|Born||11 September 1995|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||US $1,418,835|
|Career record||162–111 (59.3%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 84 (21 February 2022)|
|Current ranking||No. 101 (27 June 2022)|
|Grand Slam singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2019)|
|French Open||2R (2020, 2021)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2019, 2021, 2022)|
|US Open||1R (2019, 2020, 2021)|
|Career record||78–64 (54.9%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 91 (21 February 2022)|
|Current ranking||No. 136 (27 June 2022)|
|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: 27 June 2022.|
Astra Sharma (born 11 September 1995) is a Singaporean-born Australian professional tennis player. She has career-high WTA rankings of World No. 84 in singles and World No. 91 in doubles. Sharma has won one singles title and three 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 the main draw.
Astra was born and raised in Singapore to Singaporean parents, before her parents moved to Perth, Western Australia in 2005, when she was ten years old. She attended Applecross Senior High School. As a junior, she did some training at Bullcreek Tennis Club, near Willeton.
Sharma's father, Devdutt Sharma, is a Singaporean Indian. He was a high jumper. He attended Raffles Institution (RI) and National University of Singapore (NUS). He worked as an acoustic engineer and had served as a artillery officer during his service at the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). Astra's mother, Susan Tan, is a Singaporean Chinese. She was a sprinter from CHIJ Saint Theresa's Convent.
Astra, named after the Astras wielded by the Hindu gods, has a younger brother Ashwin who also went into a tennis career. Astra commonly speaks Singlish at home with her parents, and her favourite dish is the Singaporean dish Hainanese chicken rice.
Sharma made her ITF Circuit 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, graduating in 2018, majoring in Medicine, Health and Society, along the way helping the Commodores win their first NCAA team tournament in 2015, with various honors such as a selection to the 2014 SEC All Freshman team and being the 2017 SEC Player of the Year. Originally intent on becoming an orthopedic surgeon, she decided not to continue in medical school as her professional tennis career took off. Still, in 2022 she used a partnership between the WTA and the University of Florida to earn a master's degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology.
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.
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 Krejčíková 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 started 2020, losing in the singles and doubles first rounds of both Hobart International and Australian Open. For the mixed doubles, she partnered again with John-Patrick Smith, 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.
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.
Sharma started 2021, losing in the first round of the Gippsland Trophy.
She defeated top seed Ons Jabeur to win the Charleston Open, her first WTA Tour-level title.
In May, Sharma made the second round of the French Open for a second consecutive year.
In June, she entered Wimbledon as a lucky loser and was defeated by Kristýna Plíšková in the first round. Sharma lost in the first round of qualifying for both Canadian Open and Cincinnati. At the US Open, she qualified before losing to eighth seed Barbora Krejčíková in the first round. Sharma ended 2021 with a singles ranking of No. 98, a career year-end high and a doubles ranking of No. 107.
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 through the 2022 Wimbledon Championships.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||2R||1R||1R||1R||0 / 4||1–4||20%|
|French Open||1R||2R||2R||1R||0 / 4||2–4||33%|
|Wimbledon||1R||NH||1R||1R||0 / 3||0–3||0%|
|US Open||1R||1R||1R||0 / 3||0–3||0%|
|Win–loss||1–4||1–3||1–4||0–3||0 / 14||3–14||18%|
|Dubai / Qatar Open[a]||A||A||A||Q1||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Indian Wells Open||A||NH||2R||2R||0 / 2||2–2||50%|
|Miami Open||A||NH||Q1||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Madrid Open||A||NH||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Canadian Open||Q1||NH||Q1||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Cincinnati Open||1R||Q2||Q1||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Wuhan Open||A||NH||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|China Open||Q1||NH||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Tournaments||10||5||12||9||Career total: 36|
|Titles||0||0||1||0||Career total: 1|
|Finals||1||0||1||0||Career total: 2|
|Overall win–loss||7–10||2–5||12–11||3–9||1 / 36||24–35||41%|
|Australian Open||1R||1R||1R||1R||A||0 / 4||0–4||0%|
|French Open||A||1R||1R||1R||A||0 / 3||0–3||0%|
|Wimbledon||A||2R||NH||A||1R||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|US Open||A||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Win–loss||0–1||1–3||0–2||0–3||0–1||0 / 10||1–10||9%|
|Australian Open||F||SF||1R||1R||0 / 4||7–4||64%|
|French Open||A||NH||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Wimbledon||A||NH||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|US Open||A||NH||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Win–loss||4–1||3–1||0–1||0–1||0 / 4||7–4||64%|
|Loss||2019||Australian Open||Hard||John-Patrick Smith|| Barbora Krejčíková
|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|
|Win||1–0||Apr 2019||Copa Colsanitas, Colombia||International||Clay||Zoe Hives|| Hayley Carter
|Win||2–0||Mar 2021||Abierto Zapopan,
||WTA 250||Hard||Ellen Perez|| Desirae Krawczyk
|Loss||2–1||Jul 2021||Hamburg European Open, Germany||WTA 250||Clay||Rosalie van der Hoek|| Jasmine Paolini
|Win||3–1||Apr 2022||Copa Colsanitas, Colombia (2)||WTA 250||Clay||Aldila Sutjiadi|| Emina Bektas
|4–6, 6–4, [11–9]|
|Win||1–0||Jul 2015||ITF Sharm El Sheikh,
||10,000||Hard||Ola Abou Zekry||6–3, 2–6, 6–0|
|Win||2–0||Jul 2017||ITF Târgu Jiu,
||15,000||Clay||Belinda Woolcock||1–6, 6–2, 7–5|
|Win||3–0||Aug 2017||ITF Graz,
||15,000||Clay||Vendula Žovincová||2–6, 6–3, 6–2|
|Loss||3–1||Oct 2017||ITF Toowoomba,
||25,000||Hard||Eri Hozumi||5–7, 2–6|
|Loss||3–2||Mar 2018||ITF Orlando,
||15,000||Clay||Sophie Chang||3–6, 6–7(6–8)|
|Win||4–2||Jun 2018||ITF Baton Rouge,
||25,000||Hard||Maria Mateas||6–2, 6–1|
|Win||5–2||Jul 2018||ITF Gatineau,
||25,000||Hard||Victoria Rodríguez||3–6, 6–4, 6–3|
|Win||6–2||Sep 2018||ITF Cairns,
||25,000||Hard||Destanee Aiava||0–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–1|
|Win||7–2||Mar 2019||ITF Irapuato,
||25,000||Hard||Verónica Cepede Royg||6–7(3–7), 6–4, 6–3|
|Win||1–0||Jul 2016||ITF Amstelveen,
||10,000||Clay||Frances Altick|| Erika Vogelsang
|Win||2–0||Jul 2016||ITF Knokke,
||10,000||Clay||Frances Altick|| Déborah Kerfs
|Loss||2–1||Oct 2017||ITF Cairns,
||25,000||Hard||Belinda Woolcock|| Naiktha Bains
|6–4, 2–6, [6–10]|
|Win||3–1||Jun 2018||ITF Sumter,
||25,000||Hard||Luisa Stefani|| Julia Elbaba
|2–6, 6–3, [10–5]|
|Loss||3–2||Jun 2018||ITF Baton Rouge,
||25,000||Hard||Gabriela Talabă|| Hayley Carter
|Win||4–2||Mar 2019||ITF Irapuato,
||25,000||Hard||Paige Hourigan|| Verónica Cepede Royg
|6–1, 4–6, [12–10]|
|Loss||4–3||Apr 2019||ITF Dothan,
||80,000||Clay||Destanee Aiava|| Usue Maitane Arconada
|Loss||4–4||Nov 2020||ITF Charleston,
||100,000||Clay||Mayar Sherif|| Magdalena Fręch
|6–4, 4–6, [2–10]|