Akiko Kijimuta
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Akiko Kijimuta
Akiko Kijimuta
Country (sports) Japan
Born (1968-05-01) May 1, 1968 (age 53)
Turned pro1983
Prize money$323,209
Career record126-148
Career titles1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 49 (March 5, 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1987, 1988)
French Open4R (1992)
Wimbledon3R (1988)
US Open3R (1987)
Career record33-63
Career titles1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 93 (August 26, 1991)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1988, 1994)
French Open1R (1991, 1994)
Wimbledon2R (1992)
US Open1R (1991, 1992)

Akiko Kijimuta (? , Kijimuta Akiko) is a former professional tennis player from Japan. She was born on May 1, 1968, in Japan and played on the WTA tour from 1986 to 1992. She reached the fourth round at Roland Garros in 1992, where she led the world number-one-ranked player Monica Seles 4 games to 1 in the final set. Seles won the match 6-4 in the third set.[1] She retired with a 63-100 singles record.

WTA finals

Singles (0-2)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Apr 1989 Singapore, Singapore Hard New Zealand Belinda Cordwell 1-6, 0-6
Loss 0-2 Dec 1990 Brisbane, Australia Hard Czechoslovakia Helena Suková 4-6, 3-6

Doubles (0-1)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Apr 1991 Tokyo, Japan Hard Japan Yone Kamio United States Amy Frazier
Japan Maya Kidowaki
2-6, 4-6

ITF finals

Singles (1-1)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 4 November 1984 Matsuyama, Japan Hard Brazil Niege Dias 6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 2. 11 November 1984 Hiroshima, Japan Hard United States Joy Cummings 6-2, 2-6, 2-6

Doubles (1-1)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 31 July 1983 Milano, Italy Clay Japan Akemi Nishiya Italy Anna Iuale
Czechoslovakia Lea Plchová
7-5, 4-6, 3-6
Winner 2. 16 August 1993 Arzachena, Italy Clay Japan Naoko Kijimuta Italy Linda Ferrando
Italy Silvia Farina Elia
6-0, 7-5


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