Shuko Aoyama is a professional tennis player from Japan. She has appeared in a number of Grand Slam singles and doubles events but has had better success in her doubles game than in her singles game. Some of her more recent achievements include reaching the Quarter Finals at the 2021 Australian Open Women’s Doubles.

Also in 2021, she made it to the women’s doubles Semi-Finals of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tour finals.

Height / weight 1.54 m / 53 kg
Born 19 Dec 1987
Nationality Japan Japan

Player Profile and Personal Life

Aoyama was born on December 19, 1987, in Osaka, Japan. He stands 154 cm tall and her last listed weight was 53 kilograms. She plays right-handed and has a two-handed backhand that she swings from both sides.

She started playing tennis when she was just 9 years old and she prefers playing on grass. She attended Waseda University in Japan.

Professional Career

Aoyama won her very first doubles title in 2009. The following year, she won her first International Tennis Federation (ITF) singles title. She debuted on the WTA Circuit when she appeared at the Japan Open. She failed to gain much success as a singles player. She had a better run for doubles. In 2013, she made it to the Semi-finals at the Wimbledon doubles event. This also marked her first Grand Slam top finish.

2015 and 2016 were great years for her singles career. In 2015, she made notable appearances at the Australian Open and the French Open. In 2016, she also appeared at the US Open. It was around this time that she broke into the Top 200 of the singles rankings and reached her singles career-high ranking of No.182.

Following this, her next significant Grand Slam appearance was at the 2017 US Open women’s doubles.

In 2020, she was part of the team that represented Japan at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She made it to the first round. Also in 2020, she made it to the quarter-finals of the French Open women’s doubles.

2021 saw a resurgence in her women’s doubles career when she made significant finishes for three Grand Slam events. She made it to the Quarter Finals of the Australian Open, the Semi-Finals of Wimbledon, and the Third Round of the US Open.

These finishes bumped her doubles ranking and she broke through to the Top 5 in Women’s doubles. Also in 2021, she made it to the Semi-Finals round at the WTA Finals.

Career Statistics


  • Career Record: 230-199
  • Career Titles: 4 ITF Titles

Grand Slam Singles Record

  • Australian Open - Q1, 2015
  • French Open - Q1, 2015
  • US Open - Q2, 2016


  • Career Record: 424-251
  • Career Titles: 30 ITF, 17 WTA
  • Highest Ranking: No.5 (November 15,2021)

Grand Slam Doubles Record

  • Australian Open - QF -2021
  • French Open - QF - 2020
  • Wimbledon - SF - 2013, 2021
  • US Open - 3R - 2017, 2021

Other Doubles Events Record

  • WTA Tour Finals - SF - 2021
  • Olympic Games - 1R - 2020

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