PLAYER PROFILE

Priscilla Hon

  • 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
  • won the girls’ singles title at the 2011 Optus 14s Australian Championships
  • 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

Off court

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

Year-end ranking history

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

Fourlis, Cabrera open play-off with wins
Jaimee Fourlis in action during the Australian Open 2017 Play-off final at Melbourne Park; Elizabeth Xue Bai
19 May, 2017

Jaimee Fourlis and Lizette Cabrera advanced to the final four of the French Open Women's Wildcard Play-off with victories on Friday at Roland Garros.
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Biggest movers: Barty cracks top 100
Ash Barty celebrates her first WTA title in Kuala Kumpur; Getty Images
7 March, 2017

Ash Barty's rise into the world's top 100 was one of several impressive moves by Australia's young women in the latest WTA rankings.
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Hon, Aiava to face off in Perth #2 semi
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 19:  Priscilla Hon of Australia plays a backhand in her first round match against Annika Beck of Germany during day two of the 2016 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)
24 February, 2017

Priscilla Hon and Destanee Aiava have both posted solid wins to reach the semifinal of the second $25,000 ITF event in Perth.
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Ecstatic Lorbergs into Perth second round
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21 February, 2017

Perth Tennis International #2 wildcard Genevieve Lorbergs on "cloud ten" after knocking out third seed in first main draw appearance.
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