PLAYER PROFILE

Ellen Perez

  • Age20
  • Born10 October 1995
  • Birth Place(New South Wales)
  • LivesWollongong, (New South Wales)
  • Height168 cm
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • CoachGreg Royle, Jaslyn Hewitt
“I was coming in with a lot of confidence, especially from the summer, so I guess I just really believed in my game and knew that I had put the work in beforehand.”

— Ellen Perez, 25 Aug 2016

» Perez excited for Grand Slam debut

On court

  • Won the 2012 Gallipoli Youth Cup
  • Won the doubles and singles events at the 2011 ACT Open, 2012 Griffith University AMT and the 2012 Plexipave Queensland Open
  • Semi finalist at the 2012 Oceania Closed Junior Championships in Fiji and won the doubles event

Off court

  • Says if she wasn’t playing tennis she would be a soccer player
  • Tennis heroes are Rafael Nadal and Justin Henin but her ideal mixed doubles partner would be Bob Bryan

Year-end singles ranking history

2015 1199
2014 655
2013 891

 

Titles/Finals

Titles

2016 Brussels ITF

Finals

2016 Rebecq ITF

Ellen Perez in the news

Stosur dealt rough draw at US Open
Sam Stosur fires a forehand during her first-round victory over Heather Watson at the Coupe Rogers in Montreal; Getty Images
27 August, 2016

Sam Stosur could get a shot at Serena Williams in the fourth round of the US Open - if she can first get past the dangerous Camila Giorgi in her opening match.
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Perez excited for Grand Slam debut
Ellen Perez
25 August, 2016

Relatively little-known before winning a wildcard into the US Open main draw, Ellen Perez spoke to tennis.com.au about her breakthrough victory and emergence in the sport.
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Duckworth, Perez earn US Open wildcards
James Duckworth in action at the Winston-Salem Open; Getty Images
23 August, 2016

Wildcards to James Duckworth and Ellen Perez have boosted the Australian contingent at next week's US Open to at least nine.
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Perez wins US Open wildcard
Ellen Perez; Getty Images
22 August, 2016

Ellen Perez has stunned Ash Barty to win a wildcard into the main draw of the US Open.
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