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Erika Takao

Erika Takao
Country (sports) Japan
ResidenceJapan
Born (1987-10-12) 12 October 1987 (age 33)
Narashino
Retired2013
PlaysRight-handed (double-handed backhand)
Prize money$147,913
Singles
Career record230-165
Career titles4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 128 (6 November 2006)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2007)
French OpenQ1 (2007)
WimbledonQ2 (2007)
US OpenQ1 (2007)
Doubles
Career record55-57
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 270 (31 October 2011)

Erika Takao (, Takao Erika, born 12 October 1987) is a retired Japanese tennis player.

On 6 November 2006, she reached her career-high WTA singles ranking of No. 128. On 31 October 2011, she also reached her highest doubles ranking of No. 270.

In 2013, after Japanese national championships, and after ten years playing on the ITF Women's Circuit, Takao announced her retirement.

ITF Circuit finals

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (4-11)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 31 October 2004 Tokyo, Japan Hard Japan Yurika Sema 6-3, 6-7(4-7), 0-6
Runner-up 2. 24 April 2005 Yamaguchi, Japan Clay Australia Lauren Breadmore 3-6, 2-6
Runner-up 3. 24 July 2005 Kurume, Japan Grass Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei 2-6, 3-6
Runner-up 4. 25 September 2005 Ibaraki, Japan Hard Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská 6-2, 5-7, 3-6
Winner 1. 7 May 2006 Gifu, Japan Carpet Japan Aiko Nakamura 6-1, 5-7, 6-1
Winner 2. 9 July 2006 Nagoya, Japan Hard Japan Shiho Hisamatsu 4-6, 6-2, 6-0
Winner 3. 16 July 2006 Miyazaki, Japan Carpet Japan Tomoko Yonemura 7-5, 6-3
Runner-up 5. 6 August 2006 Tokachi, Japan Carpet Japan Ayumi Morita 3-6, 6-4, 6-7(6-8)
Runner-up 6. 22 October 2006 Makinohara, Japan Carpet Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung 0-6, 4-6
Runner-up 7. 15 April 2007 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Hard Japan Seiko Okamoto 1-6, 2-6
Runner-up 8. 22 July 2007 Kurume, Japan Grass Japan Ayumi Morita 1-6, 1-3 ret.
Winner 4. 25 May 2008 Nagano, Japan Carpet South Korea Lee Jin-a 6-4, 6-1
Runner-up 9. 14 June 2009 Tokyo, Japan Hard Japan Erika Sema 4-6, 0-6
Runner-up 10. 13 June 2010 Tokyo, Japan Hard Japan Shuko Aoyama 6-7(3-7), 3-6
Runner-up 11. 15 January 2012 Pingguo, China Hard China Zhao Yijing 2-6, 4-6

Doubles (2-4)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 4 February 2011 Burnie, Australia Hard Japan Natsumi Hamamura Australia Olivia Rogowska
Australia Sally Peers
6-2, 3-6, [10-7]
Runner-up 1. 28 May 2011 Changwon, Korea Hard Japan Yurika Sema Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
China Zheng Saisai
2-6, 6-4, [9-11]
Runner-up 2. 3 September 2011 Tsukuba, Japan Hard South Korea Kim So-jung Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei
Chinese Taipei Hsu Wen-hsin
1-6, 1-6
Runner-up 3. 10 August 2012 Bursa, Turkey Clay Japan Remi Tezuka Austria Melanie Klaffner
Romania Laura-Ioana Andrei
2-6, 2-6
Winner 2. 18 August 2012 Istanbul, Turkey Hard Japan Remi Tezuka Thailand Nicha Lertpitaksinchai
Thailand Peangtarn Plipuech
2-6, 7-6, [10-3]
Runner-up 4. 25 May 2013 Karuizawa, Japan Grass Japan Miki Miyamura Japan Shiho Akita
Japan Sachie Ishizu
5-7, 6-7(8-10)

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