Photo: Rowland Charles GoodmanMiyabi Inoue - $10k Nottingham wc 29 July 2013
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?
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
Who were/are your tennis idols?
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?
If you had not become a tennis player what career path would you have liked to have followed?