Rishika Sunkara

Rishika Sunkara (born 14 May 1993) is an inactive Indian tennis player.

Rishika Sunkara
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At the 2011 Australian Open
Country (sports) India
ResidenceNew Delhi, India
Born (1993-05-14) 14 May 1993 (age 27)
Vijayawada, India
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 49,998
Singles
Career record160–142 (53.0%)
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 441 (9 November 2015)
Doubles
Career record151–125 (54.7%)
Career titles10 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 375 (5 August 2013)
Team competitions
Fed Cup2–3
Medal record
Representing  India
Women's tennis
South Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 2016 Guwahati Women's Doubles
Last updated on: 26 August 2020.

In her career, she has won 12 titles on the ITF Circuit; two in singles and ten in doubles (four in 2015 of which three were won with Sowjanya Bavisetti). On 9 November 2015, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 441. On 5 August 2013, she peaked at No. 375 in the doubles rankings.

She competed for the India Fed Cup team in 2013 and 2014. Rishika has a rare distinction of being the junior and pro number one in India while still being a teenager.

Playing for India in Fed Cup, Sunkara has a win–loss record of 2–3.

Early careerEdit

Rishika Sunkara was born on 14 May 1993 in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. She has an elder brother who used to play tennis, and she started playing tennis at the age of six. One of her earliest coaches was Mahesh Kumbria in Cosmic.[1]

Sunkara was part of the Team Tennis Academy under coach Aditya Sachdev for nine years till the split in 2016. She is currently coached by Anantha Bhaskar. Rishika is sponsored by Head. In the past, she was supported by GVK and Adidas.

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. May 2012 ITF New Delhi, India Hard   Simran Kaur Sethi 6–2, 6–4
Loss 2. Dec 2012 ITF Kolkata, India Hard   Katherine Ip 6–2, 3–6, 3–6
Loss 3. May 2014 ITF Hyderabad, India Hard   Prarthana Thombare 7–6(7–4), 4–6, 3–6
Loss 4. Sep 2015 ITF Hyderabad, India Clay   Fatma Al-Nabhani 3–6, 1–6
Loss 5. Oct 2015 ITF Lucknow, India Grass   Prerna Bhambri 4–6, 1–6
Win 6. Oct 2015 ITF Raipur, India Hard   Natasha Palha 7–5, 3–6, 6–2

Doubles: 23 (10–13)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 14 August 2009 New Delhi, India Hard   Nova Patel   Sanaa Bhambri
  Poojashree Venkatesha
2–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 6 October 2012 Bidar, India Hard   Oleksandra Korashvili   Nungnadda Wannasuk
  Zhang Nannan
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 1 December 2012 Kolkata, India Hard   Rutuja Bhosale   Arantxa Andrady
  Kyra Shroff
4–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 28 June 2013 New Delhi, India Hard   Naomi Totka   Natasha Palha
  Prarthana Thombare
6–4, 4–6, [13–11]
Runner-up 3. 28 July 2013 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard   Sowjanya Bavisetti   Mayar Sherif
  Zuzana Zlochová
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 10 January 2014 Aurangabat, India Clay   Shweta Rana   Ankita Raina
  Prarthana Thombare
3–6, 3–6
Winner 3. 11 April 2014 Chennai, India Clay   Sharrmadaa Baluu   Natasha Palha
  Prarthana Thombare
6–0, 7–6
Winner 4. 9 May 2014 Hyderabad, India Hard   Sharrmadaa Baluu   Shweta Rana
  Prarthana Thombare
6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 5. 30 August 2014 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard   Giulia Bruzzone   Anna Morgina
  Michelle Sammons
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 6 September 2014 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard   Gai Ao   Ilze Hattingh
  Michelle Sammons
3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 7. 3 April 2015 Dehra Dun, India Hard   Prerna Bhambri   Prarthana Thombare
  Nungnadda Wannasuk
0–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 15 May 2015 Nashik, India Clay   Sowjanya Bavisetti   Riya Bhatia
  Karman Thandi
7–6(7–5), 6–2
Winner 6. 20 June 2015 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard   Eva Wacanno   Olga Parres Azcoitia
  Prarthana Thombare
6–1, 6–1
Winner 7. 22 August 2015 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard   Sowjanya Bavisetti   Eva Siska
  Shelby Talcott
6–1, 6–1
Winner 8. 14 September 2015 Hyderabad, India Clay   Sowjanya Bavisetti   Prerna Bhambri
  Prarthana Thombare
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 25 September 2015 Hyderabad, India Hard   Nidhi Chilumula   Sharrmadaa Baluu
  Prarthana Thombare
6–2, 3–6, [10–12]
Runner-up 9. 30 October 2015 Raipur, India Hard   Prerna Bhambri   Sharrmadaa Baluu
  Prarthana Thombare
3–6, 7–6(7–4), [8–10]
Runner-up 10. 7 May 2016 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard   Nidhi Chilumula   Samantha Murray
  Despina Papamichail
6–3, 2–6, [1–10]
Runner-up 11. 11 November 2016 Pune, India Hard   Sowjanya Bavisetti   Irina Khromacheva
  Aleksandrina Naydenova
2–6, 1–6
Winner 9. 4 February 2017 Cairo, Egypt Clay   Natasha Palha   Sandra Samir
  Shelby Talcott
6–2, 6–1
Winner 10. 3 March 2017 Gwalior, India Hard   Natasha Palha   Riya Bhatia
  Shweta Chandra Rana
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 12. 6 May 2017 Cairo, Egypt Clay   Sowjanya Bavisetti   María Fernanda Herazo
  Magali Kempen
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 13. 21 October 2017 Colombo, Sri Lanka Clay   Natasha Palha   Rutuja Bhosale
  Pranjala Yadlapalli
4–6, 1–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Interview with Rishika Sunkara". National Sports. IndianTennisDaily. 10 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.

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