Misaki Doi

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Misaki Doi
Misaki Doi, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Misaki Doi at the 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying
Country (sports)  Japan
Residence Ōamishirasato, Chiba, Japan
Born (1991-04-29) April 29, 1991 (age 24)
Ōamishirasato, Chiba, Japan
Height 1.59 m (5 ft 2 12 in)
Retired Active
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,087,014
Career record 225-186
Career titles 0 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest ranking No. 75 (7 October 2013)
Current ranking No. 83 (14 September 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2013)
French Open 2R (2015)
Wimbledon 3R (2011)
US Open 2R (2015)
Career record 61-58
Career titles 1 WTA, 1 WTA 125s, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 78 (6 October 2014)
Current ranking No. 120 (12 January 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2013)
French Open 2R (2013)
Wimbledon 1R (2015)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 6–8 [1]
Last updated on: 12 January 2015.

Misaki Doi (土居美咲 Doi Misaki?, born April 29, 1991 in Ōamishirasato, Chiba) is a Japanese professional tennis player. She is left-handed and uses a two-handed backhand. Her highest WTA singles ranking is 75, which she reached on 7 October 2013. Her career high in doubles is 78, which she reached on 6 October 2014.

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 years, eight months. 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 set her sights for the first time on professional tournaments outside Japan. She appeared in the women's singles qualifiers for that year's Australian Open, her first try for a senior Grand Slam event. 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 (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. Although she suffered a two-sets loss 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 collected her very first Slam match victory against Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA), 6–4, 5–7, 7–5. She went on to unseat Zheng Jie of China 6–3, 6–1 before losing in the third round to German Sabine Lisicki. On July 20, Doi's hometown, Ōamishirasato, presented her with a special award to honor her accomplishments.

Despite being sponsored into the Toray Pan Pacific Open in September, Doi lost in the first round to Agnieszka Radwańska of Poland in a disappointing 1–6, 1–6 match.


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 (Italy) 7–5, 6–4. Although Doi was upended in that year's Wimbledon qualifiers in a 6–4, 4–6, 4–6 comeback by Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic, she received a lucky loser berth in the main tournament due to the withdrawal of Dutch player Michaëlla Krajicek. 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 bested Chanelle Scheepers (South Africa) 2–6, 6–1, 6–3 to reach her first-ever tour semifinal, falling there to the UK's Heather Watson.


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 decisive 6–3, 6–4 victory over Croatian Petra Martić before being double-bageled 6–0, 6–0 by 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 (Czech Republic).


According to her JTA and ITF profiles, Doi is coached by Australian Simon Walsh. 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.

WTA and WTA 125 series career finals[edit]

Doubles: 3 (2-1)[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 & 125k (2–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 3 November 2013 Nanjing Ladies Open, China Hard China Xu Yifan China Zhang Shuai
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
6–1, 6–4
Winner 2. 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

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 3. September 25, 2009 Makinohara, Japan Carpet Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei 6–2, 5–7, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 4. October 4, 2009 Tokachi, Japan Carpet Japan Tomoko Yonemura 4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 5. March 2, 2010 Irapuato, Mexico Hard Australia Monique Adamczak 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 2–6
Winner 6. November 28, 2010 Toyota, Japan Carpet Japan Junri Namigata 7–5, 6–2
Winner 7. April 21, 2014 Seoul, South Korea Hard Japan Misa Eguchi 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 8. 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 2. May 3, 2009 Gifu, Japan Carpet Japan Kurumi Nara Australia Sophie Ferguson
Japan Aiko Nakamura
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. April 10, 2010 Incheon, South Korea Hard Japan Junri Namigata Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Japan Erika Sema
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. April 17, 2010 Gimhae, South Korea Hard Japan Junri Namigata South Korea Kyung-Mi Chang
South Korea Jin-A Lee
6–1, 4–6, [8–10]
Runner-up 5. April 24, 2010 Changwon, Korea Hard Japan Junri Namigata South Korea Kyung-Mi Chang
South Korea Jin-A Lee
7–5, 3–6, [8–10]
Winner 6. May 9, 2010 Fukuoka, Japan Carpet Japan Kotomi Takahata New Zealand Marina Erakovic
Russia Alexandra Panova
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 7. July 8, 2013 Beijing, China Hard Japan Miki Miyamura China Chang Liu
China Zhou Yimiao
6-7 4-6
Winner 8. 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 9. April 28, 2014 Gifu, Japan Hard Chinese Taipei Hsieh Shu-ying Australia Jarmila Gajdošová
Australia Arina Rodionova
3–6, 3–6

Grand Slam Singles performance timeline[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 W-L
Australian Open A A A 2R 1R Q2 1–2
French Open 1R A A 1R 1R 2R 1–4
Wimbledon A 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R 3–5
U.S. Open A 1R A 1R 1R 2R 1–4
Win-Loss 0–1 2–2 0–1 1–4 1–4 2-3 6–15

Grand Slam Doubles performance timeline[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 2013 2014 W-L
Australian Open 1R 1R 0–2
French Open 2R 1–1
Wimbledon 0–0
U.S. Open 0–0
Win-Loss 1–2 0–1 1–3


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

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