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Raquel Atawo

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Raquel Atawo (née Kops-Jones; born December 8, 1982) is a professional tennis player from the United States of America.

Raquel Atawo
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Country (sports) United States
ResidenceFresno, California
Born (1982-12-08) December 8, 1982 (age 36)
Fresno
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2000
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,201,171
Singles
Career record144–138 (51.06%)
Career titles0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 162 (October 8, 2007)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2007)
French OpenQ2 (2007)
WimbledonQ1 (2007, 2008)
US OpenQ3 (2007)
Doubles
Career record444–311 (58.8%)
Career titles18 WTA, 18 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 10 (March 2, 2015)
Current rankingNo. 28 (January 14, 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2014)
French Open3R (2008)
WimbledonSF (2015, 2016)
US OpenQF (2008)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2010)
French Open3R (2014)
Wimbledon2R (2013, 2014, 2016, 2019)
US OpenQF (2019)
Last updated on: July 9, 2019.

She is primarily a doubles specialist, winning 18 WTA doubles titles, including two Premier-5 titles at the 2012 Toray Pan Pacific Open and the 2014 Cincinnati Masters, and reaching the semifinals of the 2014 Australian Open, 2015 Wimbledon Championships and 2016 Wimbledon Championships, all alongside her regular partner, fellow American Abigail Spears.

BiographyEdit

Raquel's mother is Nancy Kops, and her father is Lawrence Jones. She has two sisters, Renee and Khristy. She married Toby Atawo on July 18, 2015.[1]

CareerEdit

Her best results in doubles at Grand Slam events have been reaching the semifinals at the Australian Open in 2014 and Wimbledon in 2015 and 2016, both while partnered with Abigail Spears. Kops-Jones has a career-high doubles ranking of No. 10, achieved on March 2, 2015. She has won 18 WTA doubles titles.

In 2008, she played for the Boston Lobsters, and in 2019, played for the Philadelphia Freedoms--both teams in the World TeamTennis Pro League.

2012Edit

Kops-Jones and compatriot Abigail Spears were one of the most successful doubles teams of the 2012 season, winning four titles, at Carlsbad, Seoul, Tokyo, and Osaka. The pair also reached two other finals and the quarterfinals of Wimbledon.

Significant finalsEdit

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finalsEdit

Doubles: 2 titles, 1 runner-upEdit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2012 Doha Hard   Abigail Spears   Liezel Huber
  Lisa Raymond
3–6, 1–6
Winner 2012 Tokyo Hard   Abigail Spears   Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Květa Peschke
6–1, 6–4
Winner 2014 Cincinnati Hard   Abigail Spears   Tímea Babos
  Kristina Mladenovic
6–1, 2–0 ret.

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 18 titles, 8 runner-upsEdit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (2–1)
Tier II / Premier (9–4)
Tier III, IV & V / International (7–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. November 4, 2007 Bell Challenge, Quebec City Hard   Christina Fusano   Stéphanie Dubois
  Renata Voráčová
6–3, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 2. May 10, 2009 Estoril Open, Portugal Clay   Abigail Spears   Sharon Fichman
  Katalin Marosi
2–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Winner 3. May 23, 2009 Warsaw Open, Poland Clay   Bethanie Mattek-Sands   Yan Zi
  Zheng Jie
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 1. June 14, 2009 Aegon Classic, Birmingham Grass   Abigail Spears   Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. August 7, 2011 Mercury Insurance Open, San Diego Hard   Abigail Spears   Květa Peschke
  Katarina Srebotnik
0–6, 2–6
Winner 4. September 18, 2011 Bell Challenge, Quebec City (2) Hard   Abigail Spears   Jamie Hampton
  Anna Tatishvili
6–0, 3–6, [10–6]
Runner-up 3. January 7, 2012 Brisbane International, Australia Hard   Abigail Spears   Nuria Llagostera Vives
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–7(2–7), 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 4. February 19, 2012 Qatar Ladies Open, Doha Hard   Abigail Spears   Liezel Huber
  Lisa Raymond
3–6, 1–6
Winner 5. July 23, 2012 Mercury Insurance Open, Carlsbad Hard   Abigail Spears   Vania King
  Nadia Petrova
6–2, 6–4
Winner 6. September 23, 2012 Hansol Korea Open, Seoul Hard   Abigail Spears   Akgul Amanmuradova
  Vania King
2–6, 6–2, [10–8]
Winner 7. September 29, 2012 Toray Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo Hard   Abigail Spears   Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Květa Peschke
6–1, 6–4
Winner 8. October 14, 2012 HP Open, Osaka Hard   Abigail Spears   Kimiko Date-Krumm
  Heather Watson
6–1, 6–4
Winner 9. July 29, 2013 Bank of the West Classic, Stanford Hard   Abigail Spears   Julia Görges
  Darija Jurak
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 10. August 5, 2013 Southern California Open, Carlsbad (2) Hard   Abigail Spears   Chan Hao-ching
  Janette Husárová
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 5. September 22, 2013 KDB Korea Open, Seoul Hard   Abigail Spears   Chan Chin-wei
  Xu Yifan
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 6. February 22, 2014 Dubai Tennis Championships, U.A.E. Hard   Abigail Spears   Alla Kudryavtseva
  Anastasia Rodionova
2–6, 7–5, [8–10]
Winner 11. June 15, 2014 Aegon Classic, Birmingham Grass   Abigail Spears   Ashleigh Barty
  Casey Dellacqua
7–6(7–1), 6–1
Winner 12. August 18, 2014 Cincinnati Masters, United States Hard   Abigail Spears   Tímea Babos
  Kristina Mladenovic
6–1, 2–0 ret.
Runner-up 7. January 16, 2015 Apia International Sydney, Australia Hard   Abigail Spears   Bethanie Mattek-Sands
  Sania Mirza
3–6, 3–6
Winner 13. February 28, 2015 Qatar Total Open, Doha Hard   Abigail Spears   Hsieh Su-wei
  Sania Mirza
6–4, 6–4
Winner 14. June 14, 2015 Aegon Nottingham Open, Great Britain Grass   Abigail Spears   Jocelyn Rae
  Anna Smith
3–6, 6–3, [11–9]
Winner 15. October 18, 2015 Generali Ladies Linz, Austria Hard (i)   Abigail Spears   Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká
6–3, 7–5
Winner 16. July 23, 2016 Bank of the West Classic, Stanford (2) Hard   Abigail Spears   Darija Jurak
  Anastasia Rodionova
6–3, 6–4
Winner 17. April 30, 2017 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Stuttgart Clay (i)   Jelena Ostapenko   Abigail Spears
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–4, 6–4
Winner 18. April 29, 2018 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Stuttgart (2) Clay (i)   Anna-Lena Grönefeld   Nicole Melichar
  Květa Peschke
6–4, 6–7(5–7), [10–5]
Runner-up 8. October 14, 2018 Linz Open, Austria (2) Hard (i)   Anna-Lena Grönefeld   Kirsten Flipkens
  Johanna Larsson
6–4, 4–6, [5–10]

Women's doubles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.
Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A 2R 2R 3R 1R 2R SF QF 2R QF 3R QF 0 / 11 21–11
French Open A A A A A 3R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R 0 / 12 7–12
Wimbledon A A A A 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R QF 3R 3R SF SF 1R 2R 2R 0 / 13 20–13
US Open 1R 1R A A A QF 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 3R 1R 2R 3R 0 / 13 11–13
Win-Loss 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 7–3 1–4 1–4 3–4 6–4 4–4 7–4 9–4 6-4 4-4 6-4 5-3 0 / 49 59–49
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells A A A A A 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R QF 1R 2R 2R 0 / 12 9–12
Miami A A A A A A QF 1R 1R 1R 1R SF 1R A 2R QF 1R 0 / 10 8–10
Madrid Not Held 1R 1R 1R 1R QF QF 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 11 4–11
Beijing NH Tier II 2R A QF QF QF QF 1R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 9 9–9
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai Tier II 2R 1R 1R Premier 1R P 1R P 1R 0 / 6 0–6
Doha T III Tier II A Not Held P F SF 2R P 2R P 1R P 0 / 5 8–5
Rome A A A A A A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R QF A SF 1R 0 / 9 5–9
Montreal/Toronto A A A A A A A A 2R 2R QF QF 2R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 8 9–8
Cincinnati NH Tier III A 1R 1R 2R 1R W 2R QF 2R 1R 1 / 9 10–8
Tokyo A A A A A A QF A QF W 1R Premier 1 / 4 6–3
Wuhan Not Held SF QF QF 2R 1R 0 / 5 7–5
Career statistics
Tournaments played 2 1 ITF only 6 9 23 25 26 25 24 22 5
Titles 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 4 2 2 1 13
Finals reached 0 0 1 0 3 0 2 6 3 3 2 20
Overall win–loss 0–2 0–1 5–5 10–9 21–21 12–25 25–25 42–21 27–22 38–20 9–4 189–155
Year-end ranking 620 677 312 152 93 55 36 63 37 13 23 12 18 21 34 26

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