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Ann Kiyomura

Ann Kiyomura-Hayashi (born August 22, 1955) is a former American professional tennis player. She is from San Mateo, California.[1]

Kiyomura played on the WTA Tour from 1973 to 1984. She played in 11 US Opens, reaching the fourth round in 1978. In 1973, she won the Wimbledon junior singles title, beating Martina Navratilova. In 1975, she won the Wimbledon women's doubles title, playing with Kazuko Sawamatsu. She reached the final of the Australian Open women's doubles in 1980.

Kiyomura played in 1981 for the short-lived Oakland Breakers of World Team Tennis (WTT).[2] Other WTT teams of hers included the San Francisco Golden Gaters (1975), Los Angeles Strings (1978 WTT Champions), Hawaii Leis (1974) and Indiana Loves (1976–1977). In 1976, she teamed with Ray Ruffels of the Loves to lead WTT in game-winning percentage in mixed doubles.[3]

Her parents were both involved in tennis, with her mother once a highly ranked player in Japan and her father a tennis instructor. Her son John Hayashi was a well-regarded high school player.[4]

Grand Slam finals

Doubles

Wins (1)

Year Championship Partner Opponents in final Score in final
1975 Wimbledon Template:Country data Japan Kazuko Sawamatsu 23x15px Françoise Dürr
23x15px Betty Stöve
7–5, 1–6, 7–5

Runner-ups (1)

Year Championship Partner Opponents in final Score in final
1980 Australian Open 23x15px Candy Reynolds 23x15px Betsy Nagelsen
23x15px Martina Navrátilová
6–4, 6–4

References

  1. ^ "Gaters Ink Ann, Kate". Times (San Mateo, California). April 28, 1975. p. 20. 
  2. ^ Crossley, Andy (6 March 2014). "1981–1982 Oakland Breakers". Fun While It Lasted. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Steve Dimitry's Extinct Sports Leagues: World Team Tennis (1974–1978)". Steve Dimitry. 1998. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ Stephens, Mitch (April 24, 2004). "Aragon tennis star keeps it all in the family / Hayashi draws from Mom's court success". San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco). Retrieved 6 April 2014. 


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