Biographical information from WTA. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2011.
- Coached by Haruo Nakano
- Lives in Tokyo with husband, German race car driver Michael Krumm
- Father is Juichi (passed away in 2007); mother is Masako; siblings are Ryusuke, Junko
- Started playing at age 6 after being introduced by her parents
- Was tennis champion at Sonoda High School (graduated in 1989)
- Left-handed; encouraged to play right-handed to follow Japanese custom.
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