Priscilla Hon

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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.

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

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.

Career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

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

2015[edit]

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.

2016[edit]

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]

2017[edit]

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]

2018[edit]

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.

2019[edit]

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 finals[edit]

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 Poland Sandra Zaniewska 5–7, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 2. 25 October 2015 Brisbane, Australia Hard Australia Kimberly Birrell 6–4, 6–3
Winner 3. 8 May 2016 Pula, Italy Clay Switzerland Jessica Crivelletto 6–2, 6–2
Winner 4. 28 October 2018 Bendigo, Australia Hard Australia Ellen Perez 6–4, 4–6, 7–5
Runner-up 1. 31 March 2019 Canberra, Australia Clay Australia 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 Australia Lizette Cabrera Australia Jessica Moore
Australia Abbie Myers
3–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 28 March 2015 Mornington, Australia Clay Australia Tammi Patterson Japan Mana Ayukawa
Japan Ayaka Okuno
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 2. 3 April 2015 Melbourne, Australia Clay Australia Tammi Patterson Poland Agata Barańska
Poland Sandra Zaniewska
2–6, 6–4, [12–10]
Winner 3. 8 May 2015 Pula, Italy Clay Spain Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov Spain Cristina Bucșa
Spain Eva Guerrero Álvarez
6–0, 6–3
Winner 4. 22 August 2015 Leipzig, Germany Clay Switzerland Jil Teichmann Austria Pia König
Switzerland Conny Perrin
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 2 October 2015 Tweed Heads, Australia Hard Hungary Dalma Gálfi Australia Kimberly Birrell
Australia Tammi Patterson
7–6(7–3), 3–6, [8–10]
Winner 5. 25 March 2017 Mornington, Australia Clay Hungary Fanny Stollár Australia Jessica Moore
Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai
6–1, 7–5
Winner 6. 2 June 2017 Grado, Italy Clay Israel Julia Glushko Croatia Tereza Mrdeža
Switzerland Conny Perrin
7–5, 6–2
Winner 7. 10 June 2017 Brescia, Italy Clay Israel Julia Glushko Paraguay Montserrat González
Belarus Ilona Kremen
2–6, 7–6(7–4), [10–8]
Runner-up 3. 16 June 2017 Barcelona, Spain Clay Israel Julia Glushko Paraguay Montserrat González
Spain Sílvia Soler Espinosa
4–6, 3–6
Winner 8. 25 June 2017 Warsaw, Poland Clay Belarus Vera Lapko Poland Katarzyna Kawa
Poland Katarzyna Piter
7–6(7–3), 6–4
Winner 9. 5 August 2017 Lexington, United States Hard Belarus Vera Lapko Japan Hiroko Kuwata
Russia Valeria Savinykh
6–3, 6–4
Winner 10. 23 March 2018 Canberra, Australia Clay Slovenia Dalila Jakupović Japan Makoto Ninomiya
Japan Miyu Kato
6–4, 4–6, [10–7]

Grand Slam performance timelines[edit]

Singles[edit]

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

Doubles[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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