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Astra Sharma (born 11 September 1995) is a professional Australian tennis player.

Astra Sharma
Astra Sharma in Canberra Nov 2018.jpg
Country (sports) Australia
ResidencePerth, Australia
Born (1995-09-11) 11 September 1995 (age 23)
Singapore[1]
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$173,778
Singles
Career record4–2 (66.67%)
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 98 (29 April 2019)
Current rankingNo. 102 (6 May 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2019)
Doubles
Career record96–42 (69.57%)
Career titles1 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 126 (22 April 2019)
Current rankingNo. 128 (6 May 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2018, 2019)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenF (2019)
Last updated on: 6 May 2019.

Sharma has a career high WTA singles ranking of 98, achieved on 29 April 2019. She also has a career-high WTA doubles ranking of no. 126, achieved on 22 April 2019. Sharma so far has won six ITF singles titles and four ITF doubles titles.

In December 2017, Sharma won the 2018 Australian Open women's doubles wildcard playoff alongside Belinda Woolcock, receiving a main-draw wild card into the 2018 Australian Open women's doubles.

The highlight of her career came in the 2019 Australian Open, when she and fellow Australian John-Patrick Smith reached the final of the mixed doubles after receiving a wild card to enter.

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Personal lifeEdit

Sharma's father is Indian, while her mother is Chinese. She was born and raised in Singapore, before her parents emigrated to Perth, Western Australia.[2]

CareerEdit

2019Edit

In January 2019, Sharma qualified for the Australian Open and won her first-round match over fellow Australian Priscilla Hon, before losing in the second round.[3] In mixed doubles, she and John-Patrick Smith made it through to the final after they defeated the second seed team of Bruno Soares and Nicole Melichar in the semifinals, but lost to the third seeds, Barbora Krejčíková and Rajeev Ram.[4]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Mixed doubles (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2019 Australian Open Hard   John-Patrick Smith   Barbora Krejčíková
  Rajeev Ram
6–7(3–7), 1–6

WTA finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2019 Copa Colsanitas, Bogota, Colombia International Clay   Amanda Anisimova 6–4, 4–6, 1–6

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2019 Copa Colsanitas, Bogota, Colombia International Clay   Zoe Hives   Hayley Carter
  Ena Shibahara
6–1, 6–2

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 9 (7 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments (4–1)
$15,000 tournaments (2–1)
$10,000 tournaments (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (5–1)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 12 July 2015 $10,000 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard   Ola Abou Zekry 6–3, 2–6, 6–0
Winner 2. 30 July 2017 $15,000 Târgu Jiu, Romania Clay   Belinda Woolcock 1–6, 6–2, 7–5
Winner 3. 19 August 2017 $15,000 Graz, Austria Clay   Vendula Žovincová 2–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 8 October 2017 $25,000 Toowoomba, Australia Hard   Eri Hozumi 5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 11 March 2018 $15,000 Orlando, United States Clay   Sophie Chang 3–6, 6–7(6–8)
Winner 4. 24 June 2018 $25,000 Baton Rouge, United States Hard   Maria Mateas 6–2, 6–1
Winner 5. 22 July 2018 $25,000 Gatineau, Canada Hard   Victoria Rodríguez 3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 6. 24 September 2018 $25,000 Cairns, Australia Hard   Destanee Aiava 0–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–1
Winner 7. 10 March 2019 $25,000 Irapuato, Mexico Hard   Verónica Cepede Royg 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 6–3

Doubles: 7 (4 titles, 3 runners-up)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments (0–1)
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments (2–2)
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments (2–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 10 July 2016 $10,000 Amstelveen, Netherlands Clay   Frances Altick   Erika Vogelsang
  Mandy Wagemaker
6–4, 6–2
Winner 2. 17 July 2016 $10,000 Knokke, Belgium Clay   Frances Altick   Déborah Kerfs
  Kelly Versteeg
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 15 October 2017 $25,000 Cairns, Australia Hard   Belinda Woolcock   Naiktha Bains
  Abigail Tere-Apisah
6–4, 2–6, [6–10]
Winner 3. 16 June 2018 $25,000 Sumter, United States Hard   Luisa Stefani   Julia Elbaba
  Xu Shilin
2–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Runner-up 2. 23 June 2018 $25,000 Baton Rouge, United States Hard   Gabriela Talabă   Hayley Carter
  Ena Shibahara
3–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 9 March 2019 $25,000 Irapuato, Mexico Hard   Paige Hourigan   Verónica Cepede Royg
  Renata Voráčová
6–1, 4–6, [12–10]
Runner-up 3. 20 April 2019 $80,000 Dothan, United States Clay   Destanee Aiava   Usue Maitane Arconada
  Caroline Dolehide
6–7(5–7), 4–6

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

SinglesEdit

Only Main Draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam Tournaments and Olympic Games are included in Win–Loss records.

This table is current through the 2019 Stuttgart Open.

Tournament 2019 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 2R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
French Open 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Wimbledon 0 / 0 0–0  – 
US Open 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Win–Loss 0–1 0 / 1 0–1 0%
WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Miami Open A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Madrid Open 0 / 0 0–0  – 
China Open 0 / 0 0–0  – 
WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Opens[1] A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Italian Open 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Canadian Open 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Cincinnati Open 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Wuhan Open 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Career statistics
Tournaments played 3 3
Titles 0 0
Finals 1 1
Overall Win–Loss 5–3 0 / 3 5–3 63%
Win% 63% 62.5%
Year-end ranking $209,657
  • 1 The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Open since 2009. The Dubai Championships were classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009–2011 before being succeeded by the Qatar Open for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, the Dubai Championships regained its Premier 5 status while the Qatar Open was demoted to Premier status. The two tournaments have since alternated status every year.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tennis Australia. "Astra Sharma: "I'm super thrilled at my progress"".
  2. ^ "Australian Open: Singapore-born Astra Sharma through to mixed doubles final". The Straits Times. 25 January 2019. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  3. ^ "SHARMA, HIVES, BIRRELL OPEN WITH AO VICTORIES". Tennis Australia. 14 January 2019. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  4. ^ "'Who's got my beers?': Australian doubles delight". The Age. 25 January 2019. Retrieved 26 January 2019.

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