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Works with Debbie Gram and Chris Luis ... Father is Soichi (works for a music company and coaches her); mother is Megumi; brother is Leo ... Introduced to tennis by father at age 5 ... Born in Japan but moved to Irvine, California at age 2 and has been living there ever since ... Favorite surfaces are grass and fast hardcourts; favorite shot is forehand ... Best tennis memory is qualifying for main draw at 2015 US Open ... Speaks English and Japanese ... Enjoys doing yoga in her off-time ... Tennis idols are John McEnroe and Pete Sampras ... If weren't a tennis player, would work in music.
Career in Review
2014 - Fell in WTA qualifying twice (Roland Garros, Wimbledon).
2013 - Fell in WTA qualifying once (US Open); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2012 - Won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2011 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.