Hiroko Kuwata

Hiroko Kuwata (Japanese: 桑田寛子; born 18 December 1990) is a Japanese tennis player.

Hiroko Kuwata
桑田寛子
Hiroko Kuwata 1, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
During the 2015 Wimbledon qualifying
Country (sports) Japan
Born (1990-12-18) 18 December 1990 (age 30)
Japan
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 311,568
Singles
Career record271–229 (54.2%)
Career titles0
7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 150 (9 May 2016)
Current rankingNo. 336 (20 January 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2016)
French OpenQ2 (2017)
WimbledonQ1 (2015)
US OpenQ1 (2014, 2015)
Doubles
Career record193–134 (59.0%)
Career titles0
18 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 112 (13 July 2015)
Current rankingNo. 269 (20 January 2020)
Last updated on: 28 January 2020.

Kuwata has won seven singles and 18 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 9 May 2016, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 150. On 13 July 2015, she peaked at No. 112 in the doubles rankings.

CareerEdit

Kuwata made her WTA Tour debut at the 2014 Citi Open, having entered the qualifying tournament and defeating Sanaz Marand and Stéphanie Dubois for a spot in the main draw. She was thereby pitted against world No. 45 Alison Riske and defeated the American in straight sets, losing five games in the process. It was Kuwata's first main-draw win at the WTA level.[1] She also competed in the doubles event, partnering with Kurumi Nara to defeat Nicola Slater and Emily Webley-Smith in the first round. The Japanese advanced to the final of the event, losing to Shuko Aoyama and Gabriela Dabrowski.[2]

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2014 Citi Open,
United States
International Hard   Kurumi Nara   Shuko Aoyama
  Gabriela Dabrowski
1–6, 2–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 15 (7 titles, 8 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (6–7)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–1)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2012 ITF Vale do Lobo, Portugal 10,000 Hard   Estelle Guisard 2–6, 1–6
Win 1–1 Mar 2012 ITF Kōfu, Japan 10,000 Hard   Liu Fangzhou 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(9–7)
Loss 1–2 Mar 2013 ITF Kōfu, Japan 10,000 Hard   Yuuki Tanaka 3–6, 1–6
Win 2–2 Aug 2013 ITF Uşak, Turkey 10,000 Hard   Michaela Frlicka 7–6(7–3), 6–2
Win 3–2 Sep 2013 ITF Kyoto, Japan 10,000 Carpet (i)   Akiko Yonemura 6–1, 6–2
Loss 3–3 Nov 2013 ITF Toyota, Japan 75,000 Carpet (i)   Luksika Kumkhum 6–3, 1–6, 3–6
Loss 3–4 Mar 2014 ITF Port Pirie, Australia 15,000 Hard   Misa Eguchi 1–6, 2–6
Loss 3–5 Oct 2014 ITF Perth, Australia 25,000 Hard   Rebecca Peterson 3–6, 0–6
Win 4–5 Sep 2015 ITF Bangkok, Thailand 15,000 Hard   Bunyawi Thamchaiwat 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Win 5–5 Oct 2015 ITF Bangkok, Thailand 15,000 Hard   Valeriya Strakhova 7–5, 6–4
Loss 5–6 Nov 2015 ITF Bendigo, Australia 50,000 Hard   Misa Eguchi 6–7(5–7), 3–6
Win 6–6 May 2016 ITF Gifu, Japan 75,000 Hard   Wang Qiang 6–2, 2–6, 6–4
Loss 6–7 Dec 2017 ITF Hong Kong, China 15,000 Hard   Haruka Kaja 6–4, 2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Loss 6–8 Jan 2018 ITF Hong Kong, China 15,000 Hard   Lee Ya-hsuan 4–6, 4–6
Win 7–8 Jun 2018 ITF Singapore, Singapore 25,000 Hard   Jovana Jaksic 7–6, 6–0

Doubles: 30 (18 titles, 12 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (13–12)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (3–0)
Carpet (2–0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Mar 2012 ITF Miyazaki, Japan 10,000 Grass   Akari Inoue   Kanae Hisami
  Yumi Miyazaki
6–3, 6–0
Loss 1–1 Jun 2012 ITF Tokyo, Japan 10,000 Hard   Akari Inoue   Maiko Inoue
  Kaori Onishi
7–5, 5–7, [7–10]
Win 2–1 Jun 2012 ITF Mie, Japan 10,000 Grass   Yuuki Tanaka   Akari Inoue
  Kaori Onishi
6–3, 3–6, [10–5]
Win 3–1 Mar 2013 ITF Kōfu, Japan 10,000 Hard   Akari Inoue   Han Na-lae
  Yang Zi
3–6, 7–5, [10–7]
Loss 3–2 Aug 2013 ITF Vienna, Austria 10,000 Clay   Hirono Watanabe   Michaela Pochabová
  Rebecca Šramková
5–7, 2–6
Win 4–2 Sep 2013 ITF Kyoto, Japan 10,000 Carpet (i)   Miyu Kato   Mana Ayukawa
  Emi Mutaguchi
6–4, 6–2
Loss 4–3 Mar 2014 ITF Port Pirie, Australia 15,000 Hard   Miyabi Inoue   Jessica Moore
  Aleksandrina Naydenova
4–6, 3–6
Win 5–3 Jun 2014 ITF Fergana, Uzbekistan 25,000 Hard   Mari Tanaka   Nao Hibino
  Prarthana Thombare
6–1, 6–4
Win 6–3 Jul 2014 ITF Gatineau, Canada 25,000 Hard   Chiaki Okadaue   Mana Ayukawa
  Justyna Jegiołka
6–1, 6–4
Win 7–3 Jul 2014 ITF Granby, Canada 25,000 Hard   Riko Sawayanagi   Erin Routliffe
  Carol Zhao
w/o
Win 8–3 Feb 2015 ITF Grenoble, France 25,000 Hard (i)   Demi Schuurs   Manon Arcangioli
  Cindy Burger
6–1, 6–3
Win 9–3 Mar 2015 ITF Mildura, Australia 15,000 Grass   Yuuki Tanaka   Tian Ran
  Wang Yan
6–2, 6–0
Loss 9–4 Mar 2015 ITF Quanzhou, China 50,000 Hard   Junri Namigata   Eri Hozumi
  Makoto Ninomiya
3–6, 7–6(7–2), [2–10]
Win 10–4 Jun 2015 ITF Andijan, Uzbekistan 25,000 Hard   Nigina Abduraimova   Veronika Kudermetova
  Ksenia Lykina
4–6, 7–6(7–5), [11–9]
Win 11–4 Sep 2015 ITF Bangkok, Thailand 15,000 Hard   Ayaka Okuno   Mana Ayukawa
  Yuuki Tanaka
2–6, 6–1, [10–6]
Loss 11–5 Nov 2015 ITF Bendigo, Australia 50,000 Hard   Natela Dzalamidze   Lauren Embree
  Asia Muhammad
5–7, 3–6
Loss 11–6 May 2016 ITF Gifu, Japan 75,000 Hard   Ayaka Okuno   Eri Hozumi
  Miyu Kato
1–6, 2–6
Win 12–6 Jul 2016 ITF Lexington, United States 50,000 Hard   Zhu Lin   Sophie Chang
  Alexandra Mueller
6–0, 7–5
Win 13–6 Oct 2016 ITF Suzhou, China 50,000 Hard   Akiko Omae   Jacqueline Cako
  Sabina Sharipova
6–1, 6–3
Win 14–6 Jan 2017 ITF Hong Kong 25,000 Hard   Akiko Omae   Ksenia Lykina
  Riko Sawayanagi
6–1, 6–0
Loss 14–7 Mar 2017 ITF Quanzhou, China 60,000 Hard   Zhu Lin   Han Xinyun
  Ye Qiuyu
3–6, 3–6
Loss 14–8 Jun 2017 ITF Kōfu, Japan 25,000 Hard   Riko Sawayanagi   Rika Fujiwara
  Kyōka Okamura
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Win 15–8 Jul 2017 ITF Winnipeg, Canada 25,000 Hard   Valeria Savinykh   Kimberly Birrell
  Caroline Dolehide
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Win 16–8 Jul 2017 ITF Gatineau, Canada 25,000 Hard   Valeria Savinykh   Kimberly Birrell
  Emily Webley-Smith
4–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Loss 16–9 Aug 2017 ITF Lexington, United States 60,000 Hard   Valeria Savinykh   Priscilla Hon
  Vera Lapko
3–6, 4–6
Loss 16–10 Aug 2018 ITF Tsukuba, Japan 25,000 Hard   Naiktha Bains   Akiko Omae
  You Xiaodi
0–6, 6–7(4–7)
Win 17–10 Sep 2018 ITF Darwin, Australia 60,000 Hard   Rutuja Bhosale   Kimberly Birrell
  Katy Dunne
6–2, 6–4
Loss 17–11 Jan 2019 ITF Hong Kong 25,000 Hard   Robu Kajtani   Chen Pei-hsuan
  Wu Fang-hsien
3–6, 3–6
Loss 17–12 Mar 2019 ITF Shenzhen, China 60,000 Hard   Sabina Sharipova   Liang En-shuo
  Xun Fangying
4–6, 1–6
Win 18–12 May 2019 ITF Kurume, Japan 60,000 Carpet   Ena Shibahara   Erina Hayashi
  Moyuka Uchijima
0–6, 6–4, [10–5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Citi Open Main Draw Singles" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 August 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Citi Open Main Draw Doubles" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 August 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2014.

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