PLAYER PROFILE

Astra Sharma

3
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
95
WTA
RANKING
  • Age26
  • Born11 September 1995
  • Birth PlacePerth, WA
  • LivesNashville, USA
  • Height178 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
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“"I hope people can look at my story and see that anything is really possible."”

— Astra Sharma, 13 Aug 2021

» Astra Sharma: Serving inspiration

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
  • Won first WTA singles title at Charleston in April 2021, scoring her first top-30 win against Ons Jabeur in the final

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

Astra Sharma in the news

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14 October, 2021

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Tomljanovic stuns Muguruza at Indian Wells
Ajla Tomljanovic progresses to the third round at Indian Wells
10 October, 2021

Ajla Tomljanovic defeats world No.6 Garbine Muguruza in three sets to reach the third round at Indian Wells.
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Vukic sets all-Aussie second round at Indian Wells
Aleksandar Vukic advances to the second round at Indian Wells.
9 October, 2021

Aleksander Vukic will meet Alex de Minaur in all-Australian second round at Indian Wells, with John Millman also progressing at the ATP 1000 event.
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Popyrin powers into second round at Indian Wells
Alexei Popyrin in action at Indian Wells. Picture: Getty Images
8 October, 2021

Australian Alexei Popyrin is through to the second round at an ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Indian Wells.
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