Misaki Doi

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Misaki Doi
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Misaki Doi at the 2016 US Open
Country (sports)  Japan
Residence Tokyo, Japan
Born (1991-04-29) 29 April 1991 (age 26)
Ōamishirasato, Chiba, Japan
Height 1.59 m (5 ft 2 12 in)
Retired Active
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$2,089,023
Career record 268-233
Career titles 1 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest ranking No. 30 (10 October 2016)
Current ranking No. 57 (3 July 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2013)
French Open 2R (2015)
Wimbledon 4R (2016)
US Open 2R (2015)
Career record 73-76
Career titles 1 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking No. 78 (6 October 2014)
Current ranking No. 234 (3 July 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2013, 2016, 2017)
French Open 2R (2013)
Wimbledon 2R (2017)
US Open 2R (2017)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 6–8 [1]
Last updated on: 6 July 2017.

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 32, which she reached on 22 August 2016. Her career high in doubles is 78, which she reached on 6 October 2014.

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

Junior career[edit]

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 career[edit]


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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, loosing 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 loosing to Kerber 6-3, 6-1. She was the first Japanese player in the ladies draw to get to round 4 ten years.


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 finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runners up)[edit]

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)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in final Score in final
Winner 1. 25 October 2015 BGL Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Hard (i) Germany Mona Barthel 6–4, 6–7(7–9), 6–0
Runner-up 1. 14 February 2016 Taiwan Open, Kaohsiung, Taiwan Hard United States 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)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 20 July 2014 İstanbul Cup, Istanbul, Turkey Hard Ukraine Elina Svitolina Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
Poland Paula Kania
6–4, 6–0
Runner–up 1. 19 September 2015 Japan Women's Open, Tokyo, Japan Hard Japan Kurumi Nara Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
1–6, 2–6

WTA 125 Series finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. November 22, 2015 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet (i) Hungary Tímea Babos 5–7, 3–6
Winner 1. March 19, 2016 San Antonio, United States Hard Germany Anna-Lena Friedsam 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 3. November 3, 2013 Nanjing, China Hard China Xu Yifan China Zhang Shuai
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
6–1, 6–4

ITF career finals[edit]

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 Japan Erika Sema 7–5, 6–2
Winner 2. August 2, 2009 Tokyo, Japan Carpet Japan Sachie Ishizu 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 1. September 25, 2009 Makinohara, Japan Carpet Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei 6–2, 5–7, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 2. October 4, 2009 Tokachi, Japan Carpet Japan Tomoko Yonemura 4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 3. March 2, 2010 Irapuato, Mexico Hard Australia Monique Adamczak 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 2–6
Winner 3. November 28, 2010 Toyota, Japan Carpet Japan Junri Namigata 7–5, 6–2
Winner 4. April 21, 2014 Seoul, South Korea Hard Japan Misa Eguchi 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 5. January 10, 2015 Hong Kong, Hong Kong Hard China Zhang Kailin 6–3, 6-3

ITF Circuit doubles finals (3–6)[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 Japan Kurumi Nara Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm
Japan Tomoko Yonemura
4–6, 6–3, [10–7]
Runner-up 1. May 3, 2009 Gifu, Japan Carpet Japan Kurumi Nara Australia Sophie Ferguson
Japan Aiko Nakamura
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. April 10, 2010 Incheon, South Korea Hard Japan Junri Namigata Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Japan Erika Sema
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. April 17, 2010 Gimhae, South Korea Hard Japan Junri Namigata South Korea Chang Kyung-mi
South Korea Lee Jin-a
6–1, 4–6, [8–10]
Runner-up 4. April 24, 2010 Changwon, Korea Hard Japan Junri Namigata South Korea Chang Kyung-mi
South Korea Lee Jin-a
7–5, 3–6, [8–10]
Winner 2. May 9, 2010 Fukuoka, Japan Carpet Japan Kotomi Takahata New Zealand Marina Erakovic
Russia Alexandra Panova
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 5. July 8, 2013 Beijing, China Hard Japan Miki Miyamura China Liu Chang
China Zhou Yimiao
6-7 4-6
Winner 3. November 24, 2013 Toyota, Japan Carpet (i) Japan Shuko Aoyama Japan Eri Hozumi
Japan Makato Ninomiya
7-6(7–1) 2-6 11-9
Runner-up 6. April 28, 2014 Gifu, Japan Hard Chinese Taipei Hsieh Shu-ying Australia Jarmila Gajdošová
Australia Arina Rodionova
3–6, 3–6

Grand Slam performance timelines[edit]


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


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 players[edit]

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


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

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