Coached by Christian Zahalka; has trained at National Training Center in Tokyo since 2008 ... Father is a businessman; mother is a housewife; older brother, Ryota, is a tennis coach ... Introduced to tennis at age 6 by parents ... All-court player who likes being aggressive... Also enjoys shopping and watching Japanese movies ... Idol growing up was Henin "because she's small in stature but had a very aggressive game".
SINGLESWinner (1): 2016 - 125/San Antonio; 2015 - Luxembourg.Finalist (1): 2016 - Kaohsiung.DOUBLESWinner (1): 2014 - Istanbul (w/Svitolina); 2013 - 125/Nanjing (w/Xu).Finalist (1): 2015 - Tokyo [Japan Open] (w/Nara).ADDITIONALJapanese Fed Cup Team, 2011, 2013-15; Japanese Olympic Team, 2016.
2015 - Best season to date (finishing No.60); won one WTA title at Luxembourg (d. Barthel in final); QF twice at Pattaya City and Nürnberg; reached 2r five times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open); fell 1r eight times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying five times; also won one singles title on ITF Circuit.2014 - Reached 2r five times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r five times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying eight times; won one WTA doubles title; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.2013 - Another Top 100 season (finishing No.89); QF twice at Strasbourg and Osaka; reached 2r five times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r eight times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying five times; won one WTA 125K Series doubles title.2012 - First Top 100 season (finishing No.97); SF at Osaka (l. to Watson); QF at Birmingham; reached 2r four times; fell 1r three times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying 10 times (incl. other three majors); made Top 100 debut on November 5 (rose from No.104 to No.97).2011 - Reached 3r once (Wimbledon) and 2r four times; fell 1r six times (incl. US Open - ret. vs. Pous-Tio w/cramping) and in qualifying nine times (incl. other two majors).2010 - Played first three WTA main draws, falling 1r at all three (incl. Roland Garros); fell in qualifying eight times (incl. other three majors); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2009 - Played first WTA qualifying at Osaka; won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.2008 - Won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2007 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit in Japan.2006 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Japan.
* For purposes of the player profile, individual player stats are cumulative for the calendar year and not calculated using a minimum match requirement.