PLAYER PROFILE

Lizette Cabrera

6
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
127
WTA
RANKING
  • Age22
  • Born19 December 1997
  • Birth PlaceQueensland, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • Height164 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAnthony Richardson
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“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

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

Eleven Aussies enter US Open
ONE TO WATCH: Alex de Minaur made the US Open fourth round in 2019. Picture: Getty Images
5 August, 2020

World No.26 Alex de Minaur is among 11 Australians who plan to contest the US Open later this month.
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Barty and top Queenslanders raise the roof in Cairns
Ash Barty helps launch the new roof structure at the Cairns International Tennis Centre.
1 August, 2020

Ash Barty, John Millman, Lizette Cabrera and John-Patrick Smith were delighted to help launch a new roof structure at the Cairns International Tennis Centre.
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Ash Barty and friends celebrate Cairns tennis community
World No.1 Ash Barty (front) with LIzette Cabrera, John Millman and John-Patrick Smith in Cairns.
31 July, 2020

World No.1 Ash Barty is delighted to spend time in the Cairns tennis community with John Millman, Lizette Cabrera and John-Patrick Smith.
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Social round-up: Off-court adventures and superstar teammates
Arina Rodionova and Venus Williams playing World TeamTennis in America. Picture: Instagram
24 July, 2020

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date.
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