PLAYER PROFILE

Ellen Perez

  • Age21
  • Born10 October 1995
  • Birth Place(New South Wales)
  • LivesWollongong, (New South Wales)
  • Height168 cm
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • CoachGreg Royle, Jaslyn Hewitt
“Even being able to train with good players here, I learnt a few things and I hope the next time I get the opportunity that I can step up and hang with them a little better.”

— Ellen Perez, 31 Aug 2016

» Perez falls, but gains valuable experience

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

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

2016 629
2015 1199
2014 655
2013 891

 

Titles/Finals

Titles

2016 Brussels ITF

Finals

2017 Gatineau ITF

2016 Rebecq ITF

Ellen Perez in the news

Eight Aussies set for US Open wildcard play-off
Arina Rodionova; Getty Images
15 August, 2017

Eight Australian women will this week in New Haven compete for a US Open main draw wildcard.
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Biggest movers: Perez heads higher
Ellen Perez in action during the Australian Open first round of qualifying.
1 August, 2017

Ellen Perez, the young Aussie star coming through the US college system, jumped 60 places in the latest rankings after turning her attention to the ITF circuit.
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Perez and Rogowska edge towards AO spot
Ellen Perez in action during the Australian Open first round of qualifying.
12 January, 2017

It was the women’s turn to kick-start their quest for a place in the Australian Open main draw and home fans enjoyed a host of patriotic performances at Melbourne Park.
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Bains targeting first Slam main draw
Naiktha Bains in action during the quarterfinals of the Australian Open 2015 Play-off at Melbourne Park; Mae Dumrigue
11 December, 2016

The No.4 seed in this week's AO Play-off draw, Aussie young gun Naiktha Bains is primed for a strong performance after an intense training block.
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