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Coached by Wim Fissette, formerly with Jermaine Jenkins and Sascha Bajin
Father is from Haiti, mother is from Japan; older sister is Mari (also plays tennis)
Was born in Osaka, Japan, and moved to USA when she was three years old
Sponsorship deals include Nike, Citizen, broadcaster Wowow, Nissin, Nissan, ANA Airlines, Shiseido and bareMinerals
Hobbies include fashion, gaming and photography
Winner (7): 2021 - Australian Open; 2020 - US Open; 2019 - Australian Open, Osaka, Beijing; 2018 - Indian Wells, US Open.
Finalist (4): 2022 - Miami; 2020 - New York [Western & Southern Open]; 2018 - Tokyo; 2016 - Tokyo.
Japanese Fed Cup Team, 2017-18, 2020.
Career in Review
2020 - Third Top 5 season (finishing No.3); won third Grand Slam title at US Open (d. Azarenka in final) - is the 20th woman to win three or more majors in the Open Era; runner-up at Western & Southern Open (withdrew w/left hamstring injury before final against Azarenka); SF at Brisbane (l. to Ka.Pliskova); reached 3r once (Australian Open).
2019 - Second Top 5 season (finishing No.3); won three WTA titles at Australian Open (d. Kvitova in F), Osaka (d. Pavlyuchenkova in F) and Beijing (d. Barty in F); SF at Brisbane (l. Tsurenko) and Stuttgart (withdrew prior to match w/abdominal injury); QF four times at Madrid, Rome, Toronto and Cincinnati; reached 4r twice (incl. US Open), 3r twice (incl. Roland Garros) and 2r twice; fell 1r once (Wimbledon) and in RR at WTA Finals Shenzhen.
2018 - First Top 10 season (finishing No.5); won two WTA titles at Indian Wells (d. Kasatkina in final) and US Open (d. S.Williams in final); runner-up once at Tokyo (l. to Ka.Pliskova); SF twice at Nottingham (l. to eventual champion Barty) and Beijing (l. to Sevastova); QF once at Dubai (l. to eventual champion Svitolina); reached 4r once (Australian Open), 3r three times (incl. Roland Garros and Wimbledon), 2r four times; fell 1r four times and made RR exit at WTA Finals (went 0-3); made Top 10 debut on September 10.
2017 - Second straight Top 100 finish (ranked No.68); QF at Auckland (l. to Konjuh) and Hong Kong (l. to Pavlyuchenkova); reached 3r five times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open) and 2r five times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r 10 times (incl. Roland Garros).
2016 - First Top 40 year-end finish (ranked No.40); voted 2016 WTA Newcomer of the Year; R-Up at Tokyo (l. to Wozniacki); advanced to QF four times at Brisbane (l. to Bondarenko), Acapulco (l. to Stephens), Florianopolis (l. to Puig) and Tianjin (l. to Kuznetsova); 3r four times at Australian Open (l. to Azarenka), Miami (l. to Babos), Roland Garros (l. to Halep) and US Open (l. to Keys); 2r two times; 1r three times; fell in WTA qualifying eight times.
2015 - Fell 1r twice and in qualifying six times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open).
2014 - Played first two WTA main draws, reaching 2r at Stanford (l. to Petkovic) and Osaka (l. to Svitolina); fell in qualifying twice.
2013 - Played first WTA qualifying at Quebec City and Tokyo [Pan Pacific].
2012 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in US.