: Instagram

Stan and Ilham's marriage failed due to a conflict between Stan's tennis career and family life. The two have a daughter named Alexia (born on February 12, 2010). Ilham is a Swiss television presenter and model.

Who is Stan Wawrinka dating?

Garbine Muguruza and Stan Wawrinka are not in a relationship. Fans believed he was dating the Spanish-Venezuelan tennis star in 2020 after pictures of them being in Geneva, Switzerland, during the COVID-19 pandemic went viral. Garbine and Stan posted different pictures on their social media accounts. Twitter users analyzed them and concluded that they were together in Geneva.

Who is Stan Wawrinka's girlfriend?

Stan Wawrinka and Donna Vekic dated between 2015 and May 2019. The Croatian tennis player won two WTA Tour singles titles, the 2014 Malaysian Open, and the 2017 Nottingham Open. Donna defeated British No. 1 Johanna Konta in the 2017 Nottingham Open finals.

Stan Wawrinka's girlfriend
Donna Vekic watches Wawrinka's match against Rafael Nadal on June 11, 2017, in Paris, France. Photo: @Bertrand RIndoff Petroff
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What is Stan Wawrinka's net worth?

His net worth is around $20 million. Tennis tournaments pay players whether they win or lose. Yonex (a Japanese sports equipment manufacturing company) is Wawrinka's primary sponsor. They are the world's best golf, tennis, and badminton equipment producer.

Yonex has been covering the cost of everything Wawrinka needs on the tennis court since 2016. They provide shoes, clothing, racquets, and more items. His other sponsors are Jetcraft, London Capital Group, Evian Live Young, and TGV Lyria.

What are Stan Wawrinka's career earnings?

Stan is the 6th all-time leader in earnings. He has earned about $35 million in prize money. Pete Sampras, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic are ahead of him.

Stan Wawrinka's cars

Stan is among the world's richest tennis players. He owns several luxurious vehicles. The player bought a new Audi Rs4 worth around $60,000 in 2013 and posted it on Twitter.

Stan Wawrinka's house

He owns numerous expensive houses, including a grand mansion in Founex, Switzerland.

Stan Wawrinka's tattoo

Stan Wawrinka's tattoo
Stan Wawrinka's tattoo on the arm. Photo: @Scott Barbour
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He tattooed his daughter's first name, Alexia, on his right side, and his left forearm has Irish writer Samuel Beckett's quote, "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better."

What happened to Stan Wawrinka?

Stan Wawrinka was injured in early 2021 and required two surgeries to recover. The player wondered if he could return to tennis for a few weeks after his lengthy foot injury. After 13 months, he could play at the Challenger Tour event in Marbella. He faced Alexander Bublik in the first round of the clay-court tournament in Monte Carlo.

Who won in the Laslo Djere VS Stan Wawrinka match?

In September 2022, Laslo Djere and Stanislas Wawrinka's tennis match ended 0 - 2.

Are Federer and Wawrinka friends?

Swiss tennis players Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka are friends outside the tennis court but fierce rivals when they play against each other. The two have been close friends for years. Federer and Wawrinka are the only players who have defeated Djokovic in the French and Australian Open.

Stan Wawrinka's net worth
Stan Wawrinka talks to the media on April 10, 2022, in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. Photo: @Julian Finney
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How many people follow Stan Wawrinka's Instagram account?

The iconic player has amassed a massive fanbase online. As of March 2023, he has this number of social media followers:

Facts about Stan Wawrinka

  • He appeared in the 2015 ESPN body issue, posing naked in athletic poses.
  • Stan is a big fan of his hometown ice hockey team, the Lausanne HC.
  • He bagged his first Grand Slam title and Masters title after age 28.

Many are excited to see the legendary Swiss player Stan Wawrinka back on the tennis court after being inactive for over a year because of an injury. Stan is winning matches like he never left before.

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