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Oct 5th, 2009, 10:53 PM
DOB: September 3, 1992
Birth Place: Tokyo, Japan
Residence: Tsuchiura, Japan
Hight: 1.64m
Coach: Yasuhiko Ishizu
WTA ranking: 233 (career high 224)
Junior Wimbledon Finalist
50K Gifu Champion
25k Niigata RU
75K Toyota QF
Website: http://www.ishizu-sachie.com/

Time for a thread for Japan's best 1992 girl! She beat Nok at Tokyo 100k+H today and will move into top-400 :eek: Hopefully she can follow Kurumi and Misaki's success and have a bright future. :yeah:

GL in R2 of Tokyo Sachie :)

Jan 24th, 2010, 02:46 AM
Bump :p

Sachie is now a top-10 junior and major favorite for the AO junior title :rocker2:

Hopefully she will concentrate on seniors once the AO is done, I don't want her to follow Nok's career path :rolleyes:

Jan 24th, 2010, 03:05 AM
Oh yea! She is hopefully gonna be big one day! Japan sure needs some more players! Great to see her doing well!

Jan 24th, 2010, 03:13 AM
:) !!

Jan 24th, 2010, 08:26 PM
GL Sachie :)

martin white
May 10th, 2010, 03:31 PM
don't know much abouy Sachie,she has been having some good results lately,in top #350,keep climbing Sachie....:)

May 10th, 2010, 11:55 PM
She can do it! :cheer:

Jun 28th, 2010, 04:29 PM
Sachie just won her first round match at Wimbledon Juniors. I'm going tomorrow and am looking forward to watching her play, as I've been impressed with her progress so far to the seniors. :D

Jun 28th, 2010, 05:39 PM
I think she's able to win the title !! :D
Go Go Sachie !

Jun 28th, 2010, 08:57 PM
Jujul :wavey:

I'd like to think she can, but if she were to make the semi-finals she would likely play Laura Robson, who just demolished Risa Ozaki. :scared:

Jun 28th, 2010, 08:59 PM
First Round vs Njiric:

Jun 29th, 2010, 07:39 AM
Jujul :wavey:

I'd like to think she can, but if she were to make the semi-finals she would likely play Laura Robson, who just demolished Risa Ozaki. :scared:

Hey Adam, you're coming more in tennis forum lately : it's great to "see" you back :)
It would be an interesting match if Robson plays Sachie, I don't know who will win, but it must be a nice level of tennis !
Have fun today in wimbledon !!! ;)

Jun 29th, 2010, 11:54 PM
:D :hug:
Well I'm back. No one has posted the score, but Ishizu def. Jaksic 4/6 7/6 6/4

To be honest, I wasn't too impressed. I enjoyed watching her, but I'm surprised her WTA rank is as high as it is. The match pretty much revolved around Jaksic is a generic ball basher and is possibly the most annoying player I have ever seen in my life. If she makes it big and behaves like she did in this match, General Messages will crucify the girl. Jaksic has the most annoying grunt ever and after every point, be it a winner or an error from Ishizu, she would scream AJDE at the top of her lungs, much much worse than Ivanovic.
To be frank, Jaksic was also pretty fat and the match could have been over soooo much quicker if Sachie moved her around more, which she didn't. To her credit, Jaksic was incredibly powerful from the baseline and kept moving Ishizu around and overpowering her, yet Sachie continued to hit it back down the centre and wait for an error, which would often come from Jaksic. That, or a really strong winner. In the first set, Sachie hit barely any winners. :o After that she seemed to step her game up more, serving well with good placement and mixing her game up more. She has a beautiful net game, when she chooses to use it, and some lovely touch shots and aesthetically, her groundstrokes were simply joyous, incredibly relaxed and effortless looking. Eventually, Jaksic then lost it, and Sachie raced to a 5/2? or so lead in the final set. But as soon as this happened, she went back into the mode she was in in the first set, hitting it down the centre and waiting for an error. Jaksic had a mini comeback but fortunately it wasn't enough.

I can't quite put my finger on it, but there is something really quirky about Sachie. Even when she was down, she appeared completely relaxed and laidback on the court, although she was incredibly pumped up for the big points, shouting come on. She also has a pretty cute hop she does before serving. :shrug:

So all in all, I saw potential and that she had some great tools, but she wasn't using them when needed. So I am hoping I caught her at an off day. Still, it was great to see her for a first time and I wish her luck with the rest of the tournament. She is also on the entry list for the 25k Woking here in the UK in two weeks which I'm probably attending, so hopefully I'll see a better side to her.

And I would say that if she wants to win, she needs to step up her game considerably. I left the match at one point and walked around the grounds and saw the last game of one of the Pliskova twins, who was simply on a different level to anyone else I saw today.

Jun 29th, 2010, 11:55 PM
Tomorrow she's playing Allertova. Good luck Sachie! I'll post my pictures tomorrow...

Jun 30th, 2010, 12:42 PM
Thanks for your report Adam !! :D
Always a pleasure to read you I really hope she will play better today,
I was , like you, impressed by her results in ITF don't know what's different with junior
maybe the grass is a surface she's not playing a lot ...
...and for the event you speek in two weeks that she entered , is it on grass?
Want to see your pics too :p (and if you have, post about Jaksic too because I imagine with your report what she must be looking, but never saw her!)

Jun 30th, 2010, 03:33 PM
It's a hard court event. I'm a little busy today, but will post them tomorrow definitely. :D

Glad you enjoyed it. I'll put some Jaksic pictures in as well ;)

Jun 30th, 2010, 06:11 PM
Sachie Ishizu(JPN)[10] def. Denisa Allertova(CZE)
6-4 2-6 6-3


Next up is the second seed, Irina Khromacheva. Sachie will need to step it up tomorrow.

Jun 30th, 2010, 09:37 PM
Good luck Sachie! :cheer:

Jul 1st, 2010, 02:53 PM
Sachie won 6/1 6/2 :eek: :rocker2:

Into the semis where she will now face either Tara Moore or Laura Robson. :D

Jul 1st, 2010, 03:44 PM
She'll play Laura Robson :scared:

Jul 1st, 2010, 04:08 PM
My pictures:

And one of Jaksic for you, Jujul :D

Jul 1st, 2010, 11:08 PM
Great win Sachie. :yeah:

Jul 2nd, 2010, 12:57 PM
Cute :)

Jul 2nd, 2010, 03:17 PM
Sachie took out Laura Robson in the semis today :D

Also she will be playing some 25ks in Europe the next few weeks! Next week in Spain (hardcourt) and then one in Great Britain. Hopefully she will break top-300 and have some good runs.

Jul 2nd, 2010, 03:19 PM
Sachie :worship:

Hopefully she can get one more win ;)

Jul 2nd, 2010, 03:31 PM
Semi: Sachie def. Laura Robson 7-5, 7-6 (5) :hearts: Good luck in the final!

Jul 2nd, 2010, 03:44 PM

Jul 2nd, 2010, 03:46 PM

Just amazing. She'll be the underdog in the final, but she was the underdog today. Lets just hope she holds her nerve and doesn't get tight in the big points like today.

I thought Pliskova would make the final. She looked great on Tuesday and in a completely different league to the other players I saw. Best of luck, Sachie :D

Jul 2nd, 2010, 11:46 PM
Hell yeah :worship:

Jul 3rd, 2010, 12:49 AM
The final is on at the same time as the womens final.

I know which one I'll be watching :D

Jul 3rd, 2010, 02:21 PM
Stream?? I can't find it :sad:

Jul 3rd, 2010, 02:22 PM
No stream...but you can listen to play-by-play commentary on Wimbledon radio.

Jul 3rd, 2010, 03:55 PM
K.Pliskova d. S.Ishizu 63 46 64 :tears:

Sachie was up 4*-2 in third :o

Jul 3rd, 2010, 03:58 PM
So close :awww:

Jul 3rd, 2010, 04:19 PM
Sachie :sob:

A real shame. 4-2 up in the final set and got completely tight with nerves, a problem I recognised on Tuesday. My heart broke when she was crying at the end.

Nevertheless, this week has been great for her. She's a real fighter and makes up for her height with a great fighting attitude. Best of luck with her ITF events. I'm looking forward to seeing her in 25k Woking in 2 weeks :D

Jul 3rd, 2010, 05:34 PM
Poor Sachie :hug:

Hopefully she can get over the loss quickly and focus on the challengers coming. Didn't get to watch but listened to it on Radio Wimbledon and it sounds like it was a good performance. Her backhand cc could be a real weapon. :)

I wonder if she will play USO juniors? She should really focus on seniors though, so many weak challengers in Japan this fall to gobble up points in. And hopefully she gets rewarded with a WC for either Osaka or Tokyo. Top-200 by the end of the year is still extremely possible.

Jul 3rd, 2010, 06:49 PM
Pictures from the tournament:

Jul 3rd, 2010, 06:59 PM

Jul 3rd, 2010, 08:51 PM
“At first I was a little nervous because of all the people who were watching,” the 17-year-old said. “But it was a very good experience. I think if I could have done anything different it would have been maybe to attack her second serve a bit but her first serve was very good.”

Ishizu will continue to focus on trying to improve her senior ranking but said she would also have to deal with a little more attention from the public and press. “Of course it’s good for my confidence, to get to the final,” she said. “But also a lot of people will be looking at me now so that will be a bit more pressure but also a good reason to keep working very hard.”

Jul 4th, 2010, 06:19 PM
Some good results here, close to have a main draw WC but ...
... Ok now focus on senior rank who is already not bad ;)

Jul 5th, 2010, 10:40 AM
More pics

Jul 5th, 2010, 10:26 PM
25k Valadolid:
Sachie Ishizu (JPN) v (Q)Rocio De La Torre-Sanchez (ESP)
(2)Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) v (Q)Josepha Adam (FRA)

Good luck :hug:

Jul 7th, 2010, 07:13 PM
R1: Sachie Ishizu (JPN) d. (Q)Rocio De La Torre-Sanchez (ESP) 64 64 :)

Jul 7th, 2010, 08:35 PM
Yay :D

2nd Seed Espinosa next. She'll be tough :scared:

Jul 8th, 2010, 12:22 AM
Expecting a close match tomorrow!

Have you guys checked out her website yet? It's confusing as hell to navigate (not to mention I don't understand Japanese) but there is a ton of information on there and lots of photos. Its like they have documented everything in her career since she was very little.

Coolest thing I've found on there is this video of Sachie training at Bollettieri's in January 2007. I love how they use Vaidisova as the serve she should try and imitate :lol:


Jul 8th, 2010, 08:36 PM
R2: Sachie Ishizu (JPN) d. (2)Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 64 61 ;)

Good win :yeah:

Jul 9th, 2010, 03:40 PM
EXCELLENT win for Sachie :D

Jul 9th, 2010, 07:53 PM
QF: (6)Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) d. Sachie Ishizu (JPN) 63 62 :sad:

Jul 9th, 2010, 11:08 PM
Awww :sad:

Next up is 25k Woking :D Hopefully I'll see her on Tuesday.

Jul 12th, 2010, 08:12 PM
Woking R1
(3)Katie O'Brien (GBR) v Sachie Ishizu (JPN)

Tough match for Sachie. I'm going tomorrow to cheer her on, assuming I'm out of my bed in time as the match starts at 10. :o :scared:

Jul 13th, 2010, 07:20 PM
Sachie choked, losing 62 46 67(3), when she lead 6/2 4/1 :sad:

However, Katie had quite a few compliments about Sachie:
Despite a rankings gap of 179 places, Britain's number two and the current world No.134 was pushed all the way in an extremely tight match dominated by some fierce baseline hitting from the young Japanese hopeful.

Speaking after the match, O'Brien said:

"I was literally down and out at a set and 4-1 down and she was absolutely killing me. Then I tried to mix things up a bit and I thought I should at least try and make her win it.

"I then managed to get the second set back and in the third I had a lot of chances and got really frustrated when I couldn't take them. As the match went on the quality of the tennis got better so I was really pleased to pull it out in the end and hold my nerve really well.

"Ishizu played such a great match. Some of her winners were unbelievable. Even when I was serving at 6-5 in the match she hit three blinding winners. I knew I couldn't compete with her on that level so I was trying to hit a lot of high balls and slice shots to try and disrupt her rhythm and I just had to try and hang in with her and run everything down.

"Winning that match will help my confidence a lot. I've lost a lot of close matches lately and it's tough to keep bouncing back so it's great to pull that one off. I knew it would be a tough draw. She has a great future and all these up and coming juniors are always very dangerous to play against."

Ishizu came out of the block firing on all cylinders and quickly wrapped up the first set without allowing O'Brien an avenue into the match. However once the Yorkshire player adapted to the pace of Ishizu, she managed to fight back and eventually claimed the match on a final set tie-break 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3).

Also, O'Brien even wrote on her twitter ; 'Ishizu is def. one to look out for!'

Unfortunately I couldn't go as the bus I needed to get near the club doesn't run until 7:30pm. There was no other way I could get there. Oh well. Sachie's playing doubles with Inoue

Jul 13th, 2010, 08:28 PM
Sachie choked, losing 62 46 67(3), when she lead 6/2 4/1 :sad:

However, Katie had quite a few compliments about Sachie:
Despite a rankings gap of 179 places, Britain's number two and the current world No.134 was pushed all the way in an extremely tight match dominated by some fierce baseline hitting from the young Japanese hopeful.

Speaking after the match, O'Brien said:

"I was literally down and out at a set and 4-1 down and she was absolutely killing me. Then I tried to mix things up a bit and I thought I should at least try and make her win it.

"I then managed to get the second set back and in the third I had a lot of chances and got really frustrated when I couldn't take them. As the match went on the quality of the tennis got better so I was really pleased to pull it out in the end and hold my nerve really well.

"Ishizu played such a great match. Some of her winners were unbelievable. Even when I was serving at 6-5 in the match she hit three blinding winners. I knew I couldn't compete with her on that level so I was trying to hit a lot of high balls and slice shots to try and disrupt her rhythm and I just had to try and hang in with her and run everything down.

"Winning that match will help my confidence a lot. I've lost a lot of close matches lately and it's tough to keep bouncing back so it's great to pull that one off. I knew it would be a tough draw. She has a great future and all these up and coming juniors are always very dangerous to play against."

Ishizu came out of the block firing on all cylinders and quickly wrapped up the first set without allowing O'Brien an avenue into the match. However once the Yorkshire player adapted to the pace of Ishizu, she managed to fight back and eventually claimed the match on a final set tie-break 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3).

Unfortunately I couldn't go as the bus I needed to get near the club doesn't run until 7:30pm. There was no other way I could get there. Oh well. Sachie's playing doubles with Inoue

Thanx for the report, Sugi! Ishizu seems like she could be Asia's next big thing, hopefully she gets better mentally! Good luck Sachie!

Rising Sun
Jul 14th, 2010, 12:28 PM
Another choke from Sachie :banghead:

Jul 15th, 2010, 09:16 AM
Sugi !!! :worship: Sachie, seems to play a great match :hug:
All the best in double with Miyabi !! :)

Jul 15th, 2010, 01:53 PM
Two other pictures from Wimbledon I hadn't seen:

Jul 28th, 2010, 02:28 PM
Sachie will represent Japan at the Youth Olympics:

Aug 4th, 2010, 08:48 AM
Why Sachie didn't enter Jr USO?

Aug 4th, 2010, 11:46 AM
She didn't? Grrr, she'd have been one of the favourites for the win!

I'm guessing she wants to focus on her senior career now, which is fair enough. But this would still have been Sachie's last chance to have played a Junior Grand Slam. I'm hoping she'll make the cut for the Aus open qually draw.

Welcome to Sachie's thread, Daena! :wavey:

Aug 4th, 2010, 01:34 PM
Hi Sugi :)
Here is Entry list (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/tournaments/tournamentacceptancelist.asp?tournament=1100021781&event=1100123836&order=Position&gender=Girls)
Pity she isn't there.

Aug 6th, 2010, 11:36 PM
Thanks :hug:

Aug 13th, 2010, 11:50 PM
Sachie's back :rocker2:

Youth Olympics R1
(4)Sachie Ishizu (JPN) v Ilona Kremen (BLR)
Winnable match. :shrug:

Kumkhum/Ysidora (THA/INA) v Ishizu/Mutaguchi (JPN)

I saw Kumkhum and Ysidora play doubles together at Wimbledon this year. Kumkhum is actually pretty good, but Ysidora was pretty weak so a good chance here, imo. Kumkhum did beat Sachie at the Australian Open this year.

Aug 15th, 2010, 02:09 PM
Ilona Kremen (BLR) d. Sachie Ishizu (JPN) [4] 6-3 6-3

:help: :help: :o

Emi lost her singles match as well :(

Aug 15th, 2010, 03:25 PM

Aug 15th, 2010, 06:07 PM
Credit to Kremen for staying in points, but Sachie was really controlling alot of the rallies only to miss easy putaways. Just way too many errors. It was really sad to see both her & Emi crying after losing their matches.

Aug 15th, 2010, 09:03 PM
a little bit shock about this result :tape::sad:

Aug 16th, 2010, 12:17 AM
It was really sad to see both her & Emi crying after losing their matches.
:sad: :sad: Hope they won't be crying at the end of their doubles match.

Aug 16th, 2010, 09:13 AM
Consolation: Grace Sari Ysifora (INA) v Sachie Ishizu (JPN) [2]

Go Sachie! Make up for your singles disappointment.

Aug 16th, 2010, 04:56 PM
I got my picture with Sachie & Emi today :) I spoke to them in Japanese asking for a picture. At first, Emi was shy and moved away but I told her to join in for the picture. Sachie was really shy & really cute when she told me to wait while she quickly ruffled her hair & said it was messy before. The girls were really a class above the Thai/Indo pairing of Grace & Khumkhum. Sachie was particularly impressive with her overheads & volleys.

Aug 16th, 2010, 05:17 PM
Sachie Ishizu (JPN) / Emi Mutaguchi (JPN) d. Luksika Kumkhum (THA) / Grace Sari Ysidora (INA) 6-1 6-4 :rocker2:

Thanks for the report again, perfectform. Sachie is so cute :awww:

Out of interest, what did you make of Kumkhum? I've been pretty happy with her results here in Singapore and was kind of impressed at Wimbledon.

Aug 16th, 2010, 05:30 PM
Kumkhum hits with pretty good pace as she's double handed on both sides, good angles on her forehand especially from what I saw. But she tends to get too emotional and starts spraying alot of balls long (which was what happened in the doubles). She was very friendly as well, I approached her for a picture after her win against Kremen but there everybody was just moving around. I wanted to just use my own hand to snap the picture but she asked her coach to help us take the picture.

Sachie should have no problems against Grace (who was very very shy when I spoke to her).

Aug 18th, 2010, 03:23 PM
Thanks :hug:

Sachie will play the 25k Tsukuba:
1 TANASUGARN, Tamarine THA 109 1
2 YONEMURA, Tomoko JPN 193 1
3 ZHANG, Ling HKG 197 1
4 SEMA, Yurika JPN 200 1
5 $ FUDA, Ryoko JPN 204 1
6 KIM, So-Jung KOR 214 1
7 FUJIWARA, Rika JPN 216 1
8 LU, Jing-Jing CHN 244 1
9 SUN, Sheng-Nan CHN 248 1
10 HAMAMURA, Natsumi JPN 255 1
11 YONEMURA, Akiko JPN 268 1
12 OKADAUE, Chiaki JPN 270 1
13 $ TEZUKA, Remi JPN 294 1
14 LEE, Ye-Ra KOR 299 1
15 TANANTA, Lavinia INA 313 1
16 ISHIZU, Sachie JPN 316 1
17 AKITA, Shiho JPN 319 1
18 HSU, Wen-Hsin TPE 322 1
19 LUANGNAM, Nudnida THA 334 1
20 LERTCHEEWAKARN, Noppawan THA 335 1

Aug 18th, 2010, 05:27 PM
Sachie & Emi lost in doubles today. They were so close, had like 2-3 matchpts in the super tiebreak. at 12-11, Sachie hit a shot that everyone thought was a winner, only to be told that the ball went THROUGH the net instead of OVER :( It was downhill from there.

I spoke with a lady who looked like her mum after the match. I said "zan-nen desu yo. mou sukoshi dake" (what a pity, just a little more). She was really appreciative of my support for Sachie.

Aug 18th, 2010, 06:18 PM
Thanks for the report again! They are awesome. Shame about the result.

This is Sachie's mother:
Was that who you spoke to? She travels with her father alot, who is also her coach. :)

Sachie's also playing her consolation semi final tomorrow against Marianne Jodoin (CAN). Go Sachie!

Aug 18th, 2010, 06:26 PM
It's not her mum I spoke to then. Looks like a family friend, because I saw her walking around with Sachie's mum & also video-recording every match.

Aug 19th, 2010, 07:00 PM
Girls Consolation Semifinal:
Sachie Ishizu (JPN) [2] d. Marianne Jodoin (CAN) 6-1 7-6(1)

Plays Anna-Lena Friedsam in the final.

Aug 20th, 2010, 04:26 PM
Girls' consolation singles final
Sachie Ishizu (JPN) [2] d. Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) 6-2 7-5


Sachie is the consolation OLYMPIC champion!

Aug 20th, 2010, 05:47 PM
If only Sachie had won her first round match, she could have reached qtrs or even semis.

Aug 23rd, 2010, 03:06 PM
Totally agreed with you!!

I was the lines umpire at this years YOG for tennis, i umpired her doubles match, it was very sad for me to see her and Emi trying their best but luck wasnt on their side that day, but nonetheless, both are exceptional players in their rights especially Sachie!!

Aug 23rd, 2010, 04:17 PM
yea. They were so close, that damn "matchpoint" that went under the net :(

Aug 23rd, 2010, 04:19 PM
Yea man! I was the sidelines umpire, when i saw that i was like shittt....in my opinion, they were the better doubles pair that day, no doubt about that, they had better communication than Babso/Mestack, they were playing smarter as well...

Aug 26th, 2010, 06:36 AM
Sachie isnt playing the US Open Juniors this year?? Is she playing the qualies for the Ladies event instead???

Shine On Silver Moon
Aug 26th, 2010, 11:55 AM
Sachie isnt playing the US Open Juniors this year?? Is she playing the qualies for the Ladies event instead???

I think, she will not play junior tour anymore. She will play Tsukuba 25K staring Monday, August 30, 2010:cool:

Aug 26th, 2010, 12:02 PM
Thanks! But where can i find the tournament calender for her?? Or any calender where i can find all tournaments this year...

Aug 26th, 2010, 09:38 PM
Hello Ishizu :wavey:

Try: www.itftennis.com/womens and look at some of the entry lists for the upcoming tournaments.

Tsukuba is next for Sachie, followed by Noto. I'm hoping she'll get a qually wildcard for the WTAs in Tokyo and Osaka this year as well.

Aug 27th, 2010, 02:35 PM
Thanks Sugi:) Cant wait to see her climb the rankings and make a breakthrough for herself! Go Sachie!

Aug 29th, 2010, 05:53 AM
I hope she wouldn't be another wasted talent like Morita. She has such a smooth game.

Aug 30th, 2010, 10:24 AM
Tsukuba R1
(3)Yurika Sema (JPN) v Sachie Ishizu (JPN)

This could be a tough match, but Yurika is coming back from injury. There were some reports from posters at the US Open last week who saw her match and mentioned she looked rusty, so Sachie has a chance.

Sep 1st, 2010, 11:07 AM
Sachie Ishizu (JPN) d. (3)Yurika Sema (JPN) 61 64 :)

Sep 1st, 2010, 11:09 AM
WOOTS!! :bounce: Thats great. Thanks for the updates! Hope she can win this tourny..

Sep 1st, 2010, 02:40 PM
Very nice win for Sachie.

Shame for Yurika, though. :sad:

Sep 2nd, 2010, 10:23 AM
R2 - Sachie Ishizu (JPN) d. (Q)Ayaka Maekawa (JPN) 62 57 63

Another nice and solid win for Sachie. The qualifier Jia-Jing Lu from China awaits in the next round.

Sep 2nd, 2010, 06:41 PM
Continue this good form Sachie. Hopefully she can make AO qualies next year.

Sep 3rd, 2010, 09:48 AM
25k Tsukuba
QF: Sachie Ishizu (JPN) d. (Q)Jia-Jing Lu (CHN) 64 75


Today is also Sachie's 18th Birthday! Happy Birthday, Sachie!

Sep 3rd, 2010, 03:49 PM
Happy Birthday Sachie!! :hearts: Cant wait for her to break through the WTA rankings and play some higher grade events :)

Sep 4th, 2010, 04:35 PM
SF: Shiho Akita (JPN) d. Sachie Ishizu (JPN) 67(3) 64 30 ret.

:scared: :hug: I really really hope it isn't anything serious and we'll hear some news.

Sep 4th, 2010, 04:41 PM
:sad: Hope she is fine!! All the best for her next tourny in Noto!! She is playing next in Noto right???

Sep 4th, 2010, 06:23 PM
She is supposed to play in Noto. Hopefully itīs nothing serious and she can play next week.

Sep 6th, 2010, 02:57 PM
Noto R1
(2)Rika Fujiwara (JPN) v Sachie Ishizu (JPN)

Sep 6th, 2010, 03:43 PM
Sucky draw, hoping for any upset here. By the way, here's a clip of Sachie from the YOG. Such beautiful strokes, but this rally pretty much summarized the entire match - great point construction, UE to end the rally :(


Sep 6th, 2010, 10:46 PM
Thanks for the clip. :hug:

Sep 7th, 2010, 04:45 AM
In a little old article ・・・

11 August, SACHIE has applied for professional registration to the JTA.
JTA is planning to approve turned pro at the Board of directors' meeting on 24 September.
After turning pro is sponsored by YONEX.
She has already received a wildcard of PPO Qualifying,
and will make this the first tournament as a professional.
Sachie talked;
「I wanted to go professional to fit a big tournament. I want to buy the dress by the prize. 」

JTA is Japan Tennis Association.

Sep 7th, 2010, 10:52 PM
Apparently there was a complete washout today in Noto, meaning no matches were played. :(

Thanks for the news, tennijapo. :hug: Do you know anything about Sachie's injury last week and who will receive the other wildcards for the Pan Pacific Open? Thank you :)

Sep 8th, 2010, 04:31 PM
(2)Rika Fujiwara (JPN) d. Sachie Ishizu (JPN) 46 64 76(5)

What a heartbreaker :sad:

Sep 8th, 2010, 05:26 PM
Ouchh :(

Sep 8th, 2010, 05:30 PM
Unlucky Sachie! Better luck next time!

Sep 8th, 2010, 11:03 PM
Horrible scheduling. Sachie isn't on the list for the 10k in Kyoto (understandable, she's won several this year) or the 25k in Makinohara. During the week before the Pan Pacific Open where Sachie will be playing quallies, there is another 25k event, which she won't be there for.
The only events in Japan after this is a 100k and a 75k which will be tougher to gain points. I'm not too sure she'll realistically make Australian Open quallies unless she travels abroad after the Japanese leg of the tour. :sad:

Sep 8th, 2010, 11:54 PM
Maybe she has confidence she will do well in the 75K & 100K? I'm hoping she will.

Sep 15th, 2010, 12:20 PM
Sachie is on the list for the 25k Hamanako :D

Sep 16th, 2010, 05:45 PM

Sep 17th, 2010, 09:07 AM
According to a fan site on japan : Not official:o


Main Draw WC -- Kimiko Date, Ayumi Morita, Kurumi Nara.:hearts:
Qualifying WC - Sachie Ishizu, Akiko Yonemura, Aiko Nakamura, Rika Fujiwara.:eek::lol:
Doubles WC ---- Kimiko with Ayumi --- already get HP Open WC:bounce:

Junri Namigata and Misaki Doi in Q.:cheer::cheer2:

Sachie withdrew from HAMANAKO, 16 September.

Sep 17th, 2010, 10:44 AM
Awww :(

It will be really interesting to see what she can do in Tokyo. Kind of surprised with the qually wildcards, Akiko hasn't done much really this year and Aiko could struggle in her first match back.

Good luck Sachie!

Sep 21st, 2010, 01:45 PM

I'm sorry.

Aiko and Rika said that they will go to sign Qualifying of Toray PPO at today's own blog.

Official announcement

Main Draw WC -- Kimiko Date, Ayumi Morita, Kurumi Nara.
Qualifying WC -- Sachie Ishizu, Akiko Yonemura
Doubles WC ---- Kimiko with Ayumi --- already get HP Open WC

Sep 21st, 2010, 04:56 PM
i think it would do Sachie good to play qualies, where she has better chances to win matches & points. I hope she qualifies and I get to watch her on TV. One of my regrets of the YOG was not watching enough of Sachie's matches.

Sep 23rd, 2010, 11:28 PM
R1 vs Baltacha

Tough one for Sachie, but it will be good to see what she can do against a top player.

Sep 24th, 2010, 10:24 AM
Sachie lsot 4 and 2 :hug:

Sep 25th, 2010, 02:32 PM
Nice effort though. :shrug: Sachie has now turned pro, I presume :D

Sep 25th, 2010, 03:23 PM
Tough draw for Sachie. Anyway, does anyone have videos of her wimbledon junior matches? Thanks

Sep 25th, 2010, 05:45 PM
Sachie is in the list of Osaka World Super Junior. :rolleyes:

Sep 26th, 2010, 06:40 AM
The only logical reason I can see is that she wants to finish the year as high as possible in Junior world rankings so that she has more JEs for next season.

She should just play the 25Ks if that's her plan then.

Sep 26th, 2010, 02:25 PM
I agree. Also, its the biggest junior tournament in Japan so I can understand why she'd have a go at it.

Sep 27th, 2010, 12:40 PM
check out what i found.


what a great shot by Sachie.

Sep 27th, 2010, 12:46 PM
Can't see it clearly but looks like she's changed racket to the E-zone black rackets

Oct 3rd, 2010, 09:34 PM
R1 in Tokyo vs Rybarikova :(

Oct 5th, 2010, 04:43 AM
lost the first set 6-4:sad:

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Oct 5th, 2010, 05:10 AM
3 - 3

Oct 5th, 2010, 05:14 AM

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Oct 5th, 2010, 05:19 AM

Oct 5th, 2010, 05:23 AM
4-6 4-6

Oct 5th, 2010, 03:53 PM
Oh man!! I still believes she can make it big in the coming years, you gotta to lose alot of matches to learn and become a champion. Federer didnt win all the time when he first started the Pro Tour, in fac, he sucked during the initial years..so LETS GO SACHIE!!

Oct 5th, 2010, 04:53 PM
As I've said in the Tokyo thread, Sachie should have played qualies. She would have beaten most of the players & earned some valuable points. Look at Noppawan.

I guess the earliest we can wish for her to make qualies of a slam is RG unless she really steps it up in the next 2 months.

Oct 5th, 2010, 05:24 PM
Agreed. :(

Oct 5th, 2010, 08:54 PM
Qualifying would have only given 6 points, so points wise itīs not a big deal.

Oct 6th, 2010, 04:51 AM
6 points is better than 1 but more importantly, it would have done her confidence some good. Having said that, i think losing 46 46 to Rybarikova who is horrible to play in indoor courts because of her serve is pretty respectable for Sachie.

Oct 9th, 2010, 09:47 AM
Against Stosur in Osaka R1 :spit:

Oct 9th, 2010, 10:17 AM
She really has had horrid draws the last few tournaments she played. Hopefully, Stosur is still not at 100% & Sachie can capitalize on that.

Oct 9th, 2010, 05:56 PM
What a cruel draw :(

Oct 11th, 2010, 05:53 AM
55 min : 0/6 3/6 ...
... View on stats, she was unable to take Stosur's serve :(
But maybe a great expericence for her :)

Oct 11th, 2010, 06:02 AM
Please start playing qualies at big events. Its just like Pavlyuchenkova at the beginning who was accepting WCs left and right but unable to perform. She really started improving and winning when she was forced to play qualies and earn her way into the tournament.

Nov 21st, 2010, 05:31 PM
Sachie back playing at 75K Toyota next week. Good luck Sachie

Nov 23rd, 2010, 10:46 AM
Toyota R1: (wc)Sachie Ishizu (JPN) d. (6)Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) 76(4) 46 75

Nov 25th, 2010, 05:48 AM
Good luck against Begu... she's not an easy matchup.

Nov 25th, 2010, 10:34 AM
(wc)Sachie Ishizu (JPN) d. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 75 36 63 :)

Nov 25th, 2010, 05:26 PM
Keep it up against Lucic Sachie! Lucic has her really off days so hopefully Sachie catches her on one of those.

Nov 26th, 2010, 03:19 AM
(2)Mirjana Lucic (CRO) d. (wc)Sachie Ishizu (JPN) 62 46 62

Nov 26th, 2010, 04:52 AM
Good show to take Lucic to 3 sets. Looks like Sachie has improved alot in this tournament.

Nov 26th, 2010, 11:52 PM
Sachie will play a 25k in Bangalore the week after next, hopefully she can carry her good form to India and pick up some points in the weakish draw :)

Dec 7th, 2010, 04:06 PM
Sachie lost in the first round of 25K Bangalore to Sotnikova of Ukraine who was thrashed by Svitolina just a few weeks back :( back to sucking I guess, she's way too inconsistent!!

Dec 11th, 2010, 05:14 PM
Lost in the first round of Dubai qualies to Zanesvka of Ukraine. Playing in 25K Pune, India next week. Please at least win ONE match.

Dec 12th, 2010, 01:58 AM
Sachie :hug:

It's only been two bad tournaments, not a major slump. She needs more experience at 25k level before she can start winning matches consistently. She's small and plays an aggressive game, lots of things need to come together for her to do well, she will never blow away opponents at this level.

Dec 22nd, 2010, 08:42 AM
Sachie won a round :) Next round against Sotnikova again, get your revenge!!

Dec 22nd, 2010, 12:19 PM
Beat Sotnikova 6-2 6-2 this time. Tough match against Panova next.

Dec 22nd, 2010, 12:45 PM
Good luck against Panova who has a pretty big serve and fierce backhand when she's on.

Feb 8th, 2011, 01:57 PM
Hi guys :wavey:

She plays 25k Rancho Mirage & Surprise (AZ)

at RM she is in MD, plays Qualifier and meets the winner of Stephens/Aoyama

she also plays doubles with Aiko Nakamura, and against Hirsch/Munch-Soegaard

Pliskova sisters are also playing. In fact, if both Kristyna and Sachie wins their 1st two matches, they meet again :)

Feb 9th, 2011, 04:42 AM
got an autograph (japanese players all sign in chinese letters :lol: ), and will try to get a photo of her tomorrow :)

I was sitting at a perfect spot whic enables me to watch all 4 courts, and a bit later realized that I was blocking Ishizu's view of court 5 :help: so quickly vacated :lol:

at singles she meets Mervana Jugic-Salkic (LL). She's quite powerful, but kinda error-bound. But why does she play at the same time as Kristyna Pliskova vs Chichi Scholl :sobbing:

Feb 10th, 2011, 01:13 AM
(LL)Mervana Jugic-Salkic (BIH) d. Sachie Ishizu (JPN) 62 64


Feb 17th, 2011, 08:09 PM
she just had a 06 16 lost :(

Feb 18th, 2011, 04:33 PM
:sad: Sachie seems to be in a mini slump. :(

Feb 18th, 2011, 04:38 PM
She's obviously not in the rhythm of playing matches yet & with her flat strokes, she basically has no margin for errors when her timing is off. Hopefully, she will pick up her game soon.

Feb 24th, 2011, 07:29 PM
Found this video. Pretty sure its Sachie playing


Feb 26th, 2011, 03:12 AM
Sachie has entered some Mexican tournaments next (including a 10k), she played well in Mexico in juniors so hopefully it will bring her luck :).

I'm not too concerned by the recent losses, just want her to get into good form before the busy Asian ITF season in April and May.

Feb 26th, 2011, 05:16 PM
From what I watched of her, her defense improved. I think that video was early last year & I saw her later in the year at the YOG. The problem with her defense I feel is not that she's not quick enough, but she has a tendency to want to hit too good a shot out of a ball she should just loop it back or slice. Either that, or just like what's in the video she just dosn't know how to "push" a ball back.

Quite the exact opposite of her opponent Kremen who beat her in the first round of the YOG who is an excellent defender but can hardly attack.

Mar 8th, 2011, 11:11 PM
Sachie has another tough draw in Irapuato against Bianca Botto.

Good luck :hug:

Mar 10th, 2011, 12:10 PM
Sachie Ishizu (JPN) d. Bianca Botto (PER) 63 36 63


Next up is Julia Cohen. Quite winnable for Sachie, imo. :shrug:

Mar 19th, 2011, 06:25 AM
how come she retired in mexico?

Mar 19th, 2011, 05:10 PM
Hope its just fatigue and not some injury, I really expect Sachie to make a move into the top 200 possibly play GS qualies by this season.

Mar 21st, 2011, 07:02 AM
Maybe, she retired due to an old ankle injury.

She goes to Tsukuba University in the spring of this year.
So,it is difficult to enter Top 200 this year.

Mar 22nd, 2011, 12:59 AM
:eek: She's going to university? So she isn't going to play many/any pro tournaments? :sad:

Mar 22nd, 2011, 03:13 AM
She wants to become a teacher at the high school.
So, it is necessary for her to earn a lot of credits.

Mar 22nd, 2011, 06:56 AM
I guess she wouldn't be playing pros full time then... well at least not for the next 2-3 years.

Mar 22nd, 2011, 11:55 AM
Awwww :sad: Do you know if she's going to stop playing, or will play pros afterwards?

Mar 22nd, 2011, 01:23 PM
Aww, that's not good :( She has few good scores in ITF circuit. :hug:

Mar 22nd, 2011, 04:50 PM
:eek: glad that I watched her play at California recently then

Apr 25th, 2011, 11:10 PM
Gifu 50k 1st round Double

(1)Aoyama/Fujiwara (JPN/JPN) v Ishizu/Lykina (JPN/RUS)

It seems she's still playing tennis :shrug:

Apr 26th, 2011, 11:13 AM
Nice team with Ksenia :)

She also just won her first round singles match against Qiang Wang, 76 60 :D

Apr 26th, 2011, 03:08 PM
Nice team with Ksenia :)

She also just won her first round singles match against Qiang Wang, 76 60 :D

yes ! Go sachie :cheer:

Apr 26th, 2011, 04:31 PM
Sachie :yeah: There are 5 weeks now of challengers in Japan. If Sachie plays near her best at these tournaments her early season struggles can easily be erased and forgotten.

I think the question though is what she plans on doing after the Japanese tournaments end...

Apr 28th, 2011, 08:43 AM
Sachie has a made a good return to the courts, winning her first rounds at 50K Gifu! She beat top seed Namigata in the second round. Hopefully, this will spur her on to play more pros.

Apr 28th, 2011, 11:06 AM
The scoreline against Namigata was really quite impressive, imo. Just four games lost against a player just outside the top 100.

Congratulations :eek:

Apr 28th, 2011, 03:32 PM
Namigata seemed to catch a bad cold.

Apr 29th, 2011, 09:28 AM
Sachie Ishizu (JPN) d. (7)Katie O'Brien (GBR) 60 62

Into the semis with three pretty dominant scorelines. :confused:

Apr 30th, 2011, 10:51 AM
Sachie is into the finals, 61 62 win over Yurika Sema. :bounce:

Apr 30th, 2011, 10:52 AM
Her scorelines so far have been incredibly dominant, it really suggests Sachie is in great form at the moment:

Her road to the final
R1 - def. Qiang Wang 7-6 6-0
R2 - def. (1) Junri Namigata 6-2 6-2
QF - def. (7) Katie O'Brien 6-0 6-2
SF - def. Yurika Sema 6-1 6-2
F - vs Emily Webley-Smith


Apr 30th, 2011, 02:25 PM
Sachie :worship:

Webley-Smith is a serve & volleyer so it will be a completely different match than the others. Not sure how much experience Sachie has with this type of player :unsure:

May 1st, 2011, 07:29 AM

Sachie Ishizu (JPN) d. Emily Webley-Smith (GBR) 61 63

Very smooth sailing after first set in the opening match :worship:

May 1st, 2011, 08:05 AM

Sachie Ishizu (JPN) d. Emily Webley-Smith (GBR) 61 63

Very smooth sailing after first set in the opening match :worship:

Sachie :D I'm stunned by her talent

May 1st, 2011, 01:24 PM
Congrats Sachie :yeah:

Maybe entering university has taken some pressure off?

May 1st, 2011, 03:13 PM
Congratulations Sachie :worship:

I hope she keeps the form up for next week.

May 1st, 2011, 06:35 PM
Sachie :) Seriously, she could possibly make Wimbly and USO qualies if she has 1 or 2 more good tournaments. Really hoping she will change her mind about pros

May 1st, 2011, 07:34 PM
Sachie :worship: :yeah:

May 1st, 2011, 10:19 PM
Apparently in the opening set which Sachie won 6-1, Webley-Smith made around just 4 unforced errors, Sachie was just playing that well.

Hope she keeps this form up!

May 2nd, 2011, 12:12 PM
Fukuoka R1 vs Shiho Akita

Winnable first round match, but Tammy or Saisai Zheng await in round two. :scared:

May 2nd, 2011, 07:09 PM
Gifu Champion

May 2nd, 2011, 10:47 PM
Here are some random youtube videos of Sachie, thought maybe new fans would be interested :D

Starts at :22

Also this really cool. Sachie's video critique after a short visit to Bollettieri's in 2007

May 4th, 2011, 10:27 AM
Sachie Ishizu (JPN) d. Shiho Akita (JPN) 61 76(3)

Sachie will play Tammy now. :scared:

May 5th, 2011, 10:56 AM
(2)Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) d. Sachie Ishizu (JPN) 46 60 63

She lead 3-0 in the final set. :(

May 6th, 2011, 07:33 AM
injury again・・・

May 24th, 2011, 06:25 PM
Sachie is back playing another 25K Japanese. I have a feeling she is trying to build up her ranking to play USO qualies. If she does make top 200 by end of this season, she just might reconsider going pro first instead of university.

May 25th, 2011, 10:51 PM
Sachie play Natsumi next, could be a little tricky.

I've got the impression that Sachie is still fully committed to playing pro tennis, her university classes are just on the side. The terrible google translation of an update on her homepage (first update in ages ) makes it sound like WTA is still the priority. I'm not completely sure where university falls in.

I'm also not sure what her plans are after this week, can't find Sachie on any upcoming entry lists.

May 26th, 2011, 09:47 PM
Hoping for another title in Niigata :tennis: I also hope she will make WTA her priority, her country needs her!

May 27th, 2011, 11:06 AM
Niigata QF
(3)Sachie Ishizu (JPN) d. (7)Akiko Yonemura (JPN) 62 62

She'll play Qiang Wang in the semi final. Sachie beat her quite recently, so lets hope for a repeat.

May 28th, 2011, 02:47 PM
Sachie into the final and will play Erika Sema. She can win it for sure :)

May 29th, 2011, 12:56 PM
Sachie lost to Erika :( But a really nice week for her nonetheless.

May 30th, 2011, 01:41 AM
Sachie :hug:

But now we have the question of what Sachie plans on doing next. Anyone have a clue? She is getting so close to the top-200, I hope she plans on playing some events over the summer. As long as she peaks again during the busy Fall season though, 2011 could still be a success.

Jun 14th, 2011, 06:01 PM
I can't believe that Sachie wasn't awarded a Wimbledon qualie WC being the runner up in juniors last year & being ranked relatively close to the cut off for qualies. Instead, WCs are wasted on Brits who have absolutely no chance of even taking a set :(

Jun 14th, 2011, 08:14 PM
Did she even apply for one? And since Kristyna only got a QWC (which I agree with) I can understand why they wouldn't give 2 QWC to last years juniors.

I get the impression Sachie is probably busy with school right now, she isn't on the entry list for any tournaments in the next 3 weeks as far as I can tell. As long as she has a strong fall season and ends around 200, I'll be happy with the year.

Jun 15th, 2011, 05:34 AM
I'm not sure if she applied for one but I think Wimbledon should at least offer her a QWC. Maybe, like you you said she is busy with school and didn't want to take it.

Jun 17th, 2011, 03:29 AM
Sachie is on the entry list for 25k Pattaya the week of July 4th :D

Jun 24th, 2011, 02:48 PM
Just subscribing to this :)

Jul 4th, 2011, 03:48 PM
Sachie won her first match back in Pattaya over the in-form Tyulpa:

(3)Sachie Ishizu (JPN) d. (Q)Anna Tyulpa (RUS) 63 36 61

LL Na-Lae Han awaits in round two.

Jul 4th, 2011, 06:24 PM
Sachie :) Was worried about that one!

Still trying to figure out where she is playing after this, she is so close now to getting into US Open Qualifying! She entered a 25k in Great Britain but pulled out.

Jul 5th, 2011, 05:41 AM
Tough first round win but she's probably a little rusty having not played in awhile. Hopefully, she will pick it up and go far in the tournament,

Jul 6th, 2011, 02:56 PM
Sachie defeated Han today and plays Kumkhum in the quarters. A tough match, Kumkhum defeated Sachie in the Australian Open Juniors last year... Time for revenge! :armed:

Jul 7th, 2011, 05:07 AM
Sachie :D Good luck!

Jul 7th, 2011, 10:10 AM
Nice easy 61 63 win over Luksika :D
Next up is Connie Hsu, might be tough but Sachie seems in form now :)

Jul 7th, 2011, 11:03 AM
Excellent revenge. :D

The draw has opened up considerably now, Sachie is really in with a chance.

Jul 7th, 2011, 02:51 PM
Finally found her next tournament. Week of July 18th 25k hard court tournament in La Coruna, Spain. :) Misa Eguchi and Akiko Omae are also playing, nice to see them traveling together to Spain. Entry list isn't out yet but I imagine they'll play 25k Vigo in Spain the week after also (also hard court).

Sachie has no points to defend until a 25k semi the last week of August. US Open qualifying now is almost a sure thing, and great opportunity to move well into the top-200 :yeah:

Jul 8th, 2011, 11:37 AM
Great to see Sachie on some entry lists again! She played some of the Spanish 25ks last year I recall after Junior Wimbledon.

Anyway, Sachie is into the final now, following a comprehensive 6-3 6-2 win over Connie Hsu. She plays Akiko Omae in the final. :D

Jul 9th, 2011, 12:12 PM
Akiko Omae def Sachie Ishizu 7-5 6-2

:( Still a solid week.

Jul 15th, 2011, 12:11 PM
Sachie is playing in the 25k in La Coruna next week, where she'll be seeded 4th. Hoping for another deep run.

Jul 19th, 2011, 12:41 AM
La Coruna
R1 - (5) Sachie Ishizu (JPN) vs (Q)

Jul 19th, 2011, 07:56 PM
(5)Sachie Ishizu (JPN) vs (Q)Victoria Larriere (FRA)

Could be tough, hard to know what form Sachie is in coming over from Japan.

Jul 19th, 2011, 08:06 PM
I agree, Larriere has had a few good results. :shrug:

Jul 21st, 2011, 11:05 PM
She lost to Larriere :(

Sachie should start winning these matches :shrug:

Jul 24th, 2011, 08:25 AM
probably just rusty. Hope she does better in the next Spanish 25k.

Jul 25th, 2011, 10:29 PM
Vigo R1
(5)Sachie Ishizu (JPN) v Julie Coin (FRA)

Another really tough one for Sachie :(
Hopefully she's picked up her form from last week.

Jul 27th, 2011, 07:45 PM
4-6 4-6 loss to Coin :(

Jul 30th, 2011, 10:52 PM
Coin has reached the final, including 63 63 win today over Costas, so maybe Sachie just had really bad luck with the draw this week. Not sure if she will get into US Open qualies. She might be right on the bubble :scared: Even if she gets in I don't think we should expect much, considering: It would be her first senior slam, not many matches leading up to the tournament, and how poor her results outside Asia have been this year.

Jul 30th, 2011, 11:10 PM
I agree. Do you know anything more, Juki about her university schedule and how it affects her tennis schedule? Hopefully it won't be too much of an issue this Autumn with all the Asian tournaments.

On the offside: http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=19950049&postcount=77

Posts like this really anger me :o

Jul 31st, 2011, 12:10 AM
I don't know anything about how Sachie's university studies work, except for what Yuta1234 posted earlier in this thread.

Aug 7th, 2011, 09:22 AM
;):rolleyes:Sachie seems to participate in the Universiade at Shenzhen China.:eek::drool:

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/1135/universiade2.png (http://bit.ly/q2eCUX)

Aug 7th, 2011, 09:29 AM
:D Sachie is Kawaii !! :drool:

http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/4337/sachie.png (http://bit.ly/pZPoDV)

Aug 7th, 2011, 12:59 PM
Thanks for the picture :D

By playing the Universiade games she will attend US Open Quallies the week after with some matches under her belt. Quite a few decent players play there, so I quite like this plan for her :D

Aug 7th, 2011, 07:58 PM
Hopefully she will do well in her first ever GS qualies.

Aug 13th, 2011, 05:14 PM
Universiade Shenzhen
R1 - BYE
R2 vs Juan or Goswami (IND)

There are quite a few good players here who could trouble Sachie, so this will be a good warm up before the US Open Quallies.

Aug 13th, 2011, 08:28 PM
I would honestly rather Sachie play some ITFs in USA where she might meet potential qualifiers. I'll be going to the USO for the first 2 days (missing qualies unfortunately :(), hopefully Sachie will still be around by the time I get there.

Aug 13th, 2011, 08:40 PM
I see your point, but it will still be a good warm up for her. :D

Have a great time in New York, Perfectform! I hope to read your reports - I loved your ones from the Youth Olympics last year. :D

Aug 14th, 2011, 03:23 PM
Thanks Sugi. I will try to bring some good reports. I wonder if she will stay on for the tournament or doubles if she loses in qualies.

Aug 17th, 2011, 06:01 AM
Sachie lost to Anna Piven 4&3. Not a great result, Piven is a huge fighter but doesn't really have any weapons. Hopefully she can get into form soon, it would be a huge disappointment if she can't play well at all the upcoming Japanese ITFs & WTA events.

Sachie is really talented, and I'm sure if she can find her best tennis she'll be tough in New York and every tournament she plays.

Aug 22nd, 2011, 10:39 PM
Sachie is playing Tetiana Luzhanska in US Open qualies :scared:

Good news is that she's playing a Japanese 25k next week :)

Aug 23rd, 2011, 05:19 AM
So, I guess that means she does not expect herself to make it outta qualies.

Aug 24th, 2011, 05:07 PM
Sachie won the first set and is up a break against Luzhanska :eek:

Keep going Sachie! :D

Aug 24th, 2011, 05:53 PM
Sachie lost the second set 5-7.

Hopefully she can stay composed and take the final set.

Aug 24th, 2011, 07:35 PM
Luzhanska def. Ishizu 6-7(4) 7-5 6-2

:shrug: Pretty encouraging performance imo. After losing that tough second set, I had a feeling she'd fall away in the second.

Aug 25th, 2011, 12:57 AM
Sachie :hug:

I'm glad I was busy and couldn't follow the livescore, probably would have been stressed out :lol:

Very encouraging result :yeah: Hopefully Sachie can have a great Asian hardcourt season and move into top-200 :)