Emelyn Starr

  • Age26
  • Born11 November 1989
  • Birth PlaceGrafton, New South Wales
  • LivesTamworth, New South Wales
  • Height173 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachSandon Stolle

On court

  • Started playing tennis aged nine.
  • Qualified for the Australian Open Junior tournament in 2007.
  • Secured her maiden career ITF Pro Circuit doubles title at the 2008 event in Frinton, Great Britain.
  • Followed up with a win at the 2008 ITF Pro Circuit doubles event in Kawana, Queensland.
  • Claimed ITF Futures Pro Circuit doubles titles in Davos, Switzerland and Chiswick, Great Britain in 2010.
  • Climbed into the top 400 on the WTA tour singles rankings in 2009.
  • Favourite surface is clay.

Off court

  • Hobbies include netball, spending time with friends, shopping and watching rugby union.
  • Loves listening to music, especially The Fray, Thirsty Merc, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Chris Brown, Alicia Keys, Pink and Usher.
  • Favourite movies include Gladiator, Memoirs of a Geisha and Walk the Line.
  • Enjoys any kind of exotic food, especially Thai.
  • She has two brothers and one sister.

Year-end singles ranking history

2012 793
2011 690
2010 531
2009 495
2008 441
2007 856






Emelyn Starr in the news

Istomin withdraws, Aussies advance in Burnie
Olivia Rogowska, Burnie International. Dale Wylie
1 February, 2012

Men’s top seed Denis Istomin withdrew from the McDonald’s Burnie International due to a wrist injury on Wednesday. The Uzbekistani player was due to take on Sam Groth in…
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Barty, Rodionova book their semifinal spots
Ashleigh Barty, Melbourne, 2011. MATHEW WREN
8 December, 2011

Up-and-comer Ashleigh Barty had little trouble progressing to the knockout stage of the 2012 Australian Open Play-offs after taking out eighth seed Emelyn Starr 6-3 6-2.
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Rodionova, Starr and Holland join the winners’ list
Arina Rodinova, Melbourne, 2011. MATT WREN
6 December, 2011

Arina Rodionova stormed past Alenka Hubacek in the opening round of the women’s Australian Open 2012 Play-off today, coming away with a convincing 6-2 6-0 win.
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Australian Open 2012 play-off wildcards announced
Chris Guccione plays a forehand
30 November, 2011

With the Australian Open 2012 Play-off just days away, another group of wildcards into the 6–11 December event has been announced.
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