Aiko Nakamura

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Aiko Nakamura
中村藍子
Aiko Nakamura 2007 Australian Open womens doubles R1.jpg
Country  Japan
Residence Osaka, Japan
Born (1983-12-28) 28 December 1983 (age 30)
Osaka, Japan
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro 1999
Plays Right-handed (two-handed both sides)
Prize money US$761,183
Singles
Career record 202–171
Career titles 0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 47 (6 August 2007)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2006, 2007)
French Open 1R (2005–2008)
Wimbledon 2R (2005, 2007)
US Open 2R (2005, 2006)
Doubles
Career record 52–83
Career titles 0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 64 (3 March 2008)
Last updated on: 6 October 2008.

Aiko Nakamura (中村藍子 Nakamura Aiko?) (born 28 December 1983 in Osaka), is a female Japanese tennis player. She was once the second highest WTA-ranked Japanese singles tennis player, at 107 (21 July 2008), after Ai Sugiyama.

Like her role-model Monica Seles, she has a double-handed forehand and backhand, but serves right-handed. She has won two ITF singles and two ITF doubles titles. In 2006, she made it to the final at the Japan Open in Tokyo, where she lost to Marion Bartoli of France 2–6, 6–2, 6–2.

Nakamura plays for Japan's Fed Cup team. Having not played since the end of 2009, Nakamura is currently unranked. However, she has been given a wildcard into the 2010 HP Open in Osaka, Japan. She defeated Alexandra Panova in the first round 7–6(5), 2–6, 6–3 before falling to Kimiko Date-Krumm 2–6, 0–6.

WTA career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Olympic Gold (0–0)
WTA Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory (0–0)
Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 29 September 2008 Tokyo, Japan Hard Japan Ayumi Morita United States Jill Craybas
New Zealand Marina Erakovic
6–4 5–7 [6–10]

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles 9 (6–3)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 21 April 2002 Japan Gunma, Japan Carpet Russia Maria Sharapova 4–6 1–6
Runner-up 2. 21 July 2002 United States Baltimore, Maryland, USA Hard United States Tory Zawacki 4–6 5–7
Runner-up 3. 20 October 2002 Japan Haibara, Japan Carpet Japan Shinobu Asagoe 4–6 5–7
Runner-up 4. 27 October 2002 Japan Tokyo, Japan Hard Japan Haruka Inoue 2–6 2–6
Runner-up 5. 23 November 2003 Australia Nuriootpa, Australia Hard United States Jessica Lehnhoff 6–7(2) 6–7(2)
Winner 6. 8 August 2004 United States Louisville, Kentucky, USA Hard Puerto Rico Vilmarie Castellvi 6–4 6–2
Winner 7. 24 October 2004 Japan Haibara, Japan Carpet Japan Yuka Yoshida 6–1 6–4
Runner-up 8. 7 May 2006 Japan Gifu, Japan Carpet Japan Erika Takao 1–6 7–5 1–6
Winner 9. 3 May 2009 Japan Gifu, Japan Carpet Japan Tomoko Yonemura 6–1 6–4

Doubles 6 (4–2)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 28 July 2002 United States Evansville, Indiana, USA Hard South Korea Jin-Hee Kim Australia Leanne Baker
Australia Deanna Roberts
6–4 6–0
Runner-up 2. 18 May 2003 Japan Nagano, Japan Grass Japan Maki Arai Japan Tomoko Taira
Japan Tomoko Yonemura
3–6 1–6
Runner-up 3. 25 May 2003 Japan Gunma, Japan Grass Japan Maki Arai Japan Kumiko Iijima
Thailand Suchanun Viratprasert
6–4 5–7 4–6
Winner 4. 18 April 2004 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Hard Japan Rika Fujiwara Ukraine Olena Antypina
Russia Goulnara Fattakhetdinova
6–3 6–3
Winner 5. 3 May 2009 Japan Gifu, Japan Carpet Australia Sophie Ferguson Japan Misaki Doi
Japan Kurumi Nara
6–2 6–1
Winner 6. 9 May 2010 Japan Fukuoka, Japan Carpet Japan Kotomi Takahata New Zealand Marina Erakovic
Russia Alexandra Panova
6–4 6–4

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