PLAYER PROFILE

Sara Tomic

  • Age20
  • Born 5 February 1998
  • Birth PlaceGold Coast, Queensland
  • LivesSouthport, Queensland
  • PlaysRight-handed
“I learned that I had to be more aggressive and not give her too many short balls. I had to be on the ball and that's what I did today.”

— Sara Tomic, 13 Dec 2016

» Tomic through as defending champ Inglis withdraws

On court

  • Tennis runs in the Tomic family – her older brother, Bernard, turned pro in 2008
  • Claimed the Optus 14s National Claycourt Championships in Queensland, 2012
  • Made her Grand Slam debut in the Australian Open Junior Championship in 2012
  • Reached the final of the LTAT ITF 18s in Thailand in 2012
  • Represented Australia in the World Junior Tennis Finals in Prostejov, Czech Republic in 2012
  • Goal is to emulate her brother’s achievements on the court
  • Dream is to become world’s no. 1
  • Believes her game most closely resembles Serena Williams’
  • Professional tennis goals are to win all the Grand Slams, be the most marketable player, and play mixed doubles with brother Bernard

Off court

  • If not a tennis player, she’d pursue a career in either architecture and design, law or fashion design

Year-end singles ranking history

2014 1188

Titles/Finals

Titles

2016 Sharm El Sheikh ITF

2015 Sharm El Sheikh ITF

Finals

2015 Sharm El Sheikh ITF, Sharm El Sheikh ITF, Sharm El Sheikh ITF

 

Sara Tomic in the news

Five minutes with … Sam Stosur
Sam Stosur; Getty Images
8 November, 2018

After announcing her split from Josh Eagle, Sam Stosur sat down with tennis.com.au to discuss the search for a new coach, her pre-season approach and her goals for 2019.
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Rodionova overcomes tough Tomic test
Arina Rodionova in action at the Australian Open 2018 Play-off; Elizabeth Xue Bai
12 December, 2017

Top seed Arina Rodionova was pushed to two tight sets by Sara Tomic in the first round of the Australian Open Play-off, while Kimberly Birrell ousted 2015 winner Maddison Inglis.
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Biggest movers: Bolt returns to top 200
Alex Bolt; Getty Images
14 November, 2017

Alex Bolt has maintained his steady ascent in the ATP rankings, returning to the world's top 200 for the first time since April 2015.
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Biggest movers: Birrell back on track
Kimberly Birrell
10 October, 2017

Following her first career Pro Tour in Brisbane, Kimberly Birrell has made a huge jump in the latest release of the WTA rankings.
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