Misaki Doi is a Japanese professional tennis player, who has won three WTA trophies (two WTA 125 and one WTA 250), as well as seven ITF trophies. Her highest WTA rankings are No 30 in singles and No 78 in doubles.
Misaki Doi was born on April 29, 1991, in Oamishirasato, Japan. She began playing tennis at the age of three. She joined the ITF Junior Circuit in 2006. Misaki Doi earned second place in the Japan Open Junior Championships in Nagoya and reached two junior Grand Slam doubles finals – at Wimbledon in 2007 with Kurumi Nara, and at the Australian Open in 2008, with Elena Bogdan (losing both).
Misaki Doi won her first ITF trophy in January 2009. She won the $10,000 Kofu tournament, beating Erika Sema on the final with 2:0 (7-5; 6-2). Later the same year she won the $10,000 Tokyo tournament, reached the finals of the $25,000 W25 Makinohara and the $25,000 Hamanako. Next year, she moved to the higher-class tournaments and reached the semi-finals of $100,000+H Tokyo and even won the $75,000 Toyota trophy in November 2010.
In 2011, Misaki Doi moved to the WTA tour, debuting at WTA 250 BMW Malaysian Open in February. She reached the second round but lost by Jarmila Wolfe. In March, she took part at the WTA 1000 BNP Paribas Open – Indian Wells but lost in the first round. In June, she qualified for Wimbledon and reached the third round, losing from Sabine Lisicki.
In June 2012, Misaki Doi made her first breakthrough, reaching the quarter-finals of WTA 250 Viking Classic Birmingham. Later the same year, in October, she reached the semi-finals of WTA 250 Japan Women’s Open Tennis and WTA 125 Taipei OEC Open.
In 2013, she qualified for the Australian Open but lost in the second round. In May, she reached the quarter-finals at WTA 250 Internationaux de Strasbourg. In August, she reached the semi-finals of WTA 125 CAOXIJIU Suzhou Ladies Open, but again failed to win the trophy.
In October 2015, Misaki Doi made her first breakthrough in the WTA tour. She won WTA 250 BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open, beating Mona Barthel in the finals match. A month later, she reached the final at WTA 125 Taipei OEC Open but lost from Timea Babos. During the year, sho won also an ITF trophy at $50,000 Hong Kong.
Misaki Doi continues her good performance in 2016, reaching the final at the Taiwan Open, but lost from Venus Williams (4-6; 2-6). Later, in March, she won her second WTA trophy at WTA 125 San Antonio Open after beating on the final Anna-Lena Friedsam (6-4; 6-2). In May, Misaki Doi made an outstanding performance in WTA 1000 Rome Open – Internazionali BNL d’Italia, reaching the quarter-finals. At Wimbledon, she reached the fourth round, after eliminating Karolina Pliskova, but lost from Angelique Kerber. Misaki Doi reached the quarter-finals of WTA 500 Stanford but lost from Dominika Cibulkova.
She continued her good games but lost the pace during the next seasons. In 2017, Misaki Doi reached the quarter-finals at WTA 250, the third round of WTA 1000 Mutua Madrid Open, and the semi-finals at WTA 250 Nurnberger Versicherungs. In 2018, she played mostly into the ITF tour, winning two trophies at the $25,000 W25 Kofu and the $100,000 W100 Vancouver.
However, Misaki Doi returned to high-class tennis in 2019, winning her third WTA title at the WTA 125 Nordea Open. In September, she reached the final of WTA 250 Hana-cupid Japan Women’s Open Tennis in Hiroshima, as well as the quarter-finals at the WTA 500 Toray Pan Pacific Open in Osaka.
Misaki Doi reached again the final of the WTA 125 Oracle Challenger Series in Indian Wells in March 2020 but lost from Irina-Camelia Begu.