PLAYER PROFILE

Ellen Perez

9
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
202
WTA
RANKING
  • Age23
  • 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

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

2018 181
2017 343
2016 629
2015 1199
2014 655
2013 891

Titles/Finals

Titles

2016 Brussels 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 on the brink of first ATP final
Thompson is one game from a first ATP final; Photo: © Libema Open
16 June, 2019

Jordan Thompson's semifinal against Richard Gasquet at the Libema Open has been delayed by rain.
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Tomljanovic and Sharma through in Nottingham
Ajla Tomljanovic in action at the WTA event in Nottingham (Getty Images for LTA)
13 June, 2019

Moved indoors at the rain-plagued tournament, Ajla Tomljanovic gets her Nottingham campaign underway with a win.
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Aiava stuns Sabalenka in ‘s-Hertogenbosch
Destanee Aiava (Getty Images)
12 June, 2019

Destanee Aiava notches the biggest win of her career at the Libema Open grasscourt tournament in the Netherlands.
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Aussies set to begin grass season in Surbiton
READY TO GO: Aussie players, clockwise from top left, Ellen Perez, Kimberly Birrell, Lizette Cabrera, American Kristie Ahn and Jaimee Fourlis took part in a grass court camp in Surbiton last week.
3 June, 2019

A strong Australian contingent will contest the Surbiton Trophy this week, which marks the beginning of a six-week grass court swing.
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