PLAYER PROFILE

Priscilla Hon

5
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
124
WTA
RANKING
  • Age21
  • Born10 May 1998
  • Birth PlaceBrisbane, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAnthony Richardson
FOLLOW
“I’m just taking it match by match but my goal is still to be top 100 by the end of the year.”

— Priscilla Hon, 24 Oct 2019

» Hon on target in title defence

On court

  • started playing tennis at age six
  • favourite surface is clay; dream is to win at Roland Garros
  • thinks Pat Rafter is the greatest Aussie player of all time
  • training base is the National Academy Brisbane at the Queensland Tennis Centre
  • in 2012, won her first ITF junior title at the Swiss Junior Trophy, a Grade 4 event in Oberentfelden
  • won three more junior tournaments in 2013 – Odense, Denmark; Oceania Closed Junior Championships, Fiji; Dunlop Japan Open Junior Championships, Tokyo
  • peaked at a career high ITF junior ranking of No.13 in June 2014
  • was selected as “orange girl” for Australia’s Fed Cup tie against Germany in February 2015
  • in March 2015, won her first professional ITF title at the $15,000 clay-court event in Mornington; won a second at the $25,000 Brisbane Pro Tour event October
  • triumphed at the 18s Australian Championships at the 2015 December Showdown; prize was a wildcard entry into the main draw of Australian Open 2016
  • contested her first WTA main draw at Brisbane International 2016, falling 6-4 6-4 to Samantha Crawford
  • in 2017, reached the quarterfinals of her first WTA tournament in Seoul, Korea at age 19
  • made her Fed Cup debut in February 2019, combining with Ash Barty in the live doubles rubber to deliver Australia a 3-2 victory over the USA — which sent Australia into the World Group semifinals

Off court

  • lists her hobbies as friends, shopping, music and the beach

Year-end ranking history

2018 158
2017 227
2016 499
2015 346
2014 772
2013 948

Titles/Finals

Titles

2018 Bendigo ITF

2016 Santa Margherita Di Pula ITF

2015 Mornington ITF, Brisbane ITF

Finals

2019 Canberra ITF

Priscilla Hon in the news

Biggest movers: Australian women soar in 2019 rankings
(L-R) Kaylah McPhee, Lizette Cabrera, Astra Sharma and Maddison Inglis all recorded career-high rankings in 2019. (Getty Images)
14 November, 2019

In a banner season for Australian women's tennis, 14 of our players enjoyed significant rankings rises to end 2019 in a far higher position than one year earlier.
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Molik on Fed Cup final: “We gave everything today”
Australian Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik; Getty Images
10 November, 2019

Alicia Molik says she has “no regrets” about how the Australian team prepared and performed in the Fed Cup final, but that the loss to France “hurts a lot”.
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Fed Cup final: Barty prepared for Mladenovic rematch on Day 2
Ash Barty in action during the second singles rubber of Australia's Fed Cup final against France in Perth. (Getty Images)
9 November, 2019

Ash Barty hopes victory over Kristina Mladenovic in the first of the reverse singles will put Australia on course for its first Fed Cup title in 45 years.
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Sharma, Hon learning from Aussie teammates
Astra Sharma (L) and Priscilla Hon chat to the media ahead of the 2019 Fed Cup final in Perth. (Getty Images)
7 November, 2019

Astra Sharma and Priscilla Hon, both new to the Australian Fed Cup team in 2019, continue to learn and thrive under the wing of their experienced countrywomen.
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