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Astra Sharma

Astra Sharma
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Sharma at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports) Australia
ResidencePerth, Western Australia
Born (1995-09-11) 11 September 1995 (age 26)
Singapore[1]
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachDavid Taylor
Prize moneyUS$ 1,053,349
Singles
Career record146-91 (61.6%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 85 (24 June 2019)
Current rankingNo. 112 (13 September 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2019)
French Open2R (2020, 2021)
Wimbledon1R (2019, 2021)
US Open1R (2019, 2020, 2021)
Doubles
Career record70-56 (55.6%)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 94 (15 March 2021)
Current rankingNo. 127 (30 August 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
French Open1R (2019, 2020, 2021)
Wimbledon2R (2019)
US Open1R (2021)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenF (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.

In December 2017, she won the Australian Open Wildcard Playoff alongside Belinda Woolcock, their main-draw entry into the 2018 Australian Open.

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.

Personal life

Sharma's father, Devdutt Sharma, is a Singaporean Indian with roots from Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Northern India.[2] He was a high jumper.[3] He attended Raffles Institution and National University of Singapore.[3] He worked as an acoustic engineer.[3] Astras' mother, Susan Tan, is a Singaporean Chinese. She was a sprinter from CHIJ Saint Theresa's Convent.[3]

Astra was born and raised in Singapore, before her parents emigrated to Perth, Western Australia in 2005, when she was ten years old.[4] She attended Applecross Senior High School.[] As a junior, she did some of her training at Bullcreek Tennis Club, located near Willeton.

Career

2011-2014: Career beginnings and first title

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.

2016-2018: ITF Circuit

In 2016, Sharma competed on the European ITF Circuit. She experienced little singles success but partnering Frances Altick, won two doubles titles in July.

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.

2019: First WTA final

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.[5] 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.[6] 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.

2020

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.[7]

At the US Open, Sharma lost in the first round to 19th seed Dayana Yastremska in a third set tie-breaker. She qualified for and reached the second round of the French Open.

2021: First WTA title

Sharma commenced 2021, losing in the first round of the Gippsland Trophy. She defeated top seed Ons Jabeur to win the Charleston Open, her first tour level title.

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.

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS P NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (P) postponed; (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.

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.[8]

Singles

Current after the 2021 US Open.

Doubles

Mixed doubles

Grand Slam tournament finals

Mixed doubles: 1 runner-up

WTA career finals

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Premier M & Premier 5 / WTA 1000 (0-0)
Premier / WTA 500 (0-0)
International / WTA 250 (1-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Clay (1-1)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Apr 2019 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia International Clay United States Amanda Anisimova 6-4, 4-6, 1-6
Win 1-1 Apr 2021 Charleston Open, United States WTA 250 Clay (green) Tunisia Ons Jabeur 2-6, 7-5, 6-1

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Premier M & Premier 5 / WTA 1000 (0-0)
Premier / WTA 500 (0-0)
International / WTA 250 (2-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-0)
Grass (0-0)
Clay (1-1)
Carpet (0-0)

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 9 (7 titles, 2 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments (0-0)
$80,000 tournaments (0-0)
$60,000 tournaments (0-0)
$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)

Doubles: 8 (4 titles, 4 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments (0-0)
$80,000 tournaments (0-1)
$60,000 tournaments (0-0)
$25,000 tournaments (2-2)
$15,000 tournaments (0-0)
$10,000 tournaments (2-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (2-2)
Clay (2-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)

References

  1. ^ Tennis Australia. "Astra Sharma: "I'm super thrilled at my progress"".
  2. ^ Reddy, Vishnu (29 June 2019). "I chose the name 'Astra' which means the weapon of God and she has indeed lived up to that name!' - Mr Devdutt Sharma shares a brief perspective as a parent on the journey of Astra Sharma". Indian Tennis Daily.
  3. ^ a b c d Brijnath, Rohit (26 January 2019). "A Grand Slam finalist with Singapore links". The Straits Times.
  4. ^ "Australian Open: Singapore-born Astra Sharma through to mixed doubles final". The Straits Times. 25 January 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "SHARMA, HIVES, BIRRELL OPEN WITH AO VICTORIES". Tennis Australia. 14 January 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ "'Who's got my beers?': Australian doubles delight". The Age. 25 January 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "ITF ANNOUNCES POSTPONEMENT OF ALL ITF EVENTS UNTIL 20 APRIL". www.itftennis.com.
  8. ^ "Player & Career overview".

External links


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