PLAYER PROFILE

Kaylah McPhee

  • Age21
  • Born 4 February 1998
  • Birth PlaceBrisbane, (Queensland)
  • LivesBrisbane, (Queensland)
  • Height167 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachChris Mahony
“Now I expect myself to do better. I have more confidence. I kind of feel like it’s possible for me to beat most of the players in the draw. I don’t settle with ‘oh well, she’s a good player, it’s OK that I lost’”

— Kaylah McPhee, 20 May 2019

» Confident McPhee a growing force on tour

On court

  • Won the 2011 Wynnum Open
  • Won the 2012 Lismore Open Championships
  • Winner of the 14s events at the 2012 Rod Laver Lead-in Championships and the 2012 Rod Laver QLD Junior Championships
  • Stunned top seed Olivia Rogowska in the first round of the AO2016 Play-off at Melbourne Park in December 2015
  • Improved her WTA ranking more than 700 places across two years; ended 2016 at No.1092, 2017 at No.717 and 2018 at No.363
  • Won her first professional doubles titles in 2018 at Australian Pro Tour events in Canberra (w/Fetecau) and Brisbane (w/Inglis)
  • Progressed to her first professional singles final at the Mildura International Pro Tour event in March 2019
  • Reached semifinals of WTA 125K event in Anning, China in April 2019, a result helping her crack the top 250
  • Played Grand Slam qualifying events for the first time in 2019, winning her first-round matches at Australian Open and Wimbledon

Off court

  • Tennis heroes are Kim Clijsters, Ana Ivanovic and Roger Federer
  • If not playing tennis, would be a soccer player

Year-end singles ranking history

2018 363
2017 717
2016 1092

Titles/Finals

Finals

2019 Mildura 25K ITF, Jinan 60K ITF

Kaylah McPhee in the news

Biggest movers: Hives cracks world’s top 150
Zoe Hives in action during her first-round victory over Johanna Larsson at the Hobart International (Getty Images)
17 September, 2019

Zoe Hives' breakout 2019 continues, with the Victorian rising to a career-high ranking of world No.150 in the latest WTA rankings.
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Aussies in action: Hon qualifies in Seoul
PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 28: Priscilla Hon of Australia during her ladies singles first round match against Timea Babos of Hungary during Day three of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros on May 28, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
16 September, 2019

Priscilla Hon joins Ajla Tomljanovic in the main draw in Seoul, while Sam Stosur has been awarded a wildcard into the WTA event in Guangzhou.
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Biggest movers: McPhee nears top 200, Barty back to No.1
Kaylah McPhee in action during her first-round victory in qualifying at the Australian Open (Getty Images)
11 September, 2019

Kaylah McPhee continues her stunning rise in the rankings, one of several Aussies making big improvements this week. Ash Barty reclaims her spot at the top of the WTA list.
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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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