Poojashree Venkatesha

Poojashree Venkatesha (born 27 July 1990) is an Indian former tennis player, primarily competing on the ITF Women's Circuit. She won a silver medal for her native country in the women's singles event at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games.

Poojashree Venkatesha
XIX Commonwealth Games-2010 Delhi Poojashree Venkatesha of India in action against Heather Watson of Guernsey, at R.K. Khanna Tennis Stadium, in New Delhi on October 06, 2010.jpg
Poojashree Venkatesha in action against Heather Watson in XIX Commonwealth Games (Khanna Tennis Stadium, Delhi, October 6, 2010)
Country (sports) India
ResidenceMysore, India
Born (1990-07-27) 27 July 1990 (age 30)
Mandya, India
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$34,906
Singles
Career record95–59
Career titles5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 306 (30 November 2009)
Doubles
Career record81–48
Career titles9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 371 (28 February 2011)
Poojashree Venkatesha
Medal record
Women's Tennis
Representing  India
Commonwealth Youth Games
Silver medal – second place 2008 Pune Women's singles

CareerEdit

2008Edit

Venkatesha was the runner-up and won the silver medal at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games. In the final, she was beaten by Heather Watson of Great Britain 6–2, 6–1.

2010Edit

In the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Venkatesha lost and missed out on the bronze medal along with India's Nirupama Sanjeev for the women's doubles, defeated by Sania Mirza and Rushmi Chakravarthi of India, 6–4, 6–2.

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 7 (5–2)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 24 November 2008 Islamabad, Pakistan Clay   Kim Hae-sung 7–6(8–10), 6–4
Runner-up 1. 18 April 2009 Shymkent, Kazakhstan Clay   Albina Khabibulina 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 1–6
Winner 2. 10 August 2009 New Delhi, India Hard   Emily Webley-Smith 7–6(10–8), 6–2
Winner 3. 7 September 2009 Bangalore, India Hard   Dalila Jakupovic 6–3, 6–3
Winner 4. 21 September 2009 Dehradun, India Hard   Rushmi Chakravarthi 6–3, 7–5
Winner 5. 5 October 2009 Noida, India Hard   Moe Kawatoko 6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 2. 17 May 2010 Durban, South Africa Hard   Chanel Simmonds 1–6, 4–6

Doubles: 16 (9–7)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 28 April 2008 Cochin, India Clay   Rushmi Chakravarthi   Archana Venkataraman
  Geeta Manohar
6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 1. 5 May 2008 Trivandrum, India Clay   Magda Okruashvili   Miki Miyamura
  Yu Min-hwa
6–7(6–8), 2–6
Runner-up 2. 24 November 2008 Islamabad, Pakistan Clay   Treta Bhattacharyya   Kim Hae-sung
  Shin Jung-yoon
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 1 December 2008 Islamabad, Pakistan Hard   Parul Goswami   Kim Hae-sung
  Shin Jung-yoon
4–6, 6–7(2–7)
Winner 2. 26 January 2009 Hyderabad, India Clay   Parija Maloo   Shivika Burman
  Kumari-Sweta Solanki
6–1, 6–2
Winner 3. 10 August 2009 New Delhi, India Hard   Sanaa Bhambri   Rishika Sunkara
  Nova Patel
6–2, 6–1
Winner 4. 7 September 2009 Bangalore, India Hard   Isha Lakhani   Kumari-Sweta Solanki
  Moe Kawatoko
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 21 September 2009 Dehradun, India Hard   Keren Shlomo   Miki Miyamura
  Moe Kawatoko
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 5 October 2009 Noida, India Hard   Sanaa Bhambri   Miki Miyamura
  Moe Kawatoko
1–6, 6–4, [5–10]
Winner 5. 12 July 2010 Hatyai, Thailand Hard   Rushmi Chakravarthi   Ayu-Fani Damayanti
  Lavinia Tananta
6–3, 7–6(12–10)
Winner 6. 26 July 2010 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Jessy Rompies   Yumi Miyazaki
  Tomoko Taira
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 6. 4 December 2010 Mandya, India Hard   Rushmi Chakravarthi   Peangtarn Plipuech
  Nungnadda Wannasuk
1–6, 1–6
Winner 7. 21 January 2011 Muzaffarnagar, India Grass   Rushmi Chakravarthi   Mari Tanaka
  Miki Miyamura
3–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 28 January 2011 Kolkata, India Clay   Ankita Raina   Nicole Clerico
  Dalila Jakupovic
3–6, 1–6
Winner 8. 16 December 2011 Djibouti City, Djibouti Hard   Alexandra Romanova   Diana Isaeva
  Anna Morgina
6–1, 6–0
Winner 9. 23 December 2011 Djibouti City Hard   Alexandra Romanova   Diana Isaeva
  Margarita Lazareva
7–5, 7–6(10–8)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 'Venkatesha gets beaten by Heather Watson in the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games'- CWG Tennis Update[dead link]
  2. 'Venkatesha wins the 2009 Circuit ITF tournament of US$10000 by beating United Kingdom's Emily Webley-Smith'- ITF Tennis: itftennis.com: 2009 Delhi ITF
  3. 'Venkatesha's basic information'- WTA Tour

External linksEdit