Lizette Cabrera

  • Age20
  • Born19 December 1997
  • Birth PlaceQueensland, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • Height164 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAnthony Richardson
“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



2016 Tweed Heads ITF, Brisbane ITF


2016 Toyota ITF

Lizette Cabrera in the news

Aiava gives top seed Halep a scare
Destanee Aiava launches into a serve against the world No.1.
16 January, 2018

Tomljanovic and Cabrera were edged in openers at Melbourne Park on Tuesday.
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Cabrera into Taipei quarterfinals
Lizette Cabrera; Getty Images
17 November, 2017

Another win for Lizette Cabrera at the WTA 125K tournament in Taipei has seen the Queensland teenager reach another quarterfinal in Asia.
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Hon, Cabrera flourishing at WTA Taipei
Lizette Cabrera (L) and Priscilla Hon were WTA quarterfinalists in Guangzhou and Seoul respectively; Getty Images
16 November, 2017

Rising Aussie stars Priscilla Hon and Lizette Cabrera have continued their late-season charge in Asia with wins sending them through to the second round in Taipei.
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Rising stars: Cabrera coming for top 100
Lizette Cabrera in action at the WTA tournament in Hong Kong, where she reached the quarterfinals; Getty Images
1 November, 2017

We caught up with Australian teen Lizette Cabrera, who after a breakthrough 2016 has made an increasing impact on the WTA tour this season.
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