PLAYER PROFILE

Sara Tomic

  • Age18
  • Born 5 February 1998
  • Birth PlaceGold Coast, Queensland
  • LivesSouthport, Queensland
  • PlaysRight-handed
“I learned that I had to be more aggressive and not give her too many short balls. I had to be on the ball and that's what I did today.”

— Sara Tomic, 13 Dec 2016

» Tomic through as defending champ Inglis withdraws

On court

  • Tennis runs in the Tomic family – her older brother, Bernard, turned pro in 2008
  • Claimed the Optus 14s National Claycourt Championships in Queensland, 2012
  • Made her Grand Slam debut in the Australian Open Junior Championship in 2012
  • Reached the final of the LTAT ITF 18s in Thailand in 2012
  • Represented Australia in the World Junior Tennis Finals in Prostejov, Czech Republic in 2012
  • Goal is to emulate her brother’s achievements on the court
  • Dream is to become world’s no. 1
  • Believes her game most closely resembles Serena Williams’
  • Professional tennis goals are to win all the Grand Slams, be the most marketable player, and play mixed doubles with brother Bernard

Off court

  • If not a tennis player, she’d pursue a career in either architecture and design, law or fashion design

Year-end singles ranking history

2014 1188

Titles/Finals

Titles

2016 Sharm El Sheikh ITF

2015 Sharm El Sheikh ITF

Finals

2015 Sharm El Sheikh ITF, Sharm El Sheikh ITF, Sharm El Sheikh ITF

 

Sara Tomic in the news

Bai overcomes tigerish Tomic to reach semis
Alison Bai in action during the Australian Open Play-off; photo credit Elizabeth Xue Bai
15 December, 2016

Alison Bai fended off a persistent Sara Tomic on Thursday at Melbourne Park to take her place in the semifinals of the Australian Open Play-off.
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Tomic through as defending champ Inglis withdraws
Sara Tomic in action at the December Showdown; photo credit Elizabeth Xue Bai
13 December, 2016

Sara Tomic has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open play-off after last year's winner Maddison Inglis withdrew from their match with a stomach virus.
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Bains targeting first Slam main draw
Naiktha Bains in action during the quarterfinals of the Australian Open 2015 Play-off at Melbourne Park; Mae Dumrigue
11 December, 2016

The No.4 seed in this week's AO Play-off draw, Aussie young gun Naiktha Bains is primed for a strong performance after an intense training block.
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Fourlis, Aiava, Tomic advance to 18/u quarters
Jaimee Fourlis; Getty Images
7 December, 2016

The top five seeds in the girls' 18/u Australian Championships have advanced to the quarterfinals, yet the big names in the boys' 18/u event were unable to emulate that…
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