PLAYER PROFILE

Priscilla Hon

9
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
231
WTA
RANKING
  • Age19
  • Born10 May 1998
  • Birth PlaceBrisbane, Australia
  • LivesBrisbane, Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAnthony Richardson
FOLLOW
“Playing the (Australian) Open main draw will be, I think, definitely nerve-wracking but playing (in Brisbane) first, getting a few matches before Aussie, I'll definitely get a bit more experience.”

— Priscilla Hon, 31 Dec 2015

» Brisbane to serve as AO taste test for Hon

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

Cabrera into Taipei quarterfinals
Lizette Cabrera; Getty Images
17 November, 2017

Another win for Lizette Cabrera at the WTA 125K tournament in Taipei has seen the Queensland teenager reach another quarterfinal in Asia.
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Hon, Cabrera flourishing at WTA Taipei
Lizette Cabrera (L) and Priscilla Hon were WTA quarterfinalists in Guangzhou and Seoul respectively; Getty Images
16 November, 2017

Rising Aussie stars Priscilla Hon and Lizette Cabrera have continued their late-season charge in Asia with wins sending them through to the second round in Taipei.
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Biggest movers: Cabrera, Hon rise after Hong Kong wins
Lizette Cabrera (L) and Priscilla Hon were WTA quarterfinalists in Guangzhou and Seoul respectively; Getty Images
17 October, 2017

After more success on the WTA tour, Lizette Cabrera and Priscilla Hon continued their rise up the rankings thanks to impressive showings last week in Hong Kong.
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Gavrilova wins Hong Kong opener
Daria Gavrilova in action at the US Open; Getty Images
11 October, 2017

Daria Gavrilova has joined fellow Aussies Sam Stosur and Lizette Cabrera in the second round of the WTA Hong Kong Open after a win on Tuesday over Miyu Kato.
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