PLAYER PROFILE

Ellen Perez

8
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
201
WTA
RANKING
  • Age26
  • 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

Ranking movers: Sharma, Peers lead rising Aussies
Astra Sharma and John Peers are among the biggest ranking movers this week. Pictures: Getty Images
4 hours ago

Astra Sharma returns to the world's top 100 in women's singles rankings this week, while John Peers re-enters the top 20 in men's doubles.
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Social round-up: Celebrating good news in Australian tennis
Ajla Tomljanovic enjoyed a career-best run at Indian Wells. Picture: Getty Images
14 October, 2021

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date ...
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Social round-up: Playing in paradise
Australia's Priscilla Hon at Indian Wells. Picture: Instagram
7 October, 2021

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date ...
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Tomljanovic to lead Australia at Billie Jean King Cup Finals
Ajla Tomljanovic. Picture: Getty Images
5 October, 2021

Ajla Tomljanovic will lead the Australian team at next month's Billie Jean King Cup Finals, named alongside Astra Sharma and Storm Sanders, as well as debutants Ellen Perez…
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