Abbie Myers

  • Age26
  • Born18 July 1994
  • LivesGeorges Hall, NSW
  • Height175 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachCraig Purcell - NA Sydney
“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



2014 Sharm El Sheikh ITF


2019 Darwin 60K ITF

2018 Kurume ITF

Abbie Myers in the news

Social round-up: On-court smiles and summer fun
Todd Woodbridge visited the Olivia Rich Tennis School in Torquay to join in the AO Holiday Program. Picture: Fiona Hamilton, Tennis Australia
21 January, 2021

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date.
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More Aussies advance in Australian Open 2021 qualifying
ON TARGET: Australia's Andrew Harris is through to the second round of Australian Open 2021 qualifying.
11 January, 2021

Australian players shine on day two of Australian Open 2021 qualifying, with seven advancing to the second round.
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Fourteen Aussies to compete on day two of AO 2021 qualifying
RISING STARS: Olivia Gadecki and Dane Sweeny will make their Grand Slam-level debuts in Australian Open 2021 qualifying. Picture: Getty Images
11 January, 2021

It is a big day ahead for our Aussie players in Australian Open 2021 qualifying, with 14 featuring in first-round action.
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Aussie women set for Australian Open 2021 qualifying
AUSSIE HOPES: Abbie Myers, Charlotte Kempenaers-Pocz and Ivana Popovic. Pictures: Getty Images
10 January, 2021

Meet the eight Aussie women who will contest the Australian Open 2021 qualifying event in Dubai this week.
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