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Coached by Shuhei Shibahara ... Was introduced to tennis aged seven ... Describes herself as an all-court player, and her favorite shot is the serve ... Studied sociology at UCLA (2016-18) … 2016 US Open junior doubles champion (w/Hart) ... Favorite surface is hard and favorite tournament is the US Open ... Speaks Japanese and English ... Loves spending time with family and friends, enjoys the outdoors, listening to music, making crafts, and cooking.
Winner (6): 2021 - Abu Dhabi, Yarra Valley Classic, Miami (all w/Aoyama); 2020 - St. Petersburg (w/Aoyama); 2019 - Tianjin, Moscow (both w/Aoyama).
Finalist (2): 2019 - 125/Newport Beach (w/Carter); Bogotá (w/Carter), San Jose (w/Aoyama).
WTA 125K Series Titles - Doubles (1): 2019 - Newport (w/Carter).
Japanese Fed Cup Team, 2020.
Career in Review
2019 – Fell in WTA qualifying twice. Won two WTA doubles titles at Tianjin and Moscow ( bothw/Aoyama). Also captured WTA 125K Series title at Newport Beach (w/Carter). Won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2018 – Won five doubles titles on ITF Circuit.