Lizette Cabrera

  • Age18
  • Born19 December 1997
  • Birth PlaceQueensland, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • Height164 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAnthony Richardson
“I’m obviously really happy with the win and that I was able to back up from last week. Title number two, it’s good. Hopefully I can keep going.””

— Lizette Cabrera, 2 Oct 2016

» Cabrera goes back-to-back in Brisbane

On court

  • realised at age 12 she was good enough to pursue a professional career
  • alongside fellow junior Priscilla Hon, won the Optus 14s Championships in 2011
  • enjoyed a progressive 2012 season, reaching the single final of the Optus 14s Claycourt Championships
  • won her first professional title at the ITF Tweed Heads Pro Tour event in September 2016
  • looks forward to the Australian Open every year because she gets to watch Rafael Nadal – her tennis hero – play
  • favourite shot is her two-handed backhand
  • feels her game most closely resembles Eugenie Bouchard’s
  • the toughest opponent she has ever faced is Bethanie Mattek-Sands
  • dream tennis scenario would be beating Serena Williams on Rod Laver Arena in an Australian Open final
  • professional goals are to win a Grand Slam and reach world No.1

Off court

  • the best advice she’s received is to work hard, always have a good attitude and not to forget that it’s a long journey
  • her perfect day would see her spending time at the beach with her friends and family
  • loves dancing, and would have tried to be a professional dancer if not a tennis player

Year-end ranking history

2015 1062
2014 1243
2012 795



2016 Tweed Heads ITF, Brisbane ITF

Lizette Cabrera in the news

Rogowska breaks drought to claim Cairns title
16 October, 2016

Olivia Rogowska has defeated Slovakian Viktoria Kuzmova in straight sets to win the Cairns Tennis International.
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Inglis reaches Cairns quarters
Maddison Inglis; Tennis Australia
14 October, 2016

Last year's Australian Open wildcard winner Maddison Inglis is learning to adjust to the weight of expectation, and it's showing this week in Cairns.
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Biggest mover: Kyrgios at career high
Nick Kyrgios celebrates his Japan Open Tennis Championships title, which pushed him to a career-high ranking of world No.14; Getty Images
11 October, 2016

Nick Kyrgios has hit his highest-ever ranking after winning the Japan Open, while Daria Gavrilova returned to the top 40 after going deep at the China Open.
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Biggest movers: Aussie teens making gains
Lizette Cabrera; Getty Images
4 October, 2016

Lizette Cabrera and Marc Polmans have enjoyed huge rankings gains following their success on the Australian Pro Tour, while fellow teen Destanee Aiava has soared more than 100…
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