PLAYER PROFILE

Lizette Cabrera

7
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
130
WTA
RANKING
  • Age22
  • Born19 December 1997
  • Birth PlaceQueensland, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • Height164 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAnthony Richardson
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“But I'm still happy with the way I competed and fought even though it wasn't my best tennis.”

— Lizette Cabrera, 20 Jan 2020

» Tough start for Aussies on Australian Open Day 1

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

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

Tough start for Aussies on Australian Open Day 1
Sam Stosur (L) congratulates Caty McNally after the American won their first-round match at Australian Open 2020. (Getty Images)
20 January, 2020

Former world No.4 Sam Stosur and wildcards Lizette Cabrera, Andrew Harris and John-Patrick Smith bow out in the first round of Australian Open 2020.
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Aussies set for Australian Open 2020
John Millman in action at the ATP event in Auckland. (Getty Images)
19 January, 2020

On the eve of the Australian Open, several of Australia's main-draw hopes spoke to the media as they prepare for their 2020 campaigns at Melbourne Park.
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Cabrera’s winning run in Hobart ends
FOCUSED: Lizette Cabrera in action during her Hobart International quarterfinal. Picture: Getty Images
16 January, 2020

Lizette Cabrera pushes world No.30 Elena Rybakina to three sets in Hobart International quarterfinals.
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Cabrera scores second Hobart upset
Lizette Cabrera celebrates her Hobart International second-round victory over Kristyna Pliskova. (Getty Images)
15 January, 2020

Lizette Cabrera advances to her first WTA quarterfinal since 2017 with a three-set victory over Kristyna Pliskova.
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