Lizette Cabrera

  • Age23
  • Born19 December 1997
  • Birth PlaceQueensland, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • Height164 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAnthony Richardson
“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

2020 140
2019 131
2018 230
2017 135
2016 256
2015 1062
2014 1243
2012 795



2019 Granby 80K ITF, Darwin 60K ITF, Bendigo 60K ITF

2016 Tweed Heads 25K ITF, Brisbane 25K ITF


2019 Playford 60K ITF

2016 Toyota 50K ITF

Lizette Cabrera in the news

Duckworth continues good form in Stuttgart
James Duckworth. Picture: Tennis Australia
9 June, 2021

Australia's James Duckworth has scored his first top-100 win on grass in six years to qualify at an ATP 250 tournament in Germany.
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Mixed fortunes for Aussies at Nottingham
Thanasi Kokkinakis serves during his first-round match at Nottingham. Picture: Getty Images
8 June, 2021

Arina Rodionova and Lizette Cabrera score their first tour-level wins in more than a year, as Thanasi Kokkinakis falls just short of scoring a top-30 victory.
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Grass-court season begins for Aussie stars
Maddison Inglis. Picture: Tennis Australia
7 June, 2021

The grass-court season begins this week with tour events in the United Kingdom and Germany.
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Storm Sanders keeps Roland Garros qualifying hopes alive
Storm Sanders. Picture: Tennis Australia
26 May, 2021

Australia's Storm Sanders has scored her career-first singles win at Roland Garros to move into the second round of qualifying.
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