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Priscilla Hon (born 10 May 1998) is an Australian tennis player.

Priscilla Hon
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Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceBrisbane, Australia
Born (1998-05-10) 10 May 1998 (age 21)
Brisbane
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachGuillaume Peyre
Prize money$358,659
Singles
Career record143–108
Career titles4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 130 (8 April 2019)
Current rankingNo. 132 (27 May 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2016, 2019)
French Open2R (2019)
WimbledonQ2 (2018)
US OpenQ1 (2018)
Doubles
Career record98–73
Career titles10 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 91 (2 April 2018)
Current rankingNo. 248 (27 May 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
WimbledonQ1 (2018)
Last updated on: 31 May 2019.

She has career-high WTA rankings in singles of No. 130, achieved in April 2019, and in doubles of No. 91, achieved in April 2018.

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CareerEdit

JuniorsEdit

On the junior circuit, Hon has a career-high ranking of 13. She reached the semifinals of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships girls' doubles.

2015Edit

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.

2016Edit

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.[1] 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.[2]

2017Edit

In August, Hon qualified for and made the semifinals of the Challenger de Gatineau.[3] 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.[4]

2018Edit

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.[5] Hon lost in the second round of qualifying for Wimbledon.

2019Edit

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[6] but lost in the first round to Astra Sharma.

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 5 (4–1)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 29 March 2015 Mornington, Australia Clay   Sandra Zaniewska 5–7, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 2. 25 October 2015 Brisbane, Australia Hard   Kimberly Birrell 6–4, 6–3
Winner 3. 8 May 2016 Pula, Italy Clay   Jessica Crivelletto 6–2, 6–2
Winner 4. 28 October 2018 Bendigo, Australia Hard   Ellen Perez 6–4, 4–6, 7–5
Runner-up 1. 31 March 2019 Canberra, Australia Clay   Olivia Rogowska 6–7(6–8), 3–6

Doubles: 13 (10–3)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–2)
Clay (9–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 17 October 2014 Toowoomba, Australia Hard   Lizette Cabrera   Jessica Moore
  Abbie Myers
3–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 28 March 2015 Mornington, Australia Clay   Tammi Patterson   Mana Ayukawa
  Ayaka Okuno
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 2. 3 April 2015 Melbourne, Australia Clay   Tammi Patterson   Agata Barańska
  Sandra Zaniewska
2–6, 6–4, [12–10]
Winner 3. 8 May 2015 Pula, Italy Clay   Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov   Cristina Bucșa
  Eva Guerrero Álvarez
6–0, 6–3
Winner 4. 22 August 2015 Leipzig, Germany Clay   Jil Teichmann   Pia König
  Conny Perrin
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 2 October 2015 Tweed Heads, Australia Hard   Dalma Gálfi   Kimberly Birrell
  Tammi Patterson
7–6(7–3), 3–6, [8–10]
Winner 5. 25 March 2017 Mornington, Australia Clay   Fanny Stollár   Jessica Moore
  Varatchaya Wongteanchai
6–1, 7–5
Winner 6. 2 June 2017 Grado, Italy Clay   Julia Glushko   Tereza Mrdeža
  Conny Perrin
7–5, 6–2
Winner 7. 10 June 2017 Brescia, Italy Clay   Julia Glushko   Montserrat González
  Ilona Kremen
2–6, 7–6(7–4), [10–8]
Runner-up 3. 16 June 2017 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Julia Glushko   Montserrat González
  Sílvia Soler Espinosa
4–6, 3–6
Winner 8. 25 June 2017 Warsaw, Poland Clay   Vera Lapko   Katarzyna Kawa
  Katarzyna Piter
7–6(7–3), 6–4
Winner 9. 5 August 2017 Lexington, United States Hard   Vera Lapko   Hiroko Kuwata
  Valeria Savinykh
6–3, 6–4
Winner 10. 23 March 2018 Canberra, Australia Clay   Dalila Jakupović   Makoto Ninomiya
  Miyu Kato
6–4, 4–6, [10–7]

Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Australian Open 1R A Q3 1R 0–2
French Open A A Q1 0–0
Wimbledon A A Q2 0–0
US Open A A Q1 0–0
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–2
Year-end ranking 499 221 158

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 0–4
French Open A A A A 0–0
Wimbledon A A A A 0–0
US Open A A A A 0–0
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–4
Year-end ranking 325 540 115

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "HON WINS FIRST PRO TITLE OVERSEAS". Tennis Australia. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  3. ^ "HON ENJOYS IMPRESSIVE RUN IN VANCOUVER". Tennis Australia. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Hon Beats Rus to reach Korea Open Quarters". Tennis Australia. 21 September 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  5. ^ "THREE AUSSIES THROUGH TO SURBITON SEMFINALS". Tennis Australia. 9 June 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Priscilla Hon and Jason Kubler are awarded Australian Open and Brisbane International wildcards". Tennis Australia. 6 December 2018. Retrieved 6 December 2018.

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