PLAYER PROFILE

Ellen Perez

10
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
222
WTA
RANKING
  • Age25
  • Born10 October 1995
  • Birth Place(New South Wales)
  • LivesWollongong, (New South Wales)
  • Height168 cm
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • CoachColin Ebelthite
“I've definitely seen what it takes to do well ... I think I know what it takes now and I'm ready to put that into action.”

— Ellen Perez, 7 Mar 2019

» Perez setting a high bar in 2019

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

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

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

Thompson finishes runner-up in Atlanta doubles
Jordan Thompson in action in Atlanta. Picture: Getty Images
2 August, 2021

Jordan Thompson is a doubles finalist in Atlanta, while Jason Kubler continues to build momentum as he claims his first ATP Challenger singles title in two years.
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Olympic Games: Perez and Stosur’s winning run ends in Tokyo
Ellen Perez and Sam Stosur in Tokyo. Picture: Getty Images
28 July, 2021

Australian duo Ellen Perez and Sam Stosur have lost in the quarterfinals of the women's doubles competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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Tokyo Olympics: Barty and Peers advance to mixed doubles quarterfinals
Ash Barty and John Peers at the Tokyo Olympics; picture by Kopatsch Sato Sidorjak
28 July, 2021

Ash Barty and John Peers combine superbly to reached the mixed doubles quarterfinals at the Tokyo OIympics.
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Sanders and Barty beaten in doubles quarterfinals at Olympic Games
Storm Sanders and Ash Barty at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Picture: Getty Images
28 July, 2021

Top-seeded Czechs Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova have won a three-set quarterfinal against Australians Storm Sanders and Ash Barty in Tokyo.
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