PLAYER PROFILE

Abbie Myers

  • Age24
  • 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

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

Biggest movers: career-high ranking for Tomljanovic
Ajla Tomljanovic; Getty Images
1 hour ago

Almost four years after peaking at world No.47, Ajla Tomljanovic has improved on that mark with her latest move in the WTA rankings.
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Aussie women set for US Open wildcard play-off  
Arina Rodionova; Getty Images
16 August, 2018

Arina Rodionova, Olivia Rogowska, Lizette Cabrera, Priscilla Hon, Jaimee Fourlis, Astra Sharma, Ellen Perez and Abbie Myers will this weekend battle for a wildcard into the US…
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Biggest movers: Jaimee Fourlis continues rise
IMPROVING: Jaimee Fourlis is at a new career-high ranking this week; Getty Images
22 May, 2018

Jaimee Fourlis sets new career-high ranking of No.211, as Matthew Ebden and Abbie Myers also make impressive ranking improvements.
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Biggest movers: Kubler, Fourlis make gains
Jason Kubler; Getty Images
8 May, 2018

Jason Kubler has risen almost 800 places since October last year while Jaimee Fourlis cracked the Aussie top 10 after setting a career-high ranking.
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