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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: San Diego, California, USA
  • Date of Birth: 12 Jul 1981
  • Birthplace: Valley Center, California, 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 TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships - 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.

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: 23-12
Career Record: 136-93
Career Record On Hard: 88-55
Career Record On Clay: 21-26
Career Record On Grass: 21-11
Career Record On Carpet: 6-1
Career Grand Slam Record: 23-20

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

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
WON (9):
2014 - Birmingham; 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
Titles: 11
Career-High Ranking: No.11

SPEARS' INDIVIDUAL DOUBLES STATS
Titles: 13
Career-High Ranking: No.11

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  • Warsaw Player Party

    May 21, 2009
    Players and Polish VIPs rub shoulders at the lavish Warsaw Open player party.
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  • Singapore: The Fifth Grand Slam?

    June 18, 2014
    To Americans Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears, the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global feels like the fifth Grand Slam. Read on...
  • Kops-Jones & Spears Conquer Birmingham

    June 15, 2014
    Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears overcame a challenge from defending champs Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua to win the Aegon Classic.
  • Errani & Vinci's Title Quest Alive

    May 07, 2014
    Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, the 2012 Mutua Madrid Open doubles winners, beat Svetlana Kuznetsova and Samantha Stosur to reach the quarterfinals.
  • Stats Corner: Match Tie-Break Marathons

    April 17, 2014
    Where did Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears' 16-14 match tie-break win in Charleston rank in terms of longest match tie-breaks in WTA history?
  • Wild Win For Kops-Jones & Spears

    April 03, 2014
    Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears endured the longest match tie-break of their partnership in their quarterfinal victory in Charleston.
  • Kops-Jones & Spears Win Opener

    April 02, 2014
    Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears were victorious in doubles at the Family Circle Cup, as were Anabel Medina Garrigues and Yaroslava Shvedova.
  • Hingis & Lisicki Make Doubles QFs

    March 25, 2014
    Martina Hingis and Sabine Lisicki dropped just three games against Sorana Cirstea and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in second round play on Tuesday.
  • Kops-Jones & Spears Book QF Berth

    March 23, 2014
    Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears were one of three pairings victorious in second round doubles play at the Sony Open Tennis on Sunday.
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  • 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!
  • Gallery: Doubles Moments Down Under

    January 19, 2014
    Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci aimed to keep their title defense alive, while other pairings merely sought to survive the heat during the first week of Australian Open doubles action.
  • Beijing Gallery: The Player Party

    October 01, 2013
    Serena Williams, Agnieszka Radwanska, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were among a star-studded guest list at the China Open player party. See 20 of the best pics from the event here!
  • Seoul Gallery: Champion Style

    September 22, 2013
    Agnieszka Radwanska cruised into the final of the KDB Korea Open and then, at the very end of an epic final, made one last push - champion style. See all the best pics from Finals Day here!
  • Carlsbad Gallery: The Comeback, Part I

    August 04, 2013
    It may not have ended with a title, but Martina Hingis' doubles comeback at the Southern California Open was a very encouraging one for all of the former World No.1's fans. See the pics here.
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  • Warsaw Player Party

    May 21, 2009
    Players and Polish VIPs rub shoulders at the lavish Warsaw Open player party.
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