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Miyu Kato Tennis
Miyu Kato
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Country (sports) Japan
ResidenceKyoto, Japan
Born (1994-11-21) 21 November 1994 (age 26)
Kyoto
Height1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2013
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachAdam Lownsbrough
Prize moneyUS$ 787,056
Singles
Career record190-167 (53.2%)
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 122 (15 January 2018)
Current rankingNo. 1063 (26 April 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2016)
French Open1R (2017)
WimbledonQ2 (2017)
US OpenQ1 (2015)
Doubles
Career record206-169 (54.9%)
Career titles2 WTA, 1 WTA 125K
Highest rankingNo. 30 (30 January 2017)
Current rankingNo. 80 (26 April 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2017)
French Open2R (2016, 2017, 2020)
Wimbledon2R (2016)
US Open3R (2016)
Team competitions
Fed Cup6-1 (85.7%)
Medal record
Representing  Japan
Women's Tennis
Asian Games
Bronze medal - third place Doubles
Last updated on: 3 May 2021.

Miyu Kato ( , Kat? Miyu, born 21 November 1994) is a professional Japanese tennis player.[1]

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 twelve doubles titles.[2]

Playing for Japan in the Fed Cup, Kato has win/loss record of 6-1, as of 3 May 2021.[3]

Personal life and background

Kato has one brother named Yuki. She started playing tennis at the age of eight. She has stated that her tennis idols growing up were Justine Henin and Roger Federer. Her favorite surface to play on is hardcourt, but her favorite tournament is Wimbledon.[4]

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# 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; (P#) preliminary 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.

Doubles

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W-L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A SF 2R 1R 1R A 0 / 4 5-4 56%
French Open 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 6 2-6 25%
Wimbledon 2R 1R 1R 1R NH 1R 0 / 5 1-5 17%
US Open 3R 2R 1R 1R A 0 / 4 3-4 43%
Win-Loss 3-3 6-4 1-4 0-4 1-2 0-2 0 / 19 11-19 37%
Year-end championships
WTA Elite Trophy DNQ RR DNQ 0 / 1 0-2 0%
WTA 1000
Dubai / Qatar Open A A QF A A A 0 / 1 2-1 67%
Indian Wells Open A A A 1R NH 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Miami Open A A A 1R NH A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Madrid Open A A 1R A NH A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Italian Open A 2R 1R 1R A A 0 / 3 1-3 25%
Canadian Open A 1R 2R 2R NH 0 / 3 2-3 40%
Cincinnati Open 2R A A A A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Wuhan Open A A 1R A NH 0 / 1 0-1 0%
China Open A A 1R A NH 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Career statistics
Titles 1 0 1 0 0 0 Career total: 2
Finals 2 0 3 1 1 0 Career total: 7
Year-end ranking 58 40 45 79 74 $787,056

WTA career finals

Singles: 1 (runner-up)

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

Doubles: 7 (2 titles, 5 runners-up)

Winner - Legend
Grand Slam tournaments
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5
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 Japan Eri Hozumi Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
4-6, 3-6
Win 1-1 Apr 2016 Katowice Open, Poland International Hard (i) Japan Eri Hozumi Russia Valentyna Ivakhnenko
Russia Marina Melnikova
3-6, 7-5, [10-8]
Loss 1-2 Jan 2018 Auckland Open, New Zealand International Hard Japan Eri Hozumi Italy Sara Errani
Netherlands Bibiane Schoofs
5-7, 1-6
Loss 1-3 Sep 2018 Japan Open International Hard Japan Makoto Ninomiya Japan Eri Hozumi
China Zhang Shuai
2-6, 4-6
Win 2-3 Sep 2018 Pan Pacific Open, Japan Premier Hard (i) Japan Makoto Ninomiya Czech Republic Andrea Sestini Hlavá?ková
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
6-4, 6-4
Loss 2-4 Oct 2019 Tianjin Open, China International Hard Japan Nao Hibino Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Ena Shibahara
3-6, 5-7
Loss 2-5 Mar 2020 Monterrey Open, Mexico International Hard China Wang Yafan Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko
Canada Sharon Fichman
6-4, 3-6, [7-10]

WTA 125K series finals

Doubles: 1 (1 title)

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

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 6 (3 titles, 3 runners-up)

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 United States Lauren Embree 6-3, 1-6, 1-3 ret.
Win 1-1 May 2015 ITF Karuizawa, Japan 25,000 Grass Japan Makoto Ninomiya 7-6(5), 5-7, 6-1
Loss 1-2 May 2015 ITF Balikpapan, Indonesia 25,000 Hard China Lu Jiajing 4-6, 4-6
Win 2-2 Jul 2015 ITF Bangkok, Thailand 25,000 Hard Uzbekistan Nigina Abduraimova 7-5, 6-2
Loss 2-3 Oct 2015 ITF Hamamatsu, Japan 25,000 Grass Japan Shuko Aoyama 2-6, 1-6
Win 3-3 Mar 2016 ITF Canberra, Australia 25,000 Clay Hungary Anna Bondár 6-4, 7-6(3)

Doubles: 25 (12 titles, 13 runners-up)

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 (2-6)
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) Japan Riko Sawayanagi Japan Kazusa Ito
Japan Tomoko Taira
6-4, 7-6(5)
Loss 1-1 Sep 2012 ITF Kyoto 10,000 Carpet (i) Japan Misaki Mori Japan Nao Hibino
Japan Emi Mutaguchi
4-6, 3-6
Win 2-1 Oct 2012 ITF Makinohara, Japan 25,000 Grass Japan Eri Hozumi Australia Monique Adamczak
France Caroline Garcia
7-6(6), 6-3
Loss 2-2 Jan 2013 ITF Hong Kong, China S.A.R. 10,000 Hard Japan Eri Hozumi China Tian Ran
China Tang Haochen
2-6, 1-6
Loss 2-3 Jan 2013 ITF Hong Kong 10,000 Hard Japan Eri Hozumi China Xin Wen
China Li Yihong
6-4, 1-6, [10-12]
Win 3-3 Sep 2013 ITF Kyoto 10,000 Carpet (i) Japan Hiroko Kuwata Japan Mana Ayukawa
Japan Emi Mutaguchi
6-4, 6-2
Loss 3-4 Sep 2013 ITF Cairns, Australia 15,000 Hard Japan Yurina Koshino Australia Isabella Holland
Australia Sally Peers
6-7(2), 6-4, [7-10]
Loss 3-5 Feb 2014 ITF Nonthaburi, Thailand 10,000 Hard Japan Yuuki Tanaka Thailand Nungnadda Wannasuk
Thailand Varunya Wongteanchai
2-6, 2-6
Loss 3-6 Apr 2014 ITF Melbourne, Australia 15,000 Clay Japan Yuuki Tanaka Australia Jessica Moore
Bulgaria Aleksandrina Naydenova
5-7, 7-6(5), [7-10]
Win 4-6 Jul 2014 ITF Bangkok, Thailand 10,000 Hard Japan Akiko Omae Thailand Kamonwan Buayam
Thailand Nungnadda Wannasuk
6-0, 6-0
Loss 4-7 Aug 2014 Wuhan World Tour, China 50,000 Hard Japan Makoto Ninomiya China Han Xinyun
China Zhang Kailin
4-6, 2-6
Win 5-7 Apr 2015 ITF Bangkok 15,000 Clay Japan Nao Hibino Japan Miyabi Inoue
Japan Akiko Omae
6-4, 6-2
Win 6-7 May 2015 ITF Karuizawa, Japan 25,000 Grass Japan Rika Fujiwara Japan Mana Ayukawa
Japan Makoto Ninomiya
6-2, 6-0
Win 7-7 Jun 2015 ITF Kashiwa, Japan 25,000 Hard Japan Akiko Omae Japan Mana Ayukawa
Japan Makoto Ninomiya
6-2, 5-7, [10-8]
Win 8-7 Jun 2015 ITF Incheon, South Korea 25,000 Hard Japan Kotomi Takahata South Korea Choi Ji-hee
South Korea Kim Na-ri
4-6, 6-3, [10-7]
Loss 8-8 Mar 2016 ITF Canberra, Australia 25,000 Clay Japan Eri Hozumi Australia Ashleigh Barty
Australia Arina Rodionova
7-5, 3-6, [7-10]
Win 9-8 May 2016 Kangaroo Cup, Japan 75,000+H Hard Japan Eri Hozumi Japan Hiroko Kuwata
Japan Ayaka Okuno
6-1, 6-2
Win 10-8 May 2017 Kangaroo Cup 80,000 Hard Japan Eri Hozumi United Kingdom Katy Dunne
Israel Julia Glushko
6-4, 6-2
Win 11-8 May 2017 ITF Rome, Italy 25,000 Clay Japan Eri Hozumi Georgia (country) Ekaterine Gorgodze
Norway Melanie Stokke
6-1, 6-4
Loss 11-9 Oct 2017 Suzhou Ladies Open, China 60,000 Hard Japan Eri Hozumi United States Jacqueline Cako
Serbia Nina Stojanovi?
6-2, 5-7, [2-10]
Loss 11-10 Mar 2018 Clay Court International, Australia 60,000 Clay Japan Makoto Ninomiya Australia Priscilla Hon
Slovenia Dalila Jakupovi?
4-6, 6-4, [7-10]
Win 12-10 Aug 2019 Vancouver Open, Canada 100,000 Hard Japan Nao Hibino United Kingdom Naomi Broady
New Zealand Erin Routliffe
6-2, 6-2
Loss 12-11 Jan 2021 ITF Antalya, Turkey 15,000 Clay Japan Haine Ogata Argentina Victoria Bosio
Brazil Gabriela Cé
4-6, 3-6
Loss 12-12 May 2021 ITF Charleston, United States 100,000 Clay Japan Eri Hozumi United States Caty McNally
Australia Storm Sanders
5-7, 6-4, [6-10]
Loss 12-13 May 2021 ITF Bonita Springs, United States 100,000 Clay Japan Eri Hozumi New Zealand Erin Routliffe
Indonesia Aldila Sutjiadi
3-6, 6-4, [6-10]

Junior Grand Slam finals

Girls' doubles: 1 (runner-up)

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

References

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

External links


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