PLAYER PROFILE

Lizette Cabrera

6
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
161
WTA
RANKING
  • Age19
  • Born19 December 1997
  • Birth PlaceQueensland, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • Height164 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAnthony Richardson
“I thought I executed the plan really well; I knew she’d come out and hit a few winners and stuff, but I also knew she was quite loose, so just executed the plan and it worked perfectly.”

— Lizette Cabrera, 29 Jun 2017

» Qualifying: great start for Aussie women

On court

  • realised at age 12 she was good enough to pursue a professional career
  • alongside fellow junior Priscilla Hon, won the Optus 14s Championships in 2011
  • enjoyed a progressive 2012 season, reaching the single final of the Optus 14s Claycourt Championships
  • won her first professional title at the ITF Tweed Heads Pro Tour event in September 2016
  • looks forward to the Australian Open every year because she gets to watch Rafael Nadal – her tennis hero – play
  • favourite shot is her two-handed backhand
  • feels her game most closely resembles Eugenie Bouchard’s
  • the toughest opponent she has ever faced is Bethanie Mattek-Sands
  • dream tennis scenario would be beating Serena Williams on Rod Laver Arena in an Australian Open final
  • professional goals are to win a Grand Slam and reach world No.1

Off court

  • the best advice she’s received is to work hard, always have a good attitude and not to forget that it’s a long journey
  • her perfect day would see her spending time at the beach with her friends and family
  • loves dancing, and would have tried to be a professional dancer if not a tennis player

Year-end ranking history

2015 1062
2014 1243
2012 795

Titles/Finals

Titles

2016 Tweed Heads ITF, Brisbane ITF

Finals

2016 Toyota ITF

Lizette Cabrera in the news

After stunning comeback, Whittington qualifies for Wimbledon
Andrew Whittington; Getty Images
30 June, 2017

Down two sets to love and two match points, Andrew Whittington has produced his biggest comeback of the week at Roehampton to qualify for Wimbledon.
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Qualifying: great start for Aussie women
Destanee Aiava; Getty Images
29 June, 2017

Destanee Aiava, Arina Rodionova and Lizette Cabrera were all winners on Wednesday at Roehampton to take one step closer to the Wimbledon main draw.
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Gavrilova, Tomic in Eastbourne, Wimbledon quallies begins
Daria Gavrilova dismantled Hsieh Su-Wei in the first round of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham; Getty Images
26 June, 2017

Daria Gavrilova and Bernard Tomic head to Eastbourne this week as Matt Ebden features at the new event in Antalya. Meanwhile, nine Aussies will contest Wimbledon qualifying.
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Aussies bow out of French Open qualifying
Sam Groth; Getty Images
24 May, 2017

Marc Polmans is the only Australian remaining in French Open qualifying after a forgettable day for the green-and-gold on Tuesday at Roland Garros.
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