PLAYER PROFILE

Priscilla Hon

7
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
188
WTA
RANKING
  • Age20
  • 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

2017 227
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

Gavrilova fights back to beat Diyas in Hong Kong
BEIJING, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 29:  Daria Gavrilova of Australia hits a return against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during their women's singles 1st Round match of the 2018 China Open at the China National Tennis Centre  on September 29, 2018 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
10 October, 2018

Daria Gavrilova reaches round two at the Hong Kong Open but there are defeats for Sam Stosur and Priscilla Hon.
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De Minuar leads Aussie charge in Shanghai
Alex De Minaur; Getty Images
6 October, 2018

In what will be his first week as Australian No.1, Alex De Minaur will be joined by Matt Ebden and Nick Kyrgios at the ATP Shanghai Masters. Daria Gavrilova, meanwhile, is seeded…
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Barty, Hon downed in Asian events
Ash Barty reacts during her second-round loss to Victoria Azarenka at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo; Getty Images
20 September, 2018

Ash Barty found Victoria Azarenka too strong in Tokyo while it was a similar story in Seoul for Priscilla Hon, who lost to Mandy Minella.
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Tomljanovic into Seoul quarterfinals
Ajla Tomljanovic; Getty Images
19 September, 2018

Ajla Tomljanovic progresses to her sixth WTA quarterfinal of 2018 with a come-from-behind victory over Tamara Zidansek at the Korea Open on Wednesday.
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