PLAYER PROFILE

Astra Sharma

10
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
232
WTA
RANKING
  • Age23
  • Born11 September 1995
  • Birth PlacePerth, WA
  • LivesNashville, USA
  • Height178 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
FOLLOW
“(I feel) pretty good. Today was obviously really hot, but been doing my recovery, and I feel ready for the next round already. I think just the adrenaline.”

— Astra Sharma, 14 Jan 2019

» Sharma, Hives, Birrell open with AO victories

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

2018 Baton Rouge ITF, Gatineau ITF, Cairns ITF

2017 Targu Jiu ITF, Graz ITF

2015 Sharm El Sheikh ITF

Finals

2018 Orlando ITF

2017 Toowoomba ITF

Astra Sharma in the news

Stosur into Australian Open doubles quarterfinals
Sam Stosur (R) in doubles action with Zhang Shuai at Australian Open 2019 (Getty Images)
21 January, 2019

Sam Stosur and Zhang Shuai won through to the Australian Open doubles quarterfinals on Monday while all-Aussie combo Astra Sharma and John-Patrick Smith have reached the same…
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Stosur, Peers, juniors among Aussie winners
Sam Stosur (L) in doubles action with Zhang Shuai at Australian Open 2019 (Getty Images)
20 January, 2019

In addition to the incredible results Australia has enjoyed in singles at Australian Open 2019, there are plenty of other Aussies flourishing in doubles and juniors at Melbourne…
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Barty returns to Australian Open third round
Ash Barty in action during her second-round victory over Wang Yafan at the Australian Open (Getty Images)
16 January, 2019

For the third straight year, Ash Barty surges into the third round at Melbourne Park - this time thanks to a straight-sets win over Wang Yafan of China.
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Popyrin joins winner’s list at Australian Open
Alexei Popyrin in action during his first-round win over Mischa Zverev at the Australian Open (Getty Images)
15 January, 2019

Teenager Alexei Popyrin became the 10th Australian winner in the first round of Australian Open 2019 with a composed performance against Mischa Zverev.
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