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Oct 9th, 2017 06:49 AM
Territory
Re: Priscilla Hon

^Aw that's awesome. Go Pri!
Oct 9th, 2017 06:03 AM
Daebak.
Re: Priscilla Hon

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‘I want to make my Hong Kong grandparents proud’: Aussie tennis starlet Priscilla Hon on a mission in her second home
Teenager emerges from qualifying to secure a place in the main tournament and in the stands will be her grandmother
PUBLISHED : Sunday, 08 October, 2017, 3:52pm
UPDATED : Monday, 09 October, 2017, 9:24am
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Priscilla Hon aims to make her Hong Kong grandparents proud after qualifying for the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open on Sunday.

Hon, an Australian of Hong Kong descent, defeated Danielle Lao, of the US, 7-5, 6-2 at Victoria Park to secure a place in the main tournament.
“I come visit Hong Kong all the time, but I’ve never actually played a tournament here – it’s a first,” said the 19-year-old who is ranked 242nd in the world.
Hon’s parents moved from Hong Kong to Brisbane in 1996, two years before she was born. While Hon and her immediate family live in Australia, her grandparents remain in the city and cannot wait to watch their granddaughter compete for the first time.


“My grandparents have never seen me play,” she said. “They are both pretty old; my grandad can’t come, but my grandma will if it’s not too hot. Maybe if I play a night match. They’ll definitely be watching, though.
“My parents and I live in Australia, but they’re here to watch me. I also have a lot of friends – who obviously are here to [compete] – so I’ve been taking them around to show them parts of Hong Kong.
“This is my second home, definitely. I want to make my grandparents proud.”

Despite having Hong Kong in her blood, Hon admits she still struggles with the notorious humid weather.
“It’s OK when I’m on court,” she said. “But when I’m off, I have to be in the shade.
“When I stop moving, I start sweating. I just have to hydrate a lot better than usual.”
Priscilla Hon.
The Australian joined former US Open doubles quarter-finalist Nicole Gibbs, of the US, in the main draw. Both will be brushing shoulders with the likes of Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Elina Svitolina during their time in Hong Kong.
Hon is not at all fazed.
“I’m not too bothered I’ve kind of been around it all. Obviously it’s awesome, but the less I can think about that, the better I play. I don’t have much to lose when I play against them.”

Hon won her first WTA tour matches against Czech Republic’s Karolina Muchova and Holland’s former world junior number one, Arantxa Rus, at the 2017 Korea Open last month.
She bowed out in the quarter-finals, but wins against much higher ranked players have given her confidence to cause an upset this week.
“I try not to think about who the higher seed is. I just go out there, play my best, and hopefully get the result.”
?I want to make my Hong Kong grandparents proud?: Aussie tennis starlet Priscilla Hon on a mission in her second home | South China Morning Post
Sep 24th, 2017 12:58 AM
azbang She's a cute little bogan isn't she haha
Sep 23rd, 2017 04:30 PM
Daebak.
Re: Priscilla Hon

Another interview

Sep 22nd, 2017 11:45 PM
Territory
Re: Priscilla Hon

She did soooooo well in Seoul this week

And still has doubles SF to play, I might add.

The crowd warmed to her and her attitude and composure was great. Should have done better against Hogenkamp... went AWOL after going up 3-1 in set 2.

Jen Elie as her on court coach was awesome - they just chatted like bffs Pri really looked like she belonged out there. Commentator seemed impressed too. Hopefully just the beginning!
Sep 21st, 2017 01:21 PM
Daebak.
Re: Priscilla Hon

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Originally Posted by Avada Kedavra! View Post
Currently alt 13 for the Q. I'm assuming she'll get in
I hope so, otherwise she will be flying from Asia to Brisbane back to Asia back to Queensland for 4 consecutive weeks

Also maybe she can use her Hong Kong background to score some WCs
Sep 21st, 2017 01:15 PM
Avada Kedavra!
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Originally Posted by Daebak. View Post

Looks like her schedule after Seoul is back to Brisbane ITF and then Hong Kong WTA
Currently alt 13 for the Q. I'm assuming she'll get in
Sep 21st, 2017 12:52 PM
Daebak.
Re: Priscilla Hon

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Originally Posted by chingching View Post
I am not a big food person and even still I love Korean BBQ and Bibimbap
Who doesn't

Found a press conference after today's win too

Sep 21st, 2017 12:47 PM
chingching
Re: Priscilla Hon

I am not a big food person and even still I love Korean BBQ and Bibimbap
Sep 21st, 2017 12:31 PM
Daebak.
Re: Priscilla Hon



Found this interview, ofc she loves food so much

Looks like her schedule after Seoul is back to Brisbane ITF and then Hong Kong WTA

Both of her home towns I guess
Sep 21st, 2017 11:33 AM
guichard
Re: Priscilla Hon

Another good win
Sep 21st, 2017 09:39 AM
Daebak.
Re: Priscilla Hon

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Originally Posted by Avada Kedavra! View Post
Very close to GS q ranking now

Live ranking around #233
Defending only like 5 points too until mid February
Sep 21st, 2017 08:10 AM
Avada Kedavra!
Re: Priscilla Hon

Very close to GS q ranking now

Live ranking around #233
Sep 19th, 2017 12:53 PM
Daebak.
Re: Priscilla Hon

Got her first WTA win this week in Seoul







Aug 19th, 2017 04:58 PM
Gumdale
Re: Priscilla Hon

NCH of #312 next week. Unlucky to have stayed out of the WC playoff though.
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