Melbourne VIC, Australia, 31 July 2018 |

Astra Sharma sits on the brink of the Australian top 10 after rising 53 places in the latest WTA rankings.

The West Australian vaulted to world No.257 after the points from her victory at the $25,000 ITF tournament in Gatineau, Canada two weeks ago were included in her ranking. Last week she also reached the second round at the $60,000 event in Granby, Canada.

Sharma, 22, owns an impressive 20-6 win-loss record in 2018 and in just over four weeks has improved her ranking from No.409 to its current mark – a career-high.

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In other notable rankings news, Matt Ebden returned to the world’s top 50 while Thanasi Kokkinakis continues to inch his way back up the ATP list now that he’s playing an uninterrupted schedule once more.

Below is a break down of this week’s Aussie biggest movers:


Player Ranking Rise Activity
Astra Sharma No.257 +53 W Gatineau ITF, R2 Granby ITF
Naiktha Bains No.336 +11 QFR Nanchang WTA
Olivia Tjandramulia No.379 +14 R2 Granby ITF
Maddison Inglis No.397 +30 QF Gatineau ITF, QFR Granby ITF
Kaylah McPhee No.402 +30 QF Nonthaburi #2 ITF


Player Ranking Rise Activity
Matt Ebden No.50 +5 SF Atlanta ATP
Thanasi Kokkinakis No.164 +8 Qualified for Atlanta ATP
Blake Ellis No.449 +13 QF Taipei ITF

* QF = quarterfinals / QFR = qualifying final round