Naoko Sawamatsu


Naoko Sawamatsu
Naoko Sawamatsu
沢松奈生子
Country  Japan
Residence Nishinomiya, Japan
Born 23 March 1973 (1973-03-23) (age 38)
Nishinomiya, Japan
Plays Right-handed
Career prize money US$1,107,264
Singles
Career record 205 - 143
Career titles 4
Highest ranking 14 (February 6 1995)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open QF 1995
French Open 4th 1991
Wimbledon 4th 1992, 1994
US Open 3rd 1992, 1995
Doubles
Career record 16-34
Highest ranking 98 (January 30 1995)
Last updated on: 14 April 2011.

Naoko Sawamatsu (沢松奈生子, born in 23 March 1973 in Nishinomiya, Japan) is a former professional tennis player. During her career she won 4 WTA career singles titles. Sawamatsu reached a career high ranking of World No. 14 on 6th of February 1995. At the time of the 1995 Australian Open her family survived the Great Hanshin earthquake and Sawamatsu went on to achieve her best Grand Slam result at Melbourne Park, reaching the quarter finals defeating Kimiko Date in the third round, Mary Joe Fernandez in the forth round before losing to Arantxa Sánchez Vicario.

Sawamatsu's most significant title came in 1993 at Strasbourg, she defeated clay courter Judith Wiesner in the final. Sawamatsu had much success at Strasbourg reaching the semifinals in 1991, final in 1992 losing to Judith Wiesner.

Sawamatsu retired from professional tennis after losing in the second round of the 1998 Japan Open to Monica Seles in a three set match 6–3, 3–6, 6–3. Sawamatsu had wins over the following players during her career Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Kimiko Date, Mary Joe Fernandez, Amanda Coetzer, and Conchita Martínez.

Sawamatsu's career prize money totalled US$1,107,264 with a win/loss record in singles of 205-143.

Since retirement, Sawamatsu has been involved in the development of the sport in her native country.

WTA Tour finals

Singles 7 (4-3)

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 2
Tier IV & V 2
Olympic Games 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 28 April 1990 Singapore Hard (o) United Kingdom Sarah Loosemore 7-6, 3-6, 6-4
Runner-up 2. 21 April 1991 Pattaya, Thailand Hard (o) Indonesia Yayuk Basuki 2-6, 2-6
Runner-up 3. 24 May 1992 Strasbourg, France Clay Austria Judith Wiesner 1-6, 3-6
Runner-up 4. 16 January 1993 Melbourne, Australia Hard (o) South Africa Amanda Coetzer 2-6, 3-6
Winner 5. 23 May 1993 Strasbourg, France Clay Austria Judith Wiesner 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
Winner 6. 24 April 1994 Singapore Hard (o) Argentina Florencia Labat 7-5, 7-5
Winner 7. 27 April 1997 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard (o) Japan Yuka Yoshida 6-3, 6-2

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