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Junri Namigata (波形 純理, Namigata Junri, born 5 July 1982) is a Japanese professional tennis player. Her career-high WTA singles ranking is 105, which she reached in February 2011.[2] Her career-high doubles ranking is 101, which she reached in May 2015.[2]

Junri Namigata
Junri Namigata 1, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Namigata competing in the first round of the 2015 Wimbledon qualifying
Native name波形純理
Country (sports) Japan
ResidenceSaitama, Japan
Born (1982-07-05) 5 July 1982 (age 37)
Koshigaya Japan
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2005
PlaysRight (double-handed backhand)
CollegeWaseda University
CoachToshihisa Tsuchihashi[1]
Prize money$597,152
Singles
Career record449–354
Career titles0 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 105 (28 February 2011)
Current rankingNo. 329 (15 July 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2011)
French Open1R (2011)
WimbledonQ3 (2010, 2011)
US OpenQ3 (2006, 2010)
Doubles
Career record289–190
Career titles1 WTA 125K, 24 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 101 (25 May 2015)
Current rankingNo. 317 (24 June 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2017)
Wimbledon1R (2008)
Team competitions
Fed Cup5–0
Last updated on: 26 June 2019.

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Early life and amateur careerEdit

Namigata was born in Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture and started playing tennis when she was six years old. She completed elementary school at a school in Koshigaya and won a regional tournament when in the third grade.[3] She attended Fujimura Girls' Junior High School and Horikoshi High School in Tokyo.[1] In September 1997, when still in junior high school, she made her first appearance in an ITF doubles tournament.[4] When she was in her first year of high school[3] she reached the round of 16 at the All Japan Tennis Championship[5] and won the All Japan Junior Championship title in her final year of high school.[3] She enrolled in the School of Social Sciences at Waseda University and in 2001 won the intercollegiate doubles title, was runner-up in the singles title, and was a member of the Waseda team that took out the team event.[3] In 2004, she won the intercollegiate singles title[3] and also won her first ITF doubles titles in October.[4]

Professional careerEdit

Namigata turned professional in August 2005.[1] after graduating from Waseda in April of the same year. Her goal was to finish her first year as a professional ranked in the top 200;[3] she finished 2006 ranked 162 in singles.[2] The first of her six singles titles came in July 2007.

In July 2014 Namigata won her first WTA event, the doubles tournament of the inaugural Jiangxi International Women's Tennis Open, partnering with China's Chuang Chia-Jung.[6] 2014 was the most successful year of her career thus far, winning three ITF doubles titles and her first singles title since 2010.[2] She finished the year ranked 196 in singles and 145 in doubles, returning to the top 200 in each category for the first time since 2011.[2]

Grand Slam appearancesEdit

In singles, Namigata has qualified for two Grand Slam tournaments so far. At the 2011 Australian Open, she lost to Canadian Rebecca Marino in the first round.[7] Later in the same year, she lost in the first round of the French Open to Aleksandra Wozniak.[8]

In doubles, she qualified for the 2008 Wimbledon tournament with fellow Japanese player Ayumi Morita, losing in the first round to Ekaterina Makarova and Selima Sfar.[4] In January 2017, Namigata and Chan Chin-wei received wild-card entry into the Australian Open, losing in the first round to Tatjana Maria and Pauline Parmentier.[9]

Fed CupEdit

Namigata represented Japan in the Asia/Oceania Group Stage of the 2011 Fed Cup.[10]

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 runner–up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V (0–1)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2007 Bangkok Open, Thailand Tier III Hard   Ayumi Morita   Sun Tiantian
  Yan Zi
w/o

WTA 125 series finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2014 Jiangxi Open, China Hard   Chuang Chia-jung   Chan Chin-wei
  Xu Yifan
7–6(7–4), 6–3

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 22 (6–16)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 3 July 2004 Inchon, South Korea Hard   Lee Eun-jeong 0–6, 6–3, 0–6
Runner-up 2. 21 May 2006 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Hard   Katarína Kachlíková 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 15 July 2007 Miyazaki, Japan Carpet   Zhang Shuai 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 28 October 2007 Hamanako, Japan Carpet   Yanina Wickmayer 6–4, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 26 April 2009 Changwon, South Korea Hard   Elena Baltacha 3–6, 1–6
Winner 2. 31 May 2009 Gunma, Japan Carpet   Hsu Wen-hsin 6–1, 6–1
Winner 3. 19 July 2009 Miyazaki, Japan Carpet   Shiho Akita 7–6(8–6), 6–2
Runner-up 5. 2 August 2009 Obihiro, Japan Carpet   Kurumi Nara 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 4–6
Winner 4. 9 May 2010 Fukuoka, Japan Carpet   Nikola Hofmanova 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 30 May 2010 Kusatsu, Japan Carpet   Akiko Yonemura 4–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 5. 8 August 2010 Beijing, China Hard   Zhang Shuai 7–6(7–3), 6–2
Runner-up 7. 28 November 2010 Toyota, Japan Carpet   Misaki Doi 7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 30 October 2011 Hamanako, Japan Carpet   Karolína Plíšková 2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 9. 27 May 2012 Karuizawa, Japan Grass   Marta Sirotkina 4–6, 6–2, 4–6
Runner-up 10. 26 May 2013 Karuizawa, Japan Grass   Eri Hozumi 6–7(5–7), 3–6
Runner-up 11. 1 June 2014 Changwon, South Korea Hard   Hong Hyun-hui 6–2, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 12. 15 June 2014 Kashiwa, Japan Hard   Riko Sawayanagi 4–6, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 6. 31 August 2014 Tsukuba, Japan Hard   Chang Kai-chen 6–0, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 13. 26 October 2014 Hamamatsu, Japan Carpet   Riko Sawayanagi 6–2, 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 14. 28 May 2017 Karuizawa, Japan Carpet   Ayano Shimizu 6–0, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 15. 3 September 2017 Nanao, Japan Carpet   Carol Zhao 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 16. 14 October 2018 Makinohara, Japan Carpet   Momoko Kobori 2–6, 3–6

Doubles 48: (25–23)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 31 October 2004 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Kumiko Iijima   Maki Arai
  Akiko Yonemura
6–3, 6–1
Winner 2. 17 July 2005 Hamilton, Canada Clay   Kumiko Iijima   Lauren Barnikow
  Lauren Breadmore
6–7(4–7), 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 31 July 2005 Lexington, United States Hard   Kumiko Iijima   Vilmarie Castellvi
  Samantha Reeves
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 17 February 2006 Sydney, Australia Hard   Ayumi Morita   Chan Yung-jan
  Chuang Chia-jung
2–6, 1–6
Winner 5. 28 May 2006 Nagano, Japan Carpet   Kumiko Iijima   Remi Tezuka
  Tomoko Yonemura
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 6. 6 August 2006 Tokachi, Japan Carpet   Kumiko Iijima   Shiho Hisamatsu
  Remi Tezuka
7–5, 6–4
Winner 7. 23 September 2006 Ibaraki, Japan Hard   Kumiko Iijima   Natsumi Hamamura
  Ayaka Maekawa
6–7(4–7), 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 14 April 2007 Jackson, United States Clay   Yurika Sema   Eva Hrdinová
  Michaela Paštíková
6–7(5–7), 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 9. 13 May 2007 Fukuoka, Japan Carpet   Rika Fujiwara   Ayumi Morita
  Akiko Yonemura
2–6, 2–6
Winner 10. 7 July 2007 Nagoya, Japan Hard   Akiko Yonemura   Chang Kyung-mi
  Kim Jin-hee
6–2, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 11. 5 August 2007 Obihiro, Japan Carpet   Kumiko Iijima   Ayumi Morita
  Akiko Yonemura
7–6(7–3), 6–0
Winner 12. 13 September 2007 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Rika Fujiwara   Kumiko Iijima
  Akiko Yonemura
3–6, 7–6(7–4), [10–5]
Runner-up 13. 2 August 2008 Vancouver, Canada Hard   Christina Fusano   Carly Gullickson
  Nicole Kriz
7–6(7–4), 1–6, [5–10]
Winner 14. 19 October 2008 Makinohara, Japan Carpet   Natsumi Hamamura   Chae Kyung-yee
  Han Xinyun
7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 15. 25 October 2008 Hamanako, Japan Carpet   Akiko Yonemura   Kanae Hisami
  Yurina Koshino
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 16. 10 May 2009 Fukuoka, Japan Carpet   Ayaka Maekawa   Akiko Yonemura
  Tomoko Yonemura
2–6, 7–6(7–3), [3–10]
Winner 17. 24 May 2009 Nagano, Japan Carpet   Akiko Yonemura   Tomoyo Takagishi
  Varatchaya Wongteanchai
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 18. 10 April 2010 Incheon, South Korea Hard   Misaki Doi   Irina-Camelia Begu
  Erika Sema
0–6, 6–7(8–10)
Runner-up 19. 18 April 2010 Gimhae, South Korea Hard   Misaki Doi   Chang Kyung-mi
  Lee Jin-a
6–1, 4–6, [8–10]
Runner-up 20. 25 April 2010 Changwon, South Korea Hard   Misaki Doi   Chang Kyung-mi
  Lee Jin-a
7–5, 3–6, [8–10]
Runner-up 21. 8 May 2011 Fukuoka, Japan Grass   Aiko Nakamura   Shuko Aoyama
  Rika Fujiwara
6–7(3–7), 0–6
Runner-up 22. 21 October 2011 Makinohara, Japan Carpet   Akiko Yonemura   Shuko Aoyama
  Kotomi Takahata
2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 23. 25 March 2012 Ipswich, Australia Clay   Shuko Aoyama   Monique Adamczak
  Sandra Zaniewska
5–7, 4–6
Winner 24. 1 April 2012 Bundaberg, Australia Clay   Shuko Aoyama   Sacha Jones
  Sally Peers
6–1, 7–5
Winner 25. 8 July 2012 Middelburg, Netherlands Clay   Yurika Sema   Bernice van de Velde
  Angelique van der Meet
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 26. 26 April 2013 Wenshan, China Hard   Rika Fujiwara   Miki Miyamura
  Varatchaya Wongteanchai
5–7, 3–6
Winner 27. 11 May 2013 Fukuoka, Japan Grass   Erika Sema   Rika Fujiwara
  Akiko Omae
7–5, 3–6, [10–7]
Winner 28. 26 October 2013 Hamamatsu, Japan Grass   Shuko Aoyama   Belinda Bencic
  Sofia Shapatava
6–4, 6–3
Winner 29. 29 March 2014 Nishitama, Japan Hard   Akiko Yonemura   Choi Ji-hee
  Akari Inoue
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 30. 18 May 2014 Kurume, Japan Grass   Akiko Yonemura   Jarmila Gajdošová
  Arina Rodionova
4–6, 2–6
Winner 31. 24 May 2014 Karuizawa, Japan Grass   Akiko Yonemura   Kanae Hisami
  Chiaki Okadaue
6–2, 7–5
Winner 32. 31 May 2014 Changwon, Korea Hard   Chuang Chia-jung   Lee Ye-ra
  Kim So-jung
7–6(7–5), 6–0
Runner-up 33. 22 November 2014 Toyota, Japan Carpet (i)   Shuko Aoyama   Eri Hozumi
  Makoto Ninomiya
3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 34. 8 February 2015 Burnie, Australia Hard   Han Xinyun   Irina Falconi
  Petra Martić
2–6, 4–6
Winner 35. 13 February 2015 Launceston, Australia Hard   Han Xinyun   Wang Yafan
  Yang Zhaoxuan
6–4, 3–6, [10–6]
Runner-up 36. 29 March 2015 Quanzhou, China Hard   Hiroko Kuwata   Eri Hozumi
  Makoto Ninomiya
3–6, 7–6(7–2), [2–10]
Runner-up 37. 10 May 2015 Fukuoka, Japan Grass   Eri Hozumi   Naomi Broady
  Kristýna Plíšková
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 38. 17 May 2015 Kurume, Japan Grass   Eri Hozumi   Makoto Ninomiya
  Riko Sawayanagi
6–7(10–12), 3–6
Winner 39. 17 February 2017 Perth, Australia Hard   Riko Sawayanagi   Irina Bara
  Prarthana Thombare
7–6(7–5), 4–6, [11–9]
Winner 40. 24 February 2017 Perth, Australia Hard   Riko Sawayanagi   Tammi Patterson
  Olivia Rogowska
4–6, 7–5, [10–6]
Winner 41. 13 May 2017 Fukuoka, Japan Grass   Kotomi Takahata   Erina Hayashi
  Robu Kajitani
6–0, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]
Runner–up 42. 12 November 2017 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Eri Hozumi   Yuki Naito
  Rika Fujiwara
1–6, 3–6
Winner 43. 13 November 2017 Toyota, Japan Carpet (i)   Ksenia Lykina   Nicha Lertpitaksinchai
  Peangtarn Plipuech
3–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Runner-up 44. 5 January 2018 Playford, Australia Hard   Erika Sema   Dalila Jakupović
  Irina Khromacheva
6-2, 5-7, [5-10]
Runner-up 45. 9 June 2018 Singapore Hard   Miyabi Inoue   Zoe Hives
  Olivia Tjandramulia
4-6, 6-4, [6-10]
Winner 46. 2 June 2019 Hong Kong Hard   Abigail Tere-Apisah   Erina Hayashi
  Momoko Kobori
6–3, 2–6, [10–6]
Winner 47. 23 June 2019 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Haruka Kaji   Beatrice Gumulya
  Jessy Rompies
6–2, 4–6, [10–7]
Winner 48. 27 July 2019 Granby, Canada Hard   Haruka Kaji   Quinn Gleason
  Ingrid Neel
7–6(7–5), 5–7, [10–8]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b c d e "ITF Tennis – Pro Circuit – Player Profile – NAMIGATA, Junri (JPN)". Retrieved 27 October 2015.
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