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)|
|Prize money||US$ 358,659|
|Career record||143–108 (57.0%)|
|Career titles||4 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 118 (14 October 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 129 (3 February 2020)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2020)|
|French Open||2R (2019)|
|US Open||1R (2019)|
|Career record||98–73 (57.3%)|
|Career titles||10 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 91 (2 April 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 645 (3 February 2020)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)|
|Last updated on: 3 February 2020.|
She reached a career-high WTA rankings in singles of World No. 118 in October 2019, and No. 91 in doubles in April 2018.
On the junior circuit, Hon achieved a career-high ranking of No. 13 in the world. 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. Hon ended 2016 with a singles rank of 499.
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. Hon ended 2017 with a singles rank of 227.
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 ended 2018 with a singles rank of 158.
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 rubber 6-4 7-5 against USA resulting in Australia progressing to the semi-final.
In May, Hon achieved her first Main Draw win at a Grand Slam tournament by defeating Timea Babos 3-6 6-2 6-1 at the French Open before falling to eventual Quarterfinalist Madison Keys in three sets in the second round.
Hon experienced limited success on grass in Europe, falling in the second round of qualifying at Wimbledon.
In August, Hon travelled to North America and reached the quarterfinal of the 2019 Odlum Brown Vancouver Open. At the US Open, Hon qualified for the singles main draw, before losing to Margarita Gasparyan in the first round. Hon returned to Australia and reached the semi-final of 2019 Bendigo Women's International. Hon ended 2019 with a singles rank of 126.
Hon commenced 2020 losing the first round of 2020 Brisbane International and 2020 Adelaide International. At the 2020 Australian Open, Hon reached the second round for the first time at the Australian Open by defeating Kateryna Kozlova.
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 titles, 3 runner–ups)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Oct 2014||ITF Toowoomba, Australia||15,000||Hard||Lizette Cabrera|| Jessica Moore
|Win||1–1||Mar 2015||ITF Mornington, Australia||15,000||Clay||Tammi Patterson|| Mana Ayukawa
|Win||2–1||Apr 2015||ITF Melbourne, Australia||15,000||Clay||Tammi Patterson|| Agata Barańska
|2–6, 6–4, [12–10]|
|Win||3–1||May 2015||ITF Pula, Italy||10,000||Clay||Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov|| Cristina Bucșa
Eva Guerrero Álvarez
|Win||4–1||Aug 2015||ITF Leipzig, Germany||15,000||Clay||Jil Teichmann|| Pia König
|Loss||4–2||Oct 2015||ITF Tweed Heads, Australia||15,000||Hard||Dalma Gálfi|| Kimberly Birrell
|7–6(7–3), 3–6, [8–10]|
|Win||5–2||Mar 2017||ITF Mornington, Australia||25,000||Clay||Fanny Stollár|| Jessica Moore
|Win||6–2||Jun 2017||ITF Grado, Italy||25,000||Clay||Julia Glushko|| Tereza Mrdeža
|Win||7–2||Jun 2017||ITF Brescia, Italy||60,000||Clay||Julia Glushko|| Montserrat González
|2–6, 7–6(7–4), [10–8]|
|Loss||7–3||Jun 2017||ITF Barcelona, Spain||60,000||Clay||Julia Glushko|| Montserrat González
Sílvia Soler Espinosa
|Win||8–3||Jun 2017||ITF Warsaw, Poland||25,000||Clay||Vera Lapko|| Katarzyna Kawa
|Win||9–3||Aug 2017||ITF Lexington, United States||60,000||Hard||Vera Lapko|| Hiroko Kuwata
|Win||10–3||Mar 2018||ITF Canberra, Australia||60,000||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.
- "Tomljanovic Powers into Australian Open Second Round". Tennis Australia. 21 January 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2020.