PLAYER PROFILE

Zoe Hives

  • Age23
  • Born24 October 1996
  • Birth PlaceBallarat, (Victoria)
  • LivesKingston, (Victoria)
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachMichael Logarzo
“I guess I know what I can do now. If I play well I can get some good results, but I’m not putting too much pressure on myself.”

— Zoe Hives, 26 Sep 2019

» Hives eases through in Darwin

On court

  • Champion at the 2011 Optus 14s Spring Nationals and 2012 Queensland Junior Claycourt International #1
  • Reached career-high ITF junior ranking of world No.95 in January 2013
  • Won first professional title in 2015, at the 15K Melbourne ITF tournament, part of a purple patch on the Australian Pro Tour during which she went 12-2 and slashed her ranking from No.917 to No.493 in four weeks across March and April
  • Made her Australian Open debut in 2016, falling in the first round of qualifying
  • Won three Australian Pro Tour titles in 2018, including the biggest of her career in Canberra (ITF 60K)
  • Won first WTA main-draw match in Hobart over Johanna Larsson in January 2019
  • In her Australian Open main-draw debut in 2019, won her first Grand Slam match over Bethanie Mattek-Sands to reach second round
  • Claimed first WTA doubles title in April 2019 alongside Astra Sharma in Bogota
  • Played at Wimbledon and US for the first time in 2019, contesting the qualifying rounds
  • Debuted in top 200 (at No.178) on 28 January 2019; cracked world’s top 150 on 16 September 2019

Off court

  • Has been playing tennis since the age of five; her father built a court at their house made of granite sand
  • If she wasn’t playing tennis, Zoe says she would be a teacher
  • Her ideal mixed doubles partner would be Bob Bryan
  • Favourite player is Roger Federer
  • Goal is to reach the WTA top 20

Year-end ranking history

2018 215
2017 384
2016 904
2015 494
2014 953

Titles/Finals

Titles

2018 Playford 25K ITF, Toowoomba 25K ITF, Canberra 60K ITF

2015 Melbourne Park 15K ITF

Finals

2019 Ashland 60K ITF

Zoe Hives in the news

Social round-up: Giving back and getting ready
Nick Kyrgios at a school visit in Canberra. Picture: Twitter
20 August, 2020

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date.
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Social round-up: Players starting to return to court
SMILES ALL ROUND: Ash Barty on the practice court. Picture: Getty Images
14 May, 2020

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date.
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Biggest movers: Australian women soar in 2019 rankings
(L-R) Kaylah McPhee, Lizette Cabrera, Astra Sharma and Maddison Inglis all recorded career-high rankings in 2019. (Getty Images)
14 November, 2019

In a banner season for Australian women's tennis, 14 of our players enjoyed significant rankings rises to end 2019 in a far higher position than one year earlier.
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Biggest movers: Cabrera, Myers make gains
Lizette Cabrera
1 October, 2019

Darwin Pro Tour finalists Lizette Cabrera and Abbie Myers make big gains in this week's WTA rankings while Thanasi Kokkinakis was rewarded for his trip to the final at the…
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