PLAYER PROFILE

Kaylah McPhee

  • Age22
  • 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

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

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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Top Aussie women: Breaking down the barriers
Priscilla Hon and Ajla Tomljanovic practice ahead of the 2019 Fed Cup final in Perth; Getty Images
11 March, 2020

Australia's top players have overcome many challenges in their respective journeys to current heights – providing many lessons to players at every level.
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Aussie women: Success breeding success
Maddison Inglis and Kaylah McPhee at AO2020; Getty Images
8 March, 2020

While Ash Barty thrives at world No.1, the camaraderie among Australia’s top players provides another reason to celebrate on International Women’s Day.
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Rankings watch: Kyrgios returns to top 20
ON THE RISE: Nick Kyrgios is back in the world's top 20 after his Australian Open run. Picture: Getty Images
4 February, 2020

From impressive rises to career-high rankings, many Australian players made giant strides in the latest rankings.
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