1
1
1

WTA Rising Star Of The Month: Kurumi

Kurumi Nara had a breakout tournament at the inaugural Rio Open and rode it all the way to her first career WTA title. For that reason she has been named WTA Rising Star Of The Month for February.

Published March 05, 2014 12:11

WTA Rising Star Of The Month: Kurumi
Kurumi Nara

HYOGO, Japan - Kurumi Nara captured her very first career WTA title at the inaugural staging of the Rio Open in Brazil. In the first red clay tournament of the year Nara looked impressive, defeating top seed Klara Zakopalova in the final.

For that reason, Nara has been named the WTA's Rising Star Of The Month for Febraury.

After being told she would break the Top 50 afterwards, Nara was elated - and stepped up her goals. "I can't believe it! I guess now I want to stay in the Top 50 this year!" she said.

"But it's really amazing. I try not to think about being No.1 in Japan. I really just try to focus on my game and my tennis every day. I just try my best every time and now I have my first WTA title. I'm so happy right now."

Topics: 2014, news, kurumi nara
Share this page!

Related news

  • Li Na Gives Birth To Baby Girl

    June 03, 2015
    Li Na, who announced to the world at the Australian Open in January that she was pregnant, gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. See a pic of the happy family right here!
  • Vintage Ivanovic Back In Semifinals

    June 02, 2015
    Ana Ivanovic ripped 37 winners in 75 minutes to beat Elina Svitolina and get back into the French Open semifinals - her first Grand Slam semifinal since winning here in 2008.
  • Safarova Keeps Cool To Reach SF, Top 10

    June 02, 2015
    Lucie Safarova produced a clinical display to dash the hopes of WTA Rising Star Garbiñe Muguruza and reach the semifinals of the French Open.
To The Top
3