Priscilla Hon

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 22)
Brisbane, Australia
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachGuillaume Peyre
Prize moneyUS$ 358,659
Singles
Career record143–108 (57.0%)
Career titles4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 118 (14 October 2019)
Current rankingNo. 129 (3 February 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2020)
French Open2R (2019)
WimbledonQ2 (2018)
US Open1R (2019)
Doubles
Career record98–73 (57.3%)
Career titles10 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 91 (2 April 2018)
Current rankingNo. 645 (3 February 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
WimbledonQ1 (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.

CareerEdit

JuniorsEdit

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.

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] Hon ended 2016 with a singles rank of 499.

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] Hon ended 2017 with a singles rank of 227.

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. Hon ended 2018 with a singles rank of 158.

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.

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.

2020Edit

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.[7]

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 5 (4 titles, 1 runner-up)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)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
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

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)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2014 ITF Toowoomba, Australia 15,000 Hard   Lizette Cabrera   Jessica Moore
  Abbie Myers
3–6, 3–6
Win 1–1 Mar 2015 ITF Mornington, Australia 15,000 Clay   Tammi Patterson   Mana Ayukawa
  Ayaka Okuno
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Win 2–1 Apr 2015 ITF Melbourne, Australia 15,000 Clay   Tammi Patterson   Agata Barańska
  Sandra Zaniewska
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
6–0, 6–3
Win 4–1 Aug 2015 ITF Leipzig, Germany 15,000 Clay   Jil Teichmann   Pia König
  Conny Perrin
6–1, 6–4
Loss 4–2 Oct 2015 ITF Tweed Heads, Australia 15,000 Hard   Dalma Gálfi   Kimberly Birrell
  Tammi Patterson
7–6(7–3), 3–6, [8–10]
Win 5–2 Mar 2017 ITF Mornington, Australia 25,000 Clay   Fanny Stollár   Jessica Moore
  Varatchaya Wongteanchai
6–1, 7–5
Win 6–2 Jun 2017 ITF Grado, Italy 25,000 Clay   Julia Glushko   Tereza Mrdeža
  Conny Perrin
7–5, 6–2
Win 7–2 Jun 2017 ITF Brescia, Italy 60,000 Clay   Julia Glushko   Montserrat González
  Ilona Kremen
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
4–6, 3–6
Win 8–3 Jun 2017 ITF Warsaw, Poland 25,000 Clay   Vera Lapko   Katarzyna Kawa
  Katarzyna Piter
7–6(7–3), 6–4
Win 9–3 Aug 2017 ITF Lexington, United States 60,000 Hard   Vera Lapko   Hiroko Kuwata
  Valeria Savinykh
6–3, 6–4
Win 10–3 Mar 2018 ITF Canberra, Australia 60,000 Clay   Dalila Jakupović   Makoto Ninomiya
  Miyu Kato
6–4, 4–6, [10–7]

Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 W–L
Australian Open 1R A Q3 1R 2R 1–3
French Open A A Q1 2R 1–1
Wimbledon A A Q2 Q2 NH 0–0
US Open A A Q1 1R 0–1
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–1 2–5
Career statistics
Year-end ranking 499 221 158 126

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 W–L
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0–6
French Open A A A A A 0–0
Wimbledon A A A A A NH 0–0
US Open A A A A A 0–0
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–6
Career statistics
Year-end ranking 325 540 115 110 641

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.
  7. ^ "Tomljanovic Powers into Australian Open Second Round". Tennis Australia. 21 January 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2020.

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