PLAYER PROFILE

Abbie Myers

  • Age25
  • 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

Australian Pro Tour kicks off in Cairns
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10:  Maverick Banes of Australia competes in his first round match against Norbert Gombos of Slovakia during 2018 Australian Open Qualifying at Melbourne Park on January 10, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)
16 September, 2019

Local Maverick Banes and West Aussie Maddison Inglis top the seeds as the 2019 Cairns International gets underway on Tuesday.
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Biggest movers: Cabrera returns to top 200
Lizette Cabrera wins the ITF 80K title in Granby, Canada (photo: Sarah-Jäde Champagne/Tennis Canada)
31 July, 2019

Queensland's Lizette Cabrera jumps more than 70 places in this week's rankings after her biggest career title at the ITF 80K tournament in Granby, Canada.
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Biggest movers: Fourlis regaining ground
Jaimee Fourlis in action at the WTA tournament in Nottingham, UK (Getty Images)
23 July, 2019

Australian teenager Jaimee Fourlis has returned to the world's top 250 this week after a sustained run of good form on European clay.
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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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