Aiko Nakamura

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Aiko Nakamura
中村藍子
Aiko Nakamura 2007 Australian Open womens doubles R1.jpg
Country (sports)  Japan
Residence Osaka, Japan
Born (1983-12-28) 28 December 1983 (age 32)
Osaka, Japan
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro 1999
Retired 2012
Plays Right-handed (two-handed both sides)
Prize money US$862,381
Singles
Career record 268–237
Career titles 0 WTA, 4 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 80–113
Career titles 0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 64 (3 March 2008)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2008)
French Open 1R (2006–2008)
Wimbledon 2R (2005, 2007, 2008)
US Open 2R (2007)

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

Coached by Eiji Takeuchi. Began playing tennis at age five; parents also played. Has one older sister, Shoko. Enjoys shopping, movies, listening to music . Trains by lifting weights, swimming and running.

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 before falling to Kimiko Date-Krumm in straight sets.

Nakamura 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)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 8 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)
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 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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