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Akemi Nishiya-Kinoshita (born 11 March 1965) is a former professional tennis player from Japan.

Akemi Nishiya
Full nameAkemi Nishiya-Kinoshita
Country (sports) Japan
Born (1965-03-11) 11 March 1965 (age 54)
Tokyo, Japan
Prize money$105,832
Career record91–116
Highest rankingNo. 112 (10 April 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1988, 1989)
French Open1R (1989)
Wimbledon1R (1989)
Career record64–80
Career titles1 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 61 (23 September 1991)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1988, 1991)
French Open1R (1989)
Wimbledon1R (1989, 1991)
US Open2R (1991)


Nishiya, who comes from Tokyo, played collegiate tennis at Pepperdine University in 1984.[1]

As a singles player on the professional tour she reached a highest ranking of 112 in the world. She had a win over Pascale Paradis at the 1988 Australian Open and also competed in the main draws of the French Open and Wimbledon Championships. On the WTA Tour her best singles performance was a quarter-final appearance at the 1988 OTB Open, held in Schenectady.

Her only WTA title came in doubles, partnering Kerry-Anne Guse at the 1991 Volvo San Marino Open.[2] They defeated top seeds Laura Garrone and Mercedes Paz in the final.[3] She was ranked as high as 61 in doubles and appeared in the main draw of all four grand slam tournaments.

Since being married she is known as Akemi Kinoshita and she is now a New York based tennis coach.[4]

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Doubles (1-1)Edit

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss April, 1991 Pattaya, Thailand Tier V Hard   Rika Hiraki   Nana Miyagi
  Suzanna Wibowo
1–6, 4–6
Win July, 1991 San Marino Tier V Clay   Kerry-Anne Guse   Laura Garrone
  Mercedes Paz
6–0, 6–3


  1. ^ Bowen, Les (24 July 1986). "Minor Leagues Of Pro Tennis For Women Courting Big Time, It's The Computer That Counts". Philadelphia Daily News.
  2. ^ "Seles, Capriati to contest final". The Canberra Times. Australia. 22 July 1991. p. 21. Retrieved 20 May 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Scoreboard". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 22 July 1991. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  4. ^ "The West Side Tennis Club - Pro Staff". Retrieved 20 May 2018.

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