PLAYER PROFILE

Astra Sharma

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
130
WTA
RANKING
  • Age28
  • 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

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On court

  • Started playing tennis at age six
  • Favourite player is Juan Martin del Potro
  • Debuted on the WTA rankings in October 2012 at No.969
  • Won first professional title in 2015 at the Egyptian ITF event in Sharm El Sheikh
  • 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
  • Came through qualifying to reach the main draw at the 2021 US Open
  • Qualified for Wimbledon in 2022, pushing eventual semifinalist Tatjana Maria to three sets in the first round.

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

2023 120
2022 231
2021 96
2020 128
2019 108
2018 232
2017 440
2016 974
2015 787

Astra Sharma in the news

Australian players handed challenging singles draws at Roland Garros 2024
Alex de Minaur, Daria Saville and Jordan Thompson lead the Aussie charge at Roland Garros 2024.
23 May, 2024

Alex de Minaur, Daria Saville and Jordan Thompson lead the Aussie charge at Roland Garros 2024.
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Two Australians advance to final qualifying round at Roland Garros 2024
Astra Sharma and Olivia Gadecki are the last Australians standing in the Roland Garros 2024 qualifying event.
23 May, 2024

Astra Sharma and Olivia Gadecki are the last Australians standing in the Roland Garros 2024 qualifying event.
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Australian women match 45-year best in qualifying at Roland Garros 2024
Kimberly Birrell and Priscilla Hon scored opening-round wins on day two of the Roland Garros 2024 qualifying competition.
22 May, 2024

Kimberly Birrell and Priscilla Hon are among five Australians to progress to the second round in the Roland Garros 2024 women's qualifying singles event.
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Australian women off to a promising start in qualifying at Roland Garros 2024
Olivia Gadecki, Taylah Preston and Astra Sharma scored first-round qualifying wins at Roland Garros 2024.
21 May, 2024

Australians Olivia Gadecki, Taylah Preston and Astra Sharma all scored first-round qualifying wins at Roland Garros 2024.
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