Kyōko Nagatsuka

Kyōko Nagatsuka (Japanese: 長塚京子, born February 22, 1974) is a retired Japanese female tennis player. She reached her career-high ranking of No. 28 in the world on August 14, 1995. In doubles, she reached as high as No. 31 on June 19, 1995.

Kyōko Nagatsuka
長塚京子
Country (sports) Japan
Born (1974-02-22) February 22, 1974 (age 46)
Chiba Prefecture, Japan[1]
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in) [2]
Turned pro1989
Retired1998
Prize moneyUS$421,541
Singles
Career record121–125
Career titles0 WTA, 0 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 28 (August 14, 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1995)
French Open4R (1995)
Wimbledon2R (1995)
US Open2R (1993, 1994)
Doubles
Career record62–70
Career titles2 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 31 (June 19, 1995)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1994, 1995, 1996)
French Open2R (1995, 1996)
Wimbledon1R (1993, 1995, 1996)
US Open3R (1995)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R (1996)

She won the 12 and under junior championships of Japan in 1986, and the under 16 in 1989.[1]

Nagatsuka reached three singles finals on the WTA Tour, but failed to win the title in any of them. She did, however, win two doubles titles as well as achieving a further three runners-up in doubles competition. She reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam twice in singles: at the 1995 Australian Open, where she beat a young Martina Hingis and Amy Frazier, and that same year at the French Open.

Since her retirement, she has briefly worked with Akiko Morigami.[1]

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles (0–3)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Feb 1994 Beijing, China Hard (i)   Yayuk Basuki 4–6, 2–6
Loss 2. Nov 1994 Taiwan Open, Taipei Hard   Wang Shi-ting 1–6, 3–6
Loss 3. Mar 1995 San Juan, Puerto Rico Hard   Joannette Kruger 6–7(5), 3–6

Doubles (2-3)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Apr 1993 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Li Fang   Ei Iida
  Maya Kidowaki
2–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 2. Nov 1994 Surabaya, Indonesia Hard   Ai Sugiyama   Yayuk Basuki
  Romana Tedjakusuma
w/o
Win 3. Jan 1995 Hobart, Australia Hard   Ai Sugiyama   Manon Bollegraf
  Larisa Neiland
2–6, 6–4, 6–2
Loss 4. Apr 1995 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Ai Sugiyama   Yuka Yoshida
  Miho Saeki
7–6, 4–6, 6–7
Win 5. Jan 1996 Hobart, Australia Hard   Yayuk Basuki   Kerry-Anne Guse
  Park Sung-hee
7–6, 6–3

ITF finalsEdit

$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (0–2)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1 March 1992 Miami, United States Hard   Caroline Kuhlman 6-4, 2-6, 5-7
Runner-up 2. 5 October 1997 Santa Clara, United States Hard   Magdalena Grzybowska 1-6, 5-7

Doubles (1–2)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 21 June 1992 Milano, Italy Clay   Miki Yokobori   Luciana Tella
  Andrea Vieira
3-6, 6-1, 6-3
Runner-up 2. 12 June 1994 Caserta, Italy Clay   Mami Donoshiro   Flora Perfetti
  Virág Csurgó
1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. 16 March 1998 Noda, Japan Hard   Saori Obata   Keiko Ishida
  Keiko Nagatomi
6–3, 2–6, 3–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "長塚 京子 Nagatsuka Kiyoko". Retrieved 2010-05-18.
  2. ^ "Kyoko Nagatsuka Biography and Olympic Results". Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2010-05-18.

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