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Akiko Morigami
Akiko Morigami
Akiko Morigami 2007 Australian Open womens doubles R1.jpg
At the 2007 Australian Open
Country (sports) Japan
ResidenceTokyo, Japan
Born (1980-01-12) 12 January 1980 (age 41)
Osaka, Japan
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned proJanuary 1998
Retired2009
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,177,175
Singles
Career record286-243
Career titles1 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 41 (15 August 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2003, 2004, 2007, 2008)
French Open3R (2005)
Wimbledon3R (2003, 2007)
US Open2R (2004)
Doubles
Career record60-95
Career titles1 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 59 (30 July 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2004, 2007, 2008)
French Open3R (2007)
Wimbledon2R (2005, 2007)
US Open3R (2006, 2007)
Team competitions
Fed Cup18-5

Akiko Morigami ( , Morigami Akiko, born January 12, 1980) is a Japanese former professional tennis player.

She turned professional in 1998. On 15 August 2005, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 41.

Morigami won one singles title in her career, defeating top-seeded Marion Bartoli in 2007 in the final of the Prague Open. She reached two other singles finals, both in Cincinnati (falling to Patty Schnyder in 2005, and losing to Anna Chakvetadze in 2007). At the 2006 French Open, she upset then-world No. 3, Nadia Petrova, in the first round.

Morigami retired after the 2009 Japan Open in Osaka. In the first round, she defeated qualifier Anastasia Rodionova in three sets, and in the second round, she lost to the eventual champion Samantha Stosur, 1-6, 2-6. This was her last match on the professional tour.

WTA career finals

Legend
Tier I
Tier II
Tier III
Tier IV

Singles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)

Result Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 24 July 2005 Cincinnati Masters, United States Hard Switzerland Patty Schnyder 4-6, 0-6
Win 7 May 2007 Prague Open, Czech Republic Clay France Marion Bartoli 6-1, 6-3
Loss 22 July 2007 Cincinnati Masters, United States Hard Russia Anna Chakvetadze 1-6, 3-6

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Result Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 16 February 2003 Memphis Indoors,
United States
Hard (i) Japan Saori Obata Russia Alina Jidkova
Australia Bryanne Stewart
6-1, 6-1
Loss 24 February 2007 Memphis Indoors,
United States
Hard (i) Australia Jarmila Gajdo?ová Australia Nicole Pratt
Australia Bryanne Stewart
5-7, 6-4, [5-10]

ITF Circuit finals

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

Singles: 11 (7-4)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 13 October 1996 ITF Kugayama, Japan Hard Japan Shinobu Asagoe 1-6, 6-3, 1-6
Runner-up 2. 30 August 1999 ITF Kuroshio, Japan Hard Australia Kerry-Anne Guse 4-6, 3-6
Winner 1. 12 March 2000 ITF Warrnambool, Australia Grass Australia Mireille Dittmann 6-4, 5-7, 6-1
Winner 2. 26 March 2000 ITF Wodonga, Australia Grass South Africa Mareze Joubert 6-1, 6-1
Winner 3. 14 October 2001 ITF Saga, Japan Grass Japan Nana Miyagi 6-4, 7-5
Winner 4. 28 October 2001 ITF Home Hill, Australia Hard Australia Mireille Dittmann 0-6, 6-4, 6-1
Winner 5. 27 April 2003 ITF Dothan, United States Clay Venezuela Milagros Sequera 6-3, 6-4
Winner 6. 6 June 2004 ITF Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass Russia Anna Chakvetadze 6-4, 1-6, 6-1
Runner-up 3. 22 February 2005 ITF Saint Paul, United States Hard (i) United States Laura Granville 2-6, 7-6, 2-6
Runner-up 4 7 February 2007 ITF Las Vegas, United States Hard Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 3-6, 2-6
Winner 7. 4 November 2007 ITF Taoyuan, Taiwan Hard Belgium Yanina Wickmayer 6-4, 7-6(7-5)

Doubles: 3 (3-0)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 11 June 2001 ITF Tallinn, Estonia Clay Japan Miho Saeki Russia Natalia Egorova
Russia Ekaterina Sysoeva
6-2, 7-6(7)
Winner 2. 26 May 2002 ITF Tallinn, Estonia Clay Japan Saori Obata United States Teryn Ashley
United States Kristen Schlukebir
7-5, 7-6(2)
Winner 3. 9 June 2006 ITF Prost?jov, Czech Republic Clay Australia Jarmila Wolfe Latvia L?ga Dekmeijere
Poland Alicja Rosolska
6-3, 7-6(3)

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