Ellen Perez

  • Age28
  • Born10 October 1995
  • Birth Place(New South Wales)
  • LivesWollongong, (New South Wales)
  • Height168 cm
  • PlaysLeft-handed
“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
  • Enjoyed a magnificent year in doubles in 2022, reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinals and US Open semifinals, plus WTA 1000 finals in Canada and Cincinnati, with Nicole Melichar-Martinez
  • Made her top-10 debut in doubles in June 2023
  • Became first Australian in 15 years to contest a doubles final at the WTA Finals in 2023

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

2023 500
2022 363
2021 193
2020 234
2019 241
2018 181
2017 343
2016 629
2015 1199
2014 655
2013 891



2019 Ashland 60K ITF

2016 Brussels 10K ITF


2018 Canberra ITF, Darwin ITF, Brisbane ITF, Toowoomba ITF, Bendigo ITF

2017 Gatineau ITF

2016 Rebecq ITF

Ellen Perez in the news

Storm Hunter honoured for year-end world No.1 milestone
Storm Hunter was celebrated at a ceremony at Melbourne Park's KIA Arena after finishing the 2023 season as doubles world No.1. (Getty Images)
23 November, 2023

Tennis Australia team members gathered on Thursday at KIA Arena to celebrate Storm Hunter, who finished the 2023 season as the doubles world No.1.
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Departing Molik’s upbeat message for Australian tennis
Australian captain Alicia Molik prior to the Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Seville, Spain. (Getty Images)
11 November, 2023

Departing Billie Jean King Cup team captain Alicia Molik gave the job everything she had for a decade, and predicts a new generation will help Australian tennis flourish.
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Australia set for showdown with Kazakhstan at Billie Jean King Cup Finals
Daria Saville at the Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Spain. Picture: Getty Images
9 November, 2023

The Australian team needs to defeat Kazakhstan today to keep their 2023 Billie Jean King Cup hopes alive.
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Australia determined to bounce back at 2023 Billie Jean King Cup Finals
Kimberly Birrell and Storm Hunter at the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Spain. Picture; Getty Images
7 November, 2023

Slovenia stuns 2022 finalists Australia in the opening tie of the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Seville, Spain.
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