Miyu Kato (tennis)

Miyu Kato (加藤 未唯, Katō Miyu, born 21 November 1994) is a professional Japanese tennis player.[1]

Miyu Kato
加藤 未唯
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Country (sports) Japan
ResidenceKyoto, Japan
Born (1994-11-21) 21 November 1994 (age 25)
Kyoto
Height1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2013
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachAdam Lownsbrough
Prize money$744,054
Singles
Career record181–164 (52.5%)
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 122 (15 January 2018)
Current rankingNo. 783 (28 September 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2016)
French Open1R (2017)
WimbledonQ2 (2017)
US OpenQ1 (2015)
Doubles
Career record201–164 (55.1%)
Career titles2 WTA, 1 WTA 125K
Highest rankingNo. 30 (30 January 2017)
Current rankingNo. 72 (28 September 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2017)
French Open2R (2016, 2017, 2020)
Wimbledon2R (2016)
US Open3R (2016)
Team competitions
Fed Cup6–1 (85.7%)
Last updated on: 30 September 2020.

On 15 January 2018, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 122. On 30 January 2017, she peaked at No. 30 in the WTA doubles rankings.

In her career, Kato has won two doubles titles on the WTA Tour, as well one WTA 125K doubles title. On the ITF Circuit, she has won three singles and 12 doubles titles.[2]

Playing for Japan in the Fed Cup, Kato has win/loss record of 6–1, as of 30 September 2020.[3]

Personal life and backgroundEdit

Her mother's name is Kyoko, while father is Daiki. She also has one brother named Yuki. Kato started playing tennis at the age of eight. Her favorite surface is hardcourt. She stated that her tennis idol growing up were Justine Henin and Roger Federer. Her favorite tournament is Wimbledon.[4]

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.

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A SF 2R 1R 1R 0 / 4 5–4
French Open 1R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 4 1–4
Wimbledon 2R 1R 1R 1R NH 0 / 4 1–4
US Open 3R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 4 3–4
Win–Loss 3–3 6–4 1–4 0–4 0–1 0 / 16 10–16
Year-end championships
WTA Elite Trophy DNQ RR DNQ 0 / 1 0–2
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Miami Open A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Madrid Open A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1
China Open A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Open A A QF A A 0 / 1 2–1
Italian Open A 2R 1R 1R 0 / 3 1–3
Canadian Open A 1R 2R 2R 0 / 3 2–3
Cincinnati Open 2R A A A 0 / 1 1–1
Wuhan Open A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1
Career statistics
Titles 1 0 1 0 0 Career total: 2
Finals 2 0 3 1 1 Career total: 7
Year-end ranking 58 40 45 79 $737,559

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (runner-up)Edit

Winner - Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2017 Japan Open International Hard   Zarina Diyas 2–6, 5–7

Doubles: 7 (2 titles, 5 runner-ups)Edit

Winner - Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (1–0)
International (1–5)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–5)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2016 Taipei Open, Taiwan International Hard   Eri Hozumi   Chan Hao-ching
  Chan Yung-jan
4–6, 3–6
Win 1–1 Apr 2016 Katowice Open, Poland International Hard (i)   Eri Hozumi   Valentyna Ivakhnenko
  Marina Melnikova
3–6, 7–5, [10–8]
Loss 1–2 Jan 2018 Auckland Open, New Zealand International Hard   Eri Hozumi   Sara Errani
  Bibiane Schoofs
5–7, 1–6
Loss 1–3 Sep 2018 Japan Open International Hard   Makoto Ninomiya   Eri Hozumi
  Zhang Shuai
2–6, 4–6
Win 2–3 Sep 2018 Pan Pacific Open, Japan Premier Hard (i)   Makoto Ninomiya   Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
  Barbora Strýcová
6–4, 6–4
Loss 2–4 Oct 2019 Tianjin Open, China International Hard   Nao Hibino   Shuko Aoyama
  Ena Shibahara
3–6, 5–7
Loss 2–5 Mar 2020 Monterrey Open, Mexico International Hard   Wang Yafan   Kateryna Bondarenko
  Sharon Fichman
6–4, 3–6, [7–10]

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2016 Hawaii Open, United States Hard   Eri Hozumi   Nicole Gibbs
  Asia Muhammad
6–7(3), 6–3, [10–8]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

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

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–2)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (1–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2013 ITF Fort Worth, United States 10,000 Hard   Lauren Embree 6–3, 1–6, 1–3 ret.
Win 1–1 May 2015 ITF Karuizawa, Japan 25,000 Grass   Makoto Ninomiya 7–6(5), 5–7, 6–1
Loss 1–2 May 2015 ITF Balikpapan, Indonesia 25,000 Hard   Lu Jiajing 4–6, 4–6
Win 2–2 Jul 2015 ITF Bangkok, Thailand 25,000 Hard   Nigina Abduraimova 7–5, 6–2
Loss 2–3 Oct 2015 ITF Hamamatsu, Japan 25,000 Grass   Shuko Aoyama 2–6, 1–6
Win 3–3 Mar 2016 ACT Clay International, Australia 25,000 Clay   Anna Bondár 6–4, 7–6(3)

Doubles: 22 (12 titles, 10 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/80,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (6–6)
Clay (2–3)
Grass (2–0)
Carpet (2–1)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2011 ITF Kyoto, Japan 10,000 Carpet (i)   Riko Sawayanagi   Kazusa Ito
  Tomoko Taira
6–4, 7–6(5)
Loss 1–1 Sep 2012 ITF Kyoto 10,000 Carpet (i)   Misaki Mori   Nao Hibino
  Emi Mutaguchi
4–6, 3–6
Win 2–1 Oct 2012 ITF Makinohara, Japan 25,000 Grass   Eri Hozumi   Monique Adamczak
  Caroline Garcia
7–6(6), 6–3
Loss 2–2 Jan 2013 ITF Hong Kong, China S.A.R. 10,000 Hard   Eri Hozumi   Tian Ran
  Tang Haochen
2–6, 1–6
Loss 2–3 Jan 2013 ITF Hong Kong 10,000 Hard   Eri Hozumi   Xin Wen
  Li Yihong
6–4, 1–6, [10–12]
Win 3–3 Sep 2013 ITF Kyoto 10,000 Carpet (i)   Hiroko Kuwata   Mana Ayukawa
  Emi Mutaguchi
6–4, 6–2
Loss 3–4 Sep 2013 ITF Cairns, Australia 15,000 Hard   Yurina Koshino   Isabella Holland
  Sally Peers
6–7(2), 6–4, [7–10]
Loss 3–5 Feb 2014 ITF Nonthaburi, Thailand 10,000 Hard   Yuuki Tanaka   Nungnadda Wannasuk
  Varunya Wongteanchai
2–6, 2–6
Loss 3–6 Apr 2014 ITF Melbourne, Australia 15,000 Clay   Yuuki Tanaka   Jessica Moore
  Aleksandrina Naydenova
5–7, 7–6(5), [7–10]
Win 4–6 Jul 2014 ITF Bangkok, Thailand 10,000 Hard   Akiko Omae   Kamonwan Buayam
  Nungnadda Wannasuk
6–0, 6–0
Loss 4–7 Aug 2014 Wuhan World Tour, China 50,000 Hard   Makoto Ninomiya   Han Xinyun
  Zhang Kailin
4–6, 2–6
Win 5–7 Apr 2015 ITF Bangkok 15,000 Clay   Nao Hibino   Miyabi Inoue
  Akiko Omae
6–4, 6–2
Win 6–7 May 2015 ITF Karuizawa, Japan 25,000 Grass   Rika Fujiwara   Mana Ayukawa
  Makoto Ninomiya
6–2, 6–0
Win 7–7 Jun 2015 ITF Kashiwa, Japan 25,000 Hard   Akiko Omae   Mana Ayukawa
  Makoto Ninomiya
6–2, 5–7, [10–8]
Win 8–7 Jun 2015 ITF Incheon, South Korea 25,000 Hard   Kotomi Takahata   Choi Ji-hee
  Kim Na-ri
4–6, 6–3, [10–7]
Loss 8–8 Mar 2016 Clay Court International, Australia 25,000 Clay   Eri Hozumi   Ashleigh Barty
  Arina Rodionova
7–5, 3–6, [7–10]
Win 9–8 May 2016 Kangaroo Cup, Japan 75,000+H Hard   Eri Hozumi   Hiroko Kuwata
  Ayaka Okuno
6–1, 6–2
Win 10–8 May 2017 Kangaroo Cup 80,000 Hard   Eri Hozumi   Katy Dunne
  Julia Glushko
6–4, 6–2
Win 11–8 May 2017 ITF Rome, Italy 25,000 Clay   Eri Hozumi   Ekaterine Gorgodze
  Melanie Stokke
6–1, 6–4
Loss 11–9 Oct 2017 Suzhou Ladies Open, China 60,000 Hard   Eri Hozumi   Jacqueline Cako
  Nina Stojanović
6–2, 5–7, [2–10]
Loss 11–10 Mar 2018 Clay Court International, Australia 60,000 Clay   Makoto Ninomiya   Priscilla Hon
  Dalila Jakupović
4–6, 6–4, [7–10]
Win 12–10 Aug 2019 Vancouver Open, Canada 100,000 Hard   Nao Hibino   Naomi Broady
  Erin Routliffe
6–2, 6–2

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Girls' doubles: 1 (1 runner–up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2011 Australian Open Hard   Eri Hozumi   Demi Schuurs
  An-Sophie Mestach
2–6, 3–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WTA Profile".
  2. ^ "ITF Profile".
  3. ^ "Miyu Kato at the Fed Cup".
  4. ^ "Bio".

External linksEdit