Nami Urabe

Nami Urabe (born 29 August 1978) is a Japanese former professional tennis player.

Nami Urabe
Country (sports) Japan
Born (1978-08-29) 29 August 1978 (age 42)
Saitama, Japan
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$30,693
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 399 (4 May 1998)
Doubles
Career titles8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 176 (24 November 1997)

Born in Saitama, Urabe was one of Japan's top players in junior tennis, reaching the girls' doubles final of the 1995 Australian Open with partner Saori Obata.[1] Her best performance on the WTA Tour was a quarter-final appearance in the doubles at the 1995 Japan Open and she won eight doubles titles on the ITF circuit.

ITF finalsEdit

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Doubles: 15 (8–7)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 2 October 1995 Ibaraki, Japan Hard   Trudi Musgrave   Yoshiko Sasano
  Keiko Nagatomi
0–6, 6–7(5)
Winner 1. 23 October 1995 Kyoto, Japan Hard   Trudi Musgrave   Tomoe Hotta
  Eiko Toba
3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 8 January 1996 San Antonio, United States Hard   Saori Obata   Pam Nelson
  Nóra Köves
6–2, 4–6, 1–6
Winner 2. 25 March 1996 Bandung, Indonesia Hard   Saori Obata   Chen Jingjing
  Li Li
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 30 June 1997 Mont-de-Marsan, France Hard   Saori Obata   Katalin Marosi
  Veronica Stele
4–6, 3–6
Winner 3. 15 September 1997 Ibaraki 1, Japan Hard   Surina De Beer   Riei Kawamata
  Yoshiko Sasano
6–2, 6–3
Winner 4. 22 September 1997 Ibaraki 2, Japan Hard   Surina De Beer   Shizu Katsumi
  Kyoko Kojima
6–3, 6–3
Winner 5. 5 October 1997 Kyoto, Japan Carpet   Surina De Beer   Yumiko Kitamura
  Natsumi Yuki
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 10 October 1997 Saga, Japan Grass   Surina De Beer   Danielle Jones
  Saori Obata
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 23 February 1998 Mumbai, India Hard   Yoriko Yamagishi   Chen Jingjing
  Yang Qin
6–7(5), 2–6
Winner 6. 27 September 1999 Kyoto, Japan Carpet   Keiko Ishida   Yuki Fujii
  Yumiko Kitamura
6–1, 6–3
Winner 7. 3 September 2001 Kugayama, Japan Hard   Seiko Okamoto   Melissa Dowse
  Samantha Stosur
6–4, 2–6, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 26 September 2001 Kyoto, Japan Hard   Seiko Okamoto   Melissa Dowse
  Samantha Stosur
3–6, 6–3, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 21 October 2002 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Keiko Taguchi   Haruka Inoue
  Maiko Inoue
1–6, 2–6
Winner 8. 23 September 2003 Hiroshima, Japan Grass   Tomoko Taira   Satomi Kinjo
  Akiko Yonemura
6–3, 6–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Richardson falls to elated Japanese". The Canberra Times. 16 March 1995. p. 19. Retrieved 27 August 2019 – via National Library of Australia.

External linksEdit