20 February 1991
Jocelyn Rae is a Scottish tennis player with a career-high singles ranking of 450 and a doubles high of world 209. Thus far in her career she has won one International Tennis Federation (ITF) title in singles and fifteen in doubles. Together with Colin Fleming, she won the gold medal in the mixed doubles at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi for Scotland. She is coached by former professional tennis player and fellow Scot, Karen Paterson.
In terms of Grand Slam success, her biggest wins so far came when she partnered Melanie South in the 2009 Wimbledon women's doubles and they defeated Alona Bondarenko and Kateryna Bondarenko in the first round, 6–1 7–6 & when she partnered Heather Watson in the 2010 Wimbledon women's doubles, they defeated Casey Dellacqua and Alicia Molik, 3–6 6–1 6–4.
Jocelyn Rae played her first match on the junior ITF circuit in April 2006 and continued to compete as a junior until July 2009. During this time, her greatest successes came in doubles although she did win one title at the 2006 Egypt International Championships. She also reached one semifinal and three quarterfinals in singles. In doubles Rae won three titles (two with Hannah James and one with Amanda Elliott) as well as reaching one more final and three semifinals, one of which was in the2008 Wimbledon girls' doubles partnering Jade Curtis. They lost, 6–4 3–6 4–6, to Polona Hercog and Jessica Moore, the sixth seeded team who went on to win the title. Rae ended her junior career with win-loss records of 21–18 in singles and 26–14 in doubles. Her career-high combined junior ranking was world no. 167, which she achieved on 23 April 2007.
In February 2014, Rae received her first call up to the British Fed Cup Team, following Laura Robson's withdrawal due to injury.
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