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Miho Saeki

Miho Saeki
  • Residence: Tokyo, Japan
  • Date of Birth: 18 Mar 1976
  • Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
  • Height: 5'6'' (1.68 m)
  • Weight: 125 lbs. (57 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro (April 1, 1994)

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Miho Saeki Biography

Started playing tennis at age 11 because her brother played...Coached by former men's tour player Roberto Arguello of Argentina starting in August 1998...Baseline player who prefers grass courts; forehand is strongest stroke...Mother's name is Toshiko; father's name is Eiichi; has one brother, Hideto....Most memorable experience was watching the Steffi Graf vs. Kimiko Date Fed Cup match in Tokyo in 1996...Favorite colors are yellow and red; favorite movie is Braveheart; favorite actor is Brad Pitt; favorite band is DEEN, a Japanese band...Likes to ski...Enjoys visiting Osaka and Hiroshima...Self-described as outgoing and easy to get along with...Admires Kimiko Date for her aggressive game...Her parents are her role models...Enjoys playing on the Tour to meet all different kinds of people.
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YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 0
WTA Doubles Titles - 4
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 16
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 8
Prize Money $0 $600,516
W/L - Singles - - - 291 - 227
W/L - Doubles - - - 138 - 121
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Results

ST. PAUL

ITF // USA // 13-Feb-2007 // $50,000 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 323 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Lauren Breadmore (AUS) 302 7-5 6-0
R16 Loss [Q] Stanislava Hrozenska (SVK) 525 6-2 7-6 (2)

WTA Rankings PTS

+5

Prize Money

$760
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
08-Jun-1998 (56) 07-Jul-1997 (49)
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1995 - Seeded No. 6, won first pro title on ITF Circuit in Spain in March; two weeks later, won second title; unseeded w/Yoshida, won first WTA Tour doubles title at Tokyo [Japan Open], upsetting No. 2 and No. 3 seeds en route to title; at Roland Garros w/Yoshida, stretched eventual champions G. Fernandez/Zvereva to 3s in 1r loss
1996 - At Australian Open, again with Yoshida, bumped off No. 12 seeds Hingis/Majoli in 1r; won second title with Yoshida at Pattaya City and reached first WTA Tour singles QF with wins over Krizan and Panova
1997 - As a qualifier, earned best win of career over No. 9 seed Spirlea at Canadian Open; unseeded, won her fourth pro singles title at ITF/Indian Wells-USA
1998 - Won first career Grand Slam singles match at Australian Open, d. compatriot Endo in 1r before falling to No. 1 Japanese player Sugiyama in 3s; as a world No. 83 WC, reached second career QF at Tokyo [Pan Pacific], upsetting No. 51 Serna and No. 31 Mag. Maleeva and reaching a ranking of No. 65
1999 - In 2r of Australian Open, stretched No. 12 seed Kournikova to 3s before l. 16 64 10-8 after trailing 05 in final set; as a qualifier ranked No. 107 at Indian Wells, upset No. 24 Serna in 1r and then stretched world No. 10 Tauziat to 3s; w/Yoshida, upset No. 4 seeds Halard-Decugis/Mauresmo to reach SF at Tokyo [Princess Cup]
2001 - Doubles semifinalist at Shanghai w/Fujiwara after upsetting the top seeds in 1r
2002 - l. in qualifying at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and last round at US Open; qualified at ITF/Bronx-USA, and advanced to QF; as world No. 171 at Shanghai, reached third career QF and first in four years with upsets of world No. 76 Wartusch (No. 6 seed) in 1r and No. 85 Mandula in 2r before falling to top seed and eventual champion Smashnova
2003 - Won ITF/Lexington-USA, her 12th ITF Circuit title and first in two years; as a world No. 282 qualifier, l. 1r at Tokyo [Japan Open] to world No. 215 LL Yan; as world No. 260, l. 1r at Quebec City to No. 78 Callens
2004 - As world No.258 LL at Seoul, d. No.237 qualifier Rao in third-set tie-break, then l. in 2r to eventual champion and world No.8 (top seed) Sharapova 63 61; failed to qualify at Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open and two Tour events.
2005 - Captured first Tour doubles title in nine years (fourth overall) at Memphis, qualifying for main draw with Yoshida and then running through field to final, defeating No.3 seeds Granville/Spears in championship match; also won 14th, 15th and 16th ITF Circuit singles titles of career.
SINGLES
Winner (0 WTA Tour): 2005 - ITF/Hammond, LA-USA, ITF/Wuxi-CHN, ITF/Nanjing2-CHN; 2003 - ITF/Lexington-USA; 2001 - ITF/Faro-POR, ITF/Warrnambool-AUS, ITF/Benalla-AUS, ITF/Corowa-AUS, ITF/Vancouver-CAN, ITF/Seoul-KOR; 2000 - ITF/Manila-PHI; 1997 - ITF/Indian Wells-USA; 1996 - ITF/Wilmington-USA; 1995 - ITF/Alicante-ESP, ITF/Castellon-ESP.
Finalist: 2005 - ITF/Shenzhen-CHN.
Quarterfinalist (3): 2002 - Shanghai; 1998 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; 1996 - Pattaya City.

DOUBLES
Winner (4): 2005 - Memphis (w/Yoshida); 1996 - Beijing (w/Kijimuta), Pattaya City (w/Yoshida); 1995 - Tokyo [Japan Open] (w/Yoshida). Semifinalist (6): 2001 - Shanghai (w/Fujiwara); 1999 - Tokyo [Japan Open] (w/Yoshida), Tokyo [Princess Cup] (w/Yoshida); 1998 - Hobart (w/Yoshida), Pattaya City (w/Yoshida); 1997 - Eastbourne (w/Kijimuta).

ADDITIONAL
Japanese Fed Cup Team 1998-99.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 0
WTA Doubles Titles - 4
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 16
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 8
Prize Money $0 $600,516
W/L - Singles - - - 291 - 227
W/L - Doubles - - - 138 - 121

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992
2 / 3 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2r 2r 1r - - - - -
2 / 3 FRENCH OPEN 1r 3r 1r - - - - -
1 / 3 WIMBLEDON 2r 1r 1r - - - - -
1 / 2 US OPEN - 2r 1r - - - - -

Doubles

W/L   2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995
1 / 4 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - - 1r 1r 1r 2r -
2 / 4 FRENCH OPEN - - - 2r 1r 2r - 1r
2 / 3 WIMBLEDON - - - 1r 2r 2r - -
3 / 5 US OPEN 1r - - 1r QF 1r 1r -

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Miho Saeki Results

  • Singles
    Doubles

ST. PAUL

ITF // USA // 13-Feb-2007 // $50,000 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 323 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Lauren Breadmore (AUS) 302 7-5 6-0
R16 Loss [Q] Stanislava Hrozenska (SVK) 525 6-2 7-6 (2)

WTA Rankings PTS

+5

Prize Money

$760

MIDLAND

ITF // USA // 06-Feb-2007 // $75,000 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 325 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss [4] Raluca Olaru (ROU) 259 6-2 RET

WTA Rankings PTS

+0

Prize Money

$166

PALM DESERT

ITF // USA // 30-Jan-2007 // $25,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 312 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [8] Kelly Liggan (IRL) 212 6-2 6-7 (2) 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$294

WAIKOLOA

ITF // USA // 22-Jan-2007 // $50,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 278 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss Angelika Bachmann (GER) 269 4-6 6-0 7-6 (5)

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$475

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
28/08/2006 US OPEN Q - R128 2
26/06/2006 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 15
28/05/2006 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
16/01/2006 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 15
30/08/2004 US OPEN Q - R128 2
21/06/2004 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
24/05/2004 FRENCH OPEN Q - R32 29
25/08/2003 US OPEN Q - R128 2
26/08/2002 US OPEN Q - R32 29
24/06/2002 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
Date Tournament Round Points
27/05/2002 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
14/01/2002 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 17
30/08/1999 US OPEN Q - R32 16
21/06/1999 WIMBLEDON R64 34
24/05/1999 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
18/01/1999 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 34
31/08/1998 US OPEN R64 28
22/06/1998 WIMBLEDON R128 2
25/05/1998 FRENCH OPEN R32 68
19/01/1998 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 30
Date Tournament Round Points
25/08/1997 US OPEN R128 2
23/06/1997 WIMBLEDON R128 2
26/05/1997 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
13/01/1997 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 26
26/08/1996 US OPEN Q - R16 18
24/06/1996 WIMBLEDON Q - R16 14
27/05/1996 FRENCH OPEN Q - R16 19
15/01/1996 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R16 16
Complete Rankings Breakdown

Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2007 706 -
2006 287 484
2005 208 186
2004 246 192
2003 269 510
2002 199 223
2001 173 177
1999 121 90
1998 88 64
1997 75 79
1996 120 65
1995 234 99
1994 454 332
1993 697 0
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
08-Jun-1998 (56) 07-Jul-1997 (49)

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Ranking Points
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Rankings Breakdown

  • Singles
    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
28/08/2006 US OPEN Q - R128 2
26/06/2006 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 15
28/05/2006 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
16/01/2006 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 15
30/08/2004 US OPEN Q - R128 2
21/06/2004 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
24/05/2004 FRENCH OPEN Q - R32 29
25/08/2003 US OPEN Q - R128 2
26/08/2002 US OPEN Q - R32 29
24/06/2002 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
Date Tournament Round Points
27/05/2002 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
14/01/2002 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 17
30/08/1999 US OPEN Q - R32 16
21/06/1999 WIMBLEDON R64 34
24/05/1999 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
18/01/1999 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 34
31/08/1998 US OPEN R64 28
22/06/1998 WIMBLEDON R128 2
25/05/1998 FRENCH OPEN R32 68
19/01/1998 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 30
Date Tournament Round Points
25/08/1997 US OPEN R128 2
23/06/1997 WIMBLEDON R128 2
26/05/1997 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
13/01/1997 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 26
26/08/1996 US OPEN Q - R16 18
24/06/1996 WIMBLEDON Q - R16 14
27/05/1996 FRENCH OPEN Q - R16 19
15/01/1996 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R16 16

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
02/10/2006 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN Q - R32 1
14/08/2006 MONTREAL Q - R64 1
07/08/2006 LOS ANGELES Q - R16 4
06/02/2006 PATTAYA CITY Q - R32 1
31/01/2006 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) Q - R16 6
08/01/2006 CANBERRA Q - R16 2
10/10/2005 BANGKOK Q - R32 1
03/10/2005 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN Q - R16 4
26/09/2005 SEOUL Q - R32 1
19/09/2005 BEIJING Q - R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
13/02/2005 MEMPHIS Q - R32 1
01/02/2005 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) R32 1
02/01/2005 AUCKLAND Q - R32 1
04/10/2004 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN Q - R32 1
27/09/2004 SEOUL Q 16
03/02/2004 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) Q - R32 1
27/10/2003 QUEBEC CITY R32 1
29/09/2003 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN S 10
09/06/2003 VIENNA Q - R32 1
04/11/2002 PATTAYA CITY Q - Q 4
Date Tournament Round Points
30/09/2002 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN R32 1
16/09/2002 TOKYO (TOYOTA) Q - R32 1
09/09/2002 SHANGHAI Q 32
10/06/2002 BIRMINGHAM Q 8
17/02/2002 MEMPHIS Q - Q 6
29/01/2002 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) Q - R32 1
06/01/2002 CANBERRA Q - R32 1
31/12/2001 AUCKLAND R32 1
08/10/2001 SHANGHAI Q - R32 1
01/10/2001 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN S 11
Date Tournament Round Points
17/09/2001 TOKYO (TOYOTA) S 17
29/01/2001 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) Q - R16 9
20/09/1999 TOKYO (TOYOTA) R32 1
14/06/1999 EASTBOURNE Q - R32 1
07/06/1999 BIRMINGHAM Q - R32 1
10/05/1999 ANTWERP R32 1
03/05/1999 ROME Q - R32 1
12/04/1999 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN R32 1
15/03/1999 MIAMI R64 17
01/03/1999 INDIAN WELLS Q 63
Date Tournament Round Points
22/02/1999 OKLAHOMA CITY R16 22
01/02/1999 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) R32 1
11/01/1999 SYDNEY Q - R16 7
04/01/1999 AUCKLAND S 28
16/11/1998 PATTAYA CITY R16 12
21/09/1998 TOKYO (TOYOTA) R32 1
17/08/1998 MONTREAL Q - R16 7
10/08/1998 BOSTON R32 1
03/08/1998 SAN DIEGO Q - R32 1
27/07/1998 STANFORD R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
15/06/1998 EASTBOURNE Q - R32 1
08/06/1998 BIRMINGHAM R64 1
18/05/1998 STRASBOURG R32 1
13/04/1998 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN R32 1
30/03/1998 HILTON HEAD Q - R16 7
16/03/1998 MIAMI R64 21
09/03/1998 INDIAN WELLS Q - R32 1
23/02/1998 OKLAHOMA CITY R16 26
02/02/1998 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) Q 88
12/01/1998 HOBART Q - R16 2
Date Tournament Round Points
05/01/1998 AUCKLAND R32 1
17/11/1997 PATTAYA CITY R32 1
22/09/1997 SURABAYA R16 14
15/09/1997 TOKYO (TOYOTA) R16 28
11/08/1997 TORONTO Q 69
16/06/1997 EASTBOURNE Q - Q 17
09/06/1997 BIRMINGHAM R64 1
19/05/1997 STRASBOURG Q - R32 1
12/05/1997 CARDIFF Q - R16 4
05/05/1997 ROME Q - R16 7
Date Tournament Round Points
14/04/1997 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN R16 26
17/03/1997 MIAMI Q 36
27/01/1997 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) Q - Q 9
06/01/1997 HOBART S 15
30/12/1996 GOLD COAST Q - Q 7
18/11/1996 PATTAYA CITY Q 28
14/10/1996 BEIJING R32 1
07/10/1996 SURABAYA R16 16
16/09/1996 TOKYO (NICHIREI) R32 1
12/08/1996 LOS ANGELES R64 1
Date Tournament Round Points
10/06/1996 BIRMINGHAM Q - R16 3
15/04/1996 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN R32 1
08/04/1996 JAKARTA S 10
25/03/1996 MIAMI Q - R64 1
29/01/1996 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) Q - Q 10
08/01/1996 HOBART Q - R32 1
13/11/1995 PATTAYA CITY Q - R32 0
11/09/1995 NAGOYA R32 6
19/06/1995 EASTBOURNE Q - R16 0
10/04/1995 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN Q 10
Date Tournament Round Points
30/01/1995 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) Q - R16 0
19/09/1994 TOKYO (NICHIREI) Q - R32 0
04/04/1994 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN Q - R16 0
07/02/1994 OSAKA Q - R32 0

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