PLAYER PROFILE

Astra Sharma

4
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
126
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 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 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

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

Social round-up: Hot shots, trophies, quarantine and no more lockdown
Ash Barty is a passionate Richmond supporter. Picture: Twitter
29 October, 2020

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date.
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Ranking movers: De Minaur on the rise
IN FORM: Alex de Minaur made the European Open semifinals in Antwerp. Picture: Getty Images
26 October, 2020

After strong performances in Antwerp, Alex de Minaur's ranking is on the rise in both singles and doubles.
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Ranking movers: Aussie stars on the rise
MOVING UP: Daria Gavrilova, Marc Polmans, Aleksandar Vukic and Astra Sharma all enjoyed ranking rises this week. Pictures: Getty Images
12 October, 2020

From new career-highs to significant rises, several Australian players have made impressive moves in the latest rankings.
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Lessons from the pros: Aussie stars setting great examples
GREAT EXAMPLES: Alex de Minaur and Astra Sharma have attitudes all players can learn from. Pictures: Getty Images
7 October, 2020

From career-best runs to early exits, our Aussie players experienced mixed fortunes at Roland Garros this year. Regardless of results, there are always important lessons to learn.
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