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Junri Namigata

Junri Namigata
Junri Namigata 1, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Namigata competing in the first round of the 2015 Wimbledon qualifying
Native name?
Country (sports) Japan
ResidenceSaitama, Japan
Born (1982-07-05) 5 July 1982 (age 37)
Koshigaya Japan
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2005
PlaysRight (double-handed backhand)
CollegeWaseda University
CoachToshihisa Tsuchihashi[1]
Prize money$597,152
Singles
Career record449-354
Career titles0 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 105 (28 February 2011)
Current rankingNo. 329 (15 July 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2011)
French Open1R (2011)
WimbledonQ3 (2010, 2011)
US OpenQ3 (2006, 2010)
Doubles
Career record289-190
Career titles1 WTA 125K, 25 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 101 (25 May 2015)
Current rankingNo. 317 (24 June 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2017)
Wimbledon1R (2008)
Team competitions
Fed Cup5-0
Last updated on: 26 June 2019.

Junri Namigata ( , Namigata Junri, born 5 July 1982) is a Japanese professional tennis player. Her career-high WTA singles ranking is 105, which she reached in February 2011.[2] Her career-high doubles ranking is 101, which she reached in May 2015.[2]

Early life and amateur career

Namigata was born in Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture and started playing tennis when she was six years old. She completed elementary school at a school in Koshigaya and won a regional tournament when in the third grade.[3] She attended Fujimura Girls' Junior High School and Horikoshi High School in Tokyo.[1] In September 1997, when still in junior high school, she made her first appearance in an ITF doubles tournament.[4] When she was in her first year of high school[3] she reached the round of 16 at the All Japan Tennis Championship[5] and won the All Japan Junior Championship title in her final year of high school.[3] She enrolled in the School of Social Sciences at Waseda University and in 2001 won the intercollegiate doubles title, was runner-up in the singles title, and was a member of the Waseda team that took out the team event.[3] In 2004, she won the intercollegiate singles title[3] and also won her first ITF doubles titles in October.[4]

Professional career

Namigata turned professional in August 2005.[1] after graduating from Waseda in April of the same year. Her goal was to finish her first year as a professional ranked in the top 200;[3] she finished 2006 ranked 162 in singles.[2] The first of her six singles titles came in July 2007.

In July 2014 Namigata won her first WTA event, the doubles tournament of the inaugural Jiangxi International Women's Tennis Open, partnering with China's Chuang Chia-Jung.[6] 2014 was the most successful year of her career thus far, winning three ITF doubles titles and her first singles title since 2010.[2] She finished the year ranked 196 in singles and 145 in doubles, returning to the top 200 in each category for the first time since 2011.[2]

Grand Slam appearances

In singles, Namigata has qualified for two Grand Slam tournaments so far. At the 2011 Australian Open, she lost to Canadian Rebecca Marino in the first round.[7] Later in the same year, she lost in the first round of the French Open to Aleksandra Wozniak.[8]

In doubles, she qualified for the 2008 Wimbledon tournament with fellow Japanese player Ayumi Morita, losing in the first round to Ekaterina Makarova and Selima Sfar.[4] In January 2017, Namigata and Chan Chin-wei received wild-card entry into the Australian Open, losing in the first round to Tatjana Maria and Pauline Parmentier.[9]

Fed Cup

Namigata represented Japan in the Asia/Oceania group of the 2011 Fed Cup.[10]

WTA career finals

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Tier I (0-0)
Tier II (0-0)
Tier III, IV & V (0-1)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Oct 2007 Bangkok Open, Thailand Tier III Hard Japan Ayumi Morita China Sun Tiantian
China Yan Zi
w/o

WTA 125 series finals

Doubles: 1 (1 title)

Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Jul 2014 Jiangxi Open, China 125K Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei
China Xu Yifan
7-6(7-4), 6-3

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 23 (7 titles, 16 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/80,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 2004 ITF Inchon, South Korea 10,000 Hard South Korea Lee Eun-jeong 0-6, 6-3, 0-6
Loss 0-2 May 2006 ITF Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 25,000 Hard Slovakia Katarína Kachlíková 4-6, 4-6
Win 1-2 Jul 2007 ITF Miyazaki, Japan 25,000 Carpet China Zhang Shuai 6-4, 6-2
Loss 1-3 Oct 2007 ITF Hamanako, Japan 25,000 Carpet Belgium Yanina Wickmayer 6-4, 4-6, 2-6
Loss 1-4 Apr 2009 ITF Changwon, South Korea 25,000 Hard United Kingdom Elena Baltacha 3-6, 1-6
Win 2-4 May 2009 ITF Gunma, Japan 25,000 Carpet Chinese Taipei Hsu Wen-hsin 6-1, 6-1
Win 3-4 Jul 2009 ITF Miyazaki, Japan 10,000 Carpet Japan Shiho Akita 7-6(8-6), 6-2
Loss 3-5 Aug 2009 ITF Obihiro, Japan 25,000 Carpet Japan Kurumi Nara 6-7(4-7), 6-4, 4-6
Win 4-5 May 2010 ITF Fukuoka, Japan 50,000 Carpet Austria Nikola Hofmanova 6-1, 6-2
Loss 4-6 May 2010 ITF Kusatsu, Japan 25,000 Carpet Japan Akiko Yonemura 4-6, 6-7(4-7)
Win 5-6 Aug 2010 ITF Beijing, China 75,000 Hard China Zhang Shuai 7-6(7-3), 6-2
Loss 5-6 Nov 2010 ITF Toyota, Japan 75,000 Carpet Japan Misaki Doi 7-5, 6-2
Loss 5-8 Oct 2011 ITF Hamanako, Japan 25,000 Carpet Czech Republic Karolína Plí?ková 2-6, 6-7(4-7)
Loss 5-9 May 2012 ITF Karuizawa, Japan 25,000 Grass Russia Marta Sirotkina 4-6, 6-2, 4-6
Loss 5-10 May 2013 ITF Karuizawa, Japan 25,000 Grass Japan Eri Hozumi 6-7(5-7), 3-6
Loss 5-11 Jun 2014 ITF Changwon, South Korea 25,000 Hard South Korea Hong Hyun-hui 6-2, 4-6, 3-6
Loss 5-12 Jun 2014 ITF Kashiwa, Japan 10,000 Hard Japan Riko Sawayanagi 4-6, 6-7(5-7)
Win 6-12 Aug 2014 ITF Tsukuba, Japan 25,000 Hard Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen 6-0, 7-6(7-3)
Loss 6-13 Oct 2014 ITF Hamamatsu, Japan 25,000 Carpet Japan Riko Sawayanagi 6-2, 2-6, 3-6
Loss 6-14 May 2017 ITF Karuizawa, Japan 25,000 Carpet Japan Ayano Shimizu 6-0, 4-6, 4-6
Loss 6-15 Sep 2017 ITF Nanao, Japan 25,000 Carpet Canada Carol Zhao 3-6, 2-6
Loss 6-16 Oct 2018 ITF Makinohara, Japan 25,000 Carpet Japan Momoko Kobori 2-6, 3-6
Win 7-16 Sep 2019 ITF Nanao, Japan 25,000 Carpet Japan Ayano Shimizu 7-6(7-5), 4-6, 6-2

Doubles (25-24)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 31 October 2004 Tokyo, Japan Hard Japan Kumiko Iijima Japan Maki Arai
Japan Akiko Yonemura
6-3, 6-1
Winner 2. 17 July 2005 Hamilton, Canada Clay Japan Kumiko Iijima United States Lauren Barnikow
Australia Lauren Breadmore
6-7(4-7), 6-2, 6-2
Runner-up 3. 31 July 2005 Lexington, United States Hard Japan Kumiko Iijima Puerto Rico Vilmarie Castellvi
United States Samantha Reeves
2-6, 1-6
Runner-up 4. 17 February 2006 Sydney, Australia Hard Japan Ayumi Morita Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
2-6, 1-6
Winner 5. 28 May 2006 Nagano, Japan Carpet Japan Kumiko Iijima Japan Remi Tezuka
Japan Tomoko Yonemura
6-3, 7-6(7-3)
Winner 6. 6 August 2006 Tokachi, Japan Carpet Japan Kumiko Iijima Japan Shiho Hisamatsu
Japan Remi Tezuka
7-5, 6-4
Winner 7. 23 September 2006 Ibaraki, Japan Hard Japan Kumiko Iijima Japan Natsumi Hamamura
Japan Ayaka Maekawa
6-7(4-7), 6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 8. 14 April 2007 Jackson, United States Clay Japan Yurika Sema Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová
Czech Republic Michaela Pa?tíková
6-7(5-7), 6-7(3-7)
Runner-up 9. 13 May 2007 Fukuoka, Japan Carpet Japan Rika Fujiwara Japan Ayumi Morita
Japan Akiko Yonemura
2-6, 2-6
Winner 10. 7 July 2007 Nagoya, Japan Hard Japan Akiko Yonemura South Korea Chang Kyung-mi
South Korea Kim Jin-hee
6-2, 3-6, 6-4
Winner 11. 5 August 2007 Obihiro, Japan Carpet Japan Kumiko Iijima Japan Ayumi Morita
Japan Akiko Yonemura
7-6(7-3), 6-0
Winner 12. 13 September 2007 Tokyo, Japan Hard Japan Rika Fujiwara Japan Kumiko Iijima
Japan Akiko Yonemura
3-6, 7-6(7-4), [10-5]
Runner-up 13. 2 August 2008 Vancouver, Canada Hard United States Christina Fusano United States Carly Gullickson
Australia Nicole Kriz
7-6(7-4), 1-6, [5-10]
Winner 14. 19 October 2008 Makinohara, Japan Carpet Japan Natsumi Hamamura South Korea Chae Kyung-yee
China Han Xinyun
7-5, 7-6(7-4)
Runner-up 15. 25 October 2008 Hamanako, Japan Carpet Japan Akiko Yonemura Japan Kanae Hisami
Japan Yurina Koshino
5-7, 4-6
Runner-up 16. 10 May 2009 Fukuoka, Japan Carpet Japan Ayaka Maekawa Japan Akiko Yonemura
Japan Tomoko Yonemura
2-6, 7-6(7-3), [3-10]
Winner 17. 24 May 2009 Nagano, Japan Carpet Japan Akiko Yonemura Japan Tomoyo Takagishi
Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai
6-1, 6-4
Runner-up 18. 10 April 2010 Incheon, South Korea Hard Japan Misaki Doi Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Japan Erika Sema
0-6, 6-7(8-10)
Runner-up 19. 18 April 2010 Gimhae, South Korea Hard Japan Misaki Doi South Korea Chang Kyung-mi
South Korea Lee Jin-a
6-1, 4-6, [8-10]
Runner-up 20. 25 April 2010 Changwon, South Korea Hard Japan Misaki Doi South Korea Chang Kyung-mi
South Korea Lee Jin-a
7-5, 3-6, [8-10]
Runner-up 21. 8 May 2011 Fukuoka, Japan Grass Japan Aiko Nakamura Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Rika Fujiwara
6-7(3-7), 0-6
Runner-up 22. 21 October 2011 Makinohara, Japan Carpet Japan Akiko Yonemura Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Kotomi Takahata
2-6, 5-7
Runner-up 23. 25 March 2012 Ipswich, Australia Clay Japan Shuko Aoyama Australia Monique Adamczak
Poland Sandra Zaniewska
5-7, 4-6
Winner 24. 1 April 2012 Bundaberg, Australia Clay Japan Shuko Aoyama Australia Sacha Jones
Australia Sally Peers
6-1, 7-5
Winner 25. 8 July 2012 Middelburg, Netherlands Clay Japan Yurika Sema Netherlands Bernice van de Velde
Netherlands Angelique van der Meet
6-3, 6-1
Runner-up 26. 26 April 2013 Wenshan, China Hard Japan Rika Fujiwara Japan Miki Miyamura
Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai
5-7, 3-6
Winner 27. 11 May 2013 Fukuoka, Japan Grass Japan Erika Sema Japan Rika Fujiwara
Japan Akiko Omae
7-5, 3-6, [10-7]
Winner 28. 26 October 2013 Hamamatsu, Japan Grass Japan Shuko Aoyama Switzerland Belinda Bencic
Georgia (country) Sofia Shapatava
6-4, 6-3
Winner 29. 29 March 2014 Nishitama, Japan Hard Japan Akiko Yonemura South Korea Choi Ji-hee
Japan Akari Inoue
6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 30. 18 May 2014 Kurume, Japan Grass Japan Akiko Yonemura Australia Jarmila Gajdo?ová
Australia Arina Rodionova
4-6, 2-6
Winner 31. 24 May 2014 Karuizawa, Japan Grass Japan Akiko Yonemura Japan Kanae Hisami
Japan Chiaki Okadaue
6-2, 7-5
Winner 32. 31 May 2014 Changwon, Korea Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung South Korea Lee Ye-ra
South Korea Kim So-jung
7-6(7-5), 6-0
Runner-up 33. 22 November 2014 Toyota, Japan Carpet (i) Japan Shuko Aoyama Japan Eri Hozumi
Japan Makoto Ninomiya
3-6, 5-7
Runner-up 34. 6 February 2015 Burnie, Australia Hard China Han Xinyun United States Irina Falconi
Croatia Petra Marti?
2-6, 4-6
Winner 35. 13 February 2015 Launceston, Australia Hard China Han Xinyun China Wang Yafan
China Yang Zhaoxuan
6-4, 3-6, [10-6]
Runner-up 36. 27 March 2015 Quanzhou, China Hard Japan Hiroko Kuwata Japan Eri Hozumi
Japan Makoto Ninomiya
3-6, 7-6(7-2), [2-10]
Runner-up 37. 10 May 2015 Fukuoka, Japan Grass Japan Eri Hozumi United Kingdom Naomi Broady
Czech Republic Kristýna Plí?ková
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 38. 17 May 2015 Kurume, Japan Grass Japan Eri Hozumi Japan Makoto Ninomiya
Japan Riko Sawayanagi
6-7(10-12), 3-6
Winner 39. 17 February 2017 Perth, Australia Hard Japan Riko Sawayanagi Romania Irina Bara
India Prarthana Thombare
7-6(7-5), 4-6, [11-9]
Winner 40. 24 February 2017 Perth, Australia Hard Japan Riko Sawayanagi Australia Tammi Patterson
Australia Olivia Rogowska
4-6, 7-5, [10-6]
Winner 41. 14 May 2017 Fukuoka, Japan Grass Japan Kotomi Takahata Japan Erina Hayashi
Japan Robu Kajitani
6-0, 6-7(3-7), [10-7]
Runner-up 42. 11 November 2017 Tokyo, Japan Hard Japan Eri Hozumi Japan Yuki Naito
Japan Rika Fujiwara
1-6, 3-6
Winner 43. 18 November 2017 Toyota, Japan Carpet (i) Russia Ksenia Lykina Thailand Nicha Lertpitaksinchai
Thailand Peangtarn Plipuech
3-6, 6-3, [10-4]
Runner-up 44. 5 January 2018 Playford, Australia Hard Japan Erika Sema Slovenia Dalila Jakupovi?
Russia Irina Khromacheva
6-2, 5-7, [5-10]
Runner-up 45. 8 June 2018 Singapore Hard Japan Miyabi Inoue Australia Zoe Hives
Australia Olivia Tjandramulia
4-6, 6-4, [6-10]
Winner 46. 2 June 2019 Hong Kong Hard Papua New Guinea Abigail Tere-Apisah Japan Erina Hayashi
Japan Momoko Kobori
6-3, 2-6, [10-6]
Winner 47. 23 June 2019 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard Japan Haruka Kaji Indonesia Beatrice Gumulya
Indonesia Jessy Rompies
6-2, 4-6, [10-7]
Winner 48. 27 July 2019 Granby, Canada Hard Japan Haruka Kaji United States Quinn Gleason
United States Ingrid Neel
7-6(7-5), 5-7, [10-8]
Runner-up 49. November 2019 Tokyo, Japan Hard Japan Haruka Kaji South Korea Choi Ji-hee
South Korea Han Na-lae
3-6, 3-6

References

  1. ^ a b c " " [Namigata Junri] (in Japanese). Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Player Profile - NAMIGATA, Junri (JPN)". Retrieved 2015.
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  7. ^ Nakao, Yuriko (17 January 2011). "Vancouver's Marino advances to second round at Australian Open". Retrieved 2015.
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