2008 Kangaroo Cup

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2008 Kangaroo Cup
Date 28 April – 4 May
Edition 12th
Surface Carpet / Outdoor
Location Gifu, Gifu, Japan
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm / Japan Kurumi Nara

The 2008 Kangaroo Cup was a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor carpet courts. It was the twelfth edition of the tournament which was part of the 2008 ITF Women's Circuit. It took place in Gifu, Gifu, Japan between 28 April and 4 May 2008. The total prize money offered at this event was US$50,000.

This tournament marked the return of Japanese player Kimiko Date-Krumm,[1] who returned to professional tennis almost 12 years after retiring, at the age of 37. Date entered the qualifying with the help of a wildcard, and she not only qualified, but had a run to the singles final, where she was beaten by Tamarine Tanasugarn. She also won the doubles title here, with compatriot Kurumi Nara.

WTA entrants[edit]


Country Player Rank1 Seed
 JPN Aiko Nakamura 80 1
 THA Tamarine Tanasugarn 86 2
 GBR Melanie South 159 3
 JPN Junri Namigata 180 4
 JPN Rika Fujiwara 183 5
 JPN Kumiko Iijima 210 6
 JPN Akiko Yonemura 220 7
 NED Nicole Thijssen 222 8
  • 1 Rankings are as of April 21, 2008.

Other Entrants[edit]

The following players received wildcards into the singles main draw:

The following players received entry from the qualifying draw:




External links[edit]


  1. ^ 'Comeback queen of Kimiko Date-Krumm' Beryl Pieces (Retrieved March 2012)