PLAYER PROFILE

Astra Sharma

  • Age23
  • Born11 September 1995
  • Birth PlacePerth, WA
  • LivesNashville, USA
  • Height178 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
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“A lot of times I’ve felt like I’ve not played my best tennis but won just keeping a cool head and trying to find a way to win, which is really cool.”

— Astra Sharma, 10 Aug 2018

» Astra Sharma: “I’m super thrilled at my progress”

On court

  • Started playing tennis at age five
  • Favourite player is Justine Henin
  • 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
  • After completing four years in the college tennis ranks in the US, transitioned to ITF circuit in 2018, cracking the top 400 in March

Off court

  • Parents are Dev and Susan; siblings named Ashwin and Tara
  • Played college tennis at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, majoring in medicine, health & society

Year-end ranking history

2017 440
2016 974
2015 787

Titles/Finals

Titles

2018 Baton Rouge ITF, Gatineau ITF

2017 Targu Jiu ITF, Graz ITF

2015 Sharm El Sheikh ITF

Finals

2018 Orlando ITF

2017 Toowoomba ITF

Astra Sharma in the news

Aussie women set for US Open wildcard play-off  
Arina Rodionova; Getty Images
16 August, 2018

Arina Rodionova, Olivia Rogowska, Lizette Cabrera, Priscilla Hon, Jaimee Fourlis, Astra Sharma, Ellen Perez and Abbie Myers will this weekend battle for a wildcard into the US…
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Astra Sharma: “I’m super thrilled at my progress”
Astra Sharma plays a forehand (photo credit: Elizabeth Xue Bai)
10 August, 2018

Having graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, West Australian Astra Sharma has turned her attention to the pro circuit - and is on the way up.
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Biggest movers: Sharma continues rapid rise
Astra Sharma; Getty Images
31 July, 2018

Astra Sharma is knocking on the door of the world's top 250 after another big jump in the latest WTA rankings. Meanwhile, Matt Ebden returns to the ATP top 50.
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Biggest movers: Millman cracks top 50
John Millman; Getty Images
24 July, 2018

John Millman continues to flourish, Sam Stosur inches her way back, and youngsters make their move in the latest release of the ATP and WTA rankings.
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