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

2019 Darwin 60K ITF

2018 Kurume ITF

Abbie Myers in the news

Inglis, Aiava advance at AO qualifying
Maddison Inglis in action during the first round of Australian Open 2020 qualifying. (Getty Images)
14 January, 2020

Maddison Inglis saves four match points in an epic contest before Destanee Aiava joined her in the second round of qualifying with a brisk 78-minute win.
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Bolt, Harris set for Australian Open main draw
South Australia's Alex Bolt will bolster the local contingent at Australian Open 2020; Getty Images
13 January, 2020

With the Australian Open qualifying events about to begin, Australian wildcard recipients Alex Bolt and Andrew Harris are preparing to contest the main draw.
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Chris O’Connell: from washing boats to Aus Open main draw
Chris O'Connell is set for a second Australian Open main draw appearance; Getty Images
9 January, 2020

Rising from outside the top 1000 to world No.119 in 2019, wildcard recipient Chris O'Connell is now preparing for a second Australian Open main draw appearance.
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Rodionova and Sanders into AO Play-off final
Arina Rodionova in action at the Australian Open-Play-off. (Getty Images)
14 December, 2019

Arina Rodionova beats Belinda Woolcook to reach the AO Play-off final, where she will face Storm Sanders.
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