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Coached by father, Shinichi, and mother, Michiko ... Best shot is backhand; favorite surface is grass ... Has one sister, Ami, who also plays competitive tennis ... Admires parents, Steffi Graf ... Favorite tournament is US Open ... Likes to visit Palau, because the ocean is beautiful ... Other sports interest is basketball ... Favorite author is Sidney Sheldon ... Has a sheep dog named Prin (meaning Princess).
Official Website: www.rikafujiwara.com
Winner: 2008 - ITF/Waikoloa, HI-USA; 2007 - ITF/Nagano-JPN; 2004 - ITF/Gunma-JPN, ITF/Ibaraki-JPN; 2003 - ITF/Nagano-JPN; 2001 - ITF/Surbiton-GBR.
Winner (1): 2012 - Copenhagen (w/Date-Krumm); 2009 - ITF/Midland, MI-USA (w/Chen), ITF/Saint-Gaudens-FRA (w/Scheepers); 2008 - ITF/Monzón-ESP (w/Gagliardi), ITF/Tokyo 3-JPN (w/Date Krumm); 2007 - ITF/Tokyo 3-JPN (w/Namigata); 2005 - ITF/Gifu-JPN, ITF/Surbiton-GBR (both w/Obata); 2004 - ITF/Ho Chi Minh City-VIE (w/Nakamura), ITF/Fukuoka-JPN (w/Obata), ITF/Karuizawa-JPN (w/Jeon), ITF/Shenzhen 2-CHN (w/Tatarkova); 2003 - ITF/Gifu-JPN (w/Obata); 2002 - ITF/Dothan, AL-USA (w/Palaversic Coopersmith); 2001 - ITF/Stone Mountain, GA-USA (w/Jeon), ITF/Bronx, NY-USA (w/Fernández); 2000 - ITF/Harrisonburg, VA-USA (w/Watson).
Finalist (3): 2002 - Montréal, Shanghai, Linz (all w/Sugiyama).
Japanese Fed Cup Team, 2003, 2005, 2008-09.
Career in Review
1997 - Played first event of career at ITF/Ibaraki 3-JPN.
1998 - Played first Tour qualifying at Tokyo [Princess Cup] (as WC); continued to play on ITF Circuit.
1999 - Fell in Tour qualifying twice; continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2000 - Played first Tour main draw, falling 1r at Tokyo [Japan Open] (as WC); fell in Tour qualifying once; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2001 - Reached 2r twice; fell 1r three times and in Tour qualifying seven times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open); won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2002 - Fell 1r five times and in Tour qualifying nine times (incl. all four majors); reached first three Tour finals in doubles (all w/Sugiyama), then qualified for first Tour Championships in doubles (reaching SF); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit; reached career-high doubles ranking of No.13 on November 11.
2003 - Reached 2r once; fell in Tour qualifying four times (incl. Australian Open, US Open); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2004 - Reached 2r twice; fell in Tour qualifying five times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open); won two singles titles and four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2005 - First Top 100 season; reached 4r once (Indian Wells; d. No.16 Schiavone en route for first Top 20 win), 3r once and 2r five times; fell 1r four times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open) and in Tour qualifying four times (incl. Australian Open); made Top 100 debut on June 13 (after Birmingham; rose from No.107 to No.97); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2006 - Fell 1r three times (incl. Australian Open) and in Tour qualifying four times; withdrew from Bangalore, Memphis and Warsaw w/wrist injury and did not play after April.
2007 - Fell in Tour qualifying three times (incl. US Open); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2008 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r three times (incl. Wimbledon) and in Tour qualifying nine times (incl. other three majors); won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.