PLAYER PROFILE

Ellen Perez

8
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
198
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
  • Made Billie Jean King Cup debut at the 2021 Finals in Prague

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

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

Doubles draws revealed for Australian Open 2022
Australia's top-ranked doubles players John Peers and Sam Stosur.
16 January, 2022

The men's and women's doubles draws, featuring 40 Australian players, have been revealed for Australian Open 2022.
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Birrell creates history with Australian Open qualifying victory
Kimberly Birrell. Picture: Tennis Australia
10 January, 2022

Australian wildcard Kimberly Birrell has scored a first-round win in the Australian Open 2022 women's qualifying singles competition.
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Australian Open 2022: 14 Aussie women set for qualifying
Lizette Cabrera and Ellen Perez. Pictures: Tennis Australia
10 January, 2022

A strong contingent of Aussie hopes feature in the Australian Open 2022 women's singles qualifying draw.
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Australian Open 2022: Qualifying singles draws revealed
Matt Ebden and Arina Rodionova feature in Australian Open 2022 qualifying. Pictures: Tennis Australia
9 January, 2022

There are 28 Australian players set to compete in the Australian Open 2022 singles qualifying competition.
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