PLAYER PROFILE

Lizette Cabrera

  • Age20
  • Born19 December 1997
  • Birth PlaceQueensland, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • Height164 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAnthony Richardson
FOLLOW
“I feel mentally tougher and stronger now that I’ve played a lot of WTA events this year and just been playing a lot of matches.”

— Lizette Cabrera, 23 Oct 2018

» Cabrera cruises in Bendigo

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

Australian Open wildcards up for grabs at 2019 Play-off
Arina Rodionova
6 December, 2018

Wildcards are the prize on offer as 32 of the country's top players head to Melbourne for the Australian Open 2019 Play-off.
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Mendez progresses in Canberra
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30 October, 2018

Teenage wildcard Seone Mendez reaches the second round at the Pro Tour event in Canberra, marking the first time she has won a main draw match at an ITF $60,000-level event.
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Biggest movers: Popyrin cracks top 150
Alexei Popyrin in action at the ATP Swiss Indoors in Basel; Getty Images
30 October, 2018

Alexei Popyrin continues his rapid ascent in the rankings after reaching the second round of the ATP Basel event as a qualifier. Priscilla Hon is also nearing the top 150 after…
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Hon heats up in Bendigo
Priscilla Hon; Getty Images
26 October, 2018

After shaking off a minor injury, Priscilla Hon goes from strength to strength in Bendigo, as she moves past Destanee Aaiva to reach the semifinal.
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