PLAYER PROFILE

Kaylah McPhee

  • Age24
  • 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

2021 542
2020 256
2019 213
2018 363
2017 717
2016 1092

Titles/Finals

Finals

2019 Mildura 25K ITF, Jinan 60K ITF

Kaylah McPhee in the news

Seven Australian women advance in Wimbledon qualifying
Priscilla Hon was a first-round winner in Wimbledon 2022 qualifying. Picture: Wimbledon
22 June, 2022

Seven Australians, including Priscilla Hon, have made a winning start in the Wimbledon 2022 ladies' qualifying singles competition.
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Eleven Aussie women to contest Wimbledon 2022 qualifying
Astra Sharma and Maddison Inglis lead the Aussie charge in Wimbledon qualifying.
21 June, 2022

Astra Sharma and Maddison Inglis are among 11 Aussie contenders in the Wimbledon 2022 women's qualifying singles competition.
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Social round-up: Aussie players embracing grass-court season
Alex de Minaur at Queen's Club. Picture: Getty Images
16 June, 2022

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date ...
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Celebrating new ranking highs in 2020
NEW HIGHS: Maddison Inglis and James Duckworth both achieved career-high rankings in both singles and doubles in 2020. Pictures: Getty Images
27 December, 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, we take a look at the top-ranked Australian players who set new career-high rankings in the past year.
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