Gympie QLD 4570, Australia, 12 December 2014 |

Name: Grace Dixon
Age: 10
School: One Mile State School Gympie
Coach: Brett Cottrill
Club: Schools Program Gympie and District Junior Tennis Association


Where do you play Hot Shots and what stage do you currently play?
At my primary school. I am at green ball stage.

What do you like about playing tennis?
Having fun and interacting with my friends in the drills.

What is your favourite shot and why?
Two-handed backhand; it is different and you get lots of power.

Who do you like playing tennis with?
My friends, my dad and my aunty Jenny.

Do you have a favourite tennis player?
Yes – Roger Federer.

Do you have any tennis goals?
To be able to meet and play tennis with Roger Federer, and to improve every year.

What is your favourite tennis memory?
Getting autographs from Victoria Azarenka and Roger Federer at the Brisbane International in 2014.

How does it feel to be nominated for the Tennis Hot Shot of the Year award?
Unimaginable, it’s a once in a lifetime experience. It made my day, my face was brighter than the sun as it was one of my top goals. It was the best phone call ever!

What are you looking forward to when you visit the Australian Open?
Seeing great stars, legends and hoping to see my idol Roger Federer and pick up some great shot tips.