Junri Namigata

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Junri Namigata
Junri Namigata 1, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Namigata competing in the first round of the 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying Tournament
Native name 波形純理
Country (sports)  Japan
Residence Saitama, Japan
Born (1982-07-05) 5 July 1982 (age 34)
Koshigaya Japan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro 2005
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
College Waseda University
Coach(es) Toshihisa Tsuchihashi[1]
Prize money US$459,390
Singles
Career record 352–268
Career titles 0 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest ranking No. 105 (28 February 2011)
Current ranking No. 381
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2011)
French Open 1R (2011)
Wimbledon Q3 (2010)
US Open Q3 (2006,2010)
Doubles
Career record 223–142
Career titles 1 WTA, 18 ITF
Highest ranking 101 (25 May 2015)
Current ranking 266
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2008)
Fed Cup 5–0 (singles 3–0, doubles 2–0)
Last updated on: 12 April 2016[1][2][3][4].

Junri Namigata (Japanese: 波形純理?, born 5 July 1982) is a Japanese professional tennis player. Her career high WTA singles ranking is 105, which she reached in February 2011.[2] Her career high doubles ranking is 101, which she reached in May 2015.[2]

Early life and amateur career[edit]

Namigata was born in Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture and started playing tennis when she was 6 years old. She completed elementary school at a school in Koshigaya and won a regional tournament when in the third grade.[5] She attended Fujimura Girls' Junior High School and Horikoshi High School in Tokyo.[1] In September 1997, when still in junior high school, she made her first appearance in an ITF doubles tournament.[3] When she was in her first year of high school[5] she reached the round of 16 at the All Japan Tennis Championship[6] and won the All Japan Junior Championship title in her final year of high school.[5] She enrolled in the School of Social Sciences at Waseda University and in 2001 won the intercollegiate doubles title, was runner-up in the singles title, and was a member of the Waseda team that took out the team event.[5] In 2004 she won the intercollegiate singles title[5] and also won her first ITF doubles titles in October.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Namigata turned professional in August 2005.[1] after graduating from Waseda in April of the same year. Her goal was to finish her first year as a professional ranked in the top 200;[5] she finished 2006 ranked 162 in singles.[2] The first of her six singles titles came in July 2007.

In July 2014 Namigata won her first WTA event, the doubles tournmament of the inaugural Jiangxi International Women's Tennis Open, partnering with China's Chuang Chia-Jung.[7] 2014 was the most successful year of her career thus far, winning three ITF doubles titles and her first singles title since 2010.[2] She finished the year ranked 196 in singles and 145 in doubles, returning to the top 200 in each category for the first time since 2011.[2]

Grand Slam appearances[edit]

In singles, Namigata has qualified for two Grand Slam tournaments so far. At the 2011 Australian Open she lost to Canadian Rebecca Marino in the first round.[8] Later in the same year, she lost in the first round of the French Open to Aleksandra Wozniak.[9]

In doubles, she qualified for the 2008 Wimbledon tournament with fellow Japanese player Ayumi Morita, losing in the first round to Ekaterina Makarova and Selima Sfar.[3]

Federation Cup[edit]

Namigata represented Japan in the Asia/Oceania Group Stage of the 2011 Fed Cup.[4]

Rankings[edit]

WTA and WTA 125 Series Finals appearances[edit]

Current as of 16 November 2015:[3]

Doubles: 2 (1–1)[edit]

Legend
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)
WTA 125s tournaments (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 7 October 2007 Bangkok, Thailand Hard Japan Ayumi Morita China Sun Tiantian
China Yan Zi
w/o
Winner 1. 27 July 2014 Nanchang, China Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei
China Xu Yifan
7–6(7–4), 6–3

ITF Circuit finals appearances[edit]

Current as of 16 November 2015:[3]

Singles 19 (6–13)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 3 Jul 2004 Inchon, South Korea Hard South Korea Lee Eun-jeong 0–6 6–3 0–6
Runner-up 2. 21 May 2006 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Hard Slovakia Katarína Kachlíková 4–6 4–6
Winner 3. 15 July 2007 Miyazaki, Japan Carpet China Zhang Shuai 6–4 6–2
Runner-up 4. 28 October 2007 Hamanako, Japan Carpet Belgium Yanina Wickmayer 6–4 4–6 2–6
Runner-up 5. 26 Apr 2009 Changwon, South Korea Hard United Kingdom Elena Baltacha 3–6 1–6
Winner 6. 31 May 2009 Gunma, Japan Carpet Chinese Taipei Hsu Wen-hsin 6–1 6–1
Winner 7. 19 July 2009 Miyazaki, Japan Carpet Japan Shiho Akita 7–6(6) 6–2
Runner-up 8. 2 August 2009 Obihiro, Japan Carpet Japan Kurumi Nara 6–7(7) 6–4 4–6
Winner 9. 9 May 2010 Fukuoka, Japan Carpet Austria Nikola Hofmanova 6–1 6–2
Runner-up 10. 30 May 2010 Kusatsu, Japan Carpet Japan Akiko Yonemura 4–6 6–7(4)
Winner 11. 8 August 2010 Beijing, China Hard China Zhang Shuai 7–6(3) 6–2
Runner-up 12. 28 November 2010 Toyota, Japan Carpet Japan Misaki Doi 7–5 6–2
Runner-up 13. 30 October 2011 Hamanako, Japan Carpet Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 2–6 6–7(4)
Runner-up 14. 27 May 2012 Karuizawa, Japan Grass Russia Marta Sirotkina 4–6 6–2 4–6
Runner-up 15. 26 May 2013 Karuizawa, Japan Grass Japan Eri Hozumi 6–7 3–6
Runner-up 16. 26 May 2014 Changwon, South Korea Hard South Korea Hong Hyun-hui 6–2, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 17. 9 June 2014 Kashiwa, Japan Hard Japan Riko Sawayanagi 4–6 6–7
Winner 18. 31 August 2014 Tsukuba, Japan Hard Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen 6–0 7–6
Runner-up 19. 26 October 2014 Hamamatsu, Japan Carpet Japan Riko Sawayanagi 6–2, 2–6, 3–6

Doubles 38 (18–20)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 31 October 2004 Tokyo, Japan Hard Japan Kumiko Iijima Japan Maki Arai
Japan Akiko Yonemura
6–3 6–1
Winner 2. 17 July 2005 Hamilton, Canada Clay Japan Kumiko Iijima United States Lauren Barnikow
Australia Lauren Breadmore
6–7(4) 6–2 6–2
Runner-up 3. 31 July 2005 Lexington, USA Hard Japan Kumiko Iijima Puerto Rico Vilmarie Castellvi
United States Samantha Reeves
2–6 1–6
Runner-up 4. 17 February 2006 Sydney, Australia Hard Japan Ayumi Morita Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
2–6 1–6
Winner 5. 28 May 2006 Nagano, Japan Carpet Japan Kumiko Iijima Japan Remi Tezuka
Japan Tomoko Yonemura
6–3 7–6(3)
Winner 6. 6 August 2006 Tokachi, Japan Carpet Japan Kumiko Iijima Japan Shiho Hisamatsu
Japan Remi Tezuka
7–5 6–4
Winner 7. 23 September 2006 Ibaraki, Japan Hard Japan Kumiko Iijima Japan Natsumi Hamamura
Japan Ayaka Maekawa
6–7(4) 6–3 6–2
Runner-up 8. 14 April 2007 Jackson, USA Clay Japan Yurika Sema Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová
Czech Republic Michaela Paštíková
6–7(5) 6–7(3)
Runner-up 9. 13 May 2007 Fukuoka, Japan Carpet Japan Rika Fujiwara Japan Ayumi Morita
Japan Akiko Yonemura
2–6 2–6
Winner 10. 7 July 2007 Nagoya, Japan Hard Japan Akiko Yonemura South Korea Chang Kyung-mi
South Korea Kim Jin-hee
6–2 3–6 6–4
Winner 11. 7 July 2007 Obihiro, Japan Carpet Japan Kumiko Iijima Japan Ayumi Morita
Japan Akiko Yonemura
7–6(3) 6–0
Winner 12. 13 September 2007 Tokyo, Japan Hard Japan Rika Fujiwara Japan Kumiko Iijima
Japan Akiko Yonemura
3–6 7–6(4) [10–5]
Runner-up 13. 2 August 2008 Vancouver, Canada Hard United States Christina Fusano United States Carly Gullickson
Australia Nicole Kriz
7–6(4) 1–6 [5–10]
Winner 14. 19 October 2008 Makinohara, Japan Carpet Japan Natsumi Hamamura South Korea Chae Kyung-yee
China Han Xinyun
7–5 7–6(4)
Runner-up 15. 25 October 2008 Hamanako, Japan Carpet Japan Akiko Yonemura Japan Kanae Hisami
Japan Yurina Koshino
5–7 4–6
Runner-up 16. 10 May 2009 Fukuoka, Japan Carpet Japan Ayaka Maekawa Japan Akiko Yonemura
Japan Tomoko Yonemura
2–6 7–6(3) [3–10]
Winner 17. 12 May 2009 Nagano, Japan Carpet Japan Akiko Yonemura Japan Tomoyo Takagishi
Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai
6–1 6–4
Runner-up 18. 10 April 2010 Incheon, South Korea Hard Japan Misaki Doi Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Japan Erika Sema
0–6 6–7(8)
Runner-up 19. 10 April 2010 Gimhae, South Korea Hard Japan Misaki Doi South Korea Chang Kyung-mi
South Korea Lee Jin-a
6–1 4–6 [8–10]
Runner-up 20. 19 April 2010 Changwon, South Korea Hard Japan Misaki Doi South Korea Chang Kyung-mi
South Korea Lee Jin-a
7–5 3–6 [8–10]
Runner-up 21. 2 May 2011 Fukuoka, Japan Carpet Japan Aiko Nakamura Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Rika Fujiwara
6–7(3) 0–6
Runner-up 22. 17 October 2011 Makinohara, Japan Carpet Japan Akiko Yonemura Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Kotomi Takahata
2–6 5–7
Runner-up 23. 25 March 2012 Ipswich, Australia Clay Japan Shuko Aoyama Australia Monique Adamczak
Poland Sandra Zaniewska
5–7 4–6
Winner 24. 1 April 2012 Bundaberg, Australia Clay Japan Shuko Aoyama Australia Sacha Jones
Australia Sally Peers
6–1 7–5
Winner 25. 8 July 2012 Middelburg, Netherlands Clay Japan Yurika Sema Netherlands Bernice Van de Velde
Netherlands Angelique Van der Meet
6–3 6–1
Runner-up 26. 28 April 2013 Wenshan, China Carpet Japan Rika Fujiwara Japan Miki Miyamura
Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai
5–7 3–6
Winner 27. 6 May 2013 Fukuoka, Japan Grass Japan Erika Sema Japan Rika Fujiwara
Japan Akiko Omae
7–5 3–6 [10–7]
Winner 28. 27 October 2013 Hamamatsu, Japan Grass Japan Shuko Aoyama Switzerland Belinda Bencic
Georgia (country) Sofia Shapatava
6–4 6–3
Winner 29. 24 March 2014 Nishitama, Japan Hard Japan Akiko Yonemura South Korea Choi Ji-hee
Japan Akari Inoue
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 30. 12 May 2014 Kurume, Japan Grass Japan Akiko Yonemura Australia Jarmila Gajdošová
Australia Arina Rodionova
4–6 2–6
Winner 31. 19 May 2014 Karuizawa, Japan Grass Japan Akiko Yonemura Japan Kanae Hisami
Japan Chiaki Okadaue
6–2 7–5
Winner 32. 29 May 2014 Changwon, Korea Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung South Korea Lee Ye-ra
South Korea Kim So-jung
7–6 6–0
Runner-up 33. 22 November 2014 Toyota, Japan Carpet (i) Japan Shuko Aoyama Japan Eri Hozumi
Japan Makoto Ninomiya
3–6 5–7
Runner-up 34. 8 February 2015 Burnie, Australia Hard China Han Xinyun United States Irina Falconi
Croatia Petra Martić
2–6 4–6
Winner 35. 13 February 2015 Launceston, Australia Hard China Han Xinyun China Wang Yafan
China Yang Zhaoxuan
6–4, 3–6, [10–6]
Runner-up 36. 29 March 2015 Quanzhou, China Hard Japan Hiroko Kuwata Japan Eri Hozumi
Japan Makoto Ninomiya
3–6 7–6 (2) [2–10]
Runner-up 37. 10 May 2015 Fukuoka, Japan Grass Japan Eri Hozumi United Kingdom Naomi Broady
Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková
3–6 4–6
Runner-up 38. 17 May 2015 Kurume, Japan Grass Japan Eri Hozumi Japan Makoto Ninomiya
Japan Riko Sawayanagi
6–7 (10) 3–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "波形 純理" [Namigata Junri] (in Japanese). Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "ITF Tennis – Pro Circuit – Player Profile – NAMIGATA, Junri (JPN)". Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Junri Namagata". Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Fed Cup – Player profile – Junri NAMIGATA (JPN)". Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "目指すはプロテニスプレーヤー!" [My goal is a pro tennis player!] (in Japanese). 4 November 2004. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "第73回 全日本テニス選手権大会" [73rd All Japan Tennis Championships] (PDF). November 1998. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Peng Ends Liu Dream In Nanchang Final". 27 July 2014. Archived from the original on 30 July 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  8. ^ Nakao, Yuriko (17 January 2011). "Vancouver's Marino advances to second round at Australian Open". Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "Scores / Stats". Archived from the original on 31 May 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 

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