Storm Sanders is an Australian professional tennis player, who has won two singles titles and 13 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. Her career-high singles ranking is the world’s No 123. Storm Sanders represented Australia at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, reaching the quarterfinals in doubles.
Storm Sanders was born on August 11, 1994, in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. She started playing tennis at an early age and debuted on the ITF Junior Circuit in December 2007. In her Junior career, she was won the 2009 Optus 14s Autumn Nationals, 2012 Mitsubishi-Lancer International Juniors Championships.
Storm Sanders made her professional singles debut in 2010 at $25,000 Bundaberg (Australia), losing already in the first round. During the year she played at two more professional ITF tournaments with the same success.
In 2011, she reached the quarter-finals of the $25,000 Alice Springs (Australia), while a year later she repeated the success at $25,000 Bendigo (Australia).
Storm Sanders turned entirely to the ITF Circuit in 2013, winning her first title at $25,000 Launceston (Australia). She was also the runner-up at the $25,000 Ipswich (Australia) and reached the semi-finals of the $25,000 Bundaberg (Australia). During the year, she reached the semi-finals of the $50,000 Yakima, WA (USA).
Storm Sanders made the WTA debut in 2014 at WTA 250 Hobart International, reaching the second round. She also played at the Australian Open but lost in the first round to Camila Giorgi. By the end of the season, she did not record some significant achievements taking part mostly in ITF events.
The 2015 season was also not successful for Storm Sanders, who again was defeated in the first round of the WTA 250 Hobart International and the Australian Open. During the year, her best result was the runner-up position at the $15,000 Tweed Heads (Australia) in September.
In 2016, Storm Sanders made her third attempt to cross the first round of the Australian Open and it was again unsuccessful. She reached the semi-finals of the $25,000 Perth (Australia) and $60,000 Fukuoka (Japan).
Storm Sanders was not much successful in singles during the next year. However, she won the Nottingham Open, with Monique Adamczak in June. It was their first WTA Tour title. Storm Sanders made two further WTA tournament finals that year.
In 2018, Storm Sanders did not play on singles, but only several tournaments in doubles, losing all in the first round. She complained of a shoulder injury and canceled all her scheduled matches. She returned to the court only at the end of 2019, winning another ITF trophy at the $60,000 W60 Playford (Australia).
In 2021, Storm Sanders had a great performance, reaching three quarter-finals of the WTA tour – WTA 500 Adelaide International, WTA 250 Livesport Prague Open, and WTA 250 Oracle Challenger Series. Her ranking improved and she first time entered in Top 150.