Japanese tennis has often produced excellent, consistent quality players. Among their most impressive, though, has to be Misaki Doi. Once ranked as high as 30th on the WTA rankings, she’s a professional of great integrity, ability and consistency. As a junior, she impressed many by reaching the Wimbledon Finals at Junior level in 2007, following up with a 2008 Australian Open performance.
While she lost both, it set a precedent for a very successful career. Her first WTA level win came in 2015, when she lifted the Luxembourg Open by defeating the highly rated Mona Barthel in the Final. In 2016, she lost the Taiwan Open to Venus Williams in a highly entertaining game.
ITF level trophies have been numerous, with five wins on the ITF circuit. Her first wins came in 2009, wining in March and August to win in both Kofu and Tokyo in Japan. Her most recent win in August 2018, came against Heather Watson in Vancouver, Canada: this was her first ITF trophy since 2015.
With a high standard of performance and an excellent determination to always improve, Misaki Doi stands out as one of the most interesting professionals on the Asian tennis circuit.