PLAYER PROFILE

Lizette Cabrera

4
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
177
WTA
RANKING
  • Age19
  • Born19 December 1997
  • Birth PlaceQueensland, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • Height164 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAnthony Richardson
“I’m excited to start my Australian summer in Hobart and can’t wait to begin 2017 with a great tournament.”

— Lizette Cabrera, 29 Dec 2016

» Hobart wildcards for Cabrera, Fourlis

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

Titles/Finals

Titles

2016 Tweed Heads ITF, Brisbane ITF

Finals

2016 Toyota ITF

Lizette Cabrera in the news

Cabrera into Mornington #1 semis
Wildcard Lizette Cabrera dismissed fifth seed Misaki Doi in Hobart
24 March, 2017

Lizette Cabrera joins Destanee Aiava in the semifinal of the first $25,000 ITF event in Mornington after a fighting win over French teenager Tessah Andrianjafitrimo.
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Debutant Cabrera dismisses Hobart seed
Wildcard Lizette Cabrera dismissed fifth seed Misaki Doi in Hobart
9 January, 2017

The world No.216 from Townsville beat her Japanese challenger 6-4 5-7 7-5 to progress to the second round.
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Hobart wildcards for Cabrera, Fourlis
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 18:  Lizette Cabrera of Australia plays a forehand in her first round junior girls' match against Freya Christie of Great Britain during the 2014 Australian Open Junior Championships at Melbourne Park on January 18, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
29 December, 2016

Australian teenagers Lizette Cabrera and Jaimee Fourlis have been rewarded for their strong form with main-draw wildcards at the Hobart International.
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Fourlis among exciting crop of Aussie female talent
Jaimee Fourlis in action during the Australian Open 2017 Play-off final at Melbourne Park; Elizabeth Xue Bai
19 December, 2016

Jaimee Fourlis is the latest Aussie teen to take her place in the Australian Open women's draw, just one member of an exciting group of emerging female players.
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