Poojashree Venkatesha

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Poojashree Venkatesha
ಪುಜಶ್ರೀ ವೆಂಕಾತೆಷಾ
Country (sports)  India
Residence Mysore, India
Born (1990-07-27) 27 July 1990 (age 26)
Mandya, India
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 2006
Plays Right-handed
(two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$34,906
Singles
Career record 95 - 59
Career titles 0 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest ranking No. 306 (30 November 2009)
Doubles
Career record 81–48
Career titles 0 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest ranking No. 371 (28 February 2011)
Last updated on: 16 January 2012.
Poojashree Venkatesha
Medal record
Women's Tennis
Representing  India
Commonwealth Youth Games
Silver medal – second place 2008 Pune Women's Singles

Poojashree Venkatesha (Kannada: ಪುಜಶ್ರೀ ವೆಂಕಾತೆಷಾ; born 27 July 1990 in Mandya) is an Indian 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.

Career[edit]

2008[edit]

Venkatesha was the runner-up and won the Silver Medal at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games. She missed out for the Gold Medal, beaten by Heather Watson of United Kingdom 6/2, 6/1.

2010[edit]

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, 6/4, 6/2, both of India, who also missed out for the Gold Medal.

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles finals: 7 (5-2)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome # Date Tournament Surface Opponent in Final Score in Final
Winner 1. 24 November 2008 Islamabad, Pakistan Clay South Korea Kim Hae-sung 7–6(8–10), 6–4
Runner-up 2. 18 April 2009 Shymkent, Kazakhstan Clay Uzbekistan Albina Khabibulina 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 10 August 2009 New Delhi, India Hard United Kingdom Emily Webley-Smith 7–6(10–8), 6–2
Winner 4. 7 September 2009 Bangalore, India Hard Slovenia Dalila Jakupovic 6–3, 6–3
Winner 5. 21 September 2009 Dehradun, India Hard India Rushmi Chakravarthi 6–3, 7–5
Winner 6. 5 October 2009 Noida, India Hard Japan Moe Kawatoko 6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 7. 17 May 2010 Durban, South Africa Hard South Africa Chanel Simmonds 1–6, 4–6

Doubles finals: 16 (9-7)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 28 April 2008 Cochin, India Clay India Rushmi Chakravarthi India Archana Venkataraman
India Geeta Manohar
6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 5 May 2008 Trivandrum, India Clay Georgia (country) Magda Okruashvili Japan Miki Miyamura
South Korea Yu Min-hwa
6–7(6–8), 2–6
Runner-up 3. 24 November 2008 Islamabad, Pakistan Clay India Treta Bhattacharyya South Korea Kim Hae-sung
South Korea Shin Jung-yoon
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4 1 December 2008 Islamabad, Pakistan Hard India Parul Goswami South Korea Kim Hae-sung
South Korea Shin Jung-yoon
4–6, 6–7(2–7)
Winner 5. 26 January 2009 Hyderabad, India Clay India Parija Maloo India Shivika Burman
India Kumari-Sweta Solanki
6–1, 6–2
Winner 6. 10 August 2009 New Delhi , India Hard India Sanaa Bhambri India Rishika Sunkara
India Nova Patel
6–2, 6–1
Winner 7. 7 September 2009 Bangalore, India Hard India Isha Lakhani India Kumari-Sweta Solanki
Japan Moe Kawatoko
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 21 September 2009 Dehradun, India Hard Israel Keren Shlomo Japan Miki Miyamura
Japan Moe Kawatoko
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 5 October 2009 Noida, India Hard India Sanaa Bhambri Japan Miki Miyamura
Japan Moe Kawatoko
1–6, 6–4, [5–10]
Winner 10. 12 July 2010 Hatyai, Thailand Hard India Rushmi Chakravarthi Indonesia Ayu-Fani Damayanti
Indonesia Lavinia Tananta
6–3, 7–6(12–10)
Winner 11. 26 July 2010 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard Indonesia Jessy Rompies Japan Yumi Miyazaki
Japan Tomoko Taira
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 12. 4 December 2010 Mandya, India Hard India Rushmi Chakravarthi Thailand Peangtarn Plipuech
Thailand Nungnadda Wannasuk
1-6 1-6
Winner 13. 17 January 2011 Muzaffarnagar, India Grass India Rushmi Chakravarthi Japan Mari Tanaka
Japan Miki Miyamura
3–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 14. 24 January 2011 Kolkata, India Clay India Ankita Raina Italy Nicole Clerico
Slovenia Dalila Jakupovic
3–6, 1–6
Winner 15. 12 December 2011 Djibouti, Djibouti Hard Russia Alexandra Romanova Russia Diana Isaeva
Russia Anna Morgina
6–1, 6–0
Winner 16. 20 December 2011 Djibouti, Djibouti Hard Russia Alexandra Romanova Russia Diana Isaeva
Russia Margarita Lazareva
7-5 7-6(10–8)

References[edit]

  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

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