Lizette Cabrera

  • Age26
  • Born19 December 1997
  • Birth PlaceQueensland, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • Height164 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
“I'm loving every minute of it. All the ups and downs. I'm so grateful to be doing what I'm doing.” ”

— Lizette Cabrera, 15 Apr 2020

» Getting to know: Lizette Cabrera

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
  • reached Australian Open 2023 mixed doubles quarterfinals with John-Patrick Smith

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

2023 281
2022 296
2021 172
2020 140
2019 131
2018 230
2017 135
2016 256
2015 1062
2014 1243
2012 795

Lizette Cabrera in the news

Aussie weekly wrap: Kokkinakis returns to winners’ circle
Thanasi Kokkinakis clinched his sixth career ATP Challenger singles title this week,
15 April, 2024

Thanasi Kokkinakis soars back into the world's top 100 after clinching an ATP Challenger singles title in America.
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Australian Pro Tour: Emerson Jones among impressive Mildura field
Emerson Jones
10 March, 2024

Australian junior prodigy Emerson Jones continues her transition to the pro ranks when she hits the grass courts this week at the Mildura International.
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Aussie weekly wrap: A record-breaking week in Australian tennis
Rinky Hijikata in action in Shanghai. Picture: Getty Images
8 October, 2023

Rinky Hijikata was one of the most outstanding Aussie performers this week, recording a milestone first top-50 singles win.
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Aiava scoops Australian Pro Tour singles title at Cairns
Finalist Lizette Cabrera and champion Destanee Aiava in Cairns. Picture: Tennis Queensland
8 October, 2023

Australian Destanee Aiava wins her seventh career ITF singles title, and second this season, at the Cairns International.
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