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Kurumi Nara

Kurumi Nara
  • Residence: Hyogo, Japan
  • Date of Birth: 30 Dec 1991
  • Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
  • Height: 5' 1" (1.55 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 $318,073 $746,445
W/L - Singles 16 - 15 180 - 127
W/L - Doubles 0 - 3 32 - 36
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Results

ISTANBUL

WTA // TURKEY // 14-Jul-2014 // $250,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 38 // Seed/Entry: 6/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win [Q] Johanna Konta (GBR) 89 6-2 6-0
R16 Win [Q] Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 130 7-6 (5) 6-7 (3) 6-2
Q Loss [2] Roberta Vinci (ITA) 24 6-0 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+60

Prize Money

$6,175
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
39 42 703
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
14-Jul-2014 (38) 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).

APRIL - Fell 1r at Oeiras (l. to Begu).

MAY - Fell 1r at Madrid (l. to Peng); fell 1r at Rome (l. to Ormaechea); reached 2r at Nurnberg (l. to Shvedova); reached 2r at Roland Garros (l. to Jankovic).

JUNE - Fell 1r at Birmingham (l. to Konta); fell 1r at 's-Hertogenbosch (l. to Svitolina).
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 $318,073 $746,445
W/L - Singles 16 - 15 180 - 127
W/L - Doubles 0 - 3 32 - 36

Matchfacts

Service Record YTD Return Record YTD
Aces 10 1st Serve Return Points Won 41.2%
Double Faults 50 2nd Serve Return Points Won 55.7%
1st Serve 74% Break Points Opportunities 239
1st Serve Points Won 55% Break Points Converted 46.9%
2nd Serve Points Won 50% Return Games Played 268
Break Points Faced 228 Return Games Won 41.8%
Break Points Saved 50.9% Return Points Won 46.4%
Service Games Played 275 Total Points Won 50.1%
Service Games Won 59.3%
Service Points Won 53.7%

Grand Slam History

Singles

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

Doubles

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

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Kurumi Nara Results

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    Doubles

ISTANBUL

WTA // TURKEY // 14-Jul-2014 // $250,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 38 // Seed/Entry: 6/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win [Q] Johanna Konta (GBR) 89 6-2 6-0
R16 Win [Q] Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 130 7-6 (5) 6-7 (3) 6-2
Q Loss [2] Roberta Vinci (ITA) 24 6-0 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+60

Prize Money

$6,175

WIMBLEDON

Grand Slam // GREAT BRITAIN // 23-Jun-2014 // $18,575,979 // Grass (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) 110 6-4 6-4
R64 Loss [30] Venus Williams (USA) 31 7-6 (4) 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+70

Prize Money

$67,015

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH

WTA // NETHERLANDS // 15-Jun-2014 // $250,000 // Grass (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/16Q/16D // Rank: 40 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss Elina Svitolina (UKR) 34 6-2 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$2,220

BIRMINGHAM

WTA // GREAT BRITAIN // 09-Jun-2014 // $710,000 // Grass (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/16D // Rank: 39 // Seed/Entry: 14/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 Loss [W] Johanna Konta (GBR) 110 6-3 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$2,200

FRENCH OPEN

Grand Slam // FRANCE // 25-May-2014 // $15,598,998 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 44 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win Anna Tatishvili (USA) 111 6-1 6-4
R64 Loss [6] Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 7 7-5 6-0

WTA Rankings PTS

+70

Prize Money

$55,359

NÜRNBERG

WTA // GERMANY // 18-May-2014 // $250,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 45 // Seed/Entry: 6/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Monica Niculescu (ROU) 75 6-3 6-4
R16 Loss Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 72 6-4 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+30

Prize Money

$3,310

ROME

WTA // ITALY // 12-May-2014 // $2,628,800 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/32D // Rank: 45 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 Loss [L] Paula Ormaechea (ARG) 73 6-4 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$7,217

MADRID

WTA // SPAIN // 03-May-2014 // $4,236,425 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/32D // Rank: 45 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 Loss Shuai Peng (CHN) 42 6-2 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+10

Prize Money

$13,614

OEIRAS (ESTORIL)

WTA // PORTUGAL // 28-Apr-2014 // $250,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 45 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [Q] Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 117 6-1 7-6 (5)

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$1,925

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
39 42 703

Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
23/06/2014 WIMBLEDON R64 70
25/05/2014 FRENCH OPEN R64 70
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
Date Tournament Round Points
16/01/2012 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R32 50
29/08/2011 US OPEN Q - R64 40
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
14-Jul-2014 (38) 12-Apr-2010 (237)

Current WTA Rankings

Ranking Points
39 1274

Rankings Breakdown

  • Singles
    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
23/06/2014 WIMBLEDON R64 70
25/05/2014 FRENCH OPEN R64 70
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
Date Tournament Round Points
16/01/2012 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R32 50
29/08/2011 US OPEN Q - R64 40
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
09/06/2014 BIRMINGHAM R64 1
12/05/2014 ROME R64 1
03/05/2014 MADRID R64 10
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
Date Tournament Round Points
20/02/2012 DUBAI Q - R32 1
13/02/2012 DOHA Q - R32 1
21/02/2011 DOHA Q - R32 1
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
14/07/2014 ISTANBUL Q 60
15/06/2014 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH R32 1
18/05/2014 NÜRNBERG R16 30
28/04/2014 OEIRAS (ESTORIL) R32 1
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
Date Tournament Round Points
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
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
Date Tournament Round Points
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
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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