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Shuko Aoyama
Shuko Aoyama
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Aoyama at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports) Japan
Born (1987-12-19) 19 December 1987 (age 33)
Osaka, Japan
Height1.54 m (5 ft 12 in)[1]
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed both sides)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,355,444
Singles
Career record230-199 (53.6%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 182 (9 February 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2015)
French OpenQ1 (2015)
US OpenQ2 (2016)
Doubles
Career record396-234 (62.9%)
Career titles16
Highest rankingNo. 13 (5 April 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2021)
French OpenQF (2020)
WimbledonSF (2013, 2021)
US Open3R (2017)
Team competitions
Fed Cup13-4 (76.5%)
Medal record
Representing  Japan
Women's tennis
Asian Games
Bronze medal - third place Mixed Doubles
Last updated on: 31 May 2021.
Shuko Aoyama at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships

Shuko Aoyama ( , Aoyama Sh?ko, born December 19, 1987) is a Japanese tennis player.

Aoyama became a professional tennis player after graduating from Waseda University. On 9 February 2015 she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 182. On 5 April 2021 she peaked at No. 13 in the doubles rankings. She has won sixteen doubles titles on the WTA Tour,[2] and was a doubles semifinalist at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships.[3] She has also won four singles and thirty doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit.

Personal life and background

Aoyama started playing tennis at age 9. Her favorite surface is grass. She studied at Waseda University in Japan.[4]

Professional career

2007-12: First steps, first WTA title in doubles

Aoyama made her ITF Women's Circuit debut in the doubles event at Gifu in 2007. In March 2009 she won her first ITF title at the $10K K?fu doubles event. In June 2010 she won her first singles ITF title at the $10K Tokyo event. In October 2010 at the Japan Women's Open she made her debut at a WTA Tour main-draw event. Though she failed to qualify in singles she had more success in doubles, reaching her first WTA final. In late November 2010 she won the $75K Toyota doubles event. In June 2011 she made her WTA singles debut at the Birmingham Classic as a qualifier. At the 2011 Wimbledon she made her Grand Slam debut in doubles. At the 2012 Citi Open in September she won her first WTA title in doubles. In September 2012 she won the $100K Ningbo. During the 2012 season she also won two $50K events, the Lexington and the Bronx.

2013-16: More success in doubles, Wimbledon semifinalist

As time passed, Aoyama became mainly a doubles player, playing in doubles events preferentially to singles. She made a strong start to the 2013 season reaching the semifinal in the first week of January at the Shenzhen Open. Soon after, she won her first Grand Slam match at the Australian Open, but then lost in the second round playing with Irina Falconi. In March she won the Malaysian Open with Chang Kai-chen. Later she also had strong start to the grass-season, reaching the semifinal at the Rosmalen Championships. She achieved more success at the Wimbledon, where she and Chanelle Scheepers reached the semifinal. This was her first significant Grand Slam result.[5] In the semifinal-match they lost to Hsieh Su-wei and Peng Shuai. In September she won the Citi Open for the second year in a row. At the end of the year she reached the semifinal of the Korea Open and won the $75K Toyota.

During the next three seasons she did not have as good performances as in the 2013 season. In 2014, in singles, her only significant result came at the end of the year, when she reached the final of the $75K Toyota but lost to An-Sophie Mestach. In doubles she won the Citi Open for the third year in a row, and later in October she won the Japan Women's Open. During the year, she also had success on the ITF Women's Circuit. In May she won the $50K Fukuoka with Eri Hozumi, and later finished as runner-up at both the $50K Lexington and the $75K Toyota. In the first week of the 2015 season she reached the final at the Auckland Open playing with Renata Vorá?ová. They lost to Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci. A month later she reached the final at the Thailand Open with Tamarine Tanasugarn. She then did not made any significant results until September. She then reached semifinal of the Korea Open, and later she won two $100K events, Nanjing and Tokyo. During 2016, she won one WTA doubles title at the Japan Women's Open, and finished as runner-ups at the Nuremberg Cup, Citi Open and Jiangxi Open. She also won three $50K events, Quanzhou, Shenzen and Wuhan.

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Doubles

Current after the Tennis at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 3R QF 0 / 9 8-9 47%
French Open A A A 1R 2R 1R A 1R 1R 1R QF 2R 0 / 8 5-8 38%
Wimbledon A 1R Q2 SF 3R 1R 2R 2R 2R 2R NH SF 0 / 9 14-9 61%
US Open A 1R A 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 2R 2R 0 / 9 5-9 40%
Win-Loss 0-0 0-2 0-0 5-4 3-4 0-4 1-3 3-4 4-4 3-4 5-3 8-3 0 / 35 32-35 48%
Year-end championships
WTA Elite Trophy Did not qualify F DNQ NH 0 / 1 1-2 33%
WTA 1000
Dubai / Qatar Open A A A 2R A A A A 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 4 1-4 20%
Indian Wells Open A A A A 1R 1R A QF 2R 1R NH 0 / 5 3-5 38%
Miami Open A A A A A 1R A 2R 2R 2R NH W 1 / 5 7-4 64%
Madrid Open A A A A A A A A 1R 2R NH 1R 0 / 3 1-3 25%
Italian Open A A A 1R A 2R A 1R 1R QF SF SF 0 / 7 8-7 53%
Canadian Open A A A A A A A 1R QF 2R NH 0 / 3 2-3 40%
Cincinnati Open A A A 1R A A A 2R 2R 1R 2R 0 / 5 3-5 38%
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open A A A A A A A F SF 1R NH 0 / 3 6-3 67%
China Open A A A A A A 1R 1R 1R SF NH 0 / 4 3-4 43%
Career statistics
Tournaments 1 7 6 19 14 13 15 23 27 29 11 14 Career total: 179
Titles 0 0 1 2 2 0 1 2 0 3 1 4 Career total: 16
Finals 1 0 1 2 2 2 4 3 2 4 1 4 Career total: 26
Overall win-loss 3-1 6-7 6-5 21-18 15-12 12-13 17-14 24-21 18-28 36-26 17-10 26-10 15 / 179 201-165 55%
Win % 75% 46% 55% 54% 56% 48% 55% 53% 39% 58% 63% 72% Career total: 55%
Year-end ranking 178 90 87 34 50 70 50 29 42 26 22

Significant finals

WTA Elite Trophy

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2018 WTA Elite Trophy, Zhuhai Hard (i) Belarus Lidziya Marozava Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok
4-6, 6-3, [7-10]

WTA 1000 tournaments

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

Result Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2017 Wuhan Open Hard China Yang Zhaoxuan Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6-7(5-7), 6-3, [4-10]
Win 2021 Miami Open Hard Japan Ena Shibahara United States Hayley Carter
Brazil Luisa Stefani
6-2, 7-5

WTA career finals

Doubles: 26 (16 titles, 10 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
WTA Elite Trophy (0-1)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 / WTA 1000 (1-1)
Premier / WTA 500 (5-1)
International / WTA 250 (10-7)
Finals by surface
Hard (14-9)
Grass (2-0)
Clay (0-1)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Oct 2010 Japan Women's Open International Hard Japan Rika Fujiwara Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen
United States Lilia Osterloh
0-6, 3-6
Win 1-1 Aug 2012 Washington Open, U.S. International Hard Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen United States Irina Falconi
South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
7-5, 6-2
Win 2-1 Mar 2013 Malaysian Open International Hard Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen Slovakia Janette Husárová
China Zhang Shuai
6-7(4-7), 7-6(7-4), [14-12]
Win 3-1 Aug 2013 Washington Open, U.S. (2) International Hard Russia Vera Dushevina Canada Eugenie Bouchard
United States Taylor Townsend
6-3, 6-3
Win 4-1 Aug 2014 Washington Open, U.S. (3) International Hard Canada Gabriela
Dabrowski
Japan Hiroko Kuwata
Japan Kurumi Nara
6-1, 6-2
Win 5-1 Oct 2014 Japan Women's Open International Hard Czech Republic Renata Vorá?ová Spain Lara Arruabarrena
Germany Tatjana Maria
6-1, 6-2
Loss 5-2 Jan 2015 Auckland Open, New Zealand International Hard Czech Republic Renata Vorá?ová Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
2-6, 1-6
Loss 5-3 Feb 2015 Pattaya Open, Thailand International Hard Thailand Tamarine
Tanasugarn
Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
6-2, 4-6, [3-10]
Loss 5-4 May 2016 Nuremberg Cup, Germany International Clay Czech Republic Renata Vorá?ová Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Sweden Johanna Larsson
3-6, 4-6
Loss 5-5 Jul 2016 Washington Open, U.S. International Hard Japan Risa Ozaki Romania Monica Niculescu
Belgium Yanina Wickmayer
4-6, 3-6
Loss 5-6 Aug 2016 Jiangxi Open, China International Hard Japan Makoto Ninomiya China Liang Chen
China Lu Jingjing
6-3, 6-7(2-7), [11-13]
Win 6-6 Sep 2016 Japan Women's Open (2) International Hard Japan Makoto Ninomiya United Kingdom Jocelyn Rae
United Kingdom Anna Smith
6-3, 6-3
Win 7-6 Aug 2017 Washington Open, U.S. (4) International Hard Czech Republic Renata Vorá?ová Canada Eugenie Bouchard
United States Sloane Stephens
6-3, 6-2
Win 8-6 Sep 2017 Japan Women's Open (3) International Hard China Yang Zhaoxuan Australia Monique Adamczak
Australia Storm Sanders
6-0, 2-6, [10-5]
Loss 8-7 Sep 2017 Wuhan Open, China Premier 5 Hard China Yang Zhaoxuan Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6-7(5-7), 6-3, [4-10]
Loss 8-8 Oct 2018 Hong Kong Open, China S.A.R. International Hard Belarus Lidziya Marozava Australia Samantha Stosur
China Zhang Shuai
4-6, 4-6
Loss 8-9 Nov 2018 WTA Elite Trophy, China Elite Hard (i) Belarus Lidziya Marozava Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok
4-6, 6-3, [7-10]
Win 9-9 Jun 2019 Rosmalen Open, Netherlands International Grass Serbia Aleksandra Kruni? Netherlands Lesley Kerkhove
Netherlands Bibiane Schoofs
7-5, 6-3
Loss 9-10 Aug 2019 Silicon Valley Classic, U.S. Premier Hard Japan Ena Shibahara United States Nicole Melichar
Czech Republic Kv?ta Peschke
4-6, 4-6
Win 10-10 Oct 2019 Tianjin Open, China International Hard Japan Ena Shibahara Japan Nao Hibino
Japan Miyu Kato
6-3, 7-5
Win 11-10 Oct 2019 Kremlin Cup, Russia Premier Hard (i) Japan Ena Shibahara Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
6-2, 6-1
Win 12-10 Feb 2020 St. Petersburg Trophy, Russia Premier Hard (i) Japan Ena Shibahara United States Kaitlyn Christian
Chile Alexa Guarachi
4-6, 6-0, [10-3]
Win 13-10 Jan 2021 Abu Dhabi Open, UAE WTA 500 Hard Japan Ena Shibahara United States Hayley Carter
Brazil Luisa Stefani
7-6(7-5), 6-4
Win 14-10 Feb 2021 Yarra Valley Classic, Australia WTA 500 Hard Japan Ena Shibahara Russia Anna Kalinskaya
Slovakia Viktória Ku?mová
6-3, 6-4
Win 15-10 Apr 2021 Miami Open, U.S. WTA 1000 Hard Japan Ena Shibahara United States Hayley Carter
Brazil Luisa Stefani
6-2, 7-5
Win 16-10 Jun 2021 Eastbourne International, U.K. WTA 500 Grass Japan Ena Shibahara United States Nicole Melichar
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
6-1, 6-4

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 9 (4 titles, 5 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1-2)
Clay (0-1)
Grass (2-1)
Carpet (1-1)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Jun 2010 ITF Tokyo, Japan 10,000 Hard Japan Erika Takao 7-6(7-3), 6-3
Loss 1-1 Apr 2012 ITF Bundaberg, Australia 25,000 Clay Poland Sandra Zaniewska 3-6, 2-6
Loss 1-2 Feb 2013 Launceston International, Australia 25,000 Hard Australia Storm Sanders 4-6, 4-6
Win 2-2 Oct 2013 ITF Hamamatsu, Japan 25,000 Grass Japan Eri Hozumi 7-6(9-7), 6-1
Loss 2-3 Feb 2014 ITF Rancho Santa Fe, United States 25,000 Hard Austria Tamira Paszek 1-6, 1-6
Loss 2-4 Oct 2014 ITF Makinohara, Japan 25,000 Grass Germany Tatjana Maria 1-6, 2-6
Loss 2-5 Nov 2014 Dunlop World Challenge, Japan 75,000 Carpet (i) Belgium An-Sophie Mestach 1-6, 1-6
Win 3-5 Oct 2015 ITF Hamamatsu, Japan 25,000 Grass Japan Miyu Kato 6-2, 6-1
Win 4-5 Oct 2016 ITF Hamamatsu, Japan 25,000 Carpet Russia Ksenia Lykina 6-4, 6-4

Doubles: 39 (30 titles, 9 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (19-6)
Clay (2-2)
Grass (5-0)
Carpet (4-1)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Mar 2009 ITF Kofu, Japan 10,000 Hard Japan Akari Inoue Japan Maki Arai
Japan Miki Miyamura
7-5, 3-6, [10-8]
Win 2. Jun 2010 ITF Komoro, Japan 10,000 Clay Japan Maya Kato South Korea Kim Kun-hee
South Korea Yu Min-hwa
2-6, 6-2, 7-5
Win 3. Jun 2010 ITF Tokyo, Japan 10,000 Hard Japan Akari Inoue South Korea Chang Kyung-mi
South Korea Yoo Mi
7-6(7-3), 6-0
Loss 1. Sep 2010 ITF Noto, Japan 25,000 Carpet Japan Akari Inoue Japan Rika Fujiwara
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
3-6, 3-6
Win 4. Nov 2010 ITF Toyota, Japan 75,000 Carpet (i) Japan Rika Fujiwara Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Romania M?d?lina Gojnea
1-6, 6-3, 6-4
Win 5. Jan 2011 ITF Pingguo, China 25,000 Hard Japan Rika Fujiwara China Liu Wanting
China Sun Shengnan
6-4, 6-3
Loss 2. Feb 2011 ITF Rancho Santa Fe, U.S. 25,000 Hard Japan Remi Tezuka United States Julie Ditty
Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugi?-Salki?
0-6, 2-6
Win 6. Feb 2011 ITF Surprise, United States 25,000 Hard Japan Remi Tezuka Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugi?-Salki?
United States Tetiana Luzhanska
6-3, 6-1
Win 7. Mar 2011 ITF Kunming, China 25,000 Hard Japan Rika Fujiwara Ukraine Irina Buryachok
Ukraine Veronika Kapshay
6-3, 6-2
Win 8. Apr 2011 ITF Wenshan, China 50,000 Hard (i) Japan Rika Fujiwara China Liang Chen
China Tian Ran
6-4, 6-0
Win 9. May 2011 ITF Fukuoka, Japan 50,000 Grass Japan Rika Fujiwara Japan Aiko Nakamura
Japan Junri Namigata
7-6(7-3), 6-0
Win 10. May 2011 ITF Karuizawa, Japan 25,000 Carpet Japan Rika Fujiwara Japan Natsumi Hamamura
Japan Ayumi Oka
6-4, 6-4
Win 11. Oct 2011 ITF Makinohara, Japan 25,000 Carpet Japan Kotomi Takahata Japan Junri Namigata
Japan Akiko Yonemura
6-2, 7-5
Win 12. Feb 2012 ITF Launceston, Australia 25,000 Hard Japan Kotomi Takahata Chinese Taipei Hsieh Shu-ying
China Zheng Saisai
6-4, 6-4
Loss 3. Mar 2012 ITF Ipswich, Australia 25,000 Clay Japan Junri Namigata Australia Monique Adamczak
Poland Sandra Zaniewska
5-7, 4-6
Win 13. Mar 2012 ITF Bundaberg, Australia 25,000 Clay Japan Junri Namigata Australia Sacha Jones
Australia Sally Peers
6-1, 7-5
Loss 4. Jul 2012 ITF Waterloo, Canada 50,000 Clay Canada Gabriela Dabrowski Canada Sharon Fichman
Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
2-6, 5-7
Loss 5. Jul 2012 ITF Granby, Canada 25,000 Hard Japan Miki Miyamura Canada Sharon Fichman
Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
6-4, 5-7, [4-10]
Win 14. Jul 2012 ITF Lexington, United States 50,000 Hard China Xu Yifan Israel Julia Glushko
Australia Olivia Rogowska
7-5, 6-7(7-9), [10-4]
Win 15. Aug 2012 ITF Bronx, United States 50,000 Hard Japan Erika Sema Japan Eri Hozumi
Japan Miki Miyamura
6-4, 7-6(7-4)
Win 16. Sep 2012 ITF Ningbo, China 100,000 Hard Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen United States Tetiana Luzhanska
China Zheng Saisai
6-2, 7-5
Win 17. Oct 2012 ITF Hamamatsu, Japan 25,000 Grass Japan Miki Miyamura Australia Monique Adamczak
United States Alexa Glatch
3-6, 6-4, [10-6]
Win 18. Feb 2013 ITF Burnie, Australia 25,000 Hard Japan Erika Sema Australia Bojana Bobusic
Australia Jessica Moore
w/o
Win 19. Oct 2013 ITF Hamamatsu, Japan 25,000 Grass Japan Junri Namigata Switzerland Belinda Bencic
Georgia (country) Sofia Shapatava
6-4, 6-3
Win 20. Nov 2013 ITF Toyota, Japan 75,000 Carpet (i) Japan Misaki Doi Japan Eri Hozumi
Japan Makoto Ninomiya
7-6(7-1), 2-6, [11-9]
Win 21. Feb 2014 ITF Surprise, United States 25,000 Hard Japan Eri Hozumi United States Sanaz Marand
United States Ashley Weinhold
6-3, 7-5
Win 22. May 2014 ITF Fukuoka, Japan 50,000 Grass Japan Eri Hozumi United Kingdom Naomi Broady
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
6-3, 6-4
Loss 6. Jul 2014 ITF Lexington, United States 50,000 Hard United States Keri Wong United Kingdom Jocelyn Rae
United Kingdom Anna Smith
4-6, 4-6
Loss 7. Nov 2014 ITF Toyota, Japan 75,000 Carpet (i) Japan Junri Namigata Japan Eri Hozumi
Japan Makoto Ninomiya
3-6, 5-7
Win 23. Oct 2015 ITF Nanjing, China 100,000 Hard Japan Eri Hozumi Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei
China Zhang Kailin
7-5, 6-7(7-9), [10-7]
Win 24. Nov 2015 Ando Securities Open, Japan 100,000 Hard Japan Makoto Ninomiya Japan Eri Hozumi
Japan Kurumi Nara
3-6, 6-2, [10-7]
Win 25. Mar 2016 Blossom Cup, China 50,000 Hard Japan Makoto Ninomiya China Lu Jingjing
China Zhang Yuxuan
6-3, 6-0
Win 26. Apr 2016 K?fu International Open, Japan 25,000 Hard Japan Erina Hayashi Japan Kanae Hisami
Japan Kotomi Takahata
7-5, 7-5
Win 27. Apr 2016 ITF Shenzhen, China 50,000 Hard Japan Makoto Ninomiya China Liang Chen
China Wang Yafan
7-6(7-5), 6-4
Win 28. Jul 2016 ITF Wuhan, China 50,000 Hard Japan Makoto Ninomiya Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen
China Duan Yingying
6-4, 6-4
Loss 8. Oct 2016 ITF Bendigo, Australia 50,000 Hard Japan Risa Ozaki United States Asia Muhammad
Australia Arina Rodionova
4-6, 3-6
Win 29. Jul 2017 ITF Southsea, United Kingdom 100,000 Grass China Yang Zhaoxuan Switzerland Viktorija Golubic
Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
6-7(7-9), 6-3, [10-8]
Loss 9. Nov 2017 Shenzhen Open, China 100,000 Hard China Yang Zhaoxuan United States Jacqueline Cako
Serbia Nina Stojanovi?
4-6, 2-6
Win 30. Nov 2018 Shenzhen Open, China 100,000 Hard China Yang Zhaoxuan South Korea Choi Ji-hee
Thailand Luksika Kumkhum
6-2, 6-3

References

  1. ^ " ". Archived from the original on July 4, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ 'Shuko Aoyama / Kai-Chen Chang at matchstat'
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Shuko Aoyama Bio". WTA Tennis. Retrieved 2021.
  5. ^ Lebo Poen (July 3, 2013). "Tennis Wimbledon: Chanelle Scheepers/Shuko Aoyama beat 16th seeded Julia Goerges/Barbora Zahlavova Strycova". tennis world. Retrieved 2021.

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