Spain completes sweep of Japan in Fed Cup tie

Tennis Feb 9, 2020

Spain completes sweep of Japan in Fed Cup tie

Spain clinched its Fed Cup qualifying tie with Japan on Saturday when Carla Suarez Navarro faced 137th-ranked Kurumi Nara instead of world No. 10 Naomi Osaka and won in straight sets to lift the hosts to their third straight win in the best-of-five fixture. Suarez ...

Japan, Britain tied in Fed Cup clash

More Sports / Tennis Apr 21, 2018

Japan, Britain tied in Fed Cup clash

World No. 22 Naomi Osaka defeated Heather Watson in straight sets Saturday before Kurumi Nara lost her match, giving Japan a 1-1 tie with Britain in their Fed Cup World Group 2 playoff. Osaka beat the 77th-ranked Watson 6-2, 6-3 in Japan's opening rubber at ...

Nara ousted by Wang at Japan Women's Open

More Sports / Tennis Sep 14, 2017

Nara ousted by Wang at Japan Women's Open

Local favorite Kurumi Nara's hopes of reaching the quarterfinals of the Japan Women's Open were shattered on Thursday with a straight sets defeat to China's Wang Qiang. World No. 57 Wang broke 108th-ranked Nara five times in a dominant display en route to a 6-2, ...

Nara powers past Osaka in Japan Women's Open clash

More Sports / Tennis Sep 13, 2017

Nara powers past Osaka in Japan Women's Open clash

Kurumi Nara claimed local bragging rights with a stunning 6-3, 6-0 win over rising star Naomi Osaka on Wednesday to reach the second round of the Japan Women's Open. Nara, ranked 108th in the world, romped past the 46th-ranked Osaka in 70 minutes to book ...

Nara loses to Williams in second round of French Open

More Sports / Tennis May 31, 2017

Nara loses to Williams in second round of French Open

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams advanced to the French Open's third round for the first time in two years by beating Kurumi Nara on Wednesday. In the day's first match on Court Philippe Chatrier, the 36-year-old Williams, ranked 11th in the world, knocked out ...

Nara breezes past Paszek at Japan Women's Open

More Sports / Tennis Sep 12, 2016

Nara breezes past Paszek at Japan Women's Open

Kurumi Nara eased past Tamira Paszek of Austria 6-2, 6-2 on Monday in the first round of the Japan Women's Open. Nara, ranked 81st in the world, had lost twice to her 105-ranked opponent this year but leveled their career head-to-head at 2-2 with a ...

More Sports / Tennis Mar 2, 2016

Nara falls in second round of Malaysian Open

Kurumi Nara crashed out of the Malaysian Open on Wednesday, falling 6-1, 6-2 to Canada's Eugenie Bouchard. Bouchard, ranked 52nd in the world and seeded sixth in Kuala Lumpur, served up five aces and never faced a break point against Nara, who is ranked 82nd. In ...

More Sports / Tennis Feb 12, 2016

Doi advances to Taiwan Open semifinals in walkover

Misaki Doi reached the semifinals of the Taiwan Open after winning her quarterfinal against compatriot Kurumi Nara in a walkover. Doi, ranked 61st in the world and the second seed at the Yang-Ming Tennis Center will play Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei in the semifinals. The winner ...

More Sports / Tennis Feb 9, 2016

Nara reaches second round at Taiwan Open

Kurumi Nara earned a spot in the second round at the Taiwan Open on Tuesday, while a pair of compatriots made early exits in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Nara, ranked 89th in the world, dispatched 94th-ranked Wang Qiang of China 6-1, 6-3 in just over an hour. ...