PLAYER PROFILE

Kaylah McPhee

  • Age26
  • 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, and 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 AO 2016 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)
  • Reached 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
  • In April 2023, advanced to first pro singles final in almost four years at ITF 15K event in Telde, Spain.

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

2023 513
2022 590
2021 542
2020 256
2019 213
2018 363
2017 717
2016 1092

Kaylah McPhee in the news

Aussie weekly wrap: Inglis claims biggest singles title of her career
Maddison Inglis celebrates her victory in Tokyo.
29 April, 2024

Maddison Inglis is the first Australian in almost 10 years to win a women's singles title at ITF 100 level.
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Aussie weekly wrap: Australian players making mark on the world stage
Alex de Minaur in action at Barcelona. Picture: Getty Images
22 April, 2024

Alex de Minaur was among the most outstanding Australian performers this week, scoring a historic triumph against former world No.1 Rafael Nadal.
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Aussie weekly wrap: Australians make promising start to clay-court season
Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson defended their ATP 250 doubles title in Houston this week.
8 April, 2024

Aussie pair Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson clinched their third doubles title of the season at an ATP 250 tournament in Houston.
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Aussie weekly wrap: 14 Australians contest finals across historic week
Taylah Preston advanced to the biggest singles final of her career this week. Picture: Tennis Australia
26 February, 2024

The fast-rising Taylah Preston was among 14 Australian players to contest finals in professional tournaments this week.
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