Raquel Atawo

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Raquel Atawo
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Country (sports)  United States
Residence Fresno, California
Born (1982-12-08) December 8, 1982 (age 35)
Fresno
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro 2000
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,108,689
Singles
Career record 144–138
Career titles 0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 162 (October 8, 2007)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q2 (2007)
French Open Q2 (2007)
Wimbledon Q1 (2007, 2008)
US Open Q3 (2007)
Doubles
Career record 435–296 (59.51%)
Career titles 18 WTA, 18 ITF
Highest ranking No. 10 (March 2, 2015)
Current ranking No. 34 (May 21, 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2014)
French Open 3R (2008)
Wimbledon SF (2015, 2016)
US Open QF (2008)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2010)
French Open 3R (2014)
Wimbledon 2R (2013, 2014, 2016)
US Open 3R (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
Last updated on: May 21, 2018.

Raquel Atawo (née Kops-Jones; born December 8, 1982) is a professional tennis player from the United States of America. She is primarily a doubles specialist, winning Premier-5 titles at the 2012 Toray Pan Pacific Open and the 2014 Cincinnati Masters, and reaching the semifinals of the 2014 Australian Open and the 2015 Wimbledon Championships, all of which alongside her regular partner, fellow American Abigail Spears. Her career-high doubles ranking is world No. 10, achieved in March 2015.

Biography[edit]

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]

Career[edit]

Her best results in doubles at Grand Slam events have been reaching the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 2012 and the US Open in 2008, 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.

She played for the Boston Lobsters in the World TeamTennis Pro League.

2012[edit]

Raquel 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 finals[edit]

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals[edit]

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

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

WTA career finals[edit]

Doubles: 25 (18 titles, 7 runners-up)[edit]

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

Women's doubles performance timeline[edit]

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 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A 2R 2R 3R 1R 2R SF QF 0 / 7 12–7
French Open A A A A A 3R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 8 4–8
Wimbledon A A A A 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R QF 3R 3R SF 0 / 9 14–9
US Open 1R 1R A A A QF 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 3R 0 / 10 6–10
Win-Loss 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 6–3 1–4 1–4 3–4 6–4 4–4 7–4 5–4 0 / 34 36–34
WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells A A A A A 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 8 5–8
Miami A A A A A A QF 1R 1R 1R 1R SF 1R 0 / 7 5–7
Madrid Not Held 1R 1R 1R 1R QF QF 2R 0 / 7 4–7
Beijing NH Tier II 2R A QF QF QF QF 1R 0 / 6 8–6
WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai Tier II 2R 1R 1R Premier 1R 0 / 4 0–4
Doha T III Tier II A Not Held P F SF 2R P 0 / 3 7–3
Rome A A A A A A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 6 1–6
Montreal/Toronto A A A A A A A A 2R 2R QF QF 2R 0 / 5 7–5
Cincinnati NH Tier III A 1R 1R 2R 1R W 2R 1 / 6 7–5
Tokyo A A A A A A QF A QF W 1R Premier 1 / 4 6–3
Wuhan Not Held SF QF 0 / 2 4–2
Career statistics
Tournament 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

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