|Born||10 October 1995|
Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|College||University of Georgia (2014-2017)|
|Prize money||US$ 750,515|
|Career record||148-122 (54.8%)|
|Career titles||2 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 162 (12 August 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 196 (3 January 2022)|
|Grand Slam singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2019)|
|French Open||Q3 (2021)|
|US Open||1R (2016)|
|Career record||192-100 (65.8%)|
|Career titles||4 WTA|
|Highest ranking||No. 40 (31 August 2020)|
|Current ranking||No. 42 (3 January 2022)|
|Grand Slam doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2018, 2022)|
|French Open||2R (2021)|
|US Open||3R (2019)|
|Grand Slam mixed doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2021, 2022)|
|US Open||QF (2021)|
|Last updated on: 5 January 2022.|
Ellen Perez (born 10 October 1995) is a tennis player from Australia.
She has won four doubles titles on the WTA Tour, one doubles title on the WTA Challenger Tour, as well as two singles and 16 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. Her career-high rankings in singles and doubles are 162 and 40, respectively, achieved in August 2019 and August 2020.
Perez made her Grand Slam main-draw debut at the 2016 Australian Open in doubles with Belinda Woolcock; they lost in the first round to Jessica Moore and Storm Sanders. She made her first singles Grand Slam appearance at the 2016 US Open after winning the Australian Wildcard Playoff. She attended the University of Georgia in the U.S. from 2014 to 2017.
Ellen is the daughter of John and Mili?a Perez and sister to Matt Perez. Ellen is of Spanish descent on her Father's side and of Macedonian descent on her Mother's side. She picked up a tennis racket at the age of three after receiving a totem tennis pole as a Christmas gift, and she started regular coaching at the age of seven. In 2012, she won the Gallipoli Youth Cup held in Ipswich, Queensland.
Perez made her ITF Circuit debut in March 2012 in Bundaberg, losing in three sets to Jennifer Elie. In September 2013, she recorded her first main-draw singles win in Toowoomba after qualifying. Perez reached the quarterfinals losing to Azra Hadzic. In December 2013, she won her first ITF doubles title in Hong Kong with Abbie Myers.
In 2014, Perez reached the quarterfinal of the Burnie International and Melbourne, and then competed on the ITF Circuit in Europe until June when she started attending college in the United States. Perez ended 2014 with a singles rank of 655 and a doubles rank of 517.
In June 2015, Perez returned to play at Bethany Beach where she qualified and reached the singles quarterfinals and the doubles final. The following week in Charlotte, she reached the doubles final. She played across U.S. ITF events for the remainder of 2015.
Perez started her 2016 season in June in U.S. without qualifying for the main draw. In July, she qualified for and won her first singles ITF title in Brussels without dropping a set. She reached a semifinal and final at two subsequent events. Perez won four doubles titles in five weeks across June and July 2016.
In August, Perez won the Australian Wildcard Playoff to make her Grand Slam singles debut at the US Open. She lost to Zhang Shuai in straight sets. Perez said of the experience "It definitely didn't go as planned, or as hoped, but it was great to be able to have my Grand Slam debut and get out on court in front of all the fans and what-not. It was nice." She ended 2016 with a singles rank of 632 and doubles rank of 414.
Perez began the season with a wildcard into the Sydney International qualifying where she defeated Kateryna Kozlova, ranked 101 in the world. She lost to Naomi Broady in the second round. At the Australian Open qualifying, Perez defeated Tadeja Majeri?, then lost to Ana Bogdan.
She returned to play in June where she reached three consecutive doubles finals, winning one. Doubles success continued throughout the rest of the year. In July, Perez qualified for and reached the singles final of Gatineau. This increased her singles ranking to a career high of 363. Perez returned to Australia and reached the semi final of Toowoomba and quarter final of Cairns.
Perez began the 2018 season after being given wildcard into the Sydney International where she upset world No. 11, Kristina Mladenovic, in the first round. Her first win on the WTA Tour came when Mladenovic retired with the score 4-6, 2-4. Perez lost in round two to Ashleigh Barty.
At the Australian Open, Perez lost in the first round of qualifying to Valentini Grammatikopoulou. Perez made the second round at Burnie, Launceston and Perth, and then reached the final of the ACT Clay Court International in April, losing to Jaimee Fourlis. Perez traveled to Europe and North America's ITF Circuit with limited success. In September, she attempted to qualify for two WTA tournaments in Asia before returning to Australia in October where she reached four consecutive ITF finals.
Perez commenced 2021 retiring in the first round of the Grampians Trophy. She made the second round of qualifying in both Australian Open and Adelaide International. In March, she won the Abierto Zapopan in doubles with Astra Sharma, it was her second WTA title.
In July, Perez partnered Samantha Stosur in ladies' doubles at the 2020 Olympic Games, where they reached the quarterfinal. In the same month, Perez reached the final of the ITF event in Lisbon, Portugal. In October, she reached another ITF final in Portugal. Perez ended 2021 with a singles rank of 196 and a doubles rank of 42.
|Win||1-0||May 2019||Internationaux de Strasbourg, France||International[a]||Clay||Daria Gavrilova|| Duan Yingying
|Loss||1-1||Jun 2019||Nottingham Open, United Kingdom||International||Grass||Arina Rodionova|| Desirae Krawczyk
|Loss||1-2||Feb 2020||Hua Hin Championships, Thailand||International||Hard||Barbara Haas|| Arina Rodionova
|Loss||1-3||Sep 2020||?stanbul Cup, Turkey||International||Clay||Storm Sanders|| Alexa Guarachi
|Win||2-3||Mar 2021||Abierto Zapopan, Mexico||WTA 250||Hard||Astra Sharma|| Desirae Krawczyk
|Loss||2-4||Apr 2021||Charleston Open, United States||WTA 250||Clay||Storm Sanders|| Hailey Baptiste
|7-6(7-4), 4-6, [6-10]|
|Loss||2-5||Jun 2021||Birmingham Classic, United Kingdom||WTA 250||Grass||Ons Jabeur|| Marie Bouzková
|4-6, 6-2, [8-10]|
|Win||3-5||Oct 2021||Tenerife Open, Spain||WTA 250||Hard||Ulrikke Eikeri|| Lyudmyla Kichenok
|Win||4-5||Jun 2022||Rosmalen Open, Netherlands||WTA 250||Grass||Tamara Zidan?ek|| Veronika Kudermetova
|6-3, 5-7, [12-10]|
|Win||Nov 2019||WTA 125 Houston, United States||Hard||Luisa Stefani|| Sharon Fichman
|1-6, 6-4, [10-5]|
|Win||1-0||Jul 2016||ITF Brussels, Belgium||10,000||Clay||Kimberley Zimmermann||6-2, 6-3|
|Loss||1-1||Aug 2016||ITF Rebecq, Belgium||10,000||Clay||Hélène Scholsen||6-3, 1-6, 2-6|
|Loss||1-2||Jul 2017||ITF Gatineau, Canada||25,000||Hard||Aleksandra Wozniak||6-7(4), 4-6|
|Loss||1-3||Apr 2018||ITF Canberra, Australia||25,000||Clay||Jaimee Fourlis||3-6, 2-6|
|Loss||1-4||Sep 2018||ITF Darwin, Australia||60,000||Hard||Kimberly Birrell||3-6, 3-6|
|Loss||1-5||Oct 2018||ITF Brisbane, Australia||25,000||Hard||Xu Shilin||4-6, 3-6|
|Loss||1-6||Oct 2018||ITF Toowoomba, Australia||25,000||Hard||Zoe Hives||0-6, 2-6|
|Loss||1-7||Oct 2018||ITF Bendigo, Australia||60,000||Hard||Priscilla Hon||4-6, 6-4, 5-7|
|Win||2-7||Jul 2019||ITF Ashland, United States||60,000||Hard||Zoe Hives||6-2, 3-2 ret.|
|Loss||2-8||Jul 2021||ITF Lisbon, Portugal||25,000||Hard||Lulu Sun||4-6, 4-6|
|Loss||2-9||Oct 2021||ITF Loulé, Portugal||25,000||Hard||Harmony Tan||4-6, 4-6|