Annabel Ellwood

  • Age46
  • Born 2 February 1978
  • Birth PlaceCanberra, ACT
  • LivesCanberra, ACT
  • Height165 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Playing StatusRetired

Annabel Ellwood was a top Australian player throughout the 1990s. She won nine ITF singles titles and 14 doubles titles. Her highest singles career ranking was No.57 in April 1997, and in doubles she reached No.60 the same year.

She was a quarterfinalist at Hobart and Salt Lake City in 1997, and a semifinalist at the Japan Open. She competed in Fed Cup for Australia from 1997 to 1998.

Annabel was taught how to play by the eldest of her four brothers, Jon. Another brother, Ben, also competed on the men’s pro circuit.

In juniors, she reached the final of the 1995 Australian Open and the US Open. Since last playing at ITF level in 2004, Ellwood has worked at the Australian Bureau of Statistics and, in September 2010, gave birth to a baby boy, Paul James Parolo.

Annabel Ellwood in the news

Emerson Jones charges into girls’ singles final at Wimbledon 2024
Emerson Jones in action at Wimbledon 2024. Picture: ITF
14 July, 2024

Queensland talent Emerson Jones becomes the first Australian in 13 years to reach a Wimbledon girls' singles final.
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Coaching spotlight: Former Australian No.1 now guiding next generation
Annabel Taylor (then Ellwood) in action at Australian Open 2001. Picture: Getty Images
15 May, 2024

Former pro player Annabel Taylor (nee Ellwood) reflects on her tennis journey and shares her passion for coaching.
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Former Australian players reunite at Billie Jean King Cup in Brisbane
Lisa Ayres, Jessica Moore, Annabel Taylor and Casey Dellacqua during a women and girls panel discussion in Brisbane. Picture: Tennis Australia
12 April, 2024

Several former Billie Jean King Cup representatives reflected on their experiences at a Women and Girls breakfast at the Queensland Tennis Centre.
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