PLAYER PROFILE

Sacha Jones

  • Age23
  • Born 8 November 1990
  • Birth PlaceAuckland, New Zealand
  • LivesNoosa, Queensland
  • Height177 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2008
“I think playing with my best friend since I was five years old, on my home court with all my family and friends watching was probably the coolest experience of my career.”

— Sacha Jones, 2 Jan 2014

» Jones bids farewell to tennis

On court

  • started playing tennis at age four
  • won Pro Tour titles in Cairns and Port Pirie in 2012, as well as finishing runner-up in Rockhampton
  • captured Kristinehmn $25,000 ITF title in Sweden in 2012
  • favourite surface is hardcourt
  • her goals are to fulfill her potential, enjoy every day that she is fortunate enough to play tennis, and to crack the WTA top 50.
  • sporting heroes are Roger Federer and American surfer Bethany Hamilton
  • she cites Federer and Nadal as her ideal mixed doubles partners
  • After winning the 2013 New Zealand Tennis Championships she announced her retirement from professional tennis to study teaching at University.

Off court

  • having represented New Zealand, began representing Australia in January 2012, her father’s country of birth
  • describes herself as happy, outdoorsy and kind
  • her favourite city is New York, which she describes as a one-of-a-kind city and where there’s always something going on
  • favourite meal is her mother’s home-cooked roast lamb and vegetables
  • if she wasn’t a tennis player, she would be a sports broadcaster or pilot, or pursue a career in psychology

Year-end singles ranking history

2011 217
2010 269
2009 213
2008 306
2007 353
2006 745
2005 808

Titles/Finals

Titles

2013
New Zealand Tennis Championships

2012
Kristinehamn ITF, Cairns ITF, Port Pirie ITF

Finals

2012
Rockhampton ITF

Sacha Jones in the news

Jones bids farewell to tennis
Australia's Sacha Jones competes against Japan's Sachie Ishzu in day one of qualifying at the ASB Classic WTA International; Getty Images
2 January, 2014

New Zealand-born Australian tennis player Sacha Jones has hung up her racquet, two days after a match she described as the highlight of her career.
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Kyrgios, Rodionova win US qualifying openers
Nick Kyrgios; Getty Images
22 August, 2013

Nick Kyrgios and Anastasia Rodionova each scored wins on Wednesday at Flushing Meadows to advance to the second round of US Open qualifying.
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Aussies number 13 in US Open qualifying
Matthew Ebden in action at the BB&T Atlanta Open; Getty Images
20 August, 2013

A 13-strong Australian contingent will bid to reach the main draw of the US Open this week, with six in action on Tuesday on the opening day of qualifying.
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Matosevic falls in Atlanta, Ebden qualifies
Marinko Matosevic prepares to serve against Ryan Harrison at the BB&T Atlanta Open; Getty Images
23 July, 2013

Australian Marinko Matosevic lost in the first round of the Atlanta Open on Monday to Ryan Harrison, while compatriot Matt Ebden qualified for the main draw.
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