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Lizette Faith Cabrera (born 19 December 1997) is an Australian tennis player of Filipino descent. Cabrera has a career-high singles ranking of No. 134, achieved on 23 October 2017.

Lizette Cabrera
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Full nameLizette Faith Cabrera
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceBrisbane, Australia
Born (1997-12-19) 19 December 1997 (age 21)
Townsville, Australia
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachAnthony Richardson
Prize money$384,125
Singles
Career record130–134
Career titles4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 134 (23 October 2017)
Current rankingNo. 190 (19 August 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2017, 2018)
French OpenQ2 (2018)
WimbledonQ2 (2017, 2018)
US Open1R (2018)
Doubles
Career record60–76
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 139 (16 July 2018)
Current rankingNo. 287 (1 July 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2017)
Last updated on: 5 July 2019.

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 a 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]

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]

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.

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 5 (4–1)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (4–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 25 September 2016 Tweed Heads, Australia Hard   Destanee Aiava 6–3, 5–7, 6–2
Winner 2. 2 October 2016 Brisbane, Australia Hard   Viktória Kužmová 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 20 November 2016 Toyota, Japan Carpet (i)   Aryna Sabalenka 2–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 30 July 2019 Granby, Canada Hard   Leylah Annie Fernandez 6–1, 6–4
Winner 4. 29 September 2019 Darwin, Australia Hard   Abbie Myers 6–4, 4–6, 6–2

Doubles: 8 (3–5)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)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 18 October 2014 Toowoomba, Australia Hard   Priscilla Hon   Jessica Moore
  Abbie Myers
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 12 June 2016 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Miharu Imanishi   Kanae Hisami
  Kotomi Takahata
1–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 16 October 2016 Cairns, Australia Hard   Alison Bai   Katarzyna Kawa
  Sandra Zaniewska
7–5, 5–7, [12–10]
Runner-up 3. 6 November 2016 Canberra, Australia Hard   Alison Bai   Jessica Moore
  Storm Sanders
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 23 April 2017 Dothan, United States Clay   Kristie Ahn   Emina Bektas
  Sanaz Marand
3–6, 6–1, [2–10]
Runner-up 5. 6 April 2019 Palm Harbor, United States Clay   Akgul Amanmuradova   Quinn Gleason
  Ingrid Neel
7–5, 5–7, [8–10]
Winner 2. 25 May 2019 Caserta, Italy Clay   Julia Grabher   Elena Bogdan
  Vivien Juhaszová
6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 27 September 2019 Darwin, Australia Hard   Destanee Aiava   Alison Bai
  Jaimee Fourlis
6–4, 2–6, [10–3]

Grand Slam performance timelineEdit

SinglesEdit

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; (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.
Tournament 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win%
Australian Open 1R 1R Q2 0 / 2 0–2 0%
French Open Q1 Q2 A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Wimbledon Q2 Q2 A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
US Open Q2 1R Q3 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Win–Loss 0–1 0–2 0–0 0 / 3 0–3 0%

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.

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