PLAYER PROFILE

Taylah Preston

  • Age16
  • Born27 October 2005
  • LivesPerth, Western Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed

ON-COURT

  • Started playing as a four-year-old at Greenwood Tennis Club
  • Her first coach was Glen Popovsky
  • Names backhand as her signature shot
  • Won 25 of her 28 singles matches on the ITF World Junior Tour in 2021
  • Won three ITF World Junior Tour singles titles and four doubles titles in 2021
  • Coached by Brad Dyer at the Next Step Tennis Academy
  • Says competing is the best part of playing tennis
  • Dream is to win Grand Slam titles and be world No.1

OFF-COURT

  • Father, Greg, is a boat builder and mother, Sarah, is a bookkeeper
  • She has a younger sister, Chloe
  • If she wasn’t playing tennis, she’d love to be working with animals
  • Does not have a favourite player: “I like different things about different players,” she says
  • Names her parents (“because of how hard they both work to help me”) and Ash Barty (“it’s really cool to see an Australian doing everything she is, while being so humble”) as her role models
  • Favourite food is sushi

Taylah Preston in the news

Aussies progress in Australian Open 2022 women’s doubles action
Sam Stosur at AO 2022. Picture: Getty Images
19 January, 2022

Sam Stosur was among five Australian players to record an Australian Open 2022 women's doubles first-round win today.
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Aussie charge continues on day three at Australian Open 2022
Aleksandar Vukic, Ash Barty and John Millman lead the Australian charge on day three at AO 2022.
19 January, 2022

Aleksandar Vukic, Ash Barty and John Millman are among 29 Australian players in action on day three at Melbourne Park.
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Doubles draws revealed for Australian Open 2022
Australia's top-ranked doubles players John Peers and Sam Stosur.
16 January, 2022

The men's and women's doubles draws, featuring 40 Australian players, have been revealed for Australian Open 2022.
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Birrell continues Australian Open 2022 qualifying charge
Kimberly Birrell in action. Picture: Tennis Australia
12 January, 2022

Aussie wildcard Kimberly Birrell is through to the final round in the Australian Open 2022 women's qualifying singles competition.
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