PLAYER PROFILE

Astra Sharma

5
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
100
WTA
RANKING
  • Age23
  • Born11 September 1995
  • Birth PlacePerth, WA
  • LivesNashville, USA
  • Height178 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
FOLLOW
“The most important thing this week has been keeping myself really good mentally. Staying calm, staying positive, not thinking too much or getting too negative on court. I’ve just been really solid and consistent, point by point.”

— Astra Sharma, 14 Apr 2019

» Sharma into WTA Bogota final

On court

  • Started playing tennis at age five
  • 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 Play-off final in December 2018, falling to Kimberly Birrell

Off court

  • Parents are Dev and Susan; siblings named Ashwin and Tara
  • Goal is to crack the world’s top 100

Year-end ranking history

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

Stosur and Sharma win in Strasbourg
Samantha Stosur; Getty Images
5 hours ago

Sam Stosur and Astra Sharma make a strong start in Strasbourg with straight-sets wins in round one.
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Five Aussie women in top 100 best since 1993
(L-R) Astra Sharma, Daria Gavrilova, Ash Barty, Ajla Tomljanovic and Sam Stosur (Getty Images)
2 May, 2019

Australia has five women ranked inside the WTA top 100 - our biggest representation since January 1993.
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Biggest movers: Sharma makes top 100 debut
NEW HIGH: Astra Sharma is now a top 100-ranked singles player; Getty Images
23 April, 2019

Australia now has five women ranked inside the top 100 in singles, with Astra Sharma making her debut this week.
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Molik gives edge to Australia in Fed Cup semifinal
Alicia Molik speaks to the media ahead of Australia's Fed Cup semifinal against Belarus in Brisbane (Getty Images)
17 April, 2019

Australia and Belarus may be hard to separate on paper, yet Australian Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik believes her home team holds some crucial advantages.
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