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Yone Kamio

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Bio She is a retired Japanese tennis player who competed on the WTA Tour. She attained a career-best ranking of No. 24 in the world in October 1995. That year, she reached the third round of the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open.

She is a former female professional tennis player from Yokohama City , Kanagawa Prefecture. She graduated from Sagami High School attached to Tokai University. Currently Komae Lawn Coach.

She was one of the players who played an active part when the Japanese women's tennis world was at its peak, stimulated by Kimiko Date. The singles personal best ranking is 24th ( October 16, 1995). This was the 3rd place among Japanese girls at that time, and was in a good position following 1st place Date and 2nd place Naoko Sawamatsu . During her active career, she belonged to Bridgestone Sports. The youngest of three siblings, and since November 2009, the management has been outsourced to Tough Beats Co., Ltd., an indie label music company whose representative director is Motoharu Kamio, the eldest brother. Her second brother, Mitsuteru Kamio, is active as a surfing photographer.

Kamio started playing tennis at the age of 10 due to her mother's influence, and turned professional in 1990 after graduating from high school . Her main achievements include winning the All Japan Tennis Championships in 1994 for singles and 1996 for doubles. Even in the four major tournaments, she advanced to the third round in the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open in 1995, and in particular, she is challenging the second seed Monica Seles who recovered from the stab injury at the US Open . .. However the French Open at one time also was not able to break through the first round ( 1994 - 1996 three times participation of). However, when her tennis career was at its peak, she suffered a chronic shoulder injury and was sentenced to be unrecoverable. After winning the "All Japan Indoor Tennis Championships" in February 1997, she retired from active duty at the age of 25.

After retiring, she was involved in teaching younger players in tennis and also worked as a talent. She is also challenging sports such as triathlon through TV programs. In 1999, she participated in the "Dover Strait Crossing" project of the NTV program " Utchan Nanchan no Urinari !! " with the introduction of Kazutomo Miyamoto , and achieved a relay crossing of the Strait of Dover with the director Teruyoshi Uchimura. In addition, she participated in various projects of the program. In 2000, she was the caster of the Sydney Olympics on TV Tokyo. She married on August 31, 2001 and gave birth to her eldest daughter on May 15, 2003, but divorced shortly before giving birth.

Since 2015, she has been the director of the World Junior Women's Japan National Team. Since April 2017, she has been the Deputy General Manager of the Japan Tennis Association .
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