Emerson Jones

  • Age15
  • 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.

Off court

  • Nickname is Emo
  • 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.

Year-end ranking

2023 873

Emerson Jones in the news

Ranking movers: Storm Hunter hits new career-high in singles
Storm Hunter. Picture: Getty Images
1 April, 2024

In-form Australian Storm Hunter rises to a new career-high in the latest WTA Tour singles rankings.
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Aussie weekly wrap: Rising Australians soar to new heights
Hayden Jones, Gabriella Da Silva Fick, Talia Gibson and Adam Walton all recorded career-best results this week.
25 March, 2024

Hayden Jones, Gabriella Da Silva Fick, Talia Gibson and Adam Walton all recorded career-best results this week.
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Bolt scoops back-to-back Australian Pro Tour singles titles
Alex Bolt in action on the Australian Pro Tour. Picture: Tennis Australia
24 March, 2024

Australian Alex Bolt was crowned the men's singles champion at this week's Swan Hill Tennis International in regional Victoria.
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Hayden Jones verging on world’s top 10 in junior rankings
Hayden Jones in action at Australian Open 2024. Picture: Tennis Australia
13 March, 2024

Gold Coast talent Hayden Jones sits at a career-high world No.11 in the latest ITF World Tennis Tour junior boys' rankings.
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