Lizette Cabrera

  • Age21
  • Born19 December 1997
  • Birth PlaceQueensland, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • Height164 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAnthony Richardson
“I thought I was aggressive and didn’t really miss much. I was hitting through the court really well.”

— Lizette Cabrera, 24 Jan 2019

» Cabrera sneaks into Burnie quarters

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



2016 Tweed Heads ITF, Brisbane ITF


2016 Toyota ITF

Lizette Cabrera in the news

Cabrera sneaks into Burnie quarters
24 January, 2019

Queenslander Lizette Cabrera moves into the quarterfinals of the ITF World Tennis Tour event in Burnie after a hard-fought win over Destanee Aiava.
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Wallace, Cabrera score upset wins in AO qualifying
Isabelle Wallace (L) and Lizette Cabrera in action at Australian Open qualifying (Getty Images)
8 January, 2019

Isabelle Wallace and Lizette Cabrera caused a stir on Day 1 of Australian Open qualifying with wins over higher-ranked opponents at Melbourne Park.
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Kokkinakis, Rodionova lead Aussie charge in AO qualifying
Thanasi Kokkinakis (L) and Arina Rodionova are the highest-ranked male and female Australians taking part in Australian Open 2019 qualifying (Getty Images)
7 January, 2019

Ten men and 12 women will represent Australia in the Australian Open 2019 qualifying events, which kick off at Melbourne Park on Tuesday 8 January.
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Brisbane: De Minaur, Hewitt to team up in doubles
Lleyton Hewitt and Alex de Minaur (Photo: Millennium Estoril Open)
27 December, 2018

Alex De Minaur and Lleyton Hewitt have received a wildcard into the doubles draw of the Brisbane International.
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