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Miho Saeki (佐伯美穂, Saeki Miho) (born 18 March 1976) is a retired Japanese tennis player, winner of professional tournaments in doubles and singles, and a representative of Japan for the Federation Cup.

Miho Saeki
佐伯美穂
Country (sports) Japan
ResidenceTokyo, Japan
Born (1976-03-18) 18 March 1976 (age 43)
New York City, United States
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro1998
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$600,516
Singles
Career record291–227
Career titles16 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 56 (8 June 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1998, 1999)
French Open3R (1998)
Wimbledon2R (1999)
US Open2R (1998)
Doubles
Career record138–121
Career titles4 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 49 (7 July 1997)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1996)
French Open2R (1997, 1999)
Wimbledon2R (1997, 1998)
US OpenQF (1998)

CareerEdit

Saeki's career began officially in April 1994. As a junior finale she boasts a doubles tournament in the youth edition of the Japan Open. In senior tennis she began mainly outside the main cycle of the WTA Tour, winning a total of 16 singles and 8 doubles titles belonging to the ITF Women's Circuit. She gained four wins in doubles WTA Tour, with her partners - Yuka Yoshida and Naoko Kijimuta. Her career high ranking was at No. 56 in the singles (June 1998) and No. 49 in doubles (July 1997).

In 1998-1999 she appeared in the Japanese team for the Federation Cup (only singles). Defeated, among others well-known Dutch woman Miriam Oremans, and the total balance of the performances is a tie - three wins and three defeats.

WTA career finalsEdit

Legend Singles Doubles
Grand Slam 0–0 0–0
WTA Championships 0–0 0–0
Tier I 0–0 0–0
Tier II 0–0 0–0
Tier III 0–0 2–0
Tier IV & V 0–0 2–0

Doubles: 4 (4 titles)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 10 April 1995 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Yuka Yoshida   Kyoko Nagatsuka
  Ai Sugiyama
6–7, 6–4, 7–6
Winner 2. 14 October 1996 Beijing, China Hard   Naoko Kijimuta   Yuko Hosoki
  Kazue Takuma
7–5, 6–4
Winner 3. 18 November 1996 Pattaya, Thailand Hard   Yuka Yoshida   Tina Križan
  Nana Miyagi
6–2, 6–3
Winner 4. 14 February 2005 Memphis, United States Hard (i)   Yuka Yoshida   Laura Granville
  Abigail Spears
6–3, 6–4

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