Rushmi Chakravarthi

Rushmi Chakravarthi (Telugu: రుష్మి చక్రవర్తి; born 9 October 1977) is a former professional tennis player from India.[1] She won a record 45 ITF Women's Circuit titles, the highest number set by an Indian female player. She turned professional, after playing in the first round of the WTA tournament Sunfeast Open held at Kolkata in September 2005.[citation needed]

Rushmi Chakravarthi
రుష్మి చక్రవర్తి
XIX Commonwealth Games-2010 Delhi Indian Tennis player Chakravarthi Rushmi in action during an opening match against Monthala Pinki Agnes of Lesotho, at R.K. Khanna Tennis Stadium, in New Delhi on October 04, 2010.jpg
XIX Commonwealth Games-2010 Delhi Indian Tennis player Chakravarthi Rushmi in action during an opening match against Monthala Pinki Agnes of Lesotho, at R.K. Khanna Tennis Stadium, in New Delhi on October 04, 2010.
Country (sports) India
ResidenceChennai, India
Born (1977-10-09) 9 October 1977 (age 42)
Hyderabad, India
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned proSeptember 2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$124,005
Singles
Career record321–241
Career titles0 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 310 (13 September 2004)
Doubles
Career record372–209
Career titles0 WTA, 34 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 252 (18 June 2001)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2012)

Tennis careerEdit

2005–2010Edit

She was predominantly an ITF Circuit player. In her career, Chakravarthi played on the WTA Tour on two occasions, at the Sunfeast Open in 2005 and 2006, losing in round one both times.

Her career highlight was winning four medals (of which two were gold) at the 2003 Afro-Asian Games. Rushmi has represented India at the Asian Games in 2002, 2006 and 2010.

Chakravarthi lost in the qualifying of the Malaysian Open. This was her only performance in a WTA tournament outside India.

She has also competed in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, where she progressed to the quarterfinals by beating English Katie O'Brien,[2] and won the doubles bronze medal with Sania Mirza.[3]

2011Edit

Chakravarthi partnered with compatriot Poojashree Venkatesha to win the ITF event in Muzaffarnagar.

2012Edit

Chakravarthi was awarded a wild-card entry to the 2012 London Olympics along with Sania Mirza to play in women's doubles.[4] The pair were beaten in a tight three-setter to Taiwanese pair of Hsieh Su-wei and Chuang Chia-jung in round one.[5]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (11–10)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 16 April 2001 Chandigarh, India Hard   Dea Sumantri 6–2, 6–4
Winner 2. 9 September 2001 New Delhi, India Hard   Shruti Dhawan 6–4, 5–7, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 14 July 2002 Algiers, Algeria Clay   Jennifer Schmidt 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 21 July 2002 Algiers, Algeria Clay   Isabel Collischonn 6–3, 4–6, 6–7
Winner 5. 10 September 2002 Mysore, India Hard   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 6 April 2003 Mumbai, India Hard   Akgul Amanmuradova 4–6, 6–3, 5–7
Winner 7. 13 April 2003 Muzaffarnagar, India Grass   Cheli Bargil 6–0, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 5 October 2003 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Sania Mirza 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 9. 17 January 2004 Hyderabad, India Hard   Sandy Gumulya 1–6, 3–6
Winner 10. 23 May 2004 Lucknow, India Grass   Ankita Bhambri 6–2, 2–6, 7–6
Winner 11. 30 May 2004 New Delhi, India Hard   Ankita Bhambri 6–4, 6–4
Winner 12. 30 August 2004 New Delhi, India Hard   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 13. 30 October 2004 Pune, India Hard   Akgul Amanmuradova 0–6, 6–7
Winner 14. 13 December 2004 Gurgaon, India Clay   Ankita Bhambri 6–7, 7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 15. 16 April 2005 Mumbai, India Hard   Chan Chin-wei 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 16. 30 October 2006 Ahmedabad, India Hard   Sanaa Bhambri 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 17. 20 May 2007 Mumbai, India Hard   Marinne Giraud 6–7(7–9), 2–6
Winner 18. 28 April 2008 Cochin, India Clay   Magda Okruashvili 6–4, 7–5
Winner 19. 9 June 2008 Gurgaon, India Carpet   Ankita Bhambri 6–4, 6–2
Winner 20. 14 September 2009 New Delhi, India Hard   Sanaa Bhambri 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 21. 21 September 2009 Dehradun, India Hard   Poojashree Venkatesha 3–6, 5–7

Doubles (34–32)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 2 November 1998 New Delhi, India Hard   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Montika Anuchan
  Orawan Wongkamalasai
7–6(7–4), 1–6, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 10 May 1999 Lucknow, India Carpet   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Shruti Dhawan
  Sheethal Goutham
0–1 ret.
Runner-up 3. 18 October 1999 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Liza Andriyani
  Benjamas Sangaram
0–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 16 April 2000 Mumbai, India Hard   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Manisha Malhotra
  Satomi Kinjo]
6–4, 4–6, 2–1 ret.
Runner-up 5. 17 April 2000 New Delhi, India Carpet   Radhika Tulpule   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram
  Nirupama Sanjeev
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 3 September 2000 Jaipur, India Grass   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Monique Adamczak
  Jennifer Schmidt
3–6, 6–1, 5–7
Winner 7. 10 September 2000 New Delhi, India Hard   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Orawan Wongkamalasai
  Wang I-ting
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 16 October 2000 Gwalior, India Clay   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Monica Acosta
  Larissa Schaerer
2–4, 1–4, 4–0, 3–5
Winner 9. 23 October 2000 New Delhi, India Grass   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Urška Vesenjak
  Maša Vesenjak
4–2, 4–5(5), 4–1, 4–0
Winner 10. 30 October 2000 New Delhi, India Hard   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Urška Vesenjak
  Maša Vesenjak
5–3, 4–2, 5–3
Runner-up 11. 6 November 2000 Bandung, Indonesia Hard   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Liza Andriyani
  Angelique Widjaja
1–4, 2–4, 0–4
Winner 12. 20 November 2000 Manila, Philippines Hard   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Miho Saeki
  Remi Uda
5–3, 4–1, 4–2
Winner 13. 16 April 2001 Chandigarh, India Hard   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Dea Sumantri
  Radhika Tulpule
6–1, 7–5
Winner 14. 23 April 2001 Pune, India Hard   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Sania Mirza
  Sonal Phadke
6–2, 6–0
Winner 15. 3 September 2001 Chennai, India Clay   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Samrita Sekar
  Shubha Srinivasen
6–0, 7–6(7–2)
Winner 16. 19 September 2001 New Delhi, India Hard   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Shruti Dhawan
  Radhika Tulpule
6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 17. 7 July 2002 Tlemcen, Algeria Clay   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Susanne Aigner
  Elisabeth Bahn
6–7, 6–4, 6–7
Winner 18. 21 July 2002 Algiers, Algeria Clay   Christina Zachariadou   Asimina Kaplani
  Maria Pavlidou
6–2, 6–2
Winner 19. 10 September 2002 Mysore, India Hard   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Alena Dvornikova
  Anastasia Dvornikova
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 20. 27 October 2002 Cairo, Egypt Clay   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Kira Nagy
  Maria Wolfbrandt
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 21. 9 February 2003 Chennai, India Clay   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Akgul Amanmuradova
  Ivanna Israilova
4–6, 1–6
Winner 22. 23 February 2003 Bangalore, India Hard   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Maki Arai
  Natalia Dziamidzenka
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 23. 10 March 2003 Benalla, Australia Grass   Ryoko Takemura   Nicole Sewell
  Andrea van den Hurk
3–6, 6–4, 2–6
Runner-up 24. 31 March 2003 Mumbai, India Hard   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Akgul Amanmuradova
  Khoo Chin-bee
2–6, 2–6
Winner 25. 20 April 2003 Muzaffarnagar, India Grass   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Shruti Dhawan
  Yael Glitzenshtein
6–1, 6–4
Winner 26. 17 August 2003 Colombo, Sri Lanka Clay   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Hwang I-hsuan
  Varanya Vijuksanaboon
6–0, 6–0
Winner 27. 8 September 2003 Bangalore, India Grass   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Khoo Chin-bee
  Meghha Vakaria
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 28. 2 November 2003 Mumbai, India Hard   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Gabriela Chmelinová
  Hana Šromová
1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 29. 17 January 2004 Hyderabad, India Hard   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Isha Lakhani
  Meghha Vakaria
5–7, 7–5, 3–6
Winner 30. 23 May 2004 Lucknow, India Grass   Ankita Bhambri   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram
  Archana Venkataraman
6–4, 6–1
Runner–up 31. 30 May 2004 New Delhi, India Hard   Ankita Bhambri   Sanaa Bhambri
  Liza Pereira Viplav
7–6, 3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 32. 8 August 2004 Wrexham, United Kingdom Hard   Sania Mirza   Eden Marama
  Paula Marama
6–7(4–7), 5–7
Winner 33. 15 August 2004 Hampstead, United Kingdom Hard   Sania Mirza   Anna Hawkins
  Nicole Rencken
6–3, 6–2
Winner 34. 21 August 2004 Colombo, Sri Lanka Clay   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Chan Yung-jan
  Minori Takemoto
6–2, 5–7, 6–3
Winner 35. 4 September 2004 New Delhi, India Hard   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Montinee Tangphong
  Thassha Vitayaviroj
w/o
Winner 36. 13 December 2004 Gurgaon, India Clay   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Ankita Bhambri
  Sanaa Bhambri
2–6, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 37. 11 April 2005 Mumbai, India Hard   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Nina Bratchikova
  Francesca Lubiani
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 38. 3 August 2005 Wrexham, United Kingdom Hard   Paula Marama   Anna Smith
  Rebecca Llewellyn
3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 39. 17 October 2005 Lagos, Nigeria Hard   Punam Reddy   Ankita Bhambri
  Sanaa Bhambri
w/o
Runner-up 40. 6 November 2005 Pune, India Hard   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram   Nicole Clerico
  Ksenia Palkina
5–7, 6–7
Runner–up 41. 23 January 2006 New Delhi, India Hard   Ankita Bhambri   Ksenia Palkina
  Nicole Clerico
w/o
Runner-up 42. 8 May 2006 New Delhi, India Hard   Archana Venkataraman   Zhao Yijing
  Song Shanshan
3–6, 4–6
Winner 43. 15 May 2006 New Delhi, India Hard   Archana Venkataraman   Zhao Yijing
  Song Shanshan
6–7(5–7), 6–2, 6–4
Winner 44. 12 June 2006 New Delhi, India Hard   Meghha Vakaria   Isha Lakhani
  Pichittra Thongdach
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 45. 30 October 2006 Lagos, Nigeria Hard   Sanaa Bhambri   Surina De Beer
  Ágnes Szatmári
3–6, 1–6
Winner 46. 30 October 2006 Ahmedabad, India Hard   Sanaa Bhambri   Tara Iyer
  Meghha Vakaria
6–2, 6–4
Winner 47. 15 January 2007 Algiers, Algeria Clay   Polona Hercog   Bárbora Matusová
  Anna Savitskaya
6–2, 6–0
Winner 48. 28 April 2008 Cochin, India Clay   Poojashree Venkatesha   Archana Venkataraman
  Geeta Manohar
6–1, 7–5
Runner–up 49. 24 October 2008 Lagos, Nigeria Hard   Isha Lakhani   Elena Chalova
  Valeria Savinykh
7–6(8–6), 3–6, [7–10]
Winner 50. 8 November 2008 Muzaffarnagar, India Grass   Sanaa Bhambri   Treta Bhattacharyya
  Shalini Sahoo
6–1, 6–1
Winner 51. 22 May 2009 Mumbai, India Hard   Isha Lakhani   Renee Binnie
  He Chunyan
2–6, 6–3, [10–7]
Winner 52. 29 May 2009 New Delhi, India Hard   He Chunyan   Keren Shlomo
  Kristina Pejkovic
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 53. 15 October 2009 Pune, India Hard   Sanaa Bhambri   Miki Miyamura
  Moe Kawatoko
0–6, 3–6
Winner 54. 21 May 2010 Durban, South Africa Hard   Sanaa Bhambri   Tegan Edwards
  Bianca Swanepoel
3–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Runner-up 55. 28 May 2010 Durban, South Africa Hard   Sanaa Bhambri   Blanka Szávay
  Nicole Rottmann
6–3, 5–7, [9–11]
Winner 56. 17 July 2010 Hatyai, Thailand Hard   Poojashree Venkatesha   Ayu-Fani Damayanti
  Lavinia Tananta
6–3, 7–6(12–10)
Runner-up 57. 30 October 2010 Kuching, Malaysia Hard   Élodie Rogge-Dietrich   Sabina Sharipova
  Sandy Gumulya
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 58. 4 December 2010 Mandya, India Hard   Poojashree Venkatesha   Peangtarn Plipuech
  Nungnadda Wannasuk
1–6, 1–6
Winner 59. 22 January 2011 Muzaffarnagar, India Grass   Poojashree Venkatesha   Mari Tanaka
  Miki Miyamura
3–6, 6–4, [14–12]
Runner-up 60. 13 May 2011 New Delhi, India Hard   Fatma Al-Nabhani   Aishwarya Agrawal
  Ankita Raina
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 61. 18 June 2011 New Delhi, India Hard   Keren Shlomo   Kim Hae-sung
  Kim Ju-eun]
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 62. 25 June 2011 New Delhi, India Hard   Keren Shlomo   Kim Hae-sung
  Kim Ju-eun
5–7, 0–6
Winner 63. 12 May 2012 New Delhi, India Hard   Ankita Raina   Liu Yuxuan
  Zhao Qianqian
6–1, 6–4
Winner 64. 26 May 2012 New Delhi, India Hard   Ankita Raina   Sri Peddy Reddy
  Prarthana Thombare
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 65. 30 April 2013 Chennai, India Clay   Ankita Raina   Natasha Palha
  Prarthana Thombare
7–5, 3–6, [6–10]
Runner-up 66. 12 December 2014 Lucknow, India Grass   Nidhi Chilumula   Ankita Raina
  Emily Webley-Smith
2–6, 4–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rushmi Chakravarthi continues to march on". The Hindu. 29 May 2009. Retrieved 7 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Perfect outing for journeywoman Rushmi". The Times of India. 7 October 2010. Retrieved 7 October 2010.
  3. ^ "CWG tennis: Sania-Chakravarthi win bronze". Hindustan Times. 10 October 2010. Archived from the original on 23 October 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2010.
  4. ^ "Sania, Somdev get wild cards for London Olympics". 26 June 2012.
  5. ^ 'Sania-Rushmi out of women's doubles' Rediff Sports. Retrieved 29 May 2012.

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