Ashling Sumner

  • Age29
  • Born25 December 1992
  • Birth PlaceCairns, Queensland
  • LivesBrisbane, Queensland
  • Height162 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGary Stickler

On court

  • Introduced to tennis at the age of five by her dad Paul, who is an architect, and mum, Laile.
  • Won the 2008 Optus 16s Australian Girls’ Singles Championships, upsetting No.1 seed Olivia Rich in the final.
  • Orchestrated an upset at the 2009 Australian Open Play-off, beating top seed Olivia Rogowska.
  • Reached the final of the 2010 Optus 18s Australian Girls’ Singles Championships, losing to second seed Isabella Holland.
  • Enjoys tennis for the competition, meeting people and getting to travel.
  • Her parents have been the biggest influence on her career to date and are her greatest supporters. Admires former world No.1 Ana Ivanovic for her playing style.
  • Goal is to play at all the Grand Slams.

Off court

  • Hobbies include shopping.
  • Favourite food is sushi
  • Favourite film is Twilight.

Year-end singles ranking history

2014 695
2013 1095
2012 932
2011 903
2010 674
2009 654






Ashling Sumner in the news

Chargers make history with fourth ATL Conference win
7 December, 2015

The Brisbane Chargers beat the Sunshine Coast Breakers to defend their record of winning every Conference title since the Asia-Pacific Tennis League's inception in 2012.
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Canberra Velocity beat Sharks to claim third straight title
Canberra Velocity's Alison Bai, Tyra Calderwood, Kaitlin Staines, Ashley Keir and Alexandra Nancarrow
7 December, 2015

Having already qualified for January's Asia-Pacific Tennis League Play-offs, Canberra Velocity's women wrapped up the North Conference with a win over Brisbane Sharks.
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Canberra Velocity one win away from ATL North Conference finals
Alison Bai in action at the Australian Open 2015 Play-off; Elizabeth Xue Bai
3 December, 2015

Alison Bai and Ashley Keir spearhead Canberra Velocity's women's team in the Asia-Pacific Tennis League
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Blockbuster field set for Mornington Peninsula showdown
18 March, 2015

A bumper field will contest next week’s Mornington Peninsula Women’s Tennis International, with at least eight of Australia’s top rising stars set to compete at the…
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