PLAYER PROFILE

Lizette Cabrera

6
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
127
WTA
RANKING
  • Age21
  • Born19 December 1997
  • Birth PlaceQueensland, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • Height164 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAnthony Richardson
FOLLOW
“Right now, it feels really good. I’ve been doing a lot with my coaches and my team back home and working really hard, so I’ve just got to keep doing that and hopefully good things keep coming.”

— Lizette Cabrera, 27 Oct 2019

» Cabrera crowned 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

2019 Granby 80K ITF, Darwin 60K ITF, Bendigo 60K ITF

2016 Tweed Heads 25K ITF, Brisbane 25K ITF

Finals

2019 Playford 60K ITF

2016 Toyota 50K ITF

Lizette Cabrera in the news

Biggest movers: Australian women soar in 2019 rankings
(L-R) Kaylah McPhee, Lizette Cabrera, Astra Sharma and Maddison Inglis all recorded career-high rankings in 2019. (Getty Images)
14 November, 2019

In a banner season for Australian women's tennis, 14 of our players enjoyed significant rankings rises to end 2019 in a far higher position than one year earlier.
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Biggest movers: Cabrera at career high, Sanders back
Lizette Cabrera (Getty Images)
5 November, 2019

Lizette Cabrera sets a new career-high ranking as Storm Sanders returns to the top 500 following her stunning return to singles.
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Sanders completes comeback with title
SandersPlayford7
3 November, 2019

After a two-year singles hiatus, Storm Sanders is rewarded with the Playford title in just her second tournament back.
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Duckworth into Playford final
DuckworthPlayford19
2 November, 2019

In a reversal of fortune, James Duckworth enters the ATP Challenger final in Playford courtesy of a retirement.
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