PLAYER PROFILE

Astra Sharma

4
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
109
WTA
RANKING
  • Age24
  • Born11 September 1995
  • Birth PlacePerth, WA
  • LivesNashville, USA
  • Height178 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
FOLLOW
“I think she keeps it pretty down-to-earth, like she's not one to kind of go around being bigger than she is – she's just a very normal person and you just kind of relate to how she trains by just watching and observing.”

— Astra Sharma, 7 Nov 2019

» Sharma, Hon learning from Aussie teammates

On court

  • Started playing tennis at age five
  • 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 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
  • 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

Off court

  • Parents are Dev and Susan; siblings named Ashwin and Tara
  • Goal is to crack the world’s top 100

Year-end ranking history

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

Biggest movers: Australian women soar in 2019 rankings
(L-R) Kaylah McPhee, Lizette Cabrera, Astra Sharma and Maddison Inglis all recorded career-high rankings in 2019. (Getty Images)
14 November, 2019

In a banner season for Australian women's tennis, 14 of our players enjoyed significant rankings rises to end 2019 in a far higher position than one year earlier.
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Molik on Fed Cup final: “We gave everything today”
Australian Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik; Getty Images
10 November, 2019

Alicia Molik says she has “no regrets” about how the Australian team prepared and performed in the Fed Cup final, but that the loss to France “hurts a lot”.
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Fed Cup final: Barty prepared for Mladenovic rematch on Day 2
Ash Barty in action during the second singles rubber of Australia's Fed Cup final against France in Perth. (Getty Images)
9 November, 2019

Ash Barty hopes victory over Kristina Mladenovic in the first of the reverse singles will put Australia on course for its first Fed Cup title in 45 years.
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Sharma, Hon learning from Aussie teammates
Astra Sharma (L) and Priscilla Hon chat to the media ahead of the 2019 Fed Cup final in Perth. (Getty Images)
7 November, 2019

Astra Sharma and Priscilla Hon, both new to the Australian Fed Cup team in 2019, continue to learn and thrive under the wing of their experienced countrywomen.
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