Yuka Kaneko

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Yuka Kaneko[1] (née Yuka Yoshida, Japanese: 吉田友佳, born 1 April 1976) is a former professional tennis player from Japan.

Yuka Yoshida
吉田友佳
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Country (sports) Japan
ResidenceYokohama, Japan
Born (1976-01-04) 4 January 1976 (age 44)
Tottori Prefecture, Japan
Height1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)
Turned pro1994
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$669,605
Singles
Career record274–262
Career titles5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 52 (8 September 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1997, 1998)
French Open2R (1997)
Wimbledon2R (1997)
US Open2R (1997)
Doubles
Career record188–174
Career titles3 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 51 (3 May 1999)

In her career, she won three doubles titles on the WTA Tour: 1995 in Tokyo, 1996 in Pattaya, and 2005 in Memphis.

Kaneko also won five singles and seven doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.

Her best Grand Slam performance came in 1998 when she reached the quarterfinals of the doubles tournament of the US Open.

WTA career finalsEdit

Legend Singles Doubles
Grand Slam 0–0 0–0
Tier I 0–0 0–0
Tier II 0–0 0–0
Tier III 0–0 2–1
Tier IV & V 0–1 1–1

Singles: 1 (runner-up)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. 21 April 1997 Danamon Open, Indonesia Clay   Naoko Sawamatsu 3–6, 2–6

Doubles: 5 (3 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 10 April 1995 Japan Open, Tokyo Hard   Miho Saeki   Kyoko Nagatsuka
  Ai Sugiyama
6–7, 6–4, 7–6
Win 2. 18 November 1996 Pattaya Open, Thailand Hard   Miho Saeki   Tina Križan
  Nana Miyagi
6–2, 6–3
Loss 3. 21 April 1997 Danamon Open, Indonesia Hard   Lenka Němečková   Kerry-Anne Guse
  Kristine Radford
4–6, 7–5, 5–7
Loss 4. 8 November 1999 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Clay   Rika Hiraki   Jelena Kostanić
  Tina Pisnik
6–3, 2–6, 4–6
Win 5. 14 February 2005 Memphis Indoors, United States Hard (i)   Miho Saeki   Laura Granville
  Abigail Spears
6–3, 6–4

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 10 (5–5)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 10 October 1993 ITF Ibaraki, Japan Hard (i)   Lisa McShea 3–6, 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 15 March 1996 ITF Rockford, United States Hard   Anna Kournikova 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 20 February 2000 ITF Midland, United States Hard   Nicole Pratt 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 24 September 2000 ITF Kirkland, United States Hard   Brie Rippner 3–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 3 March 2002 ITF Bendigo, Australia Hard   Cindy Watson 6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 6. 3 March 2003 ITF Bendigo Hard   Rachel McQuillan 0–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 20 April 2003 ITF Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Hard   Shiho Hisamatsu 6–3, 5–7, 6–2
Winner 8. 19 October 2003 ITF Haibara, Japan Hard   Seiko Okamoto 6–1, 6–4
Winner 9. 2 November 2003 ITF Beijing, China Hard (i)   Xie Yanze 6–1, 7–6(2)
Runner-up 10. 24 October 2004 ITF Haibara, Japan Carpet   Aiko Nakamura 1–6, 4–6

Doubles: 15 (7–8)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 7 June 1993 ITF Seoul, South Korea Hard   Kazue Takuma   Mimma Chernovita
  Irawati Moerid
5–7, 6–2, 3–6
Winner 2. 5 July 1993 ITF Lohja, Finland Clay   Hiroko Mochizuki   Stephanie Gomperts
  Annemarie Mikkers
6–2, 6–7, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 7 March 1994 ITF Offenbach, Germany Carpet   Hiroko Mochizuki   Sandra Wächtershäuser
  Petra Winzenhöller
6–7, 3–6
Winner 4. 21 August 1994 ITF Fayetteville, United States Hard   Ai Sugiyama   Andrea Leand
  Eleni Rossides
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 5. 6 August 1995 ITF Austin, United States Hard   Naoko Kijimuta   Shannan McCarthy
  Julie Steven
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 21 March 1999 ITF Noda, Japan Hard   Shinobu Asagoe   Cho Yoon-jeong
  Park Sung-hee
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 24 October 1999 ITF Nashville, United States Hard   Shinobu Asagoe   Nicole Arendt
  Katie Schlukebir
1–6, 6–7
Winner 8. 3 April 2000 ITF West Palm Beach, United States Clay   Rika Hiraki   Erika deLone
  Nicole Pratt
1–6, 6–0, 7–6(5)
Winner 9. 7 May 2000 ITF Gifu, Japan Hard   Shinobu Asagoe   Nannie de Villiers
  Surina De Beer
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 10. 8 July 2001 Los Gatos, United States Hard   Ryoko Takemura   Dawn Buth
  Vanessa Webb
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 11. 30 June 2002 ITF Edmond, United States Hard   Satomi Kinjo   Lauren Kalvaria
  Gabriela Lastra
1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 12. 7 July 2002 ITF Los Gatos, United States Hard   Ryoko Takemura   Teryn Ashley
  Vanessa Webb
3–6, 4–6
Winner 13. 14 July 2002 ITF College Park, United States Hard   Miho Saeki   Teryn Ashley
  Jennifer Russell
7–5, 6–1
Winner 14. 20 October 2002 ITF Haibara, Japan Carpet   Remi Tezuka   Haruka Inoue
  Maiko Inoue
6–0, 6–2
Winner 15. 6 July 2003 ITF Los Gatos, United States Hard   Shiho Hisamatsu   Tanner Cochran
  Shenay Perry
6–4, 3–6, 6–2

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