Madina Rakhim

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Madina Rakhim
Country (sports)Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan
Born (1985-04-09) 9 April 1985 (age 34)
Karaganda, Kazakhstan
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
PlaysRight-handed

Madina Rakhim (born 9 April 1985) is a Kazakhstani former tennis player. She is an elder sister of professional player Amina.

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Biography

Rakhim, a right-handed player, made her debut for the Kazakhstan Fed Cup team in 2004, appearing in four ties.

From 2006 to 2007 she played college tennis in the United States for Wichita State and became only their second ever female to compete in the NCAA Division I Singles Championship. [1]

At the 2007 Summer Universiade in Bangkok, Rakhim and sister Amina were runners-up to Chinese Taipei's Chan Yung-jan and Chuang Chia-jung in the women's doubles, to claim a silver medal for Kazakhstan. [2]

In 2008 she featured in another four Fed Cup ties for her national team. She finished her Fed Cup career having lost only one of her four singles rubbers and in partnership with her sister was unbeaten in four doubles rubbers.

ITF Circuit finals

Doubles: 1 (0–1)

OutcomeDateCategoryTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Runner–upJuly 22, 2007$10,000 Wichita, United StatesHard (o) Flag of Russia.svg Anna Egorova Flag of the United States.svg Jennifer Elie
Flag of Croatia.svg Jelena Pandžić
2–6, 6–3, 1–6

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References

  1. "Briefs and Other Stuff". Daily Press . 24 May 2007.
  2. "Boonsak overcomes Chinese foe again: World University Games". Dawn . 16 August 2007.