Sharon Fichman won her first career WTA tournament in 2014, taking the Auckland Open doubles title with Maria Sanchez. That year, she also competed in the main draw of singles at three of the four Grand Slams (French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open). In May 2014, she reached a career-high of 77th in the WTA singles rankings.
In 2015, Fichman and Canadian partner Carol Zhao reached the quarterfinals of the Canadian Open and helped Canada equal its best ever finish in Fed Cup, reaching the World Group quarterfinals for the first time since 1987. Due to multiple injuries, including a badly sprained ankle and a knee that hadn’t properly healed after a 2014 surgery, Fichman stepped away from playing in 2016.
She worked as a commentator and coach for two years before returning to professional tennis full time in September 2018. One of her primary inspirations is fiancé Dylan Moscovitch, who won team figure skating silver at Sochi 2014 but didn’t get a chance to compete in a second Olympic Games in 2018. Fichman wanted to compete at Tokyo 2020 for him. In her Olympic debut, she reached the second round of women’s doubles with Gaby Dabrowski.
Since making her return, Fichman has played doubles exclusively. The first tournament victory of her comeback came at the ITF Challenger in Toronto in October 2018. In July 2019 she won her second career WTA title at the Baltic Open. She made her first appearance in a Grand Slam since 2014 at the U.S. Open. Fichman also re-joined Canada’s Fed Cup team, helping them reach the World Group Playoffs.
After winning another WTA 250 event at the 2020 Monterrey Open, Fichman broke back into the top-50 in the WTA doubles rankings for the first time since June 2014. In 2021, she made the quarterfinals at the Australian Open with Mexican partner Giuliana Olmos. They were alternates for the Italian Open but ended up winning the whole tournament for Fichman’s first WTA 1000 title. In June, Fichman broke into the top-30 of the WTA doubles rankings.
Before turning pro, Fichman won the Canadian U18 Indoor and Outdoor Championships in singles and doubles when she was just 13. In 2005 she won singles gold at the Maccabiah Games in Israel, also winning a bronze in doubles and a silver in mixed doubles. As a junior, she won both the 2006 Junior Australian and Junior French Open doubles titles with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and almost took a third but lost in the finals at the U.S. Open.
A Little More About Sharon
Getting into the Sport: Started playing tennis at age 4 and entered her first tournament a year later… Outside Interests: Enjoys reading, writing, taking singing lessons, cooking… A self-described foodie, international competitions let her discover the best food in the world… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: “Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations”… Collects Starbucks mugs from her travels…
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Notable International Results
Olympic Games: 2020 - R2 (doubles w/ Dabrowski)
WTA Titles (doubles): 2021 - Rome (1000 series w/ Olmos); 2020 - Monterrey (250 series w/ Bondarenko); 2019 - Jurmala (250 series w/ Stojanovic); 2014 - Auckland (250 series w/ Sanchez)
ITF Billie Jean King Cup (formerly Fed Cup): 2019 - World Group Playoff; 2016 - World Group II Playoff; 2015 - QF; 2014 - World Group Playoff; 2011 - World Group II Playoff
Best Doubles Finish by Grand Slam: Australian Open - QF (2021); Roland Garros - R2 (2014); Wimbledon - R1 (2014); US Open - R2 (2013)