PLAYER PROFILE

Lizette Cabrera

  • Age21
  • Born19 December 1997
  • Birth PlaceQueensland, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • Height164 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAnthony Richardson
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“I definitely feel like a better player, I feel stronger. I just feel like I’m reading the game a bit better. I know I had my breakout at the end of 2017; I look back at it and I think that’s great, but I know I can do better. It’s exciting that I’m healthy and I’ll get another opportunity this year to keep building.”

— Lizette Cabrera, 29 Mar 2019

» Cabrera back on track in season 2019

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

2016 Tweed Heads ITF, Brisbane ITF

Finals

2016 Toyota ITF

Lizette Cabrera in the news

Biggest movers: Thompson cracks top 50
Jordan Thompson in 's-Hertogenbosch (© Libema Open)
18 June, 2019

Jordan Thompson rises 16 places to set a new career-high ranking while there were big improvements for our young Aussie women.
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Aussies set to begin grass season in Surbiton
READY TO GO: Aussie players, clockwise from top left, Ellen Perez, Kimberly Birrell, Lizette Cabrera, American Kristie Ahn and Jaimee Fourlis took part in a grass court camp in Surbiton last week.
3 June, 2019

A strong Australian contingent will contest the Surbiton Trophy this week, which marks the beginning of a six-week grass court swing.
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Biggest movers: Harris approaching top 200
Andrew Harris (photo: Elizabeth Xue Bai)
14 May, 2019

Following a second ATP Challenger final appearance in Busan, South Korea, Andrew Harris has soared towards the world's top 200.
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Cabrera back on track in season 2019
Lizette Cabrera (Getty Images)
29 March, 2019

After a challenging 2018 season, Lizette Cabrera feels her confidence is steadily returning - and she's drawing inspiration from her countrywomen on the world stage.
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