Priscilla Hon facts for kids
Hon at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships
|Born||10 May 1998
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||166–129 (56.27%)|
|Career titles||4 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 118 (14 October 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 156 (5 April 2021)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2020)|
|French Open||2R (2019)|
|US Open||1R (2019)|
|Career record||99–80 (55.31%)|
|Career titles||10 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 91 (2 April 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 923 (5 April 2021)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)|
|Last updated on: 5 April 2021.|
Priscilla Hon (born 10 May 1998) is an Australian tennis player.
She reached a career-high WTA rankings in singles of 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 wildcard teams in women's doubles, partnering with fellow Australian Kimberly Birrell who was also age 16. They lost to the fifth-seeded Americans Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears in straight sets. Hon was also given a wildcard into the singles qualifying draw, but lost in the first round to tenth seed Evgeniya Rodina in straight sets.
In March, Hon won her first ITF tournaments at the $15k 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 $25k event in Brisbane, defeating fellow Australian junior and good friend Kimberly Birrell in the final, 6–4, 6–3.
Hon was given a wildcard into the main draw of the Brisbane International, but she lost to Samantha Crawford, in straight sets. Hon was awarded a main-draw wildcard into the Australian Open, after winning the U-18 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 the ITF Santa Margherita di Pula. She 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 Korea 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 ended the year with a singles rank of 227.
She lost in the final round of qualifying for the Australian Open, and competed on the ITF 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. She ended 2018 with a singles rank of 158.
Hon commenced at Brisbane, where she was awarded a wildcard 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 also was awarded a wildcard 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 the U.S. team resulting in Australia progressing to the semifinal.
In May, Hon achieved her first main-draw win at a Grand Slam tournament by defeating Tímea 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 courts in Europe, falling in the second round of qualifying at Wimbledon.
In August, Hon travelled to North America and reached the quarterfinal of the Vancouver Open. At the US Open, she qualified for the singles main draw, before losing to Margarita Gasparyan in the first round. Hon returned to Australia and reached the semifinal of the Bendigo International. She ended the season with a singles rank of 126.
Hon commenced 2020 losing the first round in Brisbane and Adelaide. At the Australian Open, she reached the second round for the first time by defeating Kateryna Kozlova.
Grand Slam performance timelines
ITF Circuit finals
Singles: 5 (4 titles, 1 runner-up)
Doubles: 14 (10 titles, 4 runner–ups)
|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(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||Internazionali di Brescia, Italy||60,000||Clay||Julia Glushko|| Montserrat González
|2–6, 7–6(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||Canberra International, Australia||60,000||Clay||Dalila Jakupović|| Makoto Ninomiya
|6–4, 4–6, [10–7]|
|Loss||10–4||Jun 2021||ITF Nottingham, United Kingdom||100,000||Grass||Storm Sanders|| Monica Niculescu
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