PLAYER PROFILE

Lizette Cabrera

  • Age21
  • Born19 December 1997
  • Birth PlaceQueensland, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • Height164 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAnthony Richardson
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“I definitely feel like a better player, I feel stronger. I just feel like I’m reading the game a bit better. I know I had my breakout at the end of 2017; I look back at it and I think that’s great, but I know I can do better. It’s exciting that I’m healthy and I’ll get another opportunity this year to keep building.”

— Lizette Cabrera, 29 Mar 2019

» Cabrera back on track in season 2019

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

2016 Tweed Heads ITF, Brisbane ITF

Finals

2016 Toyota ITF

Lizette Cabrera in the news

Cabrera back on track in season 2019
Lizette Cabrera (Getty Images)
29 March, 2019

After a challenging 2018 season, Lizette Cabrera feels her confidence is steadily returning - and she's drawing inspiration from her countrywomen on the world stage.
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Inglis untroubled in Mildura
InglisMildura19
8 March, 2019

Maddison Inglis makes short work of Lizette Cabrera to reach the final four in Mildura, equalling her best performance at a $25,000 ITF World Tennis Tour event.
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Sara Tomic’s approach pays off in Mildura
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5 March, 2019

Sara Tomic claims a main draw berth at the $25,000 ITF World Tennis Tour event in Mildura with two qualifying wins.
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Aussie women’s tennis strongest in 20 years, says Pratt
The Australian Fed Cup team celebrates its victory over the US in Asheville, North Carolina in February 2019 (Getty Images)
21 February, 2019

With a new-look team and more players vying for selection, Australia coach Nicole Pratt is filled with optimism ahead of April’s Fed Cup semifinal against Belarus.
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