PLAYER PROFILE

Lizette Cabrera

5
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
174
WTA
RANKING
  • Age19
  • Born19 December 1997
  • Birth PlaceQueensland, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • Height164 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAnthony Richardson
“This year is a whole new year – I’m playing tougher tournaments, tougher girls. Every match has been really close but just haven’t been able to get over the line yet. I was really happy with the way I played today.”

— Lizette Cabrera, 19 May 2017

» Fourlis, Cabrera open play-off with wins

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
  • enjoyed a progressive 2012 season, reaching the single final of the Optus 14s Claycourt Championships
  • won her first professional title at the ITF Tweed Heads Pro Tour event in September 2016
  • 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

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

2015 1062
2014 1243
2012 795

Titles/Finals

Titles

2016 Tweed Heads ITF, Brisbane ITF

Finals

2016 Toyota ITF

Lizette Cabrera in the news

Aussies bow out of French Open qualifying
Sam Groth; Getty Images
24 May, 2017

Marc Polmans is the only Australian remaining in French Open qualifying after a forgettable day for the green-and-gold on Tuesday at Roland Garros.
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Wallace v Fourlis in wildcard final
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 01:  Isabelle Wallace plays a backhand in her girls's singles match against Varvara Flink of Russia on day eight of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 1, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
21 May, 2017

Isabelle Wallace and Jaimee Fourlis will battle for a French Open main draw wildcard after comfortably coming through their semifinal matches on Saturday at Roland Garros.
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Fourlis, Cabrera open play-off with wins
Jaimee Fourlis in action during the Australian Open 2017 Play-off final at Melbourne Park; Elizabeth Xue Bai
19 May, 2017

Jaimee Fourlis and Lizette Cabrera advanced to the final four of the French Open Women's Wildcard Play-off with victories on Friday at Roland Garros.
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Cabrera into Mornington #1 semis
Wildcard Lizette Cabrera dismissed fifth seed Misaki Doi in Hobart
24 March, 2017

Lizette Cabrera joins Destanee Aiava in the semifinal of the first $25,000 ITF event in Mornington after a fighting win over French teenager Tessah Andrianjafitrimo.
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