Kazuko Sawamatsu

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Kazuko Sawamatsu
Country (sports)  Japan
Born (1951-01-05) 5 January 1951 (age 65)
Nishinomiya, Japan
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1973)
French Open QF (1975)
Wimbledon 3R (1970, 1971, 1974, 1975)
US Open QF (1975)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1974)
French Open SF (1975)
Wimbledon W (1975)
US Open 2R (1973, 1975)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open QF (1973)
Wimbledon QF (1969)

Kazuko Sawamatsu (Japanese: 沢松和子, born 5 January 1951) is a retired Japanese professional tennis player. Along with Ann Kiyomura, she is the first person of Asian descent to win a Grand Slam title, as well as being the first Asian national to do so.

She competed in a number of major LTA tournaments in the 1970s on the world circuit. At the 1975 Australian Open – Women's Singles, she reached the quarter finals, as well as reaching the quarterfinals of the French Open and U.S. Open the same year. She also reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open in 1973, and won the 1975 Wimbledon ladies doubles title with partner Ann Kiyomura.

In November 1975 she won the singles title at the Japan Open Tennis Championships.[1]

Sawamatsu is the sister of tennis player Junko Sawamatsu and the aunt of Naoko Sawamatsu.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1975 Wimbledon Grass United States Ann Kiyomura France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve
7–5, 1–6, 7–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1976). World of Tennis '76 : a BP and Commercial Union yearbook. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 111,112. ISBN 9780362002768. OCLC 650229036. 

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