PLAYER PROFILE

Astra Sharma

7
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
165
WTA
RANKING
  • Age25
  • Born11 September 1995
  • Birth PlacePerth, WA
  • LivesNashville, USA
  • Height178 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
FOLLOW
“I thought I took pretty good use of the opportunities given to me and just tried to play a bit more free and loose than yesterday. I thought it was a pretty good turnaround.”

— Astra Sharma, 3 Mar 2020

» Sharma wins in Monterrey

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

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

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

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