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Coached by David Taylor ... Fitness trainer is Gabriel Echevarria ... Physio is Melanie Omizzolo ... Mother is Milica Perez (Academic Advisor/Counsellor) … Father is John Perez (electrician) … Brother is Matthew Perez (civil engineer) … Started playing tennis after her parents gave her a totem tennis pole for Christmas ... Describes herself as an aggressive baseliner ... Strength is her serve … Favorite surface is hard … Favorite tournament is Australian Open … Goals are to compete at the Olympics, represent Australia in the Fed Cup, break the Top 100 and inspire others to play tennis … Idol growing up was Justine Henin … Self-confessed Jokester … Pet dog, Mya, is a Samoyed. … Hobbies include cooking and catching up with friends … Attended University of Georgia from 2014-17, playing college tennis for the Bulldogs while majoring in sports management.
Winner (1): 2019 - Strasbourg (w/Gavrilova).
Finalist (2): 2020 - Hua Hin (w/Haas); 2019 - Nottingham (w/Ar.Rodionova).
Career in Review
2019 - Three 1r exits, incl. Australian Open; fell in qualifying six times, including Wimbledon and US Open; reached 2r at WTA 125K Series event at New Haven and fell 1r at 125K event in Houston; won first WTA doubles title, at Strasbourg (w/Gavrilova) and reached another final at Nottingham (w/Ar.Rodionova) for first Top 50 doubles season; won one ITF Circuit singles title.
2018 - Advanced to 2r at Sydney (as WC, d. Mladenovic in 1r via ret. for first main draw win at tour level, l. Barty); fell in qualifying five times, incl. Australian Open; reached four singles finals on ITF Circuit.
2017 - Fell in qualifying at Sydney and Australian Open; continued to play mostly on ITF Circuit, reaching one final.
2016 - Made Grand Slam doubles debut at Australian Open (w/Woolcock, l. 1r); made Grand Slam and WTA singles debut at US Open (as WC, l. Zhang in 1r); won first ITF Circuit singles title and reached another final, both in Belgium.
2015 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2014 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2013 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2012 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Australia.