Akiko Morigami

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Akiko Morigami
森上亜希子
Akiko Morigami 2007 Australian Open womens doubles R1.jpg
Country (sports)  Japan
Residence Tokyo, Japan
Born (1980-01-12) January 12, 1980 (age 36)
Osaka, Japan
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro January 12, 1998
Retired 2009
Plays Right-handed (two-handed both sides)
Prize money $1,177,175
Singles
Career record 286 - 243
Career titles 1 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest ranking No. 41 (August 15, 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2r (2003–04, 2007–08)
French Open 3r (2005)
Wimbledon 3r (2003, 2007)
US Open 2r (2004)
Doubles
Career record 60 - 95
Career titles 1 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 59 (July 30, 2007)
Last updated on: July 20, 2008.

Akiko Morigami (Japanese: 森上亜希子, born January 12, 1980) is a Japanese former professional tennis player. She turned professional in 1998. On August 15, 2005, Morigami reached her career-high singles ranking: World No. 41.

Morigami has won 1 singles title in her career, defeating top-seed Marion Bartoli of France 6–1 6–3 in Prague in 2007. She has reached two other singles finals, both in Cincinnati (falling to Patty Schnyder in 2005, and losing to Anna Chakvetadze in 2007). In the 2006 French Open, she upset then-World No.3 Nadia Petrova in the first round.

Morigami retired after the 2009 HP Japan Women's Open in Osaka. In the first round she defeated qualifier Anastasia Rodionova 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 and in the second round she lost to the eventual champion Samantha Stosur 1-6, 2-6. This was her last professional WTA match.

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles (3) (1-2)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tour Championships (0)
Tier I Event (0)
Tier II Event (0)
Tier III Event (0)
Tier IV Event (1)
ITF Circuit (7)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. July 24, 2005 Cincinnati, USA Hard Switzerland Patty Schnyder 4-6, 0-6
Winner 1. May 7, 2007 Prague, CZE Clay France Marion Bartoli 6–1 6–3
Runner-up 1. July 22, 2007 Cincinnati, USA Hard Russia Anna Chakvetadze 1-6, 3-6

Doubles (2) (1-1)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tour Championships (0)
Tier I Event (0)
Tier II Event (0)
Tier III Event (0)
Tier IV Event (1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 1. February 16, 2003 Cellular South Cup, Memphis, United States Hard (i) Japan Saori Obata Russia Alina Jidkova
Australia Bryanne Stewart
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 1. February 24, 2007 Cellular South Cup, Memphis, United States Hard (i) Australia Jarmila Gajdošová Australia Nicole Pratt
Australia Bryanne Stewart
5–7, 6–4, [5–10]

ITF career finals[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. March 12, 2000 Warrnambool Grass Australia Mirielle Dittmann 6–4, 5–7, 6–1
Winner 2. March 26, 2000 Wodonga Grass South Africa Mareze Joubert 6–1, 6–1
Winner 3. October 14, 2001 Saga Grass Japan Nana Miyagi 6–4, 7–5
Winner 4. October 28, 2001 Home Hill Hard Australia Mirielle Dittmann 0–6, 6–4, 6–1
Winner 5. April 27, 2003 Dothan Clay Venezuela Milagros Sequera 6–3, 6–4
Winner 6. June 6, 2004 Surbiton Grass Russia Anna Chakvetadze 6–4, 1–6, 6–1
Winner 7. November 4, 2007 Taoyuan Hard Belgium Yanina Wickmayer 6–4, 7–6(7–5)

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