PLAYER PROFILE

Abbie Myers

  • Age20
  • Born18 July 1994
  • LivesGeorges Hall, NSW
  • Height175 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachCraig Purcell - NA Sydney

On court

  • She was “raised on a tennis court”, with her entire family including grandparents, aunts (including former Wimbledon competitor Debbie Chesterton), uncles and parents all playing the game
  • Knew at age 10 that she was good enough to have a go at becoming professional
  • Selected for Tennis Australia’s Optus European Young Stars Tour in 2008
  • Represented Australia at the World Junior Tennis Competition in 2008
  • Secured a hat-trick of junior ITF titles in New Zealand and Australia in 2009
  • Made her ITF Futures Pro Tour senior debut at the Mildura event in 2010
  • Member of the Australian Junior Fed Cup team that qualified for the final in 2010
  • Secured her maiden ITF Futures Circuit doubles titles in Bahrain and Trabzon and Istanbul, Turkey in 2012
  • Favourite tournament is the Australian Grasscourt Championships, which she has won twice
  • Her parents, Greg and Heather, are her greatest influence, “because of their dedication and unending support.”
  • Ultimate goals are to win the Australian Open, reach the top 10 and be the best player she can be
  • She enjoys the competitive aspect of tennis and playing against others
  • Feels her game most closely resembles Kim Clijsters’
  • Toughest opponent she’s so far faced is Czech Lucie Hradecka
  • Says her dream tennis scenario would be facing Serena Williams in a Wimbledon final
  • Best piece of advice she’s received is to never give up – you don’t know what could happen during a match

Off court

  • Hobbies include horse riding, netball and reading
  • Would have been a veterinarian if not a tennis player
  • Favourite food is lasagne
  • Favourite movie is Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Her perfect day would involve relaxing with her family on a boat in Sydney Harbour

Year-end singles ranking history

2014 731
2013 845
2012 697
2011 1145

Titles/Finals

Titles

2014 Sharm El Sheikh ITF

Abbie Myers in the news

Rankings watch: Duckworth, Gavrilova crack top 100
Ducks-Daria
24 March, 2015

James Duckworth has entered the world's top 100 for the first time after his impressive efforts at Indian Wells, a feat matched by compatriot Daria Gavrilova.
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Blockbuster field set for Mornington Peninsula showdown
Storm Sanders. MARK METCALFE/ GETTY IMAGES
18 March, 2015

A bumper field will contest next week’s Mornington Peninsula Women’s Tennis International, with at least eight of Australia’s top rising stars set to compete at the…
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Gavrilova sets up Rogowska showdown
Daria Gavrilova (R) shakes hands with Abbie Myers after winning their Australian Open 2015 Play-off quarterfinal; Elizabeth Xue Bai
18 December, 2014

Third seed Daria Gavrilova and No.1 seed Olivia Rogowska will go toe-to-toe in the Australian Open Play-off semifinals after each came through their matches on Thursday in…
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Birrell breakthrough in Bendigo
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 18:  Kimberly Birrell of Australia plays a forehand in her first round junior girls' match against Emily Arbuthnott of Great Britain during the 2014 Australian Open Junior Championships at Melbourne Park on January 18, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
6 November, 2014

Gold Coast teen Kimberly Birrell has posted the biggest victory of her fledgling career in the opening round of the 2014 Bendigo Tennis International on Wednesday.
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