Yui Kamiji

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Yui Kamiji
Swiss Open Geneva - 20140712 - Semi final Women - Y. Kamiji vs K. Montjane 83.jpg
Kamiji in Geneva in 2014
Country (sports)  Japan
Born (1994-04-24) 24 April 1994 (age 24)
Akashi, Hyōgo Prefecture
Plays Left Handed
Singles
Career record 351–72
Highest ranking No. 1 (19 May 2014)
Current ranking No. 2 (9 July 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (2017)
French Open W (2014, 2017, 2018)
Wimbledon SF (2017, 2018)
US Open W (2014, 2017)
Other tournaments
Masters W (2013)
Paralympic Games 3rd (2016), QF (2012)
Doubles
Career record 229–58
Highest ranking No. 1 (09 June 2014)
Current ranking No. 3 (9 July 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)
French Open W (2014, 2016, 2017)
Wimbledon W (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
US Open W (2014)
Other doubles tournaments
Masters Doubles W (2013, 2014)
Paralympic Games QF (2012)

Yui Kamiji (上地 結衣, Kamiji Yui, born 24 April 1994) is a Japanese wheelchair tennis player. Kamiji along with Jordanne Whiley won all four Grand Slam doubles events in 2014 and the Wheelchair Tennis Masters doubles.[1][2] Kamiji is also the current Wheelchair tennis Masters champion and has in the past won the junior version.[3][4] Kamiji is currently managed by Avex Group under its avex challenged athletes program.

2013–present[edit]

Kamiji won singles titles in Lizuka,[5] Daegu,[6] Paris,[7] St Louis,[8] and became the first non Dutchwoman to lift the Masters title.[9]

Kamiji won doubles titles with Sharon Walraven in Pensacola,[10] Sabine Ellerbrock in Lizuka.[11] Ju-Yeon Park in Daegu,[12] Jordanne Whiley in Paris and the Masters.[2][13] With Ellerbrock in New York and Whiley at Wimbledon, Kamiji was the runner up.[14][15]

During the 2014 season Kamiji won singles titles in Melbourne,[16] Kobe and Lizuka.[17] At the Australian Open Kamiji reached her first Grand Slam singles final where she lost to Sabine Ellerbrock.[18] Kamiji followed that up by winning the second Grand Slam tournament of the season at Roland Garros.[19] Whilst partnering Jordanne Whiley during the 2014 season the pair won the Grand Slam in doubles. They finished the year by adding the Masters crown after defeating Louise Hunt and Katharina Kruger in the final. However, despite the absence of van Koot and Griffioen the pair did not go undefeated throughout the tournament as they lost to Marjolein Buis and Michaela Spaanstra during the round robin group stage.[20]

In 2017, Kamiji finished the year as World No 1, and was named ITF Women's Wheelchair World Champion for the second time in her career. [21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC Sport – Australian Open 2014: Jordanne Whiley wins first Grand Slam title". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-01-24. 
  2. ^ a b "ITF Tennis – WHEELCHAIR – Articles – Top seeds clinch Doubles Masters titles". itftennis.com. Retrieved 2014-01-24. 
  3. ^ "Yui Kamiji breaks Dutch wheelchair tennis winning streak | IPC". paralympic.org. Retrieved 2014-01-24. 
  4. ^ "ITF Tennis – WHEELCHAIR – Articles – Kunieda, Kamiji, Wagner win NEC Masters titles". itftennis.com. Retrieved 2014-01-24. 
  5. ^ "Scheffers, Kamiji, Wagner win Japan Open titles". ITF Tennis. 2 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Kamiji and Sithole win Daegu titles". ITF tennis. 14 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Kunieda, Kamiji, Wagner win Paris titles". ITF tennis. 30 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Kunieda and Kamiji seal Japanese double". ITF tennis. 1 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Kunieda, Kamiji, Wagner win NEC Masters titles". ITF tennis. 12 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Montjane ends Kamiji's challenge in Pensacola". itftennis.com. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  11. ^ "Wagner clinches seventh Japan Open title". itftennis.com. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  12. ^ "Sanada, Kamiji, Sithole win Daegu titles". itftennis.com. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  13. ^ "Kamiji beats van Koot in French semis". itftennis.com. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  14. ^ "Wagner, Sithole reach quad singles final". itftennis.com. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  15. ^ "Top seeds claim Wimbledon titles". itftennis.com. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  16. ^ "Kunieda, Kamiji and Sithole win Melbourne Open". itftennis.com. Retrieved 2014-07-14. 
  17. ^ "Kunieda, Kamiji and Sithole win Japan Open titles". itftennis.com. Retrieved 2014-07-14. 
  18. ^ "Kunieda, Ellerbrock, Wagner win Australian Open titles". itftennis.com. Retrieved 2014-07-14. 
  19. ^ "Kunieda, Kamiji earn Japanese double in Paris". itftennis.com. Retrieved 2014-07-14. 
  20. ^ http://www.itftennis.com/news/189898.aspx
  21. ^ http://www.itftennis.com/news/277532.aspx

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Aniek van Koot
ITF Wheelchair Tennis World Champion
2014
Succeeded by
Jiske Griffioen
Preceded by
Jiske Griffioen
Year End Number 1 – Doubles Award
2014
Succeeded by
Incumbent