PLAYER PROFILE

Lizette Cabrera

7
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
194
WTA
RANKING
  • Age24
  • Born19 December 1997
  • Birth PlaceQueensland, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • Height164 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAnthony Richardson
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“I'm loving every minute of it. All the ups and downs. I'm so grateful to be doing what I'm doing.” ”

— Lizette Cabrera, 15 Apr 2020

» Getting to know: Lizette Cabrera

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

2021 172
2020 140
2019 131
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

Barty set for next challenge at Australian Open 2022
Ash Barty at AO 2022. Picture: Tennis Australia
10 hours ago

There have been plenty of reasons to smile so far for world No.1 Ash Barty, who is one of 19 Australians competing on day five, at Australian Open 2022.
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Local hopes starring in Australian Open 2022 women’s doubles competition
Aussie wildcards Lizette Cabrera and Priscilla Hon celebrate their first-round win at AO 2022. Picture: Getty Images
23 hours ago

Eight Australians, including Lizette Cabrera and Priscilla Hon, have progressed to the second round in the Australian Open 2022 women's doubles competition.
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Aussies embracing opportunities on day four at AO 2022
Sam Stosur and Nick Kyrgios lead the Aussie charge on day four at AO 2022. Pictures: Getty Images
20 January, 2022

Sam Stosur and Nick Kyrgios are among 22 Australian players scheduled to compete on day four at Australian Open 2022.
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Aussies progress in Australian Open 2022 women’s doubles action
Sam Stosur at AO 2022. Picture: Getty Images
19 January, 2022

Sam Stosur was among five Australian players to record an Australian Open 2022 women's doubles first-round win today.
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