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Lily Miyazaki smiling off court at the British Tour tournament at the National Tennis Centre

Yuriko Lily Miyazaki

GB RANKING7

WORLD RANKING242

CAREER HIGH
30/01/2023 169

ITF TITLES11

Last updated: 28/06/2023

Lily Miyazaki walking on court at the British Tour tournament at the National Tennis Centre

FAVOURITE

SURFACE: Hard

SHOT: Backhand

COACH

Craig Veal

AGE27

HEIGHT167 cm

PLAYSRight-handed

BACKHANDTwo-handed

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TURNED PRO2019

EXPLORE

FAVOURITE

SURFACE:Hard

SHOT:Backhand

COACH

Craig Veal

Get to know Yuriko Lily Miyazaki

About

Quick-fire facts

  • Place of Birth: Tokyo
  • Lives: London
  • Trains: London (mainly the National Tennis Centre)
  • Favourite Tournament: Wimbledon (although never played)
  • Nickname: Lil
  • Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Piano, Golf
  • Tennis Idols: Roger Federer
  • Best opponent faced: Bianca Andreescu - she had a big game, but good variety too
  • Family: Father Yoichi works in finance, while her mother, Akiko is a former pianist. Lily's brother Shintaro also works in investment banking
  • Closest friends on tour: Alicia Barnett, Olivia Nicholls, Emily Appleton and Freya Christie
  • Primary school: ICS, International School in Zurich
  • Secondary school: Emanuel School & Coombe Girls’ School
  • University: University of Oklahoma

Tennis beginnings

Lily first started playing tennis at the age of five in Switzerland, where she went to primary school. She fell in love with the game right from the off and has always enjoyed competition element of the game - testing herself against other players.

Up until the age of 18, Lily trained at Sutton Tennis Academy and has been a regular competitor in British competitions since the age of 11. She has consistently represented her club and her county, Surrey, since the age of 13.

After moving to the States to compete at the University of Oklahoma, Miyazaki reached No.10 in the ITA singles rankings.

Her favourite memory of playing on tour to date was compteing in Australian Open qualifying in 2022.

Off-court

While she's on tour, she likes to try and get out and do some siteseeing when she can and enjoys finding new places to eat.

Tennis Career

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