Tenacious Lizette Cabrera fought back from a set down to keep the Australian flag flying at the Hobart International. Queensland’s Lizette Cabrera is the sole Australian survivor after a sterling comeback win at the Hobart International. The world No.129 credited her mental strength as she overcame blustery conditions and being a set down against tournament eighth seed, world No.46 Caroline Garcia in a little over two hours 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. Cabrera finally won the arm-wrestle in the second set before dominating her French opponent to blitz through the decider, breaking Garcia three times. “I didn’t think I was playing my best tennis, (but) I don’t think Caroline was either,” Cabrera said. “It was kind of tough sometimes with the wind picking up here or there but I thought mentally I was really strong for the whole three sets and had the edge over here. “I was just really happy with the way I composed myself.” Hobart is a favourite hunting ground for the Townsville 22-year-old being the tournament where she won her first ever WTA match. Now, having defeated Garcia, she’s got big plans for the rest of this year. For me 2020 is going to be the year of the breakthrough hopefully,” she said. “I really want to crack into the top 100 and just keep playing at a good level consistently because there are so many weeks of the year we are on the road and that is my goal.” This article originally appeared at: https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/sport/local-sport/cabreras-comeback-leaves-lizette-the-last-of-the-australians-in-hobart/news-story/bb691f488bff562fdde94b640bffdeb5

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