Sharma at the 2019 French Open
|Residence||Perth, Western Australia|
|Born||11 September 1995|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||126–71 (64.0%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 85 (24 June 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 134 (28 September 2020)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2019)|
|French Open||2R (2020)|
|US Open||1R (2019)|
|Career record||56–44 (56.0%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 108 (2 March 2020)|
|Current ranking||No. 114 (28 September 2020)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2018, 2019, 2020)|
|French Open||1R (2019, 2020)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||F (2019)|
|Last updated on: 30 September 2020.|
Sharma has career-high WTA rankings in singles of 85 and in doubles of 115, achieved in June and July 2019, respectively. Sharma so far has won one doubles title on the WTA Tour, as well as six singles titles and four doubles titles on the ITF Women's 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 wild card 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. Sharma's mother, Susan Tan, is a Singaporean Chinese. She was a sprinter from CHIJ Saint Theresa's Convent.
Sharma 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.
2011–2014: Career Beginnings and first ITF Title
Sharma made her ITF debut in October 2011, after qualifying in Kargoorlie. In 2012, Sharma played just 4 tournaments, without a win. In March 2013, Sharma reached the quarter final in doubles of the ITF Sydney 2. IN 2014, Sharma competed in qualifying in 3 ITF tournaments across USA, making the main draw in just one, where she lost in the first round.
In 2015, Sharma played just three tournaments on the 2015 ITF Women's Circuit; reaching the quarterfinal of better in all three. She won her first title in July 2015 at Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Sharma ended 2015 with a singles rank of 787.
2016–2018: ITF Circuit
In 2017, Sharma commenced the year 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. Sharma ended 2017 with a singles rank of 440.
In 2018, Sharma competed mostly on the 2018 ITF Women's Circuit across North America. In March, Sharma reached the final of ITF Orlando. In June and July, Sharma won her 4th and 5th singles ITF titles in Baton Rouge and Gatineau, Canada. In October, she returned to Australia and reached the quarterfinal 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. 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 singles and double at Irapuato, Mexico W25. In April, Sharma reached her first WTA career final, losing to Amanda Anisimova at 2019 Copa Colsanitas. In May, Sharma qualified for and reached the second round of 2019 Internationaux de Strasbourg, but lost in the first round of the 2019 French Open. Sharma competing in qualifying events across the European grass and lost in the first round of Wimbledon. In August Sharma travelled to North America and qualified for Cincinnati. Sharma lost in the first round of US Open. Sharma ended 2019 with a singles rank of 108 and double rank of 136.
Sharma commenced 2020, losing in the singles and doubles first rounds of both 2020 Hobart International and 2020 Australian Open. For the 2020 Australian Open – Mixed Doubles, she partnered with JP Smith again where they reached the semi-finals.
Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.
Current through the 2020 French Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||2R||1R||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|French Open||1R||2R||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|Wimbledon||1R||NH||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|US Open||1R||1R||0 / 2||0–2||0%|
|Win–Loss||1–3||1–3||0 / 7||2–7||22%|
|WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments|
|China Open||Q1||NH||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|WTA Premier 5 tournaments|
|Canadian Open||Q1||NH||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Cincinnati Open||1R||Q2||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Tournaments||10||5||Career total: 15|
|Titles||0||0||Career total: 0|
|Finals||1||0||Career total: 1|
|Overall Win–Loss||7–10||2–5||0 / 15||9–15||38%|
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||1R||1R||1R||0 / 3||0–3||0%|
|French Open||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Wimbledon||A||2R||NH||0 / 1||1–1||50%|
|US Open||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Win–Loss||0–1||1–3||0–1||0 / 5||1–5||17%|
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||F||SF||0 / 2||7–2||78%|
|French Open||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Wimbledon||A||NH||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|US Open||A||NH||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Win–Loss||4–1||3–1||0 / 2||7–2||78%|
Grand slam finals
Mixed doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)
|Loss||2019||Australian Open||Hard||John-Patrick Smith|| Barbora Krejčíková
WTA career finals
Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)
|Loss||0–1||Apr 2019||Copa Colsanitas, Colombia||International||Clay||Amanda Anisimova||6–4, 4–6, 1–6|
Doubles: 1 (1 title)
|Win||1–0||Apr 2019||Copa Colsanitas, Colombia||International||Clay||Zoe Hives|| Hayley Carter
ITF Circuit finals
Singles: 9 (7 titles, 2 runner–ups)
|Win||1–0||Jul 2015||ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt||10,000||Hard||Ola Abou Zekry||6–3, 2–6, 6–0|
|Win||2–0||Jul 2017||ITF Târgu Jiu, Romania||15,000||Clay||Belinda Woolcock||1–6, 6–2, 7–5|
|Win||3–0||Aug 2017||ITF Graz, Austria||15,000||Clay||Vendula Žovincová||2–6, 6–3, 6–2|
|Loss||3–1||Oct 2017||ITF Toowoomba, Australia||25,000||Hard||Eri Hozumi||5–7, 2–6|
|Loss||3–2||Mar 2018||ITF Orlando, United States||15,000||Clay||Sophie Chang||3–6, 6–7(6–8)|
|Win||4–2||Jun 2018||ITF Baton Rouge, United States||25,000||Hard||Maria Mateas||6–2, 6–1|
|Win||5–2||Jul 2018||Challenger de Gatineau, Canada||25,000||Hard||Victoria Rodríguez||3–6, 6–4, 6–3|
|Win||6–2||Sep 2018||ITF Cairns, Australia||25,000||Hard||Destanee Aiava||0–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–1|
|Win||7–2||Mar 2019||ITF Irapuato, Mexico||25,000||Hard||Verónica Cepede Royg||6–7(3–7), 6–4, 6–3|
Doubles: 8 (4 titles, 4 runner–ups)
|Win||1–0||Jul 2016||ITF Amstelveen, Netherlands||10,000||Clay||Frances Altick|| Erika Vogelsang
|Win||2–0||Jul 2016||ITF Knokke, Belgium||10,000||Clay||Frances Altick|| Déborah Kerfs
|Loss||2–1||Oct 2017||ITF Cairns, Australia||25,000||Hard||Belinda Woolcock|| Naiktha Bains
|6–4, 2–6, [6–10]|
|Win||3–1||Jun 2018||ITF Sumter, United States||25,000||Hard||Luisa Stefani|| Julia Elbaba
|2–6, 6–3, [10–5]|
|Loss||3–2||Jun 2018||ITF Baton Rouge, United States||25,000||Hard||Gabriela Talabă|| Hayley Carter
|Win||4–2||Mar 2019||ITF Irapuato, Mexico||25,000||Hard||Paige Hourigan|| Verónica Cepede Royg
|6–1, 4–6, [12–10]|
|Loss||4–3||Apr 2019||Hardee's Pro Classic, United States||80,000||Clay||Destanee Aiava|| Usue Maitane Arconada
|Loss||4–4||Nov 2020||ITF Charleston, United States||100,000||Clay||Mayar Sherif|| Magdalena Fręch
|4–6, 6–4, [10–2]|
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