PLAYER PROFILE

Lizette Cabrera

  • Age20
  • Born19 December 1997
  • Birth PlaceQueensland, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • Height164 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAnthony Richardson
FOLLOW
“When Ajla was practising in Brisbane a couple of years ago, we practised a bit here and there but I haven't seen her so much recently.”

— Lizette Cabrera, 28 Aug 2018

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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

2017 135
2016 256
2015 1062
2014 1243
2012 795

Titles/Finals

Titles

2016 Tweed Heads ITF, Brisbane ITF

Finals

2016 Toyota ITF

Lizette Cabrera in the news

Wuhan: Barty, Gavrilova, Stosur in main draw
Ash Barty; Getty Images
22 September, 2018

Wildcard Sam Stosur joins 16th seed Ash Barty and world No.33 Daria Gavrilova in the main draw at the Wuhan Open, one of the biggest stops on the WTA Tour.
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Tomljanovic continues winning ways in Seoul
Ajla Tomljanovic; Getty Images
21 September, 2018

Ajla Tomljanovic is through to the semifinals of the Korea Open after a nail-biting victory over Mandy Minella on Friday.
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Barty beats Vandeweghe, advances in Tokyo
Ash Barty in Tokyo
18 September, 2018

Ash Barty beat doubles partner CoCo Vandeweghe in a tightly-contested first-round match at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, while Ajla Tomljanovic and Priscilla Hon won in…
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Tomic, Cabrera qualify for tour events
Bernard Tomic and Lizette Cabrera
18 September, 2018

Bernard Tomic and Lizette Cabrera have both won two matches to reach the main draws of events in Metz and Guangzhou respectively.
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