Rika Hiraki
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Rika Hiraki
Rika Hiraki
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Hiraki in 1999
Country (sports) Japan
ResidenceMatsudo, Japan
Born (1971-12-06) 6 December 1971 (age 49)
Beirut, Lebanon
Height1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed both sides)
Prize money$852,103
Singles
Career record208-252
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 72 (27 January 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1996, 1997, 1998)
French Open1R (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997)
Wimbledon3R (1992)
US Open2R (1997)
Doubles
Career record274-251
Career titles6 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 26 (27 October 1997)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2000)
French Open2R (1996, 1997)
Wimbledon2R (1996, 1999, 2000, 2001)
US Open3R (1993, 1996)
Mixed doubles
Career record11-13
Career titles1
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1998)
French OpenW (1997)
Wimbledon3R (1997)
US Open1R (1997, 1998)

Rika Hiraki (Japanese: , born 6 December 1971) is a former professional Japanese female tennis player.

She won the mixed-doubles title at the 1997 French Open (with Mahesh Bhupathi).

Biography

Started playing at age 6. Baseliner, who considered groundstrokes her strength. Father, Koichi, works for Japan Airlines; mother, Noriko, is a homemaker; older brother, Yasuchika, graduated from the University of Tokyo and is now a pilot with Japan Airlines. Graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University, majoring in International Politics. Works as a Systems Manager for telephone company NTT, completing all her work from the road via computer modem while at tournaments. Hobbies include reading and working with computers. Likes to visit London. Favorite movie is Beaches; favorite color is red. Enjoys swimming and listening to music.

Grand Slam finals

Mixed doubles: (1 title)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1997 French Open Clay India Mahesh Bhupathi United States Patrick Galbraith
United States Lisa Raymond
6-4, 6-1

WTA career finals

Doubles (6-7)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Apr 1991 Pattaya, Thailand Hard Japan Akemi Nishiya Japan Nana Miyagi
Indonesia Suzanna Wibowo
1-6, 4-6
Win 1-1 Oct 1991 San Juan, Puerto Rico Hard Argentina Florencia Labat Belgium Sabine Appelmans
United States Camille Benjamin
6-3, 6-3
Win 2-1 Apr 1992 Tokyo, Japan Hard United States Amy Frazier Japan Kimiko Date
United States Stephanie Rehe
7-5, 6-7, 6-0
Loss 2-2 Apr 1992 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard (i) Czech Republic Petra Langrová France Isabelle Demongeot
Ukraine Natalia Medvedeva
6-2, 4-6, 1-6
Loss 2-3 Sep 1994 Tokyo, Japan Hard (i) United States Amy Frazier Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
France Julie Halard-Decugis
1-6, 6-0, 1-6
Loss 2-4 Sep 1995 Nagoya, Japan Carpet (i) South Korea Park Sung-hee Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
Australia Kristine Kunce
4-6, 4-6
Win 3-4 Apr 1996 Jakarta, Indonessia Hard Japan Naoko Kijimuta Belgium Laurence Courtois
Belgium Nancy Feber
7-6, 7-5
Win 4-4 Feb 1997 Oklahoma City, US Hard (i) Japan Nana Miyagi United States Marianne Werdel-Witmeyer
United States Tami Whitlinger-Jones
6-4, 6-1
Win 5-4 Apr 1997 Tokyo, Japan Hard France Alexia Dechaume-Balleret Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
United States Corina Morariu
6-4, 6-2
Win 6-4 Sep 1997 Surabaya, Indonessia Hard Australia Kerry-Anne Guse Canada Maureen Drake
Canada Renata Kolbovic
6-1, 7-6
Loss 6-5 Apr 1998 Tokyo, Japan Hard United States Amy Frazier Japan Naoko Kijimuta
Japan Nana Smith
3-6, 6-4, 4-6
Loss 6-6 Nov 1998 Pattaya City, Thailand Hard Poland Aleksandra Olsza France Julie Halard
Belgium Els Callens
6-3, 2-6, 2-6
Loss 6-7 Nov 1999 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Clay Japan Yuka Yoshida Croatia Jelena Kostani?
Slovenia Tina Pisnik
6-3, 2-6, 4-6

ITF finals

Singles (1-3)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. 11 October 1987 Kofu, Japan Hard Japan Emiko Okagawa 2-6, 6-2, 1-6
Loss 2. 1 October 1989 Kofu, Japan Hard Japan Maya Kidowaki 5-7, 0-6
Win 3. 14 October 1990 Matsuyama, Japan Hard Australia Catherine Barclay 6-4, 6-2
Loss 4. 21 October 1990 Kyoto, Japan Hard Australia Kristine Kunce 7-6, 3-6, 3-6

Doubles (10-13)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 20 November 1989 Bulleen, Australia Hard New Zealand Claudine Toleafoa Netherlands Ingelise Driehuis
United States Alysia May
7-6, 6-4
Loss 2. 7 October 1990 Tokyo, Japan Hard Japan Yasuyo Kajita Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
Australia Kristine Kunce
6-4, 1-6, 5-7
Loss 3. 21 October 1990 Kyoto, Japan Hard Japan Yasuyo Kajita Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
Australia Kristine Kunce
3-6, 4-6
Loss 4. 30 March 1998 Phoenix, United States Hard United States Amy Frazier Poland Aleksandra Olsza
Sweden Kristina Triska
4-6, 6-7(5)
Win 5. 19 July 1998 Mahwah, United States Hard United States Amy Frazier United States Jane Chi
United States Jean Okada
4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 6. 25 October 1998 Houston, United States Hard South Korea Kim Eun-ha United States Nana Smith
Japan Miho Saeki
1-6, 6-4, 1-6
Runner-up 7. 4 April 1999 Claremont, United States Hard South Africa Nannie de Villiers Australia Rachel McQuillan
Japan Nana Smith
2-6, 3-6
Runner-up 8. 18 April 1999 Las Vegas, United States Hard Australia Lisa McShea United States Erika deLone
Australia Annabel Ellwood
6-7, 2-6
Runner-up 9. 6 June 1999 Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass United States Linda Wild United Kingdom Julie Pullin
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
W/O
Win 10. 25 July 1999 Peachtree City, United States Hard Japan Nana Smith Australia Annabel Ellwood
Australia Bryanne Stewart
6-4, 6-1
Runner-up 11. 24 October 1999 Gold Coast, Australia Hard Australia Trudi Musgrave Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
Australia Lisa McShea
2-6, 3-6
Win 12. 13 December 1999 New Delhi, India Hard United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe Italy Tathiana Garbin
India Nirupama Sanjeev
5-2 ret.
Win 13. 20 February 2000 Midland, United States Hard (i) South Africa Nannie de Villiers South Africa Surina De Beer
Israel Tzipora Obziler
6-1, 1-6, 6-1
Win 14. 3 April 2000 West Palm Beach, United States Clay Japan Yuka Yoshida United States Erika deLone
Australia Nicole Pratt
1-6, 6-0, 7-6(5)
Loss 15. 25 March 2001 La Cañada, United States Hard South Korea Kim Eun-ha United Kingdom Julie Pullin
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
2-6, 4-6
Loss 16. 8 April 2001 West Palm Beach, United States Clay Japan Nana Smith Australia Rachel McQuillan
Australia Lisa McShea
3-6, 3-6
Win 17. 13 May 2001 Fukuoka, Japan Hard Japan Nana Smith United Kingdom Julie Pullin
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
6-0, 7-6(3)
Loss 18. 16 September 2001 Seoul, South Korea Hard South Korea Kim Eun-ha South Korea Choi Young-ja
South Korea Kim Eun-sook
3-6, 3-6
Win 19. 14 October 2001 Saga, Japan Grass Japan Nana Smith Japan Shiho Hisamatsu
Japan Maiko Inoue
6-0, 6-1
Win 20. 28 October 2001 Dallas, United States Hard Japan Nana Smith Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina
South Africa Nannie de Villiers
7-6(4), 6-2
Loss 21. 12 November 2001 Hattiesburg, United States Hard Japan Nana Smith Russia Alina Jidkova
United States Abigail Spears
3-6, 1-6
Loss 22. 26 November 2002 Minneapolis, United States Hard (i) Japan Nana Smith Japan Shinobu Asagoe
Belgium Els Callens
6-7(3), 6-7(3)
Win 23. 14 April 2002 Naples, United States Clay Japan Nana Smith Argentina Gisela Dulko
Russia Vera Zvonareva
7-5, 4-6, 7-5

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