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

Aiava holds nerve to reach final qualifying round
Destanee Aiava in action during Australian Open 2020 qualifying. (Getty Images)
16 January, 2020

Destanee Aiava seals her place in the final round of Australian Open qualifying after Storm Sanders begins the day with a thumping first-round win.
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Maddison Inglis set to take the next step in 2020
Maddison Inglis in action during the Australian Open 2020 Play-off. (Getty Images)
14 January, 2020

Having risen to within striking distance of the top 100 in 2019, 22-year-old Maddison Inglis is looking to continue her rise -- beginning with Australian Open qualifying.
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Biggest movers: Australian women soar in 2019 rankings
(L-R) Kaylah McPhee, Lizette Cabrera, Astra Sharma and Maddison Inglis all recorded career-high rankings in 2019. (Getty Images)
14 November, 2019

In a banner season for Australian women's tennis, 14 of our players enjoyed significant rankings rises to end 2019 in a far higher position than one year earlier.
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Momentum builds for Sanders
SandersPlayford2
30 October, 2019

Storm Sanders continues her singles comeback with an impressive second-round victory over fourth seed in Playford.  
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