PLAYER PROFILE

Lizette Cabrera

5
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
141
WTA
RANKING
  • Age19
  • Born19 December 1997
  • Birth PlaceQueensland, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • Height164 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAnthony Richardson
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“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
  • 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

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: Cabrera, Hon rise after Hong Kong wins
Lizette Cabrera (L) and Priscilla Hon were WTA quarterfinalists in Guangzhou and Seoul respectively; Getty Images
17 October, 2017

After more success on the WTA tour, Lizette Cabrera and Priscilla Hon continued their rise up the rankings thanks to impressive showings last week in Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong: Gavrilova holds off Cabrera to reach semis
Daria Gavrilova in action during her quarterfinal victory over Lizette Cabrera in Hong Kong; Getty Images
14 October, 2017

In a thrilling all-Aussie quarterfinal, Daria Gavrilova held off Lizette Cabrera to reach the last four in Hong Kong. Sam Stosur fell to Wang Qiang.
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Cabrera makes it three Aussies in Hong Kong quarters
Lizette Cabrera; Getty Images
13 October, 2017

In an all Aussie quarterfinal, Lizette Cabrera will battle Daria Gavrilova for a place in the last four at the WTA tournament in Hong Kong.
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Stosur, Gavrilova into Hong Kong quarters
Sam Stosur; Getty Images
12 October, 2017

Aussie duo Sam Stosur and Daria Gavrilova each scored impressive victories on Wednesday to seal their places in the last eight at the WTA Hong Kong event.
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