PLAYER PROFILE

Abbie Myers

  • Age24
  • 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

2018 Kurume ITF

Abbie Myers in the news

Biggest movers: McPhee makes her mark
Kaylah McPhee (Getty Images)
30 April, 2019

Kaylah McPhee is the latest Australian woman to crack the world's top 250 after a semifinal run at a WTA 125K event in China.
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Biggest movers: Hon at career high
Priscilla Hon (Getty Images)
9 April, 2019

Priscilla Hon has hit a new career-high ranking while Olivia Rogowska jumped 35 spots following her recent triumph at the Australian Pro Tour event in Canberra.
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Hon breezes into Canberra final
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30 March, 2019

Top seed Priscilla Hon makes quick work of her Japanese opponent and now faces Olivia Rogowska in Canberra #2 final.
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Myers makes Canberra semis
Abbie Myers (19)
29 March, 2019

Abbie Myers comes from behind to bundle out Romanian second seed in Canberra.
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