Zoe Hives

  • Age27
  • 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
  • Made her Wimbledon main draw debut in 2022, earning place in the draw as a qualifier

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
  • Was sidelined during 2020 and 2021 seasons due to glandular fever and POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome)

Year-end ranking history

2023 944
2022 767
2021 615
2020 304
2019 191
2018 215
2017 384
2016 904
2015 494
2014 953



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

2015 Melbourne Park 15K ITF


2019 Ashland 60K ITF

Zoe Hives in the news

Australian Pro Tour: Emerson Jones among impressive Mildura field
Emerson Jones
10 March, 2024

Australian junior prodigy Emerson Jones continues her transition to the pro ranks when she hits the grass courts this week at the Mildura International.
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Aussie women crash out in Australian Open 2023 qualifying
Priscilla Hon in action during Australian Open 2023 qualifying. Picture: Tennis Australia
11 January, 2023

Priscilla Hon was one of five Aussie women to exit in the second round of Australian Open 2023 qualifying today.
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Aussie women set to continue Australian Open 2023 qualifying quests
Wildcards Ellen Perez, Destanee Aiava and Astra Sharma have all progressed to the second round in AO 2023 qualifying. Pictures: Tennis Australia
11 January, 2023

Aussie wildcards Ellen Perez, Destanee Aiava and Astra Sharma all feature in second-round qualifying matches today at Australian Open 2023.
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Zoe Hives: “It’s been a pretty long journey”
Zoe Hives during qualifying at Australian Open 2023. Picture: Tennis Australia
10 January, 2023

After overcoming the health challenges that sidelined her for several seasons, Zoe Hives takes hard-gained resilience into her Australian Open qualifying campaign.
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