Astra Sharma wins maiden WTA singles title

Australia’s Astra Sharma defeats world No.27 Ons Jabeur to win WTA singles title in Charleston.

Charleston, USA, 19 April 2021 | Leigh Rogers


Astra Sharma has scored the largest win of her profession to assert her first WTA singles title.

The 25-year-old from Perth overcome high seed Ons Jabeur 2-6 7-5 6-1 within the Charleston remaining in the present day – her first-ever victory towards a high 30-ranked opponent.

After shedding the opening set towards the world No.27, Sharma’s confidence grew because the match progressed. She blitzed by a deciding set, breaking Jabeur’s serve 4 instances in a row within the remaining levels of the one-hour, 55-minute battle.

“I simply stored backing myself,” Sharma mentioned of how she turned the match round. “She’s clearly enjoying tremendous properly and I wasn’t actually discovering the court docket. I used to be getting wrong-footed and he or she was making me look slightly foolish. I simply tried to do my greatest and try to learn what she was doing.”

Sharma, who’s at the moment ranked No.165, is projected to rise virtually 50 locations following her performances this week.

“The extent of play was nice from me for the entire week, so I’m simply actually completely happy,” Sharma mentioned.

American mixture Hailey Baptiste and Catherine McNally gained the doubles title, overcoming Aussie pairing Ellen Perez and Storm Sanders 6-7(4) 6-4 [10-6] in a hard-fought remaining.


Girls’s singles, remaining
Astra Sharma (AUS)
d [1] Ons Jabeur (TUN) 2-6 7-5 6-1

Girls’s doubles, remaining
Hailey Baptiste (USA)/Catherine McNally (USA) d [1] Ellen Perez (AUS)/Storm Sanders (AUS) 6-7(4) 6-4 [10-6]

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