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Coached by Natsuki Harada ... Father is Shungo, mother is Satoko; brother is Tsubasa ... Favorite surface is hard.

Career Highlights

SINGLES
Winner (1): 2014 - Rio de Janeiro.
Finalist (1): 2014 - Washington DC.

DOUBLES
Finalist (2): 2015 - Tokyo [Japan Open] (w/Doi); 2014 - Washington DC (w/Kuwata).

ADDITIONAL
Japanese Fed Cup Team, 2011-12, 2014-15.

Career in Review

2017 - QF at Tashkent (l. to Bondarenko); reached 3r once (US Open) and 2r six times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r eight times (incl. Australian Open and Wimbledon) and in qualifying four times.

2016 - Fourth straight Top 100 season (finishing No.75); QF three times at Kaohsiung (l. to Doi), Nanchang (l. to Duan) and Tokyo [Japan Open] (l. to Cepelova); reached 3r once and 2r seven times (incl. all four majors); fell 1r six times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying four times.

2015 - Third straight Top 100 season (finishing No.83); SF at Hobart (l. to Brengle); QF twice at Kuala Lumpur and Nürnberg; reached 3r once and 2r 10 times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open); fell 1r eight times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying three times.

2014 - First Top 50 season (finishing No.44); won one WTA title at Rio de Janeiro (d. Koukalova in final); made Top 50 debut afterwards on February 24 (rose from No.62 to No.48); runner-up at Washington DC (l. to Kuznetsova in final); QF twice at Auckland and Istanbul; reached 3r once (Australian Open) and 2r eight times (incl. other three majors); fell 1r nine times.

2013 - First Top 100 season (finishing No.76); SF at Osaka (l. to Bouchard); reached 3r once (US Open); fell 1r four times and in qualifying eight times (incl. other three majors); made Top 100 debut on September 9 (after US Open; rose from No.109 to No.78); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2012 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r twice and in qualifying nine times (incl. all four majors).

2011 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r three times and in qualifying seven times (incl. all four majors); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2010 - Reached 2r once (Wimbledon); fell 1r six times (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying seven times (incl. Australian Open); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2009 - Played first WTA main draw, reaching 2r at Osaka (as WC); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2008 - Played first WTA qualifying at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] and Tokyo [Japan Open] (both as WC); won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2007 - Did not play.

2006 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Japan.