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Catalog Number 2009.030.102
Description Plaque commemorating Ann Kiyomura being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 17, 1989. Plaque includes image of Kiyomura and a brief biography: "Ann Kiyomura, a graduate of Aragon High School in San Mateo, started out her tennis career by dominating age-group singles competition. But it would be in doubles that she would make her most lasting mark. / Kiyomura won 14 U.S. national singles and doubles titles and captured the 1973 junior Wimbledon singles crown, defeating Martina Navratilova of Czechoslovakia. In a 13-year professional career, she won the National Indoor doubles title, the Japan Open, a number of Avon and Virginia Slims tournaments and represented the U.S. in Wightman Cup play. In 1975, she teamed with Kazuko Sawamatsu of Japan to win the Wimbledon doubles crown. / She also starred for the Oakland-based Golden Gaters and two other franchises in the World Team Tennis league. She twice won the Bridgestone Doubles championship with Sue Barker and Pam Shriver before retiring in 1985. Kiyomura turned pro when she was 17 years old."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Ann Kiyomura Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date May 17, 1989
Species Plaque
Inscription Text "Alpine's specially handcrafted, hand rubbed wood placques offer you a quality product for rock bottom prices / Alpine / Awards / Inc" (black and gold sticker on back complete with locations and addresses)
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
Aragon High School
Kiyomura, Ann
Subjects Sports
Tennis players
People Kiyomura, Ann