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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 singles ranking is 30, which she reached on 10 October 2016. Her career high in doubles is 78, which she reached on 6 October 2014.

Misaki Doi
土居美咲
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Misaki Doi at the 2016 US Open
Country (sports) Japan
ResidenceTokyo, Japan
Born (1991-04-29) 29 April 1991 (age 28)
Ōamishirasato, Chiba, Japan
Height1.59 m (5 ft 2 12 in)
RetiredActive
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$2,238,928
Singles
Career record272-246
Career titles1 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 30 (10 October 2016)
Current rankingNo. 163 (20 August 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2013)
French Open2R (2015)
Wimbledon4R (2016)
US Open2R (2015)
Doubles
Career record73-76
Career titles1 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 78 (6 October 2014)
Current rankingNo. 121 (29 January 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2013, 2016, 2017)
French Open2R (2013)
Wimbledon2R (2017)
US Open2R (2017)
Team competitions
Fed Cup6–8 [1]
Last updated on: 29 January 2018.

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 is managed by Muse Group, a sports marketing agency based in Tokyo.

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Junior careerEdit

Doi began playing tennis at the age of 3. 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 women's doubles 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 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

2009Edit

Doi officially turned pro in December 2008, at the age of 17. In 2009, her first full year as a professional, she focused primarily on Japanese tournaments, where she earned 2 first-place and 2 second-place finishes in singles and one second-place result in doubles. 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 6th 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, 1–6, 2–6. 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.

2010Edit

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 ITF tournament championship in doubles at the Fukuoka tournament in May, defeating Marina Erakovic of New Zealand and Russian Alexandra Panova in straight sets..

Doi's success continued in the qualifying rounds of the 2010 French Open, where she defeated Mandy Minella of Luxembourg and upset Michelle Larcher de Brito of Portugal 4–6, 6–4, 6–4 to reach the qualifier finals. With her victory over Russia's Vitalia Diatchenko, Doi had earned a spot in her first major tournament main draw, where she lost to Slovenian Polona Hercog in the first round. She finished the year with a first-place performance in the All Japan Tennis Championships women's singles.

2011Edit

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 (USA), 6–4, 5–7, 7–5. She went on to defeat Zheng Jie of China 6–3, 6–1 before losing in the third round to German Sabine Lisicki.

2012Edit

The June 2012 Aegon Classic was Doi's first appearance in the quarterfinals of a singles tour event, which she reached by defeating No. 1 seed Francesca Schiavone of Italy 7–5, 6–4. Although Doi lost in that year's Wimbledon qualifiers to Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic, she received a lucky loser berth in the main tournament. Doi was defeated by her first-round opponent Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands.

After failing to qualify for the main draws of the US Open and Toray Pan Pacific Open, Doi found success at the HP Open, where she defeated Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 2–6, 6–1, 6–3 to reach her first-ever tour semifinal.

2013Edit

2013 marked the first year in which Doi qualified for all four Grand Slam tournaments. In the 2013 Australian Open, Doi punched her second-round ticket with a 6–3, 6–4 victory over Croatian Petra Martić before losing 6–0, 6–0 to Maria Sharapova. She had less success in the other Slams, losing in the first round in all three. At the French Open she faced Madison Keys of the USA; at Wimbledon, Spaniard Sílvia Soler Espinosa; and at the US Open, Petra Kvitová of the Czech Republic.

2016Edit

At the Australian Open, Doi played seventh seed Angelique Kerber in the first round, winning the first set and holding a match point in the second-set tiebreaker before eventually losing in three sets. Kerber went on to win the title. On May 16 Doi achieved a new career high ranking of 38 in the world after a quarter final appearance in Rome. After Rome, Doi competed at the Aegon Classic, losing to Johanna Konta, 7-6 (7-3) 6-1. Doi reached the last 16 of Wimbledon 2016. She had wins over, Chirico, Pliskova and Friedsam before losing to Kerber 6-3, 6-1. She was the first Japanese player in the ladies draw to get to round 4 ten years.

PersonalEdit

Doi is coached by Christian Zahalka since April 2015. She uses a Srixon racquet and ASICS shoes, prefers to play on hard courts, and favors her forehand and serve. Her most admired players are Justine Henin and Shingo Kunieda. In her free time, Doi enjoys movies and listening to music. She lists her favorite foods as sushi and peaches. Doi has an active fanbase on social media, named the 'Doi Army.'

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runners up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
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

Doubles: 2 (1 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (1–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–1)
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

WTA 125 Series finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2015 Taipei Open, Taiwan 125K Carpet (i)   Tímea Babos 5–7, 3–6
Win 1–1 Mar 2016 San Antonio Open, United States 125K Hard   Anna-Lena Friedsam 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2013 Nanjing Ladies Open, China 125K Hard   Xu Yifan   Zhang Shuai
  Yaroslava Shvedova
6–1, 6–4
Win 2–0 Jan 2018 Oracle Challenger Series – Newport Beach, USA 125K Hard   Jil Teichmann   Jamie Loeb
  Rebecca Peterson
7–6 (7–4) , 1–6, [10–8]

ITF career finalsEdit

ITF Circuit singles finals (5–3)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. March 28, 2009 Kofu, Japan Hard   Erika Sema 7–5, 6–2
Winner 2. August 2, 2009 Tokyo, Japan Carpet   Sachie Ishizu 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 1. September 25, 2009 Makinohara, Japan Carpet   Hsieh Su-wei 6–2, 5–7, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 2. October 4, 2009 Tokachi, Japan Carpet   Tomoko Yonemura 4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 3. March 2, 2010 Irapuato, Mexico Hard   Monique Adamczak 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 2–6
Winner 3. November 28, 2010 Toyota, Japan Carpet   Junri Namigata 7–5, 6–2
Winner 4. April 21, 2014 Seoul, South Korea Hard   Misa Eguchi 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 5. January 10, 2015 Hong Kong, Hong Kong Hard   Zhang Kailin 6–3, 6-3
Winner 6. August 20, 2018 Vancouver, Canada Hard   Heather Watson 6-7(4–7), 6-1, 6-4

ITF Circuit doubles finals (4–6)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. July 20, 2008 Miyazaki, Japan Carpet   Kurumi Nara   Kimiko Date-Krumm
  Tomoko Yonemura
4–6, 6–3, [10–7]
Runner-up 1. May 3, 2009 Gifu, Japan Carpet   Kurumi Nara   Sophie Ferguson
  Aiko Nakamura
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. April 10, 2010 Incheon, South Korea Hard   Junri Namigata   Irina-Camelia Begu
  Erika Sema
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. April 17, 2010 Gimhae, South Korea Hard   Junri Namigata   Chang Kyung-mi
  Lee Jin-a
6–1, 4–6, [8–10]
Runner-up 4. April 24, 2010 Changwon, Korea Hard   Junri Namigata   Chang Kyung-mi
  Lee Jin-a
7–5, 3–6, [8–10]
Winner 2. May 9, 2010 Fukuoka, Japan Carpet   Kotomi Takahata   Marina Erakovic
  Alexandra Panova
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 5. July 8, 2013 Beijing, China Hard   Miki Miyamura   Liu Chang
  Zhou Yimiao
6-7 4-6
Winner 3. November 24, 2013 Toyota, Japan Carpet (i)   Shuko Aoyama   Eri Hozumi
  Makato Ninomiya
7-6(7–1) 2-6 11-9
Runner-up 6. April 28, 2014 Gifu, Japan Hard   Hsieh Shu-ying   Jarmila Gajdošová
  Arina Rodionova
3–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 18 February 2018 Surprise, USA Hard   Yanina Wickmayer   Jacqueline Cako
  Caitlin Whoriskey
2-6, 6–3, [10-8]

Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit

SinglesEdit

To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only once a tournament or the player's participation in the tournament has concluded.

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W-L
Australian Open A A A 2R 1R Q2 1R 1R Q1 1–4
French Open 1R A A 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R TB 1–6
Wimbledon A 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R 4R 1R TB 6–7
US Open A 1R A 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R TB 1–6
Win-Loss 0–1 2–2 0–1 1–4 1–4 2–3 3–4 0–4 9–23

DoublesEdit

To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only once a tournament or the player's participation in the tournament has concluded.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W-L
Australian Open 1R 1R A 1R 1R 0–4
French Open 2R A A 2R 1R 2–3
Wimbledon A A 1R 2R 2R 2–3
U.S. Open A 2R A 1R 2R 2–3
Win-Loss 1–2 1–2 0–1 2–4 2–4 6–13

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, Madrid, Spain Clay 1st Round 6–4, 4–6, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Miasaki Doi FedCup profile". FedCup.com. Retrieved 19 April 2015.

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