Priscilla Hon (born 10 May 1998) is an Australian tennis player.
Hon at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships
|Born||10 May 1998|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career titles||4 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 118 (14 October 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 118 (14 October 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2016, 2019)|
|French Open||2R (2019)|
|US Open||1R (2019)|
|Career titles||10 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 91 (2 April 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 586 (30 September 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)|
|Last updated on: 15 October 2019.|
She has career-high WTA rankings in singles of No. 118, achieved in October 2019, and in doubles of No. 91, achieved in April 2018.
On the junior circuit, Hon has a career-high ranking of 13. She reached the semifinals of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships girls' doubles.
In January 2015 at age 16, Hon made her senior Grand Slam main-draw debut at the Australian Open, as one of seven wild-card teams in women's doubles, partnering with fellow Australian Kimberly Birrell who was also age 16. They lost to the fifth-seeded American team of Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears in straight sets, 3–6, 5–7. Hon was also given a wild card to the singles qualifying draw, but lost in the first round to qualifying tenth seed Evgeniya Rodina in straight sets, 6–7, 2–6.
In March, Hon won her first ITF tournaments at the $15,000 event in Mornington where she claimed the singles title defeating Sandra Zaniewska in the final as well as claiming the doubles title alongside Tammi Patterson.
Hon continued her doubles success throughout the year, winning another three titles in Melbourne, Pula and Leipzig, as well as the final of Tweed Heads. She won her second ITF singles title at the $25,000 event in Brisbane, defeating fellow Australian junior and good friend Kimberly Birrell in the final, 6–4, 6–3.
Hon was given a main-draw wild card into the Brisbane International, but lost to Samantha Crawford in straight sets. Hon was awarded a main-draw wild card into the Australian Open after winning the 18/u National Championships in December 2015. She lost in round one to Annika Beck in straight sets. In May, Hon won her first title outside of Australia, defeating Jessica Crivelletto in the final of Santa Margherita di Pula.
In August, Hon qualified for and made the semifinals of the Challenger de Gatineau. In September, she qualified for the Korean Open and won her first WTA Tour match against Karolína Muchová. Hon defeated Arantxa Rus to make the quarterfinals, where was defeated by Richèl Hogenkamp.
She lost in the final round of qualifying for the Australian Open, and competed on the ITF Women's Circuit with limited success. In May, she lost in the first round of qualifying for the French Open. In June, she reached the semifinals of the Surbiton Trophy. Hon lost in the second round of qualifying for Wimbledon.
Hon commenced at Brisbane, where she was awarded a wild card and lost to Harriet Dart in round one. At the Sydney International, she defeated Tatjana Maria in round one before losing to Aliaksandra Sasnovich. At the Australian Open, she was awarded a wild card but lost in the first round to Astra Sharma.
In February, Hon represented Australia for the first time in Fed Cup partnering with Ash Barty in doubles. The pair won the deciding rubbing ber 6-4 7-5 against USA resulting in Australia progressing to the SF.
Singles: 5 (4 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit
|Win||1–0||Mar 2015||ITF Mornington, Australia||15,000||Clay||Sandra Zaniewska||5–7, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)|
|Win||2–0||Oct 2015||ITF Brisbane, Australia||25,000||Hard||Kimberly Birrell||6–4, 6–3|
|Win||3–0||May 2016||ITF Pula, Italy||10,000||Clay||Jessica Crivelletto||6–2, 6–2|
|Win||4–0||Oct 2018||ITF Bendigo, Australia||60,000||Hard||Ellen Perez||6–4, 4–6, 7–5|
|Loss||4–1||Mar 2019||ITF Canberra, Australia||25,000||Clay||Olivia Rogowska||6–7(6–8), 3–6|
Doubles: 13 (10–3)Edit
|Runner-up||1.||17 October 2014||Toowoomba, Australia||Hard||Lizette Cabrera|| Jessica Moore
|Winner||1.||28 March 2015||Mornington, Australia||Clay||Tammi Patterson|| Mana Ayukawa
|Winner||2.||3 April 2015||Melbourne, Australia||Clay||Tammi Patterson|| Agata Barańska
|2–6, 6–4, [12–10]|
|Winner||3.||8 May 2015||Pula, Italy||Clay||Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov|| Cristina Bucșa
Eva Guerrero Álvarez
|Winner||4.||22 August 2015||Leipzig, Germany||Clay||Jil Teichmann|| Pia König
|Runner-up||2.||2 October 2015||Tweed Heads, Australia||Hard||Dalma Gálfi|| Kimberly Birrell
|7–6(7–3), 3–6, [8–10]|
|Winner||5.||25 March 2017||Mornington, Australia||Clay||Fanny Stollár|| Jessica Moore
|Winner||6.||2 June 2017||Grado, Italy||Clay||Julia Glushko|| Tereza Mrdeža
|Winner||7.||10 June 2017||Brescia, Italy||Clay||Julia Glushko|| Montserrat González
|2–6, 7–6(7–4), [10–8]|
|Runner-up||3.||16 June 2017||Barcelona, Spain||Clay||Julia Glushko|| Montserrat González
Sílvia Soler Espinosa
|Winner||8.||25 June 2017||Warsaw, Poland||Clay||Vera Lapko|| Katarzyna Kawa
|Winner||9.||5 August 2017||Lexington, United States||Hard||Vera Lapko|| Hiroko Kuwata
|Winner||10.||23 March 2018||Canberra, Australia||Clay||Dalila Jakupović|| Makoto Ninomiya
|6–4, 4–6, [10–7]|
Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit
- "Australian Open 2016: Priscilla Hon happy to play Serena Williams on her grand slam debut". Sydney Morning Herald. 19 December 2015. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
- "HON WINS FIRST PRO TITLE OVERSEAS". Tennis Australia. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
- "HON ENJOYS IMPRESSIVE RUN IN VANCOUVER". Tennis Australia. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
- "Hon Beats Rus to reach Korea Open Quarters". Tennis Australia. 21 September 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
- "THREE AUSSIES THROUGH TO SURBITON SEMFINALS". Tennis Australia. 9 June 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
- "Priscilla Hon and Jason Kubler are awarded Australian Open and Brisbane International wildcards". Tennis Australia. 6 December 2018. Retrieved 6 December 2018.