PLAYER PROFILE

Astra Sharma

6
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
143
WTA
RANKING
  • Age23
  • Born11 September 1995
  • Birth PlacePerth, WA
  • LivesNashville, USA
  • Height178 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
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“Can't really believe the situation we're in. Just to keep beating such high-quality opponents, I mean, coming into this I had zero expectations and now I'm just absolutely over the moon.”

— Astra Sharma, 25 Jan 2019

» Sharma, Smith continue thrilling AO run

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

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

2018 Orlando ITF

2017 Toowoomba ITF

Astra Sharma in the news

Biggest movers: Barty on brink of top 10
Ash Barty celebrates her third-round victory at Indian Wells (Getty Images)
19 March, 2019

After a run to the fourth round of Indian Wells, Ash Barty rises to world No.11, and trails No.10 Serena Williams by just 11 ranking points.
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Sharma claims ITF title in Mexico
Astra Sharma (Getty Images)
12 March, 2019

Astra Sharma enjoys a brilliant week in Irapuato, Mexico by scooping the singles and doubles titles. She is expected to crack the world's top 150 when the new WTA rankings…
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Six Aussies in Acapulco main draw
Alex De Minaur (Getty Images)
25 February, 2019

Alex De Minaur, John Millman, Nick Kyrgios, Jordan Thompson, Alexei Popyrin and Daria Gavrilova will fly the Aussie flag at the ATP/WTA hard-court tournament this week in…
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Aussie women’s tennis strongest in 20 years, says Pratt
The Australian Fed Cup team celebrates its victory over the US in Asheville, North Carolina in February 2019 (Getty Images)
21 February, 2019

With a new-look team and more players vying for selection, Australia coach Nicole Pratt is filled with optimism ahead of April’s Fed Cup semifinal against Belarus.
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