Lizette Cabrera

Lizette Faith Cabrera (born 19 December 1997) is an Australian tennis player of Filipino descent. Cabrera has a career-high singles ranking of No. 119, achieved on 3 February 2020.

Lizette Cabrera
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Full nameLizette Faith Cabrera
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceBrisbane, Australia
Born (1997-12-19) 19 December 1997 (age 23)
Townsville, Australia
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachAnthony Richardson
Prize moneyUS$610,608
Singles
Career record162–150 (51.9%)
Career titles5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 119 (3 February 2020)
Current rankingNo. 140 (21 December 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2017, 2018, 2020, 2021)
French OpenQ2 (2018)
WimbledonQ2 (2017, 2018)
US Open1R (2018, 2020)
Doubles
Career record66–82 (44.6%)
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 139 (16 July 2018)
Current rankingNo. 229 (21 December 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2017)
Last updated on: 26 December 2020.

Early lifeEdit

Cabrera was born and raised in Townsville by her parents Ronnie and Maria before moving to Brisbane to train at the National Academy. She has one sister, Izabo and one brother, Carl. Cabrera's parents are both from the Philippines and both work in an abattoir in order to financially support her career.

Professional careerEdit

2016Edit

Cabrera started 2016 with a ranking of 1062. She won her first title on the professional tour in September 2016.[1] Her end of year singles rank was 257.

2017: Maiden WTA Tour winEdit

Cabrera was given a wild card into the Hobart International and won her first WTA Tour match against Misaki Doi in round one.[2] At the Australian Open, Cabrera made her senior Grand Slam main-draw debut thanks to a wild card;[3] however, she lost in the first round to Donna Vekic. In September, Cabrera qualified for and made the quarter finals of the Guangzhou International, defeating world No. 30, Anett Kontaveit, in the second round.[4] Cabrera ended 2017 with a singles rank of 135.

2018Edit

Cabrera lost to Beatriz Haddad Maia in round one of the Hobart International and the Australian Open the following week. In March, she reached the quarterfinal of ACT Clay Court International.[5] In April, Cabrera qualified for the WTA Tour event Claro Open Colsanitas. In May, she reached the second round of qualifying for the French Open[6] and in June, the second round of qualifying for Wimbledon. Cabrera made her US Open main-draw debut after winning a wild card.[7] She lost to Ajla Tomljanović in the first round. Cabrera ended 2018 with a singles rank of 230.

2019Edit

Cabrera lost in qualifying for Brisbane International and Australian Open. She reached the quarterfinal of the Burnie International. In March, Cabrera played in the ITF Circuit across USA, with limited success, before travelling to Europe in May. Cabrera won the doubles title in May in Caserta, Italy with Julia Grabher quarterfinals in the Manchester Trophy, losing to eventual champion Magda Linette.

In July Cabrera won the Challenger Banque Nationale de Granby in Canada; this was her first title in three years and biggest to date. This saw her ranking improve to back inside the world's top 200.[8] At the US Open, Cabrera lost in the final round of qualifying. In September, Cabrera returned to Australia and won the singles and doubles at the Darwin Tennis International. In October Cabrera won the Bendigo Women's International and reached the final of City of Playford Tennis International the following week. These results vaulted Cabrera to a career high ranking of 131, surpassing her previous best of 134 set in October 2017.[9] She finished the year with a singles rank of 131.

2020Edit

Cabrera commenced 2020 with her first WTA quarterfinal since 2017 at the Hobart International but lost to Elena Rybakina.[10] She also lost in the first round at the Australian Open. She reached the quarterfinal at the Burnie International. These results increased Cabrera to a career-high singles ranking of 119, on 3 February 2020.

Performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.

SinglesEdit

Current after the 2020 season.

Tournament 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win%
Australian Open 1R 1R Q2 1R 0 / 3 0–3 0%
French Open Q1 Q2 A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Wimbledon Q2 Q2 A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
US Open Q2 1R Q3 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Win–Loss 0–1 0–2 0–0 0–2 0 / 5 0–5 0%
Career statistics
Tournaments 5 6 0 3 Career total: 14
Overall Win-Loss 4–5 0–6 0–0 2–3 0 / 14 6–14 30%
Year-end ranking 135 230 131 $610,608

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 7 (5 titles, 2 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (4–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2016 ITF Tweed Heads, Australia 25,000 Hard   Destanee Aiava 6–3, 5–7, 6–2
Win 2–0 Oct 2016 ITF Brisbane, Australia 25,000 Hard   Viktória Kužmová 6–2, 6–4
Loss 2–1 Nov 2016 ITF Toyota, Japan 50,000 Carpet (i)   Aryna Sabalenka 2–6, 4–6
Win 3–1 Jul 2019 Granby Challenger, Canada 80,000 Hard   Leylah Annie Fernandez 6–1, 6–4
Win 4–1 Sep 2019 Darwin International, Australia 60,000 Hard   Abbie Myers 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
Win 5–1 Oct 2019 Bendigo International, Australia 60,000 Hard   Maddison Inglis 6–2, 6–3
Loss 5–2 Nov 2019 Playford International, Australia 60,000 Hard   Storm Sanders 3–6, 4–6

Doubles: 8 (3 titles, 5 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2–3)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2014 ITF Toowoomba, Australia 15,000 Hard   Priscilla Hon   Jessica Moore
  Abbie Myers
3–6, 3–6
Loss 0–2 Jun 2016 ITF Tokyo, Japan 25,000 Hard   Miharu Imanishi   Kanae Hisami
  Kotomi Takahata
1–6, 4–6
Win 1–2 Oct 2016 ITF Cairns, Australia 25,000 Hard   Alison Bai   Katarzyna Kawa
  Sandra Zaniewska
7–5, 5–7, [12–10]
Loss 1–3 Nov 2016 Canberra International, Australia 60,000 Hard   Alison Bai   Jessica Moore
  Storm Sanders
3–6, 4–6
Loss 1–4 Apr 2017 Hardee's Pro Classic, United States 60,000 Clay   Kristie Ahn   Emina Bektas
  Sanaz Marand
3–6, 6–1, [2–10]
Loss 1–5 Apr 2019 Innisbrook Open, United States 80,000 Clay   Akgul Amanmuradova   Quinn Gleason
  Ingrid Neel
7–5, 5–7, [8–10]
Win 2–5 May 2019 ITF Caserta, Italy 25,000 Clay   Julia Grabher   Elena Bogdan
  Vivien Juhaszová
6–3, 6–4
Win 3–5 Sep 2019 Darwin International, Australia 60,000 Hard   Destanee Aiava   Alison Bai
  Jaimee Fourlis
6–4, 2–6, [10–3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "HARD WORK PAYS OFF FOR CABRERA IN TWEED HEADS". Tennis Australia. 25 September 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Lizette Cabrera claims maiden WTA tour win in epic three-hour battle against Misaki Doi". The Mercury. 8 January 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Lizette Cabrera has been handed a wildcard into the Australian Open". Courier Mail. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  4. ^ "LANDMARK WIN FOR CABRERA IN GUANGZHOU". Tennis Australia. 20 September 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  5. ^ "CABRERA CRUISES IN CANBERRA". Tennis Australia. 21 March 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  6. ^ "TOMIC AND CABRERA KEEP AUSSIE QUALIFYING HOPES ALIVE". Tennis Australia. 24 May 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Lizette Cabrera grabs the last US Open wild card for New York debut". Tennis World USA. 22 August 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Perez and Cabrera Win ITF Titles". Tennis Australia. 29 July 2019. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Biggest Movers Cabrera at Career High". Tennis Back. 5 November 2019. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  10. ^ "Cabrera's Winning Run Ends in Hobart". Tennis Australia. 16 January 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2020.

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