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-sugi-
Jun 5th, 2007, 05:21 PM
15 year old Kurumi seems to be a player to look out for :) She just lost in the Roland Garros quallies but put up a good show vs Brengle.
She is just outside the top 20 in Junior ranks, similar to Morita at this age.

-sugi-
Jun 5th, 2007, 05:21 PM
http://tennisjp.cocolog-nifty.com/photos/uncategorized/nara001.jpg

-sugi-
Jun 5th, 2007, 05:23 PM
http://blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_253/jta/7932424.jpg

-sugi-
Jun 8th, 2007, 05:37 PM
http://tennisjp.cocolog-nifty.com/photos/uncategorized/narad032.jpg

-sugi-
Jun 10th, 2007, 11:44 AM
http://blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_253/jta/7970915.jpg

-sugi-
Jun 13th, 2007, 02:59 PM
http://blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_253/jta/7253895.jpg

-sugi-
Jun 13th, 2007, 03:04 PM
http://blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_253/jta/7002396.jpg
http://blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_253/jta/7002393.jpg
http://blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_253/jta/7002391.jpg

-sugi-
Jul 13th, 2007, 12:47 PM
Kurumi and Misaki Doi made the Wimbledon doubles final :) I watched some of the match and got to see both girls for the first time. I was so impressed with them :) They have great futures ahead of them :D

-sugi-
Aug 19th, 2007, 07:37 PM
BUMP :D
Kurumi is on the entry list for US Open juniors.
She was so cute at the doubles final when she thanked the umpire :awww: and her "GO" 's instead of come on :hug:

Kai
Aug 19th, 2007, 07:42 PM
Good luck Kurumi :woohoo:

-sugi-
Aug 19th, 2007, 07:42 PM
the wimbledon ball with Doi
http://blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_253/jta/8427645.jpg

dybbuk
Aug 19th, 2007, 07:42 PM
Good luck to her at the USO ;)

-sugi-
Aug 19th, 2007, 07:43 PM
Good luck Kurumi :woohoo:

Another Kurumi fan? :eek: :D
Where did you see her play? How did you become a fan?

aaah I am so happy, another Kurumi fan :banana:

Kai
Aug 19th, 2007, 07:46 PM
Another Kurumi fan? :eek: :D
Where did you see her play? How did you become a fan?

aaah I am so happy, another Kurumi fan :banana:

I followed her results at wimbledon (juniors) in doubles this years and yes i like her :D

-sugi-
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:48 PM
thats great :hearts:
Hopefully she can have a great run in New York :D Kurumi is now the top Japanese junior :yeah: Morita is now below her.

Japanese players in top 100
Kurumi Nara
Ayumi Morita
Shiho Akita
Misaki Doi
Yuuki Tanaka

Hey Alex :wavey: Great to see you here :D
Whats your name Kai?

-sugi-
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:49 PM
http://www.wta96.com/wiki/images/0/00/Kurumi_NARA_2609.JPG
http://www.wta96.com/wiki/images/1/15/Kurumi_NARA_6346.JPG
http://www.wta96.com/wiki/images/2/29/Kurumi_NARA_9996.JPG

AJZ.
Aug 20th, 2007, 12:28 AM
In the other thread you were asking about Nara's game...
I could see her doubles final with Wimbledon Live.
I saw some of it but I can't remember much

dybbuk
Aug 20th, 2007, 03:38 AM
thats great :hearts:
Hopefully she can have a great run in New York :D Kurumi is now the top Japanese junior :yeah: Morita is now below her.

Japanese players in top 100
Kurumi Nara
Ayumi Morita
Shiho Akita
Misaki Doi
Yuuki Tanaka

Hey Alex :wavey: Great to see you here :D
Whats your name Kai?

Thanks. :lol:

Kai
Aug 21st, 2007, 01:34 PM
thats great :hearts:
Hopefully she can have a great run in New York :D Kurumi is now the top Japanese junior :yeah: Morita is now below her.

Japanese players in top 100
Kurumi Nara
Ayumi Morita
Shiho Akita
Misaki Doi
Yuuki Tanaka

Hey Alex :wavey: Great to see you here :D
Whats your name Kai?

My name is Kai ;) :D and yours ??

-sugi-
Sep 2nd, 2007, 08:25 PM
she lost 26 26 to Kucova in US Open :(

-sugi-
Sep 2nd, 2007, 08:25 PM
My name is Kai ;) :D and yours ??
Adam :wavey:

Kai
Sep 5th, 2007, 08:35 PM
Doubles 2R:

Doi/Nara def. (1) Paylyuchenkova/Pervak 6:4 6:4 :bolt: :banana:

In the QF they have to play against Vogt/Hercog :bigcry:
sorry Kurumi but now I will cheer against you :sad:

-sugi-
Sep 6th, 2007, 08:25 AM
:woohoo: I was just about to post that.
Amazing win for the girls :cool:

I will be cheering for Kurumi though :p :cool:

-sugi-
Sep 6th, 2007, 09:36 PM
Kurumi and Misaki are into the semis :worship:

-sugi-
Sep 7th, 2007, 02:30 PM
Kurumi now shares the thread with Misaki Doi :D

-sugi-
Sep 7th, 2007, 02:31 PM
http://blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_253/jta/9195265.jpg

-sugi-
Sep 7th, 2007, 02:34 PM
http://tennisjp.cocolog-nifty.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/09/06/narad022.jpg

-sugi-
Sep 7th, 2007, 02:34 PM
http://blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_253/jta/9190502.jpg

-sugi-
Sep 7th, 2007, 02:35 PM
http://blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_253/jta/9230020.jpg

-sugi-
Sep 7th, 2007, 02:36 PM
Kurumi and Misaki are playing Lykina and Kalashnikova for a place in the finals

Gambatte Kurumi chan to Misaki Chan :bounce:

-sugi-
Sep 7th, 2007, 02:39 PM
Some photos of Misaki
http://www.wta96.com/wiki/images/7/74/Misaki_DOI_2165.JPG
http://www.wta96.com/wiki/images/9/9f/Misaki_DOI_9660.JPG
http://www.wta96.com/wiki/images/2/25/Misaki_DOI_6123.JPG

-sugi-
Sep 7th, 2007, 10:17 PM
Kurumi and Misaki lost to Lykina and Kalashnikova :sad:

-sugi-
Sep 8th, 2007, 04:05 PM
http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/9162/kurumimisaki2gd7.jpg

-sugi-
Sep 8th, 2007, 04:06 PM
http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/5808/kurumimisaki3xt7.jpg

^bibi^
Sep 8th, 2007, 07:33 PM
Go Go Go Kurumi :p:p:p

So sad she lost in semi's :(:(

I didn't know they had a thread :):)

-sugi-
Sep 8th, 2007, 07:49 PM
Hey :wavey:
Welcome to Kurumi and Misakis thread :D
Always nice to see a new fan :)

When did you become a fan? :wavey:
Welcome :D

-sugi-
Sep 10th, 2007, 04:20 PM
Misaki is playing the 50k WTA tournament in Tokyo :D
TWEEDIE-YATES, Story (USA) vs. WC-DOI, Misaki (JPN)
:hug:

-sugi-
Sep 12th, 2007, 02:35 PM
:sad:
Story TWEEDIE-YATES (USA) defeated Misaki DOI (JPN) 6-1 6-4
I came home from school as well to see the match but the livestream for Centre wasn't working :( It was working for all the other courts though :awww:

dybbuk
Sep 21st, 2007, 06:34 PM
Kurumi and Misaki are playing for the Japanese Junior Fed Cup team. ;)

-sugi-
Sep 22nd, 2007, 07:12 AM
:woohoo:
thanks for the news :D

dybbuk
Sep 25th, 2007, 12:07 AM
Japan is in Group A.

GROUP A
NETHERLANDS (1)
ITALY
CHILE
JAPAN (7)

Good luck to them. :)

dybbuk
Sep 25th, 2007, 09:02 PM
Japan d. Chile 2-1

Misaki Doi lost to Fernanda Brito 67(3) 76(2) 26
Kurumi Nara d. Camila Silva 61 57 75
Doi/Aki Yamaasoto d. Cecilia Costa/Silva 60 60

:woohoo:

Nice fight from Kurumi to stay alive. :worship: The doubles :eek: :haha:

-sugi-
Sep 25th, 2007, 09:10 PM
you beat me to it :(
congrats girls

dybbuk
Sep 25th, 2007, 09:16 PM
:lol:

Why didn't Misaki plays doubles? I would have expected her to. :scratch:

-sugi-
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:06 PM
I don't know. :shrug:
I presume you mean Kurumi though right ;)

Anyway, Kurumi into final of the Mayors Cup. Please win it girl.

-sugi-
Oct 13th, 2007, 01:07 PM
It seems I beat Alex to posting that result this time :).

dybbuk
Oct 13th, 2007, 02:53 PM
Nice job, Kurumi. :D Ksenia is a quality win. Good luck in the final. :hug:

-sugi-
Oct 14th, 2007, 09:24 AM
:eek: Kurumi beat Hofmanova in the final :eek: :eek:.

dybbuk
Oct 14th, 2007, 10:14 AM
3 and 1! :eek:

Kurumi :woohoo: :woohoo: First GA title. :worship: :hug:

-sugi-
Oct 14th, 2007, 11:06 AM
:woohoo:
Morita never won this title and Kurumi did.

I wish Kurumi will soon start trying her luck in some Japanese ITF tournaments. It would be interesting to see what she can do. Misaki didn't do so bad in 10k Tokyo Ariake earlier this year. Hopefully we can see Kurumi play Hamanako or Kofu, the last Japanese challengers of the year.
Congrats girl :hug: so proud of you.

-sugi-
Oct 14th, 2007, 11:06 AM
http://tennisjp.cocolog-nifty.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/10/13/nara.jpg
http://tennisjp.cocolog-nifty.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/10/14/nara22.jpg

dybbuk
Oct 14th, 2007, 11:12 AM
Morita never won this title and Kurumi did.


Not to take away from Kurumi, but the field was very disappointing for a GA though. :o Lykina and Hofmanova were the only threats, but Lykina is streaky and Hofmanova is overrated.

I agree, Kurumi should start testing the waters in seniors. She could get some solid results. :hug:

dybbuk
Oct 14th, 2007, 11:13 AM
http://tennisjp.cocolog-nifty.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/10/14/nara22.jpg

:kiss:

She reminds me of Erika :p

Kai
Oct 14th, 2007, 08:24 PM
great tournament for Kurumi :woohoo:

-sugi-
Oct 14th, 2007, 08:26 PM
Not to take away from Kurumi, but the field was very disappointing for a GA though. :o Lykina and Hofmanova were the only threats, but Lykina is streaky and Hofmanova is overrated.

I agree, Kurumi should start testing the waters in seniors. She could get some solid results. :hug:

True, true. Chernyakova was also in the field and is ranked quite high but isn't really that good I don't think.
Last Japanese girl to win was Fuda in 2003 :)

-sugi-
Oct 14th, 2007, 08:28 PM
:kiss:

She reminds me of Erika :p
Really? I suppose she does a little bit actually but Kurumi is prettier than Erika who is really really cute.

another pic
http://tennisjp.cocolog-nifty.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/10/14/nara4.jpg

-sugi-
Oct 15th, 2007, 02:46 PM
more
http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/IO_29195_gallery.JPG
http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/IO_29196_gallery.JPG
http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/IO_29166_gallery.JPG
http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/IO_29177_gallery.JPG
http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/IO_29179_gallery.JPG

dybbuk
Oct 15th, 2007, 02:52 PM
Kurumi & Ryan :dance: :rocker2:

She's very cute holding the plate. :awww:

-sugi-
Oct 15th, 2007, 02:59 PM
Niki looks pissed off. :tape:

dybbuk
Oct 15th, 2007, 05:38 PM
Well she just got bitchslapped by someone ranked far below her. :help: :p

-sugi-
Oct 15th, 2007, 05:46 PM
Kurumi's new junior rank #9 :eek: :worship:

dybbuk
Oct 15th, 2007, 05:48 PM
:eek:

Congrats to Kurumi on her top 10 debut. :worship:

Kai
Oct 15th, 2007, 05:52 PM
Kurumi :worship: :woohoo:

-sugi-
Oct 21st, 2007, 08:56 AM
one more
http://blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_253/jta/9825532.jpg

-sugi-
Oct 22nd, 2007, 08:17 AM
Misaki Doi is in the ALT list for Hamanako :)

No Kurumi though :o
she really ought to start trying the senior tour, I mean, she is top 10 now.
Maybe in Kofu we will see her :)

-sugi-
Oct 22nd, 2007, 08:19 AM
Misaki is also in the Q list for 10k Kofu the week after that. Kurumi isn't there though. Hopefully she gets WC :D

Kai
Oct 22nd, 2007, 09:09 PM
It would be great to see Kurumi playing some ITF tournaments :D

-sugi-
Oct 24th, 2007, 09:29 AM
If Kurumi doesn't play the ITF tour this year, I mean the Asian swing is practically over she probably will start it next year in May around Gifu? :shrug: which is the first tournament on the Japanese calendar.

I hope we can see her play the all Japanese Championships this year. Last year Erika Takao won it defeating Aiko Nakamura in the final. Its the biggest domestic competition in Japan.

-sugi-
Nov 10th, 2007, 11:44 AM
Kurumi and Misaki got WCS to the All Japanese Championships :worship:

WC Kurumi Nara vs Yuka Kuroda
WC Misaki Doi vs Emiko Ito

-sugi-
Nov 11th, 2007, 07:58 PM
WC Kurumi Nara def. Yuka Kuroda 63 10 ret. :eek: very good win for Kurumi
WC Misaki Doi def. Emiko Ito 62 64

-sugi-
Nov 11th, 2007, 07:58 PM
1st round pictures
http://tennisjp.cocolog-nifty.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/11/12/i_nara01.jpg

-sugi-
Nov 11th, 2007, 08:06 PM
Round 2
WC Kurumi Nara vs Erika Takao (dream match for me :sad:)
WC Misaki Doi vs [14] ?

dybbuk
Nov 11th, 2007, 08:10 PM
Kurumi :yeah:
Misaki :D

-sugi-
Nov 12th, 2007, 09:20 AM
WC Nara def. [5] Takao 62 62 :sad: :eek: :worship:
[14] ? def. WC Doi 64 64 :sad:

-sugi-
Nov 12th, 2007, 09:21 AM
Round 3
WC Nara vs [11] Tomoko Yonemura

-sugi-
Nov 12th, 2007, 09:23 AM
http://tennisjp.cocolog-nifty.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/2007/11/12/i_nara06.jpg
http://alljapantennis.jp/nikke82nd/gallery/day1/011_l.jpg

oaki
Nov 12th, 2007, 11:09 AM
WC Nara def. [5] Takao 62 62 :sad: :eek: :worship:
[14] ? def. WC Doi 64 64 :sad:


Kurumi :eek: :eek: :eek: !!!!!!

What a win for you!!! Come on.. you can go far in this tour! :hearts: :bounce: :bounce:

Erika :sad: :sad:

-sugi-
Nov 12th, 2007, 02:35 PM
http://blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_253/jta/10184652.jpg

dybbuk
Nov 12th, 2007, 02:40 PM
What the hell, Erika? :o

Kurumi :yeah:

Kai
Nov 12th, 2007, 03:34 PM
Kurumi :banana:

-sugi-
Nov 14th, 2007, 02:30 PM
Round 3
WC Kurumi Nara def. [13] Tomoko Yonemura 62 16 63

What makes it more impressivei is Kurumi has played good players in all rounds into the quarters. Kuroda isn't bad, Takao and now Yonemura. Keep it up girl. :yeah:

-sugi-
Nov 14th, 2007, 02:34 PM
Quarter Finals
WC Kurumi Nara vs [4] Junri Namigata
(I think its Junri she now plays :unsure:)

-sugi-
Nov 15th, 2007, 09:02 AM
[4] Junri Namigata def. WC Kurumi Nara (Don't know score)
still a very good week for Kurumi.
If she stays in the top 10 by the end of the year in Juniors she will get exempts into Challenger MDS.

Kai
Nov 15th, 2007, 11:44 AM
Kurumi :hug:

-sugi-
Nov 19th, 2007, 06:23 PM
Nakamura won the tournament, defeating Namigata in the final.
But very promising looking start for Kurumi's career.

-sugi-
Nov 19th, 2007, 06:33 PM
I found this very nice article about the girls from their win over Pavlyuchenkova and Pervak from earlier this year.

http://communities.canada.com/montrealgazette/blogs/opencourt/archive/2007/09/06/it-s-a-dog-eat-dog-world-out-there-in-the-juniors.aspx

It's a dog-eat-dog world out there in the juniors
Great drama out on one of the smaller courts yesterday, where the No. 1-seeded junior girls' team of Anastasia Pavlyuenchova and Ksenia Pervak of Russia were taking on the unseeded team of Misaki Doi and Kurumi Nara of Japan.

It looked like a serious physical mismatch. But there was no doubt the Japanese girls can play.

While Pavlyuchenkova is ranked No. 1 in the world in the juniors, and Pervak No. 6 (they're both 16), the Japanese girls were no slouches, either.

Doi is ranked No. 63, and lost in the first round of singles qualifying. Nara, just 15, is ranked No. 20. They played together in Repentigny last week at the big junior event there, and waxed the Canadian team of Rebecca Marino and Khristina Blajkevitch 6-1 6-0.

Marino, you might remember, won the singles event.


Anyhow, the Japanese girls won the first set, and the Russian coaches were getting pretty fidgety. Pavlov Nicolaevich, Pervak's coach, was chain-smoking (and hiding it underneath the stands, which fooled no one.

http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/8968/93030644kv2.png

The Japanese broke serve late in the second set, and easily served out a 6-4, 6-4 win.
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/8039/66103517st8.png
Pavlyuchenkova, is not used to losing, She won the Australian Open singles this year, got to the quarter-finals at Wimbledon and the semis at the French.

But last year, she won both the U.S. Open and Australian, and got to the final of the French. In doubles, she came within one match of winning the Grand Slam, losing only the final of the U.S. Open. In three of those events, she played with Toronto's Sharon Fichman (winning two).

She got the what-for after this one from her coach/father.

http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/5631/94150216bd6.png

Meanwhile, the Japanese team was all smiles, posing for photos and bowing each time someone took their picture:
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/2194/78123947pr1.png
Pervak's coach, Nicolaevich, was no less displeased:
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/1052/99553475fh4.png

But the Japanese just kept signing autographs. They have pretty short names, but it seemed as though they were signing first, middle and last names, full addresses and dates of birth - with great care and perfect penmanship.

http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/4581/11789854rz7.pnghttp://img114.imageshack.us/img114/9840/21842849oo8.png

There was a bow and a smile after each autograph, too.

It was really great stuff. And you didn't have to speak either language to appreciate it.



***UPDATE, Friday morning, 8 a.m.. The two Russian girls just stormed into Starbucks, nearly knocking over everything in their way - including me. Clearly, they STILL haven't gotten over it.

The Japanese team, by the way, won their quarter-final match 6-4 in the third set, and are now in the semis - still smiling.

Kai
Nov 21st, 2007, 04:07 PM
:lol: nice article :D

-sugi-
Jan 17th, 2008, 10:18 PM
pfff Kurumi isn't playing Australian Open juniors.
The list is weak - she would have been 2nd seed too.

Misaki is though, good luck to her.

dybbuk
Jan 17th, 2008, 10:20 PM
pfff Kurumi isn't playing Australian Open juniors.
The list is weak - she would have been 2nd seed too.

Misaki is though, good luck to her.

I know :help: I was so looking foward to it, because I could have seen some juniors on ESPN 360, but both entry lists suck. :o

Good luck Misaki

-sugi-
Jan 17th, 2008, 10:26 PM
Awww that sucks for you :hug:

I am just really disappointed. What makes it worse is the weak list meaning she could have gotten far. :shrug:

Kai
Jan 20th, 2008, 09:47 PM
why isnt she playing the australian open :confused: ??

-sugi-
Jan 21st, 2008, 07:50 AM
R1 - Misaki Doi def. Tammi Paterson 64 63
:D

-sugi-
Jan 21st, 2008, 07:54 AM
Niki Hofmanova next :D Go for the upset Misaki. :rocker2:

-sugi-
Jan 22nd, 2008, 06:43 AM
OMG :eek:

Misaki Doi def. [3] Niki Hofmanova 64 16 97
:woohoo:
Best win ever for Misaki by far. :worship:

AJZ.
Jan 22nd, 2008, 06:31 PM
Wow, amazing win :worship: keep going!

-sugi-
Jan 22nd, 2008, 07:33 PM
First up on court 5 tomorrow against Jasmina Tinjic. I have heard lots about the Croatian and predict Doi will be tired and too weak for her, but prove me wrong. :hug:

dybbuk
Jan 22nd, 2008, 07:45 PM
Misaki :yeah:

-sugi-
Jan 23rd, 2008, 11:09 AM
26 26 to Tinjic :sad:
But still I have been so impressed with Misaki. Two good solid wins. When I looked at the entry list and saw she was the top Japanese player I thought :o :rolleyes: But she has done well. :D

-sugi-
Jan 24th, 2008, 07:56 AM
wow :eek:
Misaki has made the doubles final with Elena Bogdan.

They play Pavlyuchenkova and Lykina.
Go misaki :rocker2:

Ellery
Jan 24th, 2008, 12:10 PM
Good luck Misaki and Elena!

-sugi-
Jan 25th, 2008, 02:08 PM
Well, they lost 06 46 but still very nice tournament for Misaki. She has now made 2 Grandslam finals. I wonder who she will play with in future, Kurumi or Elena.
http://blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_253/jta/11226648.jpg

ex hopman
Jan 28th, 2008, 07:44 AM
why isnt she playing the australian open :confused: ??

kurumi was injured... she's recovering, but she decided to skip this year's AO.

Kai
Feb 1st, 2008, 10:48 AM
kurumi was injured... she's recovering, but she decided to skip this year's AO.

thank you :hug:

-sugi-
Feb 2nd, 2008, 07:27 AM
Last night I watched Doi vs Tweedie-Yates from Tokyo on the Tokyo website.


Quite good match.

Kai
Feb 11th, 2008, 08:30 PM
any idea what kurumis next tournament will be ??

-sugi-
Feb 11th, 2008, 08:34 PM
No :sad: I haven't looked on any Junior lists for some time. :(

-sugi-
Mar 18th, 2008, 08:13 AM
Still no sign. :confused:

-sugi-
Mar 31st, 2008, 02:05 PM
Kurumi and Misaki are playing the Japanese junior this week.

Kurumi is top seed and Misaki is 3rd seed. :yeah: Go GIrls!

-sugi-
Apr 1st, 2008, 05:45 PM
Kurumi Nara (JPN,1) d. Akiko Omae (JPN) 6-3 6-4
Misaki Doi (JPN,3) d. Sharmada Balu (IND) 6-2 6-0


Round two
[1] Kurumi Nara vs Shoko Yamamoto
[3] Misaki Doi vs Aika Osawa

-sugi-
Apr 1st, 2008, 05:58 PM
When the Japanese challengers come, hopefully Kurumi can start using her junior exempts for ending last year in the top 10 junior.

-sugi-
Apr 2nd, 2008, 03:55 PM
Kurumi Nara (JPN,1) d. Shoko Yamamoto (JPN) 6-3 6-1
Misaki Doi (JPN,3) d. Aika Osawa (JPN) 6-1 6-0

Kai
Apr 3rd, 2008, 11:19 PM
Kurumi :yeah: :D

-sugi-
Apr 3rd, 2008, 11:47 PM
They won their quarter final matches and face eachother in the semi finals.
May the best girl win. :hug:

-sugi-
Apr 4th, 2008, 05:30 PM
Kurumi just beat Misaki in 3 sets. :D

And is now into the final.
She plays Miyabi Inoue there.

Kai
Apr 6th, 2008, 06:44 PM
Kurumi :yeah: :D

drgray
Apr 6th, 2008, 06:51 PM
was a clean sweep of the tournament for Kurumi. good job!!

-sugi-
Apr 6th, 2008, 06:54 PM
:yeah:
An excellent comeback for Kurumi on the junior tour. Can't wait for her to use her junior exempts later this year. :D

-sugi-
Apr 7th, 2008, 07:50 AM
Doubles Champions. :D
http://tennisjp.cocolog-nifty.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/2008/04/07/1.jpg

-sugi-
Apr 7th, 2008, 08:44 PM
Kurumi is making her pro debut at Gifu :worship:.
Probably with a junior exempt. She will also play doubles with Kimiko Date :eek:. What an honor that will be for her. :hug:

Kai
Apr 7th, 2008, 09:35 PM
Kurumi :woohoo:

-sugi-
Apr 8th, 2008, 04:12 PM
The Gifu list is out :D
Kurumi is 84 ALT
Misaki is 91 ALT

aerolike
Apr 9th, 2008, 12:58 PM
Kurumi Nara will play with Kimiko Date if they get WC in Gifu

-sugi-
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:29 PM
I just thought some of the others who post here would like to see some video clips of Kurumi from the 83rd AJC 2007, where she beat some good players like Takao and Yonemura. The backhand. :inlove: You can't tell much from the Yonemura clip but the Takao clip. Wow :eek: She absolutely dominated her and was really agressive.


http://www.tennisonline.jp/servlet/user_bangumi.BangumiSerchServlet?sstart=1&seq_id=504&RESULT&TOP
Nara vs Tomoko Yonemura
Click the little picture of that person with a speech bubble coming out of his mouth and then a window will open. Click on the button at the bottom

http://www.tennisonline.jp/servlet/user_bangumi.BangumiSerchServlet?sstart=1&seq_id=546&RESULT&TOP
Nara vs Takao (same instructions)

aerolike
Apr 13th, 2008, 10:08 AM
Doubles Gifu Nara/Date Fukuoka Doi/Date
Nara and Doi will get WC I hope

-sugi-
Apr 16th, 2008, 11:12 AM
Doi and Date at Fukuoka? Wow thats a good team as well.

Nice to see Kimiko playing with these young girls. Great honours for them.
Kurumi got a MD wc for Gifu and Misaki got a QD WC.

There were some pretty nice choices for wildcards except Kana Watanabe getting one, even though she's a local girl from Gifu, Misaki should have got it in my opinon. Oh well :shrug:

Can't wait. :D

-sugi-
Apr 27th, 2008, 06:56 PM
Misaki won her first round qually match at Gifu :yeah:
She now faces Ana Savic

-sugi-
Apr 28th, 2008, 04:24 PM
(1)Ana Savic (CRO) d. Misaki Doi (JPN) 4-6 6-2 6-3
:sad: Good fight though Misaki

Kurumi plays Chiaki Okadaue in the Main Draw. Go Kurumi :D

-sugi-
Apr 30th, 2008, 11:16 AM
Kurumi won her first round match 62 61 :eek: Very impressive pro match.

Next up is (Q) Ana Savic.

Kai
May 1st, 2008, 07:02 AM
Kurumi :yeah: :D

Kai
May 1st, 2008, 07:24 AM
2R:
Anna Savic def Kurumi Nara 6-4 6-3

Kurumi :sad: :hug:

-sugi-
May 1st, 2008, 07:52 AM
:awww: A bit disappointed, but Savic seems to have some talent.
Good luck at Fukuoka, where hopefully she gets a nicer draw. :D

drgray
May 1st, 2008, 07:44 PM
Aww, Nara :sad: It's ok. Not bad for a start to the pro circuit.

Kai
May 4th, 2008, 07:55 PM
Kurumi and Kimiko won the doubles title :hearts: :rocker2:

-sugi-
May 4th, 2008, 10:14 PM
:woohoo:

-sugi-
May 5th, 2008, 10:15 AM
Misaki DOI (JPN) defeated Kanae HISAMI (JPN) (5) 6-2 7-5
Nearly qualifies for MD :D one more match.

Kurumi isn't playing? :scratch:

-sugi-
May 6th, 2008, 08:57 AM
Misaki DOI (JPN) d. 3-Maya KATO (JPN) 6-7 6-2 6-2 :yeah: Good win for Misaki. Quallied for main draw now.

Kai
Jun 16th, 2008, 08:49 AM
any news about Kurumi ??

JujulCactus
Jun 16th, 2008, 10:22 AM
She was playing ( singles and doubles ) at the French Open
She will certainly play in the junior tournament at Wimbledon ...
I don't know more! ;)

Kai
Jun 16th, 2008, 07:52 PM
She was playing ( singles and doubles ) at the French Open
She will certainly play in the junior tournament at Wimbledon ...
I don't know more! ;)

thank you :hug:

Garfman5
Jun 17th, 2008, 10:41 AM
Both girls are directly accepted into the maindraw, initially Misaki wasn't, but she came up because of some withdrawals:)

Garfman5
Jun 25th, 2008, 07:32 AM
Misaki into the quarters at Roehampton, she will face 14th seed Lesley Kerkhove....which puts me in an awkward position:)

JujulCactus
Jun 25th, 2008, 08:44 AM
Roehampton is a junior tournament ?

Good luck Misaki :yeah:

JujulCactus
Jun 25th, 2008, 09:09 AM
Ok I answer to my question:lol:,
it's a junior tournament

Garfman5
Jun 25th, 2008, 09:15 AM
hehe, I was gonna say yes, but I saw you beat me :)

JujulCactus
Jul 4th, 2008, 05:58 PM
Kurumi and Misaki are in semis of Wimbledon (in doubles) !!!! :D
They beat some good team ! :yeah:
Good Luck for the next match !

-sugi-
Jul 5th, 2008, 08:06 AM
:woohoo: kurumi is also using her junior exempts into some ITF tournaments this summer. :D

JujulCactus
Jul 5th, 2008, 07:16 PM
They lose in semis ... 9/7 in the third ! :eek:
But a great tournament ! :yeah:
I Hope Kurumi can do something good on ITF tournament :)

http://imageshack-france.com/out.php/i154222_DoiNara.jpg

-sugi-
Jul 5th, 2008, 09:14 PM
:hug:
Still, I am a bit disappointed when they were runners up last year in the Junior doubles.

oaki
Jul 18th, 2008, 10:18 AM
Doi lost to Yonemura 6-0 4-6 1-6 in second round :(
Nara def Han Sung Lee 6-4 6-2 to Quarter final now :bounce:

Kai
Jul 18th, 2008, 06:28 PM
Kurumi :D

-sugi-
Aug 29th, 2008, 06:18 PM
Kurumi is playing Bogdan in the Repentigny semi's.

Gambatte.

-sugi-
Aug 30th, 2008, 10:13 AM
Kurumi won 62 63. She plays Nicole Gibbs from the USA next.

She and Misaki also won the doubles tournament.

Kai
Aug 30th, 2008, 12:38 PM
Kurumi :yeah: :D

JujulCactus
Aug 30th, 2008, 04:18 PM
:yeah: Good Job !

-sugi-
Aug 30th, 2008, 07:02 PM
Kurumi won 64 63 :D

Goes into the US Open on confidence. :D

-sugi-
Aug 30th, 2008, 07:08 PM
I've been watching the live feed and she is playing so well. :eek:

:haha: They gave her a Canada hockey jumper as a prize.

Kai
Aug 30th, 2008, 08:22 PM
Kurumi :woohoo:

JujulCactus
Aug 30th, 2008, 08:59 PM
Congrats Kurumi !! :)

... Is there a way to see the match ?

-sugi-
Aug 30th, 2008, 09:35 PM
There was, but its finished now.
It was a livestream. Sorry.
She spoke nice English and called her Father at the end of the match. She ended her speech saying "I hope to return next year." :scared:

The US Open will be very interesting, Kurumi is in good form and hopefully can challenge for the title.

JujulCactus
Aug 31st, 2008, 07:56 AM
Ok Thanks ... It was a livestream ...:o

Hope she will have good results at UsOpen ! :)
As you said, Why not the title ?!! :)

Good Luck to Misaki too ;)

-sugi-
Sep 2nd, 2008, 12:42 PM
By the way, the tournament website will put all the matches up for download if you are interested

www.tennis-junior-repentigny.com

She is playing very well.

JujulCactus
Sep 2nd, 2008, 02:25 PM
Thanks a lot -sugi- :D
I want to see how she play !! :)

( Misaki and Kurumi won their first match yesterday at UsOpen! :) )

JujulCactus
Sep 5th, 2008, 12:51 PM
Kurumi lost in the third round of UsOpen
At tie-break of third set :tape:
And they lost in doubles too ...
Bad day... :o

-sugi-
Sep 5th, 2008, 02:49 PM
Very sad but I think she may have been quite tired.

However, Mladenovic is a great player and good luck to her.

Kai
Sep 5th, 2008, 05:56 PM
Kurumi :sad: :hug:

-sugi-
Sep 12th, 2008, 05:15 PM
Kurumi has a qually wildcard for Tokyo, she plays Greta Arn in round one.

It will be tough, but interesting to see what Kurumi can do.

JujulCactus
Sep 13th, 2008, 08:03 AM
Kurumi lost in two close sets,
not a bad performance :)
Do you know if she will play in Tokyo in two weeks ( tier-III) ?

-sugi-
Sep 14th, 2008, 09:35 AM
I think she will, I mean, if she had a wildcard here for the higher tournament she should have one for the lower tournament.

Kai
Sep 27th, 2008, 11:02 AM
Kurumi plays this week in Tokyo (Tier III) and won against Meng Yuan 64 63 :D
Kurumi :woohoo:

-sugi-
Sep 27th, 2008, 05:05 PM
Wow :eek:
I saw and didn't think she'd have a chance, personally.

This proves what a great prospect she is.

JujulCactus
Sep 27th, 2008, 05:48 PM
Kurumi :eek:
That's really good ! :D
Hope she can win another match !!
Good Luck Kurumi !

ptitnavet
Sep 28th, 2008, 06:54 AM
she won against Chang 7/5 3/6 6/1 Go Kurumi!!! Just one more :)

JujulCactus
Sep 28th, 2008, 07:05 AM
:woohoo:

Kai
Sep 28th, 2008, 08:51 AM
please qualify Kurumi :angel: :hearts:

-sugi-
Sep 28th, 2008, 09:18 AM
Wow :eek:

Kurumi is playing so well at the moment. I thought she had a chance against Chang.

-sugi-
Sep 29th, 2008, 10:11 AM
Fujiwara was too tough in the final qually round but still an amazing weekend for Kurumi.

She is playing some Japanese challengers later in the year, I think she could challenge for the title in some.

-sugi-
Oct 17th, 2008, 08:52 AM
BUMP!
Misaki is having a fantastic tournament in the 25k Makinohara this week.

She just beat Iijima :eek: and is in to the semi's where she plays Hsieh.

This is funny because last week I was thinking of removing her from this thread and dedicating it to Kurumi, but she can now stay here a little longer.

-sugi-
Oct 18th, 2008, 08:24 AM
(1) Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) def. (Q) Misaki Doi (JPN) 6-2 4-6 6-2

Anyway, an amazing week for Misaki and a great fight against a top 100 or so player.

Well done Misaki.

-sugi-
Oct 26th, 2008, 10:11 AM
Kurumi has just won the 25k Hamanako :bounce:

Her first ITF title of many.

-sugi-
Nov 22nd, 2008, 11:54 AM
Kurumi is playing in the 75k Toyota this week. She is in the main draw. Go!

JujulCactus
Nov 22nd, 2008, 04:51 PM
Good Luck Kurumi :)
She will be a dangerous unseeded player !

( And good luck Misaki in Qualies )

Kai
Nov 22nd, 2008, 05:05 PM
Good luck Kurumi :D

-sugi-
Nov 22nd, 2008, 07:03 PM
Good Luck Kurumi :)
She will be a dangerous unseeded player !

( And good luck Misaki in Qualies )

Yes! Good luck to Misaki too. I decided to remove her from this thread as Kurumi really deserves her own place but maybe someone will make Misaki her own.

Kai
Nov 22nd, 2008, 09:39 PM
yes thats right Kurumi deserves for sure her own thread :D

-sugi-
Nov 23rd, 2008, 11:15 AM
Kurumi has a tough draw at 75k Toyota

R1 Tanaka in Round One
R2 South/Q

Hopefully she can upset South who has been a bit shaky lately. She lost to Lertcheewakarn another very promising Asian this week in the second round so hopefully Kurumi can have a repeat.

JujulCactus
Nov 23rd, 2008, 02:53 PM
Kurumi can do it !! :)
Go!

-sugi-
Nov 27th, 2008, 08:10 AM
Kurumi won her first round and is playing South today. :bounce:

JujulCactus
Nov 27th, 2008, 10:09 AM
She lost but it was really close...
6/4 4/6 6/3
Keep going Kurumi ! :)

martin white
Oct 1st, 2009, 03:46 PM
this thread needed a bump.:)Kurumi making some grest progress,breaks the top 200,she is into qf in Hamanako 25k this week,she'll play AO qualies in jan.hope 2 see her play,keep going Kurumi:)

ArturoAce.
Oct 13th, 2009, 06:29 AM
defeated scheepers 7-6(5) 4-6 6-2

JujulCactus
Oct 13th, 2009, 08:19 PM
:yeah:

JujulCactus
Nov 14th, 2009, 03:49 PM
Kurumi won the 84rd all-japan tennis this week !!
Ready for an incredible 2010 season? ;)
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/5647/narab401e.jpg (http://img26.imageshack.us/i/narab401e.jpg/)

Morisicki
Jan 13th, 2010, 09:23 PM
Good luck Kurumi(and Misaki) in your qualifying match today!! :) You both can win ;)

Morisicki
Jan 14th, 2010, 04:31 AM
Kurumi won in straight sets!! Good luck nadeshiko

JujulCactus
Jan 14th, 2010, 04:39 AM
Exellent win !!! :)
Keep going Kurumi !

ArturoAce.
Jan 14th, 2010, 04:51 AM
:yeah:

martin white
Feb 23rd, 2010, 08:51 AM
Kurumi reached the final of the 25k Suprise,losing to Spears ,She has climbed to #147:)great effort Kurumi,keep going:D

Phil=)
Mar 6th, 2010, 11:04 PM
HF in Hammond for Nara :)

Rising Sun
Apr 4th, 2010, 04:08 PM
I think Kurumi is going to play ITF events on clay in Europe before RG qualies, instead of the Asian ones. Not sure if this is such a good idea... :confused:

ex hopman
Apr 19th, 2010, 10:14 AM
Does anyone know her upcoming schedule?
I don't see her name... I know she practiced with the Fed team last week...

Carotastrophe
Apr 19th, 2010, 10:23 AM
haven't seen Kurumi for a while... you guys know where she is?

Rising Sun
Apr 19th, 2010, 12:56 PM
Kurumi retired in her last match. :sad:

She entered a bunch of tourneys in Europe, but has been withdrawing...

It's hard to know what's going on with her since she's one of the few Japanese players without a blog of some sort... :(

ex hopman
Apr 19th, 2010, 08:45 PM
I know her coach is supposed to leave for somewhere in Europe...but the flight has been cancelled... so somewhere in Europe... maybe going with the Fed Team as a hitting partner?? Just an assumption...

ex hopman
Apr 20th, 2010, 03:07 AM
Her coach is flying to Germany...not sure if he's with Kurumi... if so... she's playing Qs in Stuttgart???

ex hopman
Apr 22nd, 2010, 06:28 AM
yup shes playing in stutgart

Rising Sun
Apr 24th, 2010, 05:42 AM
Kurumi will play Zarina Diyas in Q1. Tough match...

What a strange decision to play here. I can understand that she wanted to clay match practice, but why choose here of all tourneys when she could've made the MD of ITF events... :confused:

Let's see if this decision pays off or not...

ex hopman
Apr 26th, 2010, 12:51 PM
Her coach and she think she should try out at higher grade tourneys this time... so that she could play with higher ranked players too.
As Kimiko says, staying in those Japanese circles, maybe you could get some points to be in top 200 or so... but to get to the next step, you'd need to beat better players and get more points... they are trying those this time.

Now, she's top 150?? she could get into top 100, I think. She's talented.
Hope it goes well!!!

Phil=)
May 1st, 2010, 02:28 PM
After her 2nd qualiround-loss in Stuttgart she won her first qualiround in Estoril with 6-1 7-6 over Duque Marino but unfortunately she'll now play Pous-Tio

JujulCactus
May 2nd, 2010, 08:30 AM
Yeah bad draw for Kurumi :help:
Pous Tio was the best player on qualies !!! :rolleyes:

M.P
May 2nd, 2010, 11:25 AM
she lost 6-0 6-1

Carotastrophe
May 2nd, 2010, 11:34 AM
:(

Vaxey
May 2nd, 2010, 12:46 PM
Poor Kurumi :sad:

Carotastrophe
May 7th, 2010, 08:06 AM
Hope she has better results soon.!

Ellery
May 21st, 2010, 07:40 PM
Kurumi qualified for RG with an epic win over Niculescu :yeah: Congrats!

Just Do It
May 21st, 2010, 07:43 PM
Will have an eye on her :yeah:

Ellery
May 21st, 2010, 08:02 PM
Kurumi got A.Parra Santonja :unsure:

drgray
May 21st, 2010, 09:38 PM
Congrats Nara and Doi!!! best of luck.

4 Japanese in the MD :clap2:

HAOCHEN-GOAT
May 21st, 2010, 11:14 PM
GO Kurumi :)

RND
May 22nd, 2010, 03:23 AM
Almost 5 hours, what a match. :scared:

Japanese tennis must be thrilled now. :)

ArturoAce.
May 22nd, 2010, 06:19 AM
Almost 5 hours, what a match. :scared:

Japanese tennis must be thrilled now. :)

Indeed. :bounce:

JujulCactus
May 22nd, 2010, 10:10 AM
:worship: Kurumi :worship:
Keep playing good in MD :)

-sugi-
May 22nd, 2010, 12:15 PM
I haven't visited this site for a while, but well done to Kurumi on qualifying. :worship:

http://jta.blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_253/jta/nara-abd5c.jpg

oaki
May 22nd, 2010, 12:59 PM
I haven't visited this site for a while, but well done to Kurumi on qualifying. :worship:

http://jta.blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_253/jta/nara-abd5c.jpg

Great pics!!!!! Ohh and welcome to Thailand :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

JujulCactus
May 22nd, 2010, 07:17 PM
Welcome back -Sugi- !!! :D
And thanks for the pic of Kurumi!

Carotastrophe
May 24th, 2010, 01:49 AM
:cheer: Good Luck against parra!

Phil=)
May 24th, 2010, 07:05 AM
I haven't visited this site for a while, but well done to Kurumi on qualifying. :worship:

http://jta.blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_253/jta/nara-abd5c.jpg

She's sweet:hearts:

-sugi-
May 24th, 2010, 03:22 PM
:awww: She lost 26 26 to Parra. I guess she still must be really exhausted from her marathon on Friday. Still, an amazing tournament and can't wait to see what results she produces in the grass season!

Carotastrophe
May 24th, 2010, 11:41 PM
Parra hit alot of winners :sad: Nara played well, thou

martin white
May 25th, 2010, 03:52 PM
congeat on qualifying in only her second or third major:)great effortKurumi,tough luck against Parra.good luck for wimby qualies,she'll be closing in on the top 100 soon....:)

Joe.
May 25th, 2010, 03:56 PM
Shame about her loss, but it was a very tough draw. Its been a great learning curve and a great week for her. Shes gonna be a future star for sure! :yeah: :D

Carotastrophe
May 25th, 2010, 11:36 PM
Nara :)

Kai
Jun 15th, 2010, 08:16 PM
Wimbledon Q1R:
Nara def. (9) Ferguson 36 63 62

congrats Kurumi :yeah: :D

Carotastrophe
Jun 15th, 2010, 10:46 PM
Nice!

JujulCactus
Jun 16th, 2010, 08:48 AM
Sophie was in good form :eek:
Hope you in the main draw now Kurumi!! ;)

Kai
Jun 17th, 2010, 08:16 PM
Kurumi qualified for MD :D
congrats :hearts:

Phil=)
Jun 17th, 2010, 08:18 PM
Kurumi is just so good :)
I didn't excepted a win against Ferguson who play very well this season and the win against Dubois was just :hearts:

wally1
Jun 17th, 2010, 09:10 PM
Got a clip of Kurumi's match point, she was very happy!

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=B4KMQTAW

I enjoyed wtaching her play this week, she moves really well on the grass. Love to see her win a match in the main draw.

Hachiko
Jun 19th, 2010, 03:17 AM
Got a clip of Kurumi's match point, she was very happy!

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=B4KMQTAW

I enjoyed wtaching her play this week, she moves really well on the grass. Love to see her win a match in the main draw.

Thanks for this, what a sweetie she is. Kurumi has a great shot of winning her first GS match against Duque Marino, whom she beat on clay earlier this year.

頑張れくるみちゃん!

-sugi-
Jun 22nd, 2010, 07:12 PM
She's leading 4-2 :D

Pebbles
Jun 22nd, 2010, 07:31 PM
6-4 2-0 :)

-sugi-
Jun 22nd, 2010, 07:40 PM
6-4 2-2 :scared:

-sugi-
Jun 22nd, 2010, 08:17 PM
6/4 6/2 win :banana:

Congrats Kurumi!

JujulCactus
Jun 22nd, 2010, 08:33 PM
Expected ;)
First Grand slam win for Kurumi, not the last for sure :)
Have fun against Li Na !

Phil=)
Jun 22nd, 2010, 09:37 PM
So proud of you Kurumi :hearts:

-sugi-
Jun 23rd, 2010, 09:45 AM
From the quallies:
http://jta.blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_253/jta/nara-9a9ee.jpg

Hachiko
Jun 23rd, 2010, 11:54 PM
So happy for Kurumi. :yeah: She's making sport headlines in Japan.
No doubt her next match will be great opportunity for her to get some experience against top-calibre. :yeah: I think it will be streamed online.

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/5663/p1010115z.jpg

From Birmingham.

Carotastrophe
Jun 26th, 2010, 03:08 PM
Her breakthrough!

-sugi-
Jun 28th, 2010, 08:28 PM
:yeah: She's making sport headlines in Japan.
It's quite interesting you mention that. When she beat Paszek at Roehampton, there was no media interest there whatsoever. However, during Misaki Doi's match against Dentoni, there were so many members of the Japanese media and she had to do lots of interviews as soon as she left the court.

Maybe Kurumi isn't/wasn't seen as bigger a prospect as Doi. :confused:

Anyway, Kurumi's ranking moves up to around 115. I think her goal should be to try and attain direct acceptance to the US Open. Very close to breaking the top 100 now too.

Gambatte Kurumi!

Carotastrophe
Jul 2nd, 2010, 11:55 AM
Please crack TOP 100, Kurumi!

Phil=)
Jul 9th, 2010, 09:10 AM
Kurumi is in the QF of 50 K Grapevine

She defeated Stevenson 6-4 6-4 in 1st round and than beat Amanda Fink 6-3 6-4. :bounce::bounce: