is a female former Japanese tennis player. She turned professional in April 1996, and on February 9, 2004, she achieved her career-high singles ranking of 39, and on the same day she reached her career-high doubles ranking of 98.
She did not win a WTA
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singles title in her career, however did reach 1 singles final in Tashkent
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in 2003 where she lost 6–2, 7–6(2) to the Spanish player Virginia Ruano-Pascual. In the same year she reached the semi-final of the WTA event in Bali
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before losing to Chanda Rubin
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. She achieved a notable scalp in the opening round of the Eastbourne grass event in 2003, when she defeated Jelena Dokić
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6–3 6–1 when Dokić was ranked 11 in the world. She also defeated Ai Sugiyama
is a retired Japanese professional tennis player. She reached No. 1 in women's doubles on the WTA Tour. Her career-high singles ranking was No. 8, achieved on February 9, 2004. She turned professional in 1992...
in the second round of the Australian Open
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in 2004 when ranked number 55, this was her only win over a top 10 player as Sugiyama was ranked number 9 at the time.
She has won a doubles title at WTA level (Memphis
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2003, with Akiko Morigami
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), and has five ITF
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level singles titles. Her final Grand Slam appearance was at the 2006 Australian Open where she lost in the opening round, having qualified, to Daniela Hantuchová
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in three sets. She retired from professional tennis in June 2006 because of injury.
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||Opponent in the final
|| November 18, 2001
|| Port Pirie, Australia
|| Pavlina Nola
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| 6–1, 6–2
|| November 25, 2001
|| Nuriootpa, Australia
|| Yoon-Jeong Cho
|| 6–4, 6–1
|| May 11, 2003
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|| Maria Elena Camerin
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| 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
|| April 3, 2005
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, United States
|| Victoria Azarenka
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| 6–2, 6–2
|| May 8, 2005
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|| Shiho Hisamatsu
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| 6–1, 2–6, 6–4