A threat on three surfaces, Kimiko Date appeared in Grand Slam semi-finals on the hard courts of the Australian Open, the clay of Roland Garros and the Wimbledon grass. The Japanese won 8 WTA singles titles, including four in Tokyo.
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- 3x Grand Slam Semifinalist (Australian Open -1994, Roland-Garros - 1995, Wimbledon - 1996)
- 8 WTA singles titles
- Career high of No. 4 in the WTA Rankings