Akiko Morigami

Akiko Morigami (森上 亜希子, Morigami Akiko, born January 12, 1980) is a Japanese former professional tennis player.

Akiko Morigami
森上亜希子
Akiko Morigami 2007 Australian Open womens doubles R1.jpg
Country (sports) Japan
ResidenceTokyo, Japan
Born (1980-01-12) January 12, 1980 (age 40)
Osaka, Japan
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned proJanuary 12, 1998
Retired2009
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,177,175
Singles
Career record286–243
Career titles1 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 41 (August 15, 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2003, 2004, 2007, 2008)
French Open3R (2005)
Wimbledon3R (2003, 2007)
US Open2R (2004)
Doubles
Career record60–95
Career titles1 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 59 (July 30, 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2004, 2007, 2008)
French Open3R (2007)
Wimbledon2R (2005, 2007)
US Open3R (2006, 2007)
Last updated on: July 20, 2008.

She turned professional in 1998. On August 15, 2005, Morigami reached her career-high singles ranking: World No. 41.

Morigami has won 1 singles title in her career, defeating top-seed Marion Bartoli of France 6–1, 6–3 in Prague in 2007. She has reached two other singles finals, both in Cincinnati (falling to Patty Schnyder in 2005, and losing to Anna Chakvetadze in 2007). In the 2006 French Open, she upset then-World No.3 Nadia Petrova in the first round.

Morigami retired after the 2009 HP Japan Women's Open in Osaka. In the first round she defeated qualifier Anastasia Rodionova 6–4, 4–6, 6–2 and in the second round she lost to the eventual champion Samantha Stosur 1–6, 2–6. This was her last professional WTA match.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles (3) (1-2)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tour Championships (0)
Tier I Event (0)
Tier II Event (0)
Tier III Event (0)
Tier IV Event (1)
ITF Circuit (7)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. July 24, 2005 Cincinnati, United States Hard   Patty Schnyder 4–6, 0–6
Winner 1. May 7, 2007 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Marion Bartoli 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 1. July 22, 2007 Cincinnati, United States Hard   Anna Chakvetadze 1–6, 3–6

Doubles (2) (1-1)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tour Championships (0)
Tier I Event (0)
Tier II Event (0)
Tier III Event (0)
Tier IV Event (1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 1. February 16, 2003 Memphis, United States Hard (i)   Saori Obata   Alina Jidkova
  Bryanne Stewart
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 1. February 24, 2007 Memphis, United States Hard (i)   Jarmila Gajdošová   Nicole Pratt
  Bryanne Stewart
5–7, 6–4, [5–10]

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (7–4)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. October 13, 1996 Kugayama, Japan Hard   Shinobu Asagoe 1-6 6-3 1-6
Runner-up 2. August 30, 1999 Kuroshio, Japan Hard   Kerry-Anne Guse 4-6, 3-6
Winner 1. March 12, 2000 Warrnambool, Australia Grass   Mireille Dittmann 6–4, 5–7, 6–1
Winner 2. March 26, 2000 Wodonga, Australia Grass   Mareze Joubert 6–1, 6–1
Winner 3. October 14, 2001 Saga, Japan Grass   Nana Miyagi 6–4, 7–5
Winner 4. October 28, 2001 Home Hill, Australia Hard   Mireille Dittmann 0–6, 6–4, 6–1
Winner 5. April 27, 2003 Dothan, United States Clay   Milagros Sequera 6–3, 6–4
Winner 6. June 6, 2004 Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass   Anna Chakvetadze 6–4, 1–6, 6–1
Runner-up 3. February 22, 2005 Saint Paul, United States Hard (i)   Laura Granville 2-6 7-6 2-6
Runner-up 4 February 7, 2007 Las Vegas, United States Hard   Caroline Wozniacki 3–6, 2–6
Winner 7. November 4, 2007 Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei Hard   Yanina Wickmayer 6–4, 7–6(7–5)

Doubles (3-0)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 11 June 2001 Tallinn, Estonia Clay   Miho Saeki   Natalia Egorova
  Ekaterina Sysoeva
6–2, 7–6(7)
Winner 2. 26 May 2002 Tallinn, Estonia Clay   Saori Obata   Teryn Ashley
  Kristen Schlukebir
7-5, 7–6(2)
Winner 3. 9 June 2006 Prostějov, Czech Republic Clay   Jarmila Wolfe   Līga Dekmeijere
  Alicja Rosolska
6–3, 7–6(3)

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