PLAYER PROFILE

Ellen Perez

9
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
186
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

Aussie women thriving in Asian doubles events
(L-R) Storm Sanders, Jess Moore, Ellen Perez and Monique Adamczak (Getty Images)
13 September, 2019

Four Australian women -- Ellen Perez, Monque Adamczak, Jess Moore and Storm Sanders -- have advanced to semifinals at various WTA events across Asia this week.
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Aussies in action, and Asia bound
Ajla Tomljanovic (Getty Images)
10 September, 2019

Several of Australia's women are in action this at tournaments in China and Japan as the WTA tour begins its post-US Open Asian swing.
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Aussies in action: US Open Day 7
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 27: Joint Newcombe Medal winners Alex de Minaur and Ashleigh Barty of Australia pose during a 2018 Newcombe Medal Media Opportunity at the National Tennis Centre on November 27, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
1 September, 2019

Ash Barty and Alex de Minaur look to continue their inspiring US Open campaigns when they play Wang Qiang and Grigor Dimitrov on Sunday for a place in the quarterfinals.
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Three Aussies remaining in US Open qualifying
(L-R) Priscilla Hon, Jaimee Fourlis and Lizette Cabrera (Getty Images)
23 August, 2019

Australians Ellen Perez, Zoe Hives and Akira Santillan will miss out on the US Open main draw after being falling in the second round of qualifying on Thursday.
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