Who is Kurumi Nara?

Kurumi Nara is a professional Japanese tennis player. She is the holder of five singles and three doubles titles on the ITF Women’s Circuit. Furthermore, She plays at the Fed Cup for Japan.

Kurumi Nara

Early Life

Nara was born on the 30th of December, 1991 in Osaka, Japan. Nara started tennis at the age of three. She was considered a tennis prodigy from a minimum age. She enrolled in Kawanishi Makinodai Elementary School and won second place in the All Japan Primary School Championships when she was 10 years old. Later, Nara won that competition in 2003.

Furthermore, Nara won the girls’ singles title in the All Japan Middle School Tennis Championship in 2004. This happened when she entered the middle school associated with Osaka Sangyo University.

She won the Under-18 singles title at the All-Japan Junior Tennis Championships when she was a freshman.

Kurumi Nara

Nara was a freshman at Osaka Sangyo’s high school in 2007. During that time, she won the Under-18 singles title at the All-Japan Junior Tennis Championships.

Furthermore, she won second place in doubles with partner Misaki Doi on the ITF Junior Circuit. They reached the junior doubles semifinals at the Wimbledon 2008 and the 2007 US Open. Nara became the first Japanese woman to win the Osaka Mayor’s Cup after Ryoko Fuda in 2002. She made her second appearance by sponsor recommendation and reached the quarterfinals. In the 2008 US Open Girls’ Singles tournament, she entered the third round.

Kurumi Nara

Personal Information

Kurumi Nara tends to play a patient game and edges into points by gradually increasing the angle and power of the shots. Furthermore, she prefers punishing forehand or volley for closing the point out. We can sense the patience in her serve. She lacks the punch of players like Maria Sharapova or Serena Williams. However, her serve depends on placement and spin. Her short stature seems to affect her playing style as it does not emphasize power. Her primary weapon is her strong forehand.