Astra Sharma was among 10 Australian title winners on the professional tours this week.
There are lots of good news stories to celebrate in Australian tennis this week.
Astra Sharma was another standout performer. The 28-year-old scored two top-100 victories and eliminated four of the top five seeds to win a WTA 125 tournament in Romania.
Rinky Hijikata, Andrew Harris and Patrick Harper all won doubles titles abroad too, taking the total number of Australian players to win professional titles this week to 10.
The future looks bright as well, with a number of junior players recording impressive results in the past week.
This week’s most outstanding performers include:
Astra Sharma: The 28-year-old won the singles title at a WTA 125 tournament in Bucharest (Romania). This is Sharma’s ninth career title – and first since April 2021.
Rinky Hijikata: The 22-year-old was a singles finalist at an ATP Challenger in Cary (USA). It was Hijikata’s first ATP Challenger final appearance on international soil.
Andrew Harris and Rinky Hijikata: The Aussie combination won the doubles title at the ATP Challenger in Cary. This is 29-year-old Harris’ eighth career doubles title and 22-year-old Hijikata’s fourth.
Marc Polmans: The 26-year-old was a singles finalist at an ATP Challenger tournament in Guangzhou (China). This was Polmans’ best result at ATP Challenger level since November 2022.
Matthew Romios: The 24-year-old was a doubles finalist alongside Chinese Taipei’s Ho Ray at the ATP Challenger tournament in Guangzhou. This was Romios’ eighth doubles final appearance this season.
Alex Bolt and Luke Saville: The 30-year-old Bolt and 29-year-old Saville were doubles semifinalists at the ATP Challenger tournament in Guangzhou.
Patrick Harper: The 23-year-old won the doubles title at an ITF 25 tournament in Plaisir (France). It is Harper’s second consecutive title with German Mark Wallner and his third of the season.
Priscilla Hon: The 25-year-old won the singles title at an ITF 25 tournament in Perth. It is Hon’s ninth career title and her second of this season.
Destanee Aiava and Maddison Inglis: The Aussie duo won the doubles title at the ITF 25…