Ena Shibahara is a Japanese professional tennis player. Born and raised in the United States, Shibahara has represented Japan professionally since July 2019. She is the current World No.6 in Women’s Tennis Doubles. She reached a doubles career-high ranking of No.5 in November 2021.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Shibahara was born on February 12, 1998, in Mountain View, California. She is of Japanese descent. She stands 170 cm tall and she plays right-handed with a two-handed backhand. She started playing tennis when she was seven years old. She is coached by Shehei Shibahara.

Height / weight 1.7 m /
Born 12 Feb 1998
Nationality Japan Japan

She enjoys playing on all surfaces and she speaks both English and Japanese. Aside from tennis, she enjoys crafting and cooking. She also enjoys the outdoors.


She attended the University of California, Los Angeles from 2016 to 2018. While there, she studied sociology. In 2016, she won the junior doubles event at that year’s US Open. As of January 16, 2022, she has a total of 8 career doubles titles. She reached her high ranking of No.5 for doubles in November 2021.

As a doubles player, she made it to the Semi-Finals for Wimbledon in 2021. She was paired with fellow Japanese player Shuko Aoyama. In the same year, she made it to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. She was also paired with Aoyama.

Career Highlights


  • Career Record: 52–44 (54.2%)
  • Highest ranking: No. 416 (19 August2019)
  • Current ranking: No. 579 (22November 2021)


  • Career Record: 127–65 (66.1%)
  • Career Titles: 8
  • Highest ranking: No. 5 (15 November2021)

Notable Grand Slam Doubles Performances

  • Australian Open: QF (2021)
  • French Open: QF (2020)
  • Wimbledon: SF (2021)
  • US Open: 3R (2021)

Other Doubles Tournaments

  • Tour Finals: SF (2021)
  • Olympic Games: 1R (2020)

Notable Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Performances

  • Australian Open: 2R (2021)
  • Wimbledon: 2R (2021)
  • US Open: 2R (2021)

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