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

  • Serena Survives Big Scare At US Open

    September 04, 2015
    Serena Williams was two games from losing to an inspired American at the US Open on Friday night, but she conjured up some major power to inspire to make it through.
  • Halep To Join Serena In Singapore

    September 04, 2015
    Simona Halep has become the second player to qualify for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, joining Serena Williams in the prestigious field.
  • Vintage Venus Overpowers Bencic

    September 04, 2015
    Venus Williams was in vintage form on Arthur Ashe Stadium, outshining WTA Rising Star Belinda Bencic to reach the second week in New York for the first time since 2010.
To The Top
3