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pcrtennis
Aug 24th, 2004, 10:26 PM
She may have already had one but I wanted to start a new one with the news that she WON her first round US Open Qualifying match today 7-5, 6-7(5), 6-3 over the 16 seed Selima Sfar!!! She was down 5-2 in the first set and came back! In the third however she was up 4-1 and had a bit of a scare! It wouldn't be a Rika F match without drama! :) :kiss: :bounce:

She now plays Cory Ann Avants in the next round who had a looong match in her first round against Neha Uberoi! :worship:

I have see Avants play and Rika should be able to win this one in straights, but you never know with her. ;)

Good luck Rika!!!! :hearts:

She is currently 219, but with this win she should move up significantly!!! :bounce:

pcrtennis
Aug 30th, 2004, 09:43 PM
Better late then never...

Rika got to the final round in qualifying with two very impressive, hard-fought wins. Unfortunately she wasn't able to close out the first set against Chakvetadze when leading 5-2 and set points. She lost 6-7(6), 2-6. Though it was a disappointing loss, this result will move Rika inside the top 200 for the first time a a year or two.

Good luck in Doubles with Shinobu, Rika!!!

blerr
Aug 31st, 2004, 02:49 PM
Too bad Rika! Keep fightin' hard!!!! :kiss: :hearts:

pcrtennis
Sep 12th, 2004, 11:16 PM
Rika won the 25K tourney in Ibaraki!!!!! She beat Shiho Hisamatsu 3-6, 7-5, 6-0 in the final!!!!! She's been on a roll of late and this big win should bring her ranking up about 20 spots, she's currenlty #194!!!! Go Rika!!!!

pcrtennis
Sep 19th, 2004, 06:12 AM
Rika beat Milagros Sequera 6-2, 7-5!!! A very very impressive win over a top 100 player!!! Rika hasn't played this well since a couple of years ago!! I think she's even better now with two 25k wins and solid wins at the USO and here in Beijing!!! Her ranking is going to move up very quickly now!!!

pcrtennis
Sep 19th, 2004, 06:37 PM
HAPPY 23rd BIRTHDAY RIKA!

pcrtennis
Oct 5th, 2004, 08:53 PM
Rika beat Saori Obata 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the 2nd round in Tokyo! She now plays Linteskaya, should be tough but it's very winnable!

pcrtennis
Jan 1st, 2005, 08:43 PM
Rika lost her first round qualifying match today having to retire at 6-1, 3-0. Hopefully she's okay so she can play again next week. These were the scheduled first three tournaments of her year:

01/03-01/08 ASB Classic Auckland
01/09-01/14 Moorilla International
01/17-01/30 Australian Open

GO RIKA!

ex hopman
Jan 6th, 2005, 04:40 AM
Rika was very sick over the New Year's... she's recovering now tho!

pcrtennis
Jan 6th, 2005, 04:44 AM
Go Rika!

pcrtennis
Mar 12th, 2005, 09:06 PM
Rika is having BY FAR the best result of her career! Some incredible wins so far!

IN THE QUALIFYING
She beat Cohen Aloro 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 and then she took out Czink 6-3, 6-2

IN THE MAIN DRAW
She took out Jidkova 6-3, 6-3 in the first round. Up until then, probably her best career win as Jidkova is a very talented player! Then the big one, she took out the 17 Schiavone 6-3, 7-6(5)!! Incredible! Now she plays Benesova! She should be able to take out Benesova in this kind of form!!

The most remarkable thing about this run is that she usually chokes at big moments. Here she's fought back as usual but then has been able to close them out!! That should be huge for her confidence!! This is why I expect her to take out Benesova but who knows! Then she could play Kuznetsova and we could possibly see her on TV!

GREAT RUN FOR RIKA!!! Her ranking will move up to 219 after this tournament already so let's hope for another win and crack the top 100 for the first time. She's already near a career high!

V.Melb
Mar 12th, 2005, 09:52 PM
119. .... excellent. i really hope she keeps this form up! :D

AyumiMorita
Mar 13th, 2005, 02:25 AM
If Rika continues to serve well ....

She could go deep

Ellery
Mar 13th, 2005, 12:10 PM
Good luck, Rika, for match vs Benesova!

pcrtennis
Mar 13th, 2005, 07:24 PM
Rika defeated Benesova just now 7-6(1), 7-6(3)....another impressive win!! It was a crazy match with a lot of momentum switches. Rika was up 4-1 in the first and fell behind 4-5....then she fought back and won the TB very easily. In the second set it started off close, then Benesova took a 5-2 lead and Rika was serving at 2-5 and 0-40! She fought off the set points and climbed back into the set, saving a few more SP's on the way. She went up 6-5 but then lost serve in a close game. She bounced back and took another commanding lead in the TB and never looked back!!!! What a tournament for Rika! Now she'll most likely play Kuznetsova in the next round! What a great experience! And in this form, who knows, maybe she'll come up with something special against Kuznetsova!!!!! GO RIKA!

oaki
Mar 13th, 2005, 11:21 PM
i am sure that she could give Kutnetzova some problems.. go Rika
:bounce:
wonder if her ranking is in 100 already?

the jamierbelyea
Mar 14th, 2005, 02:08 AM
She's up to 109 :)

ex hopman
Mar 14th, 2005, 02:48 PM
whoa! 109!?
cool, she's no. 5 Japanese now... but Aiko's right there...

Go Rika!!

ex hopman
Mar 16th, 2005, 04:04 AM
Brrrrr! Mmmmm! The score was 3-6, 2-6. There must have been many reasons for this loss, but there must have been many chances as well. I could've attacked more, but I didn't have enough consistant shots to damage the opponent today. But for some points, I could play my tennis and this tournament gave me a lot of confident. That's for sure. Thank you very for giving me messages from the early morning (in Japan). Those really helped me a lot.

Next week, I am the 15th out from the qualifying list, but I am going to Miami anyway to sign up. If I can't play in Miami, I am going to play in Redding, Calif. ($25,000 touney).

Well, this trip just began. I'll do my best! Ok now, I am going shopping now!!

pcrtennis
Mar 16th, 2005, 04:13 AM
I love her even more with this message! THANK YOU EXHOPMAN! HOPE SHE CAN GET INTO MIAMI!

pcrtennis
Mar 16th, 2005, 04:14 AM
What site did you get that from?

ex hopman
Mar 24th, 2005, 07:50 AM
What site did you get that from?

her website! www.rikafujiwara.com (http://www.rikafujiwara.com)

I'll keep posting her diary!

ex hopman
Mar 24th, 2005, 07:58 AM
Today I ate out at the Japanese restaurant where was about 10mins away from here with Saori, ??? and my mom. Saori told me about her visit at Universal Studio and we spent some good time together. Lately, we often talk about how fast the time passed by, like "I was 20 year-old the other day, but now XX already!!" When I was in Taiwan, I talked to Maki (Arai) and we were both suprised that it has been 10 years passed since we went to the European tour together for the very first time!!

Now I turned 24. I would like to be a woman with honest and elegant atmosphere. but I would be different (aggressive!?) on the court!! ha ha ha... Oh boy, can I keep this comedian character still...

Anyhow, these are the pictures I took from tonight... and I was so busy in Miami...so I only have this sunset picture... with sadness of no.4 cut (of the qualifying) (lol)
http://www.style-21.jp/diary/rikef/thumbnail/rikef_739734439359227a.jpg?039905150113 (http://www.style-21.jp/diary/rikef/image/rikef_739734439359227a.jpg?039905150113) http://www.style-21.jp/diary/rikef/thumbnail/rikef_739734439359227b.jpg?023560150113 (http://www.style-21.jp/diary/rikef/image/rikef_739734439359227b.jpg?023560150113)

ex hopman
Mar 24th, 2005, 08:05 AM
This morning, the rain was pouring, but just before the starting time it got clear. We could play outside only for the first match. After all, one hour later, we got icy huge rain, so we played indoor the whole day.
My first round was against Ayami Takase, and I could win by (3)6-7, 7-5, 6-1. She played really well, but I was expecting too much and could hit the balls well. I could come back from 2-4 in the second only with just a fight.
For the dinner, with Ayami and her mom, we went to the steakhouse, Logan's Roadhouse. The bread before meal was really great! I love breads!! Also, the peanuts on the table... the salty taste really worked on my body after 3 hours match! Ayami and me were laughing and joking like that together.
It'll be the third match tomorrow. I'll keep looking at the balls and do my best!
This pic is from the dinner. Can you see the peanuts speading on the table, especially in front of me!? lol... and wow, I am the only one who's really really dark!! I can't catch up the beaty of the Takase family!!!

http://www.style-21.jp/diary/rikef/thumbnail/rikef_739734439557400a.jpg?047790150113 (http://www.style-21.jp/diary/rikef/image/rikef_739734439557400a.jpg?047790150113)
 

pcrtennis
Mar 25th, 2005, 04:31 AM
Those links don't work but thank you SOOOOOOOO much for the diary translations! It's wonderful!! She seems so funny and nice! She also seems to get along really well with the other Japanese players!!

THANKS SO MUCH!

ex hopman
Mar 29th, 2005, 04:06 AM
Everyone, good evening. Today we left Redding at 5 in the morning, and we just arrived at a hotel in Augusta, GA around 11 pm. From Atlanta, we got a rent a car and drove for two hours by my mom's driving. I assume I can't drive since I am under 25yo (**the age is just for the insurance price, I thought...). I couldn't drive for my mom...so what I could help her was... singing songs with loud music!! ha ha...
I will skip Amelia Island, but play two challenger tournaments and return to Charleston later. I'll switch the feeling and try my best tennis this week and would love to gain more points!!

ex hopman
Mar 30th, 2005, 05:25 AM
It was 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(4) today against Arvidsson. I heard we were playing for over 3 hours... when we started, it was around 2pm and was really hot, but towards the end, it was really cold!
For dinner, I went to a Japanese restaurant with Saori and others. and AGAIN, I enjoyed tuna and eels sushi. I have no match tomorrow, and will have both singles and doubles the day after tomorrow. I am playing doubles with Saori this week. Ok, good night and have a lovely day!

ex hopman
Mar 30th, 2005, 03:06 PM
Rika needs 20 more points to get into top 100!!!

ex hopman
Apr 3rd, 2005, 04:45 PM
Apr. 3
Singles loss, Doubles win.
On the 2R, I defeated Ditty (USA) by 6-1, 6-4, but lost to Adriana Serra Zanetti (ITA) on QF by 4-6, 3-6.
Even though I didn't play well, I tried to attach on chance points, but her attack was much better and tougher than mine today. In doubles, with Saori, we defeated Mezak/Azarenska by 6-1, 6-2. Tomorrow, I'll have three doubles matches (after Saori's two singles matches) :eek: We'll try our best!

Apr. 2
Ahhhhhhh...
This morning, it was stopping the rain. The people at the tournament swept the wet courts this morning, and we could being the matches at 9am. However, when leading at 5-1, it was postponed. Saori only did warmups, but three times... I heard tomorrow's prediction sounds better...so I'll try to focus again and do my best!

pcrtennis
Apr 4th, 2005, 01:36 AM
Thanks ExHopman!!

ex hopman
Apr 4th, 2005, 06:05 PM
The long day is finally over...

Saori won the singles! Congrats!! Such a tough day! Singles semi-, final, and doubles the 2R thru the final... total of 5 matches a day were done! I heard it's a record! Really! Unfortunately we lost in the final...but Saori and me could play good doubles games!
Anywho, Saori! What a fighter! I learn it from her and will do my best for the rest of my two weeks here in the States. Everyone who always writes messages here, thank you!! To aim the ranking up, I'll run around and around on clay courts!! Please give me your support!! (babe...)

Anyway, the green clay was literally "green" (more grey?). It feels like the sand is a bit rougher and the court is faster?? Get the idea!?

ex hopman
Apr 4th, 2005, 06:06 PM
Thanks ExHopman!!

welcome!!

ex hopman
Apr 6th, 2005, 05:48 AM
my match starting tomorrow.

tomorrow's my 1r opponent is Victoria Azarenka (UKR) who advanced to the final last week in Augusta. She's only 15. She is a very "thin and loooong" player who attacks often. I'll just try to move around and won't miss any chances. Anyway, my match begins at 6pm tomorrow. (to Massa-san;s question, does it rain alot this time of the year in the states?), yes, depends on the place, but it rains a lot these days in redding and augusta.....

Cherry blossoms must be beautiful now!! I am envy you going to the cherry blossom viewing festival!!! but in Augusta, I could see some cherry blossoms... but it was all gone after raining... :(

brunof
Apr 18th, 2005, 05:00 AM
It's great to see Rika playing so well. Do you think she is playing too much?

ex hopman
Apr 18th, 2005, 04:13 PM
maybe...

she always got so many injuries all the time...

well, but she's enjoying it... so i guess it's ok.
when she thinks it's enuf... she should stop it...

let's just enjoy her great games!! :)

ex hopman
Apr 27th, 2005, 05:08 PM
I came back here (Lake Hamana, Japan) from Czech via Narita yesterday.

We couldn't use Akko's 2 wins. Well, her play was great...so it was unfortunate that the team lost. Hope we can do better next time. For myself, I wish I could have better judgement on the points that I really needed to win. For the Wimbledon MD, I'll play Lake Hamana and Gifu next week, and try to get more points! For the people who supported us, thank you!!


pcrtennis
May 5th, 2005, 04:25 AM
Rika needs to find the form she has a month ago....she's losing to a lot of nobodies since she has neared entering the top 100....Hope she gets her act together soon!

ex hopman
May 10th, 2005, 01:45 AM
It was so perfect today. Match by match, Saori and I played better and better, and we really enjoyed till the last.
Next (for me) is FO. I'll leave for Paris on 16th and practice on the redclay.
After that, I'll go to Surbiton (GBR) and Birmingham (GBR) and Wimbledon!


もう今日は完璧でした☆一戦ごとにさおちんとの息がばっちり合ってきて今日は最後までとても楽しくプレーす ることが出来ました!
 次の試合はフレンチです。パリには16日に発ってレッドクレーでじっくり調整します。その後の予定はSU RBITON(イギリス)、BIRMINGHAM(イギリス)でWIMBLEDONです。

pcrtennis
May 17th, 2005, 10:00 PM
Here is Rika's last two games against Saori Obata at the Japan Open last year Round 1. You can see how good Rika really is! She's great to watch, good serve and an awesome backhand!

http://219.118.179.78/updir/program/mov/tIcAdGasLjKYwBEZcFJP_dl.wmv

pcrtennis
Jun 13th, 2005, 10:24 PM
Rika has broken into the top 100 for the first time in her career at #97!! Congratulations Rika! Good luck at Wimbledon MD!!!!

brunof
Jun 16th, 2005, 05:28 AM
I'm hoping that Rika will be able to put together a win at Wimbledon. I know she can do it! :D

pcrtennis
Jun 17th, 2005, 12:00 AM
She plays Bartoli in the first round! I hope she can pull off the upset! This is a winnable match and these are the kinds of big stage, higher ranked players that Rika has her best reuslts! Hope she can do it!

Libertango
Jun 17th, 2005, 08:48 AM
Well Marion pulled out of Eastbourne, injured...so either she will pull out of Wimbledon, or will not be fully fit for the match (I hope Marion's OK) but it's a chance for Rika!! ;)

pcrtennis
Jul 21st, 2005, 06:32 AM
Rika will be playing in Bulgaria with Akiko next week, this surprises me but I suppose she coulkd get in on her rankign so why not? GO Rika!

pcrtennis
Jul 25th, 2005, 06:22 PM
OKay, this is a question that maybe only Ex Hopman might know but why does Rika change racquets sooo many times? She's used like 4 or 5 different Yonex models in the last year or so....I thought she was settled on the white yonex onebut now there's a picture of her on her diary page of her website that shows her on Sunday in Budapest with a differnt Yonex racquet. I believe its the one Hantuchova and Jankovic use (as well as Mi-Ra Jeon and Ayumi Morita). Anyone know why she changes so much?

ex hopman
Jul 26th, 2005, 05:21 AM
I am not sure... maybe I'll ask her...

I guess she just wants to try different ones?
as matter of fact, I have three different kinds...and I switch all the time.

pcrtennis
Jul 26th, 2005, 05:32 AM
I am not sure... maybe I'll ask her...

I guess she just wants to try different ones?
as matter of fact, I have three different kinds...and I switch all the time.


How are you able to talk to her? Can you talk to all the Japanese players...?

ex hopman
Jul 26th, 2005, 08:05 AM
not everyone... i used to work at the tennis academy in fla...
i know some.

ex hopman
Jul 26th, 2005, 05:09 PM
OKay, this is a question that maybe only Ex Hopman might know but why does Rika change racquets sooo many times? She's used like 4 or 5 different Yonex models in the last year or so....I thought she was settled on the white yonex onebut now there's a picture of her on her diary page of her website that shows her on Sunday in Budapest with a differnt Yonex racquet. I believe its the one Hantuchova and Jankovic use (as well as Mi-Ra Jeon and Ayumi Morita). Anyone know why she changes so much?

She said she just wants to use the best one. This time, she has a special made for her...so she'll use it for a while. She recommends me to use it too!

pcrtennis
Jul 26th, 2005, 07:24 PM
Wow, cool that you got to know some of the players!

She was able to get one special made for her? Wow, I thought only like the top, top players could do that...Well good for her! She had a good first round win in Budapest so maybe it's working! How did you get a hold of her??

ex hopman
Aug 7th, 2005, 07:46 AM
Rika's Schedule after USO
Sep Bali, Beijing, Guo...something in China,
Oct Tokyo, Bangkok

She's sharing a room with Aiko this week!

pcrtennis
Aug 7th, 2005, 05:58 PM
Why does she keep playing ITFs? She always loses to players she should never lose to!! GO RIKA!

pcrtennis
Aug 8th, 2005, 11:06 PM
Rika beat Antonella Serra-Zanetti 6-0, 6-2 in the first round of LA! That's an expected win but not as expected was the convincing scoreline! Very confident play from Rika! Now she plays either Dinara Safina or Kristina Brandi. It'll be tough but very winnable!! GO RIKA!

pcrtennis
Aug 15th, 2005, 01:09 AM
Another solid performance from Rika in qualifying!! With a 6-1, 6-0 demolition of a Canadian WC and then a good three set win 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over a good Russian player, Vesnina. Hopefully her MD spot will be a good one! She's also in the MD doubles with Muller... GOOD LUCK RIKA!

Her consistency at the WTA level has been remarkable...she's well inside the top 100 now!

pcrtennis
Aug 16th, 2005, 07:14 PM
Rika advanced to the second round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto with a 6-0, 6-3 trouncing of Marie Elena Camerin. Good win for RIka, this hsould bring her ranking up it an all time high! Next match she will play Mary Pierce, so it'll be tough but I bet she can cause Pierce some trouble and who knows!!!???

Boss monkey
Aug 16th, 2005, 10:11 PM
Pierce withdrew and was replaced by Hana Sromova.

pcrtennis
Aug 27th, 2005, 12:39 AM
Rika plays Venus Williams in the first round of the USO, it's a TALLLL order for Rika but I think she'll be able to give Venus a good fight at least! GO Rika! Plus she'll probably be on TV!

GO RIKA!

pcrtennis
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:03 PM
Rika lost 6-3, 6-1 against Venus today but I saw the first set and she competed verry well. Hit some flashy shots and showed off her talent! I was very impressed by her attitude! Keep it up Rika and good luck in doubles!

pcrtennis
Aug 31st, 2005, 04:09 AM
Rika's site has a picture of her at her post match press conference.....anyone know where I can find it??


Ex Hopman?

IndieBoi
Aug 31st, 2005, 07:24 PM
Another player I feel in luv with at the Rogers Cup in Toronto. The girl has quite a game and she was sooo cute!

Ellery
Sep 2nd, 2005, 02:15 PM
Keep going, Rika and Na! :D

pcrtennis
Sep 2nd, 2005, 04:32 PM
Another player I feel in luv with at the Rogers Cup in Toronto. The girl has quite a game and she was sooo cute!

Glad to know that you enjoyed her! She's such an entertaining player and has a great personality!

ex hopman
Sep 5th, 2005, 10:35 PM
Rika gave a comment that she really enjoyed playing with Li Na and she wants to keep playing doubles with her.

Rika's learning Chinese and during the doubles they used Chinese for the combination discussion! :)

pcrtennis
Sep 6th, 2005, 05:03 AM
Cool! Thanks Ex Hopman!! Looks like they were playing well!

TennisPlayingFox
Sep 11th, 2005, 09:26 PM
The draw is out for Bail and Rika is playing Natalie Grandin in the first round. In doubles she and Trudi Musgrave will be taking on Anna-Lena Groenfeld and Meghann Shaungessy in the first round. Good Luck Rika!

TennisPlayingFox
Sep 21st, 2005, 04:43 AM
Rika won her first round match at the Sun Feast Open against Arantxa Parra Santonja! The score was 6-4, 1-6, 6-4. She plays Shihka Uberoi in the next round. She may be able to put together a good tounament here!

TennisPlayingFox
Oct 3rd, 2005, 01:50 PM
Rika is playing in the tournament in Tokyo this week. she won her first round match 0-6, 7-5, ret. Good luck in your next match Rika!

TennisPlayingFox
Oct 9th, 2005, 05:52 PM
Rika is playing in the Thailand open this week! her first round opponent is Virgina Ruano Pascal. Good luck Rika!

ex hopman
Oct 9th, 2005, 06:52 PM
Rika plays so many tournaments this year, huh. Good for her!!!
Hope she does well in Thailand!!

Rising Sun
Oct 10th, 2005, 05:33 AM
Rika plays so many tournaments this year, huh. Good for her!!!
Hope she does well in Thailand!!
Even though she's played 26 tourneys this year so far (not including Bangkok), she had lost in the 1st rd at 12 of those! She's just trying to make up for her best 17 tourneys. :)

ex hopman
Oct 10th, 2005, 06:09 AM
In her diary she mentioned that this year she could travel all over...and met lots of players from other countries... even her dad said she's learning a lot this year!!

yea, hopefully she can cover all of those 12 1rd loss for playing more!! :)

pcrtennis
Oct 11th, 2005, 05:49 AM
Thanks ExHopman! Glad to hear she's reallly enjoying her travels! Hope her success continues!

pcrtennis
Oct 29th, 2005, 08:35 PM
Well looks like Rika's done for the year on the WTA circuit....think she's still playing AJC...good luck there....

This has been an unexpectedley good year for Rika...a big breakthrough finally! She'll have her work cut out for her defending these points next year but good luck Rika!!! Keep it up!

Rising Sun
Oct 30th, 2005, 02:48 AM
Well looks like Rika's done for the year on the WTA circuit....think she's still playing AJC...good luck there....

This has been an unexpectedley good year for Rika...a big breakthrough finally! She'll have her work cut out for her defending these points next year but good luck Rika!!! Keep it up!
She was supposed to Quebec, but an injury forced her out. :( She's supposed to play the National Champs next month.

ex hopman
Oct 30th, 2005, 06:19 PM
Yep, her wrist is a bit bothering her now... but she's trying to play at the Japan Championship.

ex hopman
Nov 16th, 2005, 06:48 AM
Her wrist condition hasn't been good yet...so she withdrew the All Japan...

Hope she comes back next year strong.

Rising Sun
Dec 4th, 2005, 11:02 AM
Rika's injury seems to have healed. :)

Her schedule is as follows:

- $75K Dubai, UAE
- Gold Coast, AUS
- Sydney, AUS
- Australian Open

I'd be annoyed if she'd have made the MD for either Canberra or Hobart. If not, playing Sydney qualies is ok.

pcrtennis
Dec 5th, 2005, 05:45 AM
Wow....that's an ambitious schedule...playing Gold Coast and Sydney...? Well, hope she does well because she has virtually no points to defend until Indian Wells...and that could be a disaster for her ranking if she doesn't have some goood results....I bet she'll pull through!

GO RIKA!

Ellery
Dec 5th, 2005, 06:33 PM
Go Rika! :woohoo:

South_Paw
Dec 28th, 2005, 02:05 AM
Saw this chick play once a few years ago. Never seen anyone (woman) jump so high on their serve. She has some serious spring! Too bad she's not taller.

TennisPlayingFox
Dec 30th, 2005, 03:17 AM
Good luck with the new year Rika!

pcrtennis
Dec 30th, 2005, 05:16 AM
Rika won her first round qualifying in the Gold Coast 6-2, 6-3 against Jessica Moore of Australia! Go Rika!! Keep it up! She needs as many points as possible early this year since she has none to defend during this time and has a billion to defend in a few months...

-sugi-
Jan 27th, 2006, 03:34 PM
Rika! :bounce:

Is in qualifying for Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo:

Ashley Harkleroad in Round 1 :(

-sugi-
Jan 28th, 2006, 09:35 AM
Rika beat Harkleroad :D Second Round of Qualifying!

pcrtennis
Jan 28th, 2006, 06:05 PM
That's a surprising win fro Rika....didn't expect her to win this one! KEEP IT UP!

pcrtennis
Jan 29th, 2006, 05:57 AM
After losing once again in the 1st round of a GS (Despite blowing 1 or 2 match points) Rika is having some good success in Tokyo:

Rika defeats Harkleroad 6-4, 6-2
Rika defeats Gullickson 6-7, 6-1, 7-5 (After being down 2-5 in the third!)

Next she plays Meilen Tu for a place in the MD! That's a winnable match! GO RIKA!

-sugi-
Jan 29th, 2006, 06:10 AM
Come on Rika!!!!

-sugi-
Jan 31st, 2006, 05:24 AM
N. Vaidisova (CZE) d. R. Fujiwara (JPN) 6-3 6-1

:sad:

TennisPlayingFox
Mar 6th, 2006, 03:17 AM
Rika is playing Quali's at Indian Well's. Here first opponenent is Tzipora Oblizer. It could be tough but good luck Rika!

pcrtennis
Mar 6th, 2006, 03:42 AM
Rika has a million pts to defend...she needs a good run here or it's out of the top 150 she goes...GO RIKA!

TennisPlayingFox
Mar 7th, 2006, 01:31 AM
Rika won her first qualifying mathc 6-0,6-4! Nice win Rika! Next up is Camile Pin! Good luck Rika!

pcrtennis
Mar 7th, 2006, 02:31 AM
That's a good win for RIka! After a long layoff I wondered about her confidence against a good opponent but she absolutely swept her aside. She needs a huge run here to get her ranking back up around the 100-120 mark because of the points she has to defend. She can do it! And now she plays Pin who she lost to a few weeks ago but should have beat...I favor her more in this match than last time they played...GO RIKA!

-sugi-
Mar 20th, 2006, 02:26 PM
Rika gets a bad miami qualifying draw (Well seriously, when Doesn't she get a bad draw?)

Foretz in round one, and Pin in round twoagain :smash:

-sugi-
Mar 20th, 2006, 06:17 PM
Foretz def. Fujiwara 6/0 1/0 ret.

Rika :sad:

-sugi-
Mar 20th, 2006, 06:30 PM
I am so sad for Rika, these pictures made me smile of her and her sheep dogs, Prin and ?


http://hello.ap.teacup.com/rikamama/timg/middle_1140652141.jpg
http://hello.ap.teacup.com/rikamama/timg/middle_1140652286.jpg
http://hello.ap.teacup.com/rikamama/timg/middle_1140652456.jpg

-sugi-
Mar 20th, 2006, 06:31 PM
http://hello.ap.teacup.com/rikamama/timg/middle_1139663415.jpg
http://hello.ap.teacup.com/rikamama/timg/middle_1139663502.jpg
http://hello.ap.teacup.com/rikamama/timg/middle_1139663563.jpg

pcrtennis
Mar 20th, 2006, 06:48 PM
Nice pictures!! I hope she didn't hurt her ankle or wrist again!! Hope she gets better soon because the claycourt season is always good to her!

-sugi-
Mar 21st, 2006, 03:54 PM
please get better Rika

pcrtennis
Apr 24th, 2006, 01:49 AM
Does Rika have a serious foot injury? Anyone know? Her diary says something about being in the hospital and something being wrong with her foot, I'm not sure though...she's not scheduled to play anywhere soon...and I don't think she's on the FO list....HOPE SHE GETS BETTER SOON!

-sugi-
Apr 24th, 2006, 02:32 PM
It is mentioned on the withdrawal list on Roland Garros forum she is not there with an injury so I think it is serious :sad:

-sugi-
May 4th, 2006, 07:58 PM
Some really cute photos which make me feel a bit better missing her
http://hello.ap.teacup.com/rikamama/img/1144194888.jpg
http://hello.ap.teacup.com/rikamama/img/1144194966.jpg
http://hello.ap.teacup.com/rikamama/img/1144069408.jpg

pcrtennis
May 4th, 2006, 09:20 PM
I really miss Rika...clay was always good to her too....Hope she gets better and plays on the grass....!!!

ex hopman
May 22nd, 2006, 06:54 AM
Ah, update of her situation:

The surgery (she had one for her wrist) went good.
She starts training now... not sure whether she can hit yet now... but she said she's doing good except for she was catching cold for a while!

pcrtennis
May 22nd, 2006, 08:31 AM
Didn't know she had surgery, glad to know it went well!!! HOpe she can be back sometime this summer!!!!

pcrtennis
Jun 16th, 2006, 05:18 AM
Ex hopman, there's a new diary entry for Rika...looks lik e possibly good news! Any more info on her?

AyumiMorita
Jun 16th, 2006, 02:20 PM
hope she can make a comeback after having the best year of her career
sucks the injury had to come when she was playing so well

-sugi-
Jul 6th, 2006, 06:33 PM
There is another entry from 30th July, my computer can't read Japanese fonts but pictures look promising, she is hitting again.

-sugi-
Jul 6th, 2006, 06:38 PM
http://hello.ap.teacup.com/rikamama/img/1150983270.jpg
http://hello.ap.teacup.com/rikamama/img/1150983338.jpg
http://hello.ap.teacup.com/rikamama/img/1150983428.jpg

pcrtennis
Jul 6th, 2006, 07:54 PM
There are some pictures of her practicing which is encouraging! ExHopman...you hav eany news?

-sugi-
Jul 28th, 2006, 10:06 AM
Anymore news on Rika's comeback? :sad: I really miss her

martin white
Aug 25th, 2006, 03:03 PM
does anyone have any news of rika? i hope she is on the comeback trail soon! :shrug: pcr tennis or exhopman can you shed any light? i miss rika not on tour! :(

pcrtennis
Aug 25th, 2006, 07:13 PM
She's training alot now and should be back sometime this fall if all goes well. You can view pictures of her training sessions on her website.

martin white
Sep 6th, 2006, 02:07 PM
thanks pcrtennis for update! :) i see rika is on a few upcoming list's for the asian circuit! :) i wonder if rika will get or can use a protected ranking through injury! :confused: good luck to rika! i can't wait for the aussie open to cheer rika and co on!

-sugi-
Nov 19th, 2006, 01:07 PM
Rika is making her comeback at the Asian Games in Doha on the tennis team with Aiko Nakamura, Akiko Morigami, Ryoko Fuda and Tomoko Yonemura!

I am so happy and excited for my darling Rika :hug:

-sugi-
Nov 19th, 2006, 01:17 PM
There are beautiful new pics of Rika on her site :hearts:

martin white
Dec 5th, 2006, 12:43 PM
great news to hear of rika's comeback!:) :bounce: does anybody know if rika can use a protected ranking for the upcoming aussie circuit? i really hope she can as ill be in melbourne for the oz open to cheer on my faves! good luck in your comeback rika!:) :worship:

martin white
Dec 7th, 2006, 05:45 AM
rika will use a sr#148,she will play the qualies in melbourne:kiss: :dance: rika had da into the md last year a held a match point before loosing a heartbreaker to benesova!:sad: ill b there to cheer rika on with a win or two! go rika!:)

-sugi-
Dec 24th, 2006, 04:48 PM
Hopefully we see Rika in WTA Md's next year :hug:

martin white
Dec 30th, 2006, 02:54 PM
sad news for rika fans! she has withdrawn from the ao qualie event,:sad: hope all is well for rika,i hope she isnt injured again!best of luck for an injury free 2007 rika.

-sugi-
Jan 18th, 2007, 04:09 PM
I hope Rika plays Toray

RONALDO'S GUY
Mar 29th, 2007, 11:55 AM
Any news?

ex hopman
Apr 10th, 2007, 03:38 PM
She'll play at 50K Gifu in May as her come back. :)

-sugi-
Apr 11th, 2007, 07:15 AM
:woohoo: Excellent news

Will she get MD wildcard?

martin white
Apr 30th, 2007, 02:44 PM
welcome back rika!:) :worship: lets hope she makes a great comeback,with no injuriesatleast with her protected ranking she can play fo qualies!:)

-sugi-
Apr 30th, 2007, 09:32 PM
She plays Kanae Hisami in round one. Kanae is a good opponent for Rika to return against.

Next is possibly Shiho Hisamatsu but we will see how Rika will do. For a first tournament in a while, I will happy with a second round ;)

-sugi-
May 7th, 2007, 02:47 PM
RIKA lost to Kanae :sad:

-sugi-
May 7th, 2007, 02:47 PM
Fukuoka R1
vs [2] Dellacqua

If she can't beat Hisami, realistically I can't see her beating Casey :(

-sugi-
May 9th, 2007, 06:50 PM
[2] Dell'Acqua def. Fujiwara 63 62 :sad:

auntie janie
May 12th, 2007, 11:03 PM
But she reached the final in doubles with a great win:

Rika Fujiwara/Junri Namigata(JPN) def. [1]Yung-Jan Chan/Chia-Jung Chuang(TPE) 76(3) 62 :hatoff:

-sugi-
May 13th, 2007, 08:29 AM
:yeah: Great win :)

They lost 16 16 to Morita/Yonemura in final though :o

martin white
May 13th, 2007, 12:45 PM
bad luck rika/ junri:o still some good results for rika in doubles!:) rika isn't on the rg qualie list,maybe she will play surbiton:) still great to have rika back playing:) :worship:

-sugi-
May 13th, 2007, 04:23 PM
She is playing the Japanese tournaments in Gunma and Nagano.

good idea.

ex hopman
May 13th, 2007, 05:22 PM
bad luck rika/ junri:o still some good results for rika in doubles!:) rika isn't on the rg qualie list,maybe she will play surbiton:) still great to have rika back playing:) :worship:

That should be right.
Rika once mentioned after her come back that she thinks she's not ready for GS yet...
but I am sure she's playing better and better!

martin white
May 23rd, 2007, 04:27 PM
:) nagano 25k 1strd fujiwara d tanaka 64 61, keep going rika not a bad idea playing the smaller japanese 25k's for some match play!great to have her back:) :worship:

-sugi-
May 23rd, 2007, 06:23 PM
Rika :woohoo: First win of the year :D

ex hopman
Jun 4th, 2007, 04:53 AM
she was planning for wimbledon qualifying... but she decided to stay in japan since there are so many challenger tourneys in japan now... so she'll play in japan before the us open.

-sugi-
Jun 4th, 2007, 09:39 AM
:awww: Thats a shame. Oh well, thanks Vince :D

I saw she got a WC for the 10k in Tokyo :D

-sugi-
Jul 13th, 2007, 02:08 PM
Rika injured herself in 10k Tokyo and is back for the Fed Cup :D

-sugi-
Jul 13th, 2007, 10:14 PM
Rika pictures from Fed Cup (Thanks Hiroshi Sato)
http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=11193942&postcount=62
http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=11193957&postcount=64

-sugi-
Aug 14th, 2007, 08:59 AM
Bronx R1
Fujiwara vs [WC] Tweedie-Yates

A winnable first round match :)
If she wins, next up is Ditty or Dellacqua

-sugi-
Aug 15th, 2007, 08:33 AM
The crap results in the Bronx for Japanese girls continue:
(wc)Story Tweedie-Yates (USA) d. Rika Fujiwara (JPN) 61 61

-sugi-
Aug 15th, 2007, 08:33 AM
:help: :help:

martin white
Aug 15th, 2007, 02:48 PM
rika:sad: :o guess she still has some way to go yet,its only her first tournie outside japan since her comeback,but how did she manage to win just 2 games:tape: bounce back for uso qualies:) :worship:

-sugi-
Aug 21st, 2007, 08:09 AM
US Open
Rika Fujiwara (vs Eva Hrdinova)

martin white
Aug 22nd, 2007, 02:02 PM
good luck rika!!welcome back to gs tennis:yeah:
us open qualies 1strd rika fujiwara vs eva hrdinova

-sugi-
Aug 27th, 2007, 10:05 AM
rika and Aiko are playing doubles together in US Open :D

martin white
Sep 21st, 2007, 02:35 PM
rika's thresd needed a bump!rika made the sf of the tokyo 50k losing to ferguson,blowing chances along the way,still a positive result for rika also taking out seed junri namigata in the qf,rika will play seoul qualies she has a shot for revenge she will play ferguson in the 1strd. go rika:kiss: :)

-sugi-
Sep 22nd, 2007, 08:51 AM
Rika won :banana:
Tezuka is next :)

Looks like she is in grrrreat form :D

-sugi-
Sep 23rd, 2007, 08:36 AM
:yippee: She beat Tezuka in straights. She has a tough one next - Domachowksa.

-sugi-
Sep 24th, 2007, 07:13 AM
rika lost 75 in the final set to Domachowska. :sad:
No Seoul md for her, hopefully she can have a grreeat Tokyo tournament.

martin white
Sep 29th, 2007, 10:14 AM
rika off to great start in tokyo fujiwara d parra santonja 62 61!:) :bounce:
i have a good feeling rika can qualify here,she is having some better looking wins now:) go rika

-sugi-
Sep 29th, 2007, 10:43 AM
Rika :worship:

Takao next though so sorry Rika but my support is with Erika :hug:

martin white
Jan 7th, 2008, 12:51 PM
time this thread had a bump! rika has made the qualies for the ao!:):worship:can't wait to see rika play again and cheer her on. go rika:)

-sugi-
Jan 27th, 2008, 06:41 AM
Rika is having an amazing tournament in the 50k Waikoloa.


R1 - def. Chin Wei Chan 57 64 63
R2 - def. Angelika Bachmann [6] 61 36 61
QF - def. [2] Julie Ditty :eek: 62 26 61
SF - def. Corinna Dentoni 61 63
F - vs Sandra Kloesel

polishprodigy
Jan 28th, 2008, 03:03 AM
Rika won in 3 sets, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 :)

-sugi-
Jan 28th, 2008, 07:35 AM
Rika :woohoo:
Congratulations :hug:

I hope she can play like this all the time now.

I am sooooo happy. :D

ex hopman
Jan 28th, 2008, 07:48 AM
she's in top 200 again!! :)
now, she'll return to japan and be ready for the fed!

martin white
Jan 28th, 2008, 08:05 PM
wow fantastic result for rika!:)great way to start 2008,i really hope rika can make it up into the top100 again.

pcrtennis
Jan 28th, 2008, 10:07 PM
wow, what an unexpected result. I didn't have very high hopes for her comeback but what a win!

ex hopman
Jan 29th, 2008, 10:42 PM
after the fed, she'll play in midland

martin white
Feb 6th, 2008, 11:07 AM
good luck rika this week,keep that great form going,when iwent to the ao qualies i spoke to rika for a bit and had a pic taken with her,she was very nice a little suprised i speak japanese,rika was watching some of shiho hisamatsu's match.

ex hopman
Feb 8th, 2008, 01:38 AM
she just won the sportsman(woman?)ship award in Midland yesterday. :)

martin white
Feb 20th, 2008, 03:08 PM
some crap draws for rika after her 50k win a few weeks back,she faces kutuzova 1strd, do your best rika:)

drgray
Feb 25th, 2008, 12:56 AM
Rika is playing in Mexico? Huh. That's on clay, but good luck! Tough draw.

(4) Martina Muller - Olivia Sanchez
Sorana Cirstea - Qualy
Lourdes Dominguez Lino - Rika Fujiwara
Qualy - (7) Kaia Kanepi

drgray
Feb 25th, 2008, 11:44 PM
argh, Rika lost 75 63. Oh well. Was a good contest since the other is a clay specialist...

drgray
Mar 11th, 2008, 02:13 AM
Woah! Rika upset the top seed Kleybanova in qualies at the Pacific Life Open!! go on and qualify for your first tier I of the year (i think)!!

zhangxian22
Mar 11th, 2008, 02:36 AM
so unexpected...

pcrtennis
Mar 11th, 2008, 06:22 AM
nice work Rika! i didn't think she'd ever find her way back to where she was before the injury, hopefully she can keep her ranking moving up and get into some slams...and WIN a round!

-sugi-
Mar 11th, 2008, 08:04 AM
Excellent. :D
Rika seems to love it here in Indian Wells, she has some of her best results here. I want a repeat of 2005. :D

martin white
Mar 11th, 2008, 02:14 PM
wow rika!:)she has been playing well lately,its so great too see her back playing well,hope she can qualify and win a round or so! i really hope she can crack the top 100 again,she can do it!:)

-sugi-
Apr 12th, 2008, 06:19 PM
She just won the Monzon doubles with Gagliardi
http://www.40love.jp/fujiwara/img/436/MTEwNDIwMDgyMzU2YkM.jpg
http://www.40love.jp/fujiwara/img/436/MTEwNDIwMDgyMzY1YkQ.jpg
http://www.40love.jp/fujiwara/img/436/MTEwNDIwMDgyMzYyX0E.jpg

and just had a brilliant win in Estoril quallies over Barrois. :eek:

Ellery
Apr 12th, 2008, 07:16 PM
Well done Rika :D Great win with Manu too :D

martin white
Apr 13th, 2008, 11:52 AM
congrats on doubles title rika!:)and a nice win over barrois,keep going and qualify rika:):D

-sugi-
Apr 13th, 2008, 04:55 PM
Ah :o

Rika won first set 64 and broke serve to lead 64 1-0. Conveniently, there was then a break in the scoreboard and it seemed someone was taking a break (Dentoni?) and then Rika was never same afterwards. It will be interesting to read what Rika says in her blog. :o

Juan
Apr 14th, 2008, 04:35 PM
More pics form Monzón
http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/dospordos/Fotos%20de%20torneos/ITF%20Monzon%202008/

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/dospordos/temp/fujiwara1.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/dospordos/temp/fujiwara3.jpg

martin white
May 6th, 2008, 02:12 PM
rika beat debeer 62 60 in fukuoka:),rika will have to play kimiko again if she wins her 1strd tommorow!

JujulCactus
Jun 18th, 2008, 01:26 PM
She is on the final round of qualification at Wimbledon ! :D
Against Iijima!!!
She won a 3h20 match (I think) 12/10 in the third set !
Congrats! :yeah:

pcrtennis
Jun 18th, 2008, 02:01 PM
She should really beat Iijima and then she's back in the Wimbledon Main Draw for the first time in a couple years. Maybe she'll win a GS MD match? Well, let's start with tomorrow...

Rising Sun
Jun 18th, 2008, 02:45 PM
Glad Rika was able to pull it off. :) She really should have won it sooner, but wasted so many chances. :o

Pebbles
Jun 19th, 2008, 02:31 PM
Rika qualified! She has earned 31 points from her qualifying wins! :D

pcrtennis
Jun 19th, 2008, 03:33 PM
hope she can win a round, she had match points against a good player a couple years ago but lost the match.

one of her problems is that she is perhaps the worst player at closing out matches i've seen...no lead is safe. it probably has a lot to do with her lack of weapons and grinding style, mixed with nerves...

GOOD LUCK!

JujulCactus
Jun 19th, 2008, 06:48 PM
Good luck in the Main Draw ! :D

Pebbles
Jun 23rd, 2008, 02:15 PM
Rika leads Katya 6-1 1-0 :eek:

pcrtennis
Jun 23rd, 2008, 03:12 PM
just as i was saying. rika can't finish matches.

she was up 6-1, 4-2 and now has lost 6 games in a row down a break in the third...looks like it's another 1st round exit. how can she really not get over this choking stuff? every match she plays is like this, she'll never get a good win like this with those nerves...how disappointing...

-sugi-
Jun 23rd, 2008, 05:09 PM
:sad:.

Either way, I am just happy to have Rika back and challenging the top players. I am sure she can end the year in the top 100. Hopefully she can overcome these nerves.

JujulCactus
Jun 23rd, 2008, 06:31 PM
I was thinking that Rika can do a big surprise against the Birmingham champion ....
But no :o
But it's a great performance !
Good luck for next events Rika! :yeah:

pcrtennis
Jun 24th, 2008, 07:13 PM
R. Fujiwara - 23 June

Monday, 23 June 2008

Kateryna Bondarenko def. Rika Fujiwara 1-6, 6-4, 6-3

Q. You had a very strong first set, but then things seemed to change for you in the second and third. What do you think changed?

RIKA FUJIWARA: Well, I was kind of surprising myself how I played on first set, but that made me a little bit pressure to myself. Because I had to keep that on, to, like, keep playing like that: really aggressive. I think when I was up 4 2 in second set maybe too much pressure, I put too much pressure on me. I couldn't make first serve, and then the things slowly change from this point.

So I think just the mental thing. Yeah, I thought I have to change something, but I just have to keep going and keep going forward, keep aggressive. I thought you have to change, that's, I think, the mistake.

Q. You seemed to struggle with your serve at times. Was this something that you feel let you down today?

RIKA FUJIWARA: Exactly. I was struggling from qualification as well, but I think I need to work on it.

martin white
Aug 19th, 2008, 03:07 PM
us open qualies 1strd r fujiwara vs[3] j ditty, tough draw for rika but she has beaten ditty this year,take her out again rika:)

drgray
Aug 19th, 2008, 11:18 PM
Woah!! Nice upset by Rika over Ditty in the USO QR1! keep it going!

martin white
Aug 23rd, 2008, 08:00 AM
rika lost in the usoq 3 to zahalovova 64 36 46:(still a good tournie for rika with 2 hard fought 3rd set breaker wins!:),hope she does well in the upcoming asian circuit:)

Pebbles
Aug 23rd, 2008, 11:48 AM
Maybe she will get a LL place if she lost in QR3 :)

-sugi-
Aug 23rd, 2008, 12:34 PM
Zahlavova is a pretty poor loss. :tape:

But congratulations on a decent tourney Rika. :yeah:

Rising Sun
Aug 23rd, 2008, 02:50 PM
Does anyone know if Rika led in the 2nd & 3rd setss? :(

JujulCactus
Sep 20th, 2008, 09:37 AM
In Seoul,
Rika Fujiwara def. J Kim 60 60 !!! :eek: :yeah:
Hope you qualified Rika !! :)

drgray
Sep 22nd, 2008, 04:15 AM
Rika beat Meng today! She qualified! :bounce: Ayumi did too! Unfortunately Yurika Sema lost, but good results in qualies by the japanese this year!

There are also some great pics of all the players in the gallery on the main site of the Hansol korea open.

JujulCactus
Sep 22nd, 2008, 07:58 AM
Congrats Rika !! :)

drgray
Sep 23rd, 2008, 11:48 PM
It was a good tourney for Rika. She pushed Kanepi 26 76 06, :help: at the bagel.

But congrats, some good points for her.

martin white
Sep 30th, 2008, 01:52 PM
:yeah:rika not only qualifed for the japan open,she has beaten cetkovska 76 64 and into the 2ndrd!:yeah::)great effort rika.

Pebbles
Sep 30th, 2008, 05:29 PM
Great job Rika! :D

JujulCactus
Oct 1st, 2008, 04:50 AM
Keep going Rika !! :)

martin white
Mar 17th, 2009, 12:36 PM
Rika back in action this week in the 25k redding,she faces WC Tan first up.,should be routine for rika:)good luck for a good tournie Rika:D

JujulCactus
Mar 17th, 2009, 01:22 PM
Yeah, an easy first round ! ;)
good luck Rika ;)

martin white
Mar 20th, 2009, 04:28 PM
Rika having nice tournie at 25k in Redding into qf will play qualifier next.:)keep going Rika you can do it.

martin white
Mar 22nd, 2009, 12:46 PM
Rika has her first win over Kimiko :eek::)is into the final where she plays Granville,goodluck Rika,either way a great week for her....:D

JujulCactus
Mar 22nd, 2009, 09:34 PM
Hope she will take this title ! :)

Nicolas
May 20th, 2009, 08:41 AM
Fujiwara won her first round qualification in French Open against german Schaefer !!!!! pretty easy win, same as in St Gaudens ITF last week

+ she has a winable next round against O'Brien or Mraz, (O'Brien struggling aginst Mraz :D)

martin white
May 31st, 2009, 01:27 PM
Rika playing nottingham 50k,she loves the grass and generally gets some good results:)good luck Rika

hellas719
May 31st, 2009, 03:59 PM
Doubles MD:
(1)Kops-Jones/Spears (USA) v Daniilidou/Fujiwara (GRE/JPN)
Klemenschits/Krauth (AUT/ARG) v Curtis/Smith (GBR)

(3)Kudryavtseva/Wickmayer (RUS/BEL) v (wc)Rae/South (GBR)
Nakamura/Yonemura (JPN) v Arvidsson/Osterloh (SWE/USA)

Brianti/Camerin (ITA) v (wc)Baltacha/Elliott (GBR)
(4)Borwell/Haynes (GBR/USA) v Boffa/Cavaday (SUI/GBR)

Glatch/Grandn (USA/RSA) v Q
(2)Ditty/Gullickson (USA) v (wc)Broady/Thomas (GBR)


Go Rika/Eleni!!!!

JujulCactus
May 31st, 2009, 09:09 PM
Yeah, like a lot of japanese players , she love grass :D
But not easy draws for Rika ... :rolleyes:

martin white
Sep 21st, 2009, 04:04 PM
Rika lost to Yurika in last rd of Seoul qualies:sad:pity they had to face each other for md spot,couple of wins forRika though,good luck for upcoming events....

ex hopman
Apr 7th, 2010, 11:08 AM
I have this weird feeling... i hope rika won't retire this year... :(

Daniel K
Apr 19th, 2010, 07:35 AM
What's going on with her? Injured? Retired?

ex hopman
Apr 26th, 2010, 12:53 PM
What's going on with her? Injured? Retired?

her wrist... it wasn't that bad... but for the fed, she retired...
seems like she'll try to recover her wrist this week again... hope she'll have injury-free!!

martin white
May 10th, 2010, 02:26 PM
I have this weird feeling... i hope rika won't retire this year... :(

yeah i hope nt,bu it wouldn't suprise me, Rika made the qf in Fukuoka:),She plays Kurume this week,good luck Rika.i notice she isn't playing fo qualies this year.:sad:

Carotastrophe
May 10th, 2010, 10:56 PM
Hopefully she gets a good draw and goes far in this tourney :)

martin white
Jun 14th, 2010, 12:08 PM
good luck for wimby qualies Rika:D,she loves the grass and gets some good results usually,hope she can qualify:)

Carotastrophe
Jun 14th, 2010, 01:31 PM
Good Luck, Rika

Did she play in RG?

martin white
May 15th, 2011, 07:31 AM
congrats to Rika winning 50k Kurume:),great result for her,i hope she can continue this form,it would be nice for her to play wimby again,get your ranking back up there Rika.......:D well done Rika

Pebbles
May 15th, 2011, 09:56 AM
Great week indeed :) She'll play the 25k Karuizawa next week

martin white
May 16th, 2011, 11:52 AM
good luck in Karuizawa Rika,hope she can have some more wins,sneak back into yhe top 200.....:)she is too talented to be outside top 25o:eek::sad:

martin white
Jun 5th, 2011, 11:38 PM
Rika beat YJ Chan in 3 to qualify for Birmingham md:),She saved a match point at 5-6 in 2nd set,first win over a top 100 player in awhile and a md of a wta tournie too.Rika has 1strd against perrin,winnable for Rika... good luck Rika:yeah:,so hope she makes wimby qualies cut....

ArturoAce.
Jul 25th, 2011, 03:27 AM
Stanford:

Rika def. Pegula 36 62 75 in first round of qualifying, then won against shengnan sun 4-6 7-6(3) 6-3 in the 2nd round, and will play Abi Spears in the final qually round! :bounce:

Playing dubs with Shuko like usual, and will play Grandin/Uhlirova :mad:

ArturoAce.
Jul 25th, 2011, 09:39 PM
She qualified! :bounce:

beat Spears 4-6 7-5 7-0 :woohoo:

ArturoAce.
Jul 26th, 2011, 07:36 AM
Beat Grandin/Uhlirova 7-5 6-4 :bounce:

great tournament so far for rika :rocker2:

Nicolas
Jul 26th, 2011, 11:19 AM
Amazing!!!! plays Hantuchova in R1, hard opponent, but nothing to lose!

ArturoAce.
Jul 29th, 2011, 07:16 AM
Rika and Shuko are into the Semi's at Stanford; they beat cibulkova/date-krumm 3-6 6-4 10-6! :woohoo: :woohoo:
They'll play the winner of Huber/Raymond vs. Fichman/Pelletier.

-sugi-
Jul 29th, 2011, 12:59 PM
:woohoo:

I love this team together. Certainly really underrated.

ex hopman
Aug 1st, 2011, 04:22 AM
Yey! She won 2 matches, and now in MD! She'll playing Vania!

JujulCactus
Aug 1st, 2011, 04:53 AM
GL Rika :yeah:

-sugi-
Aug 1st, 2011, 07:55 PM
Well done :yeah:

Rika's playing a lot of tennis lately. On Saturday night she was at the doubles in Stanford and then won two singles matches in the quallies at Carlsbad on Sunday. I thought she'd lose to Pegula in the final round. :shrug:

martin white
Aug 7th, 2011, 12:54 PM
Rika will play 50k Bronx tournie next week! good luck and win some rounds Ruika!She has been playing pretty well last few weeks...

martin white
Aug 23rd, 2011, 05:25 AM
USO Qualies 1st rd,Rika plays Costas Moreira,could've been tougher draw,goodluck Rika get the win!:)

-sugi-
Aug 26th, 2011, 12:39 AM
Rika is into the final round of quallies, just defeated Savinykh :yeah: :sad:

Hope she qualifies, she is in the best form she's been in for some time.

JujulCactus
Aug 26th, 2011, 07:49 AM
Yeah expected results, she is in a good form lately!!! Qualify now :)

free2all84
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:49 PM
why isn't she playing dbls with shuko?

ArturoAce.
Aug 31st, 2011, 07:26 PM
Very weird^^ but she left yesterday. Maybe she's ill. :shrug:

martin white
Apr 16th, 2012, 10:24 PM
congats to Rika winning her first wta title,taking the final with Kimiko in Copenhagen:bounce::)hard to believe it's her first title,She has a heap of itf titles though....keep plugging at singles too Rika:D

martin white
May 14th, 2012, 11:19 AM
Rika playing 100k in Prague,She is in last rd of qualies,hope she can qualify for singles,Pity She couldn't defend Kurume title:(,some clay matches needed as FO qualies are next week! good luck Rika in dub's too.