December 3, 2021

Akiko Omae Wins in the Women’s Doubles at the All Japan Tennis Championships!

Professional Tennis Player, Miyabi Inoue and Akiko Omae

Left: Miyabi Inoue (Tennis Lounge), Right: Akiko Omae (Shimadzu Corporation)

Akiko Omae, a professional tennis player of the SHIMADZU Breakers tennis team, won in the women’s doubles at the 96th All Japan Tennis Championships! 

 

Straight Wins in the Final

Omae was paired with Miyabi Inoue (Tennis Lounge), and played in this tournament as the No. 4 seed.

In the final match, she took advantage of her offensive ability to win in straight sets, picking up her second trophy in the women’s doubles at the All Japan Tennis Championships.

The final match in the women’s doubles

Date Round Opponent Score
Nov.7 Final Funa Kozaki(h2 Elite Tennis Academy)
Mana Kawamura(Fujikin)
6-4, 6-4

Message from Akiko Omae

Miyabi Inoue, who was paired with Omae, has decided to retire following this competition. Therefore, Omae set out to win in view of her friendship with Inoue.

It was Miyabi’s final match before retirement, so I was very happy that we could cap it with a victory. I myself have won in the doubles for the first time since 2016, and I felt happy and relieved.

I think we won the championship thanks to everyone's support. Thank you so much. I will continue to do my best!

A ceremony in the women’s doubles

Profile of Akiko Omae

Omae has belonged to the Shimadzu as a pro-tennis player since 2012.

She is good at offensive forehand and drive-volley, and she always livens up the team with her cheerful character.

In 2015, she won in both singles and doubles at the Shimadzu All Japan Indoor Tennis Championships, and also, won both singles and doubles at the All Japan Championships the following year.

In 2017, she appeared in the main draw in doubles at The Championships, Wimbledon, and became the first player who reach the main tournament in a Grand Slam from Shimadzu.

Born

January 29, 1993

Home Town

Kyoto

Turned Pro

April, 2011

Ranking as of December 3, 2021

Singles WTA:321 JTA:36
Doubles WTA:396 JTA:13

Handedness

Right-handed (two-handed backhand)

 

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