‘My Parents Had No Money’- Guaranteed $120,000 Australian Open Cheque Prompts Local WTA Star to Reveal Stirring Tale

Published 01/15/2024, 2:14 AM EST

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Famous doubles player Storm Hunter proved herself to be a threat to the singles WTA players as well. After qualifying for the Australian Open 2024 in singles, Hunter revealed candidly about her struggling childhood days. Storm Hunter’s success is remarkable because this twenty-nine-year-old world’s number-one doubles player is the first candidate in tennis to achieve this feat in eighteen years.

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Storm’s qualification at the Australian Open 2024’s main draw list truly brought her a new dawn. However, this doubles champion didn’t forget the early days of her life. Mentioning her parents’ contribution to her professional tennis life, Storm Hunter made a candid revelation about her life.

After qualifying for the Australian Open 2024’s singles, Storm Hunter opens up about her tough childhood

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When Hunter was asked about whether she ever imagined herself on the platform of AO as a six-year-old kid, she revealed some challenging truths about her childhood. Storm said, “No not at all. to be honest. I think, yeah, it’s crazy coming from Rocky. Then my parents joined the military when I was 6 years old to I guess help support my career.

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Hunter also added, “I grew up in a pub in Rock Hampton. My parents had no money. They were hard workers. They knew I had this dream, and they joined the military to try and give us a better life and a better opportunity. We relocated to WA. I spent a lot of times in my childhood not seeing my parents because they were sacrificing their I guess time with me and my brother to give us support. “

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This Australian star further spoke about Nicole Pratt‘s help. Hunter said, “Then I’m lucky to have Nicole Pratt. She’s been in my tennis career since I was 17. She’s been in my tennis career since I was 17. She was the one who actually got me a scholarship….”

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This Australian double champion defeated Czech Republican tennis star Dominika Salkova by 3-6, 6-3, and 6-4. After this victory, Hunter bagged her entry to this season’s debut Grand Slam event’s main draw list in the singles tournament. Not to forget, Storm Hunter received $120,000 for her qualification in the tournament. Hunter who once revealed her financial struggles after multiple injuries and poor performance, is very proud of this accomplishment.

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Storm Hunter’s revelation tells people that if they want to achieve something, they can do it no matter what. How Hunter made history in Australian Tennis inspired many youngsters out there to never lose faith. Whether Hunter wins big or not might be a different question, but she surely impressed the fraternity with her skills.

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Upasana Banerjee

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