14 Apr 2014

ITF Pro Circuit meets... Miyabi Inoue


Player Interview

Photo: Rowland Charles GoodmanMiyabi Inoue (JPN)

A brief Q&A with 22-year-old Japanese player Miyabi Inoue, a five time singles title winner on the ITF Pro Circuit.



ITF Pro Circuit: Can you tell us where were you born and maybe describe the area where you grew up?

Miyabi Inoue: Aichi, Japan


Do any other members of your family play sport?

Yes


So how did you get started in tennis?

I had to tell parents at the age of nine [that I wanted to play]


What can you tell us about your current coach?

It is Masato Hatanaka; a former professional tennis player

Martina Hingis (SUI)
Who were/are your tennis idols?

Martina Hingis


What is your greatest tennis memory either as a player or as a fan?

[When] I played at Wimbledon (she was a 2009 Junior semifinalist)


So far in your career, what has been the nicest ITF Pro Circuit venue that you played at?

$75,000 Toyota (held during the month of November)


Regarding other female players (past & present), name the various players whose attributes you would take to create your own female super player?

Serve: Serena Williams
Backhand: Na Li
Fighting spirit: Maria Sharapova


If you could only have one Grand Slam title, which would you choose?

Wimbledon


If you had not become a tennis player what career path would you have liked to have followed?

Beautician



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