PLAYER PROFILE

Emelyn Starr

  • Age27
  • 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

Titles/Finals

Titles

None

Finals

None

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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