PLAYER PROFILE

Astra Sharma

3
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
97
WTA
RANKING
  • Age26
  • Born11 September 1995
  • Birth PlacePerth, WA
  • LivesNashville, USA
  • Height178 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
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“"I hope people can look at my story and see that anything is really possible."”

— Astra Sharma, 13 Aug 2021

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On court

  • Started playing tennis at age six
  • Favourite player is Juan Martin del Potro
  • Won first professional title in 2015 at the Egyptian ITF event in Sharm El Sheikh
  • Debuted on the WTA rankings in October 2012 at No.969
  • Earned an Australian Open 2018 doubles wildcard after winning AO Play-off with Belinda Woolcock in December 2017
  • Came through the US college system, playing for Vanderbilt University and majoring in medicine, health and society
  • Transitioned to ITF circuit in 2018, winning three ITF singles titles and cracking the top 250 in October
  • Advanced to the AO2019 Wildcard Play-off final in December 2018, falling to Kimberly Birrell
  • Reached the AO2019 mixed doubles final – her first Grand Slam final – with John-Patrick Smith
  • Selected for Australia’s Fed Cup team for the first time in the World Group first round against the US in February 2019. She was also a member of team for the 2019 final against France.
  • Stormed to her first WTA final on the clay courts of Bogota in April 2019
  • Cracked the world’s top 100 on 22 April 2019
  • Won first WTA singles title at Charleston in April 2021, scoring her first top-30 win against Ons Jabeur in the final

Off court

  • Parents are Dev and Susan; siblings named Ashwin and Tara
  • Career goal was to crack the world’s top 100

Year-end ranking history

2021 96
2020 128
2019 108
2018 232
2017 440
2016 974
2015 787

Titles/Finals

Titles

2019 Irapuato ITF

2018 Baton Rouge ITF, Gatineau ITF, Cairns ITF

2017 Targu Jiu ITF, Graz ITF

2015 Sharm El Sheikh ITF

Finals

2019 Bogota WTA

2018 Orlando ITF

2017 Toowoomba ITF

Astra Sharma in the news

Twelve Aussies set to begin their Australian Open 2022 campaigns
Sam Stosur, Priscilla Hon, Jordan Thompson and Alexei Popyrin lead the Aussie charge on day two at the Australian Open.
9 hours ago

An exciting Australian Open 2022 day two schedule includes 12 Aussie players (six men and six women) in first-round singles action.
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Ranking movers: Kokkinakis verging on top-100 return
Thanasi Kokkinakis celebrates his title-winning run at the Adelaide International. Picture: Getty Images
17 January, 2022

Following his title-winning run at the Adelaide International, Thanasi Kokkinakis is at his highest ranking in almost six years.
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Doubles draws revealed for Australian Open 2022
Australia's top-ranked doubles players John Peers and Sam Stosur.
16 January, 2022

The men's and women's doubles draws, featuring 40 Australian players, have been revealed for Australian Open 2022.
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Aussies set to clash in Sydney Tennis Classic doubles semifinals
Alexei Popyrin in action at the Sydney Tennis Classic. Picture: Getty Images
13 January, 2022

All-Australian combination Alexei Popyrin and Matt Reid have advanced to the doubles semifinals at this week's ATP 250 tournament in Sydney.
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