PLAYER PROFILE

Lizette Cabrera

7
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
157
WTA
RANKING
  • Age20
  • Born19 December 1997
  • Birth PlaceQueensland, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • Height164 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAnthony Richardson
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“I think a healthy balance is important but I love tennis. I’m always looking at who is playing and I’m watching it all the time on TV or checking live scores.”

— Lizette Cabrera, 1 Nov 2017

» Rising stars: Cabrera coming for top 100

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

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

Top of the class? Aussies’ report card for Q1
Ash Barty in action at Australian Open 2018, where she reached the third round; Getty Images
10 April, 2018

With the first three months of the season complete, we take a look at how the top Aussie players have fared in the first quarter, and what lies ahead for the claycourt season.
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Thompson misses Kyrgios meeting in Houston
Jordan Thompson; Getty Images
10 April, 2018

Jordan Thompson was unable to set up an intriguing showdown with fellow Aussie Nick Kyrgios at the ATP event in Houston, falling to Bjorn Fratangelo on Monday.
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Kyrgios, Thompson on track for Houston showdown
Nick Kyrgios (L) and Jordan Thompson; Getty Images
9 April, 2018

Should Jordan Thompson win his opening match the the ATP claycourt event in Houston, he'll line up against No.4 seed Nick Kyrgios.
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Cabrera cruises in Canberra
Lizette Cabrera (6)
21 March, 2018

Lizette Cabrera wins her opening match on return to Canberra as Jaimee Fourlis upsets Japanese third seed Risa Ozaki.
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