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Kurumi Nara

Kurumi Nara
  • Residence: Hyogo, Japan
  • Date of Birth: 30 Dec 1991
  • Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
  • Height: 5' 2" (1.58 m)
  • Weight: 117 lbs. (53 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro

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Kurumi Nara Biography

Coached by Natsuki Harada ... Father is Shungo, mother is Satoko; brother is Tsubasa ... Favorite surface is hard.
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Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles 1 1
WTA Doubles Titles 0 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles 0 5
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles 0 3
Prize Money $146,335 $574,707
W/L - Singles 11 - 6 175 - 118
W/L - Doubles 0 - 0 32 - 33
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Results

MIAMI

WTA // USA // 18-Mar-2014 // $5,427,105 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/64Q/32D // Rank: 45 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win Annika Beck (GER) 43 7-6 (2) 6-4
R64 Loss [4] Maria Sharapova (RUS) 7 6-3 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+35

Prize Money

$14,945
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
43 28 464
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
31-Mar-2014 (43) 12-Apr-2010 (237)
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JANUARY - Reached QF at Auckland (l. to Ivanovic); reached 3r at Australian Open (l. to Jankovic); withdrew from Pattaya City w/right shoulder injury.

FEBRUARY - Won first WTA title at Rio de Janeiro (d. Zakopalova in final); made Top 50 debut afterwards on February 24 (rose from No.62 to No.48); withdrew from Acapulco w/right thigh injury.

MARCH - Reached 2r at Indian Wells (l. to Halep); reached 2r at Miami (l. to Sharapova).
2013 - First Top 100 season; SF at Osaka (l. to Bouchard); reached 3r once (US Open); fell 1r four times and in qualifying eight times (incl. other three majors); made Top 100 debut on September 9 (after US Open; rose from No.109 to No.78); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2012 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r twice and in qualifying nine times (incl. all four majors).

2011 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r three times and in qualifying seven times (incl. all four majors); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2010 - Reached 2r once (Wimbledon); fell 1r six times (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying seven times (incl. Australian Open); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2009 - Played first WTA main draw, reaching 2r at Osaka (as WC); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2008 - Played first WTA qualifying at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] and Tokyo [Japan Open] (both as WC); won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2007 - Did not play.

2006 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Japan.
SINGLES
Winner (1): 2014 - Rio de Janeiro.

ADDITIONAL
Japanese Fed Cup Team, 2011-12, 2014.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles 1 1
WTA Doubles Titles 0 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles 0 5
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles 0 3
Prize Money $146,335 $574,707
W/L - Singles 11 - 6 175 - 118
W/L - Doubles 0 - 0 32 - 33

Matchfacts

Service Record YTD Return Record YTD
Aces 9 1st Serve Return Points Won 47.2%
Double Faults 28 2nd Serve Return Points Won 57.2%
1st Serve 72.3% Break Points Opportunities 150
1st Serve Points Won 57% Break Points Converted 50%
2nd Serve Points Won 50.2% Return Games Played 141
Break Points Faced 112 Return Games Won 53.2%
Break Points Saved 49.1% Return Points Won 50.7%
Service Games Played 145 Total Points Won 52.9%
Service Games Won 60.7%
Service Points Won 55.1%

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
2 / 1 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 3r - - - - - - -
0 / 1 FRENCH OPEN - - - - 1r - - -
1 / 1 WIMBLEDON - - - - 2r - - -
2 / 1 US OPEN - 3r - - - - - -

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Kurumi Nara Results

  • Singles
    Doubles

MIAMI

WTA // USA // 18-Mar-2014 // $5,427,105 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/64Q/32D // Rank: 45 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win Annika Beck (GER) 43 7-6 (2) 6-4
R64 Loss [4] Maria Sharapova (RUS) 7 6-3 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+35

Prize Money

$14,945

INDIAN WELLS

WTA // USA // 05-Mar-2014 // $5,946,740 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/64Q/32D // Rank: 47 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win [Q] Allie Kiick (USA) 162 6-4 6-0
R64 Loss [6] Simona Halep (ROU) 7 6-2 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+35

Prize Money

$16,000

RIO DE JANEIRO

WTA // BRAZIL // 17-Feb-2014 // $250,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 62 // Seed/Entry: 5/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) 96 6-3 6-2
R16 Win Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) 111 6-0 7-6 (3)
Q Win Lourdes Dominguez Lino (ESP) 70 7-6 (5) 2-0 RET
S Win [Q] Nastassja Burnett (ITA) 160 6-4 3-6 6-2
F Win [1] Klara Koukalova (CZE) 35 6-1 4-6 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+280

Prize Money

$43,000

FED CUP WEEK 1

Fed Cup // ARGENTINA // 08-Feb-2014 // $0 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 6M/0Q/2D // Rank: 65 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R1 Loss Maria Irigoyen (ARG) 173 6-7 (7) 6-4 6-4
R1 Loss Paula Ormaechea (ARG) 60 6-3 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+0

Prize Money

$0

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Grand Slam // AUSTRALIA // 13-Jan-2014 // $13,615,654 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 74 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win Shuai Peng (CHN) 43 7-5 4-6 6-3
R64 Win [32] Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 35 6-4 6-3
R32 Loss [8] Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 8 6-4 7-5

WTA Rankings PTS

+130

Prize Money

$66,490

AUCKLAND

WTA // NEW ZEALAND // 30-Dec-2013 // $250,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 81 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) 61 6-1 4-0 RET
R16 Win Ayumi Morita (JPN) 60 6-0 6-1
Q Loss [2] Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 16 6-2 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+60

Prize Money

$5,900

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
43 28 464

Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
13/01/2014 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 130
26/08/2013 US OPEN R16 220
24/06/2013 WIMBLEDON Q - R32 50
26/05/2013 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 40
14/01/2013 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 40
27/08/2012 US OPEN Q - R64 40
25/06/2012 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
27/05/2012 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
16/01/2012 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R32 50
29/08/2011 US OPEN Q - R64 40
Date Tournament Round Points
20/06/2011 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 40
22/05/2011 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 40
17/01/2011 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R32 50
21/06/2010 WIMBLEDON R16 160
23/05/2010 FRENCH OPEN R16 60
18/01/2010 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 40
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Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2013 76 366
2012 157 1229
2011 144 491
2010 131 1018
2009 174 247
2008 463 -
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
31-Mar-2014 (43) 12-Apr-2010 (237)

Current WTA Rankings

Ranking Points
43 1242

Rankings Breakdown

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    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
13/01/2014 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 130
26/08/2013 US OPEN R16 220
24/06/2013 WIMBLEDON Q - R32 50
26/05/2013 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 40
14/01/2013 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 40
27/08/2012 US OPEN Q - R64 40
25/06/2012 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
27/05/2012 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
16/01/2012 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R32 50
29/08/2011 US OPEN Q - R64 40
Date Tournament Round Points
20/06/2011 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 40
22/05/2011 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 40
17/01/2011 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R32 50
21/06/2010 WIMBLEDON R16 160
23/05/2010 FRENCH OPEN R16 60
18/01/2010 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 40

Premier Events

Date Tournament Round Points
18/03/2014 MIAMI R64 35
05/03/2014 INDIAN WELLS R64 35
28/09/2013 BEIJING Q - R32 1
22/09/2013 TOKYO R64 1
18/02/2013 DUBAI Q - Q 12
30/12/2012 BRISBANE Q - R32 1
23/09/2012 TOKYO Q 30
20/02/2012 DUBAI Q - R32 1
13/02/2012 DOHA Q - R32 1
21/02/2011 DOHA Q - R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
14/02/2011 DUBAI Q - R32 1
26/09/2010 TOKYO - PAN PACIFIC R64 1
16/08/2010 MONTREAL Q - R64 1
09/08/2010 CINCINNATI Q - R32 20
02/08/2010 SAN DIEGO S 20
26/04/2010 STUTTGART Q - R16 8

Internationals

Date Tournament Round Points
17/02/2014 RIO DE JANEIRO W 280
30/12/2013 AUCKLAND Q 60
07/10/2013 OSAKA S 130
16/09/2013 GUANGZHOU Q - R16 6
09/09/2013 TASHKENT R32 1
10/06/2013 BIRMINGHAM Q 10
25/02/2013 KUALA LUMPUR R32 1
28/01/2013 PATTAYA CITY Q - R16 1
08/10/2012 OSAKA R32 1
17/09/2012 GUANGZHOU Q - R16 6
Date Tournament Round Points
11/06/2012 BIRMINGHAM Q - R16 6
27/02/2012 KUALA LUMPUR R16 30
02/01/2012 AUCKLAND Q - R16 6
10/10/2011 OSAKA R32 1
06/06/2011 COPENHAGEN R32 1
28/02/2011 KUALA LUMPUR R16 30
07/02/2011 PATTAYA CITY R32 1
03/01/2011 AUCKLAND Q - R16 6
11/10/2010 OSAKA R32 1
20/09/2010 TASHKENT R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
13/09/2010 GUANGZHOU R32 1
07/06/2010 BIRMINGHAM Q - R32 1
03/05/2010 ESTORIL Q - R16 6
04/01/2010 AUCKLAND Q - R32 1
12/10/2009 OSAKA R16 30

Fed Cup

Date Tournament Round Points
08/02/2014 FED CUP WEEK 1 R1 0
21/04/2012 FED CUP WEEK 2 - PLAYOFFS R2 0
04/02/2012 FED CUP WEEK 1 R1 0

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
29/09/2008 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN Q - Q 4
16/09/2008 TOKYO - PAN PACIFIC Q - R32 1

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