Kamiji in Geneva in 2014
24 April 1994 |
Akashi, Hy?go Prefecture
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (19 May 2014)|
|Current ranking||No. 1 (7 August 2017)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||W (2017)|
|French Open||W (2014, 2017, 2018)|
|US Open||W (2014, 2017)|
|Paralympic Games||3rd (2016), QF (2012)|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (09 June 2014)|
|Current ranking||No. 2 (7 August 2017)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)|
|French Open||W (2014, 2017)|
|Wimbledon||W (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)|
|US Open||W (2014)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Masters Doubles||W (2013, 2014)|
|Paralympic Games||QF (2012)|
Yui Kamiji ( Kamiji Yui, born 24 April 1994) is a Japanese wheelchair tennis player. Kamiji along with Jordanne Whiley won all four Grand Slam doubles events in 2014 and the Wheelchair Tennis Masters doubles. Kamiji is also the current Wheelchair tennis Masters champion and has in the past won the junior version. Kamiji is currently managed by Avex Group under its avex challenged athletes program.
Kamiji won doubles titles with Sharon Walraven in Pensacola,Sabine Ellerbrock in Lizuka. Ju-Yeon Park in Daegu,Jordanne Whiley in Paris and the Masters. With Ellerbrock in New York and Whiley at Wimbledon, Kamiji was the runner up.
During the 2014 season Kamiji won singles titles in Melbourne, Kobe and Lizuka. At the Australian Open Kamiji reached her first Grand Slam singles final where she lost to Sabine Ellerbrock. Kamiji followed that up by winning the second Grand Slam tournament of the season at Roland Garros. Whilst partnering Jordanne Whiley during the 2014 season the pair won the Grand Slam in doubles. They finished the year by adding the Masters crown after defeating Louise Hunt and Katharina Kruger in the final. However, despite the absence of van Koot and Griffioen the pair did not go undefeated throughout the tournament as they lost to Marjolein Buis and Michaela Spaanstra during the round robin group stage.
In 2017, Kamiji finished the year as World No 1, and was named ITF Women's Wheelchair World Champion for the second time in her career.