Morigami has won 1 singles title in her career, defeating top-seed Marion Bartoli of France 6–1 6–3 in Prague in 2007. She has reached two other singles finals, both in Cincinnati (falling to Patty Schnyder in 2005, and losing to Anna Chakvetadze in 2007). In the 2006 French Open, she upset then-World No.3 Nadia Petrova in the first round. Petrova was a favorite to win the Grand Slam title. She is known for her strong two-handed game.
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|ITF Circuit (7)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score|
|1.||March 12, 2000||Warrnambool||Grass||Mireille Dittman||6–4 5–7 6–1|
|2.||March 26, 2000||Wodonga||Grass||Mareze Joubert||6–1 6–1|
|3.||October 14, 2001||Saga||Grass||Nana Miyagi||6–4 7–5|
|4.||October 28, 2001||Home Hill||Hard||Mireille Dittman||0–6 6–4 6–1|
|5.||April 27, 2003||Dothan||Clay||Milagros Sequera||6–3 6–4|
|6.||June 6, 2004||Surbiton||Grass||Anna Chakvetadze||6–4 1–6 6–1|
|7.||May 7, 2007||Prague||Clay||Marion Bartoli||6–1 6–3|
|8.||November 4, 2007||Taoyuan||Hard||Yanina Wickmayer||6–4 7–6(5)|
French Scandal; Doubles Troubles - Japanese Doubles Partners Aika Nakamura (Left) and Akiko Morigami, Who Has Claimed That before Their First-Round Match, One of Her Countrys National Coaches Told Her: I Hope You Lose
Jun 01, 2008; Byline: Malcolm Folley FRESH fears about the integrity of professional tennis surfaced lastnight as officials at the French Open...
... and Venus is full of fight, too; Fighting back: Venus Williams stretches for a backhand on the way to victory over Akiko Morigami.
Jul 03, 2007; Byline: JEFF POWELL THE big problem with pre-emptive strikes comes if the enemy are notdamaged critically enough to prevent them...