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

Barty continues impressive Nottingham form
FOCUSED: Ash Barty serves during her second round win in Nottingham; Getty Images
15 June, 2018

Ash Barty books Nottingham quarterfinal spot, but Sam Stosur's tournament is over.
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Kyrgios ready for singles return
READY: Nick Kyrgios is looking forward to returning to singles action next week; Getty Images
5 June, 2018

Nick Kyrgios reveals he is in a good head space as the grass court season begins.
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Bernard Tomic one win from French Open main draw
CLOSING IN: Bernard Tomic is one win away from qualifying for Roland Garros; Getty Images
25 May, 2018

Bernard Tomic is aiming to earn a Roland Garros spot tonight, while Lizette Cabrera's qualifying quest is over.
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Tomic and Cabrera keep Aussie qualifying hopes alive
Bernard Tomic; Getty Images
24 May, 2018

Bernard Tomic and Lizette Cabrera make progress while six Australians suffer defeats on day three of French Open qualifying.
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