Storm Hunter

  • Age29
  • Born11 August 1994
  • Birth PlaceRockhampton, Queensland
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height166 cm
  • PlaysLeft-handed
  • CoachNicole Pratt
“To be honest, it's always been a dream of mine to be world No.1, but ... how could it happen to me? I'm just Storm.”

— Storm Hunter, 23 Nov 2023

» Storm Hunter honoured for year-end world No.1 milestone

On court

  • idol growing up was Andre Agassi: “I first started [to play tennis] because he was one of the first tennis matches I ever watched and after watching him I wanted to be a pro tennis player.”
  • also likes Rafael Nadal: “I’m a lefty too so I love to watch him play and he is so mentally tough so I aspire to be like him.”
  • realised at age 15 or 16 that she was good enough to follow a professional career
  • named in the Australian Fed Cup team for the first time in January 2014
  • singles finalist in the 2011 Optus 18s Australian Championships, going down to Ashleigh Barty; teamed up with Brooke Rischbieth to make the doubles semifinals
  • pushed world No.3 Daria Gavrilova to three tough sets in her first Australian Open junior championships in 2010; from this, realised her potential to become a professional tennis player
  • aspires to be like former Australian pro and world No.8 Alicia Molik; believes if she works hard she has every chance to reach such heights
  • toughest opponent she’s faced is Belgian Kirsten Flipkens
  • wishes she could replay her Hobart International second-round match against Flipkens, where she fell in a third-set tiebreak
  • dream tennis scenario would be to beat the world No.1 in a night match at Rod Laver Arena
  • ultimate professional goal is to win a Grand Slam – especially the Australian Open – and to win a Fed Cup
  • sitting in her entourage at an Australian Open match at Rod Laver Arena would be her family, her team, and hopefully Billy Slater or Sally Fitzgibbons
  • qualified at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in her career at Roland Garros 2021
  • advanced to Wimbledon ladies’ doubles semifinals in 2021 with American Caroline Dolehide, where they lost to Russians Elena Vesnina and Veronika Kudermetova after holding three match points
  • represented Australia at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, reaching doubles quarterfinals alongside Ash Barty
  • made top-20 debut in doubles in January 2022
  • broke into the world’s top-10 in doubles in October 2022, after winning first WTA 1000 title alongside Brazil’s Luisa Stefani at Guadalajara
  • made the Wimbledon ladies’ doubles final alongside Belgium’s Elise Mertens in 2023
  • rose to world No.2 in doubles in September 2023, making her the highest-ranked Australian female in 16 years
  • became the third Australian woman to achieve a No.1 ranking in doubles in November 2023

Off court

  • if she wasn’t a tennis player she would be a high school teacher
  • fan of the Fremantle Dockers in the AFL and Melbourne Storm in the NRL
  • loves to surf
  • nicknamed “Storminator”
  • best piece of advice received is to control what you can control
  • her perfect day would involve going on a surfing round trip down south to Margaret River with family and friends
  • had she not been a tennis player, she would have been a professional surfer or school teacher
  • married partner Loughlin Hunter in November 2022

Year-end singles ranking history

2023 172
2022 237
2021 129
2020 282
2019 428
2017 676
2016 293
2015 371
2014 323
2013 242
2012 721
2011 725


Storm Hunter in the news

Storm Hunter honoured for year-end world No.1 milestone
Storm Hunter was celebrated at a ceremony at Melbourne Park's KIA Arena after finishing the 2023 season as doubles world No.1. (Getty Images)
23 November, 2023

Tennis Australia team members gathered on Thursday at KIA Arena to celebrate Storm Hunter, who finished the 2023 season as the doubles world No.1.
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Ranking movers: Ebden rises to world No.4 in doubles
Australian Matt Ebden in action. Picture: Getty Images
13 November, 2023

Australian Matt Ebden makes his top-five debut in the latest ATP World Tour doubles rankings.
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Aussie weekly wrap: Promising Australian teens scoop ITF titles
Rising Aussie teens Edward Winter and Stefani Webb both won ITF titles this week.
12 November, 2023

Rising teens Edward Winter and Stefani Webb were among four Australians to win ITF titles this week.
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Departing Molik’s upbeat message for Australian tennis
Australian captain Alicia Molik prior to the Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Seville, Spain. (Getty Images)
11 November, 2023

Departing Billie Jean King Cup team captain Alicia Molik gave the job everything she had for a decade, and predicts a new generation will help Australian tennis flourish.
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