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Yuka Yoshida

Yuka Yoshida
  • Residence: Yokohama, Japan
  • Date of Birth: 01 Apr 1976
  • Birthplace: Tettori-pref, Japan
  • Height: 5'3'' (1.60 m)
  • Weight: 112 lbs. (51 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro (April 1, 1994)

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Yuka Yoshida Biography

Parents introduced her to tennis at age 7...Coached by Ms. Yonezawa...Baseline player who prefers hard courts; backhand is strongest shot...Mother's name is Hiroko; father's name is Tetsuo...Graduated from high school in March 1994...Admires her parents as well as Kimiko Date...Self-described as optimistic...Favorite flower is the sunflower; favorite book is The Firm; favorite actor is Brad Pitt; favorite movie is My Girl; favorite musical group is Mr. Children...Other sports interests include soccer and baseball...Enjoys the atmosphere at the Grand Slam tournaments.
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YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 0
WTA Doubles Titles - 3
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 5
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 7
Prize Money $0 $669,605
W/L - Singles - - - 274 - 262
W/L - Doubles - - - 188 - 174
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Results

FRENCH OPEN

Grand Slam // FRANCE // 23-May-2005 // $5,301,154 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 163 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R128 Loss [4] Lucie Safarova (CZE) 106 6-1 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+2

Prize Money

$2,021
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Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
08-Sep-1997 (52) 03-May-1999 (51)
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1995 - Unseeded w/Saeki, won first WTA Tour doubles title at Tokyo [Japan Open], upsetting No. 2 and No. 3 seeds en route to title
1996 - Breakthrough WTA Tour tournament came at Surabaya in October; unseeded, d. Ellwood, Hiraki and Inoue to reach first SF, falling to eventual winner S. Wang; at Pattaya City, ousted No. 2 seed S. Wang in 2r to reach QF and won doubles title, again unseeded with Saeki
1997 - Reached career-first WTA Tour final at Jakarta, d. top seed S. Wang en route
1998 - As a WC, ranked No. 77, upset No. 39 Grzybowska in 1r of Tokyo [Pan Pacific]
1999 - As a world No. 159 qualifier at Tokyo [Princess Cup], d. world No. 33 Talaja in 1r; w/Saeki, upset No. 4 seeds Halard-Decugis/Mauresmo to reach the doubles SF
2002 - Won ITF/Bendigo-AUS, for first singles title since 1993; as a WC at Tokyo [Japan Open], ranked No. 269, upset No. 57Black 62 61 in 1r and No. 133 Cargill 67 75 64 to reach her fourth QF and first in five years
2003 - Seeded No. 2, was finalist to No. 1 seed McQuillan at ITF/Bendigo-AUS; won ITF/Ho Chi Minh-VIE; qualified at Birmingham, l. 1r to fellow qualifier Tu; at Japan Open, as world No. 154, d. world No. 77 Widjaja before l. 2r to world No. 12 and No. 1 seed Sugiyama; won two more ITF Circuit events, both as No. 1 seed: ITF/Haibara-JPN and ITF/Beijing-CHN
2004 - Reached 2r at Hyderabad (as world No.134, upset No.39 and top seed Obata 64 62 in 1r, l. to eventual finalist No.148 Kirilenko) and Seoul (l. to No.115 Talaja in 3s); l. in 1r at four events and failed to qualify at all four Grand Slams and six Tour events; reached one singles final on ITF Circuit.
2005 - Season highlighted by capturing first Tour doubles title in nine years at Memphis, qualifying for main draw with Saeki and then running through field to final, defeating No.3 seeds Granville/Spears in championship match; contested Tour-level qualifying six times, reaching main draws at Auckland (l. 1r), Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (l. 1r) and Memphis (reached 2r, falling to Linetskaya).
SINGLES
Winner (0 WTA Tour): 2003 - ITF/Ho Chi Minh-VIE, ITF/Haibara-JPN, ITF/Beijing-CHN; 2002 - ITF/Bendigo-AUS; 1993 - ITF/Ibaraki-JPN.
Finalist (1): 1997 - Jakarta.
Semifinalist (1): 1996 - Surabaya.
Quarterfinalist (2): 2002 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 1996 - Pattaya City.

DOUBLES
Winner (3): 2005 - Memphis (w/Saeki); 1996 - Pattaya City (w/Saeki); 1995 - Tokyo [Japan Open] (w/Saeki).
Finalist (2): 1999 - Kuala Lumpur (w/Hiraki); 1997 - Jakarta (w/Nemeckova).

ADDITIONAL
Japanese Fed Cup Team 1998-2001.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 0
WTA Doubles Titles - 3
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 5
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 7
Prize Money $0 $669,605
W/L - Singles - - - 274 - 262
W/L - Doubles - - - 188 - 174

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993
2 / 4 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - 1r 2r 2r - 1r - -
1 / 2 FRENCH OPEN - - 1r 2r - - - -
1 / 3 WIMBLEDON 1r - 1r 2r - - - -
1 / 2 US OPEN - - 1r 2r - - - -

Doubles

W/L   2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997
3 / 6 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - - 3r 1r 1r 1r 1r
2 / 6 FRENCH OPEN - - - 1r 1r 2r 1r 2r
1 / 7 WIMBLEDON 1r - - 1r 1r 1r 1r 2r
3 / 6 US OPEN - - - 1r 1r 1r QF 1r
W/L   1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
3 / 6 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2r - - - - - -
2 / 6 FRENCH OPEN - 1r - - - - -
1 / 7 WIMBLEDON 1r - - - - - -
3 / 6 US OPEN 1r - - - - - -

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Yuka Yoshida Results

  • Singles
    Doubles

FRENCH OPEN

Grand Slam // FRANCE // 23-May-2005 // $5,301,154 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 163 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R128 Loss [4] Lucie Safarova (CZE) 106 6-1 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+2

Prize Money

$2,021

GIFU

ITF // JAPAN // 03-May-2005 // $50,000 // Carpet (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: 3/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win [W] Norie Kojima (JPN) 0 6-0 6-0
R16 Loss Daja Bedanova (CZE) 346 6-4 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+5

Prize Money

$760

DOTHAN

ITF // USA // 19-Apr-2005 // $75,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 138 // Seed/Entry: 7/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss Nannan Liu (CHN) 153 6-2 6-0

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$665

CHARLESTON

WTA // USA // 11-Apr-2005 // $1,300,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/32D // Rank: 138 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss [2] Tatiana Perebiynis (UKR) 78 6-1 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$865

ST. PAUL

ITF // USA // 22-Feb-2005 // $50,000 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 135 // Seed/Entry: 5/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [L] Stanislava Hrozenska (SVK) 207 6-1 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$475

MEMPHIS

WTA // USA // 13-Feb-2005 // $170,000 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 134 // Seed/Entry: /Q

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Win Anne Mall (IRL) 332 6-2 6-1
Q-R16 Win Lina Stanciute (LTU) 252 7-5 7-5
Q-Q Win Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 203 3-6 6-3 6-3
R32 Win [Q] Katerina Bohmova (CZE) 142 6-2 5-7 6-4
R16 Loss [8] Evgenia Linetskaya (ISR) 57 6-2 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+23.25

Prize Money

$2,155

MIDLAND

ITF // USA // 08-Feb-2005 // $75,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 133 // Seed/Entry: 5/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [S] Seda Noorlander (NED) 278 6-1 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$665

TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC)

WTA // JAPAN // 01-Feb-2005 // $1,300,000 // Carpet (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /Q

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Win Natsumi Hamamura (JPN) 397 6-1 6-4
Q-R16 Win [W] Junri Namigata (JPN) 522 6-2 7-6 (4)
Q-Q Win [3] Els Callens (BEL) 118 7-6 (7) 6-1
R32 Loss Shinobu Asagoe (JPN) 32 6-2 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+18.5

Prize Money

$8,300

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Grand Slam // AUSTRALIA // 17-Jan-2005 // $5,952,601 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 159 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R128 Win Eva Fislova (SVK) 211 6-0 6-4
Q-R64 Win Katerina Bohmova (CZE) 150 7-5 6-2
Q-R32 Loss Nannan Liu (CHN) 175 6-4 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+25

Prize Money

$7,680

AUCKLAND

WTA // NEW ZEALAND // 02-Jan-2005 // $140,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /Q

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Win Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) 167 7-5 6-2
Q-R16 Win Seiko Okamoto (JPN) 265 6-3 6-2
Q-Q Win Jessica Kirkland (USA) 245 6-3 6-3
R32 Loss Lucie Safarova (CZE) 216 6-0 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+5.5

Prize Money

$1,000

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
23/05/2005 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
17/01/2005 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R32 33
30/08/2004 US OPEN Q - R64 17
21/06/2004 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
24/05/2004 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
19/01/2004 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
25/08/2003 US OPEN Q - R64 17
23/06/2003 WIMBLEDON Q - R32 29
26/05/2003 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
13/01/2003 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
Date Tournament Round Points
27/08/2001 US OPEN Q - R128 2
25/06/2001 WIMBLEDON Q - R32 26
28/05/2001 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
15/01/2001 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R32 26
28/08/2000 US OPEN Q - R128 2
26/06/2000 WIMBLEDON R16 25
29/05/2000 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
17/01/2000 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 10
30/08/1999 US OPEN Q - R32 24
21/06/1999 WIMBLEDON Q - R16 20
Date Tournament Round Points
24/05/1999 FRENCH OPEN Q - R32 6
18/01/1999 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
31/08/1998 US OPEN R128 2
22/06/1998 WIMBLEDON R128 2
25/05/1998 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
19/01/1998 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 26
25/08/1997 US OPEN R64 32
23/06/1997 WIMBLEDON R64 32
26/05/1997 FRENCH OPEN R64 32
13/01/1997 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 55
Date Tournament Round Points
26/08/1996 US OPEN Q - R64 2
24/06/1996 WIMBLEDON Q - R32 8
27/05/1996 FRENCH OPEN Q - R16 17
15/01/1996 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R16 15
28/08/1995 US OPEN Q - R64 0
16/01/1995 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 14
Complete Rankings Breakdown

Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2005 266 189
2004 159 228
2003 137 194
2002 225 198
2001 226 101
2000 126 93
1999 143 61
1998 103 60
1997 69 83
1996 102 92
1995 202 93
1994 208 216
1993 346 221
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
08-Sep-1997 (52) 03-May-1999 (51)

Current WTA Rankings

Ranking Points
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Rankings Breakdown

  • Singles
    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
23/05/2005 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
17/01/2005 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R32 33
30/08/2004 US OPEN Q - R64 17
21/06/2004 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
24/05/2004 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
19/01/2004 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
25/08/2003 US OPEN Q - R64 17
23/06/2003 WIMBLEDON Q - R32 29
26/05/2003 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
13/01/2003 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
Date Tournament Round Points
27/08/2001 US OPEN Q - R128 2
25/06/2001 WIMBLEDON Q - R32 26
28/05/2001 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
15/01/2001 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R32 26
28/08/2000 US OPEN Q - R128 2
26/06/2000 WIMBLEDON R16 25
29/05/2000 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
17/01/2000 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 10
30/08/1999 US OPEN Q - R32 24
21/06/1999 WIMBLEDON Q - R16 20
Date Tournament Round Points
24/05/1999 FRENCH OPEN Q - R32 6
18/01/1999 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
31/08/1998 US OPEN R128 2
22/06/1998 WIMBLEDON R128 2
25/05/1998 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
19/01/1998 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 26
25/08/1997 US OPEN R64 32
23/06/1997 WIMBLEDON R64 32
26/05/1997 FRENCH OPEN R64 32
13/01/1997 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 55
Date Tournament Round Points
26/08/1996 US OPEN Q - R64 2
24/06/1996 WIMBLEDON Q - R32 8
27/05/1996 FRENCH OPEN Q - R16 17
15/01/1996 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R16 15
28/08/1995 US OPEN Q - R64 0
16/01/1995 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 14

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
11/04/2005 CHARLESTON Q - R32 1
13/02/2005 MEMPHIS S 29
01/02/2005 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) S 24
02/01/2005 AUCKLAND S 11
04/10/2004 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN Q - R16 4
27/09/2004 SEOUL R16 16
20/09/2004 BEIJING Q - R16 12
09/08/2004 VANCOUVER R32 1
02/08/2004 MONTREAL Q - R16 7
07/06/2004 BIRMINGHAM Q - R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
12/04/2004 CHARLESTON Q 17
05/04/2004 AMELIA ISLAND Q - R16 1
16/02/2004 HYDERABAD R16 22
03/02/2004 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) R32 1
11/01/2004 HOBART S 11
05/01/2004 AUCKLAND Q - R32 1
29/09/2003 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN R16 20
15/09/2003 SHANGHAI Q - R32 1
08/09/2003 BALI Q - Q 7
09/06/2003 BIRMINGHAM Q 8
Date Tournament Round Points
03/02/2003 HYDERABAD Q - R32 1
04/11/2002 PATTAYA CITY Q - R32 1
30/09/2002 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN Q 40
16/09/2002 TOKYO (TOYOTA) Q - R32 1
09/09/2002 SHANGHAI Q - R16 2
29/01/2002 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) Q - R32 1
11/06/2001 BIRMINGHAM Q 9
21/03/2001 MIAMI Q - R64 1
07/03/2001 INDIAN WELLS Q - R64 1
26/02/2001 SCOTTSDALE Q - Q 11
Date Tournament Round Points
19/02/2001 OKLAHOMA CITY Q - R16 1
29/01/2001 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) Q - R32 1
07/01/2001 CANBERRA S 15
31/12/2000 AUCKLAND Q - Q 6
06/11/2000 KUALA LUMPUR Q - Q 5
09/10/2000 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN R32 1
02/10/2000 TOKYO (TOYOTA) S 16
12/06/2000 BIRMINGHAM Q - R32 1
18/04/2000 HILTON HEAD Q - R16 1
20/03/2000 MIAMI Q - R64 1
Date Tournament Round Points
01/02/2000 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) Q - R16 4
03/01/2000 AUCKLAND Q - R16 3
08/11/1999 KUALA LUMPUR Q - R16 3
20/09/1999 TOKYO (TOYOTA) S 53
12/04/1999 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN R16 22
22/02/1999 OKLAHOMA CITY Q - R16 4
01/02/1999 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) Q - R32 1
11/01/1999 HOBART Q - R16 2
04/01/1999 AUCKLAND Q - R16 4
16/11/1998 PATTAYA CITY R16 12
Date Tournament Round Points
21/09/1998 TOKYO (TOYOTA) R32 1
17/08/1998 MONTREAL Q - R16 5
10/08/1998 BOSTON Q 5
03/08/1998 SAN DIEGO Q - R16 4
27/07/1998 STANFORD R32 1
15/06/1998 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH R16 26
18/05/1998 MADRID R32 1
11/05/1998 BERLIN Q - R32 1
04/05/1998 ROME Q - R32 1
27/04/1998 BOL R16 14
Date Tournament Round Points
13/04/1998 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN R16 22
16/03/1998 MIAMI R64 21
09/03/1998 INDIAN WELLS Q - R32 1
23/02/1998 OKLAHOMA CITY R16 28
02/02/1998 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) R16 46
12/01/1998 HOBART Q - R32 1
05/01/1998 AUCKLAND R16 14
17/11/1997 PATTAYA CITY R32 1
22/09/1997 SURABAYA R16 12
15/09/1997 TOKYO (TOYOTA) R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
18/08/1997 ATLANTA Q - R16 13
11/08/1997 TORONTO R32 30
04/08/1997 LOS ANGELES Q - R16 11
28/07/1997 SAN DIEGO Q - R16 5
16/06/1997 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH R32 1
19/05/1997 STRASBOURG Q - R16 4
12/05/1997 CARDIFF R32 1
05/05/1997 ROME Q - R16 5
21/04/1997 JAKARTA F 74
14/04/1997 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN R16 22
Date Tournament Round Points
17/03/1997 MIAMI Q - R16 12
27/01/1997 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) Q - Q 7
06/01/1997 HOBART Q - R16 4
30/12/1996 AUCKLAND S 11
18/11/1996 PATTAYA CITY Q 37
14/10/1996 BEIJING R32 1
07/10/1996 SURABAYA S 51
16/09/1996 TOKYO (NICHIREI) R16 29
10/06/1996 BIRMINGHAM Q - R16 1
06/05/1996 BUDAPEST Q - R16 1
Date Tournament Round Points
15/04/1996 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN R16 25
08/04/1996 JAKARTA Q - Q 4
25/03/1996 MIAMI Q - R64 1
29/01/1996 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) Q - R32 1
08/01/1996 HOBART Q - R32 1
13/11/1995 PATTAYA CITY Q - R32 0
18/09/1995 TOKYO (NICHIREI) R16 35
11/09/1995 NAGOYA R32 6
10/04/1995 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN R32 10
20/03/1995 MIAMI Q - R64 0
Date Tournament Round Points
30/01/1995 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) Q - R32 0
02/01/1995 JAKARTA R64 5
19/09/1994 TOKYO (NICHIREI) R16 35
25/04/1994 JAKARTA Q - R32 0
18/04/1994 KALLANG Q - R32 0
04/04/1994 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN S 10
07/02/1994 OSAKA Q 20
31/01/1994 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) Q - R32 0
27/09/1993 SAPPORO Q - R16 0
20/09/1993 TOKYO (NICHIREI) Q - R16 0
Date Tournament Round Points
05/04/1993 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN S 10
06/04/1992 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN Q - R32 0

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