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

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.
PHOTO: SAMER ALREJJAL, TENNIS AUSTRALIA
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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