PLAYER PROFILE

Zoe Hives

  • Age25
  • 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

2021 615
2020 304
2019 191
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

Aussies crash out in Australian Open 2022 qualifying
Arina Rodionova in action during Australian Open 2022 qualifying. Picture: Tennis Australia
13 January, 2022

Arina Rodionova was among five Australian players to lose second-round matches in Australian Open 2022 women's qualifying singles action today.
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Aussie charge continues in Australian Open 2022 qualifying
Lizette Cabrera, Edward Winter and Seone Mendez are in action in Australian Open qualifying today. Pictures: Tennis Australia
13 January, 2022

Seven Australian players are set to contest Australian Open 2022 second-round qualifying matches at Melbourne Park today.
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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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Aussie women rewriting history in Australian Open 2022 qualifying
Jaimee Fourlis in action during Australian Open 2022 qualifying. Picture: Tennis Australia
11 January, 2022

Jaimee Fourlis is among seven Australians to advance to the second round in the Australian Open 2022 women's singles qualifying competition.
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