Junri Namigata
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Junri Namigata

Junri Namigata
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Native name?
Country (sports) Japan
ResidenceSaitama, Japan
Born (1982-07-05) 5 July 1982 (age 39)
Koshigaya Japan
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2005
PlaysRight (two-handed backhand)
CollegeWaseda University
CoachToshihisa Tsuchihashi[1]
Prize moneyUS$ 625,297
Singles
Career record472-371 (56.0%)
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 105 (28 February 2011)
Current rankingNo. 350 (23 November 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2011)
French Open1R (2011)
WimbledonQ3 (2010, 2011)
US OpenQ3 (2006, 2010)
Doubles
Career record314-206 (60.4%)
Career titles1 WTA 125K, 25 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 101 (25 May 2015)
Current rankingNo. 150 (23 November 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2017)
Wimbledon1R (2008)
Team competitions
Fed Cup5-0
Last updated on: 28 November 2020.

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, achieved 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] 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 Open, partnering with 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 (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 125K series finals

Doubles: 1 (1 title)

Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Jul 2014 Jiangxi Open, China 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 Grass 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: 49 (25 titles, 24 runner-ups)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Oct 2004 ITF Tokyo, Japan Hard Japan Kumiko Iijima Japan Maki Arai
Japan Akiko Yonemura
6-3, 6-1
Win 2. Jul 2005 ITF Hamilton, Canada Clay Japan Kumiko Iijima United States Lauren Barnikow
Australia Lauren Breadmore
6-7(4-7), 6-2, 6-2
Loss 3. Jul 2005 ITF Lexington, United States Hard Japan Kumiko Iijima Puerto Rico Vilmarie Castellvi
United States Samantha Reeves
2-6, 1-6
Loss 4. Feb 2006 ITF Sydney, Australia Hard Japan Ayumi Morita Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
2-6, 1-6
Win 5. May 2006 ITF Nagano, Japan Carpet Japan Kumiko Iijima Japan Remi Tezuka
Japan Tomoko Yonemura
6-3, 7-6(7-3)
Win 6. Aug 2006 ITF Tokachi, Japan Carpet Japan Kumiko Iijima Japan Shiho Hisamatsu
Japan Remi Tezuka
7-5, 6-4
Win 7. Sep 2006 ITF Ibaraki, Japan Hard Japan Kumiko Iijima Japan Natsumi Hamamura
Japan Ayaka Maekawa
6-7(4-7), 6-3, 6-2
Loss 8. Apr 2007 ITF Jackson, United States Clay Japan Yurika Sema Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová
Czech Republic Michaela Pa?tíková
6-7(5-7), 6-7(3-7)
Loss 9. May 2007 ITF Fukuoka, Japan Carpet Japan Rika Fujiwara Japan Ayumi Morita
Japan Akiko Yonemura
2-6, 2-6
Win 10. Jul 2007 ITF Nagoya, Japan Hard Japan Akiko Yonemura South Korea Chang Kyung-mi
South Korea Kim Jin-hee
6-2, 3-6, 6-4
Win 11. Aug 2007 ITF Obihiro, Japan Carpet Japan Kumiko Iijima Japan Ayumi Morita
Japan Akiko Yonemura
7-6(7-3), 6-0
Win 12. Sep 2007 ITF Tokyo, Japan Hard Japan Rika Fujiwara Japan Kumiko Iijima
Japan Akiko Yonemura
3-6, 7-6(7-4), [10-5]
Loss 13. Aug 2008 ITF Vancouver, Canada Hard United States Christina Fusano United States Carly Gullickson
Australia Nicole Kriz
7-6(7-4), 1-6, [5-10]
Win 14. Oct 2008 ITF Makinohara, Japan Carpet Japan Natsumi Hamamura South Korea Chae Kyung-yee
China Han Xinyun
7-5, 7-6(7-4)
Loss 15. Oct 2008 ITF Hamanako, Japan Carpet Japan Akiko Yonemura Japan Kanae Hisami
Japan Yurina Koshino
5-7, 4-6
Loss 16. May 2009 ITF Fukuoka, Japan Carpet Japan Ayaka Maekawa Japan Akiko Yonemura
Japan Tomoko Yonemura
2-6, 7-6(7-3), [3-10]
Win 17. May 2009 ITF Nagano, Japan Carpet Japan Akiko Yonemura Japan Tomoyo Takagishi
Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai
6-1, 6-4
Loss 18. Apr 2010 ITF Incheon, South Korea Hard Japan Misaki Doi Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Japan Erika Sema
0-6, 6-7(8-10)
Loss 19. Apr 2010 ITF Gimhae, South Korea Hard Japan Misaki Doi South Korea Chang Kyung-mi
South Korea Lee Jin-a
6-1, 4-6, [8-10]
Loss 20. Apr 2010 ITF Changwon, South Korea Hard Japan Misaki Doi South Korea Chang Kyung-mi
South Korea Lee Jin-a
7-5, 3-6, [8-10]
Loss 21. May 2011 ITF Fukuoka, Japan Grass Japan Aiko Nakamura Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Rika Fujiwara
6-7(3-7), 0-6
Loss 22. Oct 2011 ITF Makinohara, Japan Carpet Japan Akiko Yonemura Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Kotomi Takahata
2-6, 5-7
Loss 23. Mar 2012 ITF Ipswich, Australia Clay Japan Shuko Aoyama Australia Monique Adamczak
Poland Sandra Zaniewska
5-7, 4-6
Win 24. Apr 2012 ITF Bundaberg, Australia Clay Japan Shuko Aoyama Australia Sacha Jones
Australia Sally Peers
6-1, 7-5
Win 25. Jul 2012 ITF Middelburg, Netherlands Clay Japan Yurika Sema Netherlands Bernice van de Velde
Netherlands Angelique van der Meet
6-3, 6-1
Loss 26. Apr 2013 ITF Wenshan, China Hard Japan Rika Fujiwara Japan Miki Miyamura
Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai
5-7, 3-6
Win 27. May 2013 ITF Fukuoka, Japan Grass Japan Erika Sema Japan Rika Fujiwara
Japan Akiko Omae
7-5, 3-6, [10-7]
Win 28. Oct 2013 ITF Hamamatsu, Japan Grass Japan Shuko Aoyama Switzerland Belinda Bencic
Georgia (country) Sofia Shapatava
6-4, 6-3
Win 29. Mar 2014 ITF Nishitama, Japan Hard Japan Akiko Yonemura South Korea Choi Ji-hee
Japan Akari Inoue
6-2, 6-4
Loss 30. May 2014 ITF Kurume, Japan Grass Japan Akiko Yonemura Australia Jarmila Gajdo?ová
Australia Arina Rodionova
4-6, 2-6
Win 31. May 2014 ITF Karuizawa, Japan Grass Japan Akiko Yonemura Japan Kanae Hisami
Japan Chiaki Okadaue
6-2, 7-5
Win 32. May 2014 ITF Changwon, Korea Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung South Korea Lee Ye-ra
South Korea Kim So-jung
7-6(7-5), 6-0
Loss 33. Nov 2014 ITF Toyota, Japan Carpet (i) Japan Shuko Aoyama Japan Eri Hozumi
Japan Makoto Ninomiya
3-6, 5-7
Loss 34. Feb 2015 ITF Burnie, Australia Hard China Han Xinyun United States Irina Falconi
Croatia Petra Marti?
2-6, 4-6
Win 35. Feb 2015 ITF Launceston, Australia Hard China Han Xinyun China Wang Yafan
China Yang Zhaoxuan
6-4, 3-6, [10-6]
Loss 36. Mar 2015 ITF Quanzhou, China Hard Japan Hiroko Kuwata Japan Eri Hozumi
Japan Makoto Ninomiya
3-6, 7-6(7-2), [2-10]
Loss 37. May 2015 ITF Fukuoka, Japan Grass Japan Eri Hozumi United Kingdom Naomi Broady
Czech Republic Kristýna Plí?ková
3-6, 4-6
Loss 38. May 2015 ITF Kurume, Japan Grass Japan Eri Hozumi Japan Makoto Ninomiya
Japan Riko Sawayanagi
6-7(10-12), 3-6
Win 39. Feb 2017 ITF Perth, Australia Hard Japan Riko Sawayanagi Romania Irina Bara
India Prarthana Thombare
7-6(7-5), 4-6, [11-9]
Win 40. Feb 2017 ITF Perth, Australia Hard Japan Riko Sawayanagi Australia Tammi Patterson
Australia Olivia Rogowska
4-6, 7-5, [10-6]
Win 41. May 2017 ITF Fukuoka, Japan Grass Japan Kotomi Takahata Japan Erina Hayashi
Japan Robu Kajitani
6-0, 6-7(3-7), [10-7]
Loss 42. Nov 2017 ITF Tokyo, Japan Hard Japan Eri Hozumi Japan Yuki Naito
Japan Rika Fujiwara
1-6, 3-6
Win 43. Nov 2017 ITF Toyota, Japan Carpet (i) Russia Ksenia Lykina Thailand Nicha Lertpitaksinchai
Thailand Peangtarn Plipuech
3-6, 6-3, [10-4]
Loss 44. Jan 2018 Playford International, Australia Hard Japan Erika Sema Slovenia Dalila Jakupovi?
Russia Irina Khromacheva
6-2, 5-7, [5-10]
Loss 45. June 2018 ITF Singapore Hard Japan Miyabi Inoue Australia Zoe Hives
Australia Olivia Tjandramulia
4-6, 6-4, [6-10]
Win 46. Jun 2019 ITF Hong Kong, China SAR Hard Papua New Guinea Abigail Tere-Apisah Japan Erina Hayashi
Japan Momoko Kobori
6-3, 2-6, [10-6]
Win 47. Jun 2019 ITF Jakarta, Indonesia Hard Japan Haruka Kaji Indonesia Beatrice Gumulya
Indonesia Jessy Rompies
6-2, 4-6, [10-7]
Win 48. Jul 2019 ITF Granby, Canada Hard Japan Haruka Kaji United States Quinn Gleason
United States Ingrid Neel
7-6(7-5), 5-7, [10-8]
Loss 49. Nov 2019 ITF 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.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "!" [My goal is a pro tennis player!] (in Japanese). 4 November 2004. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Junri Namagata". Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "?73? " [73rd All Japan Tennis Championships] (PDF). November 1998. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 February 2016. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "Peng Ends Liu Dream In Nanchang Final". 27 July 2014. Archived from the original on 30 July 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ Nakao, Yuriko (17 January 2011). "Vancouver's Marino advances to second round at Australian Open". Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ "Scores / Stats". Archived from the original on 31 May 2011. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "Australian Open 2017 Women's Doubles" (PDF). Australian Open. Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ "Fed Cup - Player profile - Junri NAMIGATA (JPN)". Retrieved 2015.

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