PLAYER PROFILE

Abbie Myers

  • Age26
  • Born18 July 1994
  • LivesGeorges Hall, NSW
  • Height175 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachCraig Purcell - NA Sydney
FOLLOW
“My whole game is going up but a huge part of it mental, just being able to stick it out in difficult situations.”

— Abbie Myers, 29 Mar 2019

» Myers makes Canberra semis

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
  • Represented Australia at the World Junior Tennis Competition in 2008
  • 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
  • Won first professional singles title in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt (ITF $10,000) in 2014
  • Retired from tennis briefly in 2017; returned in 2018 and enjoyed a career-best season, cracking the top 300
  • As a qualifier, reached final of ITF $60,000 event in Kurume, Japan
  • 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

  • Her parents, Greg and Heather, are her greatest influence: “because of their dedication and unending support.”
  • 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

2018 292
2017 765
2016 592
2015 643
2014 731
2013 845
2012 697
2011 1145

Titles/Finals

Titles

2014 Sharm El Sheikh ITF

Finals

2019 Darwin 60K ITF

2018 Kurume ITF

Abbie Myers in the news

New champions crowned in UTR Pro Tennis Series
Alexandra Bozovic and Rinky Hijikata. Pictures: Getty Images
18 August, 2020

Alexandra Bozovic and Rinky Hijikata win their first UTR Pro Tennis Series titles in Sydney.
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Aussie women staying connected
Doubles partners Sam Stosur and Ellen Perez at Australian Open 2020. Picture: Getty Images
15 May, 2020

Fortnightly online trivia nights are uniting a group of Aussie players during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Social round-up: Aussie players keeping busy
CANCELLED: A sign at Indian Wells, where Australia's top-ranked players were meant to be competing this week. Picture: Getty Images
18 March, 2020

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from the past week to keep fans up to date.
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Myers leads Aussie pack in Mildura
ONE TO WATCH: Abbie Myers in action. Picture: Getty Images
5 March, 2020

Abbie Myers and Arina Rodionova among top Aussie contenders remaining on track in Mildura.
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