Akemi Nishiya
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Akemi Nishiya
Akemi Nishiya
Full nameAkemi Nishiya-Kinoshita
Country (sports) Japan
Born (1965-03-11) 11 March 1965 (age 56)
Tokyo, Japan
Prize money$105,832
Career record91-116
Highest rankingNo. 112 (10 April 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1988, 1989)
French Open1R (1989)
Wimbledon1R (1989)
Career record64-80
Career titles1 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 61 (23 September 1991)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1988, 1991)
French Open1R (1989)
Wimbledon1R (1989, 1991)
US Open2R (1991)

Akemi Nishiya-Kinoshita (born 11 March 1965) is a former professional tennis player from Japan.


Nishiya, who comes from Tokyo, played collegiate tennis at Pepperdine University in 1984.[1]

As a singles player on the professional tour she reached a highest ranking of 112 in the world. She had a win over Pascale Paradis at the 1988 Australian Open and also competed in the main draws of the French Open and Wimbledon Championships. On the WTA Tour her best singles performance was a quarter-final appearance at the 1988 OTB Open, held in Schenectady.

Her only WTA title came in doubles, partnering Kerry-Anne Guse at the 1991 Volvo San Marino Open.[2] They defeated top seeds Laura Garrone and Mercedes Paz in the final.[3] She was ranked as high as 61 in doubles and appeared in the main draw of all four grand slam tournaments.

Since being married she is known as Akemi Kinoshita and she is now a New York based tennis coach.[4]

WTA Tour finals

Doubles (1-1)

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss April, 1991 Pattaya, Thailand Tier V Hard Japan Rika Hiraki Japan Nana Miyagi
Indonesia Suzanna Wibowo
1-6, 4-6
Win July, 1991 San Marino Tier V Clay Australia Kerry-Anne Guse Italy Laura Garrone
Argentina Mercedes Paz
6-0, 6-3

ITF finals

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (1-1)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 28 July 1985 Columbus, United States Hard United States Marianne Werdel 6-0, 7-6
Runner-up 1. 4 August 1985 Chatham, United States Hard United States Caroline Kuhlman 2-6, 2-6

Doubles (1-2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 15 July 1985 Detroit, United States Clay United States Anne Grousbeck United States Cammy MacGregor
United States Cynthia MacGregor
3-6, 6-2, 2-6
Runner-up 2. 15 September 1985 Hopewell, United States Clay Australia Louise Field United States Diane Farrell
United States Jenni Goodling
6-2, 5-7, 4-6
Winner 1. 11 October 1987 Kofu, Japan Hard Japan Ei Iida Japan Kumiko Okamoto
Japan Naoko Sato
7-5, 6-2


  1. ^ Bowen, Les (24 July 1986). "Minor Leagues Of Pro Tennis For Women Courting Big Time, It's The Computer That Counts". Philadelphia Daily News.
  2. ^ "Seles, Capriati to contest final". The Canberra Times. Australia. 22 July 1991. p. 21. Retrieved 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Scoreboard". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 22 July 1991. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "The West Side Tennis Club - Pro Staff". foresthillstennis.com. Retrieved 2018.

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