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RAQUEL ATAWO

United States

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D.O.B.
Dec 8
1982
Height
5' 6"
1.68 m
Weight
140 lbs.
64 kg
Plays
Right-handed
two-handed backhand
Status
Pro
2004
Personal
Mother is Nancy Kops; father is Lawrence Jones; sisters are Renee and Khristy ... Married Toby Atawo on July 18, 2015 (formerly Raquel Kops-Jones) ... Favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is hard ... Started playing at age 8; tennis idols growing up were Williams sisters ... Graduated from UC Berkeley in 2004 (majored in American Studies) ... Best tennis memory was winning first WTA doubles title at Qu‚bec City in 2007 ... Enjoys cooking, Skyping with friends and family, books, movies and music ... Favorite tournament is Wimbledon ... Goal is to win a Grand Slam title.
Career Highlights
DOUBLES
Winner (16): 2016 - Stanford (w/Spears); 2015 - Doha, Nottingham, Linz (all w/Spears); 2014 - Birmingham, Cincinnati (both w/Spears); 2013 - Stanford, Carlsbad (both w/Spears); 2012 - Carlsbad, Seoul, Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Osaka (all w/Spears); 2011 - Qu‚bec City (w/Spears); 2009 - Oeiras (w/Spears), Warsaw (w/Mattek-Sands); 2007 - Qu‚bec City (w/Fusano).
Finalist (7): 2015 - Sydney (w/Spears); 2014 - Dubai (w/Spears); 2013 - Seoul (w/Spears); 2012 - Brisbane, Doha (both w/Spears); 2011 - Carlsbad (w/Spears); 2009 - Birmingham (w/Spears).
Career Review
2015 - Fell in WTA qualifying four times; won three WTA doubles titles; made doubles Top 10 debut on March 2 (rose from No.14 to No.10).

2014 - Fell in WTA qualifying four times; won two WTA doubles titles.

2013 - Fell in WTA qualifying twice; won two WTA doubles titles; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2012 - Fell in WTA qualifying four times; won four WTA doubles titles.

2011 - Fell in WTA qualifying three times; won one WTA doubles title.

2010 - Fell in WTA qualifying once; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2009 - Fell in WTA qualifying five times; won two WTA doubles titles; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2008 - Fell in WTA qualifying eight times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open); won one singles title and five doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2007 - Played first two WTA main draws, falling 1r at Birmingham and Guangzhou; fell in qualifying 10 times (incl. all four majors); won one WTA doubles title; won three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2006 - Fell in WTA qualifying once; won one singles title and six doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2005 - Fell in WTA qualifying once; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2004 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.

2003 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.

2002 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.

2001 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.

2000 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in USA.
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