Raquel Atawo Biography

( 1982 - )
January 24, 2020
First published on:January 24, 2020
by Karan

Facts of Raquel Atawo

Date of Birth: 1982, December 8
Age: 37 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Birth Name Raquel Atawo
Birth Place Fresno, California
Famous Name Kops-Jones
Horoscope Sagittarius
Father Lawrence Jones
Mother Nancy Kops
Net Worth $6 million
Siblings 2
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Profession Tennis Player
University attended UC Berkeley
Married to Toby Atawo

Raquel Atawo is a retired American professional tennis player who now works as a volunteer tennis assistant for the California Golden Bears. She became a professional in 2000 and played for the Boston Lobsters in 2008. And in 2019, she played for the Philadelphia Freedoms. 

A native of Fresno, California, Raquel was born on December 8, 1982, under the star sign of Sagittarius. She stands 5 ft 7 in tall and played right-handed (two-handed backhand). She is also known as Kops-Jones. She has a career-high doubles ranking of No. 10, which is achieved on March 2, 2015.

Net Worth and Earnings

Raquel Atawo has an estimated net worth of $6 million. During her successful professional tennis career, Rogers won a total of 2 ITF singles titles, won a total of 18 WTA and 18 ITF doubles titles for which she received a total of $2,326,815 in cash prize. That's the amount she earned from playing matches according to Wikipedia, but that’s not all of Raquel's earnings.

Raquel and her partner with 2nd WTA title in doubles SOURCE: Instagram @jelena.ostapenko

For doubles only, Rogers received $127,114 in prize money, less compared to what Naomi Osaka and Maria Sharapova received. Her 2020 earnings is $147, 868. All these amounts she earned are from playing matches. Raquel also makes money from her various endorsement deals, sponsorships, and businesses. 

Relationship Status: Married

2015 was a hectic year for tennis player Rachel Atawo. That year, she and her partner Abigail Spears reached the BNP Paribas WTA Finals which was held in Singapore for the second consecutive season and was also inducted into the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame.

Last but not least, the same year she got married to Cal track & field alumnus Toby Atawo on July 18. The wedding ceremony was held at Testarossa Winery in Los Gatos in attendance of around 90 guests.

Her husband Toby is a Canadian and lives in Toronto, Canada. He attended Eastern Illinois University.

Personal Life and Family

Atawo was born on December 8, 1982,  to mother Nancy Kops, and father Lawrence Jones. She grew up in Fresno, California, US. She has two sisters, Renee Atawo, and KhristyAtawo. Raquel started playing tennis at the age of 8. She grew up idolizing professional tennis player Serena Williams

Raquel attended the University of UC Berkeley, a reputed school in the United Staes. She graduated in 2004 with a major in American Studies. Raquel's favorite tournament is Wimbledon and her best memory is winning the first WTA doubles title at Quebec City in 2007. Her other areas of interest are cooking, skyping with friends and family, besides tennis. 

Grand Slam Singles Results

Australian Open Q2 (2007)
French Open Q2 (2007)
Wimbledon Q1 (2007, 2008)
US Open Q3 (2007)

Career Achievements

  • Won a total of 18 WTA doubles titles
  • Two Premier-5 titles at the 2012 Toray Pan Pacific Open and the 2014 Cincinnati Masters
  • Reached the semifinals of the 2014 Australian Open
  • Reached the semifinals of the 2015 and 2016 Wimbledon Championships, alongside fellow American Abigail Spears.

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