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Impiro
Aug 9th, 2004, 08:09 AM
I was totally captivated as I stood mere feet away and watched the tall, rhythmic, athletic Seiko perform in a recent tournament. I want to learn more about this exotic, intriguing 26 year old from Japan.

blerr
Aug 11th, 2004, 08:34 AM
Go Seiko!!!

V.Melb
Aug 11th, 2004, 09:50 AM
:)

pcrtennis
Aug 12th, 2004, 01:07 AM
Go Seiko! I love the way she plays!

blerr
Aug 12th, 2004, 08:18 PM
What an ugly loss to Groenefeld..0 and 1..:eek:

pcrtennis
Aug 12th, 2004, 10:49 PM
Seiko seems to have these random lop-sided losses. She wins and wins and then all of a sudden there's nothing. Go Seiko!

Peer101
Aug 13th, 2004, 12:00 AM
What an ugly loss to Groenefeld..0 and 1..:eek:


Groenefeld is much more talented and will always be much better

pcrtennis
Aug 13th, 2004, 06:54 AM
Groenefeld is much more talented and will always be much better


Wow, what an asshole statement. Go write stuff like that on the German fan board, :o :rolleyes: :fiery: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: not here...

Peer101
Aug 13th, 2004, 12:24 PM
I am just teling the truth and why would it be an ugly loss if she lost to a very good player

V.Melb
Aug 13th, 2004, 01:05 PM
it was not an ugly loss in a sense. Yes Groenfeld is a better player at the moment, she hits harder i would expect, and also has more weapons.... but Seiko is on her way up, she showed that this week.
however saying things like "will always be much better" ...... thats not true at all.

Peer101
Aug 13th, 2004, 01:31 PM
it was not an ugly loss in a sense. Yes Groenfeld is a better player at the moment, she hits harder i would expect, and also has more weapons.... but Seiko is on her way up, she showed that this week.
however saying things like "will always be much better" ...... thats not true at all.


But she has never done anything close to Groenefeld

What did she do that was so special this week

pcrtennis
Aug 13th, 2004, 07:38 PM
Don't respond to Peer anymore...Just flat-out ignore him/her.

Impiro
Nov 5th, 2004, 02:43 AM
Anyone with an update on the lovely exotic Seiko's whereabouts or recent activities?

pcrtennis
Jun 15th, 2005, 05:50 PM
Seiko just defeated number 4 seed Marie-Eve Pelletier in the second round of Wimbledon qualifying 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 (After being down a set and 3-1)!!! She trounced Delia Sescioreanu in the first round 6-1, 6-2...This is a great result so far for Seiko and she has been in strong form of late! She'll playEls Callens in the qualifying round...Thisis a very winnable match but Callens is tough on grass. Another thing Seiko has going for her in that match is that Callens spent a loooonnnnnggggg time on court in her second round match so lets hope Seiko can take advantage of a possible fatigued opponent! GO SEIKO! PS Seiko only got int the qualifying as an alternate when Rubin withdrew so she's making the most of this opportunity!

andrewC
Jun 16th, 2005, 10:39 AM
Good luck Seiko, hope she is a late bloomer like Shinobu! She's cool :D :banana: good luck at Wimbledon!

pcrtennis
Jun 17th, 2005, 12:57 AM
Seiko lost 7-6(4), 6-4 to Els Callens today...Overall though, this has been a very good result for her!!! She'll probably also move inside the top 200 for the first time! Nice going Seiko!

andrewC
Jun 17th, 2005, 05:49 PM
unlucky seiko, but well played :D

martin white
Jul 14th, 2006, 11:09 PM
nice couple of weeks for seiko! :) sf last week of nagoya 25k,and into sf of 25k in miyazaki!good luckvs the inform redhot erika takao :bounce: :worship: go seiko :worship:

martin white
Aug 4th, 2006, 11:26 PM
poor seiko thats a bad loss to magley! :eek: :help: goodluck next tournie seiko :)

martin white
Aug 15th, 2006, 05:09 PM
seiko is having a pretty good week!,she has made it through to yhe last round of qualies in the 50k itf event in the bronx!.including a nice win over casey dellaqua the5th seed! sorry casey!good luck seiko vs schaul! hope she can make it through! :)

andrewC
Aug 15th, 2006, 05:26 PM
Wow, good form from Seiko. Keep it going, you beautiful thing :banana:

martin white
Sep 20th, 2006, 03:33 PM
seiko is playing the 25k event in ibaraki[osaka] japan! she won her 1strd over hamamura in three sets :unsure: good luck seiko, get that ranking back up! :)

-sugi-
Sep 20th, 2006, 03:59 PM
Go Seiko :rocker2: One of my favourite Japanese Challenger players :hug:

martin white
Oct 20th, 2006, 02:56 PM
makinohara qf
seiko okamoto d chiaki okadaue6464 nice win seiko good luck in the sf vs chia juang! :) hope seiko can make the final! :yeah:

-sugi-
Oct 20th, 2006, 03:43 PM
Go Seiko :woohoo:

Hopefully a chance for a final vs Erika which would be :hearts:

martin white
Oct 29th, 2006, 01:06 PM
nice week for seiko reaching the final in makinohara:) seiko struggles against shiho:sad: hope the points can ensure seiko into the oz open qualies:yeah: go seiko:)

andrewC
Oct 31st, 2006, 12:49 PM
good performance Seiko :D

andrewC
Oct 31st, 2006, 01:39 PM
good performance Seiko :D

-sugi-
Nov 21st, 2006, 02:32 PM
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/workaholic/web/gallery/061117-alljapan/061117-511.jpg

martin white
Nov 21st, 2006, 08:48 PM
as usual brilliant pics!:) thanks adam,keep them coming!:) :wavey:

martin white
Dec 26th, 2006, 12:22 PM
seiko must be 30r so spots from making the auckland qualie draw!:) i hope she can make it!,seiko is still a few spots out from melb park qualies! not wishing any injury to other players ,but i hope seiko can sneak in ,i want to see her play!:) go seiko

-sugi-
Dec 26th, 2006, 01:12 PM
GO SEIKO

I love her so much :hearts:

andrewC
Dec 26th, 2006, 04:04 PM
Hope she sneaks in too :) Good luck Seiko for 2007 ;)

martin white
Dec 30th, 2006, 01:27 PM
seiko is 2 spots from sneaking into qualies at melb park!:) i reckon maybe 1 as sophie ferguson is sure to get a md wc!go seiko!:)

-sugi-
Dec 30th, 2006, 01:32 PM
It would be great if she can get into quallies...

Ganbatte!

martin white
Dec 30th, 2006, 06:01 PM
:kiss: seiko will make it!:bounce: she must be the 1st alt now to make qualie draw! go seiko:) :kiss:

-sugi-
Dec 30th, 2006, 07:24 PM
:yeah: Go Seiko!

martin white
Jan 2nd, 2007, 12:29 PM
seiko is in!:) :kiss: she was 2nd alt, list still has diaz-oliva and ferguson on it[she will receive md wc] so seiko will sneak in ! hope she can win a round or two!:) ill be there to cheer my faves on!:banana:

-sugi-
Jan 2nd, 2007, 02:42 PM
:yippee: GO SEIKO :D

-sugi-
Jan 10th, 2007, 06:37 PM
Australian Open Quallies R1
Okamoto vs Tamaela

Go Seiko! :rocker2: :music: I saw Tamaela at Hasselt, she is nothing special.

andrewC
Jan 10th, 2007, 11:29 PM
Best of luck to Seiko :D I hear she is in contention for a WC into qualies at the Toray Pan Pacific Tier 1 after the Australian Open too? :bounce:

-sugi-
Jan 11th, 2007, 06:01 AM
I believe it is already confirmed she has a WC for Quallies :)

Anyway, Seiko lost in R1 :sad:

andrewC
Jan 11th, 2007, 03:03 PM
6-4 7-5 is a close score, shame she couldn't turn it around :(

martin white
Jan 19th, 2007, 01:42 PM
seiko played well in her46 57 loss to tamaela,i saw this match at the ao qualies:) i think its the best ive seen seiko play in along time,she was very aggresive and consistent from the back of the court and played some glorious volleys to watch!:) i spoke to seiko and had a pic taken with her i'll down load on this thread. good luck for 2007 seiko!:)

-sugi-
Jan 26th, 2007, 03:28 PM
Toray Quallies R1
Okamoto vs Tiantian Sun(8)

Ganbatte :)

-sugi-
Jan 27th, 2007, 09:05 AM
Seiko got her second career top 100 victory over Tian Tian 64 26 63

Very good win, she was close to choking a 3-0 lead.

martin white
Jan 27th, 2007, 01:07 PM
congrats seiko! great win:) when i saw her play in melb it was the best ive seen seiko play[despite she lost] she is is good form!,keep going seiko.:yeah:

martin white
Jan 27th, 2007, 02:19 PM
seiko will play brenda for a shot at last rd in qualies!if seiko ever had to take advantage of a draw its now!:yeah: good luck seiko:)

-sugi-
Jan 27th, 2007, 02:23 PM
I honestly smell a good chance for Seiko now
She would then play Pratt or Dushevina. We mustn't get too ahead of ourselves but she would have a better chance against Pratt I think.

pcrtennis
Jan 27th, 2007, 10:35 PM
Seiko beat Brenda last year and beat her...she should win again...And she can take out either Pratt or Dushevina

-sugi-
Jan 28th, 2007, 06:52 AM
Seiko won 63 64 :yeah:

:yeah: Really good win for Seiko. Next she faces Pratt for a spot in the MD.

pcrtennis
Jan 28th, 2007, 07:37 AM
Nice results for Seiko!

-sugi-
Jan 28th, 2007, 10:28 AM
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/workaholic/web/gallery/070127-toray/070127-464.jpg

She is dressed well and looks the part. Beat Pratt Seiko c'mon!

martin white
Jan 28th, 2007, 11:07 AM
nice work seiko!:) :woohoo: i hope she can take pratt for a deserved spot in the md!she is a talented player ,nice to see her get some good results!:)

-sugi-
Jan 28th, 2007, 07:25 PM
Martin, what kind of rank and form do you think Seiko is in at the moment. I doubt top 100, but top 150?

martin white
Jan 29th, 2007, 09:59 AM
seiko lost to pratt36 06:sad: :tape: still a good tournie for seiko with some good wins!:) i think seiko could crack the top150,but the top 100 may be a challenge! i think her best ranking is around #175! good luck next week seiko,she'll play a 75k in the us!:)

martin white
Feb 21st, 2007, 01:15 PM
clearwater 25k
1strd [wc] mille d [5] okamoto 64 61!:eek: :help:
strange loss for seiko.she had a nice draw to,seiko will play mexico qualies next week!:)

-sugi-
Mar 1st, 2007, 08:38 PM
Seiko has a blog here: Some really nice pictures of her :)
http://seiko.blog.tennis365.net/

Williamsser
Mar 1st, 2007, 10:48 PM
Seiko :yeah:

-sugi-
Mar 3rd, 2007, 09:16 AM
Seiko won the 25k Clearwater Doubles Tournament with Ryoko Fuda last week.

http://www.40love.jp/fuda_r/img/40/ieaRnCAwMDc0MLoD.jpg

-sugi-
Mar 3rd, 2007, 09:20 AM
some nice ones
http://www.40love.jp/fuda_r/img/41/ieaRnCA3NDE0ML8k.jpg
http://www.40love.jp/fuda_r/img/41/ieaRnCA3NDI0MMAn.jpg

-sugi-
Mar 13th, 2007, 08:36 PM
I just found some really cute Seiko pictures, I am uploading them now :) Can't wait to post them :)

-sugi-
Mar 13th, 2007, 08:47 PM
http://www.wtnphotos.com/showgallery.php?cat=3481

here ;)

andrewC
Mar 14th, 2007, 04:17 AM
thanks for the photos :) Seiko :hug:

imike24
Apr 7th, 2007, 08:23 AM
Nice. thank :)
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Highlandman
Apr 8th, 2007, 12:23 PM
Nice, thank you! :D :kiss:

Good luck Seiko this week :rocker2:

-sugi-
Apr 8th, 2007, 05:04 PM
Ho Chi Minh 25k R1
(3)Seiko Okamoto (JPN) v (wc)Thuy-Dung Nguyen (VIE)

-sugi-
Apr 11th, 2007, 08:32 AM
Seiko OKAMOTO (JPN) (3) d. Thuy-Dung NGUYEN (VIE) 63 61
:D

-sugi-
Apr 13th, 2007, 05:59 PM
Seiko is into the quarters and will face Tomoyo Takagishi

-sugi-
Apr 14th, 2007, 05:47 PM
Seiko into final :woohoo:
Vs Erika Takao [1]
If this isn't a dream final for me I don't know what is :lol:
Unfortunately my support will be for Erika, but if Seiko wins I'll be happy :)

-sugi-
Apr 16th, 2007, 07:38 AM
Okamoto def. Takao 62 61

As happy as I am for Seiko, I struggle to show it as I am really disapointed with the scoreline :( First title since 2001

andrewC
Apr 16th, 2007, 01:33 PM
Im so happy for her, well done Seiko :D

Highlandman
Apr 16th, 2007, 01:55 PM
Great win for her :D - I hope she holds her good form in the next week :rocker2:

martin white
Apr 17th, 2007, 02:23 PM
congrats to seiko:) first itf title in 6 years!tough luck for erika,but still a good week with some nice points!:) :worship:

-sugi-
Apr 30th, 2007, 10:53 PM
Seiko plays Tanaka in R1 of Gifu

-sugi-
May 1st, 2007, 11:50 AM
Okamoto def Tanaka 6-0 4-6 7-5

:yeah:

-sugi-
May 3rd, 2007, 06:51 AM
Seiko lost to Thyssen :(

martin white
May 4th, 2007, 02:38 PM
tough luck seiko!:sad: :o had nice draw to semis too
seiko will skip the 50k in fukuoka next week ,she will play a 25k in korea:)

martin white
May 16th, 2007, 03:54 PM
according to site for fo, seiko has withdrawn from the qualie draw,:sad: hope seiko isnt injured.

-sugi-
May 16th, 2007, 03:58 PM
No, she is down to play some Japanese 25ks instead :o

CANADA8
Jul 17th, 2007, 06:37 PM
Does anyone know why Seiko is'nt playing in Kurume, as she was listed in the entries for the tournament?:confused:

martin white
Jul 18th, 2007, 01:00 PM
her form hasnt been the best,she will play some of the 50k events in the next few weeks,hope she plays well leading into the uso qualies! go seiko:)

-sugi-
Jul 24th, 2007, 05:11 PM
Some adorable Seiko pics I couldn't resist to post.
http://seiko.blog.tennis365.net/image/p1000381.jpg
http://seiko.blog.tennis365.net/image/p1000425.jpg

CANADA8
Jul 24th, 2007, 05:43 PM
Great photo's Sugi:D

martin white
Aug 12th, 2007, 03:38 PM
seiko is playing te bronx 50k qualies,please win some matches and make the md,her form in the us has been dissapointin:o go seiko:) :kiss:

-sugi-
Aug 12th, 2007, 03:39 PM
She plays Audra Cohen
I really wouldn't be surprised if Seiko found a way to lose this :help:

-sugi-
Aug 13th, 2007, 10:14 AM
Seiko lost to Audra Cohen 16 26 :help:

martin white
Aug 13th, 2007, 11:18 PM
seiko's horror form in the us continues:help: :bolt:

martin white
Aug 21st, 2007, 05:13 PM
us open qualies rd1
seiko okamoto vs natalie grandin, tough one good luck seiko:kiss:

andrewC
Aug 21st, 2007, 05:55 PM
i hope she wins a couple of qualy rounds at least :) :banana: good luck Seiko

-sugi-
Aug 21st, 2007, 06:56 PM
good luck

CANADA8
Aug 25th, 2007, 12:52 PM
What do you guys think Seiko can do to turn her form around? Perhaps she should think about a change of coach or something, as she really needs to get some form going!

-sugi-
Aug 27th, 2007, 10:33 AM
I don't know :sad:
I think the loss to Cravero hurt her. She wasted MPS and then Cravero qualified for the Wimbledon MD and that could have been Seiko :(

CANADA8
Aug 28th, 2007, 05:20 PM
I think you're right. I watched her after that match and she did seem very down. I was reading her last blog on her home page and though my Japanese is patchy, it did seem that she felt her game is'nt where it should be and her ranking was dropping!:sad:

martin white
Sep 19th, 2007, 02:29 PM
finnaly a better result for seiko! into qf ot tsukuba 25k,some much needed confidence and ranking points, seiko sitting outside the top200 now:( keep going seiko:)

andrewC
Sep 19th, 2007, 05:19 PM
Woohoo :)

-sugi-
Sep 19th, 2007, 05:33 PM
:yeah: Hopefully turning her form around.

martin white
Sep 21st, 2007, 03:28 PM
seiko lost to zhang 64 in the 3rd in the qf:hug: :sad: still a good result for seiko considering her poor form recently.

martin white
Oct 13th, 2007, 03:42 PM
better week for seiko she made the sf in beijing 25k:) ,some much needed confidence for seiko, she will move up just outside the top200!get back up there seiko:)

andrewC
Oct 13th, 2007, 06:40 PM
Seiko :) she did well in singles and doubles in Beijing i believe :D

-sugi-
Oct 13th, 2007, 06:48 PM
much better form. :yeah:

martin white
Oct 19th, 2007, 01:25 PM
finally seiko back in some good form,into the sf in makinohara 25k,she'll play baltacha to make the final! good luck seiko:)

andrewC
Oct 19th, 2007, 03:04 PM
win it all seiko :)

-sugi-
Oct 20th, 2007, 08:42 AM
Seiko OKAMOTO (JPN) (4) defeated Elena BALTACHA (GBR) (2) 6-3 6-4

:eek: Seiko seems to have hit good form :) Aki Yonemura in the final.

andrewC
Oct 20th, 2007, 02:05 PM
Amazing. I noticed on the previous week's tournament website stats in Beijing she has a really varied game, and likes to approach the net. I have never seen her play but I can imagine it being quite pretty and graceful to watch, not everything is just hit as hard as possible. Good luck in the final, I hope you win it! :banana:

andrewC
Oct 23rd, 2007, 04:54 PM
Despite losing to Yonemura in the final, i think she had a great week. Keep playing well! :banana:

martin white
Dec 11th, 2007, 12:41 PM
seiko is 6 or so spots out of the qualies for melbourne:o,but id say she has a good shot at sneaking in,good luck seiko

martin white
Jan 1st, 2008, 07:38 AM
seiko has made the ao qualies after some withdrawls.graet for seiko and ill get to see her play in melbourne:)

andrewC
Jan 1st, 2008, 05:25 PM
good news :D

-sugi-
Jan 10th, 2008, 09:15 AM
She beat Perianu in Round one :eek: :D :woohoo:

andrewC
Jan 11th, 2008, 01:50 AM
Seiko!! :banana:

pcrtennis
Jan 11th, 2008, 06:50 AM
She won again!!! I've always liked her game since I saw her up close a few years ago...GO SEIKO!

-sugi-
Jan 11th, 2008, 07:33 AM
um no, she lost to Bychkova in round 2.

pcrtennis
Jan 11th, 2008, 07:40 AM
yep sorry...i posted in the wrong thread and got confused sorry...i wish seiko would have won, she has talent....sorry sugi...

-sugi-
Jan 12th, 2008, 06:54 PM
its ok :D
She seems to be in good form though. :D

martin white
Feb 20th, 2008, 02:05 PM
seiko playing 25k clearwater, she won over zec-peskiric3-1 ret,a wins a win,go seiko:)

andrewC
Feb 20th, 2008, 10:48 PM
Yay :)

CANADA8
Feb 22nd, 2008, 11:24 AM
Seiko lost in three to Abigail Spears in Clearwater, but is in the doubles semis!