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Yurika Sema (瀬間 友里加, born December 25, 1986, in Nerima) is a former Japanese female tennis player.[1] She is the older sister of professional tennis player Erika Sema.

Yurika Sema
瀬間 友里加
Yurika Sema2009.jpg
Country (sports) Japan
ResidenceTokyo, Japan
Born (1986-12-25) December 25, 1986 (age 32)
Tokyo, Japan
Turned pro2003
RetiredNovember 2015
PlaysLeft handed (double handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 315,569
Singles
Career record338–267
Career titles0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 142 (30 November 2009)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2014)
French OpenQ2 (2012)
WimbledonQ3 (2012)
US Open1R (2009)
Doubles
Career record215–179
Career titles0 WTA, 14 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 150 (19 April 2010)
Fed Cup3–1

Yurika Sema whose father is French, and her mother is Japanese, achieved her career-high singles ranking of world No. 142 on 30 November 2009, and career-high doubles ranking of No. 150 on 19 April 2010.[2]

She announced that she played her last tournament at 90th All-Japan Championships in November 2015 before retirement.

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles 16 (3-13)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. September 26, 2004 Hiroshima, Japan Grass   Emily Hewson 1–6, 6–7(6)
Winner 1. October 31, 2004 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Erika Takao 3–6, 7–6(4), 6–1
Runner-up 2. September 3, 2006 Guanzhou, China Hard   Sun Shengnan 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. March 18, 2007 Perth, Australia Hard   Casey Dellacqua 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. October 26, 2008 Port Pirie, Australia Hard   Melanie South 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. November 30, 2008 Perth, Australia Hard   Monika Wejnert 6–7(8), 5–7
Runner-up 6. March 8, 2009 Sydney, Australia Hard   Zhou Yimiao 3–6, 4–6
Winner 2. June 7, 2009 Komoro, Japan Clay   Kurumi Nara 6–3, 1–6, 6–4
Runner-up 7. July 19, 2009 Zwevegem, Belgium Clay   Kirsten Flipkens 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 8. March 7, 2010 Sydney, Australia Hard   Jarmila Gajdošová 3–6, 3–6
Winner 3. March 6, 2011 Sydney, Australia Hard   Rika Fujiwara 6–4, 5–7, 7–6(2)
Runner-up 9. May 29, 2011 Changwon, Korea Hard   Chanel Simmonds 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 10. June 5, 2011 Gimcheon, Korea Hard   Yoo Mi 3–6, 6–3, 1–6
Runner-up 11. October 17, 2011 Seoul, Korea Hard   Hsieh Su-wei 1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 12. March 25, 2013 Bundaberg, Australia Clay   Viktorija Rajicic 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 13. September 14, 2013 Incheon, Korea Hard   Erika Sema 3–6, 4–6

Doubles 27 (14-13)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Runner-up 1. September 29, 2006 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Mari Tanaka   Līga Dekmeijere
  Ayami Takase
6–7(3), 3–6
Runner-up 2. April 14, 2007 Jackson, United States Clay   Junri Namigata   Eva Hrdinová
  Michaela Paštiková
6–7(5), 6–7(3)
Winner 1. October 26, 2007 Traralgon, Australia Hard   Erika Sema   Courtney Nagle
  Robin Stephenson
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 3. May 18, 2008 Kurume, Japan Carpet   Erika Sema   Chang Kai-chen
  Hwang I-hsuan
3–6, 6–2, [6–10]
Winner 2. May 24, 2008 Nagano, Japan Carpet   Erika Sema   Ayaka Maekawa
  Hwang I-hsuan
6–3, 2–6, [10–7]
Winner 3. May 31, 2008 Gunma, Japan Carpet   Erika Sema   Chang Kai-chen
  Hwang I-hsuan
6–4, 2–6, [10–7]
Runner-up 4. September 6, 2008 Tsukuba, Japan Hard   Maki Arai   Chan Chin-wei
  Hwang I-hsuan
0–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. October 17, 2008 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard   Miki Miyamura   Natalie Grandin
  Robin Stephenson
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6. May 30, 2009 Gunma, Japan Carpet   Erika Sema   Hsu Wen-hsin
  Mari Tanaka
3–6, 6–1, [7–10]
Runner-up 7. July 19, 2009 Zwevegem, Belgium Clay   Aurélie Védy   Elena Chalova
  Darija Jurak
1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. August 2, 2009 Bad Saulgau, Germany Clay   Darija Jurak   Hanne Skak Jensen
  Johanna Larsson
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 9. October 9, 2009 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard   Erika Sema   Olivia Rogowska
  Emily Webley-Smith
1–6, 7–5, [7–10]
Winner 4. October 16, 2009 Port Pirie, Australia Hard   Erika Sema   Alenka Hubacek
  Bojana Bobusic
6–1, 7–5, [10–6]
Winner 5. September 19, 2010 Darwin, Australia Hard   Kumiko Iijima   Alenka Hubacek
  Tammi Patterson
6–4, 6–1
Winner 6. September 26, 2010 Alice Springs, Australia Hard   Erika Sema   Alison Bai
  Emelyn Starr
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 10. May 29, 2011 Changwon, Korea Hard   Erika Takao   Chan Hao-ching
  Zheng Saisai
2–6, 6–4, [9–11]
Runner-up 11. June 19, 2011 Balikpapan, Indonesia Hard   Natsumi Hamamura   Kanae Hisami
  Varatchaya Wongteanchai
3–6, 2–6
Winner 7. July 10, 2011 Aschaffenburg, Germany Clay   Pemra Özgen   Hana Birnerová
  Stephanie Vogt
6–4, 7–6(5)
Winner 8. May 7, 2012 Tarakan, Indonesia Hard   Chiaki Okadaue   Huỳnh Phương Đài Trang
  Lee So-ra
6–4, 7–6(4)
Winner 9. July 2, 2012 Middelburg, Netherlands Clay   Junri Namigata   Bernice Van De Velde
  Angelique Van Der Meet
6–3, 6–1
Winner 10. February 18, 2013 Mildura, Australia Grass   Ksenia Lykina   Bojana Bobusic
  Emily Webley-Smith
6–4, 6–2
Winner 11. May 31, 2013 Grado, Italy Clay   Zhou Yimiao   Viktorija Golubic
  Diāna Marcinkēviča
1–6, 7–5, [10–7]
Winner 12. June 7, 2013 Brescia, Italy Clay   Monique Adamczak   Réka-Luca Jani
  Irina Khromacheva
6–4, 7–5
Winner 13. October 6, 2013 Perth, Australia Hard   Erika Sema   Monique Adamczak
  Tammi Patterson
7–5, 6–1
Winner 14. October 27, 2013 Bendigo, Australia Hard   Erika Sema   Monique Adamczak
  Olivia Rogowska
3–6, 6–2, [11–9]
Runner-up 12. 17 February 2014 New Delhi, India Hard   Erika Sema   Nicha Lertpitaksinchai
  Peangtarn Plipuech
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 13. 31 March 2014 Jackson, United States Clay   Erika Sema   Chanel Simmonds
  Maša Zec Peškirič
7–6, 3–6, [5–10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 日本テニス協会公式サイト - プレーヤー:瀬間 友里加 (in Japanese). Archived from the original on February 14, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-02.
  2. ^ "ITF Tennis - Women's Circuit - Player Biography - SEMA, Yurika (JPN)". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2009-03-27.

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