Naoko Sato

Naoko Sato (佐藤 直子, Satō Naoko, born 2 January 1955 [1]) is a retired Japanese female professional tennis player.

Naoko Sato
Country (sports) Japan
Born (1955-01-02) 2 January 1955 (age 65)
Tokyo, Japan
Prize money$31,279
Career record19–42
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 214 (4 July 1983)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1977)
French Open2R (1981)
Wimbledon2R (1976)
US Open1R (1981)
Career record47–49
Highest rankingNo. 120 (1 February 1988)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1978)
French OpenQF (1981, 1984)
Wimbledon3R (1981)
US Open2R (1976, 1978)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon2R (1981, 1985)


Naoko Sato best results came in the doubles. She reached final of 1978 Australian Open with Pam Whytcross which they lost to Betsy Nagelsen and Renáta Tomanová in straight sets.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1978 Australian Open Hard   Pam Whytcross   Betsy Nagelsen
  Renáta Tomanová
5–7, 2–6


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