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Maiko Inoue
Maiko Inoue
Full nameMaiko Inoue Sato
Country (sports) Japan
Born (1979-02-05) 5 February 1979 (age 41)
Okinawa, Japan
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$73,982
Singles
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 299 (29 September 1997)
Doubles
Career titles9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 139 (9 July 2001)

Maiko Inoue Sato ( , Inoue Maiko, born 5 February 1979) is a Japanese former professional tennis player. She is a younger sister of Haruka Inoue.[1]

A right-handed player, Inoue began competing on the professional tour in the late 1990s. She left the tour in 2003, before returning in 2007 and featuring as a doubles specialist.

During her career she was most successful in doubles, with a best ranking of 139. She made several WTA Tour main draw appearances in doubles and won nine doubles titles on the ITF circuit. As a singles player she was ranked as high as 299 in the world, winning two ITF titles.[2]

Inoue, who retired in 2012, is married to former tennis player Bumpei Sato.

ITF finals

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (2-2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 30 September 1996 Ibaraki, Japan Hard Japan Keiko Nagatomi 4-6, 4-6
Winner 1. 22 November 1998 Haibara, Japan Clay Japan Keiko Ishida 6-4, 6-3
Winner 2. 29 November 1998 Nagasaki, Japan Grass Japan Rika Fujiwara 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(3)
Runner-up 2. 18 September 2002 Kyoto, Japan Hard (i) Japan Tomoko Yonemura 3-6, 3-6

Doubles (9-11)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 17 February 1997 Faro, Portugal Hard Japan Riei Kawamata France Sylvie Sallaberry
Switzerland Aliénor Tricerri
6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 1. 16 November 1998 Haibara Japan Clay Japan Yasuko Nishimata Japan Keiko Ishida
Japan Tomoko Ishida
7-5, 6-7(7), 3-6
Winner 2. 30 August 1999 Kuroshio, Japan Hard Australia Kerry-Anne Guse South Africa Mareze Joubert
United Kingdom Kate Warne Holland
6-4, 7-6(3)
Runner-up 2. 12 December 1999 Manila, Philippines Hard Japan Haruka Inoue China Li Ting
China Li Na
3-6, 2-6
Winner 3. 10 January 2000 Boca Raton, United States Hard China Li Ting Czech Republic Olga Blahotová
Czech Republic Gabriela Chmelinová
4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Runner-up 3. 26 March 2000 Stone Mountain, United States Hard Japan Haruka Inoue Australia Trudi Musgrave
Australia Bryanne Stewart
4-6, 6-2, 6-7
Runner-up 4. 14 October 2001 Saga, Japan Grass Japan Shiho Hisamatsu Japan Rika Hiraki
Japan Nana Smith
0-6, 1-6
Runner-up 5. 8 September 2002 Kyoto, Japan Hard (i) Japan Shiho Hisamatsu Japan Shizu Katsumi
Japan Akiko Kinebuchi
4-6, 6-2, 2-6
Runner-up 6. 15 September 2002 Hiroshima, Japan Clay Japan Keiko Taguchi Sweden Helena Ejeson
Denmark Andrea Munch-Hermansen
6-3, 3-6, 2-6
Winner 4. 22 September 2002 Kyoto, Japan Hard (i) Japan Shiho Hisamatsu Japan Maki Arai
Japan Kaori Aoyama
7-5, 7-5
Runner-up 7. 20 October 2002 Haibara, Japan Carpet Japan Haruka Inoue Japan Remi Tezuka
Japan Yuka Yoshida
0-6, 2-6
Winner 5. 27 October 2002 Tokyo, Japan Hard Japan Haruka Inoue Japan Keiko Taguchi
Japan Nami Urabe
6-1, 6-2
Runner-up 8. 19 August 2007 Tokyo, Japan Carpet Japan Mari Inoue China Zhao Yijing
China Song Shanshan
3-6, 1-6
Winner 6. 2 September 2007 Saitama, Japan Hard Japan Mayumi Yamamoto Japan Tomoko Dokei
Japan Yukiko Yabe
6-4, 7-5
Runner-up 9. 31 August 2008 Saitama, Japan Hard Japan Airi Hagimoto Chinese Taipei Hsu Wen-hsin
Chinese Taipei Hwang I-hsuan
4-6, 3-6
Winner 7. 8 August 2009 Niigata, Japan Carpet Japan Airi Hagimoto Japan Maki Arai
Japan Etsuko Kitazaki
6-2, 6-2
Runner-up 10. 29 August 2009 Saitama, Japan Hard Japan Airi Hagimoto Japan Maki Arai
Japan Mari Tanaka
2-6, 4-6
Runner-up 11. 26 March 2010 Kofu, Japan Hard Japan Shiho Hisamatsu Japan Maki Arai
Japan Seiko Okamoto
4-6, 4-6
Winner 8. 11 July 2010 Tokyo, Japan Carpet Japan Maki Arai Japan Airi Hagimoto
Japan Kaori Onishi
6-2, 7-5
Winner 9. 17 June 2012 Tokyo, Japan Hard Japan Kaori Onishi Japan Akari Inoue
Japan Hiroko Kuwata
5-7, 7-5, [10-7]

References

  1. ^ "Haruka Inoue - Bio". WTA Tennis. 7 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Tennis Abstract: Maiko Inoue WTA Match Results, Splits, and Analysis". www.tennisabstract.com.

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