PLAYER PROFILE

Emerson Jones

  • Age16
  • Born 7 July 2008
  • Birth PlaceGold Coast, Queensland
  • LivesGold Coast, Queensland
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachDavid Taylor

On court

  • Began playing tennis as a four-year-old at the Coomera Waters Recreation Club on the Gold Coast
  • Lists forehand as her favourite shot
  • Represented Australia at the ITF World Junior Tennis Finals (in Czech Republic) and Junior Billie Jean King Cup Finals (in Turkey) during 2022
  • Made WTA-level debut as a wildcard in the Hobart International qualifying draw
  • In early 2023, was the world’s highest-ranked junior player born in 2008
  • Joined Tennis Australia’s National Tennis Academy in 2023
  • Was a girls’ singles finalist at Australian Open 2024, making her the first local finalist since Jessica Moore in 2008
  • Peaked at world No.2 in ITF junior rankings in May 2024, making her the highest-ranked Australian girl since Ash Barty in 2011.

Off court

  • Nickname is Emo
  • Coach is David Taylor, the former long-time advisor of Sam Stosur and Alicia Molik
  • Hobbies include running and swimming
  • Favourite television show is Young Sheldon
  • Mother, Loretta Harrop, was a professional triathlete and won a silver medal at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games
  • Father, Brad Jones, won the 1999 Grogan Medal representing Mt Gravatt in the QAFL
  • Older brother, Hayden Jones, is also a top-ranked junior player. Names her brother as the biggest influence in her career so far
  • Most admired player is Emma Raducanu, because she “likes the way she plays”
  • Female Junior Athlete of the Year finalist at the 2022 Australian Tennis Awards
  • Shared the Female Junior Athlete of the Year honour with Taylah Preston at the 2023 Australian Tennis Awards

Year-end ranking

2023 873

Emerson Jones in the news

Emerson Jones charges into girls’ singles final at Wimbledon 2024
Emerson Jones in action at Wimbledon 2024. Picture: ITF
21 hours ago

Queensland talent Emerson Jones becomes the first Australian in 13 years to reach a Wimbledon girls' singles final.
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Emerson Jones sets more records at Wimbledon 2024
Emerson Jones in action at Wimbledon 2024. Picture: Getty Images
13 July, 2024

Emerson Jones achieves a 34-year first by reaching both the girls' singles and girls' doubles semifinals at Wimbledon 2024.
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Rising star Emerson Jones achieves 13-year first at Wimbledon
2024 Wimbledon, Junior Event 08.07.24 in Wimbledon, London.

Emerson Jones (AUS)

(Photo by Daniel Kopatsch)
12 July, 2024

Queensland talent Emerson Jones charges into the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon 2024 girls' singles competition.
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Purcell, Thompson eyeing spot in doubles final at Wimbledon 2024
Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson at Wimbledon. Picture: Getty Images
11 July, 2024

Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson will contest the men's doubles semifinals on day 11 at Wimbledon 2024.
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