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Sunitha Rao

Sunitha Rao
  • Residence: Bradenton, Florida, USA
  • Date of Birth: 27 Oct 1985
  • Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
  • Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m)
  • Weight: 63 kg (138 lbs.)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro (2004)

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Sunitha Rao Biography

Currently coached by Bill Eastburn ... Attacking baseline game; favorite shot is backhand; prefers hard courts ... Has represented the USA in diverse ITF International team competitions ... Father, Manohar, is a businessman who was born in Mangalore and brought up in Chennai, India; mother's name is Savithri; brother, Manu, is a student ... Has a big following in India and enjoys playing there ... Indian heritage, culture and tradition are in general a big part of her life ... Enjoys listening to music and reading.
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YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 0
WTA Doubles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 8
Prize Money $0 $238,224
W/L - Singles - - - 196 - 188
W/L - Doubles - - - 107 - 105
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Results

OSPREY

ITF // USA // 13-Apr-2009 // $25,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 260 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss Laura Siegemund (GER) 294 6-3 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$294
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
07-Jul-2008 (144) 19-May-2008 (108)
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JANUARY - Played on ITF Circuit.

FEBRUARY - Reached 2r at Pattaya City (as LL, l. to Bychkova); fell 1r at Bogota (l. to No.7 seed Gallovits).

MARCH - Fell in Bangalore qualifying.

APRIL - Played on ITF Circuit.

MAY - Won $75K ITF/Zagreb-CRO doubles title (w/Czink); fell in Roland Garros qualifying.

JUNE - Reached 3r at Birmingham (as qualifier, l. to No.5 seed A.Bondarenko in 3s); fell in Wimbledon qualifying.

JULY - Played on ITF Circuit.

AUGUST - Doubles-only member of Indian Olympic Team (reached 2r w/Mirza); fell in US Open qualifying.

SEPTEMBER - Played on ITF Circuit.
2000 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.

2001 - Fell in Tour qualifying at Miami and US Open (both as WC); continued to play on ITF Circuit.

2002 - Played first Tour main draw at Bahia, reaching 2r (as qualifier); fell in Tour qualifying at US Open (as WC); continued to play on ITF Circuit.

2003 - Fell in Tour qualifying nine times (incl. all four majors); continued to play on ITF Circuit.

2004 - Played second Tour main draw at Seoul, falling 1r (as qualifier); fell in Tour qualifying four times (incl. US Open); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2005 - Played two Tour main draws, falling 1r at Strasbourg (as qualifier), but reaching 2r at Kolkata; fell in Tour qualifying 11 times (incl. all four majors); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2006 - Played two Tour main draws, falling 1r at Bali and Kolkata (as WC); fell in Tour qualifying five times (incl. all four majors); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2007 - Played two Tour main draws, reaching 2r at Kolkata (as WC) but falling 1r at Quebec City; fell in Tour qualifying three times (incl. US Open); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
DOUBLES
Winner: 2008 - ITF/Zagreb-CRO (w/Czink); 2007 - ITF/Carson, CA-USA (w/Grant), ITF/Allentown, PA-USA (w/Fuda); 2006 - ITF/Charlottesville, VA-USA (w/Pelletier), ITF/Melbourne 2-AUS (w/Dellacqua); 2005 - ITF/Port Pirie-AUS (w/Arn), ITF/Mount Gambier-AUS (w/Fuda); 2004 - ITF/Port Pirie-AUS (w/Dellacqua).

ADDITIONAL
Indian Olympic Team, 2008.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 0
WTA Doubles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 8
Prize Money $0 $238,224
W/L - Singles - - - 196 - 188
W/L - Doubles - - - 107 - 105


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Sunitha Rao Results

  • Singles
    Doubles

OSPREY

ITF // USA // 13-Apr-2009 // $25,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 260 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss Laura Siegemund (GER) 294 6-3 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$294

HAMMOND

ITF // USA // 23-Mar-2009 // $25,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 231 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss Jorgelina Cravero (ARG) 179 5-1 RET

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$294

FORT WALTON BEACH

ITF // USA // 02-Mar-2009 // $25,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 219 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss Natalia Ryzhonkova (RUS) 486 6-3 5-7 7-6 (2)

WTA Rankings PTS

+0

Prize Money

$68

CLEARWATER

ITF // USA // 23-Feb-2009 // $50,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss Sharon Fichman (CAN) 259 6-2 6-0

WTA Rankings PTS

+0

Prize Money

$95

MIDLAND

ITF // USA // 09-Feb-2009 // $75,000 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [8] Vania King (USA) 118 1-6 6-4 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$665

RANCHO MIRAGE

ITF // USA // 02-Feb-2009 // $25,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 201 // Seed/Entry: 5/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [Q] Elena Pioppo (ITA) 379 6-0 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$294

LAGUNA NIGEL

ITF // USA // 26-Jan-2009 // $25,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 196 // Seed/Entry: 8/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss Alina Jidkova (RUS) 237 6-4 5-7 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$294

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Grand Slam // AUSTRALIA // 19-Jan-2009 // $7,262,973 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 196 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R128 Loss Melanie Oudin (USA) 173 6-3 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+2

Prize Money

$1,964

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
19/01/2009 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
25/08/2008 US OPEN Q - R128 2
23/06/2008 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 15
25/05/2008 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
27/08/2007 US OPEN Q - R32 25
28/08/2006 US OPEN Q - R64 15
26/06/2006 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
28/05/2006 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 15
16/01/2006 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
29/08/2005 US OPEN Q - R64 19
Date Tournament Round Points
20/06/2005 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 19
23/05/2005 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 19
17/01/2005 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R32 33
30/08/2004 US OPEN Q - R64 17
25/08/2003 US OPEN Q - R128 2
23/06/2003 WIMBLEDON Q - R32 33
26/05/2003 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
13/01/2003 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R32 33
26/08/2002 US OPEN Q - R64 17
27/08/2001 US OPEN Q - R128 2
Date Tournament Round Points
Complete Rankings Breakdown

Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2009 827 652
2008 206 229
2007 181 120
2006 224 141
2005 191 317
2004 190 226
2003 207 534
2002 234 445
2001 446 -
2000 586 1014
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
07-Jul-2008 (144) 19-May-2008 (108)

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Ranking Points
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Rankings Breakdown

  • Singles
    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
19/01/2009 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
25/08/2008 US OPEN Q - R128 2
23/06/2008 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 15
25/05/2008 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
27/08/2007 US OPEN Q - R32 25
28/08/2006 US OPEN Q - R64 15
26/06/2006 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
28/05/2006 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 15
16/01/2006 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
29/08/2005 US OPEN Q - R64 19
Date Tournament Round Points
20/06/2005 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 19
23/05/2005 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 19
17/01/2005 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R32 33
30/08/2004 US OPEN Q - R64 17
25/08/2003 US OPEN Q - R128 2
23/06/2003 WIMBLEDON Q - R32 33
26/05/2003 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
13/01/2003 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R32 33
26/08/2002 US OPEN Q - R64 17
27/08/2001 US OPEN Q - R128 2
Date Tournament Round Points

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
09/06/2008 BIRMINGHAM R16 24
03/03/2008 BANGALORE Q - Q 10
18/02/2008 BOGOTA R32 1
04/02/2008 PATTAYA CITY Q 15
29/10/2007 QUEBEC CITY R32 1
17/09/2007 KOLKATA R16 20
10/09/2007 BALI Q - R16 1
12/02/2007 BANGALORE Q - R32 1
18/09/2006 KOLKATA R32 1
11/09/2006 BALI R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
08/01/2006 HOBART Q - R32 1
03/10/2005 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN Q - R32 1
26/09/2005 SEOUL Q - R32 1
19/09/2005 KOLKATA R16 17
06/06/2005 BIRMINGHAM Q - R32 1
16/05/2005 STRASBOURG S 12
09/05/2005 PRAGUE Q - R32 1
13/02/2005 MEMPHIS Q - Q 7
09/01/2005 HOBART Q - R16 4
02/01/2005 GOLD COAST Q - Q 7
Date Tournament Round Points
27/09/2004 SEOUL S 8
22/08/2004 NEW HAVEN Q - R32 1
09/08/2004 VANCOUVER Q - Q 6
15/02/2004 MEMPHIS Q - R32 1
09/06/2003 BIRMINGHAM Q - R32 1
19/05/2003 MADRID Q - R32 1
10/02/2003 DOHA Q - R32 1
03/02/2003 HYDERABAD Q - R16 2
09/09/2002 BAHIA S 56
21/03/2001 MIAMI Q - R32 9
Date Tournament Round Points

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