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

Top Aussie teens shortlisted for Female Junior Athlete of the Year Award
Roisin Gilheany, Emerson Jones and Taylah Preston are nominated for an Australian Tennis Award.
4 hours ago

Roisin Gilheany, Emerson Jones and Taylah Preston are finalists at the upcoming 2023 Australian Tennis Awards.
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Ranking movers: Arina Rodionova becomes Australia’s new No.1 woman
Arina Rodionova. Picture: Tennis Australia
4 December, 2023

Arina Rodionova achieves a career-high in the latest WTA Tour singles rankings and becomes the new top-ranked Australian woman.
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Local talents headline Australian Pro Tour event on the Gold Coast
Kimberly Birrell in action. Picture: Getty Images
27 November, 2023

Top-ranked Aussie woman Kimberly Birrell is competing at an Australian Pro Tour event on the Gold Coast this week.
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Aussie stars to compete at Australian Pro Tour event in Brisbane
Olivia Gadecki. Picture: Tennis Australia
20 November, 2023

Olivia Gadecki leads a strong contingent of Aussies athletes competing at the Brisbane QTC Tennis International this week.
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