Raquel Kops-Jones
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Raquel Kops-Jones

Raquel Atawo
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Country (sports) United States
ResidenceFresno, California
Born (1982-12-08) December 8, 1982 (age 38)
Fresno
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2000
Retired2019
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,201,171
Singles
Career record144-138 (51.06%)
Career titles0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 162 (October 8, 2007)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2007)
French OpenQ2 (2007)
WimbledonQ1 (2007, 2008)
US OpenQ3 (2007)
Doubles
Career record444-311 (58.8%)
Career titles18 WTA, 18 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 10 (March 2, 2015)
Current rankingNo. 28 (January 14, 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2014)
French Open3R (2008)
WimbledonSF (2015, 2016)
US OpenQF (2008)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2010)
French Open3R (2014)
Wimbledon2R (2013, 2014, 2016, 2019)
US OpenQF (2019)
Raquel Atawo
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Current position
TitleVolunteer Assistant Coach
TeamCalifornia Golden Bears
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2019-presentCalifornia Golden Bears
Last updated on: July 9, 2019.

Raquel Atawo (née Kops-Jones; born December 8, 1982) is a former professional tennis player from the United States of America. She is currently a volunteer tennis assistant for the California Golden Bears.

She is primarily a doubles specialist, winning 18 WTA doubles titles, including two Premier-5 titles at the 2012 Toray Pan Pacific Open and the 2014 Cincinnati Masters, and reaching the semifinals of the 2014 Australian Open, 2015 Wimbledon Championships and 2016 Wimbledon Championships, all alongside her regular partner, fellow American Abigail Spears.

Biography

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

Her best results in doubles at Grand Slam events have been reaching the semifinals at the Australian Open in 2014 and Wimbledon in 2015 and 2016, 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.

In 2008, she played for the Boston Lobsters, and in 2019, played for the Philadelphia Freedoms--both teams in the World TeamTennis Pro League.

2012

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

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals

Doubles: 2 titles, 1 runner-up

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 Kv?ta 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

Doubles: 18 titles, 8 runner-ups

Winner -- Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (2-1)
Tier II / Premier (9-4)
Tier III, IV & V / International (7-3)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Nov 2007 Bell Challenge, Quebec City Hard United States Christina Fusano Canada Stéphanie Dubois
Czech Republic Renata Vorá?ová
6-3, 7-6(8-6)
Win 2. May 2009 Estoril Open, Portugal Clay United States Abigail Spears Canada Sharon Fichman
Hungary Katalin Marosi
2-6, 6-3, [10-5]
Win 3. May 2009 Warsaw Open, Poland Clay United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands China Yan Zi
China Zheng Jie
6-1, 6-1
Loss 1. Jun 2009 Aegon Classic, Birmingham Grass United States Abigail Spears Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
1-6, 4-6
Loss 2. Aug 2011 Mercury Insurance Open, San Diego Hard United States Abigail Spears Czech Republic Kv?ta Peschke
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
0-6, 2-6
Win 4. Sep 2011 Bell Challenge, Quebec City (2) Hard United States Abigail Spears United States Jamie Hampton
Georgia (country) Anna Tatishvili
6-0, 3-6, [10-6]
Loss 3. Jan 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)
Loss 4. Feb 2012 Qatar Ladies Open, Doha Hard United States Abigail Spears United States Liezel Huber
United States Lisa Raymond
3-6, 1-6
Win 5. Jul 2012 Mercury Insurance Open, Carlsbad Hard United States Abigail Spears United States Vania King
Russia Nadia Petrova
6-2, 6-4
Win 6. Sep 2012 Hansol Korea Open, Seoul Hard United States Abigail Spears Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova
United States Vania King
2-6, 6-2, [10-8]
Win 7. Sep 2012 Toray Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo Hard United States Abigail Spears Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Czech Republic Kv?ta Peschke
6-1, 6-4
Win 8. Oct 2012 HP Open, Osaka Hard United States Abigail Spears Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm
United Kingdom Heather Watson
6-1, 6-4
Win 9. Jul 2013 Bank of the West Classic, Stanford Hard United States Abigail Spears Germany Julia Görges
Croatia Darija Jurak
6-2, 7-6(7-4)
Win 10. Aug 2013 Southern California Open, Carlsbad (2) Hard United States Abigail Spears Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Slovakia Janette Husárová
6-4, 6-1
Loss 5. Sep 2013 KDB Korea Open, Seoul Hard United States Abigail Spears Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei
China Xu Yifan
5-7, 3-6
Loss 6. Feb 2014 Dubai Tennis Championships, U.A.E. Hard United States Abigail Spears Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
2-6, 7-5, [8-10]
Win 11. Jun 2014 Aegon Classic, Birmingham Grass United States Abigail Spears Australia Ashleigh Barty
Australia Casey Dellacqua
7-6(7-1), 6-1
Win 12. Aug 2014 Cincinnati Masters, United States Hard United States Abigail Spears Hungary Tímea Babos
France Kristina Mladenovic
6-1, 2-0 ret.
Loss 7. Jan 2015 Apia International Sydney, Australia Hard United States Abigail Spears United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
India Sania Mirza
3-6, 3-6
Win 13. Feb 2015 Qatar Total Open, Doha Hard United States Abigail Spears Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
India Sania Mirza
6-4, 6-4
Win 14. Jun 2015 Aegon Nottingham Open, Great Britain Grass United States Abigail Spears United Kingdom Jocelyn Rae
United Kingdom Anna Smith
3-6, 6-3, [11-9]
Win 15. Oct 2015 Generali Ladies Linz, Austria Hard (i) United States Abigail Spears Czech Republic Andrea Hlavá?ková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
6-3, 7-5
Win 16. Jul 2016 Bank of the West Classic, Stanford (2) Hard United States Abigail Spears Croatia Darija Jurak
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
6-3, 6-4
Win 17. Apr 2017 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Stuttgart Clay (i) Latvia Jelena Ostapenko United States Abigail Spears
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6-4, 6-4
Win 18. Apr 2018 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Stuttgart (2) Clay (i) Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld United States Nicole Melichar
Czech Republic Kv?ta Peschke
6-4, 6-7(5-7), [10-5]
Loss 8. Oct 2018 Linz Open, Austria (2) Hard (i) Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
Sweden Johanna Larsson
6-4, 4-6, [5-10]

Women's doubles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# 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; (P#) preliminary round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (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 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A 2R 2R 3R 1R 2R SF QF 2R QF 3R QF 0 / 11 21-11
French Open A A A A A 3R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R 0 / 12 7-12
Wimbledon A A A A 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R QF 3R 3R SF SF 1R 2R 2R 0 / 13 20-13
US Open 1R 1R A A A QF 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 3R 1R 2R 3R 1R 0 / 14 11-14
Win-Loss 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 7-3 1-4 1-4 3-4 6-4 4-4 7-4 9-4 6-4 4-4 6-4 5-4 0 / 50 59-50
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells A A A A A 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R QF 1R 2R 2R 0 / 12 9-12
Miami A A A A A A QF 1R 1R 1R 1R SF 1R A 2R QF 1R 0 / 10 8-10
Madrid Not Held 1R 1R 1R 1R QF QF 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 11 4-11
Beijing NH Tier II 2R A QF QF QF QF 1R 1R 1R 2R A 0 / 9 9-9
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai Tier II 2R 1R 1R Premier 1R P 1R P 1R 0 / 6 0-6
Doha T III Tier II A Not Held P F SF 2R P 2R P 1R P 0 / 5 8-5
Rome A A A A A A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R QF A SF 1R 0 / 9 5-9
Montreal/Toronto A A A A A A A A 2R 2R QF QF 2R 2R 2R 1R A 0 / 8 9-8
Cincinnati NH Tier III A 1R 1R 2R 1R W 2R QF 2R 1R 1R 1 / 10 10-9
Tokyo A A A A A A QF A QF W 1R Premier 1 / 4 6-3
Wuhan Not Held SF QF QF 2R 1R A 0 / 5 7-5
Career statistics
Tournaments played 2 1 ITF only 6 9 23 25 26 25 24 22 25 24 23 23 19
Titles 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 4 2 2 3 1 1 1 0 18
Finals reached 0 0 1 0 3 0 2 6 3 3 4 1 1 2 0 26
Overall win-loss 0-2 0-1 5-5 10-9 21-21 12-25 25-25 42-21 27-22 38-20 33-23 30-23 19-21 23-22 13-18 298-258
Year-end ranking 620 677 312 152 93 55 36 63 37 13 23 12 18 21 34 26 57

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