In the main draw, she beat Priscilla Hon in 129 sweaty, scorching minutes, then lost to the talented Greek Maria Sakkari, but has since rolled through the mixed doubles without dropping a set. Sharma swept through the Australian Open singles qualifying, dismissing Vera Zvonareva, Varvara Flink and finally Irina Khromacheva 12-10 in the third tie-breaker. It's only her first experience at a Major, walking the corridors littered with greats, adjusting to the noise and enormity of it, and it has been - as she told The Straits Times - a great education. ", Today, of course, she will be nervous, as she was initially before her semi-final when she walked onto Rod Laver Arena for the first time. Astra, after all, means weapon. Kapil Dev will be able to resume his day-to-day activities very soon. She was also a member of team for the 2019 final against France. It's a long way for a Tampines girl born at East Shore Hospital. Astra played football, chose tennis and studied at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, where she still trains with coach Geoff McDonald. By registering, you agree to our T&C and Privacy Policy. 2011 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Australia. "I had zero expectations and now I'm absolutely over the moon."

Really great week in Melbourne playing the #AOPlayoff... thanks to everyone for the support ❤️pumped for the 2019 season!! This article is now fully available for you, Please verify your e-mail to read this subscriber-only article in full. Join to Connect. Click here to find out more info. We have been experiencing some problems with subscriber log-ins and apologise for the inconvenience caused. #decembershowdown #thatcontactpointtho #gosen #thankyounext, A post shared by Astra Sharma (@astrasharma) on Dec 15, 2018 at 10:37pm PST. 2018 - Fell in qualifying at Hobart on first WTA appearance; won three singles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit. 2017 - Won two singles titles on ITF Circuit. SPH Digital News / Copyright © 2020 Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. Co. Regn. Astra Sharma is an Australian citizen who was born and raised in Singapore, speaks Singlish now and then at home, and is an athletic resident of the tennis court. I don't have to play bigger, I don't have to do more on a bigger stage, I can just play my game, I'm good enough to play with these (tour) girls. He was evaluated and an emergency coronary Angioplasty was performed by Dr. Atul Mathur, Director of Cardiology Department, in the middle of night," the statement read. Well, her mum taught her how to cook it. Sharma praised her partner Smith, saying, "JP sees and reads the court so well", and he, at 30, the more experienced player, repaid the compliment, saying: "She's fearless, she goes for her shots and goes for her serves.".

She's 23, the world No. She's an Australian citizen, was born and raised in Singapore, speaks Singlish now and then at home, and is an athletic resident of the tennis court. You can read this subscriber-only article in full, All done! SINGLES Finalist (1): 2019 - Bogotá. Thank you everyone for all the support ❤️❤️❤️ #mixingitup, A post shared by Astra Sharma (@astrasharma) on Jan 24, 2019 at 5:59am PST.

Winner (1): 2019 - Bogotá (w/Hives).

2019 Irapuato ITF. We use cookies to provide our services and for analytics and marketing. Lawn Tennis Association. Titles/Finals Titles. Added Susan: "It's a little surprising but I also know her abilities and what she's capable of doing. Lanky - she is 178cm - and well-spoken, she grinned and said: "I was shaking in my boots. 2013 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit. Sharma didn't even think she was playing in the mixed doubles and now the Perth player is earning headlines in The West Australian newspaper. But a log-in is still required for our PDFs. You have reached your limit of subscriber-only articles this month. During the final on Saturday, her mother, Susan Tan, who was a student sprinter from St Theresa's Convent, will be courtside, but her father, Devdutt, a semi-retired acoustic engineer, will be in Singapore. Astra Sharma is an Australian citizen who was born and raised in Singapore, speaks Singlish now and then at home, and is an athletic resident of the tennis court. 2014 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.

Get the latest news on Astra Sharma including her bio, career highlights and history at the official Women's Tennis Association website. Will be used in accordance to our Privacy Policy. Thrilled to make it to the #australianopen final with the one and only @jpsmithaustralia! "Former Indian Cricket captain Mr. Kapil Dev , Age 62 years, came to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (Okhla Road) emergency department at 1:00 am on 23rd October with a complaint of chest pain. Kapil Dev health update. On Saturday (Jan 26), she and Australian partner John-Patrick Smith will play third seeds Barbora Krejcikova and American Rajeev Ram in the mixed doubles final. Sharma is the second India fast bowler after Bhuvneshwar Kumar to be ruled out of this IPL with an injury. But let's not to be too surprised. It was a question of whether she could carry it off.". 2015 - Won first singles title on ITF Circuit. Astra Sharma praised her Australian partner John-Patrick Smith, saying, "JP sees and reads the court so well". And of course, she has the serve. All rights reserved. … That fourth-fastest one, by the way, was at 191kmh. "I think that my 'B' game, if that makes sense, is good enough. 2016 - Won two doubles titles on ITF CIrcuit. Australian Open (as qualifier, l. Sakkari); fell 1r five times, incl. The fourth-fastest serve in the women's draw at the Australian Open was delivered by a young woman who is partly powered by Hainanese chicken rice. The gift link for this subscriber-only article has expired. Kapil Dev Legendary cricketer Kapil Dev discharged from hospital after undergoing angioplasty, confirms Chetan Sharma. Lists Thierry Henry as her favorite non-tennis athlete. University of … Sorry, we couldn't find any players that match your search. Stormed to her first WTA final on the clay courts of Bogota in April 2019, Cracked the world’s top 100 on 22 April 2019, Parents are Dev and Susan; siblings named Ashwin and Tara, Career goal was to crack the world’s top 100. 2018 Baton Rouge ITF, Gatineau ITF, Cairns ITF 2017 Targu Jiu ITF, Graz ITF 2015 Sharm El Sheikh ITF Finals. He's a former high jumper, a Raffles Institution boy and National University of Singapore graduate, who left Singapore in 2005, not because he foresaw a life in sport for his kids, but because he wished a different life for his family that also includes son Ashwin and daughter Tara. Dev Sharma Performance Analyst at Lawn Tennis Association Binfield, Berkshire, United Kingdom 418 connections. By continuing to browse our website, you agree to our use of cookies. ", She doesn't have experience, but she seems to enjoy the occasion and as her mother said: "She's mentally very tough, she just goes on and on and on.". MIXED DOUBLES In-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia content, Get access to all with our no-contract promotional package at only $0.99/month for the first 3 months*. As per a statement issued by the hospital, they discharged the ex-cricketer on Sunday afternoon. Finalist (1): 2019 - Australian Open (w/Smith). 2019 - Near Top 100 season finish (No.108) having risen as high as No.85 during year; advanced to first WTA singles final at Bogotá (l. Anisimova) and won first doubles title there (w/Hives); reached 2r on three occasions, incl. And at this Open, this amiable 23-year-old child of a former artillery officer is, well, firing nicely. They can read the article in full after signing up for a free account. Legendary cricketer and former Indian captain Kapil Dev is absolutely fine now and has been discharged from the hospital after undergoing a successful angioplasty following a heart attack recently.

Share gift link below with your friends and family. Same speed as Serena Williams' fastest at this Open. Sharma is three matches short of becoming only the second Indian fast bowler to play 100 Test matches after Kapil Dev. Every week receive player features, tournament news, and WTA Insider content with the WTA First Serve newsletter. Her name is Astra Sharma and she's half-Indian, half-Chinese and fully talented. "I'm speechless," she said later.

230 and has taken a step at the Open which surprised even her parents. As Devdutt said: "This was a big shift, to the next level, and I didn't foresee it." Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open; made eight qualifying exits; quarterfinalist at WTA 125K Series event at New Haven; won one singles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit; reached first Grand Slam final of any kind at home major, finishing R-Up in Australian Open mixed doubles (w/Smith).