PLAYER PROFILE

Astra Sharma

3
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
89
WTA
RANKING
  • Age23
  • Born11 September 1995
  • Birth PlacePerth, WA
  • LivesNashville, USA
  • Height178 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
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“Hopefully next time around I'll be a bit more settled and comfortable ... a lot of work to be done before US Open but I'm confident that I can come out there and have a better showing.”

— Astra Sharma, 1 Jul 2019

» Sharma, Gavrilova ousted from Wimbledon

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

Wimbledon day five: 11 Aussies in action
FIRED UP: Lleyton Hewitt and Jordan Thompson during their first-round win at Wimbledon; Getty Images
5 July, 2019

Eleven Australians feature in doubles action on Wimbledon's day five schedule.
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Wimbledon Day 4: Kyrgios v Rafa, Barty continues
(L-R) Alex de Minaur, Ash Barty and Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon (Getty Images)
4 July, 2019

Nick Kyrgios and Rafael will clash in a Centre Court blockbuster while top seed Ash Barty opens Thursday's play on No.2 Court at Wimbledon.
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Sharma, Gavrilova ousted from Wimbledon
Astra Sharma in action during her first-round match at Wimbledon against 27th seed Sofia Kenin (Getty Images)
1 July, 2019

Astra Sharma and Daria Gavrilova fell in straight sets to seeded opponents on Day 1 of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships.
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The Barty Effect: Australian players laud Ash
Ash Barty at Wimbledon (Getty Images)
1 July, 2019

Ash Barty’s French Open triumph and rise to No.1 have created a buoyant mood within the Australian tennis family, and she’s inspiring her compatriots in the lead-up to…
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