Rika Fujiwara

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Rika Fujiwara
Country  Japan
Residence Kanagawa, Japan
Born (1981-09-19) September 19, 1981 (age 33)
Tokyo, Japan
Height 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)
Turned pro 1999
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $745,212
Singles
Career record 412 - 313
Career titles 8 ITF
Highest ranking No. 84 (August 22, 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2006)
French Open 1R (2005)
Wimbledon 1R (2005, 2008)
US Open 1R (2005)
Doubles
Career record 266 - 149
Career titles 1 WTA, 24 ITF
Highest ranking No. 13 (November 11, 2002)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2002)
French Open SF (2002)
Wimbledon 3R (2002)
US Open 3R (2005)
Last updated on: 22 January 2012.

Rika Fujiwara (Japanese: 藤原 里華 Fujiwara Rika, born September 19, 1981, Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan) is a Japanese professional tennis player.

Her best-ever ranking is, No. 84 in singles (August 2005), and No. 13 in doubles (November 2002). She turned pro in 1999 and currently resides in Kanagawa, Japan.

In the 2002 Australian Open she partnered with Shinobu Asagoe and advanced to the quarterfinals, where they lost against eventual champions Martina Hingis and Anna Kournikova. The same year, Fujiwara and Ai Sugiyama got to the French Open doubles semifinals, losing to Lisa Raymond and Rennae Stubbs by 1–6, 7–6, 2–6.

WTA career finals[edit]

Doubles: 6 (1–5)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0/0)
Olympic Gold (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Tier I (0/1) Premier Mandatory (0/0)
Tier II (0/1) Premier 5 (0/0)
Tier III (0/0) Premier (0/0)
Tier IV & V (0/1) International (1/2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 18 August 2002 Canada Masters, Montreal, Canada Hard Japan Ai Sugiyama Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
6–4, 7–6(4)
Runner-up 2. 15 September 2002 China Open, Shanghai, China Hard Japan Ai Sugiyama Russia Anna Kournikova
Chinese Taipei Janet Lee
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 3 November 2002 Generali Ladies Linz, Linz, Austria Carpet (i) Japan Ai Sugiyama Australia Jelena Dokić
Russia Nadia Petrova
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 17 October 2010 HP Open, Osaka, Japan Hard Japan Shuko Aoyama Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen
United States Lilia Osterloh
6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 4 March 2012 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
7–5, 6–4
Winner 1. 15 April 2012 E-Boks Open, Copenhagen, Denmark Hard (i) Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm Sweden Sofia Arvidsson
Estonia Kaia Kanepi
6–2, 4–6, [10–5]

Grand Slam Singles performance timeline[edit]

To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only once a tournament or the player's participation in the tournament has concluded.

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 W-L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R 0–1
French Open 1R 0–1
Wimbledon 1R 1R 0–2
U.S. Open 1R 0–1
Win-Loss 0–3 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–5

Grand Slam Doubles performance timeline[edit]

To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only once a tournament or the player's participation in the tournament has concluded.

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W-L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open QF 1R 3R 1R 3R 1R 7–6
French Open SF 1R 3R 1R 1R 6–5
Wimbledon 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 3–6
U.S. Open 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 3–5
Win-Loss 9–3 0–4 3–3 4–4 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 2–2 0–1 19–22

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