PLAYER PROFILE

Lizette Cabrera

7
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
153
WTA
RANKING
  • Age20
  • Born19 December 1997
  • Birth PlaceQueensland, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • Height164 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAnthony Richardson
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“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

Titles/Finals

Titles

2016 Tweed Heads ITF, Brisbane ITF

Finals

2016 Toyota ITF

Lizette Cabrera in the news

Barty continues impressive Nottingham form
FOCUSED: Ash Barty serves during her second round win in Nottingham; Getty Images
15 June, 2018

Ash Barty books Nottingham quarterfinal spot, but Sam Stosur's tournament is over.
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Kyrgios ready for singles return
READY: Nick Kyrgios is looking forward to returning to singles action next week; Getty Images
5 June, 2018

Nick Kyrgios reveals he is in a good head space as the grass court season begins.
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Bernard Tomic one win from French Open main draw
CLOSING IN: Bernard Tomic is one win away from qualifying for Roland Garros; Getty Images
25 May, 2018

Bernard Tomic is aiming to earn a Roland Garros spot tonight, while Lizette Cabrera's qualifying quest is over.
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Tomic and Cabrera keep Aussie qualifying hopes alive
Bernard Tomic; Getty Images
24 May, 2018

Bernard Tomic and Lizette Cabrera make progress while six Australians suffer defeats on day three of French Open qualifying.
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