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Storm Hunter’s Grand Slam Glory

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Rockhampton’s Storm Hunter makes history at Australian Open 2024

In a stunning turn of events at the Australian Open 2024, Rockhampton’s very own Storm Hunter has etched her name in the record books by storming into the third round, marking the deepest advancement by an Aussie qualifier in women’s singles at the event in 39 years.

A Cinderella Story

After a remarkable journey from the qualifiers, the 29-year-old world No.180 Hunter showcased her prowess in a hard-fought battle against Germany’s Laura Siegemund.

The 6-4 3-6 6-3 victory not only propelled her into the third round but also established her as a force to be reckoned with on the international stage.

Seizing the Moment

In a seesawing encounter lasting over two hours, Hunter’s consistency prevailed, highlighting her exceptional skill.

The victory, her 15th career top-100 win, is now the highest-ranked Grand Slam main-draw singles triumph of her career.

An Australian Triumph

“I’ve had some amazing success in doubles, but I feel like this is a little bit different,” Hunter expressed after the historic win.

The Rockhampton native, who has faced early-round challenges in past Grand Slams, now finds herself basking in the glory of success on home soil.

Facing the Challenge Ahead

The journey continues as Hunter gears up to face ninth seed Barbora Krejcikova in the third round, a formidable opponent with a rich history at the Australian Open.

A Rockhampton Roar at John Cain Arena

Hunter acknowledged the incredible support with the crowd rallying behind her, stating, “To do it in Australia, as well, it’s amazing. The crowd was absolutely incredible, they really helped me today.

As Rockhampton watches one of its stars shine on the global stage, Storm Hunter’s Grand Slam triumph is a testament to resilience, talent, and the unwavering support of the Australian crowd.