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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) ... Aggressive baseliner; favorite shot is forehand ... Tennis idol growing up was Serena Williams ... Favorite city is Tokyo.
Winner (5): 2019 - Australian Open, Osaka, Beijing; 2018 - Indian Wells, US Open.
Finalist (2): 2018 - Tokyo; 2016 - Tokyo; 2015 - 125/Hua Hin.
Career in Review
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.