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Re: Indian Origin Players Thread

Post by PKBasu » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:33 am

Astra Sharma qualified into the AO main draw, and then beat wildcard Priscilla Hon (AUS, 161) in R1 of the main draw. She faces Maria Sakkari (GRE, 41) in the second round.

Astra (really a strange name for a woman, meaning “weapon”) is now at a career high of 158 in the live rankings (up from a previous-high of 225).



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Re: Indian Origin Players Thread

Post by Atithee » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:45 am

Astra could also come from star in Spanish like Tara in Hindi.



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Post by prasen9 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:35 am

And Tara is her sister ...



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Re: Indian Origin Players Thread

Post by PKBasu » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:08 am

She lost 16 46 to the Greek player, and apparently the crowd (dominated by Greek-Australians) was thoroughly behind her opponent, which must have been a bit of a shock to the Australian player (who happens to be NRI).



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Re: Indian Origin Players Thread

Post by Rajiv » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:13 am

She doesn't seem to be 100% Indian , as her mother it seems is a Singaporean Chinese



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Re: Indian Origin Players Thread

Post by VReddy » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:57 am

Parents from Singaore - Mother Susan is East Asian, Father Dev Sharma has Indian roots. Brother Ashwin plays on the Transition Tour had lost to Siddharth Vishwakarma recently. Ashwin also doubles up as her hitting partner occasionally.

After her AO run, she is #160 in the live rankings. She does not have any points to defend till mid-May as she turned Pro only then. Hopefully she can get into the top-140 by then.

She received a doubles wildcard as well and is up at 11 AM local time for the Doubles R1.



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Re: Indian Origin Players Thread

Post by sameerph » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:04 am

Astra Sharma has made it to the final of WTA 125K in Bogota,Colombia. She has had wins over current top 100 player Magda Linnete and former top 5 player Sara Errani to make it to the final where she will meet 76th ranked Aminda Animosova.



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Re: Indian Origin Players Thread

Post by jayakris » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:38 pm

18 year old Govind Nanda (USA,550) just got his first challenger level win, at the Houston challenger first round easily, 64 63 over a wildcard ranked #730. He is set to face the 15th seed Redlicki (USA,333) in the round of 32. Govind is easily the best u19 player out there, of Indian origin.



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Re: Indian Origin Players Thread

Post by PKBasu » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:28 am

50%-NRI Astra Sharma of Australia had a quiet second half of the year, after her heroics at the AO and making the final of the $125K Bogota WTA event in April. She reached a career-high of 85 in June this year, but is now ranked 109.



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