PLAYER PROFILE

Astra Sharma

4
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
136
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

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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

2021 96
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

Wimbledon 2022: Eight Australians in action on day one
Daria Saville, James Duckworth and Astra Sharma are among the Aussies in action on day one at Wimbledon 2022.
3 hours ago

Daria Saville, James Duckworth and Astra Sharma are among eight Aussie players in action on day one at Wimbledon 2022.
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Sharma embracing “underdog” status at Wimbledon
Astra Sharma at Wimbledon. Picture: Getty Images
26 June, 2022

Australian qualifier Astra Sharma believes she has "nothing to lose" in her Wimbledon 2022 campaign.
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Aussie women inspiring each other at Wimbledon
Maddison Inglis in action during Wimbledon qualifying. Picture: Getty Images
25 June, 2022

Maddison Inglis believes the Australian support was invaluable during the Wimbledon 2022 qualifying competition.
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Wimbledon 2022: Doubles draws revealed
Nick Kyrgios and Sam Stosur will compete in doubles at Wimbledon 2022.
24 June, 2022

Sixteen Australian players are set to compete across the gentlemen's and ladies' doubles competitions at Wimbledon 2022.
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