PLAYER PROFILE

Ellen Perez

10
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
244
WTA
RANKING
  • Age24
  • 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

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

Tennis stars contribute to combating Coronavirus
Roger Federer (Getty Images)
26 March, 2020

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep and Bianca Andreescu will donate funds as tennis stars react to the impact of Coronavirus.
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Woodbridge: players can benefit from time at home
Priscilla Hon is adapting to working out at home  (credit: @priscilla_hon on Instagram)
26 March, 2020

With professional tennis suspended until early June, Todd Woodbridge believes players can take advantage of extra, and extremely rare, time off.
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Social round-up: Aussie players get creative
DEMON: Alex de Minaur in isolation. Picture: Instagram
24 March, 2020

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from the past week to keep fans up to date.
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Sanders into WTA Hua Hin last 16
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 14: Abbie Myers of New South Wales plays a forehand in her Woman's Singles 2019 Australian Open Wildcard Play-Off Semi-Final match against Storm Sanders of Western Australia at Melbourne Park on December 14, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mike Owen/Getty Images for Tennis Australia)
11 February, 2020

Storm Sanders has equalled the best tour-level result of her career with a first-round victory at the WTA event in Hua Hin on Monday.
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