PLAYER PROFILE

Priscilla Hon

9
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
214
WTA
RANKING
  • Age19
  • Born10 May 1998
  • Birth PlaceBrisbane, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAnthony Richardson
FOLLOW
““I didn’t want to put too much pressure on myself, it’s the second tournament of the year. I wanted to go out there and try to enjoy it and play how I like to play."”

— Priscilla Hon, 14 Jan 2018

» Aussies fall in final day of Open qualifying

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 claycourt 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
  • reached the quarterfinals of her first WTA tournament in Seoul, Korea at age 19

Off court

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

Year-end ranking history

2016 499
2015 346
2014 772
2013 948

Titles/Finals

Titles

2016 Santa Margherita Di Pula ITF

2015 Mornington ITF, Brisbane ITF

Priscilla Hon in the news

Aussies fall in final day of Open qualifying
Priscilla Hon remains upbeat despite her loss to Irina Falconi (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)
14 January, 2018

A Aussie wrap from the final day of Australian Open qualifying.
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Hon’s Australian Open qualifying hopes roll on
Priscilla Hon is through to the final round of Australian Open qualifying. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)
12 January, 2018

Priscilla Hon's dream of qualifying for the Australian Open after a come from behind win over fifth seed Yanina Wickmayer.
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Hon, Smith continue main draw pursuits
John Patrick Smith's hopes of a first Australian Open main draw since 2013 remain alive. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)
11 January, 2018

Priscilla Hon was the only Australian victor in Australian Open women's qualifying draw, while Smith and Mousley advance in the men's.
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Biggest movers: Ebden makes big impact in ATP rankings
Matt Ebden celebrates his victory over Ivo Karlovic in the first round of the Rakuten Japan Open in Tokyo; Getty Images
21 November, 2017

Matt Ebden was the biggest improver in the ATP rankings during 2017, soaring more than 600 places to return to the world's top 100.
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