PLAYER PROFILE

Abbie Myers

  • Age21
  • 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

Moore to face seeded Minella in Launceston opener
HOBART, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 11: Jessica Moore of Australia serves in the women's double's match against Darija Jurak of Croatia and Nicole Melichar of the United States during day two of the 2016 Hobart International at the Domain Tennis Centre on January 11, 2016 in Hobart, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
1 February, 2016

Experienced campaigner Jessica Moore is headlining the action in Launceston on Tuesday.
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Sanders earns gritty Play-off win
Storm Sanders; Getty Images
17 December, 2015

Storm Sanders outlasted Abbie Myers in a torrid three-set affair to advance to the semifinals of the Australian Open 2016 Play-off.
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Local favourite Bai set to star in Canberra
Alison Bai in action at the Australian Open 2015 Play-off; Elizabeth Xue Bai
2 November, 2015

Canberra's own Alison Bai is one of 11 Aussie women vying for the title at the 2015 Canberra Tennis International.
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Biggest movers: Tomic leads Aussie men up the ladder
Bernard Tomic in action at Roland Garros; Getty Images
9 June, 2015

Australia's four highest-ranked men have all hit career highs in the wake of the French Open, with Bernard Tomic potentially the biggest winner of all.
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