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Bероника
Feb 4th, 2004, 04:03 PM
I'm very much interested in the evolution of rising japanese tennis player Akiko Morigami. Probably because she hits with both hands both sides like my all-time favourite Monica Seles,and like myself.

So this is her own thread.I think she deserves it.:D

Akiko is competing in the Tokyo tourney this week.Here is her first round result:

Akiko Morigami (JPN) d. Shinobu Asagoe (JPN) 64 76(5)

Way to go,Akiko!!!! :bounce:

blerr
Feb 8th, 2004, 05:59 AM
Awesome! I'm So Happy You Made A Thread For Her! She's MY fave. Player! She's Awesome!:):)

Bероника
Feb 8th, 2004, 06:35 PM
Oh wonderful another Akiko fan.Have you ever seen her play live or something?

Bероника
Feb 8th, 2004, 06:47 PM
Akiko in action:


http://www.ananova.com/images/web/69768.jpg

http://www.theage.com.au/ffxImage/urlpicture_id_1053801378431_2003/05/27/open2,0.jpg

http://www.tennis.info/images/BL3/Morigami3703.jpg

http://www.taipeitimes.com/images/2003/06/30/20030629212117.jpeg

http://www.tennis-ontheline.com/iw03akmo.jpg

http://championships.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_06_Morigami_04_getty.jpg

Scott Storm
Feb 9th, 2004, 03:47 AM
I am also a big fan of akko, I met her at the aussie open and she is a lovely girl!
I got to meet her mother and her manager type guy, it was a wicked experience and they gave me free tickets to the night matches for cheering her on.
Go to www.akiko-morigami.com (http://www.akiko-morigami.com) and post a message for her and tell them that eoin sent you.

blerr
Feb 9th, 2004, 05:59 AM
I dont speak Japanese and can't post one!! I'm jealous of you as well Scott! YOU met her and saw her live! I'm very very very JEALOUS!

Libertango
Feb 9th, 2004, 09:23 AM
Aww what great pics!! I saw Akiko live last year at Wimbledon in her win over Tammy. I actually went intending to cheer Tammy on, esp. as she has such a great record there, but came away a BIG Akiko fan! :lol: :p. She is so interesting to watch, and she seems a really fun, sweet person. Seems like she's had a nice start to the year, lets hope she keeps it up! :kiss:

Bероника
Feb 9th, 2004, 12:06 PM
I don't speak japanese either.Is her website only in that language?

Veritas
Feb 9th, 2004, 12:58 PM
Thanks for the pics! Akiko looks great :)

Veronika - I haven't visited Akiko's site yet, but she's lived in the US for a few years, so I think there's a good chance that English would be available on her webpage.

blerr
Feb 9th, 2004, 01:49 PM
i couldn't get it then......:(

Scott Storm
Feb 10th, 2004, 01:42 AM
No, the website is only in japanese. I don't speak it either but I have successfully posted on it 3 times. yet every time I try it takes me atleast ten minutes.

Scott Storm
Feb 10th, 2004, 02:09 AM
I just posted again and it was pretty easy, I put my name in the first box, my email in the second box, I left the third one blank and then pressed the larger button twice.
I gave this site a mention and I'm sure team akko would appreciate knowing about the growing fanbase akiko is gaining all over the world.

blerr
Feb 10th, 2004, 03:47 AM
Awesome....it's very much appreciated!

Rising Sun
Feb 10th, 2004, 03:50 PM
Akiko should be playing Memphis next. Good luck to her. :cool:

blerr
Feb 14th, 2004, 12:27 AM
Yah! Kick Some Ass Akiko!!:d

pcrtennis
Feb 24th, 2004, 01:20 AM
Anyone know why Akiko pulled out of St. Paul?

blerr
Feb 24th, 2004, 05:13 AM
Yah i was just wondering! I'm not sure.......hope she's O.K

pcrtennis
Feb 25th, 2004, 01:26 AM
A tournament official said she got injured in Memphis...grrrrr......

ex hopman
Feb 26th, 2004, 02:22 AM
She used to live in Fla. She went to tennis academy there.

Her coach has his own website too. He often responds fans emails. :)

Rising Sun
Feb 26th, 2004, 05:08 PM
That's right, Akiko got injured at Memphis. She can't play tennis for 2 weeks at least, so fingers crossed she'll be ok for Indian Wells. :sad:

Sadka
Feb 26th, 2004, 08:41 PM
I really like akiko :D
good luck in 2004! :worship:

blerr
Mar 6th, 2004, 07:13 PM
C'mon Akiko ......INDIAN WELLS..........Please have a good showing:):)!!!!!!

pcrtennis
Mar 7th, 2004, 06:24 PM
I hope she does well, she's such a talented player!

blerr
Mar 8th, 2004, 06:24 AM
Yah I know.....she needs a big break right now! GO AKIKO..:D:)

Bероника
Mar 8th, 2004, 02:32 PM
Good luck in Indian Wells!!!

Libertango
Mar 8th, 2004, 08:59 PM
Akiko is back playing, she faces Diaz Oliva in IW 1st round! :)

GO AKIKO!! :bounce:

blerr
Mar 9th, 2004, 05:13 AM
Diaz Olivia is Ranked 172.....dont know much about her....

I guess she's very beatable for Akiko....but we can't be too overconfident!!!

(If she does though...she has a pretty good draw!!)
LETS GO AKIKO!:bounce: :bounce: :D

Sammm
Mar 9th, 2004, 10:26 AM
Another Akiko fan here :) Akkiko didn't always play 2-hand o both sides did she?

pcrtennis
Mar 11th, 2004, 09:22 PM
AKIKO LOST!????HOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!???????????? Now there is only 1 Asian left in the draw! Saori Obata!

blerr
Mar 11th, 2004, 10:35 PM
I was shocked as well..
Poor Akiko!! :crying2:


:timebomb:

Rising Sun
Mar 12th, 2004, 06:26 PM
Really disappointing that Akiko wasted a match point. :fiery:

She seems to lose way too many matches after winning the 1st set. Most notably the Aus Open match, which she should have won in straight sets! :mad:

Hopefully she can turn things around at Miami. :)

Scott Storm
Mar 12th, 2004, 11:07 PM
:sad:

pcrtennis
Mar 13th, 2004, 02:55 AM
She had a match point???????!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Nippon_UK
Mar 14th, 2004, 04:12 PM
Unlucky at Indian Wells. Good luck in Miami!!

blerr
Mar 17th, 2004, 02:57 AM
Just Some Random Photos Of Akiko:

http://www.tennisjp.com/report/image/02aig-morigami.jpg
Nice sidestepping! :dance:


http://www.sanspo.com/morespo/hero/image/top_morigami.jpg
:yeah: YAH SHE WON!


http://www.yonex.co.jp/img/player/tennis/morigami.jpg
Why is it taking so long for her to serve? Holy Shit! :lol:


http://ttn.yyr.co.jp/hiro/JapanOpen/JapanOpen99/Morigami/Morigami05.jpg
AN OLD PIC...she looks different :p


http://www.tennis.info/images/BL3/Morigami1973.jpg
Big Bound For The Bouncing Ball ;)


http://www.tennis.info/images/BL3/Morigami3703.jpg
Crazy Backhand :cool:


http://www.ne.jp/asahi/workaholic/web2/tournament/1998/japan98/morigami1.jpg
OMG :eek: SHE IS SO YOUNG!!!


http://ttn.yyr.co.jp/hiro/Toray/Toray2001/QF/image/Morigami3.jpg
She has went through a looooooot of hairstyles. I still think she's hot! :drool:

blerr
Mar 17th, 2004, 03:11 AM
C'mon Akiko! REBOUND HERE IN MIAMI!!!

:banana: :bounce: :bigclap: :clap2: :bowdown: :yeah: :woohoo: :toothy: :tennis: :drive: :worship: :) ;) :D :aparty:

:dance: Akiko :dance: Morigami! :dance: Akiko :dance: Morigami! :dance:

Libertango
Mar 17th, 2004, 09:22 AM
WOW great pics, cool to see Akiko when she was younger!! :kiss:

blerr
Mar 17th, 2004, 03:46 PM
I know, eh.. I think that pic was back in '98 or something..

blerr
Mar 17th, 2004, 04:04 PM
Akiko Morigami (JPN)
2004 Singles Activity

Auckland, New Zealand
January 05, 2004
Surface: Hardcourt
Round Opponent W/L Score
R32 Meilen Tu (USA) L 3-6 4-6
Win/Loss: 0/1

Hobart, Australia
January 12, 2004
Surface: Hardcourt
Round Opponent W/L Score
R32 Laura Granville (USA) W 6-2 6-4
R16 Martina Sucha (SVK) W 7-5 6-2
QF Kristina Brandi (PUR) L 3-6 4-6
Win/Loss: 2/2

Australian Open at Melbourne, Australia
January 19, 2004
Surface: Hardcourt
Round Opponent W/L Score
R128 Marie-Eve Pelletier (CAN) W 7-6(2) 4-6 6-4
R64 Nicole Pratt (AUS) L 6-1 3-6 3-6
Win/Loss: 3/3

Tokyo, Japan
February 02, 2004
Surface: Indoor Carpet
Round Opponent W/L Score
Q1 Janet Lee (TPE) W 6-1 6-2
Q2 Severine Beltrame (FRA) W 6-2 6-4
Q3 Julia Vakulenko (UKR) W 6-2 6-1
R32 Shinobu Asagoe (JPN) W 6-4 7-6(5)
R16 Chanda Rubin (USA) L 5-7 7-6(3) 3-6
Win/Loss: 7/4

Memphis, Tennessee, USA
February 16, 2004
Surface: Indoor Hardcourt
Round Opponent W/L Score
R32 Lindsay Lee-Waters (USA) L 2-6 5-7
Win/Loss: 7/5

Indian Wells, California, USA
March 08, 2004
Surface: Hardcourt
Round Opponent W/L Score
R128 Mariana Diaz-Oliva (ARG) L 6-2 3-6 6-7(2)
Win/Loss: 7/6

She's on a 3 match losing streak, so now's the time to get it together. She's had a pretty good year so far but now she's gotta string some wins together. She's had impressive wins over Granville and Asagoe and took Rubin to 3 sets for the second time, but then she has lost to players like Diaz-Olivia, Tu and Lee-Waters, all players ranked in the 100's. A very up and down year for Akiko but a good chance to make it an awesome year in Miami.

Lets Go AkikoMo! :worship:

Nippon_UK
Mar 17th, 2004, 05:13 PM
Hey guys, if you go onto http://www.akiko-morigami.com , you'll find loads of photos of her (both on court and off). It's Japanese only though.

From her website, this is her schedule for the next few weeks:

22th Mar~ NASDAQ-100 Open (Miami, FL, USA)
05th Apr~ Baush & Lomb Championships (Amelia Island, FL, USA)
12th Apr~ The Family Circle Cup (Charleston, SC, USA)

blerr
Mar 24th, 2004, 10:43 PM
Akiko had a nice, comfy win today over Snyder...

6-4 6-2..:bounce:

I think she has a chance against Eleni tooo !! GO AKIKO! :clap2:

pcrtennis
Mar 24th, 2004, 11:42 PM
I expect her to beat Daniilidou, Akiko is soo talented!

blerr
Mar 25th, 2004, 01:44 AM
She is veryyyy talented....I expect her to get through Daniilidou as well.

Nippon_UK
Mar 25th, 2004, 05:46 AM
Yeah, 'twill be really good if she got the win over Danilidou. Good luck Akko-san! :bounce:

Libertango
Mar 25th, 2004, 12:25 PM
Nice win, Go Akiko!! :D

Scott Storm
Mar 26th, 2004, 03:10 AM
Daniliwho should be of little consequence:lol:

Keep focused Akiko:worship:

Sammm
Mar 26th, 2004, 11:14 AM
Go Akiko :kiss:

blerr
Mar 28th, 2004, 03:48 AM
She lost to Daniilidou 63 63..I thought she'd put up a better fight than that...let's hope she can perform better at Amelia Island..

Nippon_UK
Mar 31st, 2004, 10:52 PM
Unlucky Akko :-(
Good luck at Amelia Island!!

blerr
Apr 4th, 2004, 01:29 AM
It'll be tough for Akiko no matter what in Amelia Island...Tough draw I think

She'll start with Maria Vento-Kabchi...who played impressive in Miami, taking out Ai Sugiyama ( :sad: :fiery: ), so I hope she can play hard and take a win there...

And if she MANAGES to get through Maria, next in line is Amelie Mauresmo :eek: :scared: ... so, a really tough draw for Morigami! :sobbing:

LET'S CHEER FOR HER NONE THE LESS....LETS GO AKIKO! :bigclap: :bounce: :D

Sadka
Apr 4th, 2004, 06:22 AM
bad luck akiko :(

good luck in amelia island! :worship: :kiss:

pcrtennis
Apr 4th, 2004, 09:04 PM
I think she'll beat Vento-Kabchi and she will give Mauresmo a run for her money! woot!

Nippon_UK
Apr 4th, 2004, 10:00 PM
Come on Akko! :bounce:

blerr
Apr 5th, 2004, 04:49 AM
Akiko up to career high 57 this week in WTA Rankings! :clap2: :woohoo: :bigclap:
Let's hope she'll keep moving..

BTW, I've only seen her play once and that was on T.V against Capriati and I was very impressed...
But is there anyone who has seen her play who can tell us more about her game...also, is she any good on clay? What is her BEST surface? Cause so far it seems she likes the hardcourts.....Hopefully someone can just answer these questions for me!!

Thanks and KEEP POSTING HERE..

_shorty_

Bероника
Apr 5th, 2004, 12:38 PM
Well best of luck in Amelia ISland,Akiko!!!

blerr
Apr 5th, 2004, 10:50 PM
Huge win over Vento-Kabchi today !!

64, 61..eaaaaaaasy victory...

LETS GO AKIKO AGAINST AMELIE :scared: :clap2:

pcrtennis
Apr 6th, 2004, 01:06 AM
She can win!!!!!!!!! Go AKIKO!!!!!!!!!!

blerr
Apr 6th, 2004, 04:42 AM
Do you really think so??

:scared:

Libertango
Apr 6th, 2004, 04:12 PM
Akiko up to career high 57 this week in WTA Rankings! :clap2: :woohoo: :bigclap:
Let's hope she'll keep moving..

BTW, I've only seen her play once and that was on T.V against Capriati and I was very impressed...
But is there anyone who has seen her play who can tell us more about her game...also, is she any good on clay? What is her BEST surface? Cause so far it seems she likes the hardcourts.....Hopefully someone can just answer these questions for me!!

Thanks and KEEP POSTING HERE..

_shorty_
I've seen her play a few times, once live against Tammy last year at Wimby (1st round, Akiko won 3/4) Obviously you know she hits two-handed both sides, she hits it flat, short backswing, very nippy and nimble around the court. She can get great angles and has nice passing shots! Not a huge serve but it seems reliable. I suppose her weakness are lack of power and a tendancy to miss-hit (well IMO on what I've seen) Actually she can hit with quite a bit of power, although obviously not comparable with the top names. Overall i think she is a great, really fun player to watch and can't wait to see more of her. Hope this answers some of your questions!

Good luck against Amelie Akiko!!!! :yeah: :kiss:

blerr
Apr 6th, 2004, 09:04 PM
Thanks :D

blerr
Apr 7th, 2004, 10:32 PM
Akiko lost 60 :eek: 63.. :sad: :sobbing:

broke twice..but got broken right back...at least a better effort in the second set!

blerr
Apr 9th, 2004, 04:20 PM
Post Here People Where are you!!

I hope once again, Akiko can go a little further in Charleston...She needs a big breakthrough now!! :D GO AKIKO :D

Libertango
Apr 9th, 2004, 06:20 PM
Is she in MD or qualies at Charleston?? I hope she can get a few points, she needs to be making moves up!! :yeah:

blerr
Apr 9th, 2004, 07:31 PM
Morigami right now is #1 seed in Qualies...one more person needs to pull out!

I would rather she went through qualies though so she can get more points..

blerr
Apr 10th, 2004, 05:25 AM
Actually..qualie draw just came out and Morigami is not there because of her ranking..

Either she pulled out..or she is in the Main Draw..

Libertango
Apr 10th, 2004, 09:33 AM
*Fingers crossed* for main draw! :)

blerr
Apr 10th, 2004, 05:05 PM
She is in Main Draw officially..taking Aniko Kapros place

Akiko replaces Aniko :lol:

blerr
Apr 10th, 2004, 07:28 PM
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=109543

Go vote for Akiko for WTA Idol..She doesn't have a lot of votes!!

blerr
Apr 10th, 2004, 09:23 PM
oh my....horrible draw again for Akiko..

1st Rd. v.s Mary Pierce..

I doubt it (no offense:lol: ) but if she gets into second round, she plays Petrova..
Ugly Ugly Ugly draw..:sad:

Libertango
Apr 10th, 2004, 11:18 PM
Yes, tough draw, but good luck Akiko!! :yeah:

pcrtennis
Apr 12th, 2004, 12:56 AM
She can do it!

sebbe
Apr 13th, 2004, 09:38 PM
she obviously did it=P
akiko won the match with 6-2 6-3
mary played like shit, but just to congratulate
Akiko :worship:

Libertango
Apr 13th, 2004, 10:15 PM
:eek: YAY Akiko!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :yeah:

blerr
Apr 13th, 2004, 10:39 PM
very very very shocking! Awesome job Akiko...I'm so HAPPY for you! :bounce: :clap2:

V.Melb
Apr 13th, 2004, 10:50 PM
Sebbe. i disagree.
Look at the match stats..... then tell me why mary played like shit.

Its hard to play a good match when your opponent hits 6 aces and twice as many winners against you! - give me a break.... no more excuses for big name players to lose.
Morigami is a great player and she beat Pierce hands down..... this was not an error-fest.

It was Akiko moving mary around and hitting winners.
Well done Akiko! :D :)

Nippon_UK
Apr 13th, 2004, 11:07 PM
Well done Akiko! Good Win! :bounce: :bounce:

sebbe
Apr 13th, 2004, 11:34 PM
Sebbe. i disagree.
Look at the match stats..... then tell me why mary played like shit.

Its hard to play a good match when your opponent hits 6 aces and twice as many winners against you! - give me a break.... no more excuses for big name players to lose.
Morigami is a great player and she beat Pierce hands down..... this was not an error-fest.

It was Akiko moving mary around and hitting winners.
Well done Akiko! :D :)

No but that's what I mean, Mary usually hits at least 30-40 winners.
She almost did it against serena so she didn't play like she use to.
If she had played in an averge she would have crushed Akiko.

But as I said, congratulate to Akiko she took the chance when she had it.

blerr
Apr 13th, 2004, 11:38 PM
No but that's what I mean, Mary usually hits at least 30-40 winners.
She almost did it against serena so she didn't play like she use to.
If she had played in an averge she would have crushed Akiko.

But as I said, congratulate to Akiko she took the chance when she had it.

Don't come in here and bash Akiko with that shit. Akiko has beaten players in the top 30 before. And Mary is on the OUTSIDE of Top 30. So, say your congratulations but don't say Akiko would have been crushed on an average day for Mary. We don't wanna hear that, especially when your just mad Akiko beat Mary.

sebbe
Apr 14th, 2004, 12:16 AM
[QUOTE=_shorty_]Don't come in here and bash Akiko with that shit. Akiko has beaten players in the top 30 before. And Mary is on the OUTSIDE of Top 30. So, say your congratulations but don't say Akiko would have been crushed on an average day for Mary. We don't wanna hear that, especially when your just mad Akiko beat Mary.[/QUOTE

Gosh, take it came....
I'm not mad at all at Akiko, I think it was great of her
and of course I'm a little bit upset. But comon you can't say
that she would beat Mary in her usual form, then you are lying.

blerr
Apr 14th, 2004, 12:54 AM
Gosh, take it came....
I'm not mad at all at Akiko, I think it was great of her
and of course I'm a little bit upset. But comon you can't say
that she would beat Mary in her usual form, then you are lying.

I'm not saying Akiko would win, and I'm not saying Mary would win. But don't come in this thread and bash Akiko for beating Mary. A win is a win and your trying to take it away from Akiko by saying that Mary wasn't 100%. Who cares? The match would've been closer for sure, maybe Mary would've won, but maybe not.

As well, Morigami won 2 + 3. She must've played her worst ever, because your saying that Mary is so good (at her "average" play) that she could beat a Top 60 player (who's on the rise and playing great) EASILY...don't say that either..

Scott Storm
Apr 14th, 2004, 02:38 AM
It was a good win for akiko, enough said.:tape:

Scott Storm
Apr 14th, 2004, 02:52 AM
Come on Akiko earn some more ranking points:bounce:

Greenout
Apr 14th, 2004, 08:50 AM
Thanks for doing it for the J-Pop fans! Fantastic result! Yes!
The new Nakashima Mika album is great, did we expect anything else?

:cool:

sebbe
Apr 14th, 2004, 02:01 PM
I'm not saying Akiko would win, and I'm not saying Mary would win. But don't come in this thread and bash Akiko for beating Mary. A win is a win and your trying to take it away from Akiko by saying that Mary wasn't 100%. Who cares? The match would've been closer for sure, maybe Mary would've won, but maybe not.

As well, Morigami won 2 + 3. She must've played her worst ever, because your saying that Mary is so good (at her "average" play) that she could beat a Top 60 player (who's on the rise and playing great) EASILY...don't say that either..


What the hell, can you read or what?
I'm not saying Akiko isn't worth this win, she probably played good and thats fun for her. And yes, mabye she played her worst match ever, and this is one of her worst losts in her career. But I say that Mary would have won if she had played better and with her usual game she sould win, no matter what.

blerr
Apr 14th, 2004, 10:43 PM
Great Match and Good Tourney for Akiko..

A Tough 3 Set loss to Nadia Petrova(8)...3/6, 6/4, 6-7(7)..
Maybe that will give her some more confidence as she knows she can play with higher ranked players..Great Match.:clap2:

Libertango
Apr 15th, 2004, 03:58 PM
Sad loss :sad: But still a good few days for Akiko!! Lets hope she can carry it on! :yeah:

blerr
Apr 17th, 2004, 06:11 PM
certainly was a good few days..

but now I think she's taking a break..a week or 2...:D

Nippon_UK
Apr 18th, 2004, 10:17 PM
Good luck in the Fed Cup!! :bounce: :bounce:

blerr
Apr 18th, 2004, 10:46 PM
:bounce:

Scott Storm
Apr 22nd, 2004, 04:04 AM
:smash: :boxing: :armed: Poor old argentina are going to get beat down

blerr
Apr 25th, 2004, 05:12 PM
Morigami lost to Suarez 4/6, 0/6

But came back strong with a 6/2, 6/2 win! :bounce:

WELL DONE AKIKO!

blerr
Apr 25th, 2004, 05:12 PM
The win was over Gisela Dulko for those who didn't know!

pcrtennis
Apr 25th, 2004, 08:13 PM
I can't wait until Akiko has her big breakthrough win. She's beaten Martinez (7-5, 6-0), Pierce, Tanasugarn and other top players but I want her to get that BIG ONE!!! Mabye at Roland Garros since she's so tough on clay!

blerr
Apr 25th, 2004, 09:23 PM
I completely agree with you...That's the one thing that she's missing that will set her career off I think..

Here are some of her tough losses to TOP PLAYERS

@Charleston(2004): Petrova def. Morigami - 6/3, 4/6, 7/6(7)
@Pan Pacific(2004): Rubin def. Morigami - 7/5, 6/7(3), 6/3
@Shanghai(2003): Rubin def. Morigami - 6/0, 5/7, 6/3
@Wimbledon(2003): Capriati def. Morigami - 6/4, 6/4

-------------------------------------------------------------
WINS

@Shanghai(2003): Morigami def. Martinez - 7/5, 6/0
@Charleston(2004): Morigami def. Pierce - 6/2, 6/3
@Shanghai(2003): Morigami def. Molik - 7/6(3), 7/5
@Wimbledon(2003): Morigami def. Tanasugarn - 6/4, 6/3
@Hobart(2004): Morigami def. Granville - 6/2, 6/4
@Amelia Island(2004): Morigami def. Vento-Kabchi - 6/4, 6/1

--------------------------------------------------------------

As well as others! So now she just needs that BIG win!

Scott Storm
Apr 28th, 2004, 06:47 AM
I have faith that it will come soon and by soon I mean this year, Akko has a very strong game and her time is overdue.

Steveg
Apr 28th, 2004, 05:06 PM
Who is her coach these days?

blerr
Apr 28th, 2004, 10:39 PM
Takefumi Sato

blerr
May 2nd, 2004, 03:52 PM
5/17~ Internationaux de Strasbourg (Strasbourg, FRA)
 5/24~ Roland Garros (Paris, FRA)
 6/7~ DFS Classic (Birmingham, GBR)
 6/14~ The Hastings Direct Intl. Championships (Eastbourne, GBR) (1)
Ordina Open (S'Hertogenbosch, NED) (2)
6/21~ The Championships (Wimbledon, GBR)
 7/12~ Bank of the West Classic (Stanford, CA, USA)
 7/19~ JPMorgan Chase Open presented by Audi
(Los Angeles, CA, USA)
 7/26~ Acura Classic (San Diego, CA, USA)
 8/2~ Rogers AT&T Cup (Montreal, CAN)
 8/9~ Tijuana Open (Tijuana, MEX)
 8/16~ Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open
(Cincinnati, OH, USA)
 8/23~ Pilot Pen Tennis presented by Michelob Ultra
(New haven, CT, USA) (1),
Forest Hills (Forest Hills, NY, USA) (2)
 8/30~ Us Open (Flushing Meadows, NY, USA)


Her schedule...She's decided to miss 2 BIG Tier I's in a row..

pcrtennis
May 2nd, 2004, 06:14 PM
After Wimbledon that's a LOT of tournaments in a row!!! whoa... :eek:

Are you sure that's right? :confused:

blerr
May 2nd, 2004, 08:07 PM
I got it directly off her website..just copied and pasted..

:D:wavey:

blerr
May 2nd, 2004, 08:08 PM
She pulls out of tournaments at the last second too..so who knows..

pcrtennis
May 2nd, 2004, 08:24 PM
k thanks!

blerr
May 7th, 2004, 05:16 AM
your welcome! :)

C'mon AKIKO!

Sammm
May 7th, 2004, 12:24 PM
Eastbourne :D Hopefully I will see Akiko play, perhaps in qualies :)

blerr
May 7th, 2004, 10:36 PM
oh really..lucky you!! Try and talk to her afterwards or something...and tell her about this site!! :)

blerr
May 15th, 2004, 07:17 PM
Akiko is playing in Strasbourg this week...


Her first rd. opponent is Timea Bascinsky (sp?)...She is ranked in the 200's...She can't let that go to her head, she has to stay focused..

She has a possible 2nd Rd. Clash with Ai :eek:..That would be interesting...

pcrtennis
May 15th, 2004, 10:49 PM
Wow, I wish she didn't have to play Ai in the second round....

Bероника
May 16th, 2004, 12:39 PM
Go Akiko!!!

Libertango
May 16th, 2004, 07:43 PM
Good luck Akiko!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :yeah:

blerr
May 17th, 2004, 02:59 AM
Lets
Go
Akiko...

Lets
Go
Akiko...

Sammm
May 18th, 2004, 11:10 AM
Akio won her first round match :D It was three sets, though, but at least our girl won ;)

Bероника
May 18th, 2004, 12:49 PM
Best of luck against Ai!!!!

blerr
May 18th, 2004, 11:02 PM
I love Ai...BUT

I hope Akiko kicks her ass... DOUBLE BAGEL, Lets Go Morigami!

Veritas
May 19th, 2004, 10:43 AM
Ai's gonna be a tough call for Akiko, since she's really improved her clay-court performance so far.

But, yeah.....GO AKIKO!!! :worship:

pcrtennis
May 19th, 2004, 10:25 PM
Ai won 6-2, 3-6, 6-1...Good match Akiko and good luck at Roland Garros!! Congrats Ai!

Sadka
May 20th, 2004, 07:16 AM
:sad:

Go Go at Roland Garros Akiko!! :kiss: :hearts: :worship:

blerr
May 20th, 2004, 01:53 PM
Tough loss Morigami, but you've taken 3 Top 12 players to 3 sets this yr. well done! :bounce: :clap2:

Libertango
May 21st, 2004, 08:55 AM
Yeh, now she needs to start following it through, and beating these top players...well I believe she will do it soon :) :yeah:

GO AKIKO, GOOD LUCK IN PARIS! :woohoo:

blerr
May 21st, 2004, 05:24 PM
1st Round -- Roland Garros

Zvonareva v.s Q/LL
Serna v.s MORIGAMI
Grande v.s Nagyova
Schwartz v.s Sharapova


I dunno what to expect from Akiko's first round match. Serna has sucked this year, but she had an okay week, destroying Barna 0 + 1. So, I dunno.

Steveg
May 23rd, 2004, 07:12 AM
Takefumi SatoAiko has another coach now. I had heard rumours that she wanted to change and got the confirmation yesterday when I saw her with the new one. Don't remember his name though. He's American and was the sparring partner of Alexandra Stevenson the past few months.

Grachka
May 23rd, 2004, 08:49 AM
Aiko has another coach now. I had heard rumours that she wanted to change and got the confirmation yesterday when I saw her with the new one. Don't remember his name though. He's American and was the sparring partner of Alexandra Stevenson the past few months.

:tape:

Hope it works out well for Akiko, she really has the talent to go far. I was watching her match against Tanasugarn at Wimbledon in 03' and she just completely outclassed her. Good luck at RG and then Wimbledon :yeah:

blerr
May 27th, 2004, 11:03 PM
Akiko :sad:

Losing 8-6 in the third to Serna. She's coming so close, she just has to start closing out the matches. Man Alive... Good effort Akiko!

pcrtennis
May 28th, 2004, 12:25 AM
Akiko :sad:

Losing 8-6 in the third to Serna. She's coming so close, she just has to start closing out the matches. Man Alive... Good effort Akiko!

Unfortunately we have been saying this for about 6 months now and she hasn't seemed to be able to pull the tough ones out :o :rolleyes: :mad: :( :bounce:

COME ON AKIKO! :wavey: :worship: :worship: :worship:

blerr
May 28th, 2004, 12:38 AM
Yah no kidding...but now that she has that experience with top players, maybe she can get over it and start pulling out the wins...Lets go Akiko!

Scott Storm
May 28th, 2004, 05:13 AM
It will come, I'm sure of it;)

blerr
May 29th, 2004, 04:14 PM
Hopefully....

Sammm
Jun 5th, 2004, 01:40 PM
Akiko won the surbiton challenger :yeah:
Although it's just a challenger, this is still a good win; Akiko is getting good grass court preparation and it was quite a storng draw. Akiko had a nice win over Yoon Jeong cho in the semis.

blerr
Jun 6th, 2004, 03:18 AM
Akiko will start in Birmingham against the struggling Czink...hopefully she can take advantage!!

pcrtennis
Jun 6th, 2004, 03:56 AM
Go Akiko!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Libertango
Jun 6th, 2004, 06:02 AM
Congrats on your win this week, and good luck in Birmingham this week!

GO AKIKO! :bounce:

blerr
Jun 8th, 2004, 01:46 PM
Akiko got through Stephanie Cohen-Aloro, 6-1, 6-3...next up is Eleni Daniilidou....AGAIN! Hopefully Akiko can put up a better fight this time, and maybe win! :clap2:

Lets Go Akiko! :bounce:

Bероника
Jun 8th, 2004, 01:56 PM
Impressive win,Akiko!!!!

ex hopman
Jun 8th, 2004, 04:11 PM
yey~ go Akiko!!

ex hopman
Jun 8th, 2004, 04:19 PM
Aiko has another coach now. I had heard rumours that she wanted to change and got the confirmation yesterday when I saw her with the new one. Don't remember his name though. He's American and was the sparring partner of Alexandra Stevenson the past few months.
His name is Billy Wilkinson. nice guy. He used to be a hitting partner of Venus too!

blerr
Jun 9th, 2004, 01:19 AM
Yep .. I was gonna post that eventually...I was just to lazy :lol:


P.S -- Has anyone seen Akiko's new site? Pretty spiffy eh? :D

www.akiko-morigami.com -- Check it out! :bounce:

blerr
Jun 9th, 2004, 11:30 PM
AKIKO WON AGAIN! WOW!!!!

Morigami def. Daniilidou: 2-6, 6-2, 2-0 ret.
Awesome job Akiko, keep going! :bigclap:

Veritas
Jun 10th, 2004, 02:00 AM
Well done Akiko!!! Great effort, since Eleni's favourite surface is grass and Akiko lost to her in their previous matchup this year.

Good luck today :)

Sammm
Jun 10th, 2004, 12:22 PM
Akiko :banana: keep that winning streak up :inlove:

blerr
Jun 11th, 2004, 03:30 AM
tough loss for Akiko...GOD...4-6, [4]6-7 to Loit..


She's gotta pull some tough matches out...btw, she was leading 3-0 in the first...and i think 5-2 or 5-3 in the second :rolleyes:

Libertango
Jun 11th, 2004, 12:29 PM
Yet again, Akiko blowing leads...:mad: :rolleyes: :sad: Oh well, still a good time or her lately, getting to the third round here and winning Surbiton...lets just hope she gets better! :D

Scott Storm
Jun 12th, 2004, 12:57 AM
She will undoubtedly keep up the good work at wimbledon:bounce:

pcrtennis
Jun 12th, 2004, 02:07 AM
Go Akiko!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!

blerr
Jun 13th, 2004, 05:02 AM
Morigami vs Gulicksson
Head - 2 - Head
1 - 0

Morigami def. Gulicksson: 6-0, 6-2 (2001)

Bероника
Jun 14th, 2004, 04:10 PM
Akiko Morigami (JPN) d. (WC) Carly Gullickson (USA) 61 75

Way to go,Akiko!!!

pcrtennis
Jun 14th, 2004, 04:16 PM
Go Akiko!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!

blerr
Jun 14th, 2004, 10:40 PM
Next up: Claudine Schaul, the 7th seed...

Let's go Akiko! :clap2:

Libertango
Jun 15th, 2004, 07:51 AM
Tough match, but you can do it Akiko, GO!!!!! :bounce: :yeah:

blerr
Jun 15th, 2004, 11:16 PM
Akiko lost 6-4, 4-6 ret. She has a right-wrist strain. I hope she's okay :sad:

Libertango
Jun 16th, 2004, 07:21 AM
:mad: Oh no, hope Akiko is OK!! Maybe it was just a precaution so she could be fit for Wimbledon...hope so!

Get well soon Akiko!!! :yeah:

Bероника
Jun 16th, 2004, 01:05 PM
Yes,I think it's a precaution.Hoping to see her doing some noise at Wimbledon!!!

Bероника
Jun 16th, 2004, 02:15 PM
http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/shertogenbosch/f_17.jpg

Just found this on WTA site.:D

blerr
Jun 16th, 2004, 09:09 PM
:hearts: She's so gorgeous!

blerr
Jun 17th, 2004, 01:22 PM
Morigami has so many points to defend at Wimbledon. And in the first round she has drawn Patty Schnyder...very unlucky for Akiko. She needs to win, I think. On her website, if you can read Japanese, she explains what her plans are for Wimbledon because of her injury. I had to use a translator, so I couldn't get much out of it, but if someone could go look at that and fill us in on what she's doing, that would be great.. thanks a lot and CHEER A LOT! :D

Blair

Bероника
Jun 17th, 2004, 02:15 PM
Well,Schnyder has never been a force on grass.Let's all hold on to this...

Go Akiko!!!

pcrtennis
Jun 17th, 2004, 04:43 PM
I think that this is a very winnable match, probably the most beatable top 16 seed that Akiko could get. She can for sure win this and she will benefit from all of those nice bonus points! Go Akiko! :bounce:

ex hopman
Jun 20th, 2004, 12:06 PM
Morigami has so many points to defend at Wimbledon. And in the first round she has drawn Patty Schnyder...very unlucky for Akiko. She needs to win, I think. On her website, if you can read Japanese, she explains what her plans are for Wimbledon because of her injury. I had to use a translator, so I couldn't get much out of it, but if someone could go look at that and fill us in on what she's doing, that would be great.. thanks a lot and CHEER A LOT! :D

Blair

Well, she retired that match cuz she started worried about her wrist again... and it's just before Wimbledon...she consulted with her trainer...and the decision (of retiring) was made... but she mentioned us not to worry about.

I feel like she can do it again this year!! :)

Libertango
Jun 21st, 2004, 10:07 AM
Go Akiko at Wimbledon!!! She can win!! :yeah: :bounce:

Libertango
Jun 22nd, 2004, 10:02 PM
Akiko lost, 4 and 1 to Patty :sad: :( I watched the match, and Akiko started well going to 2-0, but once Schnyder got herself together she was just too good in all areas. It was closer than the score indicates, and the good thing is Akiko didn't seem to be suffering from the wrist injury. She actually hit alot of good balls, but was just unlucky and in the end, out-smarted.

She will obviously drop in the rankings now :sad: but lets hope she can have good year here on in! :yeah:

Scott Storm
Jun 23rd, 2004, 07:32 AM
:( I never liked schnyder, you just can't trust anybody that is involved in those cults!

Druidia
Jun 23rd, 2004, 10:37 AM
I agree with u on Patty there, she was such a bitch to Conchita Martinez during and after match calling her a bad Name after faking like she was going to shake her hand but then pulling it away psyching her out. Horrible draw for Akiko! Anyone who does stuff like that lacks respect for herself and others, very unbecoming!!!!

blerr
Jun 26th, 2004, 06:40 AM
Life goes on. Akiko will pull through. She has so much talent..

Keep on chuggin Akiko! :yeah:

blerr
Jul 8th, 2004, 06:24 PM
Akiko has pulled out of Fed Cup and the next tourney (I can't remember the name), I'm assuming because of her wrist..

Libertango
Jul 11th, 2004, 07:32 PM
Get well soon Akiko!!!! :yeah:

blerr
Jul 17th, 2004, 02:27 PM
Akiko in JPMorgan Chase Open! Let's win it all Akiko!!!!! :bounce: :worship:

pcrtennis
Jul 17th, 2004, 05:29 PM
Go Akiko!

blerr
Jul 18th, 2004, 04:07 PM
against (12) Farina Elia.. It will be tough! Lets go Akiko!

pcrtennis
Jul 19th, 2004, 03:43 AM
Go Akiko Go!!! You Can Win This One!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pcrtennis
Jul 19th, 2004, 08:39 PM
Finally Akiko gets a TOP 20 WIN!!!!!! Akiko beat Farina Elia 6-2, 6-4 in the 1st round of Los Angeles!!!! Great win Akiko!!! :woohoo: :hatoff: :banana: :worship:

V.Melb
Jul 19th, 2004, 11:32 PM
Excellent win Akiko! You deserve it!


Now take out Bartoli! :D

Scott Storm
Jul 20th, 2004, 05:23 AM
Great win, Go team AKKO!:worship:

Sammm
Jul 20th, 2004, 10:38 AM
Finally Akiko gets a TOP 20 WIN!!!!!! Akiko beat Farina Elia 6-2, 6-4 in the 1st round of Los Angeles!!!! Great win Akiko!!! :woohoo: :hatoff: :banana: :worship::yeah: Great job

blerr
Jul 21st, 2004, 03:38 AM
Finally Akiko gets a TOP 20 WIN!!!!!! Akiko beat Farina Elia 6-2, 6-4 in the 1st round of Los Angeles!!!! Great win Akiko!!! :woohoo: :hatoff: :banana: :worship:


YES ..it's about time.. All the SUPPORT has finally paid off.. NO giving up Akiko, your such a fighter!!!!! Awesome win for you!

pcrtennis
Jul 21st, 2004, 09:18 PM
Come on Akiko today against Bartoli! woot!

Bероника
Jul 21st, 2004, 10:09 PM
Akiko :bounce: :bounce:

pcrtennis
Jul 21st, 2004, 11:38 PM
It sounds as though Akiko lost 2-6, 0-6 to Bartoli. This means that she either re-injured her wrist, injured herself somewhere else or this score (Like many others over the last few days from this tournament) is incorrect. I don't see how Akiko could lose to Bartoli, let alone 2 and 0.

blerr
Jul 22nd, 2004, 04:20 AM
:sad: Poor Akiko..what went wrooong..Next tourney!

pcrtennis
Jul 22nd, 2004, 04:24 AM
:sad: Poor Akiko..what went wrooong..Next tourney!

Yeah, really!!!! Mabye her first big win was difficult for her to follow up on, though that seems like an iffy excuse... :confused:

blerr
Jul 26th, 2004, 04:10 PM
Yah... oh well...

NOW she faces Kristina Brandi..Akiko lost to her earlier this year so hopefully she can pull it out today...they play in less than an hour! GO AKIKO!

blerr
Jul 26th, 2004, 08:05 PM
what a tough loss again for Akiko...3-6, 6-1, 5-7...

She had a 4-1 and 5-3 lead in the third, but Brandi fought back.. Good match and good effort Akiko..strange scoreline tho

pcrtennis
Jul 27th, 2004, 12:26 AM
She really needs to get over this inability to win long close matches, especially with the lead. Akiko is a far superior talent to the 1-dimensional Brandi and should have won!!!!!!! COME ON AKIKO!!! WOOT!

blerr
Aug 1st, 2004, 05:01 AM
God..Akiko and these draws..She's drawn Vera Zvonareva in Montreal..In my HOME country..hopefully that will give her some luck against the VERY tough Vera! w00t Akiko!

Bероника
Aug 1st, 2004, 11:17 AM
Good luck,Akiko!!!:D

pcrtennis
Aug 1st, 2004, 03:43 PM
Go Akiko!!! She can take out Zvonareva!!

blerr
Aug 6th, 2004, 12:24 AM
Akiko OUT to the HOTTTTTT Zvonareva right now..1-6, 3-6..better second set...but not good enough ... good effort Akiko!

pcrtennis
Aug 6th, 2004, 02:54 AM
Come on Akiko!!! You need to have a big tournament some time soon!!!

blerr
Aug 12th, 2004, 07:19 PM
Akiko v.s Iveta in Athens! C'mon Morigami!

blerr
Aug 16th, 2004, 01:47 PM
Akiko Morigami defeated Iveta Benesova: 6-4, 6-1

Even easier than I expected! Well done Akiko!! :D:D:D

blerr
Aug 16th, 2004, 01:48 PM
She play Svetlana Kuznetsova in R2 :scared: :eek:

pcrtennis
Aug 16th, 2004, 06:49 PM
Go Akiko!!! Now upset Kuznetsova!!!!!!!!!

blerr
Aug 23rd, 2004, 09:36 PM
Well lol..we all know she lost to Kuznetsova......

And pcr.. it looks like it's me and you running this thread..no one says anything except us haha :lol:

ANYWAYS.. Akiko won her first round of New Haven in 3 sets v.s Talaja..

6/4, 4/6, 7/5

pcrtennis
Aug 23rd, 2004, 10:05 PM
Woot! GO Akiko!!! Please breakthrough and win against most likely Dechy!!!!! Very winnable match for her!!!!!

I bet when she starts beating top players (Which WILL happen soon) we'll have more people in this thread!

blerr
Aug 24th, 2004, 03:20 PM
lol hopefully!

V.Melb
Aug 24th, 2004, 11:52 PM
Akiko always losess in tough 3 set matches because she moves the ball around the court nicely... but not with killer power... also she has limited variety. Her doublehanded drives are awesome but she always ends up in long baseline slugging matches with her opponents. I hope she takes out dechy but i am confident that it will end up in 3 sets whoever wins~!

GO AKIKO! :kiss:

pcrtennis
Aug 25th, 2004, 01:52 AM
I think she has nice variety, with the good dropshot, occasional slice, angles....I think she's got good variety, but i agree with you on the rest.

blerr
Aug 25th, 2004, 06:02 PM
Yeah.. it seems that when she plays against more power players she goes down, cause she can't match it ... If she had more power, I think she could contend against anyone really..

I saw her against Capriati on TV during Wimbledon and was VERY impressed, cause it's how I wanted to play my game, she plays angles so well and can hit those deep, driving balls, I was very impressed.

UPDATE
AKIKO MORIGAMI 0 / 6 , 6 / 3 NATHALIE DECHY

ex hopman
Aug 25th, 2004, 06:14 PM
wow, Go Akiko!!

Well, I think she has the agressive side... more than any other Japanese players... maybe next to Kimiko Date. Maybe she grew up in Osaka... :p

She mentioned in her interview once... to the players whom she has lost, she said she WILL NEVER lose them again!! hehe... that must drives her crazy!!

blerr
Aug 25th, 2004, 06:17 PM
lol well add another name to that list Akiko

NATHALIE DECHY DEFEATED AKIKO MORIGAMI - 6 / 0 , 3 / 6 , 6 / 2

pcrtennis
Aug 25th, 2004, 07:31 PM
When will she win one of these matches???? It's not like we can say "Oh she's still young" because she's not!! She needs to start winning these very winnable matches! grrrrrr....

ex hopman
Aug 26th, 2004, 03:30 AM
she needs money! she just bought a house in florida!!
plz win these close matches!!

pcrtennis
Aug 26th, 2004, 04:10 AM
She bought a house in Florida? Does she train there?? Can you explain please ex hopman?

blerr
Aug 26th, 2004, 05:31 AM
Yes Yes! EXPLAIN!

ex hopman
Aug 27th, 2004, 03:24 PM
She bought a house in Florida? Does she train there?? Can you explain please ex hopman?
Yes. Well, her new coach lives in Florida too. and she went to highschool there too. also maybe like Ai, she could find more players to hit with in Florida... on her website, you can see some pics of her new house! :)

hope that environment change helps for Akiko!! :)

pcrtennis
Aug 27th, 2004, 05:04 PM
thanks!

blerr
Aug 28th, 2004, 12:41 AM
Yahhh Thanks ex_hopman ! :D

pcrtennis
Aug 30th, 2004, 09:56 PM
Akiko won her first round match today over Gagliardi 6-2, 6-2. She played a very solid match with a lot of winners and few errors. She had a few aces and no double faults!

She now plays Golovin(31) and I think Akiko has a great chance in this match!!! GO Akiko!!!

Congrats on your first USO victory!!!

blerr
Aug 31st, 2004, 05:46 AM
I think Akiko can win...LETS GO! :kiss:

Bероника
Aug 31st, 2004, 11:43 AM
Go Akiko!!!

ex hopman
Sep 1st, 2004, 10:36 AM
"Hello everyone! Thank you for your great support. They are all cheering me up!
It was my first win at the USO yesterday!
In fact, I had NEVER won any single match here since my junior years, so I am really glad!
Also, I could give Billy (her new coach) the first GS win!
I'd love to run though as far as possible.
Tomorrow's opponent is tough, but I'll do my best by keeping myself up! :)

V.Melb
Sep 1st, 2004, 11:44 AM
Morigami. :) excellent win. She is right, her next opponent is very difficult. But those doublehanded vicious drives of Akiko should spell trouble for ANY opponent.

Good luck Akiko.... i now look to you instead of the disapointing Tammy.

Bероника
Sep 1st, 2004, 02:47 PM
Good luck today,Akiko!!!

pcrtennis
Sep 1st, 2004, 03:47 PM
Go Akiko!!

blerr
Sep 1st, 2004, 04:02 PM
Aww...can you translate what she says often, it would be so appreciative! :D;)

I believe she has a chance! GO AKIKO!

pcrtennis
Sep 1st, 2004, 07:34 PM
Akiko lost 6-4, 6-4...her serving was pathetic...she never held serve after holding for 3-3 in the first set. She had sooo many chances and didn't take them. A dissapointing effort.

Bероника
Sep 2nd, 2004, 08:49 AM
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/ap_photo/20040901/all/l1214694.jpg


I'm :sad: she lost already.

ex hopman
Sep 3rd, 2004, 02:29 AM
Kimiko Date saw the match...

She was very dissapointed because Akiko didn't show her aggressive play against Golvin... That was what she should have needed to win the match.
Kimiko thought Akiko has played really well since she came to NY...

next time!!

blerr
Sep 3rd, 2004, 03:28 AM
Good effort though against SUCH a strong player!

Bероника
Sep 3rd, 2004, 03:19 PM
http://www.tennis.info/images/US4/06Wed/Morigami5362.jpg

blerr
Sep 3rd, 2004, 07:44 PM
:hearts: I think Akiko needs to be added to your list or current faves vero ;)

Bероника
Sep 4th, 2004, 03:26 PM
I know,but if I want to include all my friends and all,I really have no place for everybody as the space is very limited :sad:

blerr
Sep 4th, 2004, 04:00 PM
:sad: Oh well.. we'll pretend she's there!

ex hopman
Sep 4th, 2004, 08:20 PM
Akiko's message...

"She (Golvin) didn't do much in play at all! but I was the one who couldn't start doing anything. I regret many points!!
Well, I'll be refreshed, and head to the Asian tour now!"

blerr
Sep 5th, 2004, 05:23 AM
So true..she couldn't hold..and seemed to really struggle.. it was a good oppurtunity for her...keep translating like that :D

ex hopman
Sep 11th, 2004, 05:17 PM
According to Akiko's mom,

Akiko went back to Japan, and got some fever... 39c!
but after 3 days, she recovered, and left for Bali now!!

Good luck, Akiko!!

pcrtennis
Sep 11th, 2004, 09:54 PM
Akiko's ranking will go up to a career high of 51 on Monday's rankings!!! That's surprising and exciting!!!! Good luck in Bali Akiko!!!!

blerr
Sep 12th, 2004, 05:05 PM
Oh God, Akiko's draws are ridiculous..

Nadia Petrova in the first round of Bali:rolleyes:..Go AKIKO!! :clap2: :woohoo:

pcrtennis
Sep 12th, 2004, 05:36 PM
Akiko needs a good draw eventually!!!!!!! But she can beat Petrova, she should have earlier this year when it was 7-6 in the third. GO AKIKO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :worship:

blerr
Sep 27th, 2004, 05:10 AM
Morigami v.s Pratt in 1st Rd of Guangzhou... REVENGE from Aussie Open Akiko, c'mon!

Bероника
Sep 27th, 2004, 10:13 AM
Go Akiko!!!

blerr
Sep 28th, 2004, 01:57 PM
Morigami 4-6, 3-6 Pratt

:rolleyes:

pcrtennis
Sep 28th, 2004, 10:14 PM
I hope she was injured because NO ONE SHOULD EVER LOSE by that scoreline to Pratt...the least talented player in the top 100.

ugggghhh...

Bероника
Sep 28th, 2004, 11:02 PM
I agree.I think this result is very disappointing.She should have been the one winning in straight sets.Anyone read something about the match?

blerr
Oct 5th, 2004, 01:13 PM
AIG Japan Open

Akiko Morigami def. Katarina Srebotnik: 7-5, 6-0

:bigclap:

pcrtennis
Oct 5th, 2004, 05:07 PM
Nice solid win from Akiko!

blerr
Nov 11th, 2004, 04:27 PM
Kind of a bad end for Akiko, and now taking her rest! Not sure if she's playing Japan Champs, but we'll see.

blerr
Dec 3rd, 2004, 06:12 AM
Akiko will start 2005 at the:

ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand!:D

Good Luck AkikoMO!

blerr
Dec 16th, 2004, 12:25 AM
■2005年 トーナメント予定
 
 1/3~8


ASB Classic (Auckland, New Zealand)
 1/9~14


Moorilla International (Hobart, Australia)
 1/17~30


Australian Open (Melbourne, Australia)
 1/31~2/6
 

Toray Pan Pacific Open (Tokyo, Japan)
 2/14~20
 

Regions Morgan Keegan Champ's & the Cellular South Cup
(Memphis, TN, USA)

blerr
Dec 16th, 2004, 12:26 AM
Akiko is also featured in the 2005 Wimbledon Tennis Gallery Calendar..which is pretty cool..pics are on her website @ akiko-morigami.com

pcrtennis
Jan 1st, 2005, 08:54 PM
Is Akiko dating her coach...who's the guy in some of the new pictures?

blerr
Jan 3rd, 2005, 07:35 AM
Im not sure.. I always just assumed it was her coach:p

Akiko is up against Shahar Peer(Q) in the First Round.. VERY WINNABLE, let's go Akiko! :)

ex hopman
Jan 3rd, 2005, 04:23 PM
yeah, it's her coach, Billy... from ITF tennis academy, Florida... now he's been her coach. Saori's coach is from the academy too.
He used to be a tour player too... i guess his highest ranking was like 200s??

pcrtennis
Jan 3rd, 2005, 11:53 PM
Where is Saori? When does she plan to start 2005?

blerr
Jan 5th, 2005, 06:19 AM
Oh God Akiko, Losing to Peer.. She could've had an open draw to the semis :rolleyes:

Bероника
Jan 5th, 2005, 03:15 PM
The start of the year is not always an easy thing.
What's her next tourney then?

ex hopman
Jan 6th, 2005, 04:39 AM
Akiko's comment:

"She (Peer) didn't play like a junior player. She hit the ball very steady... (even though) I lost, and I have more things to improve for the season... I think I played ok for the first match of the year after long break."

blerr
Jan 7th, 2005, 06:21 AM
The start of the year is not always an easy thing.
What's her next tourney then?

Very true. I just hope she can pick it up. That was a big oppurtunity for her.:sad:

V.Melb
Jan 7th, 2005, 07:17 AM
L'Avocat i think Akiko always chokes a little. :(
Vous Parle Francais? Je Crois que L'Avocat ces't "Lawyer" en Anglais?

blerr
Jan 8th, 2005, 02:15 AM
Ya, she always seems to choke against lower ranked players:(

I speak a little French lol.. but im from BC so not that much haha..
a lot of ppl tell me my name sounds like that :p

My real name is Blair, btw :wavey:

blerr
Jan 8th, 2005, 05:32 PM
Oh, but L'AVOCaT is not Lawyer in English:p..

L'AVOCaT = The Avocado :p

blerr
Jan 8th, 2005, 05:33 PM
Morigami will play Domachowska in the 1st Round of Morilla.

C'mon Akiko! :bounce:

pcrtennis
Jan 8th, 2005, 06:04 PM
Good opening round! GO AKIKO!