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Jocelyn Rae (born 20 February 1991) is a British former tennis player.

Jocelyn Rae
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Rae at the 2016 French Open
Country (sports)United Kingdom Great Britain
Scotland Scotland
ResidenceArnold, Nottinghamshire
Born (1991-02-20) 20 February 1991 (age 28)
Nottingham, England
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Turned pro2009
RetiredDecember 2017
PlaysRight-handed (double-handed backhand)
Prize money$213,702
Official websiteJocelyn Rae(out of date)
Singles
Career record70–53
Career titles1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 450 (12 July 2010)
Grand Slam Singles results
WimbledonQ1 (2010)
Doubles
Career record165–112
Career titles23 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 67 (22 February 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2016)
French Open2R (2016)
Wimbledon2R (2009, 2010, 2015, 2017)
US Open1R (2015)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonQF (2017)

Rae has a career-high WTA singles ranking of 450, achieved on 12 July 2010, and a career-high WTA doubles ranking of 67, achieved on 22 February 2016. In her career, Rae won one singles title and 23 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit.

Together with Colin Fleming, she won the gold medal in the mixed doubles at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi for Scotland (qualifying through her Stirlingshire-born father).[1] She was coached by former professional tennis player and fellow Scot, Karen Paterson.[2]

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CareerEdit

Junior (2006–2009)Edit

Rae played her first match on the junior ITF circuit in April 2006 and continued to compete as a junior until July 2009. During this time, her greatest successes came in doubles although she did win one title at the 2006 Egypt International Championships. She also reached one semifinal and three quarterfinals in singles. In doubles, Rae won three titles (two with Hannah James and one with Amanda Elliott) as well as reaching one more final and three semifinals, one of which was in the 2008 Wimbledon girls' doubles, partnering Jade Curtis. They lost, 6–4, 3–6, 4–6, to Polona Hercog and Jessica Moore, the sixth seeded team who went on to win the title. Rae ended her junior career with win-loss records of 21–18 in singles and 26–14 in doubles. Her career-high combined junior ranking was world No. 167, which she achieved on 23 April 2007.[3]

2014–2017Edit

In February 2014, Rae received her first call up to the British Fed Cup Team, following Laura Robson's withdrawal due to injury.

In July, Rae reached her first WTA doubles final at the Swedish Open, partnering Anna Smith.

In April 2015, Rae won a $50,000 tournament in Croissy-Beaubourg, France, partnering Anna Smith. In June 2015, she lost in the WTA doubles final in Nottingham.

Jocelyn Rae announced her retirement from professional tennis in December 2017.[4]

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 4 (4 runner-ups)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0–4)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–2)
Clay (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 20 July 2014 Swedish Open, Båstad Clay   Anna Smith   Andreja Klepač
  María Teresa Torró Flor
1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 14 June 2015 Nottingham Open, United Kingdom Grass   Anna Smith   Raquel Kops-Jones
  Abigail Spears
6–3, 3–6, [9-11]
Runner-up 3. 16 September 2016 Japan Women's Open, Tokyo Hard   Anna Smith   Shuko Aoyama
  Makoto Ninomiya
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 18 June 2017 Nottingham Open, United Kingdom Grass   Laura Robson   Monique Adamczak
  Storm Sanders
4–6, 6–4, [4–10]

ITF finals (24–8)Edit

Singles (1–1)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 31 August 2009 Cumberland, United Kingdom Hard   Jade Windley 1–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 12 October 2009 Mytilini, Greece Hard   Jade Windley 6–2, 6–1

Doubles (23–7)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (19–4)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (3–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 15 September 2008 Kawana Waters, Australia Hard   Emelyn Starr   Alexis Prousis
  Robin Stephenson
6–4, 4–6, [10–4]
Winner 2. 6 July 2009 Felixstowe, United Kingdom Grass   Jade Windley   Dalila Jakupović
  Sarah-Rebecca Sekulic
6–1, 6–0
Winner 3. 13 July 2009 Frinton, United Kingdom Grass   Jade Windley   Anna Fitzpatrick
  Emelyn Starr
6–3, 7–5
Winner 4. 4 September 2009 Cumberland, United Kingdom Hard   Jade Windley   Lucia Kovarcikova
  Monika Tumova
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 1. 12 October 2009 Mytilini, Greece Hard   Jade Windley   Olga Brózda
  Justyna Jegiołka
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 30 November 2009 Bendigo, Australia Hard   Emelyn Starr   Irena Pavlovic
  Arina Rodionova
3–6, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 5. 9 May 2010 Edinburgh, United Kingdom Clay   Amanda Elliott   Tímea Babos
  Tara Moore
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Runner-up 3. 17 July 2010 Woking, United Kingdom Hard   Emelyn Starr   Tímea Babos
  Emma Laine
2–6, 2–6
Winner 6. 31 July 2010 Chiswick, United Kingdom Hard   Emelyn Starr   Anna Fitzpatrick
  Jade Windley
6–1, 6–4
Winner 7. 13 November 2010 Loughborough, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Jade Windley   Jana Orlova
  Petra Krejsová
6–3, 5–7, [10–4]
Winner 8. 9 November 2013 Loughborough, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Anna Smith   Francesca Palmigiano
  Camilla Rosatello
6–0, 4–6, [10–3]
Winner 9. 15 November 2013 Manchester, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Anna Smith   Eva Wacanno
  Julia Wachaczyk
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 7 December 2013 Pune, India Hard   Anna Smith   Nicha Lertpitaksinchai
  Peangtarn Plipuech
5–7, 5–7
Winner 10. 13 December 2013 Navi Mumbai, India Hard   Anna Smith   Oksana Kalashnikova
  Diāna Marcinkēviča
6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 11. 18 January 2014 Glasgow, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Anna Smith   Martina Borecká
  Tereza Malíková
4–6, 6–2, [10–4]
Winner 12. 25 January 2014 Sunderland, United Kingdom Hard   Anna Smith   Ágnes Bukta
  Viktoriya Tomova
6–1, 6–1
Winner 13. 23 February 2014 Nottingham, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Anna Smith   Naomi Broady
  Renata Voráčová
7–6(8–6), 6–4
Runner-up 5. 28 February 2014 Beinasco, Italy Clay (i)   Anna Smith   Nicole Clerico
  Giulia Gatto-Monticone
1–6, 7–5, [11–13]
Winner 14. 31 March 2014 Edgbaston, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Anna Smith   Magda Linette
  Amra Sadiković
3–6, 7–5, [10–4]
Winner 15. 2 June 2014 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass   Anna Smith   Sharon Fichman
  Maria Sanchez
7–6(7–5), 4–6, [10–5]
Winner 16. 26 July 2014 Lexington, United States Hard   Anna Smith   Shuko Aoyama
  Keri Wong
6–4, 6–4
Winner 17. 1 February 2015 Sunderland, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Anna Smith   Justyna Jegiołka
  Cornelia Lister
6–3, 6–1
Winner 18. 4 April 2015 Croissy-Beaubourg, France Hard (i)   Anna Smith   Julie Coin
  Mathilde Johansson
7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–2)
Runner-up 6. 10 May 2015 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay   Anna Smith   Johanna Konta
  Laura Thorpe
6–1, 4–6, [5–10]
Runner-up 7. 4 June 2015 Eastbourne, United Kingdom Grass   Anna Smith   Shelby Rogers
  CoCo Vandeweghe
5–7, 6–7(1–7)
Winner 19. 2 April 2016 Croissy-Beaubourg, France Hard (i)   Anna Smith   Lenka Kunčíková
  Karolína Stuchlá
6–4, 6–1
Winner 20. 3 September 2016 Guiyang, China Hard (i)   Anna Smith   Wei Zhanlan
  Zhao Qianqian
6–4, 3–6, [10–5]
Winner 21. 11 November 2016 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i)   Anna Smith   Quirine Lemoine
  Eva Wacanno
6–3, 6–2
Winner 22. 4 February 2017 Glasgow, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Anna Smith   Laura-Ioana Andrei
  Petra Krejsová
6–3, 6–2
Winner 23. 19 August 2017 Vancouver, Canada Hard   Jessica Moore   Desirae Krawczyk
  Giuliana Olmos
6–1, 7–5

Fed Cup participationEdit

Great Britain Fed Cup team

Doubles: 13 (10–3)Edit

Edition Round Date Location Against Surface Partner Opponents W/L Score
2011 Fed Cup Europe/Africa Group I 2 February 2011 Eilat, Israel   Switzerland Hard   Heather Watson  Timea Bacsinszky
 Amra Sadiković
W 6–4, 6–3
4 February 2011   Denmark   Heather Watson   Mai Grage
  Caroline Wozniacki
W 5–7, 7–5, 7–5
2014 Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I 5 February 2014 Budapest, Hungary   Latvia Hard (i)   Heather Watson   Diāna Marcinkēviča
  Jeļena Ostapenko
L 6–1, 5–7, 6–7(5–7)
7 February 2014   Romania   Heather Watson   Irina-Camelia Begu
  Monica Niculescu
L 0–6, 2–6
2015 Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I 4 February 2015 {Budapest, Hungary   Liechtenstein Hard (i)   Anna Smith   Kathinka von Deichmann
  Stephanie Vogt
W 6–1, 6–2
5 February 2015   Turkey   Anna Smith   Başak Eraydın
  Pemra Özgen
W 6–2, 6–1
6 February 2015   Ukraine   Anna Smith   Kateryna Kozlova
  Olga Savchuk
W 6–2, 6–1
2016 Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I 4 February 2016 Eilat, Israel   South Africa Hard   Anna Smith   Madrie Le Roux
  Michelle Sammons
W 6–3, 6–2
5 February 2016   Georgia   Anna Smith   Oksana Kalashnikova
  Sofia Shapatava
L 2–6, 4–6
2017 Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I 8 February 2017 Tallinn, Estonia   Portugal Hard (i)   Laura Robson   Michelle Larcher de Brito
  Inês Murta
W 6–2, 6–3
9 February 2017   Latvia   Laura Robson   Diāna Marcinkēviča
  Daniela Vismane
W 6–0,
6–7(2–7),
6–2
10 February 2017   Turkey   Laura Robson   Ayla Aksu
  Pemra Özgen
W 6–2, 6–2
World Group II Play-offs 23 April 2017 Constanța, Romania   Romania Clay   Laura Robson   Simona Halep
  Monica Niculescu
W 6–3, 1–6, [10–8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jocelyn Rae: Golden girl content to end tennis playing career on a high, BBC Sport, 18 January 2018
  2. ^ "Jos Rae Blog – Fed Cup". lta.org.uk. 28 January 2011. Archived from the original on 4 August 2012.
  3. ^ Jocelyn Rae at the International Tennis Federation – Junior profile
  4. ^ "Jocelyn Rae: British Fed Cup player retires, aged 26". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 December 2017.

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