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Misaki Doi
Misaki Doi
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Doi at the 2021 French Open
Country (sports) Japan
ResidenceTokyo, Japan
Born (1991-04-29) 29 April 1991 (age 31)
?amishirasato, Japan
Height1.59 m (5 ft 3 in)
Turned pro2006
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachChristian Zahalka
Prize moneyUS $3,670,630
Career record381-351 (52.0%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 30 (10 October 2016)
Current rankingNo. 98 (23 May 2022)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (2013)
French Open2R (2015)
Wimbledon4R (2016)
US Open2R (2015, 2021)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2021)
Career record136-112 (54.8%)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 77 (24 May 2021)
Current rankingNo. 150 (23 May 2022)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (2020)
French Open3R (2022)
Wimbledon2R (2017, 2021)
US Open2R (2017)
Team competitions
Fed Cup11-11 (50.0%)
Last updated on: 23 May 2022.

Misaki Doi ( , Doi Misaki, born 29 April 1991) is a Japanese professional tennis player. Her highest WTA rankings are No. 30 in singles and No. 77 in doubles.[2]

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 career

Doi began playing tennis at the age of six. 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 K?ei 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 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 career

2006-09: First ITF title and qualifiers on WTA Tour

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 $10k Kofu event. In October, she made her tour debut in the qualifiers of the Japan Open, falling to American Abigail Spears in the second qualifying round.[4] Doi was seeded sixth in the women's singles draw of the 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 qualification

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 $50k title in doubles at the Fukuoka International 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 win

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 WTA Tour quarterfinal

The Birmingham 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 Japan Open, where she defeated Chanelle Scheepers in three sets to reach her first tour semifinal.

2013: Main-draw appearance at all Grand Slam tournaments

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 two-set victory over Petra Marti? 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: Wimbledon round of 16, top 30 debut

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 world No. 38 after a quarterfinal appearance in Rome.

Doi then competed at the Birmingham Classic, losing to Johanna Konta. She reached the last 16 of Wimbledon, beating Louisa Chirico, Karolína Plí?ková and Anna-Lena Friedsam before losing to Kerber, in straight sets. Doi was the first Japanese player to reach the fourth round of the ladies draw since Ai Sugiyama ten years earlier.

She made her top 30 debut on 10 October 2016.


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 hardcourts, and favors her forehand and serve.

Performance timelines

(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.
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/Billie Jean King Cup and Olympic Games are included in win-loss records.[9]


Current through the 2022 WTA Poland Open.


Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 ... 2020 2021 2022 SR W-L Win%
Australian Open 1R 1R A 1R 1R 3R 1R A 0 / 6 2-6 25%
French Open 2R A A 2R 1R 2R 2R 3R 0 / 6 6-6 50%
Wimbledon A A 1R 2R 2R NH 2R 0 / 4 3-4 43%
US Open A 2R A 1R 2R A 1R 0 / 4 2-4 33%
Win-loss 1-2 1-2 0-1 2-4 2-4 3-2 2-4 2-1 0 / 20 13-20 39%

WTA career finals

Singles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)

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 International[d] Hard (i) Germany Mona Barthel
Loss 1-1 Taiwan Open International Hard 4-6, 2-6
Loss 1-2 Sep 2019 Japan Women's Open International Hard Japan Nao Hibino 3-6, 2-6

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

Grand Slam
WTA 1000
WTA 500
WTA 250 (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 ?stanbul Cup, Turkey International Hard Ukraine Elina Svitolina Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
Poland Paula Kania
6-4, 6-0
Loss 1-1 Sep 2015 Japan Women's Open International Hard Japan Kurumi Nara Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
1-6, 2-6
Win 2-1 Sep 2019 Japan Women's Open International Hard Japan Nao Hibino United States Christina McHale
Russia Valeria Savinykh
3-6, 6-4, [10-4]

WTA Challenger finals

Singles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner-ups)

Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Nov 2015 WTA 125 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet (i) Hungary Tímea Babos 5-7, 3-6
Win 1-1 Mar 2016 WTA 125 San Antonio, United States Hard Germany Anna-Lena Friedsam 6-4, 6-4
Win 2-1 Jul 2019 WTA 125 Bastad, Sweden Clay Montenegro Danka Kovini? 6-4, 6-4
Loss 2-2 Mar 2020 WTA 125 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard Romania Irina-Camelia Begu 3-6, 3-6

Doubles: 4 (4 titles)

Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Nov 2013 WTA 125 Nanjing, China Hard China Xu Yifan China Zhang Shuai
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
6-1, 6-4
Win 2-0 Jan 2018 WTA 125 Newport Beach, United States Hard Switzerland Jil Teichmann United States Jamie Loeb
Sweden Rebecca Peterson
7-6(7-4), 1-6, [10-8]
Win 3-0 Jul 2019 WTA 125 Båstad, Sweden Clay Russia Natalia Vikhlyantseva Chile Alexa Guarachi
Montenegro Danka Kovini?
7-5, 6-7(4-7), [10-7]
Win 4-0 Jul 2022 WTA 125 Båstad, Sweden (2) Clay Sweden Rebecca Peterson Romania Mihaela Buz?rnescu
Irina Khromacheva

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 10 (7 titles, 3 runner-ups)

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Mar 2009 ITF K?fu, Japan 10,000 Hard Japan Erika Sema 7-5, 6-2
Win 2-0 Jul 2009 ITF Tokyo, Japan 10,000 Carpet Japan Sachie Ishizu 6-1, 6-4
Loss 2-1 Sep 2009 ITF Makinohara, Japan 25,000 Carpet Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei 6-2, 5-7, 6-7(4)
Loss 2-2 Oct 2009 ITF Tokachi, Japan 25,000 Carpet Japan Tomoko Yonemura 4-6, 6-7(3)
Loss 2-3 Mar 2010 ITF Irapuato, Mexico 25,000 Hard Australia Monique Adamczak 6-7(5), 6-2, 2-6
Win 3-3 Nov 2010 ITF Toyota, Japan 75,000[e] Carpet (i) Japan Junri Namigata 7-5, 6-2
Win 4-3 Apr 2014 ITF Seoul, South Korea 50,000[f] Hard Japan Misa Eguchi 6-1, 7-6(3)
Win 5-3 Jan 2015 ITF Hong Kong, China SAR 50,000 Hard China Zhang Kailin 6-3, 6-3
Win 6-3 Aug 2018 ITF Vancouver, Canada 100,000 Hard United Kingdom Heather Watson 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-4
Win 7-3 Oct 2021 ITF Tyler, United States 80,000 Hard United Kingdom Harriet Dart 7-6(5), 6-2

Doubles: 11 (4 titles, 7 runner-ups)

$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Jul 2008 ITF Miyazaki, Japan 25,000 Carpet Japan Kurumi Nara Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm
Japan Tomoko Yonemura
4-6, 6-3, [10-7]
Loss 1-1 May 2009 ITF Gifu, Japan 50,000 Carpet Japan Kurumi Nara Australia Sophie Ferguson
Japan Aiko Nakamura
2-6, 1-6
Loss 1-2 Apr 2010 ITF Incheon, South Korea 25,000 Hard Japan Junri Namigata Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Japan Erika Sema
0-6, 6-7(8)
Loss 1-3 Apr 2010 ITF Gimhae, South Korea 25,000 Hard Japan Junri Namigata South Korea Chang Kyung-mi
South Korea Lee Jin-a
6-1, 4-6, [8-10]
Loss 1-4 Apr 2010 ITF Changwon, Korea 25,000 Hard Japan Junri Namigata South Korea Chang Kyung-mi
South Korea Lee Jin-a
7-5, 3-6, [8-10]
Win 2-4 May 2010 ITF Fukuoka, Japan 50,000 Carpet Japan Kotomi Takahata New Zealand Marina Erakovic
Russia Alexandra Panova
6-4, 6-4
Loss 2-5 Jul 2013 ITF Beijing, China 75.000 Hard Japan Miki Miyamura China Liu Chang
China Zhou Yimiao
6-7(1), 4-6
Win 3-5 Nov 2013 ITF Toyota, Japan 75.000 Carpet (i) Japan Shuko Aoyama Japan Eri Hozumi
Japan Makato Ninomiya
7-6(1), 2-6, [11-9]
Loss 3-6 May 2014 ITF Gifu, Japan 75.000 Hard Chinese Taipei Hsieh Shu-ying Australia Jarmila Gajdo?ová
Australia Arina Rodionova
3-6, 3-6
Win 4-6 Feb 2018 ITF Surprise, United States 25,000 Hard Belgium Yanina Wickmayer United States Jacqueline Cako
United States Caitlin Whoriskey
2-6, 6-3, [10-8]
Loss 4-7 Oct 2021 ITF Tyler, United States 80,000 Hard Poland Katarzyna Kawa Mexico Giuliana Olmos
Mexico Marcela Zacarías
5-7, 6-1, [5-10]

Wins over top 10-players

Season 2017 Total
Wins 1 1
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
1. United States Madison Keys No. 10 Madrid Open, Spain Clay 1R 6-4, 4-6, 6-4[10]


  1. ^ 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 Premier 5 tournaments were reclassified as WTA 1000 tournaments in 2021.
  2. ^ In 2014, the Toray Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open. The Premier 5 tournaments were reclassified as WTA 1000 tournaments in 2021.
  3. ^ 2008: WTA ranking-613, 2009: WTA ranking-200.
  4. ^ The WTA International tournaments were reclassified as WTA 250 tournaments in 2021.
  5. ^ The $75,000 ITF tournaments were reclassified as $75,000 in 2017.
  6. ^ The $50,000 ITF tournaments were reclassified as $60,000 in 2017.


  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. ^ "Misaki Doi [JPN] | Australian Open". ausopen.com.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ Mutua Madrid Open 2017 results WTA official website. Retrieved 08 April 2021

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