Lizette Cabrera

  • Age19
  • Born19 December 1997
  • Birth PlaceQueensland, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • Height164 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAnthony Richardson
“I thought I executed the plan really well; I knew she’d come out and hit a few winners and stuff, but I also knew she was quite loose, so just executed the plan and it worked perfectly.”

— Lizette Cabrera, 29 Jun 2017

» Qualifying: great start for Aussie women

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

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

2016 256
2015 1062
2014 1243
2012 795



2016 Tweed Heads ITF, Brisbane ITF


2016 Toyota ITF

Lizette Cabrera in the news

Prosperous times for Australian women’s tennis
(L-R) Sam Stosur, Daria Gavrilova, Casey Dellacqua and Ash Barty are all flourishing in a fantastic season for Australian women's tennis; Getty Images
8 hours ago

With three top-50 ranked women for the first time in 28 years and a squad of talented teenagers emerging, the Australian female tennis landscape is looking increasingly rosy.
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Cabrera’s run ends in Guangzhou
Lizette Cabrera; Getty Images
16 hours ago

In her first WTA quarterfinal, Lizette Cabrera battled hard but found experienced Russian Evgeniya Rodina too strong in Guangzhou, China.
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Hon beats Rus to reach Korea Open quarters
Priscilla Hon in action during her victory over Maddison Inglis in the finals of the 18/u Australian Championships at Melbourne Park; Elizabeth Xue Bai
21 September, 2017

Queensland teenager Priscilla Hon has continued her breakthrough week at the Korea Open, defeated Arantxa Rus to reach her first WTA quarterfinal.
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Landmark win for Cabrera in Guangzhou
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 18:  Lizette Cabrera of Australia plays a forehand in her first round junior girls' match against Freya Christie of Great Britain during the 2014 Australian Open Junior Championships at Melbourne Park on January 18, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
20 September, 2017

With her stunning defeat of No.3 seed Anett Kontaveit on Wednesday in Guangzhou, Australian teen Lizette Cabrera moves through to her first WTA quarterfinal.
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