Erika Takao

Erika Takao (高雄恵利加, Takao Erika, born 12 October 1987) is a retired Japanese tennis player.

Erika Takao
Country (sports) Japan
ResidenceJapan
Born (1987-10-12) 12 October 1987 (age 33)
Narashino
Retired2013
PlaysRight-handed (double-handed backhand)
Prize money$147,913
Singles
Career record230–165
Career titles4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 128 (6 November 2006)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2007)
French OpenQ1 (2007)
WimbledonQ2 (2007)
US OpenQ1 (2007)
Doubles
Career record55–57
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 270 (31 October 2011)

On 6 November 2006, she reached her career-high WTA singles ranking of No. 128. On 31 October 2011, she also reached her highest doubles ranking of No. 270.

In 2013, after Japanese national championships, and after ten years playing on the ITF Women's Circuit, Takao announced her retirement.

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (4–11)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 31 October 2004 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Yurika Sema 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 0–6
Runner-up 2. 24 April 2005 Yamaguchi, Japan Clay   Lauren Breadmore 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 24 July 2005 Kurume, Japan Grass   Hsieh Su-wei 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 25 September 2005 Ibaraki, Japan Hard   Petra Cetkovská 6–2, 5–7, 3–6
Winner 1. 7 May 2006 Gifu, Japan Carpet   Aiko Nakamura 6–1, 5–7, 6–1
Winner 2. 9 July 2006 Nagoya, Japan Hard   Shiho Hisamatsu 4–6, 6–2, 6–0
Winner 3. 16 July 2006 Miyazaki, Japan Carpet   Tomoko Yonemura 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 6 August 2006 Tokachi, Japan Carpet   Ayumi Morita 3–6, 6–4, 6–7(6–8)
Runner-up 6. 22 October 2006 Makinohara, Japan Carpet   Chuang Chia-jung 0–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 15 April 2007 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Hard   Seiko Okamoto 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 8. 22 July 2007 Kurume, Japan Grass   Ayumi Morita 1–6, 1–3 ret.
Winner 4. 25 May 2008 Nagano, Japan Carpet   Lee Jin-a 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 9. 14 June 2009 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Erika Sema 4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 10. 13 June 2010 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Shuko Aoyama 6–7(3–7), 3–6
Runner-up 11. 15 January 2012 Pingguo, China Hard   Zhao Yijing 2–6, 4–6

Doubles (2–4)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 4 February 2011 Burnie, Australia Hard   Natsumi Hamamura   Olivia Rogowska
  Sally Peers
6–2, 3–6, [10–7]
Runner-up 1. 28 May 2011 Changwon, Korea Hard   Yurika Sema   Chan Hao-ching
  Zheng Saisai
2–6, 6–4, [9–11]
Runner-up 2. 3 September 2011 Tsukuba, Japan Hard   Kim So-jung   Chan Chin-wei
  Hsu Wen-hsin
1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 10 August 2012 Bursa, Turkey Clay   Remi Tezuka   Melanie Klaffner
  Laura-Ioana Andrei
2–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 18 August 2012 Istanbul, Turkey Hard   Remi Tezuka   Nicha Lertpitaksinchai
  Peangtarn Plipuech
2–6, 7–6, [10–3]
Runner-up 4. 25 May 2013 Karuizawa, Japan Grass   Miki Miyamura   Shiho Akita
  Sachie Ishizu
5–7, 6–7(8–10)

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