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Ann Kiyomura-Hayashi (born August 22, 1955) is a retired American professional tennis player. She is from San Mateo, California.[1]

Ann Kiyomura
Full nameAnn Kiyomura-Hayashi
Country (sports) United States
Born (1955-08-22) August 22, 1955 (age 64)
San Mateo, California, USA
Height5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record0–1
Highest rankingNo. 15 (December 31, 1979)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1974)
Wimbledon3R (1974, 1977, 1984)
US Open4R (1978)
Doubles
Career record4–7
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1980)
French Open3R (1983)
WimbledonW (1975)
US OpenSF (1976)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonQF (1977, 1980)
US OpenQF (1976, 1980)

Kiyomura played on the WTA Tour from 1973 to 1984. She played in 11 US Opens, reaching the fourth round in 1978. In 1973, she won the Wimbledon junior singles title, beating Martina Navratilova. In 1975, she won the Wimbledon women's doubles title, playing with Kazuko Sawamatsu. She reached the final of the Australian Open women's doubles in 1980.

Kiyomura played in 1981 for the short-lived Oakland Breakers of World Team Tennis (WTT).[2] Other WTT teams of hers included the San Francisco Golden Gaters (1975), Los Angeles Strings (1978 WTT Champions), Hawaii Leis (1974) and Indiana Loves (1976–1977). In 1976, she teamed with Ray Ruffels of the Loves to lead WTT in game-winning percentage in mixed doubles.[3]

Her parents were both involved in tennis, with her mother once a highly ranked player in Japan and her father a tennis instructor.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1975 Wimbledon Grass   Kazuko Sawamatsu   Françoise Dürr
  Betty Stöve
7–5, 1–6, 7–5
Loss 1980 Australian Open Grass   Candy Reynolds   Betsy Nagelsen
  Martina Navratilova
4–6, 4–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gaters Ink Ann, Kate". Times. San Mateo, California. April 28, 1975. p. 20.
  2. ^ Crossley, Andy (6 March 2014). "1981–1982 Oakland Breakers". Fun While It Lasted. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Steve Dimitry's Extinct Sports Leagues: World Team Tennis (1974–1978)". Steve Dimitry. 1998. Retrieved August 11, 2014.

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