Lizette Cabrera

  • Age20
  • Born19 December 1997
  • Birth PlaceQueensland, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • Height164 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAnthony Richardson
“I think a healthy balance is important but I love tennis. I’m always looking at who is playing and I’m watching it all the time on TV or checking live scores.”

— Lizette Cabrera, 1 Nov 2017

» Rising stars: Cabrera coming for top 100

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

2017 135
2016 256
2015 1062
2014 1243
2012 795



2016 Tweed Heads ITF, Brisbane ITF


2016 Toyota ITF

Lizette Cabrera in the news

Aussie women set for US Open wildcard play-off  
Arina Rodionova; Getty Images
16 August, 2018

Arina Rodionova, Olivia Rogowska, Lizette Cabrera, Priscilla Hon, Jaimee Fourlis, Astra Sharma, Ellen Perez and Abbie Myers will this weekend battle for a wildcard into the US…
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Aussie women out of Wimbledon qualifying
Lizette Cabrera in action during the Wimbledon qualifying event at Roehampton; Getty Images
28 June, 2018

Lizette Cabrera, Arina Rodionova and Priscilla Hon all fought hard yet went down in the second round of the Wimbledon qualifying event at Roehampton on Wednesday.
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Kokkinakis v Bolt for place in Wimbledon draw
Alex Bolt (L) and Thanasi Kokkinakis will play off for a place in the Wimbledon main draw; Getty Images
27 June, 2018

Thanasi Kokkinakis and Alex Bolt will play for a place in the main draw at Wimbledon. They were among eight Australian winners of Day 2 of qualifying.
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Rodionova returns to happy hunting ground
Arina Rodionova; Getty Images
26 June, 2018

Having qualified for the main draw at Wimbledon last year, Arina Rodionova leads a four-strong contingent of Aussie women hoping to do the same in 2018.
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