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Rushmi Chakravarthi

Rushmi Chakravarthi
XIX Commonwealth Games-2010 Delhi Indian Tennis player Chakravarthi Rushmi in action during an opening match against Monthala Pinki Agnes of Lesotho, at R.K. Khanna Tennis Stadium, in New Delhi on October 04, 2010.jpg
Chakravarthi Rushmi in 2010.
Country (sports) India
ResidenceChennai, India
Born (1977-10-09) 9 October 1977 (age 43)
Hyderabad, India
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned proSeptember 2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$124,005
Singles
Career record321-241
Career titles12 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 310 (13 September 2004)
Doubles
Career record372-209
Career titles40 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 252 (18 June 2001)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2012)
Medal record
Afro-Asian Games
Gold medal - first place Women's Doubles
Gold medal - first place Women's Team
Silver medal - second place Women's Singles
Silver medal - second place Mixed Doubles
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal - third place Women's Doubles

Rushmi Chakravarthi (Telugu: ; born 9 October 1977) is a former professional tennis player from India.[1] She won a record 52 ITF titles, the highest number set by an Indian female player. She turned professional, after playing in the first round of the WTA Tour tournament Sunfeast Open held at Kolkata in September 2005.[]

Tennis career

2005-2010

She was predominantly an ITF Circuit player. In her career, Chakravarthi played on the WTA Tour on two occasions, at the Sunfeast Open in 2005 and 2006, losing in round one both times.

Her career highlight was winning four medals (of which two were gold) at the 2003 Afro-Asian Games. Rushmi has represented India at the Asian Games in 2002, 2006 and 2010.

Chakravarthi lost in the qualifying of the Malaysian Open. This was her only performance in a WTA tournament outside India.

She has also competed in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, where she progressed to the quarterfinals by beating English Katie O'Brien,[2] and won the doubles bronze medal with Sania Mirza.[3]

2011

Chakravarthi partnered with compatriot Poojashree Venkatesha to win the ITF event in Muzaffarnagar.

2012

Chakravarthi was awarded a wildcard entry to the 2012 London Olympics along with Sania Mirza to play in women's doubles.[4] The pair were beaten in a tight three-setter to Taiwanese pair of Hsieh Su-wei and Chuang Chia-jung in round one.[5]

ITF Circuit finals

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

Singles: 24 (12-12)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 12 October 1998 Ahmedabad, India Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram 7-6, 6-3
Runner-up 2. 26 October 1998 Ahmedabad, India Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram 0-6, 2-6
Runner-up 3. 30 April 1999 Mumbai, India Hard India Shruti Dhawan 6-3, 0-6, 0-6
DNP - 17 September 2000 Bangalore, India Clay India Radhika Tulpule N/A
Winner 4. 16 April 2001 Chandigarh, India Hard Indonesia Dea Sumantri 6-2, 6-4
Winner 5. 9 September 2001 New Delhi, India Hard India Shruti Dhawan 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
Runner-up 6. 14 July 2002 Algiers, Algeria Clay Austria Jennifer Schmidt 4-6, 3-6
Runner-up 7. 21 July 2002 Algiers, Algeria Clay Germany Isabel Collischonn 6-3, 4-6, 6-7
Winner 8. 10 September 2002 Mysore, India Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram 6-2, 6-1
Runner-up 9. 6 April 2003 Mumbai, India Hard Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova 4-6, 6-3, 5-7
Winner 10. 13 April 2003 Muzaffarnagar, India Grass Israel Cheli Bargil 6-0, 6-4
Runner-up 11. 5 October 2003 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard India Sania Mirza 3-6, 5-7
Runner-up 12. 17 January 2004 Hyderabad, India Hard Indonesia Sandy Gumulya 1-6, 3-6
Winner 13. 23 May 2004 Lucknow, India Grass India Ankita Bhambri 6-2, 2-6, 7-6
Winner 14. 30 May 2004 New Delhi, India Hard India Ankita Bhambri 6-4, 6-4
Winner 15. 30 August 2004 New Delhi, India Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram 6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 16. 30 October 2004 Pune, India Hard Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova 0-6, 6-7
Winner 17. 13 December 2004 Gurgaon, India Clay India Ankita Bhambri 6-7, 7-6, 6-4
Runner-up 18. 16 April 2005 Mumbai, India Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei 4-6, 2-6
Runner-up 19. 30 October 2006 Ahmedabad, India Hard India Sanaa Bhambri 6-7(4), 6-4, 3-6
Runner-up 20. 20 May 2007 Mumbai, India Hard Mauritius Marinne Giraud 6-7(7), 2-6
Winner 21. 28 April 2008 Cochin, India Clay Georgia (country) Magda Okruashvili 6-4, 7-5
Winner 22. 9 June 2008 Gurgaon, India Carpet India Ankita Bhambri 6-4, 6-2
Winner 23. 14 September 2009 New Delhi, India Hard India Sanaa Bhambri 6-3, 6-1
Runner-up 24. 21 September 2009 Dehradun, India Hard India Poojashree Venkatesha 3-6, 5-7

Doubles: 73 (40-33)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 12 October 1998 Ahmedabad, India Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram Thailand Montika Anuchan
Thailand Orawan Wongkamalasai
1-6, 6-4, 6-3
Winner 2. 19 October 1998 Ahmedabad, India Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram India Archana Venkataraman
India Arthi Venkataraman
6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 3. 26 October 1998 Ahmedabad, India Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram India Shruti Dhawan
India Sheethal Goutham
4-6, 4-6
Winner 4. 2 November 1998 Ahmedabad, India Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram Thailand Montika Anuchan
Thailand Orawan Wongkamalasai
7-6(4), 1-6, 6-2
Winner 5. 17 April 1999 Mumbai, India Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram India Shruti Dhawan
India Sheethal Goutham
5-7, 6-0, 6-3
Winner 6. 24 April 1999 Mumbai, India Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram India Archana Venkataraman
India Arthi Venkataraman
7-5, 3-6, 7-6
Winner 7. 30 April 1999 Mumbai, India Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram India Shruti Dhawan
India Sheethal Goutham
7-5, 6-2
Runner-up 8. 10 May 1999 Mumbai, India Carpet India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram India Shruti Dhawan
India Sheethal Goutham
0-1 ret.
Runner-up 9. 18 October 1999 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram Indonesia Liza Andriyani
Thailand Benjamas Sangaram
0-6, 3-6
Winner 10. 16 April 2000 Mumbai, India Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram India Manisha Malhotra
Japan Satomi Kinjo
6-4, 4-6, 2-1 ret.
Runner-up 11. 17 April 2000 New Delhi, India Carpet India Radhika Tulpule India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram
India Nirupama Sanjeev
4-6, 2-6
Runner-up 12. 3 September 2000 Jaipur, India Grass India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram Australia Monique Adamczak
Austria Jennifer Schmidt
3-6, 6-1, 5-7
Winner 13. 10 September 2000 New Delhi, India Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram Thailand Orawan Wongkamalasai
Chinese Taipei Wang I-ting
6-3, 6-2
DNP - 17 September 2000 Bangalore, India Clay India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram India Jyotsna Vasisht
India Karishma Patel
N/A
Runner-up 14. 16 October 2000 Gwalior, India Clay India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram Paraguay Monica Acosta
Paraguay Larissa Schaerer
2-4, 1-4, 4-0, 3-5
Winner 15. 23 October 2000 New Delhi, India Grass India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram Slovenia Ur?ka Vesenjak
Slovenia Ma?a Vesenjak
4-2, 4-5(5), 4-1, 4-0
Winner 16. 30 October 2000 New Delhi, India Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram Slovenia Ur?ka Vesenjak
Slovenia Ma?a Vesenjak
5-3, 4-2, 5-3
Runner-up 17. 6 November 2000 Bandung, Indonesia Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram Indonesia Liza Andriyani
Indonesia Angelique Widjaja
1-4, 2-4, 0-4
Winner 18. 20 November 2000 Manila, Philippines Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram Japan Miho Saeki
Japan Remi Uda
5-3, 4-1, 4-2
Winner 19. 11 March 2001 New Delhi, India Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram India Archana Venkataraman
India Arthi Venkataraman
6-1, 6-2
Winner 20. 16 April 2001 Chandigarh, India Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram Indonesia Dea Sumantri
India Radhika Tulpule
6-1, 7-5
Winner 21. 23 April 2001 Pune, India Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram India Sania Mirza
India Sonal Phadke
6-2, 6-0
Winner 22. 3 September 2001 Chennai, India Clay India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram India Samrita Sekar
India Shubha Srinivasen
6-0, 7-6(7-2)
Winner 23. 19 September 2001 New Delhi, India Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram India Shruti Dhawan
India Radhika Tulpule
6-7(5-7), 6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 24. 7 July 2002 Tlemcen, Algeria Clay India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram Austria Susanne Aigner
Austria Elisabeth Bahn
6-7, 6-4, 6-7
Winner 25. 21 July 2002 Algiers, Algeria Clay Greece Christina Zachariadou Greece Asimina Kaplani
Greece Maria Pavlidou
6-2, 6-2
Winner 26. 10 September 2002 Mysore, India Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram Russia Alena Dvornikova
Russia Anastasia Dvornikova
6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 27. 27 October 2002 Cairo, Egypt Clay India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram Hungary Kira Nagy
Sweden Maria Wolfbrandt
2-6, 1-6
Runner-up 28. 9 February 2003 Chennai, India Clay India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova
Uzbekistan Ivanna Israilova
4-6, 1-6
Winner 29. 23 February 2003 Bangalore, India Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram Japan Maki Arai
Belarus Natallia Dziamidzenka
7-6, 7-6
Runner-up 30. 10 March 2003 Benalla, Australia Grass Japan Ryoko Takemura Australia Nicole Sewell
Netherlands Andrea van den Hurk
3-6, 6-4, 2-6
Runner-up 31. 31 March 2003 Mumbai, India Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova
Malaysia Khoo Chin-bee
2-6, 2-6
Winner 32. 20 April 2003 Muzaffarnagar, India Grass India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram India Shruti Dhawan
Israel Yael Glitzenshtein
6-1, 6-4
Winner 33. 17 August 2003 Colombo, Sri Lanka Clay India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram Chinese Taipei Hwang I-hsuan
Thailand Varanya Vijuksanaboon
6-0, 6-0
Winner 34. 8 September 2003 Bangalore, India Grass India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram Malaysia Khoo Chin-bee
India Meghha Vakaria
6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 35. 2 November 2003 Mumbai, India Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram Czech Republic Gabriela Chmelinová
Czech Republic Hana ?romová
1-6, 1-6
Runner-up 36. 17 January 2004 Hyderabad, India Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram India Isha Lakhani
India Meghha Vakaria
5-7, 7-5, 3-6
Winner 37. 23 May 2004 Lucknow, India Grass India Ankita Bhambri India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram
India Archana Venkataraman
6-4, 6-1
Runner-up 38. 30 May 2004 New Delhi, India Hard India Ankita Bhambri India Sanaa Bhambri
India Liza Pereira Viplav
7-6, 3-6, 6-7
Runner-up 39. 8 August 2004 Wrexham, United Kingdom Hard India Sania Mirza New Zealand Eden Marama
New Zealand Paula Marama
6-7(4-7), 5-7
Winner 40. 15 August 2004 Hampstead, United Kingdom Hard India Sania Mirza United Kingdom Anna Hawkins
South Africa Nicole Rencken
6-3, 6-2
Winner 41. 21 August 2004 Colombo, Sri Lanka Clay India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Japan Minori Takemoto
6-2, 5-7, 6-3
Winner 42. 4 September 2004 New Delhi, India Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram Thailand Montinee Tangphong
Thailand Thassha Vitayaviroj
w/o
Winner 43. 13 December 2004 Gurgaon, India Clay India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram India Ankita Bhambri
India Sanaa Bhambri
2-6, 6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 44. 11 April 2005 Mumbai, India Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram Russia Nina Bratchikova
Italy Francesca Lubiani
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 45. 3 August 2005 Wrexham, United Kingdom Hard New Zealand Paula Marama United Kingdom Anna Smith
United Kingdom Rebecca Llewellyn
3-6, 5-7
Runner-up 46. 17 October 2005 Lagos, Nigeria Hard India Punam Reddy India Ankita Bhambri
India Sanaa Bhambri
w/o
Runner-up 47. 6 November 2005 Pune, India Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram Italy Nicole Clerico
Kyrgyzstan Ksenia Palkina
5-7, 6-7
Runner-up 48. 23 January 2006 New Delhi, India Hard India Ankita Bhambri Kyrgyzstan Ksenia Palkina
Italy Nicole Clerico
w/o
Runner-up 49. 8 May 2006 New Delhi, India Hard India Archana Venkataraman China Zhao Yijing
China Song Shanshan
3-6, 4-6
Winner 50. 15 May 2006 New Delhi, India Hard India Archana Venkataraman China Zhao Yijing
China Song Shanshan
6-7(5-7), 6-2, 6-4
Winner 51. 12 June 2006 New Delhi, India Hard India Meghha Vakaria India Isha Lakhani
Thailand Pichittra Thongdach
6-3, 6-4
Runner-up 52. 30 October 2006 Lagos, Nigeria Hard India Sanaa Bhambri South Africa Surina De Beer
Romania Ágnes Szatmári
3-6, 1-6
Winner 53. 30 October 2006 Ahmedabad, India Hard India Sanaa Bhambri India Tara Iyer
India Meghha Vakaria
6-2, 6-4
Winner 54. 15 January 2007 Algiers, Algeria Clay Slovenia Polona Hercog Czech Republic Bárbora Matusová
Russia Anna Savitskaya
6-2, 6-0
Winner 55. 28 April 2008 Cochin, India Clay India Poojashree Venkatesha India Archana Venkataraman
India Geeta Manohar
6-1, 7-5
Runner-up 56. 24 October 2008 Lagos, Nigeria Hard India Isha Lakhani Russia Elena Chalova
Russia Valeria Savinykh
7-6(8-6), 3-6, [7-10]
Winner 57. 8 November 2008 Muzaffarnagar, India Grass India Sanaa Bhambri India Treta Bhattacharyya
India Shalini Sahoo
6-1, 6-1
Winner 58. 22 May 2009 Mumbai, India Hard India Isha Lakhani Australia Renee Binnie
China He Chunyan
2-6, 6-3, [10-7]
Winner 59. 29 May 2009 New Delhi, India Hard China He Chunyan Israel Keren Shlomo
Australia Kristina Pejkovic
6-2, 6-1
Runner-up 60. 15 October 2009 Pune, India Hard India Sanaa Bhambri Japan Miki Miyamura
Japan Moe Kawatoko
0-6, 3-6
Winner 61. 21 May 2010 Durban, South Africa Hard India Sanaa Bhambri South Africa Tegan Edwards
South Africa Bianca Swanepoel
3-6, 6-3, [10-4]
Runner-up 62. 28 May 2010 Durban, South Africa Hard India Sanaa Bhambri Hungary Blanka Szávay
Austria Nicole Rottmann
6-3, 5-7, [9-11]
Winner 63. 17 July 2010 Hatyai, Thailand Hard India Poojashree Venkatesha Indonesia Ayu-Fani Damayanti
Indonesia Lavinia Tananta
6-3, 7-6(12-10)
Runner-up 64. 30 October 2010 Kuching, Malaysia Hard France Élodie Rogge-Dietrich Uzbekistan Sabina Sharipova
Indonesia Sandy Gumulya
3-6, 2-6
Runner-up 65. 4 December 2010 Mandya, India Hard India Poojashree Venkatesha Thailand Peangtarn Plipuech
Thailand Nungnadda Wannasuk
1-6, 1-6
Winner 66. 22 January 2011 Muzaffarnagar, India Grass India Poojashree Venkatesha Japan Mari Tanaka
Japan Miki Miyamura
3-6, 6-4, [14-12]
Runner-up 67. 13 May 2011 New Delhi, India Hard Oman Fatma Al-Nabhani India Aishwarya Agrawal
India Ankita Raina
4-6, 3-6
Runner-up 68. 18 June 2011 New Delhi, India Hard Israel Keren Shlomo South Korea Kim Hae-sung
South Korea Kim Ju-eun]
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 69. 25 June 2011 New Delhi, India Hard Israel Keren Shlomo South Korea Kim Hae-sung
South Korea Kim Ju-eun
5-7, 0-6
Winner 70. 12 May 2012 New Delhi, India Hard India Ankita Raina China Liu Yuxuan
China Zhao Qianqian
6-1, 6-4
Winner 71. 26 May 2012 New Delhi, India Hard India Ankita Raina India Sri Peddy Reddy
India Prarthana Thombare
6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 72. 30 April 2013 ITF Chennai, India Clay India Ankita Raina India Natasha Palha
India Prarthana Thombare
7-5, 3-6, [6-10]
Runner-up 73. 12 December 2014 ITF Lucknow, India Grass India Nidhi Chilumula India Ankita Raina
United Kingdom Emily Webley-Smith
2-6, 4-6

References

  1. ^ "Rushmi Chakravarthi continues to march on". The Hindu. 29 May 2009. Archived from the original on 2 June 2009. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ "Perfect outing for journeywoman Rushmi". The Times of India. 7 October 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ "CWG tennis: Sania-Chakravarthi win bronze". Hindustan Times. 10 October 2010. Archived from the original on 23 October 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ "Sania, Somdev get wild cards for London Olympics". 26 June 2012.
  5. ^ 'Sania-Rushmi out of women's doubles' Rediff Sports. Retrieved 29 May 2012.

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