|Residence||Perth, Western Australia|
|Born||11 September 1995|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||US$ 1,053,349|
|Career record||146-91 (61.6%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 85 (24 June 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 112 (13 September 2021)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2019)|
|French Open||2R (2020, 2021)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2019, 2021)|
|US Open||1R (2019, 2020, 2021)|
|Career record||70-56 (55.6%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 94 (15 March 2021)|
|Current ranking||No. 127 (30 August 2021)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)|
|French Open||1R (2019, 2020, 2021)|
|US Open||1R (2021)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||F (2019)|
|Last updated on: 10 September 2021.|
Astra Sharma (born 11 September 1995) is an Australian professional tennis player. She has career-high WTA rankings of 85 in singles and of 115 in doubles, achieved in June and July 2019, respectively. Sharma has won one singles title and two doubles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as seven singles and four doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.
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 competition, after receiving a wildcard to enter.
Sharma's father, Devdutt Sharma, is a Singaporean Indian with roots from Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Northern India. He was a high jumper. He attended Raffles Institution and National University of Singapore. He worked as an acoustic engineer. Astras' mother, Susan Tan, is a Singaporean Chinese. She was a sprinter from CHIJ Saint Theresa's Convent.
Astra was born and raised in Singapore, before her parents emigrated to Perth, Western Australia in 2005, when she was ten years old. She attended Applecross Senior High School. As a junior, she did some of her training at Bullcreek Tennis Club, located near Willeton.
Sharma made her ITF debut in October 2011, after qualifying in Kargoorlie. In 2012, Sharma played just four tournaments, without a win. In March 2013, she reached the quarterfinals in doubles at an ITF event in Sydney. In 2014, she competed in qualifying in three tournaments across the U.S., making the main draw in just one, where she lost in the first round.
In 2015, Sharma played just three tournaments on the ITF Circuit, reaching the quarterfinal of better in all three. She won her first title in July 2015 at Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Sharma ended the season with a singles rank of 787. She also received a scholarship to Vanderbilt University where she earned selection to the 2014 SEC All Freshman team among many other honors, culminating with being the 2017 SEC Player of the Year.
She commenced the next season in June, qualifying and making the main draw in Sumter, USA. Across July and August 2017, Sharma won her second and third ITF titles in Târgu Jiu and Graz. She ended the year with a singles rank of 440.
In 2018, Sharma competed mostly on the ITF Circuit across North America. In March, she reached the final of the ITF Orlando. In June and July, she won her fourth and fifth singles titles in Baton Rouge and Gatineau, Canada. In October, she returned to Australia and reached the quarterfinals in three consecrative tournaments. Sharma ended 2018 with a singles rank of 225.
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. 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 Krej?íková and Rajeev Ram. In March, Sharma won the $25k singles and doubles at Irapuato, Mexico. In April, Sharma reached her first WTA Tour final, losing to Amanda Anisimova at the Copa Colsanitas. In May, she qualified for and reached the second round of the Strasbourg International, and later lost in the first round at the French Open. Sharma competed in qualifying events across the European grass-court season and lost in the first round of Wimbledon. In August, she travelled to North America and qualified for Cincinnati. At the US Open, Sharma lost in the first round. She ended the year with a singles rank of 108 and a doubles rank of 136.
Sharma commenced 2020, losing in the singles and doubles first rounds of both Hobart International and Australian Open. For the mixed doubles, she partnered with JP Smith again, and they reached the semifinals in Melbourne. In March, Sharma reached the second round of the Monterrey Open and the quarterfinal of the ITF event in Irapuato, Mexico, before the tour was stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In May Sharma made the second round of the French Open
In June, Sharma entered Wimbledon as a lucky loser and but lost to Kristýna Plí?ková in the first round. Sharma lost in the first round of qualifying for both Canadian Open and Cincinnati. At the US Open, Sharma qualified before losing to 8th seed Barbora Krej?íková in the first round.
Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup and Olympic Games are included in win/loss records.
Current after the 2021 US Open.
|Loss||0-1||Apr 2019||Copa Colsanitas, Colombia||International||Clay||Amanda Anisimova||6-4, 4-6, 1-6|
|Win||1-1||Apr 2021||Charleston Open, United States||WTA 250||Clay (green)||Ons Jabeur||2-6, 7-5, 6-1|