Aiko Nakamura

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Aiko Nakamura
中村藍子
Aiko Nakamura 2007 Australian Open womens doubles R1.jpg
Country (sports) Japan
ResidenceTennōji-ku, Osaka, Japan
Born (1983-12-28) 28 December 1983 (age 35)
Osaka, Japan
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1999
Retired2012
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed both sides)
Prize moneyUS$861,081
Singles
Career record268–237
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 47 (6 August 2007)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2006, 2007)
French Open1R (2005–2008)
Wimbledon2R (2005, 2007)
US Open2R (2005, 2006)
Doubles
Career record80–113
Career titles0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 64 (3 March 2008)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2008)
French Open1R (2006–2008)
Wimbledon2R (2005, 2007, 2008)
US Open2R (2007)

Aiko Nakamura (中村藍子, Nakamura Aiko) (born 28 December 1983 in Tennōji-ku, Osaka), is a Japanese former professional 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 had a double-handed forehand and backhand, but served right-handed. She won two ITF singles and two ITF doubles titles. In 2006, she reached the final at the Japan Open in Tokyo, where she lost to Marion Bartoli of France 6–2, 2–6, 2–6.

Nakamura also played for Japan's Fed Cup team. She retired from tennis in 2012.

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0-1)[edit]

Winner – Legend (pre/post 2010)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0–1)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. October 2006 Tokyo, Japan Hard France Marion Bartoli 6–2, 2–6, 2–6

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Winner – Legend (pre/post 2010)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0–1)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 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 10 (4–6)[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 Gunma, Japan Carpet Russia Maria Sharapova 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 21 July 2002 Baltimore, United States Hard United States Tory Zawacki 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. 20 October 2002 Haibara, Japan Carpet Japan Shinobu Asagoe 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 27 October 2002 Tokyo, Japan Hard Japan Haruka Inoue 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 23 November 2003 Nuriootpa, Australia Hard United States Jessica Lehnhoff 6–7(2–7), 6–7(2–7)
Winner 6. 8 August 2004 Louisville, United States Hard Puerto Rico Vilmarie Castellvi 6–4, 6–2
Winner 7. 24 October 2004 Haibara, Japan Carpet Japan Yuka Yoshida 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 7 May 2006 Gifu, Japan Carpet Japan Erika Takao 1–6, 7–5, 1–6
Winner 9. 3 May 2009 Gifu, Japan Carpet Japan Tomoko Yonemura 6–1, 6–4
Winner 10. 29 August 2011 Tsukuba, Japan Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei 6–3, 2–6, 6–3

Doubles 6 (3–3)[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 Evansville, United States Hard South Korea Kim Jin-hee Australia Gabrielle Baker
Australia Deanna Roberts
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 2. 18 May 2003 Nagano, Japan Grass Japan Maki Arai Japan Tomoko Taira
Japan Tomoko Yonemura
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 25 May 2003 Gunma, Japan Grass Japan Maki Arai Japan Kumiko Iijima
Thailand Suchanun Viratprasert
6–4, 5–7, 4–6
Winner 4. 18 April 2004 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Hard Japan Rika Fujiwara Ukraine Olena Antypina
Russia Goulnara Fattakhetdinova
6–3, 6–3
Winner 5. 3 May 2009 Gifu, Japan Carpet Australia Sophie Ferguson Japan Misaki Doi
Japan Kurumi Nara
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 2 May 2011 Fukuoka, Japan Carpet Japan Junri Namigata Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Rika Fujiwara
6–7(3–7), 0–6

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