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Emerson Jones: An Aussie teen on the rise | 15 March, 2023 | All Information | Information and Options | Information and Occasions

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Gold Coast teen Emerson Jones has soared to a career-high world No.21 within the newest ITF World Tennis Tour ladies’ rankings.

Australia, 15 March 2023 | Leigh Rogers

Emerson Jones achieved a serious milestone this week, changing into Australia’s new top-ranked junior.

The 14-year-old from the Gold Coast has climbed to a career-high No.21 within the ITF World Tennis Tour ladies’ rankings and overtakes Taylah Preston, a 17-year-old from Perth, because the Australian No.1.

Jones improves eight locations after advancing to the largest remaining of her younger profession, at a J300 match in Thailand, final week.

It continues a formidable rise for {the teenager}, who’s at the moment the highest-ranked 2008-born participant on this planet.

“It hasn’t actually taken that lengthy for me to be up excessive. It’s fairly nice,” Jones mentioned throughout this 12 months’s Australian Open, the place she reached the second spherical within the ladies’ singles competitors.

Jones, who’s concentrating on success on the junior Grand Slam tournaments in 2023, is following within the footsteps of her older brother, Hayden. The 16-year-old is at the moment the top-ranked Australian boy at world No.35.

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> READ MORE: Attending to know Hayden Jones

Whereas Emerson credit her brother for sparking her love of tennis, she lists her mom, Loretta Harrop, as her largest inspiration.

“I look as much as my mum as a result of she was actually good and difficult mentally at triathlons,” Jones defined of her mom, who gained an Olympic silver medal at Athens 2004. “I take lots of recommendation from her.”

Her father Brad Jones was additionally an impressive athlete, successful the celebrated Grogan Medal within the Queensland Australian Soccer League in 1999.

Emerson, who represented Australia on the Junior Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Turkey final 12 months and was a Feminine Junior Athlete of the 12 months finalist on the 2022 Australian Tennis Awards, additionally has esteemed coach David Taylor in her nook.

Taylor has beforehand guided Australian greats Alicia Molik and Sam Stosur to the highest of the rankings and is now a coach at Tennis Australia’s Nationwide Tennis Academy.

Jones was introduced as one of many latest members of the Nationwide Tennis Academy final week.

> READ MORE: Class of 2023 unveiled at Nationwide Tennis Academy

Guide on-line, play immediately: Go to play.tennis.com.au to get out on courtroom and have some enjoyable!

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