Astra Sharma

  • Age28
  • Born11 September 1995
  • Birth PlacePerth, WA
  • LivesNashville, USA
  • Height178 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
“"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

Birrell, Hunter end season as Australia’s top-ranked women
Kimberly Birrell and Storm Hunter are Australia's top-ranked women.
7 November, 2023

Kimberly Birrell finishes the 2023 season as the top-ranked Australian in singles, while Storm Hunter is the world's top-ranked doubles player.
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Aussie weekly wrap: Ebden achieves 22-year first in Australian tennis
Indian Rohan Bopanna and Australian Matt Ebden at the Paris Masters. Picture: Getty Images
6 November, 2023

Matt Ebden is the first Australian to advance to four ATP Masters 1000 doubles finals in a season since Todd Woodbridge in 2001.
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Aiava wins biggest career singles title at Australian Pro Tour event in Sydney
Destanee Aiava celebrates her win at the NSW Open with finalist Astra Sharma.
5 November, 2023

Australian Destanee Aiava scooped the women's singles and doubles titles at an Australian Pro Tour event in Sydney this week.
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Strong field set as Australian Pro Tour heads to Sydney
Thanasi Kokkinakis, Astra Sharma and Rinky Hijikata will contest the NSW Open this week.
30 October, 2023

Thanasi Kokkinakis, Astra Sharma and Rinky Hijikata will all contest the NSW Open in Sydney this week.
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