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

Bencic ends Sanders’ winning run in Adelaide
Storm Sanders serves during her Adelaide International quarterfinal. Picture: Tennis Australia
25 February, 2021

Second seed Belinda Bencic proves too strong for Australia's Storm Sanders in the Adelaide International quarterfinals.
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Aussies qualify at Adelaide International
Maddison Inglis in action at the Adelaide International. Picture: Tennis Australia
22 February, 2021

Maddison Inglis and Storm Sanders have sealed main draw spots at the Adelaide International with impressive qualifying wins against higher-ranked opponents today.
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Draws revealed for Adelaide International 2021
Ash Barty in Adelaide in January. Picture: Tennis Australia
21 February, 2021

The draws have been set for this week's Adelaide International, a WTA 500 tournament held at Adelaide's Memorial Drive Tennis Centre.
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Kyrgios saves match points, keeps Australian Open hopes alive
A courageous Nick Kyrgios has saved two match points to win his second-round match at Australian Open 2021. Picture: Tennis Australia
10 February, 2021

Nick Kyrgios has recorded an incredible second-round victory at Australian Open 2021, saving two match points to defeat France's Ugo Humbert in five sets.
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