PLAYER PROFILE

Lizette Cabrera

6
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
127
WTA
RANKING
  • Age22
  • Born19 December 1997
  • Birth PlaceQueensland, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • Height164 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAnthony Richardson
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“But I'm still happy with the way I competed and fought even though it wasn't my best tennis.”

— Lizette Cabrera, 20 Jan 2020

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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
  • 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
  • had a break out year in 2016, improving her world ranking by 806 places and collecting two pro titles
  • made WTA debut in 2017 in Brisbane
  • made Grand Slam debut in 2017 at the Australian Open
  • Advanced to her first tour-level quarterfinal in Guangzhou, China at age 19

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

2018 230
2017 135
2016 256
2015 1062
2014 1243
2012 795

Titles/Finals

Titles

2019 Granby 80K ITF, Darwin 60K ITF, Bendigo 60K ITF

2016 Tweed Heads 25K ITF, Brisbane 25K ITF

Finals

2019 Playford 60K ITF

2016 Toyota 50K ITF

Lizette Cabrera in the news

Social round-up: Aussie players keeping busy
CANCELLED: A sign at Indian Wells, where Australia's top-ranked players were meant to be competing this week. Picture: Getty Images
18 March, 2020

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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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Wildcard Popovic ousts top seed in Burnie
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 14: Ivana Popovic of Australia plays a backhand in her match against Ana Bogdan of Romania during 2020 Australian Open Qualifying at Melbourne Park on January 14, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)
29 January, 2020

Teenager Ivana Popovic claims the biggest scalp of her fledgling career, bundling out Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo in Burnie.
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Ash Barty: Fun and team spirit are No.1
Ash Barty at Australian Open 2020; Getty Images
23 January, 2020

As Ash Barty continues her Australian Open 2020 campaign, the world No.1 is building on a culture of fun, respect and mutual support among women in the sport.
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