PLAYER PROFILE

Ellen Perez

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  • Age28
  • Born10 October 1995
  • Birth Place(New South Wales)
  • LivesWollongong, (New South Wales)
  • Height168 cm
  • PlaysLeft-handed
“It’s good to focus on getting one per cent better, rather than being consumed in the long-term results.”

— Ellen Perez, 8 Mar 2024

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On court

  • Won the 2012 Gallipoli Youth Cup
  • Won the doubles and singles events at the 2011 ACT Open, 2012 Griffith University AMT and the 2012 Plexipave Queensland Open
  • Semifinalist at the 2012 Oceania Closed Junior Championships in Fiji and won the doubles event
  • In 2016, won the women’s wildcard playoff for a berth in the US Open main draw
  • Cracked the WTA singles top 200 in October 2018; reached five Pro Tour singles finals that season
  • Won seven ITF doubles titles in 2018, cracking the WTA doubles top 100 in June 2018
  • Qualified at a Grand Slam for the first time at Wimbledon 2021, defeating three higher-ranked opponents to earn main draw spot
  • Represented Australia at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
  • Made Billie Jean King Cup debut at the 2021 Finals in Prague
  • Enjoyed a magnificent year in doubles in 2022, reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinals and US Open semifinals, plus WTA 1000 finals in Canada and Cincinnati, with Nicole Melichar-Martinez
  • Made her top-10 debut in doubles in June 2023
  • Became first Australian in 15 years to contest a doubles final at the WTA Finals in 2023

Off court

  • Says if she wasn’t playing tennis she would be a soccer player
  • Tennis heroes are Rafael Nadal and Justin Henin but her ideal mixed doubles partner would be Bob Bryan.

Year-end singles ranking history

2023 500
2022 363
2021 193
2020 234
2019 241
2018 181
2017 343
2016 629
2015 1199
2014 655
2013 891

Titles/Finals

Titles

2019 Ashland 60K ITF

2016 Brussels 10K ITF

Finals

2018 Canberra ITF, Darwin ITF, Brisbane ITF, Toowoomba ITF, Bendigo ITF

2017 Gatineau ITF

2016 Rebecq ITF

Ellen Perez in the news

Vukic post career-biggest win on European clay
Aleksandar Vukic in action. Picture: Getty Images
20 May, 2024

Australian Aleksandar Vukic is through to the second round in singles at an ATP 250 tournament in France this week.
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Aussie weekly wrap: Rising star Schoolkate among six Australian title winners
Tristan Schoolkate celebrates winning his first ATP Challenger singles title.
6 May, 2024

Tristan Schoolkate won the biggest singles title of his career at an ATP Challenger tournament in China this week.
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Purcell progresses in Madrid
Max Purcell (Getty Images)
26 April, 2024

Playing in the main draw of a clay-court Masters event for the first time, Max Purcell scores an opening-round win over Marcos Giron at the Madrid Open.
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Saville secures second-round spot in Madrid
Daria Saville (Getty Images)
25 April, 2024

Australian Daria Saville saw off qualifier Hailey Baptiste in Madrid to set up a second-round clash with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
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