PLAYER PROFILE

Lizette Cabrera

10
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
177
WTA
RANKING
  • Age21
  • Born19 December 1997
  • Birth PlaceQueensland, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • Height164 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAnthony Richardson
FOLLOW
“I definitely feel like a better player, I feel stronger. I just feel like I’m reading the game a bit better. I know I had my breakout at the end of 2017; I look back at it and I think that’s great, but I know I can do better. It’s exciting that I’m healthy and I’ll get another opportunity this year to keep building.”

— Lizette Cabrera, 29 Mar 2019

» Cabrera back on track in season 2019

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

2016 Tweed Heads 25K ITF, Brisbane 25K ITF

Finals

2016 Toyota 50K ITF

Lizette Cabrera in the news

Aussies in action: Hon qualifies in Seoul
PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 28: Priscilla Hon of Australia during her ladies singles first round match against Timea Babos of Hungary during Day three of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros on May 28, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
16 September, 2019

Priscilla Hon joins Ajla Tomljanovic in the main draw in Seoul, while Sam Stosur has been awarded a wildcard into the WTA event in Guangzhou.
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Biggest movers: McPhee nears top 200, Barty back to No.1
Kaylah McPhee in action during her first-round victory in qualifying at the Australian Open (Getty Images)
11 September, 2019

Kaylah McPhee continues her stunning rise in the rankings, one of several Aussies making big improvements this week. Ash Barty reclaims her spot at the top of the WTA list.
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Aussies in action, and Asia bound
Ajla Tomljanovic (Getty Images)
10 September, 2019

Several of Australia's women are in action this at tournaments in China and Japan as the WTA tour begins its post-US Open Asian swing.
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Aussie hopefuls fall at final hurdle of US Open qualifying
Lizette Cabrera (L) and Jaimee Fourlis compete in the final round of US Open qualifying (Getty Images)
24 August, 2019

Priscilla Hon, Lizette Cabrera and Jaimee Fourlis went down in the final round of US Open qualifying on Friday, while John Millman bowed out of Winston-Salem.
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