Rishika Sunkara

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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 26)
Vijayawada, India
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$49,998
Singles
Career record150–142
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 441 (9 November 2015)
Doubles
Career record151–125
Career titles10 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 375 (5 August 2013)
Team competitions
Fed Cup2–3
Last updated on: 25 April 2019.

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

In her career, she has won 12 titles on the ITF Women's 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 at the Fed Cup, Sunkara has a win–loss record of 2–3.

Early career[edit]

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 finals[edit]

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

Singles: 6 (2–4)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 26 May 2012 New Delhi, India Hard India Simran Kaur Sethi 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 1 December 2012 Kolkata, India Hard Hong Kong Katherine Ip 6–2, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 10 May 2014 Hyderabad, India Hard India Prarthana Thombare 7–6(7–4), 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 26 September 2015 Hyderabad, India Clay Oman Fatma Al-Nabhani 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 5. 24 October 2015 Lucknow, India Grass India Prerna Bhambri 4–6, 1–6
Winner 6. 31 October 2015 Raipur, India Hard India 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 India Nova Patel India Sanaa Bhambri
India Poojashree Venkatesha
2–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 6 October 2012 Bidar, India Hard Ukraine Oleksandra Korashvili Thailand Nungnadda Wannasuk
China Zhang Nannan
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 1 December 2012 Kolkata, India Hard India Rutuja Bhosale India Arantxa Andrady
India Kyra Shroff
4–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 28 June 2013 New Delhi, India Hard Hungary Naomi Totka India Natasha Palha
India Prarthana Thombare
6–4, 4–6, [13–11]
Runner-up 3. 28 July 2013 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard India Sowjanya Bavisetti Egypt Mayar Sherif
Slovakia Zuzana Zlochová
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 10 January 2014 Aurangabat, India Clay India Shweta Rana India Ankita Raina
India Prarthana Thombare
3–6, 3–6
Winner 3. 11 April 2014 Chennai, India Clay India Sharrmadaa Baluu India Natasha Palha
India Prarthana Thombare
6–0, 7–6
Winner 4. 9 May 2014 Hyderabad, India Hard India Sharrmadaa Baluu India Shweta Rana
India Prarthana Thombare
6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 5. 30 August 2014 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard Italy Giulia Bruzzone Russia Anna Morgina
South Africa Michelle Sammons
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 6 September 2014 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard China Gai Ao South Africa Ilze Hattingh
South Africa Michelle Sammons
3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 7. 3 April 2015 Dehra Dun, India Hard India Prerna Bhambri India Prarthana Thombare
Thailand Nungnadda Wannasuk
0–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 15 May 2015 Nashik, India Clay India Sowjanya Bavisetti India Riya Bhatia
India Karman Thandi
7–6(7–5), 6–2
Winner 6. 20 June 2015 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard Netherlands Eva Wacanno Spain Olga Parres Azcoitia
India Prarthana Thombare
6–1, 6–1
Winner 7. 22 August 2015 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard India Sowjanya Bavisetti United States Eva Siska
United States Shelby Talcott
6–1, 6–1
Winner 8. 14 September 2015 Hyderabad, India Clay India Sowjanya Bavisetti India Prerna Bhambri
India Prarthana Thombare
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 25 September 2015 Hyderabad, India Hard India Nidhi Chilumula India Sharrmadaa Baluu
India Prarthana Thombare
6–2, 3–6, [10–12]
Runner-up 9. 30 October 2015 Raipur, India Hard India Prerna Bhambri India Sharrmadaa Baluu
India Prarthana Thombare
3–6, 7–6(7–4), [8–10]
Runner-up 10. 7 May 2016 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard India Nidhi Chilumula United Kingdom Samantha Murray
Greece Despina Papamichail
6–3, 2–6, [1–10]
Runner-up 11. 11 November 2016 Pune, India Hard India Sowjanya Bavisetti Russia Irina Khromacheva
Bulgaria Aleksandrina Naydenova
2–6, 1–6
Winner 9. 4 February 2017 Cairo, Egypt Clay India Natasha Palha Egypt Sandra Samir
United States Shelby Talcott
6–2, 6–1
Winner 10. 3 March 2017 Gwalior, India Hard India Natasha Palha India Riya Bhatia
India Shweta Chandra Rana
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 12. 6 May 2017 Cairo, Egypt Clay India Sowjanya Bavisetti Colombia María Fernanda Herazo
Belgium Magali Kempen
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 13. 21 October 2017 Colombo, Sri Lanka Clay India Natasha Palha India Rutuja Bhosale
India Pranjala Yadlapalli
4–6, 1–6

References[edit]

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

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