9 January 2017 | AAP

Queensland teenager Lizette Cabrera has caused a major upset on day one of the Hobart International, disposing of world No.40 and fifth seed Misaki Doi.

The world No.216 from Townsville beat her Japanese challenger 6-4 5-7 7-5 to progress to the second round.

“My legs started to go a little bit in the third (set) but I really wanted to win so I found a way,” Cabrera said.

Handed a wildcard to the main draw in Hobart after failing to qualify for the Brisbane International, Cabrera, 19, was making her WTA tour debut.

She now faces the winner of former top-10 and 2010 French Open winner Francesca Schiavone and Croatian qualifier Jana Fett.

“(Schiavone) won a grand slam and used to be a really top player and still is so it would be really exciting to play her,” Cabrera said of her upcoming prospects.

Australian Ash Barty, guaranteed a spot in the main draw after being handed a qualifying wildcard, has withdrawn from the singles citing shoulder soreness. She will still contest the doubles with fellow Australian Casey Dellacqua.