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crazillo
Nov 27th, 2003, 07:32 PM
sad, i loved watching her.

Randy H
Nov 27th, 2003, 08:49 PM
I was wondering the same thing actually...

I wouldn't be surprised though, as she hardly played singles in recent years and her doubles ranking had begun to slip a bit more too. She was always really liked though, she was so cute and could come up with some really neat shots that you wouldn't expect especially since she's so small! :)

spiceboy
Nov 27th, 2003, 11:42 PM
Rika was one of the most respected players on tour. She was so nice with everybody and was such a intelligent player who besides being a WTA player used to work for a Japanese telecommunications company on the road and wasn't strange seeing her working with her laptop in the tournaments. :)

But with such a soft & weird game really goes beyond my knowledge how she managed to be a top 75 player and even win a Roland Garros mixed title :confused:

Shooter
Nov 28th, 2003, 03:42 AM
I enjoyed watching Rika play doubles on the WTA Tour a couple of times. She was obviously a smart player, which is more important in doubles than singles.

http://www.mfwweb.com/tennis/Misc/Shooter.jpg

http://www.mfwweb.com/tennis/LA01/qimages/Hiraki_03.jpg

setpoint
Nov 28th, 2003, 04:03 AM
No, she is still playing singles. She is listed in Main Draw of $50k Challenger Shen Zhen in China, beginning Dec 8th.

Randy H
Nov 28th, 2003, 04:16 AM
No, she is still playing singles. She is listed in Main Draw of $50k Challenger Shen Zhen in China, beginning Dec 8th.

I don't see her :confused:

crazillo
Nov 28th, 2003, 01:35 PM
but her ranking dropped so much. she has struggeled a lotnof and plays just for fun, i think. she is only on 9 or 10 tourneys a year.