Misaki Doi

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.[2]

Misaki Doi
土居美咲[1]
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Misaki Doi at the 2019 Wimbledon qualifying
Country (sports) Japan
ResidenceTokyo, Japan
Born (1991-04-29) 29 April 1991 (age 29)
Ōamishirasato, Chiba, Japan
Height1.59 m (5 ft 3 in)
Turned pro2006
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$2,980,580
Singles
Career record356–311 (53.4%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 30 (10 October 2016)
Current rankingNo. 82 (23 November 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2013)
French Open2R (2015)
Wimbledon4R (2016)
US Open2R (2015)
Doubles
Career record123–105 (53.9%)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 78 (6 October 2014)
Current rankingNo. 80 (23 November 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2020)
French Open2R (2013, 2020)
Wimbledon2R (2017)
US Open2R (2017)
Team competitions
Fed Cup11–10 (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.

Junior careerEdit

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.

Professional careerEdit

2006–09: First ITF title and qualifiers on WTA TourEdit

Doi officially turned pro in June 2006, at the age of 15.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7]

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.

PersonalEdit

Doi is coached by Christian Zahalka since April 2015. Her most admired players are Justine Henin and Shingo Kunieda.[8] She uses a Srixon racquet and ASICS shoes, prefers to play on hard courts, and favors her forehand and serve.

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.

SinglesEdit

Current after the 2020 season.

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
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[2] 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[3] Q1 1R Q1 2R A A 2R A A A NH 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Career statistics
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%
Year-end ranking[4] 158 106 97 89 122 60 38 119 139 74 $2,980,579

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
19
2020 SR W–L Win%
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%

Notes

  • 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

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
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

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (2–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2014 İstanbul Cup, Turkey International Hard   Elina Svitolina   Oksana Kalashnikova
  Paula Kania
6–4, 6–0
Loss 1–1 Sep 2015 Japan Women's Open, Japan International Hard   Kurumi Nara   Chan Yung-jan
  Chan Hao-ching
1–6, 2–6
Win 2–1 Sep 2019 Japan Women's Open, Japan International Hard   Nao Hibino   Christina McHale
  Valeria Savinykh
3–6, 6–4, [10–4]

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Singles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
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

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2013 Nanjing Ladies Open, China Hard   Xu Yifan   Zhang Shuai
  Yaroslava Shvedova
6–1, 6–4
Win 2–0 Jan 2018 Newport Beach Challenger, United States Hard   Jil Teichmann   Jamie Loeb
  Rebecca Peterson
7–6 (7–4) , 1–6, [10–8]
Win 3–0 Jul 2019 Båstad Open, Sweden Clay   Natalia Vikhlyantseva   Alexa Guarachi
  Danka Kovinić
7–5, 6–7(4–7), [10–7]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 9 (6 titles, 3 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
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

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2008 ITF Miyazaki, Japan 25,000 Carpet   Kurumi Nara   Kimiko Date-Krumm
  Tomoko Yonemura
4–6, 6–3, [10–7]
Loss 1–1 May 2009 ITF Gifu, Japan 50,000 Carpet   Kurumi Nara   Sophie Ferguson
  Aiko Nakamura
2–6, 1–6
Loss 1–2 Apr 2010 ITF Incheon, South Korea 25,000 Hard   Junri Namigata   Irina-Camelia Begu
  Erika Sema
0–6, 6–7(8)
Loss 1–3 Apr 2010 ITF Gimhae, South Korea 25,000 Hard   Junri Namigata   Chang Kyung-mi
  Lee Jin-a
6–1, 4–6, [8–10]
Loss 1–4 Apr 2010 ITF Changwon, Korea 25,000 Hard   Junri Namigata   Chang Kyung-mi
  Lee Jin-a
7–5, 3–6, [8–10]
Win 2–4 May 2010 ITF Fukuoka, Japan 50,000 Grass   Kotomi Takahata   Marina Erakovic
  Alexandra Panova
6–4, 6–4
Loss 2–5 Jul 2013 ITF Beijing, China 75.000 Hard   Miki Miyamura   Liu Chang
  Zhou Yimiao
6–7(1), 4–6
Win 3–5 Nov 2013 ITF Toyota, Japan 75.000 Carpet (i)   Shuko Aoyama   Eri Hozumi
  Makato Ninomiya
7–6(1), 2–6, [11–9]
Loss 3–6 May 2014 ITF Gifu, Japan 75.000 Hard   Hsieh Shu-ying   Jarmila Gajdošová
  Arina Rodionova
3–6, 3–6
Win 4–6 Feb 2018 ITF Surprise, United States 25,000 Hard   Yanina Wickmayer   Jacqueline Cako
  Caitlin Whoriskey
2–6, 6–3, [10–8]

Wins over top 10-playersEdit

Season 2015 2016 2017 Total
Wins 0 0 1 1
# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
2017
1.   Madison Keys No. 10 Madrid Open, Spain Clay 1st round 6–4, 4–6, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Misaki Doi". WTA.
  2. ^ "Misaki Doi". WTA.
  3. ^ "Matches".
  4. ^ "2009 HP Open".
  5. ^ "$50,000 Fukuoka (2010)".
  6. ^ "2010 French Open".
  7. ^ "2011 Wimbledon".
  8. ^ "Bio".
  9. ^ "Player & Career overview".

External linksEdit