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Misaki Doi
Japanese tennis player

Misaki Doi

Misaki Doi
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Intro Japanese tennis player
Is Athlete Tennis player
From Japan
Field Sports
Gender female
Birth 29 April 1991, Yokohama, Japan
Age 31 years
Star sign Taurus
Residence Chiba, Japan
Height: 159 cm
Weight: 55 kg
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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 rankings are 30 in singles and 78 in doubles.

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

Junior career

Doi began playing tennis at the age of three. 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 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 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


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 two first-place and two 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 sixth 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. 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 and Alexandra Panova in straight sets.

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. 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. She went on to defeat Zheng Jie before losing in the third round to Sabine Lisicki.


The Aegon Classic was Doi's first appearance in the quarter-finals 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 Toray Pan Pacific Open, Doi found success at the HP Open, where she defeated Chanelle Scheepers in three sets to reach her first tour semi-final.


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 6–3, 6–4 victory over Petra Martić 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.


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 38 after a quarter-final appearance in Rome. Doi then competed at the Aegon Classic, losing to Johanna Konta. Doi reached the last 16 of Wimbledon, beating Louisa Chirico, Karolína Plíšková and Anna-Lena Friedsam before losing to Kerber in straight sets. She was the first Japanese player to reach the fourth round of the ladies draw since Ai Sugiyama ten years earlier.


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.

WTA career finals

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

Finals by surface
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–2)
Hard (1–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win Oct 2015 Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg International Hard (i) Mona Barthel 6–4, 6–7, 6–0
Loss Feb 2016 Taiwan Open, Taiwan International Hard Venus Williams 4–6, 2–6
Loss Sep 2019 Japan Women's Open, Japan International Hard Nao Hibino 3–6, 2–6

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

Finals by surface
Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (2–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (2–1)
Hard (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win Jul 2014 İstanbul Cup,
International Hard Elina Svitolina Oksana Kalashnikova
Paula Kania
6–4, 6–0
Loss Sep 2015 Japan Women's Open,
International Hard Kurumi Nara Chan Yung-jan
Chan Hao-ching
1–6, 2–6
Win Sep 2019 Japan Women's Open,
International Hard Nao Hibino Christina McHale
Valeria Savinykh
3–6, 6–4, [10–4]

WTA 125 series finals

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

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss Nov 2015 Taipei Open, Taiwan Carpet (i) Tímea Babos 5–7, 3–6
Win Mar 2016 San Antonio Open, United States Hard Anna-Lena Friedsam 6–4, 6–4
Win Jul 2019 Båstad Open, Sweden Clay Danka Kovinić 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 3 (3 titles)

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Win Nov 2013 Nanjing Open, China Hard Xu Yifan Zhang Shuai
Yaroslava Shvedova
6–1, 6–4
Win Jan 2018 Newport Beach Challenger, United States Hard Jil Teichmann Jamie Loeb
Rebecca Peterson
7–6 , 1–6, [10–8]
Win Jul 2019 Båstad Open, Sweden Clay Natalia Vikhlyantseva Alexa Guarachi
Danka Kovinić
7–5, 6–7, [10–7]

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 9 (6 titles, 3 runner–ups)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win Mar 2009 ITF Kōfu, Japan $10,000 Hard Erika Sema 7–5, 6–2
Win Jul 2009 ITF Tokyo, Japan $10,000 Carpet Sachie Ishizu 6–1, 6–4
Loss Sep 2009 ITF Makinohara, Japan $25,000 Carpet Hsieh Su-wei 6–2, 5–7, 6–7
Loss Oct 2009 ITF Tokachi, Japan $25,000 Carpet Tomoko Yonemura 4–6, 6–7
Loss Mar 2010 ITF Irapuato, Mexico $25,000 Hard Monique Adamczak 6–7, 6–2, 2–6
Win Nov 2010 ITF Toyota, Japan $75,000 Carpet (i) Junri Namigata 7–5, 6–2
Win Apr 2014 ITF Seoul, South Korea $50,000 Hard Misa Eguchi 6–1, 7–6
Win Jan 2015 ITF Hong Kong, China S.A.R. $50,000 Hard Zhang Kailin 6–3, 6–3
Win Aug 2018 ITF Vancouver, Canada $100,000 Hard Heather Watson 6–7, 6–1, 6–4

Doubles: 10 (4 titles, 6 runner–ups)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win Jul 2008 ITF Miyazaki, Japan $25,000 Carpet Kurumi Nara Kimiko Date-Krumm
Tomoko Yonemura
4–6, 6–3, [10–7]
Loss May 2009 ITF Gifu, Japan $50,000 Carpet Kurumi Nara Sophie Ferguson
Aiko Nakamura
2–6, 1–6
Loss Apr 2010 ITF Incheon, South Korea $25,000 Hard Junri Namigata Irina-Camelia Begu
Erika Sema
0–6, 6–7
Loss Apr 2010 ITF Gimhae, South Korea $25,000 Hard Junri Namigata Chang Kyung-mi
Lee Jin-a
6–1, 4–6, [8–10]
Loss Apr 2010 ITF Changwon, Korea $25,000 Hard Junri Namigata Chang Kyung-mi
Lee Jin-a
7–5, 3–6, [8–10]
Win May 2010 ITF Fukuoka, Japan $50,000 Grass Kotomi Takahata Marina Erakovic
Alexandra Panova
6–4, 6–4
Loss Jul 2013 ITF Beijing, China $75.000 Hard Miki Miyamura Liu Chang
Zhou Yimiao
6–7, 4–6
Win Nov 2013 ITF Toyota, Japan $75.000 Carpet (i) Shuko Aoyama Eri Hozumi
Makato Ninomiya
7–6, 2–6, [11–9]
Loss May 2014 ITF Gifu, Japan $75.000 Hard Hsieh Shu-ying Jarmila Gajdošová
Arina Rodionova
3–6, 3–6
Win Feb 2018 ITF Surprise, United States $25,000 Hard Yanina Wickmayer Jacqueline Cako
Caitlin Whoriskey
2–6, 6–3, [10–8]

Performance timelines

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (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.


Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are included in Win–Loss records.

This table is current through the 2019 China Open.

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 Q2 Q1 2R 1R Q2 1R 1R Q1 1R 0 / 5 1–5 17%
French Open 1R A A 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R Q1 1R 0 / 7 1–7 13%
Wimbledon Q3 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R 4R 1R A Q2 0 / 7 6–7 46%
US Open Q2 1R A 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R Q1 1R 0 / 7 1–7 13%
Win-Loss 0–1 2–2 0–1 1–4 1–4 2–3 3–4 0–4 0–0 0–3 0 / 26 9–26 26%
National representation
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Year-End championships
WTA Finals Did not qualify 0 / 0 0–0  – 
WTA Elite Trophy Did not qualify 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A 1R Q2 Q1 Q1 Q1 1R 1R A 2R 0 / 4 1–4 20%
Miami Open A Q1 1R Q1 Q1 A 1R 1R A 2R 0 / 4 1–4 20%
Madrid Open A A A A A Q2 1R 3R A Q1 0 / 2 2–2 50%
China Open A Q2 A 2R Q1 Q1 2R A A Q2 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Opens A A Q2 A A Q1 1R 2R A Q2 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Italian Open A A A A A 1R QF 1R A A 0 / 3 3–3 50%
Canadian Open A Q1 Q2 A A 1R 1R Q2 A 1R 0 / 3 0–3 0%
Cincinnati Open A Q1 A A A Q2 3R Q1 A A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Opens Q1 1R Q1 2R A A 2R A A A 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Career statistics
Tournaments 3 11 9 15 10 15 27 17 3 14 124
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3
Overall Win–Loss 0–3 6–11 10–9 9–15 5–10 13–14 19–27 9–17 1–3 8–14 1 / 124 70–123 36%
Year-end Ranking 158 106 97 89 122 60 38 119 139 $2,688,550


  • WTA Tournament of Champions was held from 2009 to 2014, when WTA Elite Trophy replaced it.
  • 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 two tournaments have since alternated status every year.
  • In 2014, the Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open.
  • 2008: WTA ranking–613,
    2009: WTA Ranking–200.


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
US 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

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