PLAYER PROFILE

Abbie Myers

  • Age24
  • Born18 July 1994
  • LivesGeorges Hall, NSW
  • Height175 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachCraig Purcell - NA Sydney
FOLLOW

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

In-form Birrell opens Launceston account
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30 January, 2019

After a third-round appearance at the Australian Open and a week at home to recharge, Kimberly Birrell records a victory in the Launceston opening round.
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Kokkinakis, Rodionova lead Aussie charge in AO qualifying
Thanasi Kokkinakis (L) and Arina Rodionova are the highest-ranked male and female Australians taking part in Australian Open 2019 qualifying (Getty Images)
7 January, 2019

Ten men and 12 women will represent Australia in the Australian Open 2019 qualifying events, which kick off at Melbourne Park on Tuesday 8 January.
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Birrell, Fourlis advance at AO Play-off
Kimberly Birrell in action during her AO Play-off first-round win over Gabriella Da Silva-Fick (photo: Elizabeth Xue Bai)
11 December, 2018

Kimberly Birrell subdued the challenge of 18/u champion Gabriella Da Silva-Fick to advance to the quarterfinals of the AO Play-off. She will next meet Jaimee Fourlis, a winner in…
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Biggest movers: Aussie women make gains in 2018
Ajla Tomljanovic; Getty Images
7 November, 2018

Many of Australia's women have enjoyed excellent 2018 seasons, with their improvements reflected in the release of the WTA year-end rankings this week.
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