18 October 2022 | Tennis SA

World No.158 Priscilla Hon (Qld) is set to headline the women’s field at the City of Playford Tennis International taking place at the Playford Tennis Centre from 23 to 30 October 2022.

Hon has won three ITF World Tennis Tour titles this year and reached the second round of the Adelaide International in January, defeating former world No.2 Petra Kvitova (CZE) in the first round before falling to former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 6-3 7-5. Most recently, Hon won the ITF World Tennis Tour tournament in Cairns earlier this month, overcoming Kimberly Birrell (Qld) 4-6 7-6(6) 6-4.

Joining Hon in the draw will be world No.176 Jaimee Fourlis (Vic) and world No.191 Maddison Inglis (WA).

Fourlis has won three ITF World Tennis Tour titles in 2022, reaching a career high ranking of 147 in July this year. Fourlis was a mixed doubles finalist alongside Jason Kubler (Qld) at the Australian Open 2022.

Previously ranked as high as No.112, Inglis had an impressive Aussie summer making a second round appearance in week two of the Adelaide International, before defeating world No.41 Leylah Fernandez (CAN) en route to a third round appearance at the Australian Open.

The 20 direct acceptances including five players from inside the world’s top 200 will be joined by four wildcards and eight qualifiers, with main draw matches beginning on Tuesday 25 October.

While the on-court action will be the main event, organisers have worked hard to coordinate a range of opportunities for the community to enjoy.

A team of volunteers will look after the behind-the-scenes operations of the event, while around 100 young tennis fans will hit the courts as Ballkids following training sessions that have been held over the last three months.

For the first time, a twilight session will be held on Friday 28 October, with two matches to take place from 5:00 pm. Men’s and Women’s singles finals will be held on Sunday 30 October, starting at 11:00 am.

The Kids Zone will be open on Friday night and Sunday, featuring mini tennis courts, come and try tennis, face painting, balloon twisting and native animals, as well as a range of other activities on offer.

City of Playford Tennis International
Player acceptance list as at 17 October 2022
Rankings as at 3 October 2022  

WTA rank First name Last name Nationality
154 Maddison Inglis AUS
158 [SR] Kimberly Birrell AUS
173 Priscilla Hon AUS
176 Jaimee Fourlis AUS
198 Na-Lae Han KOR
236 Olivia Gadecki AUS
261 Mai Hontama JPN
263 Lizette Cabrera AUS
273 Ankita Raina IND
290 Kyoka Okamura JPN
323 Alexandra Bozovic AUS
346 Chihiro Muramatsu JPN
370 Naiktha Bains GBR
402 Haruna Arakawa JPN
405 Rutuja Bhosale IND
412 Talia Gibson AUS
482 Punnin Kovapitukted THA
489 Nagi Hanatani JPN
500 Sowjanya Bavisetti IND
508 Eri Hozumi JPN

 Please note: list is subject to change


The City of Playford Tennis International, proudly supported by the City of Playford, will take place at the Playford Tennis Centre, Elizabeth East, South Australia from 23 to 30 October 2022.

The City of Playford Tennis International is a combined Men’s ATP Challenger and Women’s ITF World Tennis Tour tournament, offering a total prize pool of more than AUD $200,000. It is a part of the Australian Pro Tour, a series of professional tennis events held throughout the year to bridge upcoming players with the ATP/WTA Tour, providing an opportunity to earn significant world ranking points.

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