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Misaki Doi (土居 美咲, Doi Misaki, born 29 April 1991) is a Japanese professional tennis player. She is left-handed and uses a two-handed backhand. Her highest WTA rankings are 30 in singles and 78 in doubles.
Misaki Doi at the 2019 Wimbledon qualifying
|Born||29 April 1991|
Ōamishirasato, Chiba, Japan
|Height||1.59 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||356–311 (53.4%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 30 (10 October 2016)|
|Current ranking||No. 82 (23 November 2020)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2013)|
|French Open||2R (2015)|
|US Open||2R (2015)|
|Career record||123–105 (53.9%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 78 (6 October 2014)|
|Current ranking||No. 80 (23 November 2020)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2020)|
|French Open||2R (2013, 2020)|
|US Open||2R (2017)|
|Fed Cup||11–10 (52.4%)|
|Last updated on: 24 November 2020.|
Doi reached two junior Grand Slam doubles finals – at Wimbledon in 2007 with Kurumi Nara, and at the Australian Open in 2008, with Elena Bogdan (losing both). She has made it to three WTA tournament finals (only winning one). She is managed by Muse Group, a sports marketing agency based in Tokyo.
Doi began playing tennis at the age of three. She first distinguished herself in tennis as a middle-school student, reaching the semifinals of the All Japan Middle School Tennis Championships in both 2004 and 2006 and joining the ITF Junior Circuit in 2006. In 2007, while enrolled as a freshman in Sundai Kōei High School, Doi earned second place in the Japan Open Junior Championships in Nagoya.
A highlight of Doi's junior career was her successful doubles partnership with age-mate Kurumi Nara. They placed second in girls' doubles at the 2007 Wimbledon Championships, becoming only the second Japanese pair to reach the finals of a Grand Slam juniors event since Yuka Yoshida and Hiroko Mochizuki at the 1993 US Open. Doi and Nara continued their run by advancing to the girls' doubles semifinals at a number of high-profile tournaments, such as the 2007 US Open and Wimbledon 2008. Doi also teamed with Romanian Elena Bogdan to place second in girls' doubles at the 2008 Australian Open. This flurry of successes catapulted Doi to No. 3 in Japan's under-18 tennis rankings for 2007; she had been recognized early on as one of Japan's rising stars in junior tennis.
2008 marked Doi's first participation in senior ITF Women's Circuit events. She partnered with Kurumi Nara again for the 2008 ITF event in Miyazaki, where they upset top-seeded sisters Erika and Yurika Sema 3–6, 6–3, [10–6] in the second round. Doi and Nara went on to triumph over Kimiko Date-Krumm and Tomoko Yonemura in the finals.
2006–09: First ITF title and qualifiers on WTA TourEdit
Doi officially turned pro in June 2006, at the age of 15. In 2009, she focused primarily on Japanese tournaments, where she earned two first-place and two second-place finishes in singles and one second-place result in doubles. In March 2009, she won her first ITF title at the $10,000 Kofu event. In October, she made her tour debut in the qualifiers of the HP Open, falling to American Abigail Spears in the second qualifying round. Doi was seeded sixth in the women's singles draw of November's All Japan Tennis Championships. She lost in straight sets to Akiko Morigami in the round of 16. Her performance in 2009's events lifted Doi from a year-opening ranking of No. 613 to a year-end mark of No. 199 and a place among the top 10-players in Japanese tennis.
2010: First Grand Slam qualificationEdit
In 2010, Doi began playing professional tournaments outside Japan. She appeared in the women's singles qualifiers for that year's Australian Open. Doi then made appearances at several circuit tournaments, placing second in singles at Irapuato, Mexico in March. In doubles, she recorded three second-place finishes in as many weeks in April tournaments at Incheon, Gimhae, and Changwon, South Korea, with partner Junri Namigata. With new partner Kotomi Takahata, Doi won her first $50,000 ITF title in doubles at the Fukuoka tournament in May, defeating Marina Erakovic and Alexandra Panova in straight sets.
Her success continued in the qualifying rounds of the French Open, where she defeated Mandy Minella and upset Michelle Larcher de Brito to reach the qualifier finals. With her victory over Vitalia Diatchenko, Doi had earned a spot in her first major tournament main draw, where she lost to Polona Hercog in the first round. She finished the year with a first-place performance in the All Japan Tennis Championships women's singles.
2011: First Grand Slam main-draw winEdit
Doi's Grand Slam results improved in 2011, when she qualified for Wimbledon and had her first win in Grand Slam tournament against Bethanie Mattek-Sands. She went on to defeat Zheng Jie before losing in the third round to Sabine Lisicki.
2012: First quarterfinal on the WTA TourEdit
The Aegon Classic was Doi's first appearance in the quarterfinals of a singles tour event, which she reached by defeating the top seed Francesca Schiavone in two sets. Although Doi lost in the Wimbledon qualifiers to Kristina Mladenovic, she received a lucky loser berth in the main tournament. She was defeated by her first-round opponent Arantxa Rus.
After failing to qualify for the main draws of the US Open and Pan Pacific Open, Doi found success at the HP Open, where she defeated Chanelle Scheepers in three sets to reach her first tour semifinal.
2013: Main-draw appearance at all Grand Slam tournamentsEdit
2013 marked the first year in which Doi qualified for all four Grand Slam tournaments. In the Australian Open, she reached the second round after a 6–3, 6–4 victory over Petra Martić before losing 0–6, 0–6 to Maria Sharapova. She lost in the first round in the other three Grand Slam events. At the French Open she faced Madison Keys; at Wimbledon Sílvia Soler Espinosa; and at the US Open Petra Kvitová.
2016: Best ranking so far, reaching the last 16 of WimbledonEdit
At the Australian Open, Doi played the seventh seed Angelique Kerber in the first round, winning the first set and holding a match point in the second-set tie-break before eventually losing in three sets. Kerber went on to win the title. On 16 May, she achieved a new career-high ranking of 38 after a quarterfinal appearance in Rome. Doi then competed at the Aegon Classic, losing to Johanna Konta. Doi reached the last 16 of Wimbledon, beating Louisa Chirico, Karolína Plíšková and Anna-Lena Friedsam before losing to Kerber in straight sets. She was the first Japanese player to reach the fourth round of the ladies draw since Ai Sugiyama ten years earlier.
Doi is coached by Christian Zahalka since April 2015. Her most admired players are Justine Henin and Shingo Kunieda. She uses a Srixon racquet and ASICS shoes, prefers to play on hard courts, and favors her forehand and serve.
Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.
Current after the 2020 season.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||Q1||Q2||Q1||2R||1R||Q2||1R||1R||Q1||1R||1R||0 / 6||1–6||14%|
|French Open||1R||A||A||1R||1R||2R||1R||1R||Q1||1R||1R||0 / 8||1–8||11%|
|Wimbledon||Q3||3R||1R||1R||2R||1R||4R||1R||A||Q2||NH||0 / 7||6–7||46%|
|US Open||Q2||1R||A||1R||1R||2R||1R||1R||Q1||1R||1R||0 / 8||1–8||11%|
|Win-Loss||0–1||2–2||0–1||1–4||1–4||2–3||3–4||0–4||0–0||0–3||0–3||0 / 29||9–29||24%|
|Premier Mandatory tournaments|
|Indian Wells Open||A||1R||Q2||Q1||Q1||Q1||1R||1R||A||2R||NH||0 / 4||1–4||20%|
|Miami Open||A||Q1||1R||Q1||Q1||A||1R||1R||A||2R||NH||0 / 4||1–4||20%|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||A||A||Q2||1R||3R||A||Q1||NH||0 / 2||2–2||50%|
|China Open||A||Q2||A||2R||Q1||Q1||2R||A||A||Q2||NH||0 / 2||2–2||50%|
|Premier 5 tournaments|
|Dubai / Qatar Open||A||A||Q2||A||A||Q1||1R||2R||A||Q2||1R||0 / 3||1–3||25%|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||A||1R||QF||1R||A||A||1R||0 / 4||3–4||43%|
|Canadian Open||A||Q1||Q2||A||A||1R||1R||Q2||A||1R||NH||0 / 3||0–3||0%|
|Cincinnati Open||A||Q1||A||A||A||Q2||3R||Q1||A||A||Q1||0 / 1||1–1||50%|
|Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open||Q1||1R||Q1||2R||A||A||2R||A||A||A||NH||0 / 3||2–3||40%|
|Tournaments||3||11||9||15||10||15||27||17||3||14||8||Career total: 132|
|Titles||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||Career total: 1|
|Finals||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||0||1||0||Career total: 3|
|Overall Win–Loss||0–3||6–11||10–9||9–16||5–11||13–14||19–27||9–17||1–3||10–15||1–9||1 / 132||83–135||38%|
|Australian Open||1R||1R||A||1R||1R||A||3R||0 / 5||2–5||29%|
|French Open||2R||A||A||2R||1R||A||2R||0 / 4||3–4||43%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||1R||2R||2R||A||NH||0 / 3||2–3||40%|
|US Open||A||2R||A||1R||2R||A||A||0 / 3||2–3||40%|
|Win-Loss||1–2||1–2||0–1||2–4||2–4||0–0||3–2||0 / 15||9–15||38%|
- 1 WTA Tournament of Champions was held from 2009 to 2014, when WTA Elite Trophy replaced it.
- 2 The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009–2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The two tournaments have since alternated status every year.
- 3 In 2014, the Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open.
- 4 2008: WTA ranking–613,
2009: WTA Ranking–200.
- a Career prize money as of 9 March 2020.
WTA career finalsEdit
Singles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)Edit
|Win||1–0||Oct 2015||Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg||International||Hard (i)||Mona Barthel||6–4, 6–7(7–9), 6–0|
|Loss||1–1||Feb 2016||Taiwan Open, Taiwan||International||Hard||Venus Williams||4–6, 2–6|
|Loss||1–2||Sep 2019||Japan Women's Open, Japan||International||Hard||Nao Hibino||3–6, 2–6|
Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit
|Win||1–0||Jul 2014||İstanbul Cup, Turkey||International||Hard||Elina Svitolina|| Oksana Kalashnikova
|Loss||1–1||Sep 2015||Japan Women's Open, Japan||International||Hard||Kurumi Nara|| Chan Yung-jan
|Win||2–1||Sep 2019||Japan Women's Open, Japan||International||Hard||Nao Hibino|| Christina McHale
|3–6, 6–4, [10–4]|
WTA 125K series finalsEdit
Singles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Nov 2015||Taipei Open, Taiwan||Carpet (i)||Tímea Babos||5–7, 3–6|
|Win||1–1||Mar 2016||San Antonio Open, United States||Hard||Anna-Lena Friedsam||6–4, 6–4|
|Win||2–1||Jul 2019||Båstad Open, Sweden||Clay||Danka Kovinić||6–4, 6–4|
|Loss||2–2||Mar 2020||Indian Wells Challenger, United States||Hard||Irina-Camelia Begu||3–6, 3–6|
Doubles: 3 (3 titles)Edit
|Win||1–0||Nov 2013||Nanjing Ladies Open, China||Hard||Xu Yifan|| Zhang Shuai
|Win||2–0||Jan 2018||Newport Beach Challenger, United States||Hard||Jil Teichmann|| Jamie Loeb
|7–6 (7–4) , 1–6, [10–8]|
|Win||3–0||Jul 2019||Båstad Open, Sweden||Clay||Natalia Vikhlyantseva|| Alexa Guarachi
|7–5, 6–7(4–7), [10–7]|
ITF Circuit finalsEdit
Singles: 9 (6 titles, 3 runner–ups)Edit
|Win||1–0||Mar 2009||ITF Kōfu, Japan||10,000||Hard||Erika Sema||7–5, 6–2|
|Win||2–0||Jul 2009||ITF Tokyo, Japan||10,000||Carpet||Sachie Ishizu||6–1, 6–4|
|Loss||2–1||Sep 2009||ITF Makinohara, Japan||25,000||Carpet||Hsieh Su-wei||6–2, 5–7, 6–7(4)|
|Loss||2–2||Oct 2009||ITF Tokachi, Japan||25,000||Carpet||Tomoko Yonemura||4–6, 6–7(3)|
|Loss||2–3||Mar 2010||ITF Irapuato, Mexico||25,000||Hard||Monique Adamczak||6–7(5), 6–2, 2–6|
|Win||3–3||Nov 2010||ITF Toyota, Japan||75,000||Carpet (i)||Junri Namigata||7–5, 6–2|
|Win||4–3||Apr 2014||ITF Seoul, South Korea||50,000||Hard||Misa Eguchi||6–1, 7–6(3)|
|Win||5–3||Jan 2015||ITF Hong Kong, China S.A.R.||50,000||Hard||Zhang Kailin||6–3, 6–3|
|Win||6–3||Aug 2018||ITF Vancouver, Canada||100,000||Hard||Heather Watson||6–7(4), 6–1, 6–4|
Doubles: 10 (4 titles, 6 runner–ups)Edit
|Win||1–0||Jul 2008||ITF Miyazaki, Japan||25,000||Carpet||Kurumi Nara|| Kimiko Date-Krumm
|4–6, 6–3, [10–7]|
|Loss||1–1||May 2009||ITF Gifu, Japan||50,000||Carpet||Kurumi Nara|| Sophie Ferguson
|Loss||1–2||Apr 2010||ITF Incheon, South Korea||25,000||Hard||Junri Namigata|| Irina-Camelia Begu
|Loss||1–3||Apr 2010||ITF Gimhae, South Korea||25,000||Hard||Junri Namigata|| Chang Kyung-mi
|6–1, 4–6, [8–10]|
|Loss||1–4||Apr 2010||ITF Changwon, Korea||25,000||Hard||Junri Namigata|| Chang Kyung-mi
|7–5, 3–6, [8–10]|
|Win||2–4||May 2010||ITF Fukuoka, Japan||50,000||Grass||Kotomi Takahata|| Marina Erakovic
|Loss||2–5||Jul 2013||ITF Beijing, China||75.000||Hard||Miki Miyamura|| Liu Chang
|Win||3–5||Nov 2013||ITF Toyota, Japan||75.000||Carpet (i)||Shuko Aoyama|| Eri Hozumi
|7–6(1), 2–6, [11–9]|
|Loss||3–6||May 2014||ITF Gifu, Japan||75.000||Hard||Hsieh Shu-ying|| Jarmila Gajdošová
|Win||4–6||Feb 2018||ITF Surprise, United States||25,000||Hard||Yanina Wickmayer|| Jacqueline Cako
|2–6, 6–3, [10–8]|
Wins over top 10-playersEdit
|1.||Madison Keys||No. 10||Madrid Open, Spain||Clay||1st round||6–4, 4–6, 6–4|
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