Tamarine Tanasugarn

Police Lieutenant Tamarine Tanasugarn (Thai: แทมมารีน ธนสุกาญจน์, Thæmmārīn Thans̄ukāỵcn̒, [tʰɛːmmāːrīːn tʰánásùkāːn]; born 24 May 1977) is a Thai professional tennis player. Born in Los Angeles, United States she turned professional in 1994, and has been in the top 20 in both singles and doubles.

Tamarine Tanasugarn
แทมมารีน ธนสุกาญจน์
Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) US Open.jpg
Tanasugarn at the 2011 US Open
Country (sports) Thailand
Born (1977-05-24) 24 May 1977 (age 43)
Los Angeles, USA
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro1994
Retired2016 (singles)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$3,488,278
Career record563–436
Career titles4 WTA, 14 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 19 (13 May 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1998)
French Open3R (2002)
WimbledonQF (2008)
US Open4R (2003)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2000)
Career record292–260
Career titles8 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 15 (13 September 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2000)
French Open3R (2012)
WimbledonSF (2011)
US OpenQF (2004)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic GamesQF (1996, 2000)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon2R (2009)
Team competitions
Fed Cup50–26
Hopman CupF (2000)
Tamarine Tanasugarn
Military service
Allegiance Thailand
Branch/service Royal Thai Police
RankRTP OF-1b (Police Lieutenant).svg Police Lieutenant[1][2]
Tamarine Tanasugarn, 2012

Tanasugarn's highest WTA ranking was No. 19, achieved on 13 May 2002, which is the highest ranking ever achieved for a Thai female player. She has won four singles and eight doubles titles. She was briefly a doubles partner with Maria Sharapova, with whom she won two titles in 2003. Her career-high doubles ranking was No. 15, which she achieved on 13 September 2004. With Liezel Huber, she reached the 2004 US Open doubles quarterfinals, and at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships, she reached the women's doubles semifinal with Marina Erakovic. Her biggest success came in 2008, when she reached the singles quarterfinals at Wimbledon.

In her career, Tanasugarn has defeated former and current No. 1 players, including Amélie Mauresmo, Jennifer Capriati, Jelena Janković, Dinara Safina and Simona Halep. She has also beaten Australian Open and French Open champion Mary Pierce.

Tanasugarn has been regarded as a grass-court specialist; she won most matches on the surface including two grass-court International titles.[3] Tanasugarn at some point held the record of the most singles matches won on grass court among WTA active players. As of 8 July 2013, she was second (with 84 wins) among active players, and 12th on the all-time list.[4]

Tanasugarn has also been a regular competitor for the Thailand Fed Cup team, helping the team join the World Group II in 2005 and 2006, after beating Australia and Croatia in their play-off matches.

She received a law degree from Bangkok University in 2000.[5]

Playing styleEdit

Tanasugarn produces her best game and strategy when she performs on grass.[4][6] She is also known for her accurate flat ground strokes and a heavy slice serve for which are particularly effective on grass, Venus Williams has given an interview regarding Tanasugarn's game after their quarterfinal match in 2008 Wimbledon Championships "I think her game is really suited for the grass. Her serve is a slice that turns into you and it stays low. Her shots are really, really low to the ground. A lot of time I think I was battling just to stay down on the shots, and I felt good when I got one up in my strike zone".[7] Kim Clijsters has once described Tanasugarn as a "tricky player".[8] Tanasugarn's weakness has always been her serve.[9]

Tanasugarn was coached by her best friend, Andreea Ehritt-Vanc until her retirement.



During her junior career, her expenses were provided by her father, Virachai Tanasugarn, a lawyer who was once a Thai basketball player and who inspired Tanasugarn to become a professional tennis player. At 17, she reached the Junior Grand Slam final at Wimbledon in 1995 with a win over Anna Kournikova in the semifinal, but lost to Poland's Aleksandra Olsza, 5–7, 6–7 in the final.[10]


Tanasugarn turned pro in 1994, but made her WTA debut in the 1993 Pattaya Women's Open, in which she lost to Australian Rennae Stubbs, 4–6, 6–7(3–7). The following year, she made the second round in the same tournament by beating world No. 44, Marianne Werdel Witmeyer in the first round, 1–6, 7–5, 7–5. In 1995, Tanasugarn started participating in Grand Slams, but did not make it beyond the qualifying rounds.[11] In 1996, Tanasugarn played her first WTA final at the Pattaya Women's Open, in which she lost to Ruxandra Dragomir, 6–7, 4–6. In 1997, she reached the third round of the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, beating Chanda Rubin in the first round. She reached a semifinal at Hobart and ended the year with a No. 46 ranking.[11]

1998, Tanasugarn reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam in the Australian Open by defeating the reigning French Open Champion and world No. 6 Iva Majoli, 6–0, 6–2, in the third round. Tanasugarn also made her second fourth round of the year at Wimbledon, where she eventually lost to Martina Hingis. In 1999, she reached the fourth round at Wimbledon for a second time by defeating Frenchwoman Sandrine Testud, 6–2, 1–6, 6–3, in the third round. Tanasugarn ended the year ranked No. 72.[11]


Tanasugarn partnered with Paradorn Srichaphan at the Hopman Cup in 2000. Tanasugarn beat Jelena Dokić of Australia, Barbara Schett of Austria, Ai Sugiyama of Japan, and Henrieta Nagyová of Slovakia. However, Tanasugarn lost in the women's singles final to Amanda Coetzer of South Africa, 6–3, 4–6, 4–6, having led 6–3, 3–0. In the men's singles final Paradorn Srichaphan lost to Wayne Ferreira, 6–7, 3–6. This result made them the first Asian team to reach the finals at the Hopman Cup. Tanasugarn reached her second WTA final at Birmingham with a win over Julie Halard-Decugis, but lost to Lisa Raymond. She also lost in the fourth round at Wimbledon to Serena Williams. Tanasugarn reached three semifinals at the Japan Open Tennis Championships, Kuala Lampur, and Shanghai. She represented Thailand in the 2000 Summer Olympics, but was defeated by Venus Williams. Her year-end ranking was No. 29, her first time in the top 30.[11]

In 2001 Tanasugarn had her second and third top-ten wins against Nathalie Tauziat at Eastbourne and Amélie Mauresmo at Wimbledon and reached her third career final at Japan Open Tennis Championships, losing to Monica Seles, 3–6, 2–6. At the end of the season Tanasugarn was ranked in the top 30.

In 2002 Tanasugarn achieved her best ranking by reaching the fourth and fifth major finals at Canberra, losing to Isarael's Anna Smashnova, and at Doha, losing to Monica Seles, and the quarterfinals at the Toray Pan Pacific Open. On 13 May, Tanasugarn was ranked No. 19 in the world, her best career ranking to date. Tanasugarn ended the year ranked No. 28.

In 2003, Tanasugarn won her first tour major in Hyderabad, where she beat Maria Kirilenko in the quarterfinals, the Flavia Pennetta in the semifinals, and Iroda Tulyaganova from Uzbekistan in the final, 6–4, 6–4. Tanasugarn reached her second Tier I quarterfinal in the Toray Pan Pacific Open, beating Silvia Farina Elia, but lost to Lindsay Davenport in two sets. Tanasugarn suffered her earliest exit at Wimbledon since she turned pro, losing to Akiko Morigami in the first round. Tanasugarn reached the fourth round at the US Open for the first time, beating Rita Grande, Patty Schnyder, and ninth seed Daniela Hantuchová. She lost to Amélie Mauresmo in two sets in the following round. Tanasugarn was ranked No. 34 at the end of the year.

In 2004, Tanasugarn reached her sixth fourth round at Wimbledon, although she lost to Ai Sugiyama in two sets. Tanasugarn was also a semifinalist in the Japan Open Tennis Championships, losing to Maria Sharapova.


Tanasugarn had to deal with multiple injuries, which affected most of her year in 2005. Her ranking dropped out of the top 100, and she played in Challenger-level tournaments to collect points.

In 2006, she once mentioned retiring from tennis, but, after she qualified to play in the main draw of Wimbledon and reached the third round, she decided to give it another shot. Tanasugarn reached her home country tournament final again in the Bangkok Open, facing Vania King, and was two games away from taking the title. Leading in the final set 4–2, King fought back to win the match. Despite losing the match, Tanasugarn regained some confidence to get back to the tour. She finished that year ranked No. 75.

Unfortunately Tanasugarn still struggled with injuries in 2007 and had to play in many Challengers, ending the season ranked No. 124.


Tanasugarn made a successful comeback in 2008. She decided to skip the clay-court season due to her difficulty playing on that surface and chose to play in hard-court Challengers she thought were more like grass. Tanasugarn won the singles title at the Kangaroo Cup in Gifu, defeating former world No. 4, Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan.

In the grass-court season, Tanasugarn beat the Austrian Tamira Paszek in Birmingham, but lost to Bethanie Mattek in the fourth round. A week later, Tanasugarn stunned many tennis fans at the Ordina Open when, ranked No. 85, she beat Kateryna Bondarenko, Ashley Harkleroad, Michaëlla Krajicek, and Alona Bondarenko to reach her eighth major final, beating the French Open runner-up Dinara Safina in two sets. She reached her seventh fourth round at Wimbledon, beating Petra Cetkovská, Vera Zvonareva and Marina Erakovic en route, and surprised the world No. 3, Jelena Janković with a two-set defeat in the fourth round. Despite making her Grand Slam quarterfinal debut, she lost to the eventual champion Venus Williams, 4–6, 3–6. Tanasugarn became the first Thai player to make a Grand Slam quarterfinal. She ended 2008 ranked No. 35, her best ranking in four years.

Shvedova and Tanasugarn in 2009 Pattaya Open doubles final match

Tanasugarn was seeded 32nd in the 2009 Australian, Open, but lost early to María José Martínez Sánchez, 5–7, 3–6. She played in the Fed Cup for Thailand, losing to Samantha Stosur, 6–4, 5–7, 0–6, leaving Thailand in third place in the Asia/Oceania group, after Australia and New Zealand. Tanasugarn lost to Sania Mirza in straight sets in the quarterfinals of the Pattaya Women's Open. In doubles, she partnered Yaroslava Shvedova, and the team, seeded second, got into the final and won the match, beating Yuliya Beygelzimer and Vitalia Diatchenko, 6–3, 6–2.

At the French Open, Tanasugarn defeated Camille Pin, 6–3, 5–7, 7–5, in the first round. In the second round, she was beaten by eighth seed, and defending champion, Ana Ivanovic, 1–6, 2–6.

Tamarine Tanasugarn serving to Dinara Safina in their semifinal match at the Ordina Open

Tanasugarn started playing on grass courts at the Aegon Classic. In the first round, she defeated Julie Coin in straight sets, 7–6, 6–1. In the second round, Tanasugarn spent 2 hours 23 minutes on court, eventually losing to home favourite Naomi Cavaday in three sets, 6–7, 6–2, 4–6. In 's-Hertogenbosch. As defending champion, Tanasugarn defeated Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová and seventh seeded Iveta Benešová to reach the quarterfinals. There, she recovered from a set down to defeat third seeded Flavia Pennetta, 2–6, 6–3, 6–3. In the semifinals, Tanasugarn defeated Dinara Safina in straight sets, 7–5, 7–5. It was Tanasugarn's first career win over a reigning world No. 1. In the final, she beat Yanina Wickmayer, 6–3, 7–5, to successfully defend her title.[12]

At Wimbledon Tanasugarn had an arm injury and lost to Arantxa Parra Santonja in the first round, 4–6, 4–6. Tanasugarn played the mixed-doubles event for the first time, partnering with Rogier Wassen, but she scratched[clarification needed] in the second round because of her injury.

Tanasugarn came back after her arm injury at the 2009 US Open, but lost to Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia in the first round, 3–6, 5–7.


Tanasugarn started the year by playing at the Australian Open. She won her first Grand Slam first-round match in five years, with a 6–1, 7–6 victory over Sesil Karatantcheva, but lost to Kim Clijsters in the second round, 3–6, 3–6.[13] At the Pattaya Open, Tanasugarn worked her way past Alla Kudryavtseva, 6–1, 6–1, second seed Sabine Lisicki, 6–3, 3–6, 7–5, Anna Chakvetadze, 6–1, 6–4, and Sesil Karatantcheva, 6–2, 6–0. She finally lost to top seed and defending champion, Vera Zvonareva in a dramatic final, 4–6, 4–6.

Tanasugarn and her New Zealand partner Marina Erakovic won the Pattaya Open doubles title, beating Anna Chakvetadze and Ksenia Pervak, 7–5, 6–1, giving Tanasugarn a successful defence of her homeland doubles title. Tanasugarn's next scheduled tournament was the Malaysian Open, where she lost to seventh seed Magdaléna Rybáriková in the first round, 5–7, 3–6. At the American fortnight tours, she entered the main draw in Indian Wells as a lucky loser and advanced into the second round, before losing to 19th seed Aravane Rezaï. In Miami, she lost to Pauline Parmentier in the final qualifying round. She also played several ITF tournaments in April, reaching the finals in Johannesburg.

After the middle of April, Tanasugarn did not play any tournaments and withdrew in Strasbourg due to an elbow injury. At Roland Garros, she lost to Daniela Hantuchová in the first round. Tanasugarn began playing her favourite surface, grass, at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, surviving into the second round against Sania Mirza, 4–6, 7–5, 6–1, after Mirza failed to serve out the match at 5–4 and 30–0. She lost to Yanina Wickmayer in the next round, 4–6, 4–6. She then competed at the UNICEF Open in 's-Hertogenbosch, but was defeated in the first round. Tanasugarn suffered a first-round loss at Wimbledon and missed the US Open due to injuries. She won her fourth WTA title at Osaka, defeating Marion Bartoli en route and Kimiko Date-Krumm in the final.[14]

Despite losing in qualifying stages of 2011 Wimbledon with her partner Marina Erakovic, the doubles team received a lucky loser berth into the main draw and advanced to the semifinals with a 4–6, 7–6, 13–11 victory over third seeds Lisa Raymond and Liezel Huber. It was the first time that Tanasugarn (as well as Erakovic) had advanced to the semifinals of a Grand Slam event in any capacity.

In late March 2015, Tanasugarn defeated Sofia Shapatava in the first qualifying round of the 2015 Open GDF Suez Seine-et-Marne; this would be the final singles win of her professional career. In late April 2015, Tanasugarn lost to Kristýna Plíšková in the first round of the 2015 Kangaroo Cup; this would turn out to be the final singles match of her career.

2016–present: retirementEdit

She announced her retirement from professional tennis in June 2016.[15]

Tanasugarn regularly plays doubles in small ITF tournaments around Thailand and nearby areas, most recently winning the finals of the $25K tournament in Hua Hin in November 2019, partnering Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 11 (4–7)Edit

Winner – Legend (pre/post 2010)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (4–7)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 18 November 1996 Pattaya Women's Open, Pattaya City Hard   Ruxandra Dragomir 6–7(4–7), 4–6
Runner-up 2. 12 June 2000 DFS Classic, Birmingham Grass   Lisa Raymond 2–6, 7–6(9–7), 4–6
Runner-up 3. 1 October 2001 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo Hard   Monica Seles 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 7 January 2002 Richard Luton Properties Canberra International Hard   Anna Smashnova 5–7, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 5. 11 February 2002 Qatar Total Open, Doha Hard   Monica Seles 6–7(6–8), 3–6
Winner 1. 9 February 2003 AP Tourism Hyderabad Open Hard   Iroda Tulyaganova 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 9 October 2006 PTT Bangkok Open Hard   Vania King 6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 21 June 2008 Ordina Open, 's-Hertogenbosch Grass   Dinara Safina 7–5, 6–3
Winner 3. 20 June 2009 Ordina Open, 's-Hertogenbosch Grass   Yanina Wickmayer 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 7. 14 February 2010 PTT Pattaya Open, Pattaya City Hard   Vera Zvonareva 4–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 17 October 2010 HP Open, Osaka Hard   Kimiko Date-Krumm 7–5, 6–7(4–7), 6–1

Doubles: 16 (8–8)Edit

Winner – Legend (pre/post 2010)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–1)
Tier II / Premier (0–2)
Tier III, IV & V / International (8–5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 11 January 1998 ASB Classic, Auckland Hard   Nana Miyagi   Julie Halard-Decugis
  Janette Husárová
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 1. 16 August 1998 LA Women's Tennis Championships, Los Angeles Hard   Elena Tatarkova   Martina Hingis
  Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 27 February 2000 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, Oklahoma City Hard (i)   Elena Tatarkova   Kimberly Po-Messerli
  Corina Morariu
6–4, 4–6, 6–2
Winner 2. 22 October 2000 China Open, Shanghai Hard   Lilia Osterloh   Rita Grande
  Meghann Shaughnessy
7–5, 6–1
Winner 3. 24 September 2001 Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic, Bali Hard   Evie Dominikovic   Janet Lee
  Wynne Prakusya
7–6(7–1), 6–4
Runner-up 3. 14 October 2001 China Open, Shanghai Hard   Evie Dominikovic   Lenka Němečková
  Liezel Huber
6–0, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 21 September 2003 China Open, Shanghai Hard   Ai Sugiyama   Émilie Loit
  Nicole Pratt
6–3, 6–3
Winner 4. 5 October 2003 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo Hard   Maria Sharapova   Ansley Cargill
  Ashley Harkleroad
7–6(7–1), 6–0
Winner 5. 26 October 2003 Fortis Championships Luxembourg, Luxembourg City Hard (i)   Maria Sharapova   Elena Tatarkova
  Marlene Weingärtner
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 8 August 2004 Rogers Cup, Montreal Hard   Liezel Huber   Ai Sugiyama
  Shinobu Asagoe
6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 2 November 2008 Bell Challenge, Quebec City Hard (i)   Jill Craybas   Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Vania King
7–6(7–3), 6–4
Winner 6. 15 February 2009 Pattaya Women's Open, Pattaya City Hard   Yaroslava Shvedova   Yulia Beygelzimer
  Vitalia Diatchenko
6–3, 6–2
Winner 7. 14 February 2010 PTT Pattaya Open, Pattaya City Hard   Marina Erakovic   Anna Chakvetadze
  Ksenia Pervak
7–5, 6–1
Winner 8. 22 September 2012 Guangzhou International Women's Open Hard   Zhang Shuai   Jarmila Gajdošová
  Monica Niculescu
2–6, 6–2, [10–8]
Runner-up 7. 7 April 2013 Monterrey Open, Mexico Hard   Eva Birnerová   Tímea Babos
  Kimiko Date-Krumm
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 15 February 2015 PTT Thailand Open, Pattaya City Hard   Shuko Aoyama   Chan Hao-ching
  Chan Yung-jan
6–2, 4–6, [3–10]

ITF FinalsEdit

Singles (15–9)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 / $80,000 tournaments
$50,000 / $60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 / $15,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 10 August 1992   Taipei, Chinese Taipei Hard   Park Sung-hee 3-6 1-6
Winner 2. 6 December 1993   Manila, Philippines Hard   Choi Ju-yeon 6-2 6-3
Winner 3. 4 March 1996   Warrnambool, Australia Grass   Jane Taylor 6-4 6-1
Runner-up 4. 11 March 1996   Canberra, Australia Grass   Kristine Kunce 4-6 0-6
Winner 5. 18 March 1996   Wodonga, Australia Grass   Kristine Kunce 4-6 6-4 7-6(5)
Runner-up 6. 25 March 1996   New South Wales, Australia Grass   Kristine Kunce 2-6 1-6
Runner-up 7. 5 August 1996   Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Ludmila Varmužová 2-6 4-6
Winner 8. 28 October 1996   Saga, Japan Grass   Kazue Takuma 6-4 6-1
Winner 9. 7 June 1997   Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass   Aleksandra Olsza 5–7 7–6 5–0 ret.
Winner 10. 24 May 1999   Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass   Surina De Beer 6-4 5-7 6-2
Runner-up 11. 3 October 1999   Seoul, South Korea Hard   Iroda Tulyaganova 0-6 2-6
Winner 12. 4 October 1996   Saga, Japan Grass   Vanessa Webb 6-3 6-3
Winner 13. 1 May 2000   Gifu, Japan Grass   Shinobu Asagoe 7-5 6-4
Runner-up 14. 5 June 2000   Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass   Louise Latimer 5-7 3-6
Winner 15. 5 November 2005   Shenzen, China Hard   Miho Saeki 6-2 6-4
Winner 16. 5 November 2006   Shanghai, China Hard   Akgul Amanmuradova 6–3 6–3
Runner-up 17. 26 November 2007   Xiamen, China Hard   Latisha Chan 6-2 2-6 1-6
Winner 18. 4 May 2008   Gifu, Japan Carpet   Kimiko Date 4-6 7-5 6-2
Runner-up 19. 11 May 2008   Fukuoka, Japan Carpet   Tomoko Yonemura 1–6 6–2 6–7(8–10)
Runner-up 20. 18 April 2010   Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Nina Bratchikova 5–7 6–7(7–9)
Winner 21. 12 September 2010   Noto, Japan Carpet   Nudnida Luangnam 7-5 6-2
Winner 22. 2 May 2011   Fukuoka, Japan Carpet   Latisha Chan 6-4 5-7 7-5
Winner 23. 22 November 2011   Toyota, Japan Carpet (i)   Kimiko Date 6-2 7-5
Winner 24. 7 September 2014   Noto, Japan Carpet   Lee Ya-hsuan 6-0 6-4

Doubles (8–9)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1 February 1993   Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Hard   Sandy Sureephong   Suzanna Wibowo
  Romana Tedjakusuma
3–6 1–6
Runner-up 2. 19 September 1994   Hat Yai, Thailand Hard   Sasitorn Tangthienkul   Suvimol Duangchan
  Pimpisamai Kansuthi
3-6 5-7
Winner 3. 18 September 1995   Samut Prakan, Thailand Hard   Benjamas Sangaram   Agustine Limanto
  Maria Widyadharma
7-5 1-6 6-4
Winner 4. 28 October 1996   Saga, Japan Grass   Danielle Jones   Hiroko Mochizuki
  Yuka Tanaka
6-2 6-3
Runner-up 5. 3 October 1999   Seoul, South Korea Hard   Park Sung-hee   Catherine Barclay
  Kim Eun-ha
6-4 4-6 2-6
Winner 6. 23 May 2006   Beijing, China Hard (i)   Chuang Chia-jung   Nina Bratchikova
  Līga Dekmeijere
4-6 6-2 6-3
Runner-up 7. 5 June 2006   Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass   Hsieh Su-wei   Casey Dellacqua
  Trudi Musgrave
3–6 3–6
Winner 8. 28 November 2009   Toyota, Japan Carpet   Marina Erakovic   Akari Inoue
  Akiko Yonemura
6–1 6–4
Winner 9. 2 April 2010   Monzón, Spain Hard   Alexandra Dulgheru   Yayuk Basuki
  Riza Zalameda
6–2 6–0
Runner-up 10. 16 April 2010   Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Marina Erakovic   Vitalia Diatchenko
  Eirini Georgatou
3–6 7–5 [14–16]
Winner 11. 6 September 2010   Noto, Japan Carpet   Rika Fujiwara   Shuko Aoyama
  Akari Inoue
6–3 6–3
Winner 12. 9 October 2010   Tokyo, Japan Hard   Jill Craybas   Urszula Radwańska
  Olga Savchuk
6-3 6-1
Runner-up 13. 15 May 2011   Kurume, Japan Grass   Rika Fujiwara   Ayumi Oka
  Akiko Yonemura
3–6 7–5 [8–10]
Runner-up 14. 11 July 2014   Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Luksika Kumkhum   Varatchaya Wongteanchai
  Varunya Wongteanchai
3–6 6–4 [8–10]
Runner-up 15. 12 October 2019   Hua Hin, Thailand Hard   Kang Jiaqi   Patcharin Cheapchandej
  Punnin Kovapitukted
3–6 4–6
Runner-up 16. 9 November 2019   Hua Hin, Thailand Hard   Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove   Georgia Craciun
  Eva Guerrero Alvarez
2–6, 5–7
Winner 17. 16 November 2019   Hua Hin, Thailand Hard   Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove   Ng Kwan-yau
  Zheng Saisai
6–2, 7–6 (7–5)

Singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A LQ LQ 3R 4R 1R 3R 3R 3R 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R LQ 15–16
French Open A LQ A 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R A 2R 1R 2R 1R A 1R A 6–14
Wimbledon A LQ A 3R 4R 4R 4R 4R 4R 1R 4R 2R 3R 1R QF 1R 1R 2R 1R LQ 28–16
US Open A LQ A 3R 1R 2R 3R 1R 2R 4R 1R 1R LQ 1R 1R 1R A 1R LQ A 9–13
Win–Loss 0–0 0–4 0–2 7–4 6–4 4–4 8–4 5–4 8–4 5–4 3–4 2–4 2–2 1–4 4–4 1–1 1–3 1–3 0–3 0–0 58–59
Year-end championship
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held 2R Not Held 1R Not Held 1R Not Held A NH 1–3
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells A A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 3R 3R 3R 1R 1R LQ 2R A 1R 2R A A A 9–12
Miami A 3R A 2R 3R 1R 2R 4R 3R 3R 2R 1R A 1R 1R 2R A A A A 15–13
Madrid Not Held 1R A A A A 0–1
Beijing Not Held Not Tier I A A A A A 0–0
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai Not Tier I A A A A A 0–0
Rome A A A 1R A A A A 1R A A A A LQ A A A A A A 0–2
Cincinnati Not Held Not Tier I A A LQ A A 0–0
Canada A A A 2R 1R A 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R A A A 2R A A A LQ A 5–8
Tokyo A A A 2R 1R A 1R A QF QF 1R A LQ LQ LQ A A 2R A A 6–7
Career statistics
Tournaments played 12 12 16 26 23 21 27 22 26 24 26 24 27 24 22 17 17 21 9 1
Finals reached 0 0 7 1 0 3 2 1 2 1 0 1 2 1 3 1 4 2 0 0
Titles 0 0 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 0 0
Year-end ranking 249 209 79 46 37 72 29 29 28 34 66 132 75 124 35 111 58 122 154 240

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 5–15
French Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 6–13
Wimbledon 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R SF 3R 3R 15–15
US Open 2R 2R 1R QF 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 7–9
Win–Loss 1–1 1–4 2–4 0–3 2–4 0–0 2–2 0–1 6–4 0–3 1–1 3–4 2–4 1–3 0–3 4–3 5–4 3–3 33–52


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