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Akiko Morigami (森上 亜希子, Morigami Akiko, born January 12, 1980) is a Japanese former professional tennis player. She turned professional in 1998. On August 15, 2005, Morigami reached her career-high singles ranking: World No. 41.

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 39)
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.

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, USA Hard   Patty Schnyder 4–6, 0–6
Winner 1. May 7, 2007 Prague, CZE Clay   Marion Bartoli 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 1. July 22, 2007 Cincinnati, USA 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 Cellular South Cup, Memphis, United States Hard (i)   Saori Obata   Alina Jidkova
  Bryanne Stewart
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 1. February 24, 2007 Cellular South Cup, Memphis, United States Hard (i)   Jarmila Gajdošová   Nicole Pratt
  Bryanne Stewart
5–7, 6–4, [5–10]

ITF career finalsEdit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. March 12, 2000 Warrnambool Grass   Mireille Dittmann 6–4, 5–7, 6–1
Winner 2. March 26, 2000 Wodonga Grass   Mareze Joubert 6–1, 6–1
Winner 3. October 14, 2001 Saga Grass   Nana Miyagi 6–4, 7–5
Winner 4. October 28, 2001 Home Hill Hard   Mireille Dittmann 0–6, 6–4, 6–1
Winner 5. April 27, 2003 Dothan Clay   Milagros Sequera 6–3, 6–4
Winner 6. June 6, 2004 Surbiton Grass   Anna Chakvetadze 6–4, 1–6, 6–1
Winner 7. November 4, 2007 Taoyuan Hard   Yanina Wickmayer 6–4, 7–6(7–5)

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