PLAYER PROFILE

Priscilla Hon

  • Age18
  • Born10 May 1998
  • Birth PlaceBrisbane, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAnthony Richardson
FOLLOW
“Playing the (Australian) Open main draw will be, I think, definitely nerve-wracking but playing (in Brisbane) first, getting a few matches before Aussie, I'll definitely get a bit more experience.”

— Priscilla Hon, 31 Dec 2015

» Brisbane to serve as AO taste test for Hon

On court

  • started playing tennis at age six
  • favourite surface is clay; dream is to win at Roland Garros
  • thinks Pat Rafter is the greatest Aussie player of all time
  • training base is the National Academy Brisbane at the Queensland Tennis Centre
  • won the girls’ singles title at the 2011 Optus 14s Australian Championships
  • in 2012, won her first ITF junior title at the Swiss Junior Trophy, a Grade 4 event in Oberentfelden
  • won three more junior tournaments in 2013 – Odense, Denmark; Oceania Closed Junior Championships, Fiji; Dunlop Japan Open Junior Championships, Tokyo
  • peaked at a career high ITF junior ranking of No.13 in June 2014
  • was selected as “orange girl” for Australia’s Fed Cup tie against Germany in February 2015
  • in March 2015, won her first professional ITF title at the $15,000 claycourt event in Mornington; won a second at the $25,000 Brisbane Pro Tour event October
  • triumphed at the 18s Australian Championships at the 2015 December Showdown; prize was a wildcard entry into the main draw of Australian Open 2016
  • contested her first WTA main draw at Brisbane International 2016, falling 6-4 6-4 to Samantha Crawford

Off court

  • lists her hobbies as friends, shopping, music and the beach

Year-end ranking history

2015 346
2014 772
2013 948

Titles/Finals

Titles

2016 Santa Margherita Di Pula ITF

2015 Mornington ITF, Brisbane ITF

Priscilla Hon in the news

Fourlis, Aiava, Tomic advance to 18/u quarters
Jaimee Fourlis; Getty Images
7 December, 2016

The top five seeds in the girls' 18/u Australian Championships have advanced to the quarterfinals, yet the big names in the boys' 18/u event were unable to emulate that…
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Vuradin stuns Popyrin in 18/u champs
Lucas Vuradin in action at the 18/u Australian Championships at Melbourne Park; Elizabeth Xue Bai
6 December, 2016

Lucas Vuradin is undefeated at the top of Group A after beating both his seeded opponents in the 18/u Australian Championships - his latest scalp was No.1 seed Alexei Popyrin.
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Aiava begins strongly in 18/u event
Destanee Aiava in action at the 18/u Australian Championships at Melbourne Park; Elizabeth Xue Bai
5 December, 2016

Destanee Aiava, the No.1 seed in the girls' Australian 18/u championships, kicked off her December Showdown campaign on the best possible note.
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Gallery: blue carpet glamour at the Newks
Australian Davis Cup captain and former world No.1 Lleyton Hewitt with wife Bec; photo credit Fiona Hamilton
28 November, 2016

The 2016 Newcombe Medal kicked off at Crown Palladium in Melbourne with the stars of Australian tennis stepping out for the cameras on the blue carpet.
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