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Raquel Kops-Jones

Raquel Kops-Jones
  • Residence: San Jose, CA, USA
  • Date of Birth: 08 Dec 1982
  • Birthplace: Fresno, CA, USA
  • Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
  • Weight: 140 lbs. (64 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro (2004)

Abigail Spears

Abigail Spears
  • Residence: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • Date of Birth: 12 Jul 1981
  • Birthplace: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
  • Weight: 168 lbs. (76.2 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro (October 2000)
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Biography

After some up-and-down results their first few years as a pairing, California residents Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears first proved to be a team to be reckoned with in the summer and fall of 2012.

Five-time winners on the ITF Women's Circuit between 2008 and 2009, Kops-Jones and Spears captured their first WTA title at Estoril in 2009. However, it would be over two years before they were victorious again - at Québec City in 2011. They secured their first Premier title in July 2012 at Carlsbad, highlighted by a semifinal upset of then-World No.1s Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond.

During the 2012 Asian swing, Kops-Jones and Spears were triumphant in consecutive weeks at Seoul and Tokyo, then were victorious again a couple of weeks later in Osaka. They eventually fell just one win short of qualifying for the WTA Finals in Istanbul. Their 2013 season was highlighted by titles in consecutive weeks in their home state of California at Stanford and Carlsbad. They collected their fifth Premier-level title and their first WTA title on grass in 2014 at Birmingham and won Cincinnati later that summer. The fall saw them qualify for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global for the first time.

Kops-Jones and Spears are known as one of the WTA's more aggressive duos.

"When I was little I would serve and volley because I had no patience and always wanted to finish the point," Spears said. "Some learn it at an early age and some learn it kind of later, but both of us have always played aggressively. We both like to come into the net in singles, too. We have fun with it."

TEAM STATS
2014 Record: 36-18
Career Record: 149-100
Career Record On Hard: 101-62
Career Record On Clay: 21-26
Career Record On Grass: 21-11
Career Record On Carpet: 6-1
Career Grand Slam Record: 23-21

2014 HIGHLIGHTS
WON (2):
Birmingham, Cincinnati; R-Up (1): Dubai

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
WON (10):
2014 - Birmingham, Cincinnati; 2013 - Stanford, Carlsbad; 2012 - Carlsbad, Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka; 2011 - Québec City; 2009 - Estoril; R-Up (6): 2014 - Dubai; 2013 - Seoul; 2012 - Brisbane, Doha; 2011 - Carlsbad; 2009 - Birmingham

KOPS JONES' INDIVIDUAL DOUBLES STATS
WTA Titles: 12
Career-High Ranking: No.11

SPEARS' INDIVIDUAL DOUBLES STATS
WTA Titles: 14
Career-High Ranking: No.11

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  • Breaking Down The Doubles Field

    October 21, 2014
    The doubles draw is set. Who's playing who in the quarterfinals? What are the head-to-heads? What did the players say about the match-ups? All that and more right here!
  • Kops-Jones & Spears At Last

    October 13, 2014
    After years of knocking stubbornly on the door, Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears have finally been granted entry to tennis' most exclusive party.
  • Kops-Jones & Spears Going To Singapore

    September 25, 2014
    They were a win away from qualifying in 2012, but Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears have made 2014 their big year - the Americans are headed to Singapore.
  • Black & Garcia Shock Top Seeds

    September 25, 2014
    Cara Black and Caroline Garcia fought back to knock out top seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in Wuhan, while Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears also claimed a big win.
  • Mirza Captures Mixed Doubles Title

    September 05, 2014
    Sania Mirza, the first and so far only Indian woman ever to win a Grand Slam title of any kind, won her third Grand Slam mixed doubles title at the US Open on Friday.
  • Abigail Spears' Other Big Talent

    August 20, 2014
    Abigail Spears has been piling up the WTA doubles titles with Raquel Kops-Jones - they just won their 10th - but Spears has another big talent. Want to see it?
  • Kops-Jones & Spears Win 10th Title

    August 17, 2014
    No stranger to success in US summer hardcourt events, Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears were victorious in the Western & Southern Open final.
  • Doubles Final Set In Cincinnati

    August 16, 2014
    With the Top 4 seeds out before the semis, the No.6 and No.7 seeds have stepped up and will battle it out for the Premier-level Western & Southern Open doubles crown on Sunday.
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  • WTA Finals Gallery: SportCares In Singapore

    October 18, 2014
    Simona Halep and Eugenie Bouchard were among a group of WTA stars taking time out for a kids clinic for Singapore SportCares, a local organization with a simple but powerful mission.
  • Cincy Gallery: More Glory For Serena

    August 17, 2014
    It was celebration time after Serena Williams picked up her first Western & Southern Open title with a defeat of Ana Ivanovic.
  • Stanford Gallery: #SELFIE

    July 31, 2014
    From WTA Rising Stars taking selfies with their idols to former No.1s passing their knowledge down to other future tennis stars, it's all been going down in Stanford.
  • Stanford Gallery: Off-Court Magic

    July 30, 2014
    From children's books to Kids Day and the welcome party, the WTA stars have been making some magic at the Bank Of The West Classic. See 20 of the best pics here.
  • Birmingham Gallery: The Best Of Finals Day

    June 15, 2014
    Ana Ivanovic put in a classic performance en route to her first WTA grass court title at the Aegon Classic.
  • Charleston Gallery: Charleston's Angels

    April 04, 2014
    Candy, popcorn, music, cute little doggies and these three independent women - the Family Circle Cup player party was a blast, check out all the best pics here!
  • Dubai Gallery: Family Affair

    February 22, 2014
    Serena Williams was in the stands as Venus Williams took on her conqueror from the day before, Alizé Cornet. Check out all the best pics from the singles and doubles finals in Dubai right here!
  • Dubai Gallery: Penguins & Camels

    February 20, 2014
    All Access Hour, Ski Dubai, camel rides, tennis clinics, Oriflame makeovers - the stars of the WTA are having a lot of fun off the court at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. See the pics here!
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