PLAYER PROFILE

Lily Taylor

  • Age16
  • Born 2 September 2006
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland
  • Height175 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed

ON-COURT

  • Started playing aged four at Remar Tennis Academy
  • Father, Gabriel, was her first coach
  • Won 14 and under Australian Clay-court Championships in both singles and doubles in 2021
  • Won two ITF World Junior Tour singles titles and two doubles titles during 2021
  • Loves “that tennis is an individual sport, so you can’t hide behind a team, but you can also stand out by yourself”
  • Favourite shot is a down-the-line backhand
  • Favourite player is Aryna Sabalenka
  • Dream is to win the Australian Open

OFF-COURT

  • Parents are Gabriel and Donna. Names them as her biggest influences because “they have taught me my morals and how to act”
  • Has two younger sisters, Ava and Cleo
  • Nickname is ‘Lils’
  • Favourite foods are pork buns and hot cinnamon donuts
  • Favourite musicians are Eminem and Olivia Rodrigo
  • Favourite film is Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War
  • Enjoys writing in her spare time
  • Female Junior Athlete of the Year finalist at 2021 Australian Tennis Awards

Lily Taylor in the news

Australian juniors qualify for international world finals
GOLD MEDALLISTS: Australia's Junior Billie Jean King Cup team in India. From left, coach Louise Pleming, Emerson Jones, Lily Taylor and Sarah Rokusek.
4 May, 2022

Australian teams have qualified for the Junior Davis Cup, Junior Billie Jean King Cup and World Junior Tennis finals later this year.
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Australian junior national tennis teams begin competition in India
The Australian Junior Billie Jean King Cup team in India.
6 April, 2022

Australia's leading juniors are set to contest Asia-Pacific qualifying tournaments for team events in India this month.
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Aussie trio advances as Australian Open junior events begin
Charlotte Kempenaers-Pocz competes at the Australian Open; Getty Images
22 January, 2022

Hayden Jones, Jeremy Jin and Charlotte Kempenaers-Pocz all claimed first-round wins as junior action began at the Australian Open.
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Aussies embracing home support at Australian Open 2022
Chris O'Connell, Maddison Inglis and Alex de Minaur lead the Aussie charge on day six at AO 2022. Pictures: Getty Images
22 January, 2022

Aussies Chris O'Connell, Maddison Inglis and Alex de Minaur feature in third-round singles action at Australian Open 2022 today.
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