Miho Saeki
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Miho Saeki
Miho Saeki
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Country (sports) Japan
ResidenceTokyo, Japan
Born (1976-03-18) 18 March 1976 (age 44)
New York, United States
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro1998
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$600,516
Singles
Career record291-227
Career titles16 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 56 (8 June 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1998, 1999)
French Open3R (1998)
Wimbledon2R (1999)
US Open2R (1998)
Doubles
Career record138-121
Career titles4 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 49 (7 July 1997)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1996)
French Open2R (1997, 1999)
Wimbledon2R (1997, 1998)
US OpenQF (1998)

Miho Saeki (?, Saeki Miho) (born 18 March 1976) is a retired Japanese tennis player, winner of professional tournaments in doubles and singles, and a representative of Japan for the Federation Cup.

Career

Saeki's career began officially in April 1994. As a junior finale, she boasts a doubles tournament in the youth edition of the Japan Open. In senior tennis, she began mainly outside the main cycle of the WTA Tour, winning a total of 16 singles and eight doubles titles belonging to the ITF Women's Circuit. She gained four wins in doubles on WTA Tour, with her partners - Yuka Yoshida and Naoko Kijimuta. Her career-high ranking was at No. 56 in singles (June 1998) and No. 49 in doubles (July 1997).

In 1998-1999 she appeared in the Japanese team for the Federation Cup (only singles). Defeated, among others well-known Dutch woman Miriam Oremans, and the total balance of the performances is a tie - three wins and three defeats.

WTA career finals

Legend Singles Doubles
Grand Slam 0-0 0-0
Tier I 0-0 0-0
Tier II 0-0 0-0
Tier III 0-0 2-0
Tier IV & V 0-0 2-0

Doubles: 4 (4 titles)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 10 April 1995 Japan Open, Tokyo Hard Japan Yuka Yoshida Japan Kyoko Nagatsuka
Japan Ai Sugiyama
6-7, 6-4, 7-6
Winner 2. 14 October 1996 China Open, Beijing Hard Japan Naoko Kijimuta Japan Yuko Hosoki
Japan Kazue Takuma
7-5, 6-4
Winner 3. 18 November 1996 Thailand Open, Pattaya Hard Japan Yuka Yoshida Slovenia Tina Kri?an
Japan Nana Miyagi
6-2, 6-3
Winner 4. 14 February 2005 U.S. National Indoors, Memphis Hard (i) Japan Yuka Yoshida United States Laura Granville
United States Abigail Spears
6-3, 6-4

ITF Circuit finals

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

Singles: 18 (16-2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 17 October 1994 ITF Kugayama, Japan Hard South Korea Kim Il-soon 4-6, 0-6
Winner 2. 6 March 1995 ITF Alicante, Spain Clay Spain Patricia Aznar 7-5, 4-6, 6-2
Winner 3. 20 March 1995 ITF Castellón, Spain Clay Serbia Dragana Zari? 6-1, 1-6, 7-6(2)
Winner 4. 21 July 1996 ITF Wilmington, United States Hard United States Debbie Graham 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Winner 5. 6 October 1997 ITF Indian Wells, United States Hard Israel Anna Smashnova 6-1, 6-4
Winner 6. 13 November 2000 ITF Manila, Philippines Hard Indonesia Romana Tedjakusuma 4-0, 4-0
Winner 7. 18 February 2001 ITF Faro, Portugal Hard Italy Alberta Brianti 6-3, 6-1
Winner 8. 11 March 2001 ITF Warrnambool, Australia Grass Australia Samantha Stosur 6-4, 6-4
Winner 9. 18 March 2001 ITF Benalla, Australia Grass Australia Kristen Van Elden 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
Winner 10. 1 April 2001 ITF Corowa, Australia Grass Australia Kristen Van Elden 6-1, 6-2
Winner 11. 29 July 2001 ITF Vancouver, Canada Hard Canada Mélanie Marois 6-1, 6-4
Winner 12. 5 August 2001 ITF Vancouver, Canada Hard United States Sarah Taylor 6-4, 6-1
Winner 13. 18 February 2001 ITF Seoul, South Korea Hard South Korea Cho Yoon-jeong 6-3, 6-0
Winner 14. 27 July 2003 ITF Lexington, United States Hard Georgia (country) Salome Devidze 6-4, 2-6, 7-5
Winner 15. 19 July 2005 ITF Hammond, United States Hard Romania Anda Perianu 6-3, 2-6, 6-1
Winner 16. 9 August 2005 ITF Wuxi, China Hard China Sun Shengnan 6-2, 7-6(1)
Winner 17. 21 August 2005 ITF Nanjing, China Hard Chinese Taipei Hsu Wen-hsin 6-2, 6-2
Runner-up 18. 5 November 2005 ITF Shenzen, China Hard Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn 2-6, 4-6

Doubles: 10 (8-2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 21 November 1993 ITF Nonthaburi, Thailand Hard Chinese Taipei Weng Tzu-ting South Korea Choi Ju-yeon
South Korea Yoo Kyung-sook
3-6, 6-3, 6-3
Winner 2. 15 May 1994 ITF Bracknell, United Kingdom Hard Spain Gemma Magin United Kingdom Michele Mair
South Africa Karen van der Merwe
4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Winner 3. 27 March 1995 ITF Alicante, Spain Clay Bulgaria Teodora Nedeva Spain Patricia Aznar
Spain Elisa Penalvo Lopez
6-3, 6-1
Winner 4. 27 October 1997 ITF Austin, United States Hard South Korea Park Sung-hee United States Debbie Graham
United States Meredith McGrath
6-4, 5-7, 6-2
Winner 5. 25 October 1998 ITF Houston, United States Hard Japan Nana Smith Japan Rika Hiraki
South Korea Kim Eun-ha
6-1, 4-6, 6-1
Runner-up 6. 20 November 2000 ITF Manila, Philippines Hard Japan Remi Uda India Rushmi Chakravarthi
India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram
3-5, 1-4, 2-4
Winner 7. 11 June 2001 ITF Tallinn, Estonia Clay Japan Akiko Morigami Russia Natalia Egorova
Russia Ekaterina Sysoeva
6-2, 7-6(7)
Winner 8. 29 July 2001 ITF Vancouver, Canada Hard Japan Kaori Aoyama United States Annica Cooper
United States Elizabeth Schmidt
5-7, 6-3, 7-6
Winner 9. 14 July 2002 ITF College Park, United States Hard Japan Yuka Yoshida United States Teryn Ashley
United States Jennifer Russell
7-5, 6-1
Runner-up 10. 28 July 2002 ITF Louisville, United States Hard Czech Republic Renata Vorá?ová Japan Nana Miyagi
Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina
7-5, 1-6, 5-7

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