PLAYER PROFILE

Abbie Myers

  • Age23
  • Born18 July 1994
  • LivesGeorges Hall, NSW
  • Height175 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachCraig Purcell - NA Sydney

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
  • Selected for Tennis Australia’s Optus European Young Stars Tour in 2008
  • Represented Australia at the World Junior Tennis Competition in 2008
  • Secured a hat-trick of junior ITF titles in New Zealand and Australia in 2009
  • 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
  • Secured her maiden ITF Futures Circuit doubles titles in Bahrain and Trabzon and Istanbul, Turkey in 2012
  • Favourite tournament is the Australian Grasscourt Championships, which she has won twice
  • Her parents, Greg and Heather, are her greatest influence, “because of their dedication and unending support.”
  • 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

  • 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

2014 731
2013 845
2012 697
2011 1145

Titles/Finals

Titles

2014 Sharm El Sheikh ITF

Abbie Myers in the news

Myers back in business
Abbie Myers
22 March, 2018

Back in the game after a six-month hiatus, qualifier Abbie Myers upsets top seed Nao Hibino in Canberra.
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Fourlis clinches Australian Open wildcard
Jaimee Fourlis wildcard
18 December, 2016

Jaimee Fourlis, 17, becomes the latest Aussie young gun to secure a main draw berth at Australian Open 2017 after winning a tight AO Play-off final against Abbie Myers.
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Fourlis, Myers to battle for AO wildcard
Jaimee Fourlis
17 December, 2016

After Jaimee Fourlis advanced to the AO Play-off final with a straight-sets defeat of Olivia Tjandramulia, Abbie Myers beat Alison Bai in a gritty three-setter in the second…
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Bai overcomes tigerish Tomic to reach semis
Alison Bai in action during the Australian Open Play-off; photo credit Elizabeth Xue Bai
15 December, 2016

Alison Bai fended off a persistent Sara Tomic on Thursday at Melbourne Park to take her place in the semifinals of the Australian Open Play-off.
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