Miho Saeki

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Miho Saeki
佐伯美穂
Country (sports)  Japan
Residence Tokyo, Japan
Born (1976-03-18) 18 March 1976 (age 40)
New York, United States
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro 1998
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $600,516
Singles
Career record 291–227
Career titles 16 ITF
Highest ranking No. 56 (8 June 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1998, 1999)
French Open 3R (1998)
Wimbledon 2R (1999)
US Open 2R (1998)
Doubles
Career record 138–121
Career titles 4 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest ranking No. 49 (7 July 1997)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1996)
French Open 2R (1997, 1999)
Wimbledon 2R (1997, 1998)
US Open QF (1998)

Miho Saeki (佐伯美穂 Saeki Miho?) (born 18 March 1976) is a retired Japanese tennis player, winner of professional tournaments in doubles and singles, and a representative of Japan for the Federation Cup.

Career[edit]

Saeki's career began officially in April 1994. As a junior finale she boasts a doubles tournament in the youth edition of the Japan Open. In senior tennis she began mainly outside the main cycle of the WTA Tour, winning a total of 16 singles and 8 doubles titles belonging to the ITF Women's Circuit. She gained four wins in doubles WTA Tour, with her partners - Yuka Yoshida and Naoko Kijimuta. Her career high ranking was at No. 56 in the singles (June 1998) and No. 49 in doubles (July 1997).

In 1998-1999 she appeared in the Japanese team for the Federation Cup (only singles). Defeated, among others well-known Dutch woman Miriam Oremans, and the total balance of the performances is a tie - three wins and three defeats.

WTA career finals[edit]

Legend Singles Doubles
Grand Slam 0–0 0–0
WTA Championships 0–0 0–0
Tier I 0–0 0–0
Tier II 0–0 0–0
Tier III 0–0 2–0
Tier IV & V 0–0 2–0

Doubles: 4 (4 titles)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 10 April 1995 Tokyo, Japan Hard Japan Yuka Yoshida Japan Kyoko Nagatsuka
Japan Ai Sugiyama
6–7, 6–4, 7–6
Winner 2. 14 October 1996 Beijing, China Hard Japan Naoko Kijimuta Japan Yuko Hosoki
Japan Kazue Takuma
7–5, 6–4
Winner 3. 18 November 1996 Pattaya, Thailand Hard Japan Yuka Yoshida Slovenia Tina Križan
Japan Nana Miyagi
6–2, 6–3
Winner 4. 14 February 2005 Memphis, United States Hard (i) Japan Yuka Yoshida United States Laura Granville
United States Abigail Spears
6–3, 6–4

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