Sarah Stone (tennis)
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Sarah Stone Tennis
Sarah Stone
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Full nameSarah Jane Stone
Country (sports) Australia
Born (1982-03-23) 23 March 1982 (age 39)
Melbourne, Australia
Height181 cm (5 ft 11 in)
PlaysRight Handed
Prize money$27,772
Highest rankingNo. 600 (24 February 2003)
Career titles0 WTA / 11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 131 (14 July 2003)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2003)
Wimbledon1R (2003)

Sarah Jane Stone (born 23 March 1982) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.


A doubles specialist from Melbourne, Stone competed on the professional tour in the early 2000s before her career was cut short due to a right foot and back injury.

Stone won 11 ITF doubles titles during her career, eight of which came in the 2002 season. Stone excelled as a doubles player on the ITF junior world tour where she reached the number 8 ranking in the world.

Her best result on the WTA Tour was a quarter-final appearance partnering Samantha Stosur at the 2002 Tasmanian International.[1]

In 2003 she featured in the main draw of the women's doubles at both the Australian Open and Wimbledon. She played in the Australian Open as a wildcard pairing with Samantha Stosur, then at Wimbledon, she and Nicole Sewell played as successful qualifiers after defeating Dinara Safina and Maria Elena Camarin.[2]

Between 2006-2008 Stone worked with WTA tour players Anastasia Rodionova, Romina Oprandi, Vasilisa Bardina and Christina Wheeler.

Now based in the United States, she currently coaches American player Alexa Glatch and Serbian world number 39 Aleksandra Krunic. Stone began working with Krunic's team at Indian Wells in 2018. Under Stone's coaching tutilage Krunic won her first WTA tour title at 'S Hertogenbosch defeating Coco Vandeweghe and Kirsten Flipkens along the way.[3] As a result, Krunic reached a career-high ranking of 39 on the WTA tour.[4][5]

She was previously the coach of her former doubles partner Samantha Stosur for three years during which time Stosur reached the world number one doubles ranking and won three Grand Slam doubles titles.

In 2015 Stone founded [6] the Women's Tennis Coaching Association (WTCA) she currently serves as the CEO of the 501 (C3) organization. Stone is the chairperson of the women's tennis coaching board of the Professional Tennis Registry.

She is currently a WTA Gold level coach and is a coaching consultant to the SBW Tennis academy in Brentwood Los Angeles.


ITF Circuit finals

Doubles: 21 (11-10)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 19 March 2001 Wodonga, Australia Grass Australia Kristen van Elden Australia Beti Sekulovski
Australia Nicole Sewell
3-6, 7-6(4), 6-4
Winner 2. 16 July 2001 Frinton, Great Britain Grass Australia Beti Sekulovski Republic of Ireland Yvonne Doyle
Republic of Ireland Karen Nugent
7-6(5), 6-4
Runner-up 3. 16 September 2001 Ibaraki, Japan Hard Australia Beti Sekulovski Australia Samantha Stosur
Australia Melissa Dowse
4-6, 7-5, 2-6
Runner-up 4. 23 September 2001 Osaka, Japan Hard Australia Beti Sekulovski Australia Samantha Stosur
Australia Melissa Dowse
7-5, 3-6, 3-6
Runner-up 5. 3 February 2002 Wellington,New Zealand Hard Australia Nicole Kriz Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
6-4 6-7(3) 2-6
Winner 6. 25 February 2002 Bendigo, Australia Hard Australia Samantha Stosur Australia Trudi Musgrave
Australia Cindy Watson
6-4, 6-3
Winner 7. 4 March 2002 Warrnambool, Australia Grass Australia Samantha Stosur United States Amanda Augustus
Republic of Ireland Claire Curran
6-0, 4-6, 6-3
Winner 8. 11 March 2002 Benalla, Australia Grass Australia Nicole Kriz Australia Casey Dellacqua
Germany Svenja Weidemann
7-5, 6-1
Winner 9. 23 March 2002 Bendigo, Australia Grass Australia Nicole Kriz Australia Rochelle Rosenfield
Germany Madita Suer
3-6, 7-5, 6-3
Winner 10. 10 June 2002 Raalte, Netherlands Clay Netherlands Jolanda Mens Australia Darya Ivanova
Australia Tiffany Welford
4-6, 6-3, 6-0
Runner-up 11. 24 June 2002 Alkmaar, Netherlands Clay Netherlands Jolanda Mens Netherlands Kim Kilsdonk
Austria Nicole Melch
6-7(2), 2-6
Runner-up 12. 8 July 2002 Felixstowe, United Kingdom Grass Australia Christina Horiatopoulos United States Amanda Augustus
Australia Nicole Sewell
6-7(5), 4-6
Runner-up 13. 29 July 2002 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay Australia Samantha Stosur Slovakia ?udmila Cervanová
Slovakia Stanislava Hrozenská
6-7(5), 4-6
Winner 14. 5 August 2002 Bath, Great Britain Hard Australia Samantha Stosur Greece Asimina Kaplani
Greece Maria Pavlidou
6-4, 6-1
Winner 15. 12 August 2002 London, Great Britain Hard Republic of Ireland Elsa O'Riain Australia Michelle Summerside
United Kingdom Anna White
6-4, 6-2
Runner-up 16. 9 September 2002 Bordeaux, France Clay Australia Samantha Stosur Italy Flavia Pennetta
Romania Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
3-6, 5-7
Runner-up 17. 17 September 2002 Glasgow, Scotland Hard Australia Samantha Stosur Republic of Ireland Yvonne Doyle
Republic of Ireland Elsa O'Riain
2-6, 4-6
Runner-up 18. 14 October 2002 Mackay, Australia Hard Australia Samantha Stosur South Africa Natalie Grandin
Australia Nicole Sewell
3-6, 6-1, 4-6
Runner-up 19. 21 October 2002 Rockhampton, Australia Hard Australia Samantha Stosur Australia Evie Dominikovic
Australia Bryanne Stewart
5-7, 6-4, 5-7
Winner 20. 28 October 2002 Dalby, Australia Hard Australia Samantha Stosur Australia Evie Dominikovic
Australia Bryanne Stewart
6-3, 6-3
Winner 21. 7 April 2003 Coatzacoalcos, Mexico Hard Argentina Erica Krauth United Kingdom Helen Crook
Greece Christina Zachariadou
6-4, 4-6, 6-4


  1. ^ "Tennis - Thursday's results". ESPN. 10 January 2002. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Q&A with WTA Pro Tennis Coach Sarah Stone". Retrieved 2018.
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  5. ^ "Sarah Stone - Female Coaching Network". Retrieved 2018.
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