|Highest Ranking||12 ( Dec 2010 )|
|DATE OF BIRTH ||3rd Dec 1982|
|PLACE OF BIRTH ||HONG KONG|
|LIVES ||HALIFAX, ENGLAND|
|COACH ||PAUL HORNSBY|
|HANDED ||RIGHT HANDED|
|AGE BEGAN PLAYING ||5|
|CLUB BASED AT ||QUEENS, HALIFAX|
|TIMES PLAYED FOR COUNTRY ||SENIOR : 2 JUNIOR : 2|
|BEST RESULTS SO FAR ||WORLD OPEN QUARTER FINALIST 2008 |
|AMBITIONS ||TO BE THE BEST I CAN BE|
|HOBBIES ||READING, MOVIES, EATING, DRINKING RED WINE!|
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|OTHER ||New Zealand number one Jaclyn Hawkes made her debut in the top twenty back in June 2007 and has been there ever since. She finished 2010 in style with a career high of number twelve. The tall and athletic Kiwi, who is based in Halifax, started 2010 on a great note, picking up her third career title at the Chairman’s Cup in Hong Kong. There she beat Donna Urquhart in the final. |
She followed this up with a quarter final berth at the Chennai Open, upsetting Madeline Perry in straight games in the first round.
Some tough draws, saw her get drawn against Nicol David and Jenny Duncalf in her following three tournaments but she bounced back with a quarter final berth at the Australian Open in August.
A last sixteen place at the Qatar Classic ensured Hawkes a place at number twelve on the November rankings.
She finished the year with a quarter final place at the Punj Lloyd Masters in India.
Like her compatriot Joelle King, the highlight of Hawkes’ year had to be her Gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Partnering King in the doubles, they overcame the English pairing of Duncalf and Massaro to clinch Gold. She also reached the quarter finals of the singles.
Some unlucky draws and a few unexpected losses throughout the year were possibly the only things stopping Hawkes of achieving a top ten place. Expect her to close in on this in 2011.
2010 tour win-loss record: 13-12
Career titles: 3