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Under the Radar: Taylah Preston (Australia)

TEENAGE sensation Taylah Preston has been performing strongly on the ITF Tour the last five months, and is rapidly improving her WTA Tour ranking. Though many of her tournaments have been out of the spotlight given the lower level compared to the Tour, Preston has risen almost 300 places since September. Five months ago when […]

Player Focus: Emerson Jones (Australia)

AUSTRALIAN young gun Emerson Jones captured the hearts of the green and gold fans at Melbourne Park as the 15-year-old made it to the junior Grand Slam final. Though she ultimately fell short of ultimate glory to the incredible Renata Jamrichova, her performance through the tournament was outstanding. In this piece, we take a look […]

Top Filipino Eala eases into career-high rank

THERE are only two WTA Tour players under 21 who are their country’s top ranked player inside the Top 100, and while losing Australian Open semi-finalist Coco Gauff is a name everyone is familiar with, far less people are aware of the other, Philippines’ Alexandra Eala. Playing world’s away, while world number three Gauff racked […]

Forgotten talents: Nastasja Schunk (Germany)

GERMAN young gun Nastasja Schunk is a player many might have forgotten about after a 12-month break due to shoulder surgery, but the 20-year-old has returned to the WTA Tour and is ready to make her rise back up the rankings. The left-hander with the powerful forehand reached a career-high of 143rd in the world […]

WTA Tour Player Focus: Priscilla Hon (Australia)

AUSTRALIAN Priscilla Hon is a 24-year-old talent from Queensland who has consistently shown signs of taking the next step in her development, but is yet to surpass the third round of a Grand Slam. Right now the 169th ranked player in the world – who still resides in her home city of Brisbane – is […]