Began playing at age 5 on neighboor tennis courts ... was introduced to sport by father, Koji, a business owner, and mother, Atsuko ... speaks both Japanese and English ... favorite surface is hard ... favorite color is light blue and favorite flower is Sukura, a Japanese flower ... favorite movie is The Last Samurai and actress is Julia Roberts .. enjoys listening to pop music, including Enrique Iglesias ... favorite book is Memoirs of Geisha ... also enjoys baseball and soccer ... in time off, enjoys playing with her dog, visiting hot springs, sleeping, listening to music and reading books ... enjoys visiting California ... admires former Japanese star Kimiko Date ... coached by Masahide Sakamoto.
SINGLESWinner (0 WTA Tour): 2005 - ITF/Hamanako-JPN, ITF/Phuket-THA, ITF/Mount Gambier-AUS.Finalist: 2005 - ITF/Poza Rica-MEX.Semifinalist: 2005 - ITF/Miami-USA.DOUBLESWinner (0 WTA Tour): 2005 -ITF/Jakarta 3-INA (w/Prakusya), ITF/Mount Gambier-AUS (w/Rao).Finalist: 2005 - ITF/Bromma-SWE (w/Fujiwara), ITF/Taipei-TPE (w/Okamoto), ITF/Gifu-JPN (w/Okamoto), ITF/Fukuoka-JPN (w/Okamoto).
2004 - As world No.282 LL at Tashkent, l. in 1r to No.47 Shaughnessy; l. in qualifying at four other Tour events; reached two ITF Circuit doubles finals.2005 - Qualified for first Tour main draw of year at Tokyo [Pan Pacific], but fell to wild card Nakamura in 1r; also played main draw at Kolkata (l. to S.Uberoi in 1r); won three ITF Circuit singles titles and four ITF Circuit doubles titles.
OCTOBER - Fell 1r at Bangkok (as LL, l. to No.9 seed Bremond).
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