Ballarat tennis sensation Zoe Hives is just days away from her Australian Open debut.
As she prepares for what is undoubtedly the biggest tournament of her career, let’s take a look at how her career has blossomed.
The Courier has followed Hives’ journey from the beginning and has been on hand as she grew from a promising youngster to one of Australia’s best tennis players.
Check out the photo gallery above, dating all the way back to 2005, to see her development over the years.
The Australian Open singles draw will be held on Thursday evening, in which Hives will learn her round one opponent.